AASP-MN Annual Meeting & Convention Announced - BodyShop Business

AASP-MN Annual Meeting & Convention Announced

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.

More information:

• Find registration information at www.aaspmn.org or by calling the AASP-MN office at (612) 623-1110.

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