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“You’ve come a long way, baby”

Back in the 70’s, one of the tobacco companies used that tagline in a cigarette commercial (before FCC regulations prohibited them) to showcase how far the women’s movement had come at the time.

Looking back on it, it’s laughable to think how sexist that sounds, while the intent was just the opposite.

“You’ve come a long way, baby”2019-04-03T13:09:25+00:00

Proactive Car Wash Maintenance Will Prevent Costly Downtime

Unlike most of my colleagues here at Sonny’s, I didn’t come from a car wash background. This made me somewhat intimidated at first, and although I endured some good natured ribbing, everyone was eager to lend a hand in getting me up to speed.

I started off in the customer service department, taking parts orders and […]

Proactive Car Wash Maintenance Will Prevent Costly Downtime2019-04-10T15:57:28+00:00

“It’s not just a job….”

“It’s not just a job….”

Back in the 1970’s, the US Navy released a series of recruiting ads on television touting the benefits of joining their ranks. The ads usually started by showing a Navy vessel in some exotic port of call or out at sea, showing some of the more glamorous […]

“It’s not just a job….”2018-12-04T13:56:08+00:00

29th NRCC Innovates, Educates, Inspires

29th NRCC Innovates, Educates, Inspires

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The Northeast Regional Carwash Convention (NRCC), October 1-3, at the Atlantic City Convention Center boasted nearly 300 walk-ins on the first day of show hours demonstrating the need for the annual event and it’s mission, according to 2018 Chairman Doug Rieck. […]

29th NRCC Innovates, Educates, Inspires2019-04-11T00:56:38+00:00


It’s that time of the year when snowstorms create lines of salt covered cars waiting in line at your wash. You’ve probably spent time going through the tunnel, checking the conveyor, brushes, soap and wax applicators. You’re sure you have enough products on hand to handle that record weekend. These are the things […]

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN2019-04-10T15:57:28+00:00

Sexual Harassement Policy & Training Now Required for Full and Part-Timers

Sexual Harassement Policy & Training Now Required for Full and Part-Timers

By William Y. Crowell, III

Legislation enacted with the 2018-19 New York State budget requires all employers to adopt a sexual harassment policy in addition to a sexual harassment training program. This mandate applies without regard to the number […]

Sexual Harassement Policy & Training Now Required for Full and Part-Timers2019-04-10T15:57:28+00:00

Safely Installing Safety

How many times have you had someone proudly declare, “We have a safety culture here?” You tour a plant or a facility and you see everyone wearing safety glasses, safety shoes, or gloves. You look over and see the sign that shows 473 days without a lost time accident. They have yellow lines on the […]

Safely Installing Safety2018-05-03T22:04:14+00:00

In Your Sites

If CarWash College and SONNY’S Business Development office had an FAQ section, it would start and end with, “Where can I find good car wash sites?”

We recently had a discussion whether site selection is more science or art. Personally, I think it’s both, but I believe that common sense is too often left out of […]

In Your Sites2019-04-10T15:57:29+00:00

To the victors go the spoils!

Has it really been seven months since Dabo Swinney and Clemson defeated Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31? It’s kind of hard to believe over 210 + days have passed since Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfroe in the corner of the end zone to take the lead away from ‘Bama with one scant […]

To the victors go the spoils!2019-04-10T15:57:29+00:00