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AASP-MN Annual Meeting and Convention Announced

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) announced its Annual Meeting and Convention will be held April 12 and 13.

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) announced its Annual Meeting and Convention will be held April 12 and 13 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, in Plymouth Minn. The 1.5-day lineup includes programs for mechanical and collision repair shop owners, managers and technicians, as well as industry suppliers.

In addition to the seminars, AASP-MN will provide several opportunities for attendees to network and socialize with their peers. Thursday evening will feature industry vendors displaying their new products and services and a dinner at Jake’s City Grille, Plymouth.

Thursday, April 12

1–3 p.m.        Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Extravaganza, facilitated by AASP-MN member experts   

1–5 p.m.        Best Practices for High-Strength Steel Repairs, Mitch Becker, I-CAR

1:30–4:30 p.m.        General Motors Drivability Diagnostics, John Thornton, Automotive Seminars    

3:15–4:30 p.m.        Change Management, Craig Sellinger, BASF    

3:15–4:30 p.m.        Loss Control & Safety in the Workplace, Jeff Maas, AiA   

3:15–4:30 p.m.        Earning More Maintenance Sales, Mac McGovern, KYB Americas Corp.   

3:15–4:30 p.m.        Understanding the P-Pages & Making Them Work For You, Arthur Harris, DEG   

4:30–6 p.m.        Happy hour/vendor showcase   

6:30-9 p.m.        Industry Dinner at Jake’s City Grille, Plymouth

Friday, April 13

7:30–11:30 a.m.    Electric & Electric Hybrid Vehicles, Mitch Becker, I-CAR

8–10 a.m.    Optimizing Performance on Insurance Scorecards, Steve Trapp, DuPont      

8–11:30 a.m.    Nuts & Bolts of Customer Flow, Dan Gilley, RLO Training                                                                                              

8:30–11:30 a.m.    Leading & Managing Effectively, Matt Winslow, Automotive Training Institute

9–10 a.m.    Photography 101 for Repair Shops, Val Strachan and Jim Siegfried    

10:15–11:30 a.m.    Tips for Using & Getting the Most out of iATN, Scott Brown, iATN  

10:15–11:30 a.m.    Tips for Using & Getting the Most out of the DEG, Arthur Harris, DEG                                                                            

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.    Lunch/Keynote Address, DJ Harrington   

1:30–3 p.m.        Best Practices in Reputation Management & CRM Automation, Anlin Sethi, Mitchell   

1:30–3:30 p.m.        Managing Multiple Priorities, Jim Lovejoy, AkzoNobel   

1:30–4:30 p.m.        Retaining Unhappy Customers, Dan Gilley, RLO Training

1:30–4:30 p.m.        Discover the Power of Your Diagnostic Equipment, Jerry Baarson, CARQUEST   


More information:

Annual Meeting & Convention registration information is available online at www.aaspmn.org or call the AASP-MN office at 612-623-1110.

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