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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) will hold its annual meeting and convention April 16-17 at the Marriott Minneapolis West, St. Louis Park, Minn.
The 1-½ day line-up includes programs for mechanical and collision repair shop owners, managers and technicians, as well as industry suppliers.
Friday’s schedule includes:
8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Rick White, One Eighty Business Solutions
8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Databases Demystified, Aaron Schulenburg, SCRS Executive Director & former Administrator of the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG)
10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Spot within Panel, Tim Ronak, Akzo Nobel Coatings
11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address “Resilience: The Key to Surviving Tough Times,” Dr. Robert Veninga
1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Profit is King!, Rick White, One Eighty Business Solutions
1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Flash Reprogramming: From the Basics to the Real World, presented by Bob Pattengale, Bosch Diagnostics
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Estimating for Electronic Stability Control/Alignment, John Shewbridge, Hunter Engineering
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Collision Industry Pricing Considerations, Tim Ronak, Akzo Nobel Coatings
3:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Take Charge of Your Shop’s Performance through Analysis of Key Metrics, Geoff Laramy, 3M Industrial & Transportation Business Services
3:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m. NESHAP Air Regs: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, How to Meet ‘Em, Mike Nelson and Aneka Swanson, MPCA Small Business Program
Saturday’s line-up includes:
8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Post-Recession Sales Skills for Service Advisors, Rick White, One Eighty Business Solutions
8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. I-CAR Vehicle Technology & Trends 2010, Shawn Collins, I-CAR
8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Electronic Stability Control/Alignment Systems, John Shewbridge, Hunter Engineering
8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. How Pay Plans Fit into Your Business Strategy, Jim Berkey, PPG Refinish
8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Managing Your Automotive Service Business with QuickBooks, Linda Logan, Fiscal Foundations, LLC
10:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m. BankCard Secrets Revealed, Mac Hardin, AASP-MN BankCard Program
In addition to the seminars, AASP-MN will provide several opportunities for attendees to network and socialize with their peers. A social activity is planned for Friday evening, featuring industry vendors displaying their new products and services and a dinner at North Coast American Restaurant & Bar.
Find registration information at www.aaspmn.org or by calling the AASP-MN office at (612) 623-1110.