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Thursday, 04 August 2011 15:34

Search for 2011 Pride Award Nominees Off to a Fast Start

Nominations for the 2011 Pride Awards are open. Six nominees for the prestigious NABC award have already been identified, with more spaces available.

The Pride Awards, sponsored by the National Autobody Council (NABC) and now in their 16th year, provide a rare opportunity to openly openly celebrate everything that is positive about the collision repair industry, and the men and women that work in it. Truly a part of NABC’s DNA, and an integral part of its history, the awards spotlight the many collision industry professionals that selflessly donate their time, energy and financial resources to worthy causes outside the industry.

Because it has been around almost as long as the NABC, Pride boasts a rich legacy of past winners, each selflessly contributing to the world around them in their own unique way. From the Pena family adopting an orphanage in Mexico to Sam Metz helping the Reno police find a murderer, the industry time and again demonstrates its bravery, philanthropy, charity, and selfless acts of kindness.

“We are asking the industry to look for those humanitarians in our profession that should be brought to the attention of the general public,” says NABC Pride Chair Janet Chaney. “Chances are, they won’t have to look too far as that kind of character is all around us. To be able to assist in finding these brave, compassionate individuals who all too often fly under the radar is a humbling experience for me. I encourage everyone to nominate a worthy individual, and help us celebrate their good deeds.”

The awards presentation takes place at the Collision Industry Achievement luncheon during the SEMA Show. Nominations for the 16th annual Pride Awards close September 15, 2011. Any individual, business organization, or group employed in a collision industry segment such as a collision repair business, vehicle manufacturer, supplier/vendor, educator, insurer, independent appraiser or trade association is eligible to be nominated. Nominations may be made online at If you have comments or questions, please call NABC Pride Chair, Janet Chaney at 480‐720‐2565.

NABC is a non‐profit organization dedicated to enhancing the image of the collision industry. Our ongoing and continued success is a direct result of the efforts and support of our sponsoring companies and membership. Please contact NABC directly for membership information. Call 1‐888‐667‐7433 (888‐66PRIDE) or go to

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