Business Buzz: Local car washes to go by new name; The Burnout Prevention Project; and workplace etiquette

Check out what caught the attention of the business team this week.

All of the three Custom Express locations in the metro area are now Tommy's Express Car Wash. This is the Moorhead Highway 10 location on May 16.
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The three Custom Express Car Washes in the Fargo-Moorhead area will now go by a new name.

According to a news release, the name was changed May 3 and the locations now go by Tommy’s Express Car Wash. The name may be different, but ownership is the same. Jason Gehrig, who brought the three Custom Express washes to the metro, will own the Tommy’s Express locations, too. Gehrig also owns locations in Bismarck, Aberdeen, S.D., Duluth, Rochester and the Twin Cities area.

Tommy’s is promising several improvements at their washes to coincide with the name change. Those changes include reduced membership prices, the elimination of RFID membership tags in favor of faster license plate readings and new ceramic wax, tire gloss and dry huggers.

Existing Custom Express club members will not need to take any action for their membership to be converted to a TommyClub membership. The TommyClub membership can be used nationwide, the news release stated.

The local franchises are operated by Premier Wash Systems, which Gehrig and Kevin Christianson own. “We are very excited to bring the first car wash Jason and I built on 32nd Ave. along with subsequent local washes into the Tommy’s Express family. It will be great for our local clients to experience the improvements being made, including our members being able to wash at Tommy’s Express’ anywhere,” Christian stated via news release.


According to its website , there are 205 Tommy’s Express locations across 31 states either open or coming soon.

The three metro locations are at 4682 32nd Ave. S. and 1702 40th St. S. in Fargo and 3102 U.S. Highway 10 in Moorhead. A fourth location is planned for 3115 8th St. S. in Moorhead.

RESET YOU Retreat planned June 14

Officials with The Burnout Prevention Project want to help women "re-align with what matters in 2022" by hosting a RESET YOU Retreat from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 14 at Rustic Oaks near Moorhead.

Founder Kelsey Buell and Creative Content Strategist Grace Lange explained via news release they hope to bring awareness to burnout culture and its effects through group coaching programs, conferences and business-facilitated workshops.

Retreat speakers Melissa Marshall and Michaela Schell will dive into how to set goals that stick.

"It is essential that we take time each year to focus on goal setting and resetting because our goals and aspirations are always changing. It is also essential to take time doing this with other driven, high-achieving women who want to see you and everyone around them succeed," said Buell via the release.

To register, visit
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In a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, 61% of respondents said providing two weeks' notice is a courtesy rather than a requirement.
Contributed / The Harris Poll and Express Employment Professionals


Two weeks or not two weeks? That is the question

Let’s say you are absolutely miserable in your job.

Luckily, you find a much more promising position. Even better, you can start immediately. Should you end the suffering at your current workplace and walk out that day? Or should you do what has long been considered proper workplace etiquette and give two weeks’ notice?

Although giving advance notice is sometimes viewed more as a courtesy vs. a hard-line requirement, one study shows 53% of companies would never rehire someone without it.

That’s according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. When thinking about the last job they resigned from, only 55% of adults gave their former employers two weeks’ notice, while another 18% did not. The proportion that didn’t give their last employer two weeks’ notice increased to nearly 1 in 4 among Gen Z (ages 18-26, 23%) and millennials (ages 27-40, 22%).

Four in five adults (80%) add that employees who do not provide adequate time for transition are viewed negatively by the company, and 77% worry the company would provide a bad recommendation. Still, 75% believe there are times when it’s appropriate to quit a job without providing a two weeks’ notice.

Among those who have ever resigned from a company, about a third say there has been a time when they’ve given two weeks’ notice, but their employer did not let them serve out the full time.

Men are more likely than women to say this has happened to them (42% vs. 28%).

Angie Wieck is the business editor for The Forum. Email her at
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