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(L to R) Tony Carrillo, Carrillo's Auto Body and president of CAA San Diego; Cindy Shillito, CAA Southern California representative; Hop Sanchez, FinishMaster and treasurer of CAA San Diego; and Carlos Vargas, Luxury Auto Body and secretary of CAA San Diego

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Louie Gomez and Monte Crooks of the ASA-AZ Prescott Chapter

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College of Alameda swept all of the awards with this beautifully designed logging truck.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 23:29

November 2015 News for ASA-AZ

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L to R: Anreas Stylianous (We Fix It Auto Repair), Luz Rubio (ASA of AZ), Frank Leutz (Desert Car Care), Dave Riccio (TriCity Transmission), Lee Miller (Lee’s Auto Repair)

Saturday, 31 October 2015 00:31

A Terrifyingly Hectic October for ASA-AZ

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The Automotive Service Association of Arizona (ASA-AZ) had another insanely busy month in October. The association's events included the Mohave Chapter's Management Traveling Show on 10/3, the Tucson Chapter Roundtable on 10/6, the State Board of Directors meeting on 10/8, the Tucson Chapter's dinner meeting on 10/14, and the Phoenix Chapter's dinner meeting on 10/21.

With summer drawing to a close and kids returning to school, September marks the return to the hectic nature of everyday life.

The automotive repair industry also experiences this reversion as associations return from summer break and become more active. Luz Rubio, Executive Director of ASA-AZ, noted, “September has been a very busy month for the Arizona ASA and its chapters.”

On September 17-19, the State of California Auto Dismantlers Association (SCADA) hosted their 2015 Annual Convention at the elegant JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square. Automotive recycling professionals from across the state gathered to greet old friends and welcome new attendees as they enjoyed training sessions with industry speakers, social events, a tour of a nearby scrap metal recycling facility and a trade show.

By using a different approach to attract more body shop people to their annual golf tournament, the powers that be at the Santa Clara Chapter of the California Autobody Association (SC-CAA) advertised FREE BEER in their email flyer for their 32nd annual golf tournament, held July 15 at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club in San Jose, CA.

When Jill Meeuwsen, the CEO of Synergy Management Consultants in San Ramon, CA, spoke to the members of the East Bay chapter of the California Autobody Association at their September meeting, she discussed the importance of leadership development and how to create a positive culture for her clients, many of which are body shop owners.