Save the dates for upcoming ACC events | Lúcia Moretti to discuss technology connectivity at the 2013 Aftermarket eForum | 2013 Head of the Class application time
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February 28, 2013
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BB&T Weekly Aftermarket Intelligence Update
AAIA and BB&T Capital Markets have teamed up to provide a unique report available through AAIA. This report, AAIA/BB&T Weekly Automotive Aftermarket Intelligence Update, is published every week in AAIA SmartBrief and provides a comprehensive and timely report including trends about the aftermarket and the relative performance of companies serving the industry, including manufacturers/suppliers, distributors, retailers, service and repair and collision. The recently upgraded report format provides more visual graphics on such topics as current 12-month automotive aftermarket stock performance, recent quarter sales growth, miles driven and price per gallon of gasoline and commentary regarding "What We are Hearing from the Road."
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Save the dates for upcoming ACC events
Join the Automotive Communication Council at two outstanding upcoming events -- the ACC annual networking reception during the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium and the 2013 ACC annual meeting. The reception, sponsored by The Marx Group and Master Technician ONLINE, will be held on May 20 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill., and all ACC members and non-members are welcome (no RSVP required). The 2013 ACC annual meeting is May 29 and 30 at the Omni San Diego in San Diego, Calif. A full agenda will be available soon, registration is now available and any ACC member who recruits a new member before the meeting will be entered into a drawing for a free meeting registration! For more information on any ACC events, go online or e-mail Jennifer Ortiz.
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Lúcia Moretti to discuss technology connectivity at the 2013 Aftermarket eForum
Among the featured speakers at the upcoming 2013 Aftermarket eForum, taking place on May 22 and 23 in Chicago, Ill., is Lúcia Veiga Moretti, president of Delphi Product & Service Solutions. As the leader of one of the largest parts and solution suppliers worldwide, Moretti has seen her share of challenges in managing a global manufacturing and distribution enterprise. She will share her views on working together to help the aftermarket industry achieve growth and profitability. Technology -- specifically in the area of connectivity -- will be the game-changer in helping to collectively close the gap of more than $62 billion dollars in unperformed or underperformed maintenance. Register today.
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2013 Head of the Class application time
If your company is proud of its effort and investment in educating and training your internal employees, for helping them increase their current knowledge and skill levels as well as planning for their future careers with your company, AAIA's Education Committee wants to know about it. This year's Head of the Class application process has opened earlier than in previous years -- completed applications are due April 19 with winners announced this summer. Go online for the application, and for more information, visit the website. If you have any questions, contact Sue Kalish.
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Car Care Council News
"Love My Car" Pinterest contest winner selected
The Car Care Council recently announced the winner of the "Love My Car" Pinterest contest. This was the first "Pin It to Win It" contest run by the council, and entrants were asked to start a "Love My Car" pin board on their personal Pinterest pages with photos of their cars and their favorite car care tips. The lucky winner of a $100 gas card was Shannon Russ of Ohio, who wrote this on her pin board, "It's great to have info from www.carcare.org -- thank you for having a helpful site that I can get great tips, schedule maintenance, ask a tech and find a shop all in one place." "We were excited to see people taking the time to show how much they love their cars and their efforts to invest in their maintenance," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "It is great to see new levels of engagement in the 'Be Car Care Aware' campaign on social media channels through socially-savvy drivers." The Car Care Council frequently adds tips and helpful information to its Pinterest page. Follow the council's Pinterest account for tips and news, and go online for more information.
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