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12 NOLN | www.noln.net Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers Donate $6,316 to Harvest Hope Food Bank Harvest Hope Food Bank received a $6,316 donation from Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers to help feed the hungry across South Carolina. e contribution came af- ter a month-long donation drive in which Express Oil Change pledged $1 for every oil change in the Columbia area. e donation will provide 31,000 meals for those in need. Combined with last year's donation, Ex- press Oil Change has raised a total of $11,758 over the last two years for Harvest Hope. "We are very grateful for such a wonderful donation," said Denise Holland, CEO of Har- vest Hope Food Bank. "We are so very fortu- nate to have such wonderful partners in the community who are dedicated to helping the one in six South Carolinians who face hun- ger." "I was very impressed with Harvest Hope when I visited their facility" said Gregg Gas- kins, owner and operator of four Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers locations in Co- lumbia, South Carolina. "We are thrilled for the opportunity to give back to our commu- nity through Harvest Hope, and we plan on having another donation drive next Novem- ber." Last year, Harvest Hope provided more than 27.4 million meals to the hungry across 20 counties in South Carolina. e food bank sees more than 38,000 people in an average week, and the holiday season increases de- mand. Across Harvest Hope's territory, there are more than 200,000 children who strug- gle with hunger. AOCA's 2017 iFLEX Convention Co-locating with The Car Wash Show in Las Vegas e Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) is once again co-locating its annual iFLEX convention and tradeshow with the International Carwash Association's (ICA) annual e Car Wash Show. e show will be held April 4-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with a couple of pre-show events on April 3. e Car Wash Show brings together the leaders, innovators and decision makers of the professional carwash and fast lube in- dustries. In 2016, the show boasted almost 8,000 attendees representing nearly 10,000 car care locations all over the world. At the show, you can connect with hun- dreds of vendors on the trade show floor, network with other operators and discover new products and innovations. EDUCATION e Car Wash Show and iFLEX 2017 will feature a number of industry educational events geared to providing practical advice and real-life solutions for business growth and success. A complete list of educational sessions was unavailable as of press time. However, it has been reported that ses- sions will cover people management, cus- tomer experience, industry trends, busi- ness management and marketing. REGISTRATION ere are several different registration types offered at this year's show. New for 2017 is the VIP Access. is registration lets you re- ceive your badge by mail in advance of the show to avoid waiting in lines when you ar- rive. You get to experience two extra hours of VIP trade show time before the show opens on Wednesday and ursday. You will receive access to the Century Club lounge through- out the show, and you will enjoy free luggage check at the Las Vegas Convention Center and a complimentary shuttle ride to McCa- rran Airport on ursday, April 6. VIP access is a $100 add-on for All Access Pass holders. e All Access Pass gets you access to the trade show, welcome reception and exhibitor booth crawl, as well as more than 70 educa- tional seminars, quick hits and the keynote speech. e cost is $299 for members and $399 for non-members. ere are also trade show only passes available. To register for the show, visit: www.aoca.org From left to right: Brian Mcconchie, WACH Fox; Holly Coker, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers; Laura Wedell, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers; Amy George, Harvest Hope Food Bank.