Southeastern Car Wash Association’s first Road Show of 2011 was held in Atlanta, Georgia on February 27 th and 28 th The day and a half Road Show was the most . successful one to date with over 268 attendees – including car wash owners, investors and suppliers. We started with fellowship and networking over an extensive buffet of food sponsored by Sonny’s and then listened to an introduction of each round table by its monitor. After an overview of the upcoming meeting by SECWA President, Marcus Kittrell, ICA representative Eric Wolf talked briefly about the Water Savor Program. Next we broke off into the ten Round Table Discussions: Energy Saving, Gated Self Serve/Increasing Revenue, PCI Compliance, Manager Training Information, Customer Loyalty/Marketing, SBA Loans/Understanding and How to Get Them, Maximizing Small Places/Converting In-Bays, OSHA/How To Head off Trouble, Safety/What You Need to Develop Safely and Creating Flex Serve/Is It Right for You?
The second day of the show started early with a buffet breakfast and acknowledgement of SECWA’s sponsors for the meeting. The Car Wash tour was hosted by Zeev Josman of Car Wash Services of the Southeast. He scheduled seven outstanding car washes for the tour - including full service, express, flex serve and self serve with two automatics. The lunch was sponsored by PECO Car Wash Systems at Hamilton Mill Car Wash and Auto Spa. Fortunately the rain held out until the buses headed back to the hotel so a great time was had by all due to extraordinary companionship and the variety and uniqueness of the tour!
SECWA would like to invite everyone to our next Trade Show which will be held at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel in Orlando, Florida on July 10 th through 13 th We have secured outstanding rates of only $109 nightly and these . include extra days if you choose to stay longer. This SECWA meeting will be filled with great programs and exhibits by top manufacturers around the southeast and another exceptional car wash tour. You do not want to miss this one! For more information, please go to our web site at: www.secwa.org. We hope to see you there!
SECWA is committed to providing outstanding events where members can network, learn, and stay up-to-date on the latest car wash products, services, and industry trends. Here are just a few highlights for the year ahead.
Regional Road Shows We would like to extend a warm invitation to join us at one of our Regional Road Shows. As one of SECWA's most successful events, attendance continues to increase at each show, primarily due to the valuable educational benefits that registrants receive. The format is short, fast, affordable, informative and beneficial to all who attend. Look forward to panel discussions and a general session featuring a guest speaker regarding some of the hottest topics in the industry today. The culminating event is the ever-anticipated car wash tour, where we visit as many local area car washes as possible in one day. Various equipment manufacturers and chemical suppliers are also featured. Next Road Show
Fall Convention & Expo This highly anticipated annual event features education sessions, a trade show showcasing top industry equipment and new products, the car wash tour, the annual Top Car Wash Awards banquet and more! Come and see all the products you need to operate a successful car wash. Network with your fellow car wash owners and industry suppliers and join in on all of the exciting activities planned throughout the event. Check it out
Top Car Wash Awards The Top Car Wash Awards are awarded each year to outstanding SECWA member car washes in the southeastern region. Each car wash must be nominated and then judged on certain criteria established by the Awards Committee and the SECWA Board. Will your car wash be recognized this year? Learn more