NABC Makes Last Call for PRIDE Nominations - BodyShop Business

NABC Makes Last Call for PRIDE Nominations

The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is making a last call for nominations for its 15th annual PRIDE Awards, which recognize industry professionals who exhibit the type of bravery, generosity, genius and passion that exemplify the spirit of the collision repair industry. Nominations must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The PRIDE Awards are not about what a person or organization does within the industry – they celebrate the efforts the individual or group makes during the course of their daily lives, the NABC says.

“We are reaching out to the industry and asking you to please take the time to recognize those who will not speak for themselves,” say Janet Chaney and Bob Keith, 2009 PRIDE Award committee co-chairs.

Any individual, business organization or group employed in a collision industry segment, including collision repair businesses, vehicle manufacturers, suppliers/vendors, educators, insurers, independent appraisers and trade associations is eligible to be nominated for a PRIDE Award.

PRIDE nominations can be made online at or by calling (888) 667-7433.

Winners will be notified by Sept. 30, 2009, allowing plenty of time for flights to be arranged for the event. The official award presentation will take place in conjunction with NACE and Automotive Services and Repair Week in Las Vegas, Nov. 3-7. The PRIDE Awards will be given at the Collision Industry Achievement Luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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