Chasidy Rae Sisk

Chasidy Rae Sisk

Chasidy Rae Sisk is a freelance writer from New Castle, DE, who writes on a variety of topics. She can be reached at crsisk@gmail.com.

Photo estimating is the newest hot topic in the collision repair industry, causing quite a stir after Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware passed laws allowing insurers to write estimates based on photos of vehicle damage submitted by the insured. Advocates of photo estimating praise its convenience while those in opposition are concerned about supplement increases and its impact on the reputation of collision repair facilities.

On Tuesday, May 3, during the 2016 Educational Conference, WIN members took a break from the informative sessions to honor the 2016 Most Influential Woman (MIW) honoree as well as this year’s scholarship winners. The MIW Reception was held outside and attendees were dressed to the nines as they sampled hors d’oeuvres while networking with their collision repair industry peers.

On the second day of WIN®’s 2016 Educational Conference in Tampa, Shannon Miller, Olympic Gymnastics Champion, delivered the event’s Keynote Address: “The Gold Medal Mindset.”

On April 18 and 19, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) headed to Washington DC for its 9th Annual ARA State Legislative Summit and Hill Day.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 20:31

CREF Makeover Grant Receives Its Own Makeover

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In 2009, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) founded its Ultimate Collision Education Makeover Grant. Since then, over $3 million in cash and in-kind donations have been awarded to collision repair training programs to help supply them with the tools, equipment and training necessary for their students' education.

On Wednesday, February 17, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) hosted an online demonstration and press conference on a new tools resource, created in conjunction with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. Donny Seyfer, ASA Chair, conducted the information webinar about the new OEM Resource Center, a project that began several years ago.

On Thursday, February 18, the Women's Industry Network (WIN) hosted "Why WIN? An Introduction to the Women's Industry Network" to explain WIN's mission, how WIN engages women, why the industry needs WIN and how to get involved.

Thursday, 21 January 2016 19:32

A Decade of WINning

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As the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) approaches its 10th anniversary in 2016, the association celebrates a decade of WINning with big plans for the new year after enjoying a successful 2015.

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Monday, 14 December 2015 19:19

ARA Works on Important Issues for 2016

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According to Mike Swift, President of the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), ARA is jumping into the new year feet first as they explore some very important issues impacting their industry.

On September 18, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) hosted their Cars, Careers and Celebrities event in Chicago, and it was a complete success, according to Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development for CREF.

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