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Regional Association Event Announcements: September 2019

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On Sept. 12-15, the Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Mid-South (AAAMS) will host its 2019 Business Conference at the brand new Margaritaville Resort in Gatlinburg, TN. This will be the organization’s first conference in several years.


According to the association’s July newsletter, the event will begin on Thursday, Sept. 12 with dinner and networking opportunities. On Friday, Sept. 13, Board of Directors and Committee meetings will be held, while vendor tabletop displays will be available all day. The day will conclude with AAAMS’s Welcome Reception.


Saturday, Sept. 14 includes the AAAMS Annual Business Meeting and an update on the group’s Business Insurance/HR Services program though IGO Insurance Agency. Members will receive additional updates on programs and services from Fleetcor/Speedway, Kennedy Office, Net Driven and PrimePay LLC. The morning’s schedule concludes with “Trends in the Aftermarket – Near Term and Long Term” presented by Tom Tucker of the Auto Care Association. Tucker will then facilitate roundtable discussions.


Vendor tabletop displays will again be available during Saturday’s programming as well as during the evening’s President’s Reception. Saturday will conclude with a banquet, awards and AAAMS Scholarships Live Auction.


The conference will adjourn on Sunday morning after breakfast and an inspirational message from Jim Eastin. For more information about AAAMS and its upcoming conference, visit aaamsonline.com.


Northern VA I-CAR Committee to Raise Funds for CREF at Annual Golf Tournament


On Sept. 17, the Northern Virginia I-CAR Committee will host its 26th Annual Golf Fundraiser at Topgolf Loudon in Ashburn, VA. Funds raised will benefit the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and local high school and college collision programs. According to Committee Chair Rob Elison, “The event will bring industry partners together to show support and raiser awareness of the growing needs of local technical schools.”


Registration costs $150 per golfer and includes a lunch buffet and two drink tickets. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit icarnovagolf.weebly.com.


NCACAR’s Third Quarter Meeting Features ATI’s Keith Manich


The North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) will host its Third Quarter meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Carolina Collision Equipment in Mooresville, NC.

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