Regional Coverage

DENVER (November 26, 2018) –Employees from Larry H. Miller Dealerships in Colorado are inviting customers and local residents to help countdown to the holidays and spread goodwill by  donating toys and other items for families in need this holiday season. “The holidays are a special time to bring...
MWACA Executive Director of MWACA Sheri Hamilton addresses those in attendance for the recent kickoff of the SE Iowa chapter, held at Pizza Ranch in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
MWACA kicked off its new SE Iowa Chapter with an industry roundtable event, which was held at Pizza Ranch in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, with about 20 in attendance. MWACA Executive Director Sheri Hamilton was on hand as potential members discussed the upcoming Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo as well as...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – November 14, 2018 – Midas® franchisee Judd Kyle Shader was honored recently by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award. “IFA is proud to recognize Judd Kyle Shader for his extraordinary story and success,” said Robert...
SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2018) — Fifty-five Sonoma County non-profit organizations will benefit from nearly $450,000 in grants recently awarded by the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway. In total, $448,000 was distributed to youth-serving...
CHARLOTTE (November 12, 2018) — The keys to a Dodge Journey were given to the Salvation Army during their annual Tree of Lights Kickoff last Thursday night in Omaha, NE, thanks to the local CARSTAR owners, State Farm, Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Keystone, among others, in conjunction with...
Stillwell, Kansas— Over 120 first responders from the Kansas City and St Joe area attended demonstrations offered by CARSTAR on how to extricate people from today’s advanced vehicles.    The  National Auto Body Council First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.) training on the latest in...
SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2018) - Sonoma Raceway kicked off its season of giving today with the 18th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, which runs through Nov. 19. Race fans and community members can donate non-perishable food items at several North Bay locations, and all food collected will be...
Students display parts received for the first-ever SEMA Student Vehicle Build at ECO. Teacher Chris Coriz took students to the 2017 SEMA show and helped them prepare resumes, business cards, and a pitch to companies for donations.
Santa Fe, N.M.— When the moment arose for Chris Coriz and his students to take their program to the next level, they were ready. As part of SEMA pilot program developed to engage the next generation of automotive professionals and enthusiasts, high-school students from Coriz’s Santa Fe Early...
Richie del Puerto instructs Automotive Technology at Sno-Isle TECH and serves as a liaison with other instructors and industry partners.
Everett, Wash.—An informal group of veteran automotive instructors is using their experience and insights to drive important educational issues home to today’s trainers. For the past 17 years, Richie del Puerto has been the automotive instructor at Sno-Isle TECH, a fixture in South Everett for...
From left: Auto Collision student Hanna Quinteros pauses for a photo with Becky Taylor, manager of the Laird Noller Collision Repair Center in Lawrence, Kan., and president of the Topeka I-CAR chapter; and PPG Automotive Refinish Territory Manager Faith Schoovaerts.
Topeka, Kan.—After first hosting the events in 2016, the Collision Repair Education Foundation has grown the number of its transportation career fairs to 20 this year, partnering with the TechForce Foundation. Debuting Oct. 11 at Washburn University Institute of Technology’s Automotive Collision...

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