Held in conjunction with AAPEX, this event is YANG’s largest meet-up of the year.
David Pinkham, Auto Care Association’s (ACA) liaison to YANG, stated, “The AAPEX Happy Hour was an enormous success. Our goal was to host an event that exemplified how far YANG has come, and we feel like we did just that. We chose a more convenient location, extended the event by 30 minutes, and offered a wider array of drink and food options. Within the first 45 minutes, we hit our goal of 280 attendees.”
“The event exceeded our expectations in terms of both feedback and attendance. We did not believe we’d reach capacity that quickly, and unfortunately, not everyone could participate. Those who did make it into the event were impressed,” Pinkham continued.
Because YANG’s primary purpose is focused on industry networking, YANG attempts to schedule meet-ups at every industry event because “they bring in new members and demonstrate to our supporters that YANG is growing and vibrant,” Pinkham explained.
“AAPEX is by far the largest gathering of YANG members, so we host a big event every year to bring everyone together and to thank our members, mentors and sponsors, while also ensuring attendees can network and enjoy themselves,” he added.
Feedback from YANG members and supporters has been “overwhelmingly positive,” Pinkham shared. “Attendees were impressed by the venue and how quickly it filled up, but next year, we’re planning to set up a higher attendance goal and enable more people to participate.”
For more information about YANG and its next meet-ups, visit autocare.org/yang.