2022 Schedule of Events
Monday, September 19
Registration, Atlantic City Convention Center
*All seminars and exhibits are at the Atlantic City Convention Center
Virtual Wash Tour – NYSCWA
Seminar moderator: Tom Hoffman, Jr.
Join Tom Hoffman Jr. while we expand our horizons for a “virtual” tour of four of the most innovative and forward-thinking washes we could find from the comfort of the Atlantic City Convention Center. This standing-room only seminar of washes is a must-see!
* Valet Auto Wash, general manager Ray Cerwinski (Oxford Valley, PA)
* Flagship Car Wash, owner Guy Paolozzi, MD/VA
* Rainforest Car Wash, Giles Family, Ohio
* Sudzy Salmon, owner Jason Woodward, Eagle River, AK
The NYSCWA is this seminar’s host.
Tuesday, September 20
*Program starts at 7:45am; Breakfast starts at 7:30am
Moderator: Patrick Mosesso
This show favorite is a candid, unscripted panel discussion with seasoned operators who will answer any and all questions relating to carwashing in an informal panel discussion. You will be able to ask and text questions at the event, as well as provide them prior to the event at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Mike Shullman, Russell Speeders, Norwalk, CT
* Mackenzie Wilock, Spritz Car Wash, Clifton Park, NY
* Victor Thomas, Washense Group LLC, Easthampton, NJ
* Mike Ashley, Virginia Carwash Industries, Inc., Toms Brook, VA
The NECA is this seminar’s host.
How to Create a Carwash Mentoring Program
Whether you run one wash or 50, you can put a mentoring program together that will help motivate and retain your staff. Carla Thompson, Human Resource Manager with Mister Car Wash, will explain the relevancy and show you just how easy it is to do so you and your team can reap the long-term benefits.
Introduction: Dino Nicoletta, Asbury Circle Car Wash, Quick Lube & Detail Center, Neptune, NJ and CWONJ President
The CWONJ is this seminar’s host.
How to Foster a Talent-ful Carwash
You might say that Jason Woodward of Sudzy Salmon Car Washes is not only talented, but “talent-ful.” In an age when finding, and securing, employees is at a premium, this Alaska carwasher’s cup runneth over. His innovative approach to recruitment, empowerment and employee retention will provide much food for thought and concepts you may want to implement at your wash.
Presenter: Jason Woodward, Sudzy Salmon, Eagle River, AK
Introduction: Bob Rossini, Torrington Car Wash, Torrington, CT, CCA President
The CCA is this seminar’s host.
2021 NRCC Keynote Speaker
Introduction: Dave Ellard/John Shalbey, Jr.
Keynoter Travis Mills
New York Times bestselling author of “Tough as They Come,” Travis Mills, is this year’s Keynote Speaker. Mills, a retired United States Army Staff Sergeant of the 82nd Airborne, is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and advocate for veterans and amputees. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, he continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying the odds.
Mills and his wife Kelsey founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist post 9/11 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation.
The Mills Group LLC was started shortly after, affording Mills the opportunity to speak to companies and organizations nationwide inspiring all to overcome life’s challenges and adversity. His story has been featured on Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Sergeant Mills will share his courageous story with us and explain his personal motto, “Never give up. Never quit.”
*Sponsors: Micrologic & InnovateIt
The NECA is this seminar’s host.
*Awards and then lunch
√ Shining Star *Not always awarded
√ Emerging Leader
√ Most Distinguished Person
√ Hall of Fame
Welcome Reception *Lower Level of the Atlantic City Convention Center
This attendee favorite is open to everyone no matter the level of registration; featuring “Jersey” snacks, beer & wine. Come mix/mingle with operators, vendors and make some new friends!
Sponsored by ICS
Wednesday, September 21
Marketing Experts Talk Growing Your Club and Building Your Brand
Hosted by Beth Martin, VP of Marketing at Express Wash Concepts
This talented group of marketing experts will walk you through growing your club and building your brand no matter your wash’s numbers. Come armed with questions and take home valuable tips and tricks.
Introduction: Mike Ashley, Jr., Virginia Carwash Industries, Tom’s Brook, VA, MCA President
The MCA is this seminar’s host.