This event will be free to attend and held on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 7:30-- 9:30 a.m. in Ballrooms D--E at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Seating for breakfast will be on a first come, first served basis and will be limited to 200 available seats.
The event will feature some of the most prestigious awards and recognitions from industry organizations that highlight standout individuals and businesses in the collision repair industry, including:
• Body Shop Business: Executive of the Year Awards (Independent and MSO)
• CIECA: Electronic Commerce of the Year Award & Outstanding Achievement Awards
• I-CAR: I-CAR Chairman’s Award, Jeff Silver Award and Russ Verona Memorial Award
• NABC: Award of Distinction and Body Shop Image Award
• SCRS: March Taylor Kina’ole Award and Affiliate Association Award
• AMI: AMI Graduating Class of 2018
As part of the morning ceremony, SCRS will deliver the March Taylor Kina’ole Award. The Hawaiian word Kina’ole is the embodiment of excellence in the highest form. It is often defined as "Doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling, the first time."
The spirit of Kina’ole permeates much of the work of SCRS, instilled in the organization by March Taylor, owner of Auto Body Hawaii in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, and SCRS board member. On August 26, 2007, March Taylor passed away.
“It’s important to us that we continue to embrace the legacy that March left behind,” shared SCRS Chairman Kye Yeung. “The concept of doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons and without any other motivation is really a celebration of pure passion for moving the industry forward. It’s recognizing those who have no motive, no agenda---just a genuine desire to help do good. We are really excited for this next presentation and to have the opportunity to recognize people in the industry who exemplify these traits.”