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AASP-MN to Hold Annual Meeting and Convention in April

Event to be held April 11-12 at Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West will feature classes on aluminum repair, vehicle technology, marketing and sales.


The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) has announced that its Annual Meeting and Convention will be held April 11-12, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth.  The one-and-a-half day lineup includes programs relevant to mechanical and collision repair shop owners, managers and technicians, and industry suppliers.

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In addition to the seminars, AASP-MN will provide several opportunities for attendees to network and socialize with their peers. Industry vendors will display their new products and services Thursday evening, followed by dinner at Plymouth Playhouse featuring “Ring of Fire,” a musical journey through the life, times and tunes of Johnny Cash.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

Thursday, April 11

1 – 3 p.m.                    Peer-to-Peer Roundtable & Networking Extravaganza
1 – 5 p.m.                     Aluminum Intensive Vehicle Repairs, Shawn Collins, I-CAR
1 – 5 p.m.                     GM GDS2, John Thornton, Automotive Seminars
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.           You Have the Repair; Now, Drive the Revenue, Ed Welter, 3M
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.           What Employers Need to Know About Health Care Reform, Dennis Begley, AiA
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.           Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Rick White, One Eighty Business Solutions
4:30 – 6 p.m.               Happy Hour & Vendor Showcase
6:30 – 9 p.m.               Industry Dinner & Show “Ring of Fire” at Plymouth Playhouse


Friday, April 12
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.         Vehicle Technology & Trends 2013, Mitch Becker, I-CAR
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.         Ford IDS, John Thornton
8 – 11:30 a.m.              The Customer Connection, Rick White, One Eighty Business Solutions
8 – 11:30 a.m.              Business Continuation Planning, Dan Gilley, RLO Training
9 – 11:30 a.m.              Effective Marketing to Customer Pay
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.   Lunch & Keynote Address, “Silent Impact,” Joe Schmit, KSTP TV
1:30 – 3 p.m.               2013 Mobile HVAC System Update, Larry Turay
1:30 – 3 p.m.               Automated Digital Marketing, Armin Price, Mitchell
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.          Making Change Stick, Rick White, One Eighty Business Solutions
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.          Mastering Sales Objections, Jeremy O’Neal, Advisorfix.com


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