According to AASP/MA Executive Director Lucky Papageorg, “We discussed developments at the ADALB and a situation [that] has prompted them to consider language for an advisory ruling regarding aftermarket parts as discussed in the governing regulations. The attendees participate in the conversation and exchange of information being provided.”
The Mid-State Chapter meeting was held on Jan. 9 at Worcester Technical High School. The Western Chapter meeting took place Jan. 16 at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural School in Northampton, and the Northeast Chapter met at the Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover.
“The main purpose is to get shops together to hear the direction and goals of AASP-MA and how their input and participation are important components. The importance of these chapter meetings lie in the development of business relationships with colleagues facing similar issues in an ever-changing industry,” Papageorg shared.
“Thus far, the meetings have met our expectations and continue to grow in size. It is very satisfying to hear the positive comments during and after the event. In particular, it is very satisfying to hear from attendees the next day when they call to say thank you and indicate they plan on bringing a non-member to the next meeting so they can see what they are missing.”
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