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April 26, 2012
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  • Lang Aftermarket Insight: SS/Garages hit warp speed in foreign repair growth
    "The more than 125,000 service stations and garages across the county will achieve the fastest rate of foreign car and light truck repair growth among major groups of service outlets between 2012 and 2017. Despite lagging behind repair specialists and foreign specialists in foreign nameplate work over the past 10 years, service stations and garages will outpace both of these outlet groups in the rate at which foreign nameplate repair grows in their service bays over the next five years." View Lang Aftermarket Insight for a complete analysis. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Register today for ACC 2012 Conference -- early bird deadline is next week
    Register by Friday, May 4, for the 2012 ACC conference, June 6 and 7 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C., to save $100. The conference will include speakers from the Art Institute of Charleston, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, TechGemini and Interline Group. Attendees also can expect a technician panel, a Be Car Care Aware education campaign update, an ASE Industry Education Alliance presentation and a meet-a-member segment. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 and conclude by noon Thursday, June 7. The full agenda is available here. Register online, or find out more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Inaugural class of ACP graduates recognized at NCMA conference
    The University of the Aftermarket bestowed the Automotive Catalog Professional designation on seven members of the National Catalog Managers Association at their 39th annual Knowledge Exchange conference on Tuesday, April 24, in Las Vegas. The ACP certificate program was created by the University of the Aftermarket and the NCMA to recognize the most skilled and professional among the members of NCMA. The recipients of the first ACP certificates were:
    • Mark Berner, Continental Corp.
    • James Carr, CARDONE Industries
    • David Moilanen, Continental Corp.
    • Denise Perkins, US Auto Parts Network
    • Mark Richardson, Exide Technologies
    • Ricky Robertson, Beck/Arnley World Parts Corp.
    • Mike Wickless, Spectra Premium Industries
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  • Aftermarket Insider Volume 75: Aftermarket eForum 2.0
    AAIA is pleased to present digital volume 75 of its award-winning magazine Aftermarket Insider. This edition previews the innovative updates planned for the 2012 Aftermarket eForum, key industry issues and more in our comprehensive market intelligence section and a Toolbox that breaks down the latest and greatest in social media for business. Read the full issue online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hiring and salaries are set to increase, survey says
    Nearly 40% of companies expect to see hiring rise in the next six months, an increase of 12 percentage points since January, according to a survey by the National Association of Business Economics. Meanwhile, about 45% of respondents said workers' salaries are rising, up from about 25% three months ago. CNBC/Reuters (4/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 5 things sales managers can do on a sales call
    Sales managers can assist on sales calls in a number of ways, depending on the situation, writes S. Anthony Iannarino. Sometimes this means observing the sales representative in action; in other cases, it involves handling the complex parts of a sale or even taking the lead on the call. TheSalesBlog.com (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Invest in people or get ready for an exodus
    Companies should invest heavily in developing their workers' talent -- or be prepared to see their workers jump ship, says former Deloitte CEO Jim Quigley. "We must invest in building the capability of our people. And if we don't invest in building their capability, they're going to go someplace else where they think someone will," he said. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (4/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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