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Regional Association Event Announcements: November 2019


See below for a list of regional automotive association events coming up in November.


ASA’s November Webinar Wednesday Focuses on the New Smartphone Consumer


On Nov. 20, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) will host its monthly Webinar Wednesday at 1 p.m. EST. The November edition of the series will be “The New Smartphone Consumer,” taught by Jason Soto of MobileSoft Technology. Soto will educate participants on key mobile app features shop owners can use to increase car count and how facilities can benefit from a mobile app, plus he’ll share success stories from shop owners who have launched their own app. For more information or to register, visit asashop.org.


WIN to Host Drop-In Lunch During SEMA


On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) invites members, sponsors and designated guests to join the association for a quick networking lunch along with an update about WIN. The lunch will take place from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Room N221 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Those interested in attending must RSVP by visiting WIN’s website: womensindustrynetwork.com.


YANG Happy Hour During AAPEX19


The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) will host a Networking Happy Hour at the Yardbird Southern Table & Bar inside the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on Nov. 6. The largest networking meet-up of the year, this event is held in conjunction with AAPEX and is open to all current and new YANG members. Refreshments will be provided, but those interested in attending must RSVP by Friday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit autocare.org/yang/.


DRIVE Debuts New Workshop: The Power of Trust


On Nov. 18 and 19, DRIVE will debut a brand new workshop entitled “The Power of Trust” at DRIVE headquarters in Monrovia, CA. The workshop will focus on the crucial issue of trust and how it is vital for business owners to know how to earn someone’s trust and to know who to trust. The workshop will explore what trust is, how to earn trust and how to get it back once it’s lost.


According to Robert Spitz, senior vice president of Curriculum for DRIVE, “DRIVE is continually striving to bring the most advanced business practices and information to our clients,” he said. “[This workshop] speak[s] directly to the newest business systems and methods our clients want to know about.” For more information about DRIVE and its workshops, visit driveshops.com.


IABA Meetings in November


The Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA) will host two chapter meetings in November. On Nov. 14, the NW Indiana Chapter will meet from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Bullpen Luxury Bar and Grill in Schererville, IN, for the second part of a presentation on Non-Included Operations for Improved Profits. The Fort Wayne Chapter will meet on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Lucky Moose Bar & Grill in Fort Wayne, IN. For more information about IABA and its events, visit iaba1.clubexpress.com.


AWAF Pumps and Power to Feature FCA US Chief Engineer


On Nov. 6, the Automotive Women’s Alliance (AWAF) will host a Pumps and Power event at the Village Shoe Inn featuring guest speaker Karina Morley, global chief engineer Battery Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicle Systems for FCA US, LLC. For more information about AWAF and its events, visit awafoundation.org.


AASP-MO Gateway Collision Chapter’s November Meeting


On Nov. 13, AASP-MO’s Gateway Collision Chapter will host its next meeting, sponsored by Automotive Technology Institute (ATI). For more information, visit aasp-mo.org.


St. Louis I-CAR Committee to Meet in November


On Nov. 14, the St. Louis I-CAR Committee will meet at Ranken Technical College. For more information on the St. Louis I-CAR Committee and its events, visit facebook.com/ICARStLouisCommittee.


CABA Hosts November Events


The Chesapeake Automotive Business Association (CABA) will host two events in November. On Nov. 9, the group will host the newest installment in its Technical Training Series: “Tire & Wheel Basics and TPMS,” and there will be a CABA Happy Member Hour on Nov. 14. For more information, visit caba.biz.


ASA-AZ Tucson Chapter to Host Automotive Roundtable


The Tucson Chapter of ASA-AZ will host its monthly roundtable event on Nov. 5 at El Corral Restaurant in Tucson, AZ.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the event provides a forum for shop owners and managers to discuss the business challenges they face on a daily basis and brainstorm possible solutions. For more information, visit asaaz.org.


ASA-CO: Fifth Class in Series Focuses on Structural Capital


On Nov. 12, ASA-CO will host a seminar entitled “How to Create Competitive Advantage & Company Value Through Structural Capital” at Napa DC in Denver. The fifth in the association’s series of classes taught by Michael Herzberg Smith, this session will demonstrate the connection between the previous four classes, beginning with a review of the key elements from the previous sessions. Attendees will discuss the elements of value that private equity investors are seeking as well as how to begin building those elements into their businesses immediately. For more information on ASA-CO, visit asacolorado.org.


ASA Northwest’s November Meetings and Events


ASA Northwest’s eight chapters will meet in November to discuss industry issues.


  • Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. - Pierce Chapter Meeting at LaQuinta in Tacoma, WA.
  • Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. – Whatcom/Skagit Chapter Meeting at Park Bowl Restaurant in Bellingham, WA.
  • Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. – Eugene Chapter Meeting at Lane Community College, Automotive Technology Building #9 in Eugene, OR.
  • Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. – North Sno-King Chapter Meeting at Bob’s Burger & Brew in Everett, WA.
  • Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. – Olympic Peninsula Chapter Meeting at Kitsap Golf & Country Club in Bremerton, WA.
  • Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. – Spokane Chapter Meeting at Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, Lilac Room, in Spokane Valley, WA.
  • Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. – South Sno-King Chapter Meeting at Bellevue Brewing Company in Bellevue, WA.
  • Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. – Southwest Washington Chapter Meeting at South Puget Sound Community College, Building 27, Percival Room in Olympia, WA.


For more information, visit asanorthwest.com.

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