Chasidy Rae Sisk


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Monday, 07 December 2020 23:43

Collision Repair Industry Associations Make 2021 New Year's Resolutions

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...from all over the U.S. to form this partnership. ASA Northwest is looking forward to serving our members with education, adding value to them and their business in 2021.”


SCRS demonstrated its dedication to continuing education by converting the association’s Repairer Driven Education and other programs to a virtual environment.


“While virtual delivery clearly has its advantages, it is no replacement for the face to face interaction and onsite engagement that occurs during an event,” Schulenburg said. “We are determined to work with our partners to find ways to safely develop and promote in-person opportunities for learning and information exchange.”


“In 2021, WIN plans to bring WIN to our members," said WIN Chair Cheryl Boswell. "Networking is important, and we realize our industry is craving these opportunities, considering the changes in the world. Stay tuned for exciting educational and networking opportunities!”


ASA Executive Director Ray Fisher agreed training is vital.


“The one word that will dominate 2021 as a resolution would be ‘adaptable,’" Fisher said. "We’ve all seen the rapid changes the collision industry had to make quickly in first quarter 2020 when the pandemic hit, and how it affected the marketplace for collision repairers, both short and long term. 


"ASA already had numerous digital resources in place so we expanded our frequencies and delivered information quickly and often---we will continue to do that in 2021 with our X50 Automotive Conference & Expo on April 30 and May 1, 2021.”


Josh Kent, who serves as executive director for both CCA and TCRA, hopes to see both associations continue to provide more training to shops in their coverage areas, while also increasing membership.


“Watching the changes that take place as shops learn more about proper repairs… that’s rewarding in itself!” Kent said.


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