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Agreement reached in car wash noise dispute
Herald Banner
Representatives for the City of Greenville and the owner of a local car wash have reached a settlement concerning claims of excessive noise coming from the facility. Recently, the Greenville City Council adjourned an executive session, returned to the regular session and authorized City Attorney Daniel Ray to proceed with the agreement with Carlos Limones, the owner of the car wash.
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3 questions to ask yourself about employee health care
Small Business Trends
Small businesses face important decisions about employee benefits, and as deadlines for Affordable Care Act requirements draw near, timing is of the essence. You should consider the following three questions to make more informed decisions for your workforce.
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Over $7,000 for charities
Auto Laundry News
After eight successful and fun-filled car wash fundraisers at its Parker and Littleton, Colo., locations, Kwik Car Wash's 2013 "Wash for a Cause" season has officially come to an end. Overall, Kwik Car Wash donated nearly $3,500 to the organizations. Yet, with additional tips from local residents, a grand total of $7,120 was raised for these charities.
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Texas residents, businesses asked to conserve water to the maximum level
Water Technology Online
In a resolution passed by the Guadalupe Basin Coalition, south and central Texas water providers and users have been urged to conserve water as much as possible as the area faces a dwindling water supply, according to a press release. Parts of Texas have been experiencing a drought since fall 2010, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center expects it to continue into 2014.
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Making powerful new connections
Inc.
Business and personal success is all about making the right connections, and finding the people who will lead you to new opportunities. But for many, it's more about volume than true connection.

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Papa's Car Wash saving water one car at a time
Herald Zeitung
In a time when water is becoming our most valuable commodity and water restrictions are the norm rather than the exception, some businesses are trying to do their part to find a solution rather than contribute to the problem.

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City seeks resolution to car wash issue
88.9 KETR
Representatives for the City of Greenville and the owner of a local car wash recently met to see if a settlement can be worked out concerning claims of excessive noise coming from the facility.

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Car wash app officially launches
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Mobile app Get Washed has officially launched. The app aims to help car washes expand their customer base and encourage loyalty. Get Washed will show users where the nearest car wash is to their location using GPS and offer coupons for those businesses if available.
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A few alternatives to alternative lending
Fox Small Business
As the economy continues to show some signs of improvement, the credit market for small businesses steadily evolves. Small banks are approving more than half of business loan applications they receive. While the approval rates for the big banks is much lower than that of small banks, they are granting 17.6 percent of the requests they receive, the highest rate since the Great Recession began five years ago.
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Make your car shine with iShine
Boca Raton Magazine
Step into the reception area of iShine Car Wash and Detail, and you'll probably think you’re in the wrong place. There's free WiFi and barista-quality coffee, rounded-back black leather seating and an amenity wall featuring items like ring pops, steering wheel covers and greeting cards. iShine is not your typical car wash, with a 110-foot long tunnel that takes your car through 15-16 steps of cleaning, coating and drying — all in around 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
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Employee dishonesty: Limit your exposure
Auto Laundry News
It's an important subject that, although tough to accept, needs to be at the forefront of every business owner's mind — employee dishonesty. You provide a safe, secure work place for your employees and, in return, you expect them to have the best interests of the business (and you as the owner) in mind. Car washes are especially vulnerable to these types of losses. However, diligent risk management can reduce the likelihood of an employee-dishonesty loss at your car wash.
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