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Jan. 28, 2015

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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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Ten Top Reasons to EXPERIENCE the 2015 SCWA Convention & EXPO
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Duncan, Oklahoma, washes exempted from water rationing rules
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
The Duncan, Oklahoma, City Council has allowed car washes to remain open during stage five drought conditions, according to the Duncan Banner. Car wash operations have been limited to Tuesday through Sunday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., noted the article. Other industries granted exemptions include plant nurseries, some homeowners and some businesses that transport food and garbage, stated the article.More

Fading El Nino could extend Texas drought
The Dallas Morning News
The Aussies say El Niño — the hoped-for rainmaker for drought-plagued North Texas — has mostly fizzled out in the Pacific Ocean. That might be good news Down Under, but it’s not exactly what Texas water providers want to hear. And the U.S. Climate Prediction Center’s latest seasonal drought forecast shows much less promise for improvements in Texas than it did a couple of months ago. Areas that expected to see the five-year drought ease or even end are now looking at continued or possibly worsening drought in the coming months.More

Capture rate — Take care in calculation
Auto Laundry News
Bob Roman, president of car wash consultancy BJR Enterprises, writes for Auto Laundry News, "I came across an article written by an equipment manufacturer that discussed what traffic count is needed to assure a profitable location. To paraphrase: Enough cars are needed to pass by every day so even if only a tiny percentage stopped for a wash that would be enough to pay the bills and have a significant profit left over. To determine how much traffic count is enough, the recommendation was to look at what car wash experts call the 'capture rate.' The author described capture rate as simply the percentage of vehicles that actually stop and get a wash."More

New high-tech carwash opens in east Loveland, Colorado
Loveland Reporter-Herald
The owners of a brand-new, $4 million, computer-controlled tunnel car wash put out a "free wash" banner Jan. 22 and were swamped with takers — who in effect helped the business fine-tune its equipment before its official opening the next day. John Parker, one of four owners of Wash Worx at 3555 Mountain Lion Drive off East Eisenhower Boulevard, in Loveland, Colorado, said the business will continue to give away free top-of-the-line washes, worth $15 each, through the end of the month.More

4 ideas for business-to-business lead generation
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
The quest to find qualified prospects never ends for business-to-business companies. Even if last quarter’s sales surpassed expectations, the positive trend can’t continue without generating new leads from social media, point of sale, email lists and promotional events. Simply posting on your business’ Twitter and Facebook pages won’t bring serious prospects to you. Finding targeted, quality leads requires some old-fashioned footwork. You can evolve and grow your business by using the following lead generation techniques. More

Texas water law serves as a model
Southwest Farm Press
Water issues are complicated, but that’s nothing new, said Tom Sell, co-founder and managing partner of Combest, Sell and Associates, LLC. Sell was keynote speaker at the recent Water College, sponsored by the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation in Lubbock, Texas. Sell told the audience gathered at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture that when he first started studying law he considered concentrating on water legislation issues. He soon discovered that "water law is complicated." He said issues surrounding water rights and regulations pose challenges to land owners, legislators and others with vested interests in water — which is everyone.More

Kia recalls nearly 87,000 Forte sedans in US due to fire risk
Reuters via Automotive News
Kia Motors is recalling 86,880 Forte sedans in the United States because a cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire, according to documents filed by U.S. auto safety regulators. The recall involves certain model year 2014 Forte compact sedans and is expected to begin Feb. 24, according to documents on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.More