October 12, 2017
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Message from the President
2016 brought with it the snowstorm of the century for Pennsylvania – seems Mother Nature had no problem making up for lost time. I hope all of our CAP operators and members fared well and were able to prosper in the aftermath of the blizzard.
This year will be very interesting for Pennsylvania business owners. The state continues to operate in the absence of a 2016 budget, and we are quickly approaching the 2017 fiscal year. This puts even more pressure on local municipalities, many of whom are already financially struggling. I fear this will have a significant impact on small businesses, and it will not be good. Businesses are consistently the targeted scapegoat for government when they struggle with funding gaps – and the funding gaps right now are already serious and will only continue to grow. It is almost inevitable that business owners will be burdened with increased taxes & fees from both local and state government in 2016. I bring this to your attention, not as “doom and gloom,” but rather, so you stay engaged and informed, plan accordingly, and make smart business decisions. You know what they say, “when you fail to plan; you plan to fail,” right? We at CAP want to make sure plan to succeed in 2016 and offer the Association as a resource for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us when you are challenged with state or local issues. It is probable that one of our members has already navigated a similar issue, and we can use that experience to assist you. As a CAP member you are not in this alone – reach out!
Two dates to put on you calendar for 2016 are Thursday, June 2nd, (the annual CAP Dinner and Table-Top Show,) and Thursday, September 22nd, (the annual CAP Picnic & Golf Outing.) If you’d like to participate on our board or on a planning committee please submit your request and information to firstname.lastname@example.org
As always – if you are not a CAP member we invite you to join and if you are a CAP member we invite you to connect! Here’s to a prosperous and successful 2016!
Keith Lutz, President
Carwash Association of Pennsylvania
In the early 90’s car wash owners and operators rallied protect and promote their livelihood, as local and state government agencies continued to expand their regulatory reach on small businesses in the Commonwealth. The Carwash Association of Pennsylvania was formed by a group of proactive industry leaders to advance and safeguard the business interests of the car wash industry. Their vision was to build a trade association that would foster and support efforts to improve and expand the quality and standards of industry services. Further, Association founders wished to establish and facilitate a networking venue that promoted the development of industry relationships where members could share best-practices and business experiences. Do you share that vision?