Conventions - October 2007

NRCC Show Preview

The 18th annual Northeast Regional Carwash Convention is hosted this year by the Connecticut Carwash Association, and takes place in Atlantic City. The event kicks off on Monday, October 15 with the International Carwash Association’s traveling New Investor Seminar, and runs through October 17.

The venue for the event, as it has been for several years, is the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa located at Renaissance Pointe. While the Borgata has proven to be successful at attracting conferees, the NRCC acknowledges the need for change. The show requires more exhibit space than the Borgata can offer. The NRCC’s contract for the current venue runs through 2009. A committee has reportedly been formed to investigate the possibility of moving the show to larger quarters.

This year’s keynote speaker, JoAnna Brandi, is making an encore appearance having keynoted the show in 2005. Her address is titled “Creating Optimism in Yourself & Your Workforce,” and will include advice on planning for tough times, building more resilience, avoiding “thinking traps,” and beating the stress that comes with tough times. Brandi is pulling double duty at this year’s show, presenting, in addition, a seminar on Tuesday afternoon on “Facing Competitive Realities.”

For additional information, contact the Northeast Regional Carwash Convention at (603) 529-8403 or (800) 868-8590, or visit on the web.

Monday, October 15

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New Investors Seminar
• Welcome to the Car Wash Industry
• Overview of Car Wash Business Models
• Feasibility and Business Planning
• Networking Lunch
• Site Selection
• Car Wash Financing
• Exhibitor Reception
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcoming Reception

Tuesday, October 16

6:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Early Bird
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Energy Summit
• Tips on Operating More Cost Efficiently
10:45 a.m. - Noon
General Session
• Keynote Address
• ICA Update
• Awards
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• How to Face Competitive Realities
2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open

Wednesday, October 17

7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Early Bird
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
• How to Make $$ in Challenging Times
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open

List of Exhibitors*

Aerodry Systems, LLC
Air Logic Low Pressure Systems
American Changer
A-OK Equipment
Ardex Laboratories
Armor All Professional
Auto Laundry News
Auto Vac, A G2 Equipment Company
Belanger, Inc.
Blendco Systems, LLC
Butler Capital
C.A.R. Products, Inc.
Camelot Enterprises, Inc.
Car Wash College
Cardtronics ATM
Carolina Pride Carwash, Inc.
Chuck & Dave’s Flooring
Citadelnetworks, Inc.
CL Mechanical
Coast Commercial Credit
Con-Serv Water Recovery
Creative Agency Group
CSE Systems, Inc.
Cul-Mac Industries
Custom Kraft Industries, Inc.
D & S Carwash Systems
Dedication To Detail
Diamond Shine Car Wash Solutions
Dilling Harris, Inc.
Diskin Systems, Inc.
Dixmor Enterprises
Dosatron International
DRB Systems, Inc.
Dultmeier Sales
Ecolab Vehicle Care
Econocraft Worldwide Mfg., Inc.
Elgart Automotive Distributors
ERC Wiping Products, Inc,
Erie Brush & Mfg. Corp.
Extrutech Plastics, lnc.
First Cardinal
Fragramatics Mfg., Co., Inc.
Frank Millman Distributors
Franklin Insurance Agency
Future Space Car Wash Systems
Gartland’s Beautiful Toweling
General Pump
Ginsan Industries
Gliptone Manufacturing
Go Kem Incorporated
Halo Boom Systems
Hamilton Mfg. Corp
Hi Performance
Huron Valley Sales Inc./Propak
Hydro Engineering
Industrial Vacuum
Innovative Control Systems
Integrated Services, Inc.
International Carwash Association
International Drying Corporation
J.E. Adams Industries
JBS Industries
Jim Coleman Company
J-Ko Company
Jobe Industries, Inc.
Khoury Group
Kirikian Industries, LLC
Kleen-Rite Corp.
Liberty Financial Group, Inc.
Lock America
MacNeil Wash Systems
Magic Blend (Shore Corporation)
Mang Insurance
Mark VII Equipment
Micrologic Associates
Modern Car Care
Mosmatic Corporation
Motor City Wash Works, Inc.
National Automotive Chemical
National Ticket Co.
Norki Energy Systems Inc.
Northeast Autec
NS Wash Systems
Olde Granddad Industries, Inc.
Panaram International
Parke Engineering
PDQ Manufacturing, Inc.
PECO Car Wash Systems
Perry Powell Sign Consulting
Pro Equipment
Professional Carwash & Detailing
Proto-Vest, Inc.
R.R. Lalena Corp.
RDM Industrial Electronics, Inc.
Rowe International
Royal Distributing, LLC
Ryko Manufacturing
S3 Technologies
Saylor-Beall Mfg., Co.
Shell Oil Products
Simoniz USA, Inc.
SoBrite Technologies, Inc.
Sonny’s The Car Wash Factory
Spray and Shine, Inc.
Standard Change Makers
Stoner, Inc.
Sunrise Products Corporation
Superior Auto Extras
Superior Car Wash Systems
T and E Sales
Tameric Car Wash Equipment
Tokens Direct
Total Security
Towels - By Doctor Joe
Trans-Mate Products Inc.
Tri-Valley Equipment & Sales
Turtle Wax, Inc.
Unitec Electronics
Uscan Industries, Inc.
Warsaw Chemical
Wash Trends Magazine
Washworld, Inc.
Zep Manufacturing

*Schedule of Events and List of Exhibitors based on information available August 17, 2007 - subject to change.


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