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NACE/CARS - July 21-25, 2015

NACE/CARS - July 21-25, 2015 - COBO Center - Detroit, MI
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ASA Northwest Members - Enter in your membership number to receive your NACE/CARS discount.

International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) – the world’s collision event – represents the only B2B event of its kind specifically designed for collision repair industry professionals from around the globe. NACE features a comprehensive educational Conference and Expo with hundreds of diverse exhibiting companies displaying the latest equipment, products, services and technology available to today’s collision repair industry.
Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) – the premier event for automotive service professionals – features a high-quality education lineup led by industry leaders, along with an exhibitor showcase of automotive service and repair related equipment, products and services.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is the sponsor of NACE and CARS. ASA is the largest international not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive industry through education, legislative representation and member services.

Mark Your Calendars!!!

June 25-28, 2015 - Summer Retreat
Shilo Inn - Seaside, OR

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Hotel Information located on Registration Form
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August 12, 2015 - ASA Northwest Annual Golf Tournament
Eagles Pride Golf Course - JBLM, Dupont, WA
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August 27, 2015 - ASA Northwest Annual Family Fun Night
Cheney Stadium - Tacoma, WA
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2014 Outstanding Member of The Year

Outstanding Member of the Year 2014 – Pete & Nita Harksell


Pete Harksell has been a ASA member since 1982, working with his father in his shop. 

In 1991, Pete and Nita Harksell opened their own shop, Pete’s Auto Repair in Ferndale, Washington and joined ASA.

Pete’s Auto Repair has been a AAA Top Shop since 2008 and a AAA shop since 1992.  They are a NAPA Auto Care Center through which Pete was awarded the Regional NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year Award in 1998/99 and again in 2014.  Pete has been an ASE Master Tech for many years and is also a certified Parts Specialist and Service Consultant.

Pete & Nita have been very active in the Whatcom/Skagit until since joining ASA in 1992.  They took over the annual “Lights-On” event in 2005.  Pete was the Unit President for 1999/2000 and Immediate Past President 2001/2004.  Nita was the Treasurer of this unit from 2001 until 2012.  Nita has always been very active in planning the Whatcom/Skagit Christmas Parties too.

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NEW Member Benefit

The ASA Marketplace offers ASA Members great new opportunities - as well as its extensive coverage of existing benefits - to help small business owners save money on a variety of products and services to run your business.

FREE ASA Northwest Mentor Program Available!!!

FREE ASA Northwest Mentor Program - Is Your Business Still Making a Profit?
By Brian Johnson, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, ASA Northwest

The economy has been tough for many businesses, including the auto repair industry. Many of us have seen sales volume not only stop growing, but also decrease the last couple of years. Do you have vendors that you owe 60 to 90 days out?  Very likely, if your business was making a small profit before, it is not making any profit now. These are signs that we need to ask for a little help.