On June 9--10, the Iowa Automotive Recyclers (IAR) hosted its Annual Summer Outing at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville, IA. According to Sue Schauls, Executive Director of IAR, "The Iowa Automotive Recyclers annual Summer Outing went well as usual. The IAR event draws a crowd of over 100 recyclers from 30+ salvage yards, some from out of state.”
In recent months, ASA Midwest has been busy pursuing their goal of advancing professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry. In June, the association held its Annual Tailgate event, after expanding its SOS program in May when they kicked off the first meeting for the Central MO chapter.
With the start of the New Year, the Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA) was presented with a large challenge: the Association's Executive Director, Tony Passwater, resigned after 12 years in the position.
ASA-MI has been very busy for the past couple years as, in addition to holding their normal programs, the association spent an exorbitant amount of time representing the collision and mechanical automotive repair industries in legislative battles.
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) recently raised over $9,000 during its 2017 fundraising campaign to support the AASP-MN Automotive Education Fund.
ASA Midwest has stayed busy for the past couple of months with chapter meetings, networking events and even a kickoff for their new chapter in Northwest Arkansas.
On Wednesday, August 24, AASP-MN hosted a Night Out with the St. Paul Saints, a networking event that attracted 102 attendees to join the association at CHS Field in St. Paul.
On Tuesday, June 14, the ASA-OH hosted a Central OH Networking Event which provided an opportunity for association members to get to know one another in addition to offering some educational information.
On Saturday, June 18, ASA-Midwest hosted an Employee Appreciation event at Kauffman Stadium with members tailgating before enjoying a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers.
Mike Swift, President of ARA
On May 12-14, the Automotive Recyclers of Michigan (ARM) held its Annual Road Show Business Networking Conference at the Highway Auto Parts Yard in Roseville MI, one of the busiest yards in the Detroit Metro area.