The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) will hold its annual meeting and convention under the theme "Fuel Your Fire," on April 11-12 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth. The one-and-a-half-day lineup includes programs sure to “fuel the fire” of mechanical and collision repair shop owners, managers and technicians, and industry suppliers, according to the organization.
In addition to the seminars, AASP-MN will provide several opportunities for attendees to network and socialize with their peers. Thursday evening will feature industry vendors displaying their new products and services and dinner at Plymouth Playhouse featuring “Ring of Fire,” a musical journey through the life, times and tunes of the legend, Johnny Cash.
The meeting schedule includes:
Thursday, April 11
13 p.m.: Peer-to-Peer Roundtable & Networking Extravaganza, facilitated by AASP-MN member experts
1-5 p.m.: Aluminum Intensive Vehicle Repairs,Shawn Collins, I-CAR
15 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
811:30 a.m.: The Customer Connection, Rick White, One Eighty Business Solutions
811:30 a.m.: Business Continuation Planning, Dan Gilley, RLO Training
911:30 a.m.: Effective Marketing to Customer Pay Clientele, Steve Trapp, Axalta Coating Systems
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
Annual Meeting & Convention registration information is available online at www.aaspmn.org or by calling the AASP-MN office at 612-623-1110.