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. “Despite the fact that it’s been a wet few months, we had a great turnout with more than 1500 attendees and a record 320 exhibitors. Our seminars were standing room only and our vendors were very happy with the traffic they saw,” said Rieck. “Our attendees want to learn and grow their businesses and that is great.”
The three-day event kicked off on Monday, October 1, with the event’s second “Virtual Tour” spearheaded by Hoffman Car Wash’s Tom Hoffman, Jr. “This seminar gives our attendees a “virtual” look at a number of innovative facilities,” he said. “This year we added in a site from Utah to give attendees a sense of what operators out of our market are doing. It’s a really great way to showcase a lot of washes and washing concepts at once.”
Effective October 1, 2019, the minimum wage in CT will increase to $11.00/hr.
By June 1, 2023, the state’s minimum wage will be $15/hr.
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Connecticut the Latest State to Increase the Statewide Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour
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From Your President
It’s always a good idea to try new things. I try to do that at my carwash and in my life. Recently, we tried something new at our Connecticut Carwash Association board meeting and I hope it is well received.
Every association out there struggles with getting good board members. Every association out there struggles with providing great member benefits. The CCA board decided to invite several prospective board members to a meeting and at that meeting we had Dave Snyder and Mike Benmosche, with Carwash Insurance Program by McNeil, show us how their e-learning program works and what benefits it has for our members.
We held the meeting at the Simoniz warehouse in Rocky Hill and had the meeting catered by a local restaurant. The group got a quick tour of the facility and was able to enjoy a nice meal and share our history and thoughts about the association with four prospective board members. After all, you really don’t know what we work on, what we are passionate about, unless you get a taste of it. From strategizing with our Lobbyist P.J. Cimini about the sales tax issue to a variety of other issues, the board works tirelessly for Connecticut carwashers. We wanted to share that and hopefully attract some new, younger blood to our board. Stay tuned!
The Connecticut Car wash Association (CCA) is a member-driven association. It exists solely to serve members’ needs, protect members’ best interests, and to be responsive to members’ requests. The list of tangible CCA membership benefits is long (and growing), but the list of intangible benefits is even longer.
How can you put a price tag on the camaraderie you enjoy with your industry peers? How can you place a value on having the ability to make connections on a regular basis with other car wash operators who can help you through tough times? What price would you be willing to pay to have the chance to learn from our industry’s most successful operators? Stay active in your local industry trade association. Read more
Becoming a CCA member offers many member-only which range from discounted web site and insurance services to discounted electrical and credit card processing services.