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Which trade associations do you guys find most helpful? I am thinking of groups like AAA, ASA, Car Counsel. I am considering getting involved with a few more of these now that I am at my bigger location. Any input?

 

The ASA is a good organization. The training they offer, especially the management training (AMI), is also worthwhile. I don’t agree with where they stand on the Right to Repair Act, but that’s my opinion.

 

The CCPN (Car Care Professional Network) is a very good organization which is part of the AAIA, (Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association). AAIA is also the Car Care Council. The CCPN will keep you updated with important issues. Here’s the link: http://www.aftermarket.org/

 

You should try to get involved with any affiliation with a major part company. I am TECH-NET facility and we have a strong group in our area. We meet often and discuss business issues. You should see if there are any local organizations in your area and also the local chamber of commerce and any other business group.

 

Don’t limit yourself to just automotive, you will be surprised how much you can learn and grow your business by being involved with many types of organizations.

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