On September 22, 2016, I experienced my first Northeast Regional Car Wash Expo at the Atlantic City Convention Hall and man, was it something unexpected. Booths set up everywhere, a crowd of over 3,000 people walking around seeking to find that new product on the line, trying to come up with ideas for their own businesses. I got to meet owners such as the President of Simoniz and the CEO of J.E Adams! Talking to these people and hearing how passionate they were about their businesses really got me motivated. My five senses were certainly put to work that day as I was seeing new updated technologies on tunnel equipment, hearing vacuum hoses in the background, smelling the new flavor of car wash soaps and air fresheners, feeling the blue microfiber towels between my fingers, and of course tasting the salted, soft pretzel that was offered during lunch!
Overall my interviews were a success and I was able to leave with some really cool souvenirs. Who knows maybe one day I will have my own car wash to run!