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DRB Systems, LLC Acquires Washify Services, LLC

3/24/2021
Akron, OH March 24, 2021 – DRB® Systems, LLC, a leading provider of software and hardware innovations to the car wash industry, announced today that it has acquired Washify®, an advanced car wash point-of-sale system.

“Today, more than ever, we have assembled the best minds in the car wash industry,” said DRB CEO and President Dan Pittman. “We have not only joined two of the best car wash technology lineups, but we have also joined two of the most talented teams.”

DRB and Washify represent two of the fastest growing brands in the car wash space. By joining forces, they can offer car wash operators the widest set of technology solutions to profitably grow their businesses.

“Our industry is rapidly transforming. Recent consolidations warranted a change,” said Washify President Adam Korngold. “We wanted to be aligned with a best-in-class partner that supports our growth. I wanted to work with an organization that had the best interest of our employees at heart and that would allow us to remain in the industry doing what we love. DRB is that partner.”

Both companies will maintain their own brand entities and industry niches, leveraging synergies where possible to achieve the common goal of helping car wash operators sweat their assets. Korngold will continue to serve as President of Washify while Pittman continues to lead DRB as CEO.

DRB acquired Washify from Adam Korngold and private equity firm Ambina Partners, with the help of llegal services provided by Benesch and insurance brokerage and risk management consulting provided by Marsh, a business of Marsh McLennan. Legal services were provided to Washify by King & Spalding.

About DRB
For over a third of a century, DRB® supported – and often drove – an era of unprecedented growth in the car wash industry with point-of-sale and wash optimization software, hardware and services. Now as a masterbrand that includes DRB® Tunnel Solutions (formerly DRB Systems®), DRB® In Bay Solutions (formerly Unitec®), Suds CreativeTM, eGenuity®, Washify® and Sage MicrosystemsTM, that tradition continues. The DRB team works together toward a singular goal: To help all car wash operators squeeze every ounce of profitability out of their investments. They do this with data and industry insights, a best- in-class team and reliable, intuitive innovations that delight consumers and are secure, simple to service and easy to use. DRB is owned by New Mountain Capital, a New York-based investment firm.

About Washify
Built by car wash owners, for car wash owners, Washify is a leading provider of point-of-sale and
marketing solutions. Washify’s cutting edge software and hardware products empower car washes to better attract and service customers while growing their businesses and increasing profits. Based in West Roxbury, MA, Washify was founded in 2010 by Adam Korngold, a former car wash operator who saw firsthand the need for technological innovation in the industry.

About New Mountain Capital
New Mountain Capital is a New York-based investment firm that emphasizes business building and growth, rather than debt, as it pursues long-term capital appreciation. The firm currently manages private equity, credit, net lease real estate and public equity funds with over $30 billion in assets under management. New Mountain seeks out what it believes to be the highest quality growth leaders in carefully selected industry sectors and then works intensively with management to build the value of these companies. For more information on New Mountain Capital, please visit www.newmountaincapital.com.

About Ambina Partners 
Ambina Partners is a private equity firm investing in growth-oriented middle market companies. Ambina partners with forward-thinking management teams in sectors including enterprise software, financial services/insurance and other technology-enabled businesses. Ambina provides companies with the strategic and operational support that delivers long-lasting results. For more information on Ambina Partners, please visit www.ambina.com.

Media Contact
Taryn Chmielowicz
Vice President of Marketing
DRB
330-645-4200
[email protected]
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Summit County Debuts New Economic Development Website

3/25/2019

Summit County is looking to harness the power of the internet to help its economic development efforts. The county on Monday, March 25, unveiled its new economic development website, www.summit4success.com, which is designed as a one-stop site for those looking to relocate or expand their operations in Summit County. Created by the county's Department of Community and Economic Development, the site offers everything from general information about the business environment in the county to data on available sites and demographic information. "My team is constantly developing creative and innovative ways to retain and grow existing business while also attracting new talent and commerce to Summit County," county executive Ilene Shapiro said in a news release. "This website provides convenient access to a wide range of information related to living and working in Summit County, allowing any interested party to make informed business or personal decisions. This website will further the exciting economic resurgence we are currently seeing throughout Summit County."

Greater Akron Chamber Unveils Inclusive Economic Development Strategy

3/22/2019

The Greater Akron Chamber has a new strategy to help grow the regional economy as well as the organization. The “strategy blueprint” was unveiled Thursday night before about 900 people at the chamber’s 112th annual meeting at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. The blueprint reflects the changes taking place in the area as well as in the chamber’s mission to help local businesses, Steve Millard, who nine months ago became the organization’s president and chief executive officer, said prior to the meeting. “We are laying the foundation for the work we need to do,” Millard said. “We can’t wait to write a perfect plan. You need flexibility in everything you are doing.” This new chamber initiative succeeds its previous Advance Greater Akron program. The plan incorporates significant parts of the “Elevate Greater Akron” program that the chamber, Akron and Summit County governments developed last year to help the region grow, thrive and include all residents in economic opportunities.

Collaborate and Elevate

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1/14/2019

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AAF-Akron Presents "ADDY Cadabra! 2019 American Advertising Awards on Feb. 22

1/14/2019

Brace yourself for oddities, mysteries and astounding acts of advertising illusion! AAF-Akron holds its annual American Advertising Awards (locally known as the Akron-Canton ADDYs) at The Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, February 22, 2019. The prestigious American Advertising Awards event is a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by AAF. It honors creative excellence and cultivates the highest standards in the industry. With entries from Akron, Canton and surrounding areas, it is the largest advertising and marketing event in the area.

This year’s theme is ADDY Cadabra and is hosted by Eric Mansfield. The reception, beginning at 5:00 pm, includes restaurant tasting stations, a gallery of creative and cash bar. The award ceremony begins at 7:30 pm. Immediately following the awards, the official ADDYs After Party will kick off right on stage. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate and network with 400 area advertising and marketing communications professionals, industry suppliers and students! Greater Akron Chamber members receive $30 off non-member tickets by using this code: GACADDY19 

Corporate Technologies Group, Inc. presents Webinar on CRM & Cloud Telephony Integration on Jan. 24

1/8/2019

Corporate Technologies Group is hosting a webinar, CRM & Cloud Telephony Integration.  You've heard about integrating your Cloud telephony system with your CRM, but do you have the full picture on why you should? How does CRM and Cloud telephony integration help businesses? Why do businesses choose to connect the two? How does it work? What should you look for in a Cloud telephony system? We'll answer these questions and more at our free online event. Register today to save your seat! Click here to register.

Simplex-IT Presents Microsoft: What's Coming and Going in 2019 on Jan. 23

1/8/2019

Learn what Microsoft has in store for small-to-medium (SMB) businesses in 2019. Learn what products are losing support from Microsoft in 2019 and 2020. Face it, when it comes to introducing new technology to assist business with their IT and business needs, nobody outpaces Microsoft. When it comes to confusing people with confounding product names, versioning and product options that makes tax law a light read…well, nobody outpaces Microsoft. That’s why we’re putting on this special event. We’ll be pouring over what updates and upgrades Microsoft has in store for their major product lines in 2019. So come on over to our Stow offices, have lunch on us, settle back and hear what’s coming from Microsoft…and what’s going away. It's free to register.

Open Arms Adoption Presents Painting for a Purpose on Jan. 27

1/8/2019

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The Holiday Inn Akron West/Fairlawn Presents New Years Eve Celebration Featuring DJ Smoov on Dec. 31

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DJ Smoov is one of America’s most in-demand DJ talents, performing all over the country as one of the most sought after DJ’s for private events and hottest nightclubs. Smoov has spun private events for some of the most prominent celebrities, brands, and companies including LeBron James (NBA), Jimmy Fallon (late night host), 50 Cent(artist), Nicki Minaj (artist), James Harrison (NFL), Rockmond Dunbar (actor), Audio Technica (usa) NBC Network, 5/3 Bank, Victoria’s Secret, Next Clothing, Macys, just to name a few. His talents have also earned him the opportunity perform on Grammy award winning Bruno Mars 24k Magic World Tour on select tour dates. Working with many other artist as the opening DJ for their shows at concert venues all over the country.

Order of Events:
7:00pm - 1:00am: Dinner Package Access | Open Bar 7:00pm - 8:00pm: Hors D'oeuvres 8:00pm - 9:30pm: Dinner 10:00pm - 1:00am: Bar Only Package 12:00am: Champagne Toast Packages Available: Dinner Package Couple $325 Dinner Package Single Guest $250 Bar Only Couple $200 Bar Only Single Guest $150 All packages include overnight room, breakfast buffet the following morning and late checkout.

All packages must be purchased directly through the hotel sales office.  Call today to reserve your spot! (330) 666-4131.
 

Earth Fare Grand Re-Opening Event on Dec. 8

11/26/2018

What is happening on December 8?

  • The first 100 people in line at 7 a.m. will receive an Earth Fare mystery gift card valued at up to $500.
  • Grand Re-Opening celebration at 6:45 a.m. with dignitaries, the Greater Akron Chamber and a $1,000 give back to Let's Grow Akron.
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  • Product demonstrations and samples.
  • Fun day for the entire family with music.
  • Gift basket giveaways and raffles. 
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Sign up for Earth Fare’s Healthy Rewards.  You can download the mobile app or sign up for a card in store. Visit https://www.earthfare.com/healthyrewards to learn more.
 

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