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2014 ATE Survey - Please Take a Few Minutes To Complete

If you attended our ATE Training Expo event on March 21-23, 2014, we would like to get your feedback and comments.

If you could take a few minutes and fill out our 2014 ATE Survey, this will enable the ATE Committee to continue to improve the training in the future.

Click Here for the Survey

NACE/CARS Hotel Registration Open for Detroit 2014

The Marriott Renaissance Center is the headquarter hotel which is owned by GM. The COBO convention center is about a 5-7 minute walk along the brand new riverfront (on the other side of the river is a beautiful view of Windsor, Canada). If they don’t want to walk, the COBO center is the first stop on the People Mover (tram).
 
There is a a room block for your ASA Members to be at the Marriott and have pre-reserved guest rooms. The link below will open right to the first page of the housing site and allow the reservations to be made at the Marriott in the ASA Member block only. Additionally, the group will have access to the special NACE I CARS group rate at the Marriott, while will carry throughout the week. I would urge them to make their reservations prior to July 1st to ensure availability.
 
https://www.tphousing.com/r2/startres.aspx?EICode=2948&AttCode=1913

Colleyville, Texas, April 1, 2014 – The new website for NACE and CARS are now live at www.NACEexpo.com or www.CARSevent.com. Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director, stated, “With so many new things happening around this long-standing conference and expo, it was important to roll out a new website. The event has so many positive changes in training, education and displays, and they are now accurately reflected by this site.” Now in its 32nd year, NACE/CARS 2014 will feature numerous opportunities for technical training, business education, demonstrations, networking and technology showcases for stakeholders, owners, managers and technicians in the collision and service repair industries.

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2013 Outstanding Member Of The Year

Bryan Kelly with Valley Automotive Electric has been named our 2013 Outstanding Member of the Year.

There are always many people that stand out and definitely deserve to be the recipient of the award, but we do have to choose just one.
The criteria for the award does not stop at just being involved with our association, but also includes involvement in our local communities to make this state a better place to live.

Bryan Kelly is active in the local Maple Valley business community as well as in the local automotive industry. He is an active board member for the Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce (Legislative Chair), a board member for Maple Valley Rotary and is the mechanical chairperson of the Snohomish/King County ASA (Automotive Service Association).

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.