WashTrends Magazine Hottest Trends in Carwashing: The Game Changers : Page 3
SPECIAL REPORT “The Place to be Seen” in the Carwash Industry” Published by: Bay Media, Inc. © 2011 Bay Media, Inc. 550M Ritchie Highway, #271 Severna Park, MD 21146 410.647.8402 http://www.baymed.com email@example.com Patricia H. Troy, President Welcome to WashTrends’ first “Live Media” publication. Our special report, Hottest Trends in Carwashing: The Gamechangers , is a comprehensive resource focusing on five top industry trends. Through online surveys and interviews with industry leaders, we have married analysis, with industry buzz, to provide an insightful profile of each trend. We have ranked the trends in priority order based on reader feedback. We have also looked back into our WashTrends archives to extract meaningful quotes about each trend as it was emerging. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Creating the Carwash Experience Technology for Monitoring Building Customer Connections Environment Concerns Payment Kiosks Publisher: Patricia H. Troy Editor-in-Chief: Sandy Travis-Bildahl Editorial Advisor: Pam Piro Designer: Betsy Earley Web Site: Anne Benjamin Editorial Content: Wendi Winters Advertising Sales: Cheryl Kinney Support: Doralee Billings Patty Blakeney Laurie Plemons Sea Williams Special Report Contributors: These carwash trends, not surprisingly, are a reflection of “super-trends” of our times. Recurrent themes are time starvation and the need for speed, crime, labor costs, social connectivity, technological innovation, and environmental activism. This fall WashTrends resumes a quarterly publication schedule as a “Live Media” magazine. Each issue will be published in Flip Book online format with enhanced audio and video. Already a resource, WashTrends “Live Media” edition will bring the industry to life by providing a platform for conversation and collaboration worldwide. WashTrends wants to be your “go to place” on to catch up on the best and most innovative technology, ideas, and strategies. We want to become the place for sharing industry news that impacts success. WashTrends has a niche—TRENDS! Our approach to trends is to discover them through observation and conversation and to reveal them through anecdotes. We show the human face of innovation. Look to us for real stories of people who are making a difference. WashTrends scours the industry for glimpses into future greatness, and investigates the truth behind the hype. We seek out the advice of industry leaders and we make our own independent judgments. As always, our intention is to bring you unbiased, trendsetting, up-to-the-minute information, that can move your business to the future with economic success. Sandy Travis Bildahl Editor-in-Chief WashTrends WashTrends Panelists We thank the seven industry leader panelists who helped WashTrends select the top five trends. We also thank our readers who helped us in prioritizing the trends once selected. • Jimmy Branch -Speedy Car Wash, Callaway, Florida • Russell Coleman -Jim Coleman Company, Houston, Texas • Paul Fazio -Sonny’s Enterprises, Tamarac, Florida • Craig Hanson -WASH-TECH, Charlottesville, Virginia • Bob Katseff -Turnpike Carwash /Plaza Carwash, Peabody, Massachusetts • Lisa Lyons -Buggy Bath Car Wash, San Diego, California • Al McDonald -Canadian Tire Corporation, Toronto, Ontario Want to Advertise? Call, email, or twitter Cheryl Kinney at: ph: 410-647-8402 www.WashTrends.com email: Cheryl@WashTrends.com twitter: @ckinney WashTrends cover art by Phyllis Saroff used as illustrations in this special report.
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