Regional Coverage

KANSAS CITY, Missouri  – The VISION awards committee announced and presented the annual VISION Facility of the Year award during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.     The award was established to honor a facility which conducts business in a manner which raises...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The VISION awards committee announced and presented the VISION Furthest Traveled award during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas. The award was established to recognize an individual or company who has made extraordinary efforts to attend...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Dave DeCourcey’s peers announced and awarded the inaugural ASA-Midwest Dave DeCourcey Next Generation Scholarship during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.  The award was established in honor of Dave DeCourcey, a long-time automotive service...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The VISION awards committee announced and awarded the inaugural ASA-Midwest Robert L. O’Connor Memorial Scholarship during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.  The scholarship was established in 2011 to commemorate the life of Bob O’Connor...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The VISION awards committee announced and awarded the inaugural ASA-Midwest President’s Award during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.  The award was established to honor an individual or company who has made significant contributions to...
CHARLOTTE (March 15, 2017) – Driving continued performance improvements across North America’s largest MSO network requires strategic planning, constant communication and dedication to the details by corporate team members and franchisees alike. To drive that through the organization and continue...
Torrance, CA, March 1, 2017 - Edelbrock is excited to announce their 12th Annual Car Show, which will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017.On Friday, May 5, 2017, Edelbrock will once again be opening the doors of their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to the public for free shop tours....
Autovitals’ Jimmy Lea, who dressed as “Doc” from “Back to the Future,” says shop customers are more likely to spend more per visit if a digital inspection shows them, with pictures, exactly what they are investing in.
Denver—Want to increase sales and create satisfied and faithful customers? Don’t “sell to” customers, educate them using the tools and advantages of the digital age — and keep them coming back. That was the advice from ASA Colorado Summit speaker Jimmy Lea, senior national sales manager at...
AdvisorFix’s Jeremy O’Neal opened ASA-CO’s Summit 2017 with a keynote address, advising resilience through industry shifts.
Denver—A record number of 265 attendees and 34 vendors went to the Automotive Service Association of Colorado’s 2017 Summit Jan. 27 and 28, at Lincoln College of Technology in Denver, marking a 110-attendee, 24-vendor increase over 2016. The weekend kicked off Friday night with a NAPA-sponsored...
Mark Martin has long found value in learning from business trainers and consultants as well as other successful shop owners.
Ankeny, Iowa—If there’s one thing that stands out most in talking to Mark Martin about his business, Ankeny Autobody1, it’s the degree to which Martin has sought out business ideas and inspiration from outside the walls of his 15,000-square-foot shop. He’s participated, for example, in an AkzoNobel...

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