By B.J. Johnson
ASA-Rhode Island To Hold Management Education Event
The ASA-Rhode Island affiliate will hold an educational event June 25-26 at the Radisson Providence Airport Hotel in Warwick, R.I. The two-day event will feature two AMI seminars. Attendees will earn credits toward the institute's Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation. George Witt, AAM, will teach two of his AMI accredited seminars, "Marketing for the Independent Service Facility - The Basics" and "Become the Manager Everyone Wants to Work For."
To register or more information, contact Omar or Karen Martin at (401) 789-5840/(401) 789-3150.
ASA-Nebraska Announces Convention Dates and Theme
The ASA-Nebraska 2005 affiliate annual convention will be held Oct. 14-16 in Kearney, Neb. The theme for this year's event is "A Blueprint for Success." Event highlights include management education and technical training, as well as an exhibitor showcase. As the blueprint for the convention takes shape, more information will follow.
To learn about the ASA-Nebraska convention, contact Tom Scanlon at (402) 476-1815 or Bryan Haase at (402) 466-6010.
Illinois Affiliate Plans Lake Cruise
The second annual 2005 ASA-Illinois Mechanical Division (ASA-ILMD) cruise and fireworks display will be held July 22 on Lake Michigan. Attendees will enjoy an evening of famous Windy City delicacies, as well as a fireworks display.
To register, or for more information, contact the ASA-ILMD office at (630) 969-4563 or visit the affiliate's Web site, www.asaillinois.org.
Shop Owners Commit Total of $35,000 to AMI
Mike Anderson, owner of Wagonwork Collision Centers in Alexandria, Va., has committed $25,000 and Myron and Linda Hazen of Collision Repair Center Inc. in East Moline, Ill., have committed $10,000 to EXCEL, the resource development effort of the Automotive Management Institute (AMI).
Their commitments to AMI will be combined with other leadership contributions to continue AMI's mission of providing and promoting practical business management education tailored to the automotive service industry.
Anderson is an AMI-approved instructor. In addition to teaching, he is also pursuing the Institute's Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation, which is awarded to students after their completing 120 credits of management education. "When I take an AMI course, I always leave with a new strategy or solution that I can immediately implement in the shop. AMI courses have made me more successful, and I'm pleased to give financial support to EXCEL," said Anderson.
Myron, who earned his AAM designation in 2003, also said his management skills are stronger and his business more successful because of AMI courses. "My financial commitment to AMI is a way of giving back to the Institute and helping ensure its future," said Myron.
Recruit and Win!
The Chairman's Club has always been an integral part of ASA's membership recruitment program. All you have to do to become a part of the Chairman's Club is recruit at least one member. The rewards? Depending on your level of participation, you could receive recognition in AutoInc., recognition at ASA's Celebration of Excellence, or you may even win the grand prize of one expense-paid trip to the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) or the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE). For more details about the Chairman's Club, please visit the Members Only area of ASA's Web site at www.asashop.org.
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