Conventions - December 2006

WCA Convention Wrap-up

Ron and Connie Prynne of JetPro Autowash in Wenatchee, WA with their Rookie of the Year Award
Bob Katseff, president of the ICA, updates conferees on the national organization's activities.

The Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, NV once again played host for the Western Carwash Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show — it’s 25th. Sporting the tagline “Share, Grow & Gain,” the 2006 event started off on Wednesday October 25, and ran through Friday, October 27.

The first day of the convention offered concurrent education tracks for both self-serve and conveyor car wash operators, with the trade show floor opening in the late afternoon. Day two was given over to the Breakfast Business Session, the keynote address, and six-and-one-half hours of exhibit time. The third and final day was dedicated exclusively to exhibits.

Several awards were presented during a reception on the trade show floor on Thursday, October 26:

  • Ron and Connie Prynne of JetPro Auto Wash in Wenatchee, WA received the Rookie of the Year Award
  • A Special Service Award was presented in absentia to Mark Goddard of Supersonic Car Wash in Ogden, UT
  • Maria Montes — executive assistant to Sam Olivito, the WCA executive director — also received a Special Service Award
  • The Manager of the Year Award went to J. R. Ruelas of Cobblestone Auto Spa & Market in Phoenix, AZ

The Western Carwash Association’s 26th Annual Convention and Trade Show is scheduled to take place October 7-9, 2007 at the Hilton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. For information, call (800) 344-9274 or (562) 928-6928, or visit on the web.

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