Thursday, 24 January 2013 21:02

National Auto Body Council Accepting Nominations for Award of Distinction

The National Auto Body Council will accept nominations for the Award of Distinction through Sept. 15, 2013. The Award of Distinction continues the tradition of the NABC by celebrating selfless acts by industry professionals for the benefit of others.

Industry professionals are encouraged to nominate someone who has gone out of their way to promote the image of the auto body industry. Nominees can be a vehicle manufacturer, a supplier/vendor, educator, insurer, independent appraiser or someone affiliated with a trade association.

The Award of Distinction has been given for bravery, philanthropy, charity, and selfless acts of kindness. It transcends the rigors of daily business to uncover those helping the world around them without a thought of recognition for themselves. Any individual, business organization, or group employed in a collision industry-related segment such as collision repair facility, vehicle manufacturer, supplier/vendor, educator, insurer, independent appraiser or trade association is eligible to be nominated. The winner will receive a trip for two in the continental U.S., 2 nights stay, and some spending money, with the whole trip package capped at $1,500.

In addition, the National Auto Body Council is making a concerted effort to recognize those who perform good deeds on an ongoing basis, not within the confines of any particular time frame.

“Anytime someone in the industry does something worthy of the award, we’d like to encourage folks to go the NABC website and fill out the form we provide,” said NABC board member Janet Chaney. “The individuals who are so recognized will be featured in our newsletter and automatically become nominees for the Award of Distinction.”

“The collision repair industry is a dynamic profession that continually adapts to best address the challenges facing it,” added National Auto Body Council National Director Chuck Sulkala. “As our industry moves forward, it makes sense the awards promoting it should evolve, too. Like the Pride Award that came before it, the Award of Distinction will serve to shine a bright light on the best the industry has to offer.”

Those wishing to submit a nomination should submit it online at: http://www.autobodycouncil.org/files/NABC_nominate_distinctionaward.pdf

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