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Jan. 7, 2015

SCWA 2015 Convention & Car Wash EXPO — REGISTER TODAY

Don’t miss the ENERGY – the EXPO and the EDUCATION of SCWA 2015

We look forward to seeing you in Arlington!

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Karl Rove to Keynote SCWA 2015 Convention

SCWA is excited to announce Karl Rove will be the keynote speaker during the Monday morning session of the 2015 SCWA Convention & Car Wash EXPO.

Karl Rove — "The Architect" One of the World's Foremost Political and Communication Strategists

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Detailing outlook for 2015
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Detailers have long taken pride in the personal touches they put on their customers’ cars. Many work on classic automobiles, boats and even aircraft, while others service the everyday vehicles people rely on for day-to-day transportation. No matter its purpose, detailers know how to take care of a car’s finish and materials. They make cars look brand new again, no matter how old the vehicle may be.More

2015 forecasts mixed on drought, aquifer
San Antonio Express-News
The Texas state climatologist said he feels better than he has in years that a stubborn drought may finally loosen its grip on Texas in 2015, even though local hydrology forecasts indicate San Antonio still will face more unprecedented cutbacks on pumping from the Edwards Aquifer, its main water source.More

Will you be taking part in these future small business trends?
Small Business Trends
This year will be an important one for every small business as powerful trends shape the direction of the economy. Here are the shifts that companies can expect.More

Abilene, Texas, car wash businesses boom due to melted ice
KTAB-TV
The aftermath of the winter storm put a damper on many vehicles throughout the Big Country in Texas. Residents in Abilene headed to car washes to get their cars clean and shiny. Employees at Mister Hot Shine Car Wash, on Buffalo Gap Road, say they saw an increase in cars as soon as the ice began to melt. Recently, they had 384 cars in one day. According to the car wash, people want to make sure they're getting all the salt off their car.More

Texas House District 13 candidates ready to talk water conservation
Victoria Advocate
Public education, water conservation and budgetary responsibility are among the top priorities for candidates hoping to be elected to the Texas House District 13 seat in January. Candidates are Republicans Becky Berger, a geologist of Schulenburg; Carolyn Cerny Bilski, Austin County judge of Sealy; Leighton Schubert, an attorney of Caldwell; and Democrat Cecil R. Webster Sr., a retiree of Carmine. The four hope to succeed Lois Kolkhorst, who resigned from the post after being elected to the Texas Senate in December.More

Nation's largest car wash chain acquires new sites
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Mister Car Wash has added two Travel Clean locations to its business in Utah, according to a press release. The acquisition brings its total number of car washes to 136 across 14 states, said the release. Mister Car Wash operates 10 washes and one lube center in the Salt Lake City area. More

Making the right hire: Everything you need to do
By Jared Kligerman
Even 10 years ago, having an excellent product or service at a good price was enough for you to be competitive and successful. Today, with the increasing use of blogs, online review sites and social media, that is not enough. Our employees define the brand, and we rely on them to deliver amazing customer service to ensure our product/service is sold to returning, loyal customers, who in turn recommend our product/service to their friends. The culture of an organization is also reliant on having like-minded employees who support each other. More