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April marks the beginning of service for the 2016–‘17 Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) Board of Directors. The Association welcomed Carl Thomas, Lancer Service Auto Care, St. Paul , Bruce Tschida, Lake Marion Collision, Lakeville, and Dave Bock, Auto Value Parts Stores/APH, St. Cloud, to the Board of Directors.

VISION HiTech Training & Expo Honors Top Contributor & Educator Jeremy ONeal

Jeremy O'Neal, owner of Advisorfix. Credit Howard Pitkow


The VISION awards committee announced and awarded the inaugural ASA-Midwest President’s Award and the annual Educator of the Year award during the 2016 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) held its 2016 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, April 14, at the Ramada Plaza, Minneapolis. The event, with the theme “Lead the Way,” offered seminars covering topics from effective leadership, industry consolidation, and authentic persuasion to how to increase diagnostic labor sales and improve workflow scheduling. In addition, there were ample opportunities for networking and socializing with industry peers.


The Bloomington Chapter met at the Crazy Horse Food & Drink Emporium.

In February, the Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA) held five chapter meetings to present upcoming changes to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Wisconsin Auto Collision Technicians Association Ltd (WACTAL) held its 2016 Convention and Trade Show at the Ho-Chunk Conference Center in Baraboo, WI on February 26 and 27.

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 21:22

February ASA Midwest Chapter Meetings Highlight Important Issues for Body Shops

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Over 40 attendees lauded Cada's presentation as excellent.

The 2015 NABA Fall Annual Business meeting was held last November at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska. The assocation said the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is an incredibly beautiful facility with conference and meeting rooms. NABA President Trevor Emahizer, Plaza Buick-GMC, Omaha, had been a docent at the museum and secured the meeting space for NABA.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 22:53

ASA-Midwest Focused on Giving Back in December

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During the month of December, ASA-Midwest changed its focus from training to charitable initiatives in honor of the holidays.

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