Monday, 11 November 2013 18:09

MN Meeting - Thriving in a Consolidating Collision Repair Marketplace

Thriving in a Consolidating Collision Repair Marketplace

 

November 20th, 2013

1:00pm-5:00pm

 

Embassy Suites Minneapolis-Airport

7901 34th Avenue South

Bloomington, MN 55425

952-854-1000

 

Description: How progressive independent and dealer auto body shops can thrive in a consolidating, web, social, and mobile world.


Who Should Attend: Independent and dealer single and multiple location shop owners and managers that are interested in learning how they can compete and succeed in a sonsolidating, web, social and mobile world.

What Attendees Will Learn: Attendees will be introduced to Ideas, products and services that will help them successfully compete against local, regional and national consolidators and franchisors. They will also learn how they can use the latest sales, marketing, customer retention and referral tools, technologies and techniques to capture, service and retain more customers, revenue and profit in a consolidating marketplace. 

The Presenters: Jim Keller and Frank Terlep have more than 75 years of combined collision industry experience between them.

 

 

 

 

Jim built his first shop in 1981; a second three years later. Jim has been a franchisee, consolidator and founded and operates the 1Collision Network. Keller is a former board member and past Chairman of the National Automotive Service Association, CIC Gold Pin member, former 3M/ARMS management workshop instructor, an inductee to the Collision Industry Hall of Eagles and was name 2003 Body Shop Business Magazine Executive of the Year.

 

 

Frank has been involved in the design and development of more than a dozen technology solutions for the collision repair industry, including the industry's first web based parts procurement platform, first mobile phone app, first CRM system, first mobile, social, web and digital sales, marketing, customer retention and referral platform, 4 different industry management systems and several other industry platforms still in use in thousands of shops in North America.

Agenda:

- Welcome and Introductions

- Discussion of attendees biggest market challenges

- Industry and consolidation trends

- Digital, social, mobile and web sales, marketing, retention and referral trends and how       they relate to the collision repair industry

- How independent auto body shops can succeed in a consolidating industry

- How independent auto body shops can capture, service and retain more customers, revenue, and profit in a consolidating marketplace

- How autobody shops in Minnesota can remain independent and receive many of the advantages local, regional and national consolidators claim to have over independent auto body shops

- Open discussion/Q&A

 

Cost: $79.00 for Event, refreshments and afternoon break

$159.00 for Special Guest Room Rates (contact hotel to book a room if necessary)

 

NOTE: Attendance is limited to 50 independent and dealership body shops

 

To attend this important and exciting event click below and complete the form. To register by phone, contact Karen Molnar at 888.377.2661 EXT. 112 or send Karen an email at kmolnar@summitsoftwaresolutions.com

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