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Regional Association Event Announcements: April 2019

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VAA To Host 2019 Convention & Trade Expo


From April 12--14, the Virginia Automotive Association (VAA) will host its 2019 Convention and Trade Expo at the Hilton Norfolk The Main in Norfolk, VA.


The event will kick off on Friday with the VAA Open Golf Tournament at Cypress Point Country Club. Participation in the golf tournament costs $125 per player. On Friday evening, attendees will enjoy a welcome reception on a cruise aboard The Spirit of Norfolk.


On Saturday at 8 a.m., the educational portion of the convention will begin with VAA’s Annual Meeting and an opening keynote address provided by Dr. Roy Littlefield, CEO of the Tire Industry Association. Two options will be available from 9--10 a.m.: “The Future of the Independent Tire Dealer,” presented by Patti Hoying, editor of Tire Review, and “Supercharge Your Front Counter Skills by Becoming a Customer Relationship Manager,” taught by ATI senior instructor Matt Winslow. The morning sessions will round out with a Peer to Peer Roundtable, moderated by Hoying.


Saturday afternoon will feature the 2019 VAA Trade Expo, where attendees will have an opportunity to visit a variety of industry vendors and also have a chance to win $1,500 worth of cash prizes. The evening will include a reception, awards banquet and “The Comedy of Jeff Allen.” The Next Generation Automotive Professionals Reception will take place at 10 p.m.


During breakfast on Sunday morning, closing keynote speaker Steve Gilliand will present “Enjoy the Ride.” The 2019 VAA Convention and Trade Expo will adjourn at 10 a.m.


Full registration for the event is available for $159. For more information or to register, visit vaauto.org.


Nashville I-CAR Committee To Support CREF With Golf Fundraiser


On April 16, the Nashville I-CAR Committee will hosts its annual Golf Fundraiser at Topgolf in Nashville, TN. The proceeds will benefit the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and collision programs in area high schools. This event is held as part of the committee’s dedication to the continuous improvement of Nashville-area high school and college collision programs.