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Party’s Over – Now Get To Work!

Whew! That was fun! The ICA show, I mean. And by “fun” I mean, man, I’m glad that’s over for another year.

Don’t get me wrong, I love going to Vegas, seeing old friends and making new ones, but after sitting at a desk all year long, standing on concrete for hours on end […]

Party’s Over – Now Get To Work!2019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

Feds Encourage Carwashing – April 2015

For years, owners of older General Motors trucks have been complaining about their brake lines corroding and demanding a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dutifully studied the issue for five years and today came up with a decision: no defect, no recall.

Instead, says NHTSA, consumers who live in areas where […]

Feds Encourage Carwashing – April 20152019-04-10T15:57:30+00:00

A Fresh Start – Again

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, its’ a new life…” Michael Bublé
Spring has sprung! At least I hope it has for you by this point. We had a brutal winter down here in South Florida as well and it went on for what seemed like forever… at LEAST 36 hours!

Remember those New Year […]

A Fresh Start – Again2019-04-10T15:57:31+00:00

Legislative Update – Spring 2015

Association Closely Following Minimum Wage Hike, Tip Credit Increases

By William Y. Crowell, III

Governor Cuomo’s 2013-2014 budget contained a minimum wage increase, which was enacted as Chapter 57 of 2013. The minimum wage increased in three steps from $7.25 to $8.00 on December 31, 2013, from $8.00 to $8.75 on December 31, 2014, and […]

Legislative Update – Spring 20152018-12-04T13:39:22+00:00

NYSCWA Venus vs. Mars – Spring 2015

What would you do with an unlimited budget?

Dear Venus and Mars,

If your budget was unlimited, what is the one thing you’d do immediately to your washes to make them more profitable?

Venus Says

My first impulsive answer was “automation.” I dream of everything being computerized and […]

NYSCWA Venus vs. Mars – Spring 20152019-04-10T15:57:31+00:00

NYSCWA President’s Column – Spring 2015

Finding, hiring and keeping good employees

By the time you are reading this, we “should be” in the beginning stages of spring, as of right now though, cold winds and drifting snows and thankfully salty cars, blanket most of the Northeast.

On January 1 the minimum wage in New York State increased to $8.75 […]

NYSCWA President’s Column – Spring 20152016-01-04T21:49:56+00:00

Does it Matter??

Do you ever feel like what we do for a living is meaningless? Face it, we don’t cure disease or put out fires or anything but is what we do really worthwhile?

If you’ve ever thought that what we do doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, think again.

After last month’s CarWash […]

Does it Matter??2015-09-08T13:58:51+00:00

Does It Matter??

Do you ever feel like what we do for a living is meaningless? Face it, we don’t cure disease or put out fires or anything but is what we do really worthwhile?

If you’ve ever thought that what we do doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, think again.

After last month’s CarWash […]

Does It Matter??2015-09-08T13:57:41+00:00

“There’s no Crying in Car Washing”

 Wow, the holidays have come and gone and we’re staring 2015 in the eyes. Where does the time go?

Since I’ve been writing these tips for the last 8 months or so, we’ve discussed equipment maintenance, management techniques and other subjects we teach in CarWash College. To start the new year, I […]

“There’s no Crying in Car Washing”2015-09-08T13:57:49+00:00