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Government Regulatory Compliance, LLC., a consulting firm in Reno, NV, recently announced that they had been selected to evaluate a new e-Commerce risk rating system developed by a group of private investors as a secondary screening measure for vendors, lenders and insurers within every aspect of...
SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2017) – More than 300 Sonoma Valley children enjoyed a day of holiday cheer under sunny skies at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday at the 13th annual “Race to the Holidays” Children’s Christmas Party. The raceway teamed up with the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (...
Sacramento, CA – December 8, 2017--CAWA Chair of the Board, Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global, has appointed Michael Rukov of Repworks Marketing to the Association’s Board of Directors. Mr. Rukov will also serve as the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) representative to the Board of...
SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2017) – Ever dreamed of piloting the Sonoma Raceway road course in your own car?  Now you can, all in the name of charity, as the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) hosts the 5th annual Laps for Charity event on Saturday, Jan. 20. This once-a-year-...
Sacramento—The Bureau of Automotive Repair’s (BAR) is offering it Auto Body Inspection Program to consumers. It offers no-cost inspections of collision-related repairs to help ensure the safety of California motorists and their vehicles. Undetected deficiencies could reduce the structural integrity...
Blue Streak named UTI student Daniel McMahon as a recipient of its $5,000 scholarship.
David Pajon, of G&C Autobody, accepted an “Award of Distinction” presented posthumously to his uncle, Gene Crozat, at an award ceremony in Las Vegas in early November. The award recognized Crozat, who died in late 2016, and his business for charitable work, including providing a day at...
Guest speaker at Saturday’s luncheon, Rocky Khamenian, ASCCA state vice president, talked about how ASCCA and educators can work together to help our industry train new technicians.
Pasadena, Calif.—The California Automotive Teachers (CAT) association held its two-day 2017 fall conference at Pasadena City College with a focus on NATEF instructor training and new technologies. The conference had 32 exhibitors and presenters and 140 attendees. “The 2017 fall conference was a...
Carolyn Coquillette is the 2017 Female Shop Owner of the Year, awarded by Women in Auto Care. Two years ago, Coquillette founded Shop-Ware, a shop management system that currently has 80 subscribers and is growing.
San Francisco—This year’s Industry Week in Las Vegas was a little extra special for Carolyn Coquillette. For being an innovator and a leading shop operator nationwide, she was named the 2017 Female Shop Owner of the Year by Women in Auto Care, an organization that is dedicated to providing...
From left: Office Manager Allison Molinas, Owner J.R. Hubbard and Co-Manager Anthony Molinas are always seeking out a better way to fix a car at Selecta Auto Body.
San Francisco—By prioritizing OE training, quality work, being a green facility and a responsible employer, Selecta Auto Body in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco is succeeding in a tight market, according to its owner J.R. Hubbard. With 15 employees and repairing 100-120 vehicles...
From left: Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, in Turlock, was installed as the CAWA 2018 Chair of the Board. Other officers pictured who were installed include Vice – Chair Dan Hanson Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company; Secretary Tom Seboldt of O’Reilly Auto Parts; and Immediate Past Chair Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global.
Las Vegas—The CAWA Annual Membership Dinner, held in conjunction with Industry Week in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, raised $24,705 for the CAWA Memorial Scholarship Fund, generated from the event’s live auction and raffle. Ted Wise, former co-president and COO of O’Reilly Auto Parts, provided the...

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