By Levy Joffrion
NASTF Fall Meeting Features SDRM Panel
The National Automotive Service Task Force will hold its fall general meeting Sunday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Room South Pacific C.
This year's fall meeting will feature the usual committee updates, along with a panel discussion titled "Maximizing the Value of the Secure Data Release Model (SDRM)." The SDRM is currently used to access secure data such as key codes and pin codes.
In addition, there will be a special report on progress by the Canadian CASIS group to ensure information availability in Canada.
Golf Fundraiser Largest Yet
The ninth annual I-CAR Education Foundation golf fundraiser, sponsored by PPG Automotive Refinish, raised more than $30,000 for the foundation's Collision Repair Education Campaign fund. It was the largest annual fundraiser to date.
A sold-out crowd of 144 golfers enjoyed a day of golf at the Eaglewood Golf Course in Itasca, Ill., July 22, followed by an evening reception.
The funds raised will go toward supporting upcoming scholarships and grants for collision schools and students.
Girl Scouts at NACE Too!
Just about everybody who is somebody in the collision industry will be at the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) Oct. 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Also there will be the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada as part of a program to introduce the young ladies to the collision industry and the possibilities for careers in the industry. Collision Hub will be hosting the Girl Scouts' attendance in conjunction with the National Autobody Council (NABC), Women's Industry Network (WIN) and the I-CAR Education Foundation. Collision Hub is a networking and referral website for the collision repair industry.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Blackman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GAAS Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
Applications are now being accepted online for the 2011 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarships, awarded to students planning automotive aftermarket careers.
For more information or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.automotivescholarships.com.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 31, 2011.
GAAS in the last 15 years has presented more than $1.4 million in awards to approximately 1,400 students.
MACS Convention Set
Registration is now open for the 31st annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) convention and trade show, which will be held Jan. 27-29, 2011, at Walt Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
For more information, visit www.macsw.org.
|2010 Small Business of the Year Finalist
From left, Laura Weber, Alecia Lenertz and Matt Weber of Clark's Car Care in Naperville, Ill., show the plaque that Clark's Car Care was awarded as a finalist for that city's 2010 Small Business of the Year Award. Clark's Car Care has been serving Naperville since 2001.
Matt Weber said, "This was a valuable testament as to how well we are doing as a company and our perception in the community. We try very hard to treat our customers as we would want to be treated. Being in the top three for this award tells me we are doing pretty well."
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