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Mike Benmosche, carwash program manager for Mang Insurance Agency, is a co-chair of the Northeast Regional Carwash Convention (NRCC) and also a vendor. Benmosche got involved with the NRCC in May of 1997 when he was appointed as treasurer of the New York State Car Wash Association. In that same year he volunteered to serve on the speaker committee for the NRCC. Since then he has continued to serve on the board as one of the representatives from New York. He has also co-chaired the event three times during that time.
“We are hopeful that this will be one of our best years with over 230 exhibitors occupying more than 45,000 square feet of trade floor space. Each year we seem to attract a more diverse group of vendors with the latest innovations,” Benmosche said.
With the current stay of the economy, predicting the attendance at any show is always worrisome, Benmosche said, however, he said, “many operators have seen large reductions in volume over the past three to four years and we still continued to attract very respectable numbers at each of the past NRCC shows during those years. There may be some cut backs, but I believe the value of the show will still bring in acceptable numbers.”
The state of the economy is one of the big reasons operators need to attend this show, proclaimed Benmosche. “Learning what’s out there and how to best react to the challenges is imperative to their survival. I believe that the economy will get better, but most likely will never be quite the same. As we become a more “technical-logically” driven society, the ways we approach life and business will continue to change. Those that can embrace these changes and adjust, I believe, will have the best chances for future success.”
Personally, Benmosche said he’s looking forward to the networking aspect of the show. “I never walk away without at least one new and exciting new idea. I have found in the past 12 years of my involvement with the carwash industry that they are a proud and special group. I'm looking forward to doing my part to assist and share in their future successes.”