Tuesday, 31 December 2019 08:48

Regional Association Event Announcements: February 2020


AASPI’s 2020 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Diplomat West in Elmhurst, IL, and will feature Kristen Felder, CEO of Collision Hub. According to AASPI’s website, “Every day, her insights and experiences help her to ease the relationships between shops and insurers. Lessons are often best learned from our own experience but can hurt less when we learn from others. With over 20 years of experience in repairs and insurance claims, Collision Hub will break down the lessons learned by others for documentation and negotiation skills. Learn what pitfalls to avoid in your daily handling of customers, vendors and adjusters. Review real case studies showing the steps for Negotiation preparation and how insurers choose their battlefields.”


The meeting will also feature an OEM Repair Procedure Legislation Update. Several key legislators, including Kathleen Wills (D-77, Addison) and Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24, Cicero), will be in attendance to share their outlook for the upcoming session of the Illinois General Assembly, specifically as it pertains to passage of AASPI’s legislation seeking to mandate that all collision repair estimates be prepared based on OEM repair procedures.


Sponsors for AASPI’s Annual Meeting include AkzoNobel, BASF, Enterprise, Bankcard Analytics, Erie-LaSalle Body Shops, and Parkville Auto Body. For more information about AASPI and its events, visit aaspi.org.


CAWA Leadership Meeting


On Feb. 20-21, the California Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA) will host a leadership meeting at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, CA. For more information, visit cawa.org.


ASA Northwest’s February Meetings and Events


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


• Feb. 6 - Pierce Chapter Meeting at LaQuinta in Tacoma, WA.

• Feb. 12 – Eugene Chapter Meeting at Lane Community College, Automotive Technology Building #9 in Eugene, OR.

• Feb. 13 – North Sno-King Chapter Meeting at Bob’s Burger & Brew in Everett, WA.

• Feb. 18 – Yakima Chapter Meeting at River Ridge Golf Course in Selah, WA.

• Feb. 20 – Spokane Chapter Meeting at Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, Lilac Room, in Spokane Valley, WA.

• Feb. 20 – South Sno-King Chapter Meeting at Bellevue Brewing Company in Bellevue, WA.