The Car Wash Operators of New Jersey (CWONJ) held their Winter Membership Meeting at the Holiday Inn in Clark, NJ on Tuesday, February 25. The meeting featured three presentations including an update on PCI Compliance from ICS’s Nick Tylenda, and the introduction of a new member benefit by Ferguson representative Bill Havard.

The event’s keynote, “How to Secure Your Financial Future,” hit close to home. Lou Rendemonti of Rendemonti Wealth Strategies in Sarasota, FL, literally grew up washing cars. His father owned and operated a full-service wash in south ‘Jersey and Lou spent every weekend of his adolescence through college working at the family business. As a result, he has an intimate knowledge of what car wash owners need to know to protect themselves and their families when creating exit plans and wealth strategies. He will carry this theme forward at the Northeast Regional Carwash Convention (NRCC), September 15-17, in Atlantic City in a more in-depth seminar on the topic.

The CWONJ will meet again when it tours washes in the Philadelphia market on April 22. For more information visit