In the News - 2015

West Chester Location
Mike's Carwash opens 9th Cincinnati location
DECEMBER 2015   -   Cincinnati, OH
Mike's Carwash recently opened their 9th Cincinnati location at 8651 North Pavilion Drive in West Chester. Earlier this summer, Mike's purchased two existing carwashes and began renovations. The Glen-way Avenue location was the first of those two to open in October. The second location opened in West Chester just before Thanksgiving and is located at the corner of US 747 and Union Center Boulevard. Mike's was founded in 1948 and moved its Support Team Operations to Cincinnati in 2014.
Elder HS Check Presentation
Mike's Carwash Celebrates Grand Opening on Glenway Ave - Raises $6,825 for Elder Athletic Boosters
NOVEMBER 2015   -   Cincinnati, OH
The newest Mike's Carwash location at 6289 Glenway Avenue in Cincinnati celebrated their Grand Opening over the weekend of October 23-25, giving away over 2900 FREE Ultimate Carwashes! We raised over $6,825 through donations made by customers on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to benefit the Elder Athletic Boosters.

"We were really excited and honored to be a part of the Mike's Carwash Grand Opening" says Elder Athletic Director, Dave Dabbelt. "Elder High School considers itself a stalwart in the west side of Cincinnati and we look forward to Mike's Carwash being a big part of the west side community also. Athletics and extracurricular activities are an extension to the learning experience that takes place in our classrooms. We plan on using the generous donation from Mike's Carwash to continue to provide the best opportunities for our students at Elder High School."

Thanks to everyone in the community who came out to support Mike's Carwash and Elder! Mike's is excited to be a new member of the neighborhood and we are proud to show our Panther Pride. Go, you Panthers, Go!
Mike's Carwash Proudly Supports YMCA of Greater Ft. Wayne - Donates $6,412
NOVEMBER 2015   -   Fort Wayne, IN
Mike's Carwash is proud to help change the lives of children by supporting the YMCA Youth Service Bureau, who provides services for youth and their families in the Greater Ft. Wayne area. All Mike's Carwash locations in Ft. Wayne and Mishawaka, Indiana conducted a "Wash for a Cause" event, donating half of all Ultimate Washes sold October 24-25. The donations from this weekend totaled over $6,412. Additionally, Mike's was the corporate sponsor for the annual Sip & Support event that the YMCA YSB hosted on October 17. This year's Sip & Support event raised $5,960. The funds raised between the two events will help the YMCA YSB provide services to 70 families free of charge.

"This year's events were extremely successful, thanks in part to the continued support from Mike's Carwash" according to Greg Barnes, Executive Director of the YMCA YSB. "We are so appreciative of this partnership and of the awareness it helps us raise for the services and programs we offer."

This year marks the second year that Mike's has supported this cause. Thanks to everyone who came by for a bright car, and helped give an even brighter future to the youth in our community.
RCF Check Presentation
Mike's Carwash donates $28K to Red's Community Fund
OCTOBER 2015   -   Cincinnati, OH
During on-field ceremonies prior to the Reds vs. Chicago Cubs game on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Great American Ball Park, representatives from Mike's Carwash presented a check in the amount of $28,000 to the Reds Community Fund.

The donation was proceeds from Mike's "Bowtie Tuesday" promotion during the 2015 Reds season, where Mike's pledged to donate $1 to the Reds Community Fund from each Ultimate Wash purchased on Wednesday following a Reds win on Tuesday.

The Reds won 12 of 23 games on Tuesdays during the 2015 season. "The participation from Reds fans in Bowtie Tuesday was fantastic and we are thrilled to have raised $28,000 for the Reds Community Fund," said Mike Dahm, Mike's Carwash president and CEO. "It was an honor to support our hometown team this season by becoming the official carwash of the Cincinnati Reds."

Mike's Carwash has 17 locations across Reds Country including Cincinnati, Dayton, Florence, Ft. Wayne, Evansville, and Mishawaka, Ind.

Since its inception in 2001, the Reds Community Fund has been dedicated to improving the lives of youth through its baseball-themed outreach efforts. Annually, more than 45,000 kids and coaches from across Reds Country are connected to RCF programs that include the Reds Rookie Success League, Youth Baseball & Softball Funding, Field Renovation, Match Program, Greater Cincinnati RBI and the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy.
Glenway Location
Mike's Carwash opens 8th Cincinnati location
SEPTEMBER 2015   -   Cincinnati, OH
Mike's Carwash recently opened their 8th Cincinnati location at 6289 Glenway Avenue. The Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for October 23-24. During that event all carwashes will be free and they will be taking donations for the Elder Athletic Boosters. Earlier this summer Mike's purchased two existing carwashes and began renovations. The Glenway Avenue location is the first of those two to come online. The second of the two purchased locations is in West Chester and is scheduled to open sometime in November. Mike's was founded in 1948 and moved its Support Team Operations to Cincinnati in 2014.
Goering Center Award Presentation
Mike's Carwash wins Goering Center All-Star Award
AUGUST 2015   -   Cincinnati, OH
On August 25, 2015 Mike's Carwash was recognized by the Goering Center for Family and Private Business at their All-Star Award event. There were over 550 nominations this year and judges selected winners in six different categories. Mike's Carwash was recognized in the category of Family Businesses over 50 years old. This year's award recognized Mike's for their company culture and how that culture has positively impacted employees, customers and the community.

Mike's Carwash is all about providing a clean, fast, and friendly service to every customer, every time. Additionally, Mike's operates in a culture of collaboration where team members hold each other accountable for their words and actions with a focus on having fun. Team members receive extensive training and many have worked their way up from jobs as teenagers to executive levels within the company. Mike's gives back to the community through their support of organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, YMCA Youth Services Bureau in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund.

As founder Joe Dahm says, "We are in the people business, we just happen to wash cars."
Mike's Carwash Announces Acquisition of WashPro Carwash
JULY 2015   -   Cincinnati, OH
Purchase adds two Cincinnati locations - Glenway Avenue and West Chester

Mike's Carwash today announced that it has acquired two Cincinnati WashPro Carwash locations. The purchase agreement was signed earlier today and brings the number of Mike's Carwash locations in Greater Cincinnati to nine.

"We are very excited to expand Mike's Carwash in Greater Cincinnati and offer our advanced carwash technology and award-winning customer service to more customers," said Mike Dahm, president of Mike's Carwash. The two sites are the first locations being added to Mike's Carwash since October 2014 when the two brothers who previously owned Mike's Carwash, Mike Dahm and Bill Dahm, announced they were reorganizing the business their father started in 1948 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The two car washes are located at:
  • 8651 Union Center Pavilion Dr., West Chester, Ohio 45069
  • 6289 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
Mike's Carwash takes ownership of the locations today. However, the company will spend the next few months building the wash tunnel area with state-of-the-art technology and equipment similar to other Mike's locations. The new locations will offer the same Mike's fast, friendly and convenient service; exception customer service; and fun stuffed animals.
BBBS Fundraiser
Mike's donates $73,661 to seven Big Brothers Big Sisters Chapters
MAY 2015   -   Cincinnati, OH
For the sixth year, Mike's Carwash raised money and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters' youth mentoring programs. On Saturday, May 2, Mike's 15 locations teamed with seven Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky and raised $73,661.67.

Half of the costs of all Mike's Ultimate and Works washes purchased on May 2 were donated to local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters. Customers also were able to make a donation to the organization during the day.

"Thanks to our great customers, team members, and the beautiful weather, we had a fantastic turnout for this year's fundraising event with Big Brothers Big Sisters," said Mike's Carwash president Mike Dahm. "We appreciate everyone's support in helping Big Brothers Big Sisters with their mission of providing children facing adversity with strong relationships and positive change. It's one small way we can help and also create awareness in our communities that mentors are greatly needed."

All funds raised will help offset the cost of programming for youth mentorship in the communities where the fundraisers were held.