The 23rd Annual Northeast Regional Carwash Convention was held October 1-3 in familiar Atlantic City, NJ. For the third consecutive year the event was held at the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino.
The final numbers for the show are promising for the convention and industry as a whole, as a record 255 booths were sold this year and more than 1,300 attendees strolled the show floor.
The event kicked off on Monday October 1 with some educational sessions and the ever-exciting Welcoming Reception. Tuesday morning brought with it more educational opportunities along with the attendees first chance to walk the exhibit floor.
Tuesday also saw the annual awards ceremony present the following honors:
- Distinguished Person Award: Bill Gorra, president of Simoniz USA
- Legislative Achievement Award: Todd Whitehouse, outgoing CCA president
- NRCC Hall of Fame Induction: Alan Tracy, Magic Minit Car Washes
- NRCC Hall of Fame Induction: JJ Listro, formerly of Milldale Auto Wash
The festivities came to a close on Wednesday with some more education and a final chance to peruse the show floor.
The NRCC will once again be back at the Taj Mahal in 2013 for the 24th incarnation of the show October 7-9.