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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

1/7/2019

The Bowery is proof real progress is being made toward regionalism.  There has long been talk of the need for a regional approach to economic development in Northeast Ohio. However, in most cases over the years, regionalism has been easier said than done.

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Greater Summit Networking Event

2/15/2016

You're invited to attend this free networking event for manufacturers and business owners, sponsored by the Summit Magazine and Black Pages Ohio. 

Meet with representatives from various corporations such as FirstEnergy, Honda, Kent State, Summa Health, Rockwell Automotive, CareSource and more, small businesses, and city departments.  Showcase your products and services.  And learn about the 2016 Greater Summit Business Conference & Expo.

Free admission • door prizes • hors d'oeuvres • business networking
For more information and to RSVP, call (800) 900-7735 or visit www.BPSpecialEvents.com.  Register today - vendor space available!

COVID-19 and Public Health Restrictions: What’s Now and What’s Next for Ohio Retail, Restaurants, and Bars

Join Roetzel attorneys Todd Book, Sherri Warner and Jeremy Young for a complimentary webinar addressing the current landscape of public health regulations relating to COVID-19 in Ohio. Topics that will be discussed include what retail establishments, restaurants, and bars can expect to see next from lawmakers and regulators, and how to deal with a citation for violation of a COVID-19 restriction.

DriveIT presents MYOB Monthly Community Workshop "Driving IoT: Digitally Transform...or Die"

DriveIT presents MYOB Monthly Community Workshop "Driving IoT: Digitally Transform...or Die" featuring Bill Paolillo (President of Infrastructure & Smarter Technologies, Welty Building Company) **FREE** Tuesday June 26th - Doors Open at 5:30pm, Presentation at 6:00pm. Refreshments compliments of Main Street Gourmet

This MYOB session focuses on the need to digitally transform a workforce in order to take advantage of the many advances and opportunities data literacy and visualization make possible in modern times. Northeast Ohio needs 700 Data Scientists and 700 Cyber Security leads by 2020, and currently we have less than 70 of each. As a region, we cannot "buy" this talent, we have to "build" it...and the time is NOW.

Electric Impulse Presents Camp NEXT


Accelerate SUCCESS for your NEXT generation.

Camp NEXT is a one-day experience for anyone between the ages of 13 and 35. What if you knew at 18 what you know now?  Can you imagine the boost you and your life would have if you were a 20- or 30-year-old person with the expertise of someone twice your age?  With the idea of "camp for adults," we developed a new event for our NEXT generation of leaders.

This camp will focus on several topics This camp will focus on several topics that fit under the communication umbrella. Identify Your Value as a teenager or a college student interviewing for a specific major or internship or a new graduate entering the work place or a young adult moving up the organizational chart:

  • Challenges of Next Generation Leadership
  • How To Tell Your Story
  • Dress for Your Success
  • Positive Social Media
  • The Interview
  • The Ask - for promotion, bonus or better job
  • Pretty Woman: Learn Table Etiquette
Our infamous lunch selections, snacks and take-home info will be provided.
Guest speakers will enhance the value and take-aways!   Reserve your seat by calling us at (330) 668-6569 or e-mailing [email protected].

$200 until April 1.  $360 for two siblings.  $525 for three siblings.

Hale Farm & Village Presents Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival on Jul. 14 & 15

Presented in partnership with Folknet, Music in the Valley is an opportunity to enjoy local musicians playing their banjos, guitars, and fiddles. Guests are welcome to stop and listen to the musicians as they tour the grounds, and can enjoy tasting wines from select Ohio based wineries. $10 adults (ages 13+); $5 youth (ages 3-12 yrs); members free Wine tastings are $10 for a glass and 5 tickets (good for one tasting each). Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Click here for more information.
 

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Presents "Off the Vine: An Evening Paring of Food & Wine" on Jul. 19

Enjoy the gardens and the FUSED exhibit on a warm summer night

After starting the evening with a glass of sparkling wine, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy samples of more than 60 varieties of wine at stations throughout the historic gardens, complemented by tapas-style offerings by Acme Fresh Market Catering, Driftwood Catering, Taste of Excellence, and Todaro's; with desserts by Tiffany's Bakery. Music by Celestial Strings, The Stingers, Tuesday Musical, and Zach Friedhof will enhance the evening. The Manor House is open for self-guided tours, and OFF THE VINE is also an opportunity to see "FUSED: Garden Gallery of Art & Metal," the outdoor garden exhibit inspired by the paintings of Gertrude Seiberling.

A retail wine pop-up shop will be open during OFF THE VINE, so that guests may purchase bottles of their favorite samples to take home.

"We're excited to present Off the Vine so that guests can enjoy a beautiful summer evening on the estate. It's perfect for a date night, or an evening out with friends, and we invite all of our supporters to join us," notes Sean Joyce, President & Executive Director of Stan Hywet.

Tickets for this 21 & over event are $65 per person, and reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased at stanhywet.org.
 

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