NY Times Author, Recalibrated Warrior
Travis Mills to Keynote 32nd NRCC

The 32nd Northeast Regional Carwash Convention (NRCC), September 19-21, at the Atlantic City Convention Center is staged to feature its most powerful lineup of education and equipment displays to date, according to 2022 Co-Chairman, Dave Ellard, representing the New England Carwash Association (NECA), this year’s host. “We had to overcome a lot of obstacles to get our show to market last year, but the 32nd NRCC is going to be seamless and full of exceptional programming and exhibits.”

At the top of “must sees” at this year’s event is Keynote Speaker and New York Times best-selling author of “Tough as They Come,” Travis Mills. Mills is a retired United States Army Staff Sergeant who calls himself a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and advocate for veterans and amputees. Staff Sergeant Mills lost potions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan. He continues to overcome life’s challenges daily by breaking physical barriers and defying the odds. His drive and positivity is infectious.

Mills and his wife Kelsey founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to benefit and assist post 9/11 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to the country. He also started, shortly after forming the foundation, The Mills Group LLC, affording him the opportunity to speak to companies and organizations nationwide inspiring all to overcome life’s challenges and adversity. “Hearing Travis’ story and seeing what he has done to make his life so rich and philanthropic will inspire us all,” said Ellard. “He has risen above adversity and given back in a way few of us could ever imagine.”

Registration is now open for the 32nd NRCC at To learn more about this year’s educational lineup and show hours, visit or call 800.868.8590.

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