Hopefully life is being good to you all and you are finding your sanity now that the kids have gone back to school. It is rather quiet since our kids have gone back, but the jury is out as to whether I am enjoying it or not. Over the summer they were quite an asset for us by learning to answer phones and doing some simple tasks. Maybe some of you had the pleasure of having one of them assist you. It’s always great when the younger generation takes an interest in learning about our industry and offering new perspectives.
The CARS Board of Directors is busy tying up
loose ends for our upcoming Annual Meeting October
4th and 5th. I hope you have all marked your calendars
for this event. We have some great educational forums
for owners and employees on upcoming industry
innovations, and the unemployment system. Also up
this year is an introduction to a new program available
through WICAR dealing with OSHA compliance and
safety. During the meeting portion of the weekend, we
will be giving you updates on all of the work we have
been doing on your behalf, scholarship distribution and
seeking your votes on a number of things. Don’t be a
bystander in the future of your industry! We are your
Board of Directors, representing you and your businesses.
This is your opportunity to let us know how
you think we are doing and where you would like to
see changes made. We can be a much more effective
team if we know where you stand on issues and what
you expect from us. There are also some spots open
on our board for those of you who would like to take
on a new challenge. read more.
|2013 Car-Part Industry Conference
After hearing much positive feedback about previous
Car-Part Conferences, we decided we needed to
check it out for ourselves. So we took the Amtrak train
to Cincinnati and attended our first Car-Part Conference. Thanks to having to share the tracks with every
freight train around; an employee who couldn’t figure
out that if you add too many train cars you can’t get
up a hill; read more.
| 2013 Car-Part Annual Training Conference|
For four years now, folks at Car-Part.com have
been putting on an annual Training Conference. What
really goes on down there? Is it more than the legendary
hospitality with river boat cruises and Baseball
First off, most of us don’t have half an idea what our
Inventory Management Software is capable of. These
are so sophisticated in the reports and functionality, you
ought to be taking full advantage of what you are paying
for every month. read more.