The NRCC’s silver anniversary will not soon be forgotten. Nearly 1,400 attendees gathered to celebrate the 25th annual event held at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ and were treated to a host of educational opportunities and a jam-packed show floor. The sold-out show floor featured 270 exhibits representing every vendor segment from full-serve conveyor manufacturers to impulse item purveyors.
Other educational highlights included seminars by Robert Andre of Sonny’s Carwash College titled “A Labor of Love” and a self-service program by Carolina Pride’s Dale Reynolds titled “Self Service Reinvigoration.”The New York State Car Wash Association acted as host for this year’s show which saw AIG’s recent president and CEO, Robert H. Benmosche deliver the keynote address. Benmoshce helped restructure the faltering insurance company and repay its $182 billion debt, providing real-world and inspirational advice to all in attendance.
The annual awards ceremony and networking luncheon was well attended and honored long-time car wash veterans. New York State Car Wash Association members Mark and Teri Kubarek of K & S Car Wash in Auburn, NY, were honored for their service to the association and industry over the past 30 years with the Most Distinguished People award.
Mike Benmosche was named the 2014 Hall of Fame recipient. He served on three association boards during his 20 years in the industry and launched a safety and e-learning program to help operators reduce claims at the wash. In addition, he served on the International Carwash Association’s Exhibitor Show Advisory Committee.
The 2015 NRCC is slated for October 5-7 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Visit www.nrccshow.com for more information.