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In October and November, ASA-CO partnered with NAPA and BG, as well as the Elite NAPA Business Development Group, to offer training seminars for service writers in the area.

The ASA Colorado and Taggart Insurance announced that in conjunction with Anthem, we will now be offering a large group health insurance option to all ASA members.

Donny Seyfer ASA CO

Donny Seyfer presents on Lean Shop Efficiency to ASA-CO members


On November 9, ASA-CO held a Learning Circle on the topic of LEAN shop efficiency which was facilitated by Donny Seyfer, Chairman of ASA National.

On August 30, ASA-CNM hosted their Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser at the Isleta Golf Resort, located south of Albuquerque, NM. The beautiful sunny day offered a chance for shops and parts vendors to network and interact in a fun social setting. This year's event drew 122 golfers, the largest number of participants to date.

The Auto Body Association of Texas is focused on their future and saw close to 100 attendees participate in their Collision Industry Day, September 25 in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The meeting room was lined with sponsors providing support to the Texas collision industry and there was not an empty seat to be had in the classroom. The group was highly energized and welcomed the speakers with rapt attention.

Those who join HABA in the near future will be offered an opportunity to participate in the association's 2015 labor rate survey.

On Monday, May 18, ASA-CO hosted a Learning Circle on Best Hiring Practices at Dakota Ridge Auto in Littleton, CO. The educational event was facilitated by Mike Torres, owner of Dakota Ridge Auto.

On Monday, April 20, ASA-CO members met at Lake Arbor Automotive in Westminster, Colorado for a Learning Circle on loaner and rental cars. Dana TePoel, ASA-CO board member and owner of Lake Arbor Automotive, said the 18 automotive service professionals in attendance discussed their varying business models as it pertains to this issue.

On April 16-18, the Texas Tire Dealers Association (TTDA) and the Texas Independent Automotive Association (TIAA) joined forces for the second year to host the 2015 Texas Tire and Automotive Expo at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco, TX.

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