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Capital One Spark Business, sponsor of SCRS’ Repairer Driven Education series this year, will host a series of activities at SEMA that will provide small businesses with the tools and insights they need to drive their business forward.
Capital One Spark Business has announced a new partnership with the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and plans to host automotive legend Chip Foose at the 2016 SEMA Show.
“We’re passionate about helping small businesses succeed and see a real opportunity for business owners in the automotive repair industry to benefit from our industry-leading suite of Spark Business credit cards that offer industry-leading rewards and benefits,” said Buck Stinson, head of small business credit card at Capital One. “With unlimited 2% cash back on every purchase, you could be putting thousands of dollars back into your business each year.
“SCRS is a natural partner that we align with on delivering tools and resources that accelerate business growth. We’re thrilled to work with SCRS and Mr. Foose to support and empower business owners in the automotive space.”
Capital One Spark Business will host a series of activities at SEMA that will provide small businesses with the tools and insights they need to drive their business forward. They include:
- A conversation in partnership with SCRS titled, “A Business Fueled by Passion – Talking Shop with Chip Foose,” on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 3-5 p.m. in the North Hall Upper Level, Room N258. During the session, legendary automotive designer and entrepreneur Chip Foose will talk about growing a business, finding and leveraging resources to drive success, and lessons he learned along the way. Foose will be joined onstage by Capital One’s Stinson. The panel will be live-streamed via Periscope – follow @CapitalOne on Periscope to learn from Foose first-hand about creative ways to maximize business potential and to accelerate growth.
- Custom car sketch by Foose inspired by attendees’ ideas on what drives automotive repair businesses. The sketch will take place at the Capital One Spark Business booth (no. 30318) on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. Printed copies of the sketch will be available for Foose to sign on Friday, Nov. 4, from 9-9:30 a.m.
“Starting a business in the automotive world is tough, and having it succeed is even harder,” said Chip Foose, owner of Foose Design. “I know first-hand how dedicated Capital One is to helping small businesses succeed, and look forward to partnering with them on a number of exciting events at SEMA.”
The event will be limited to 300 participants. To attend this exclusive event and interact first-hand with Chip Foose, click here to register yourself to pre-qualify for a ticket. Then, be one of the first 150 people on the pre-qualification list to show up to the SCRS booth at the SEMA Show (North Hall, no. 11173) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on opening day, Tuesday, Nov. 1st. There is no charge to attend this event; however, it will be limited to 300 participants. Tickets will be provided on a first-come, first served basis, and are limited to one per individual. SCRS does anticipate that this event will reach maximum capacity, so they are encouraging people to come to the booth early in the day Tuesday to collect their passes.
As part of Capital One Spark Business’ new role as a corporate member with SCRS, it will sponsor SCRS’ Repairer Driven Education (RDE) Series at SEMA this year.
“We are very excited for Capital One Spark Business to join as a corporate member of SCRS and to partner with them on a number of incredible events during SEMA,” said Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of SCRS. “The financial expertise, insights and products that they bring to the table is a great benefit for SCRS members and opens the doors for unique collaboration to benefit the industry. We are thrilled that they have also sponsored our Repairer Driven Education series at the show, and proud to have such recognizable and respected brands as a part of the education platform we deliver.”