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SCWA San Antonio Car Wash Tour & Round Tables Happening Next Week — LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

SCWA San Antonio Car Wash Tour & Round Tables
October 14, 2014
Marriott Courtyard — SeaWorld/Westover Hills
San Antonio
SCWA San Antonio Car Wash Tour Registration

Bubble Bath; Diamond Brite; Diamond Shine; Mr. Sparkle; and Zip's Express 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
Car Wash SuperStore/National Pride – Event Sponsor
DRB Systems – Event Sponsor
Hamilton Manufacturing – 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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Tommy Terrific's Carwash Coming to Beckley Avenue in Oak Cliff
Tommy Terrific's Carwash
Oak Cliff is the next target for the growing Dallas-based Tommy Terrific's Carwash brand. The company has purchased 2008 North Beckley Avenue and intends to build an express exterior car wash. The conveyor car wash tunnel and hand-drying time will take approximately three minutes, and the location will offer complimentary customer use of vacuums and mat cleaning machines.
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Boomerang Carwash brings customers back with simple,
affordable approach

Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Arkansas-based Boomerang Carwash strives to live up to its name. Since it survives on repeat customers, says Ed Colvard, vice president of sales and marketing for the company, boomerang was a good fit. Colvard says Boomerang’s commitment to clean is what sets it apart from other car washes. The staff members take their mission, "to provide the highest quality express car wash and exceptional customer service at all times resulting in customer loyalty and a repeat customer-base," seriously.
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3 design tips for building a website for a small business
The Huffington Post
Many small businesses will turn to local developers when it comes to building their first business website, while others will rely on agencies, or even step up and take on the challenge themselves. Alex Ivanovs wants to help those who are brave enough to be building their own website.
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Tommy Terrific's Carwash Coming to Beckley Avenue in Oak Cliff
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Oak Cliff is the next target for the growing Dallas-based Tommy Terrific’s Carwash brand. The company has purchased 2008 North Beckley Avenue and intends to build an express exterior car wash.

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Cameras capture thieves burglarizing Bexar County, Texas, car wash
KSAT-TV
Bexar County sheriff's investigators are hoping surveillance video will help them find the two thieves responsible for ransacking and taking thousands of dollars worth of cash from the Pirate Coves Car Wash on the northwest side of San Antonio.

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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.

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October brings forecast for more drought in Western US
NBC News
Drought will persist over most of the Western United States and could develop along the Pacific Northwest coast in October, according to a new assessment by the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center. That means no relief for most of the 132 million Americans that the latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor show are living in drought-stricken areas — including the nearly 28 million in areas that are under exceptional drought, the most extreme category. California in particular has been suffering, with 100 percent of the state listed in drought and more than 58 percent listed as in exceptional drought.
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Removing the toughest stains
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
On-the-go families frequently fill cars, vans and SUVs for both daily errands and road-trip vacations. Food and drinks, markers and crayons, these items frequently leave their mark on the seats, carpets and floor mats. Thus, professional detailers seeking a steady and profitable revenue stream need look no further than the stained interiors of the vehicles they service. Using specific products and tools and following defined processes, detailers can successfully remove tough interior stains while increasing sales and customer satisfaction.
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4 difficult work personalities — and how to deal with them
By Caitlin Harrison
It goes without saying that if you don't like someone you have to work with, it's going to make your job harder — and possibly even slow productivity. Of course, it's important to remember that a perfect workplace doesn't exist, so naturally, the people won't be perfect either. With that in mind, here's a rundown of a few difficult personality types I've seen in the workplace over the years, along with a few tips on how best to deal with them.
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Despite recalls, defective airbags still in US cars
CBS News
A government database shows more than 100 people have reported being hurt, all from airbags manufactured by the Takata Corporation of Japan. More than 11 million cars have been ordered back because of the potentially deadly airbag malfunction. Safety advocates, and those who've been affected, say the number should be far higher.
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Security: Protecting the equipment room
Auto Laundry News
This article considers ways of preventing miscreants from entering the equipment room. This calls for an alarm system, but that by no means offers sufficient or complete security. Alarms report burglaries; they are not designed to prevent them. It is the intent of this article to detail the ways the equipment room at self-serve washes can be made secure from the effort of thieves.
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