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SCWA San Antonio Car Wash Tour & Round Tables on Oct. 14

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SCWA San Antonio Car Wash Tour & Round Tables
October 14, 2014
Marriott Courtyard — SeaWorld/Westover Hills
San Antonio
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Bubble Bath; Diamond Brite and Mr. Sparkle are just a few of the car washes on the tour!

Be Sure to Check Out the NEW SCWA Website: www.swcarwash.org

Thanks to the Sponsors:

Rider Wash Systems – Diamond Sponsor
Big Man Washes – Bus Sponsor
Innovative Control Systems – Lunch Sponsor
AutoClean – Reception Sponsor


AP Formulators – Event Sponsor
DRB Systems – Event Sponsor
Hydra-Flex – Event Sponsor
Lone Star Car Wash Systems – Event Sponsor
Midlothian Insurance – Event Sponsor
Nationwide – Event Sponsor
Scotch Plaid – Event Sponsor
Stinger Chemicals – Event Sponsor
Motor City Wash Works – Event Sponsor

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Support for environment earns Louisiana car wash award
Bastrop Daily Enterprise via Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Bubble and Suds Car Wash in Bastrop, Louisiana, and Detail received a thumbs-up award from Keep Morehouse Beautiful for its clean parking lot and for following the Clean Water Act, according to the Bastrop Daily Enterprise. Keep Morehouse Beautiful gives out the awards to people who do things in the interest of the environment and economic development.
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49 marketing tricks to boost your business
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
As the sole owner or designated operator of a small business, pushing your operation to be the best it can be is your most important duty. While financial profit is of huge importance, pride in your business can further drive results and customer service, and this pride should be contagious. Owners, managers and employees should stand ready to share successes and positive examples with both regular visitors and potential customers.
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Ford recalls 850,000 vehicles for glitch affecting airbags, seat belts
Automotive News
Ford Motor Co. is recalling 850,050 2013 and 2014 vehicles for an electrical flaw that could cause airbags and seat belt pretensioners to malfunction in the event of a crash. The affected vehicles include the 2013-14 Ford C-Max, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ. Ford said in a statement Sept. 26 the restraints-control module in the vehicles could short circuit, causing the airbag warning indicator to illuminate.
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Support for environment earns Louisiana car wash award
Bastrop Daily Enterprise via Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Bubble and Suds Car Wash in Bastrop, Louisiana, and Detail received a thumbs-up award from Keep Morehouse Beautiful for its clean parking lot and for following the Clean Water Act, according to the Bastrop Daily Enterprise.

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Nation's Largest Car Wash Chain, Mister Car Wash, Acquired by Leonard Green & Partners
Mister Car Wash
Mister Car Wash, the largest car wash chain in the United States, was acquired Aug. 21 by Leonard Green & Partners LP, one of the nation’s preeminent private equity firms, announced Mister Car Wash’s president and chief executive officer, John Lai.

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Employee recruiting myth: I don't have time
By Mel Kleiman
Recruiting is like bathing — it's only effective if you do it every day. If you recruit only "when you have the time," you severely limit your ability to attract and hire the best.

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4 things that financially healthy businesses have in common
Small Business Trends
If you've ever wondered if there are certain qualities that make for a successful small business, you're not alone. While there's no magical formula for being financially healthy, the "Small Business Financial Health Analysis," put together by The Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and San Francisco, Pepperdine University, and online lending resource FundWell, shows there are four practices that successful businesses share.
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Intense thunderstorms drench Arizona, Nevada
The Christian Science Monitor via The Associated Press
Residents of the Phoenix area were greeted the morning of Sept. 28 by toppled trees and debris-littered streets. Intense storms swept through the Southwest on Sept. 27, snapping trees and shrouding metropolitan Phoenix in cascading showers while also bringing flooding to parts of Nevada.
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Coin-operated vacuum theft thwarted by Colorado Springs police
The Gazette
A man and a woman were arrested Sept. 27 after they tried to break into a coin-operated vacuum machine at a car wash, Colorado Springs, Colorado, police said. Sarah Kendall, 43, and Jeremy Lingle,35, were attempting to break into the machine around 2:30 a.m., police said, when a Colorado Springs police sergeant arrived on scene as part of a routine patrol. Kendall and Lingle were found with multiple tools at the car wash at 4885 Barnes Road, including a hacksaw, crowbar and drill, police said.
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Alternative online lenders fill funding needs for small businesses
HBS Working Knowledge via Forbes
Banks are the principal source of outside capital for small businesses, but there have always been alternative forms of loan capital available, including credit unions, Community Development Financial Institutions, merchant cash advances, equipment leasing and factoring products. Historically, this segment of the market has been small compared to the $700 billion in small business bank credit assets. But since the onset of the financial crisis, and particularly during the economic recovery, there has been significant growth in innovative, online alternative funding for small businesses.
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Texas' last 'truly clean' water source not immune to drought, pumping
KSAT-TV
The Devil’s River, a relatively short river located in rural Val Verde County, Texas, is truly an untouched piece of Texas beauty. "It’s the cleanest river in Texas, no doubt about it," said Joe Joplin, superintendent of the Devil’s River State Natural Area. It is also home to several endangered species. Still, one of the state’s most well-guarded secrets is now facing an issue that many other waterways in Texas are facing: issues of depletion and overpumping.
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