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After 18 months of virtual-only membership events, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) is excited to host its annual meeting in person on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Gran Centurions in Clark, N.J.
Jerry McNee, president of AASP/NJ, feels positive about the opportunity to get people away from their computer screens and back to a meeting setting for the first time since the end of 2019.
“I’m really looking forward to getting together and seeing everyone’s faces again,” said McNee. “Zoom meetings were great in the beginning, but they got monotonous in the end. You can find yourself consumed with other things at your fingertips like another computer or laptop. To fully concentrate on what is being said and learn about what is new in the industry, you need to get back to in-person to get the most of out of the experience. Nothing can beat face-to-face interaction.”
AASP/NJ has put together an extensive program for this first face-to-face event in nearly two years. First, the association will conduct its annual board of director elections.
The association will also honor the recipient of this year’s Russ Robson Scholarship Award, which is given to a promising young worker employed by a member shop. It’s named in honor of the former president who was well recognized in the industry for his dedication and training of others.
The evening will also include a featured presentation from CCC Intelligent Solutions’ Neal Bobzin and Craig Stevens.
“The annual meeting will provide a great opportunity to interact with fellow members and stay up to date with industry issues after being locked down at home for so many months,” said Charles Bryant, executive director of AASP/NJ. “There is no better place to gain an informational advantage than a meeting where likeminded members are gathered. With the changes taking place in the industry today, this is a meeting that you don’t want to miss. See you there.”
In addition, any member shop that attends will receive a free calibration from Union Collision ($400 value).
This meeting is free only to members in good standing; non-members pay $75 per person. To register for this meeting or to become a member of AASP/NJ, call Executive Director Charles Bryant at (732) 922-8909 or the AASP/NJ Administrative Office at (973) 667-6922.
For more information on AASP/NJ, visit aaspnj.org.