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Here is a list of recent news articles about the ARA.

ARA News: Branding for the Future

The goodwill your brand generates today will make a difference when it comes time to sell. by Adrian Scovell Your brand is your identity. It clarifies who and what you are, as well as your vision, values, and in general, …read more »

ARA News: How Does a Respectful Workplace Improve Your Bottom Line?

by Frame & Associates Have you thought about your workplace culture? Do you know if your employees feel supported at work? Do you know how to prevent or respond to bullying? In today’s workplace, it is important for companies to …read more »

ARA News: Legislation Amendments Enhance Consumer Protection, Existing Powers

by Ian Christman, Registrar of Motor Dealers On May 19, 2016, the Motor Dealer Amendment Act, 2016 received Royal Assent. Introduced by the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris in February, the amendments reflect important changes that many …read more »

ARA News: LMD Hosts “Micro-moments: How to Connect with Customers on a Mobile Device”

Consumer behaviour has changed forever. Dollars and cents are won or lost in a micro-moment. On average, people use their mobile devices 150 times per day, often checking things like email, the weather, bus schedules, maps, or social media outlets. …read more »

Collision Industry Night – presented by CSN-OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body

Promoted as an information evening focused on OEM Certification programs and their impact on the collision industry and consumer safety, Collision Industry Night certainly delivered. Porsche, BMW/MINI, Toyota/Lexus, VW/Audi and Honda/Acura all gave presentations. Insurance representatives from Economical, Intact, and ICBC …read more »

ADESA Offers New Exclusive Member Benefit

Added-value for B-CAR and LMD members. The ARA is very pleased to announce its latest member benefit, and the best part is that existing members who qualify don’t pay anything more than they currently are! ADESA Vancouver and Impact Auctions …read more »

2016 ARA Member of the Year: Paul Schwartz

ARFI chairman recognized for great accomplishment. Every year, the Member of the Year award is presented at the ARA AGM Awards Banquet to the individual who put tremendous effort into the Association over the previous year. For 2016, the ARA …read more »

ARA Appoints Al Cameron as Secretary-Treasurer

Another new change on the ARA board of directors. At the 2016 ARA AGM last Saturday, Lynn Rowe gave her final Treasurer’s Report as secretary-treasurer of the ARA board of directors. Lynn has been the treasurer since October 2014, and …read more »

Ron Tremblay Named New ARA Chairman of the Board

Longtime ARA Member ready to take on a new role. The ARA would like to warmly welcome Ron Tremblay — owner of The Garage in Vancouver and chairman of the Automotive Sector Advisory Group — as the new chairman of …read more »

ARA Past Chairman Ed Hendricks Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award

Twenty-five years of dedicated service, and he is not done yet. On Saturday, September 17, 2016, ARA chairman Ed Hendricks attended his final AGM as chairman of the board. In June, Ed informed the ARA that he would step down …read more »

Auction Raises Over $7,000 for Foundation

Adesa Auctions organized a live auction to remember. On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Adesa Auctions organized and orchestrated a live auction at the 2016 ARA AGM Awards Banquet, with all proceeds going to the Automotive Retailers Foundation Inc. (ARFI). This …read more »

Madison Joinson Earns 2016 Bob Clarke Scholarship

The award was presented at the ARA AGM in Whistler. In 2012, the Automotive Retailers Association created the Bob Clarke Automotive Scholarship in memory of former ARA president, Bob Clarke, who had passed away earlier that year. The $1,000 scholarship is …read more »

ARA News: Training for Life

In today’s labour market, it is more important than ever to become an employer of choice. So, how do you do that? The average age of automotive business owners in British Columbia is 55, according to ARA membership statistics and …read more »

The 2016 ARA AGM Keynote Speaker: Hon. Shirley Bond

If you are attending the AGM this weekend, do not miss Saturday’s Keynote Speaker, Hon. Shirley Bond. The 2016 ARA AGM & Convention is coming up quickly at the end of this week, taking place at the Westin Resort & …read more »

ARA News: Towers & Recyclers Raise $10,000 for BC Children’s Hospital

  Representatives from the ARA Tow4Kids Charity Convoy presented their cheque at the BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend Telethon. This year, the ARA Towing & Recovery Division’s Tow4Kids Charity Convoy raised $10,000 for the hospital, with help from the ARA’s …read more »