"We had over 50 attendees in total participate in our June regional events, with over 50 percent being non-members who were interested in continuing to participate locally,” said WIN Board of Directors member Denise Kingstrom, who coordinated the events. “We were very happy to see the excitement and participation with these events and expect them to grow as we continue in these three markets and expand to new areas."
On June 13, the Southern California regional event, sponsored by BASF and Brad Mewes from Supplement, featured an industry presentation from Marcy Tieger, Managing Director of Symphony Advisors. I-CAR sponsored WIN's Chicago event, which included a presentation by Elise Quadrozzi, Director of Business Development for I-CAR. Rick Fifer, North America Business Service Manager for Akzo Nobel, provided the industry update at WIN's Atlanta event on June 14, which was sponsored by ABRA.
With a strong network of more than 400 members representing all segments of the collision repair industry, WIN offers many opportunities to get involved with ongoing initiatives as well as future regional events that, according to Kingstrom, serve to "further drive and expand WIN's mission, provide more frequent opportunities for both networking and education, as well as create a local network of resources and mentors. The events were also an opportunity to reach women who are unable to attend WIN's annual conference. WIN events offer not only networking opportunities, but also leadership and development opportunities.”
Responses to WIN's Regional Events were very favorable.
"The events were very well received and were the first time we hosted official Regional Events for both members and non-members,” Kingstrom shared. “All of the survey results showed extremely positive feedback and requests to continue with the events on a regular basis."
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