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INTERNATIONAL CARWASH ASSOCIATION'S 2015 ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO ON BEHALF OF the International Carwash Association, and its board of directors and staff, it is our pleasure to present this annual report. Overall, 2015 was an exceptional year for the professional car wash industry, and ICA certainly reflected the growth and strength of its members' businesses. Perhaps most notable for the association was the launch of our first trade show outside of the United States, with Car Wash Show Europe being held in Amsterdam. (See our special edition of CAR WASH Magazine that was sent in late 2015.) In only its first edition, Car Wash Show Europe became the world's second-largest gathering of car wash professionals, behind only The Car Wash Show in the United States. With nearly twice the number of attendees as anticipated, and very positive feedback from visitors and sponsors, we are excited about what this new event can do to enhance learning across the globe. Not to be outdone, The Car Wash Show recorded its largest ever year-over-year increase in attendance, with 22 percent more attendees in 2015 than the year prior. The trade show hall was absolutely electric, and record-setting crowds at educational seminars added to an exceptional event. We were excited to welcome our new show partner, Western Carwash Association, into The Car Wash Show. Their sessions were some of the event's highest-rated components. On the pages that follow, we provide a summary of these and other accomplishments. Our goal is to support a strong car wash community - one that provides operators and suppliers with valuable learning and networking opportunities. Thanks to your support, we made real progress in 2015. Going forward, we invite you to continue to provide your input and ideas so we can provide even more value to the global car wash industry. Gary Dennis, President ANNUAL REPORT Sincerely, Gary Dennis, President Eric Wulf, CEO Eric Wulf, CEO SPRING 2016 | CAR WASH MAGAZINE | WWW.CARWASH.ORG 81 http://WWW.CARWASH.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Car Wash - Spring 2016

Letter from the ICA
Meet the Board
By the Numbers
Overheard Online
Keeping it Clean
When in drought
Reducing your environmental footprint
Continental divide
Will sympathetic pricing draw customers?
Women in Car Wash
Make money, work with friends
Should the customer have a say in employee pay?
International Profile
Women in Car Wash
Hear and be heard
OSHA update
ICA Annual Report
Creating exceptional managers
When professional contacts get personal
Ten tips for transforming your teams
Becoming an employer of choice
Show me the money
ICA launches new series of events for car wash professionals
CAR WASH Magazine wins award
Take a Tour
Wash Ideas
Focus on a Member
Blast from the Past
Marketing Minute
Download It!
Ask Champ
Top Tweets
Safety Tip
Mea Culpa
Advertiser Index
5 Things

Car Wash - Spring 2016