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On Thursday, June 29, the Competition Automotive Group hosted its Annual Car Show and BBQ in the parking lot of its BMW dealership in St. James, NY, to show appreciation for the group’s wholesale customers. Many industry professionals were in attendance, including members of the Long Island Auto Body Repairmen’s Association (LIABRA).
ASA-AZ hosted its 2017 Automotive Training and Expo, "Don't Get Left Behind," from June 9-11 at the WeKoPa Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, AZ.
On July 7, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 288 into law, increasing the penalties for drivers failing to comply with PA’s Steer Clear law. The new law will go into effect on Sept. 7, 2017.
In June, Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) vetoed Legislative Document 1540, which sought to require insurers in ME to communicate a specific auto body shop choice disclosure. The House voted 102-41 to override the veto, but the Senate failed to acquire the two-thirds margin required to override the Governor’s veto with a vote of 20-14.
In early May, Allstate announced it will be dropping its drive-in inspection stations, instead directing customers to the photo estimating system available through its mobile app – citing that customers have embraced the technology, with many opting for the virtual experience.
Jody DeVere’s breakout session addressed the importance and value of employing females in the collision repair industry.
Among the three breakout sessions offered on Tuesday afternoon during WIN's 2017 Educational Conference was "Why Is It So Important to Attract, Hire and Retain Women Employees?" presented by Jody DeVere, CEO of AskPatty.com.
John Royer, general manager at SheerMetal CARSTAR in Plano, TX, has no qualms admitting that his journey in the collision repair industry has been rather unorthodox, entering the business just four years ago with no experience.
McNaughton taught WIN Conference attendees about the importance of potential employees possessing the right traits and high emotional intelligence.
On the final day of WIN's 2017 Educational Conference in Denver, CO, Steve Trapp of Axalta Coating Systems and Rigina McNaughton from Salsapants, Inc. discussed "Creating a Customer Care Culture, and Finding and Inspiring a Staff to Support It."
Mike Jones lectured on the importance of seeking clarity in order to improve communication at the 2017 WIN Educational Conference.
On May 10, Discover Leadership Training's President Mike Jones presented "Creating a Better Version of Yourself" during the last day of WIN's 2017 Educational Conference.
On April 18, AASP-PA hosted a presentation during CIC Week in Pittsburgh, PA, featuring Vehicle Information Services Chief Counsel Erica Eversman.
Dan Roman – Collision Student (dark blue shirt), Keith Schieffer - UTI Instructor (maroon shirt), Dr. Claude Toland - Education Director (black shirt) & David Sydnor – Collision Education Manager (light blue shirt)
Juggling a job while obtaining an education poses a stumbling block for many students.
Toyota’s Collision Repair and Refinish (CRR) Training Center, located in West Caldwell, NJ, hosted an Open House on April 26.
During AASP/NJ's 2017 NORTHEAST Conference and Tradeshow, Mike Anderson of Collision Advice presented a seminar on "100% Disassembly and Parts Mirror Matching" for the first time ever.
Tony Lombardozzi teaches shops how to get paid properly.
On the last day of AASP/NJ's 40th Annual NORTHEAST Conference and Tradeshow, Superare Marketing's Tony Lombardozzi and Peter Abdelmaseh hosted two sold-out sessions for shop owners: "Stop Playing by the Appraiser's Rules" and "Set Your Own Prices and Make Them Stick."