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Bethesda, Md.-The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has awarded $130,000 in scholarships to 80 students nationwide, including seven in the Northwest. The scholarships are for the 2018-2019 academic year. “We are pleased that the Aftermarket Foundation can help so many talented students...
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 * Verizon Indy Car Grand Prix, Portland International Raceway, Portland. Visit www.portlandgp.com. Sept. 1-2 * 11th annual Bigfork Rumble in the Bay, downtown Bigfork, Mont. For details, visit www.bigforkrumble.com. Sept. 3 * Roadsters Northwest Car Show & Swap Meet, Frontier...
Exceptional Customer Handling Skills provides participants with industry best practices that lead to increased customer satisfaction, higher customer retention, and better profitability. Attendees also learn how to recognize what each customer needs in terms of transaction timing and thoroughness....
NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mighty Distributing System of America is proud to announce that Griffin Enterprises, LC is the most recent Jiffy Lube group to acquire a Mighty Auto Parts franchise. The new portfolio company, doing business as Mighty of the Rockies, has become...
CAWA will hold its annual gala dinner the Sunday night before AAPEX/SEMA in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 2018. The event, to be held at Caesar’s Palace,  is exclusively sponsored by Motorcar Parts of America. This sponsorship allows CAWA to devote all the proceeds from the gala to its...
The Automotive Coaching and Training Strategic Planning Group (ACT SPG) is a peer to peer body of automotive professionals with one main objective: Applying proven strategic planning processes to ensure sustainable businesses growth and achieving long-term financial objectives. As an added bonus...
Executives from Toyota and Contra Costa College launch the T-TEN training program. From left to right: John Márquez, CCC; Mojdeh Mehdizadeh, CCC; Tom Trisdale, Toyota; Dr. Katrina VanderWoude, CCC; Shawn Domeracki, Toyota; Lucille Beatty, CCC and Bobby Sturgeon, CCC.
SAN PABLO, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) – Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) and Contra Costa College announced a new partnership on August 16 which will boost education and job growth, and address the need for talented and qualified automotive technicians across Northern...
Sacramento, CA – August 21, 2018 -- CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Bill Meyer of MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology to the Association’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC). When Chair Gosnell announced Mr. Meyer’s appointment he commented: “ Bill has been...
SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2018) – Sonoma Raceway and key figures from the founding of then-Sears Point Raceway came together today to mark the 50th anniversary of the facility’s ceremonial groundbreaking, which was celebrated on Aug. 14, 1968. Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page...
What: BASF is the presenting sponsor at the Goodguys West Coast Nationals Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA When: Saturday, August 24-26 Background:BASF will be the presenting sponsor of the 32nd Goodguys West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, CA from August 24-26, 2018. BASF will have...

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