Liaison Meetings with Industry – Find the Collision and Glass meeting in your area

The task is daunting, the travel and mileage is exhausting, but the interaction that has occurred while meeting with shop owners and communicating with industry (both members and non-members) has been rewarding.

What does it take to visit the ARA’s entire membership? A bit more than you might realize. It is a good thing for an association to have such a large and diverse representation of industry, and members proud to show off their achievements.  In our travels, the ARA’s industry advisors continue to look for additional members to help expand the demonstration of commitment that your association has towards the success of our industry.

So, we’re coming out to see you. Why? To hear your story, share in your success, and better understand what continues to drive the value of membership.

Since mid-February, we have conducted 11 meetings with auto glass and collision repair industries, covering 34 communities from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays to the Central Interior. At these meetings, we provide updates on ARA activities, and presented plans for the roll-out of the Certified AutoGlass Service program. We anticipate two more weeks of out of town visits in the Central and Northern province areas before tackling our largest task—visting our membership within the Lower Mainland, across 16 different communities.

This is your association. We encourage you to participate in these meetings, as your message is important to help guide the future. It helps to form the basis for our activities, and it helps to reinforce the development of future programs, such as the Collision Certification program and the Certified Auto Glass program.

There are a few upcoming visits and presentations you should know about:

April 28: Prince George

April 29: Williams Lake

May 12: Terrace

May 13: Ft. St. John

We hope to conclude with meetings in the Lower Mainland the weeks of May 18 and May 25. We hope you will make time in your schedule on the days that we will be in your area, and we look forward to spending time with you and hearing your stories.

Stay tuned for specific invitations in your community.