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In the News - 2016

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Mike's Carwash donates over $2K to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana from Grand Opening Event
DECEMBER 2016   -   Jeffersonville, IN
The newest Mike's Carwash at 1655 Veterans Pkwy celebrated its Grand Opening with a Free Ultimate Wash Weekend and raised $2,222.50 in donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.

"Thanks to the generosity of those that came out, we were able to raise these funds to support our mentoring matches in Clark and Floyd Counties. The folks that stopped by have some of the biggest hearts, and cleanest cars in Sourthern Indiana," says Jeri Swinton, CEO of BBBS. "We look forward to continuing this partnership with Mike's into the future, and are so grateful to their friendly staff for hosting us."

"We are so happy that our customers donated $2,222 for Big Brothers Big Sisters during our Free Wash Weekend in Jeffersonville," says Mike Dahm, president of Mike's Carwash. "We are excited to be a new member of the community and truly value our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters."

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. For over 45 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana has been providing Kentucky and Southern Indiana children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that forever change their lives for the better. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana serves more than 100 children each year.
Mike's Carwash - No Shave November
Mike's Carwash raises $3,660 for No Shave November
NOVEMBER 2016
During the month of November, Mike's Carwash team members raised a grand total of $3,660 for No Shave November. No Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organizations devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research and education. This year, No Shave November partnered with the American Cancer Society, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude's Children Hospital. Each charity will receive 25% of the proceeds raised in 2016.

Each Mike's team member that participated in No Shave November, donated a minimum of $25 at the beginning of the month. In exchange for their donation, team members were allowed and enouraged to forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.

"Customers really noticed when our team members suddenly had facial hair, which gave us the opportunity to raise awareness for No Shave November and their mission," says Andrew Downden, chief operating officer of Mike's Carwash. "We are thrilled to have so many team members participate and to have raised so much money for such a great cause. We know our team members are already looking forward to doing it again next year."
Mike's Carwash - Ride 2 Recovery
Mike's Carwash raises $16.5K for Ride 2 Recovery
NOVEMBER 2016
On Veterans Day, all 17 Mike's Carwash locations gave away free Basic Washes to veterans and active military members. A total of 6,867 veterans' vehicles were wash and $16,551.32 was collected in donations throughout the day.

The money raised will be donated to Ride 2 Recovery, a groundbreaking veterans program that saves lives by restoring hope and purpose. The donation will support the organization's Project Hero that hosts rehabilitation programs that brings the benefits of Ride to Recovery to more Veterans with one important goal: More riders riding more often.

"I am thrilled by the outpouring of gratitude our customers had in recognition of our Veterans. Through their generosity we were able to donate $16,551 which will be used by Ride 2 Recovery to make a difference in the lives of Veterans with the challenges they face adapting to life outside of service. Thank you to all who gave." says Greg Ries, vice president of Mike's Carwash and US Air Force veteran.
Jeffersonville - NOW OPEN
Mike's Carwash is Now Open!
1655 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
NOVEMBER 2016   -   Jeffersonville, IN
Mike's Carwash has officially opened their eighth location in Indiana, making it their 18th location in total. The new store is located on Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville.

"We are excited to bring Mike's Carwash to the people of Jeffersonville, Indiana and hope that we can live up to your expectations," says Mike Dahm, president of Mike's Carwash. "We also hope that you can see our commitment to being the leader in the service industry each time you visit."

To celebrate their Grand Opening, the brand new Mike's Carwash will be hosting a Free Ultimate Wash Weekend from Dec. 9 - 11. All donations collected during the event will go to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.
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Mike's Carwash donates to Reds Community Fund
OCTOBER 2016   -   Cincinnati, OH
During on-field ceremonies prior to the Reds vs. Chicago Cubs on Friday, September 30 at Great American Ball Park, representatives from Mike's Carwash presented a check for $18,969 to the Reds Community Fund.

The donation was a result of all of the proceeds from Mike's BowTie Tuesday promotion during the 2016 Reds season. Mike's pledged to donate $1 to the Reds Community Fund for each Ultimate Wash purchased on Wednesdays following a Reds win on Tuesday. The Cincinnati Reds won 10 of the 23 games on Tuesdays during the 2016 season.

"We are honored to be able to contribute to the great work done by the Reds Community Fund," says Mike Dahm, president of Mike's Carwash. "We are so grateful to all of our customers this year who gave to this worthy organization."

Mike's Carwash has 17 locations across Reds Country in Cincinnati and Dayton, OH, Florence, KY and Ft. Wayne, Evansville, and Mishawaka, IN.

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.
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Mike's Carwash is the Official Carwash of the Cincinnati Bengals
SEPTEMBER 2016   -   Cincinnati, OH
Mike's Carwash, the official carwash of the Cincinnati Bengals, announces it is kicking off its sponsorship by offering discounted carwashes for Bengals Fans. After the Bengals Defensive Line records 2+ sacks on the opposing Quarterback in a game, fans can get Mike's Ultimate Wash for just $14 all day the following day - that's a savings of $6.

"We are excited to be the Official Carwash of the Cincinnati Bengals and even more pleased to be able to pair our promotion with the Marvin Lewis Community Fund. Giving back is part of the foundation of Mike's Carwash and we feel blessed to be a part of the great work that they are doing," says Mike Dahm, president of Mike's Carwash.

Mike's will donate $1 for each Ultimate Wash purchased after 2+ sack game days to the Marvin Lewis Community Fund programs that empower youth education.

"We have no other sponsorship like this," says Barbara Dundee, executive director of the Marvin Lewis Community Fund. "We're really excited about it and think it's going to be awesome. We are so passionate about kids and education and know that Mike's is too, so pairing up should have a huge impact on the amount of money we are able to raise to fund our programs."

Both Mike's and the Bengals can't wait to get the promotion started at this Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"I can't tell you how excited I am that we are partnering with both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Marvin Lewis Community Fund. We look forward to having a great time with the promotion this season as well as contributing to a fantastic cause. WhoDey!" says Greg Ries, executive vice president of Mike's Carwash.
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Mike's Carwash Continues to Expand in Dayton:
6250 Far Hills Avenue, Centerville, Ohio 45459
SEPTEMBER 2016   -   Dayton, OH
Mike's Carwash has started construction on another location in Centerville! Mike's announced a new wash to open on S. Main Street just three weeks ago, and now an additional store on Far Hills Avenue. The Far Hills store will be Mike's third location in the Dayton market. Both new Centerville washes will be opening in the spring of 2017, bringing Mike's Carwash to a total of 21 locations within Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

"We've been looking for an opportunity to expand to Centerville for quite a while, so we are excited to be breaking ground on not one, but two new locations," said Mike Dahm, Owner and President of Mike's Carwash. "Our people make the difference and we are proud to bring outstanding customer service to the Centerville community." Mike's is currently in growth mode, planning to open three to five new locations a year.

Mike's is currently hiring for management positions as well as full- and part-time associates in Cincinnati, Florence, and Jeffersonville, Indiana. Candidates should be hard working and passionate about exceptional customer service. Learn more about job opportunities at Mikes.Jobs
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Mike's Carwash Opening New Location in Spring 2017:
915 S. Main Street, Centerville, OH 45458
AUGUST 2016   -   Dayton, OH
Mike's Carwash has started construction on a new location opening in the spring of 2017. The new wash will be located in Centerville on S. Main Street and will bring Mike's Carwash to a total of 20 locations within Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. "We've been looking for an opportunity to expand to Centerville for quite a while, so we are excited to be breaking ground," said Mike Dahm, Owner and President of Mike's Carwash. "Our people make the difference and we are proud to bring outstanding customer service to the Centerville community." Mike's is currently in growth mode, planning to open three to five new locations a year.

Mike's currently hiring for management positions as well as full- and part-time associates in Cincinnati, Florence, and Jeffersonville, Indiana. Candidates should be hard working and passionate about exceptional customer service. Learn more about job opportunities here
New Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Mike's Carwash Opening 2 New Locations Fall 2016:
814 Eastgate North Dr., Cincinnati, OH
1655 Veterans Pkwy, Jeffersonville, IN
MAY 2016   -   Cincinnati, OH
Mike's Carwash has started construction on 2 new locations slated to open in Fall 2016: Eastgate in Cincinnati, Ohio and at the corner of Veterans Pkwy and Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville, Indiana. These new sites will bring Mike's Carwash to 19 locations in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky.

"We are excited to continue our growth in the Cincinnati area, and expand our growth in Jeffersonville, Indiana - providing the local community with our award-winning service and state-of-the-art technology," said Mike Dahm, Owner/President of Mike's Carwash. "Our people make the difference and we are proud to bring outstanding customer service to these local communities."
7th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mike's Carwash Helps Seven Big Brothers Big Sisters Chapters for the Seventh Year
MAY 2016   -   Cincinnati, OH
This year, Mike's Carwash held its seventh annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters and it was a huge success. Similar to years past, the 2016 event was held at all Mike's locations on Saturday, May 7th. All 17 locations donated half the proceeds of every Works wash and Ultimate wash to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The one day event raised $45,382.51 this year!

The funds collected by each Mike's location will go directly to their local BBBS to help the youth in their communities by promoting higher aspirations, education and relationships. In fact, the funds benefit children within the same zip code as each of our wash locations!

Greg Ries, EVP/CFO at Mike's Carwash, said "giving back is something that is part of everything we do at Mike's Carwash. Our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters is special and we circle this date on the calendar each year as one of our most important days." Mike's would like to thank all of their Team Members, the seven BBBS agencies and all of their customers for making this event so successful again this year! They are proud to be given the opportunity to join efforts with such an influential organization to better our communities.
Mike's Carwash and Leukema & Lymphoma Society
Mike's Carwash raises $13,350 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during Free Ultimate Carwash Weekend at the newest West Chester location
APRIL 2016   -   Cincinnati, OH
The newest Mike's Carwash, located in West Chester at the corner of 747 and Union Centre Blvd, celebrated its grand opening with a Free Ultimate Carwash Weekend, April 8-10, 2016. Mike's Ultimate Wash is their best wash (a $20 value) featuring FastWax, Wheel Bright, Underbody Wash, and Tire Shine. All donations collected during the weekend-long event benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). A total of $13,350.61 was raised.

LLS is saving lives with over $1 billion invested since the 1950s to advance cancer therapies. Nearly 1.2 million people in the US are living with or in remission from a blood cancer. LLS partners with academic centers and biotechnology companies to get new treatments to more patients faster. Visit LLS.org to learn more about how LLS is "making someday today".

Thank you to everyone in the community who came out for a free wash and generously supported LLS!
Best Places to Work IN MikesCarwash.com - Best Employers in Ohio
Mike's Carwash named Best Place to Work in Indiana and Best Employer in Ohio
FEBRUARY 2016   -   Cincinnati, OH
Mike's Carwash was recently named one of the 2016 Best Employers in Ohio and one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Indiana. These statewide survey and awards programs are designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Ohio and Indiana, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2016 Best Employers in Ohio list is made up of 39 companies from across the state.The 2016 Best Places to Work in Indiana list is comprised of 100 companies from across the state and is divided into four categories based on company size.

"We are honored to be recognized as a Best Employer in Ohio and Best Place to Work in Indiana and we attribute our success to our team members continuing the Mike's tradition by creating a positive, fun, friendly work environment," according to Beth Daniels, Director of Human Resources at Mike's Carwash.

The companies selected were ranked and evaluated on workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics as well as measuring the employees' experience. "We continually strive to create an environment that is fun and rewarding so that our team members feel happy and engaged. We believe that happy team members lead to happy customers," states Greg Ries, Executive Vice President/CFO at Mike's Carwash.

Mike's Carwash has nine Ohio locations in Cincinnati and Dayton and seven Indiana locations in Fort Wayne, Evansville, and Mishawaka.