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LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR CAR WASH TOUR
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Join SCWA on Aug. 13 in Lubbock for the next Regional Meeting & Car Wash Tour. Click here to register TODAY for a day filled with round table discussions on subjects like water restrictions and marketing your car wash; along with a tour of several Lubbock car washes that will highlight the different business and operational models.
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Charity raises $900 at Kwik Car Wash
Auto Laundry News
On Saturday, June 29, the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing-Denver Group was able to raise nearly $900 at its car wash fundraiser hosted by Kwik Car Wash locations in Parker and Littleton, Colo. Fifty percent of car wash sales for the duration of the event were donated to the group. Volunteers were on site serving lunch, selling merchandise and offering fly-casting demonstrations for additional donations.
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We're here to help on the ACA
Monty & Ramirez LLP
Over the past year or so at Monty & Ramirez LLP, attorneys have dedicated themselves to learning about the employer mandate in order to best position businesses going forward. While the employer mandate is complex, it is manageable with the right advisers. You can rest assured you will receive completely neutral advice that positions your business or businesses based on your preferences.
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No business is too small for hackers
Fox Small Business
Whether it's a state sponsored cyber war, a hactivist or your run of the mill hacker, small business owners have to be prepared if their computer resources go down. Most small businesses would survive a halt in operations for a short period of time, but if they can't access the Internet or client data for an extended amount of time it could mean the end of the business entirely.
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The Southwest Car Wash Association is 'On the Road Again - August 13'
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Join SCWA on Aug. 13 in Lubbock for the next Regional Meeting & Car Wash Tour.

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Environmentally-friendly car washes can save money
KUSA-TV
Whether it's that summer road trip or just a drive around town, the warmer weather months encourage many to spiff up their cars at a neighborhood car wash.

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US adds 162,000 jobs as growth remains sluggish
The New York Times
America's employers added 162,000 jobs in July, fewer than expected, with the previous two months revised downward slightly as well. The unemployment rate, which comes from a different survey, ticked down to 7.4 percent as people got jobs or dropped out of the labor force.
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At least 15 cars, homes vandalized in Bedford — local detailer helps out
KXAS-TV
VideoBriefA Bedford neighborhood cleaned up after vandals recently hit at least 15 homes in the area. The vandals threw corn, paint, mustard, ketchup and other items on cars and garage doors between midnight and 5 a.m., said police. One victim said the vandals had to walk up his driveway to commit the crime, a brazen act, he said. Many neighbors were helped out by a woman vandalized herself, Tina Kitts. Kitts owns T.A.S.K. Auto Eco Wash, a car detailing business, and had the right tools to clean cars up quickly.
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Carwash uses oxygen to clean water
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Gaia Water Systems has teamed with Mayer Dev in developing a water purification system using oxygenated water. The system has been implemented at a Tempe, Ariz., car wash. Dev says his system cleans water so well — without chemicals — that it can be consumed once put through the system.
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Detail shop opens up Pflugerville location
Austin American-Statesman
When Christina Gregoire took a stab at learning to detail cars, her husband gave her an old hood from a classic car to practice on. When she returned it to him, he was stunned by how professional the work looked, he said. "We've got to get you a car to work on," her husband said he told his wife at the time. That was five years ago, when Gregoire ran the financial side of her husband's business, Hutto-based Three of a Kind Transport. Now that hood is displayed in her own garage in Pflugerville for her company, auto detail shop Classic Vanity, founded in April. "People who love their cars bring their cars here," her husband said. "They want it shiny, and they want it pretty," said Gregoire.
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Social media tips for being socially savvy on a budget
Small Business Trends
For small business owners, social media is a great way to connect with customers, potential customers, build brand awareness and spread news quickly. According to the 2013 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, 86 percent of marketers report that social media is important to their businesses. But the average small business owner has limited time and money to spend on social media. You can easily capitalize on the marketing potential of social media even with limited resources. You just need to make sure you put your resources in the right places.
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Share your expertise with others
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of SCWA Today, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SCWA, your knowledge and experience in the industry can be of great help to your fellow members. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit, and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. The only true stipulation we have is that you don't promote a specific product or service. It's not to say that you can't mention new technology or a new procedure associated with a specific company, but the article can't be an advertorial. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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