If you work for a mom-and-pop auto repair shop, it can feel pretty isolating, can’t it? We can’t always have the answers ourselves, especially when we’re pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. So, it makes sense to surround yourself with people who feed your energy.
With so many disruptive workplace trends converging at once, it’s hard not to feel like the target when you’re a leader. That is why it is wise for the business owners and the employees of small shops to surround themselves with a community that’s willing to mentor and share helpful ideas about running a successful business.
At the Northwest Auto Care Alliance (formerly ASA-Northwest), we have a warm, welcoming community of people within the automotive industry that is willing to lend a hand. We believe that by mentoring each other and sharing helpful ideas about best practices, we all grow and benefit from the experience.
“A rising tide lifts all boats.” – John F. Kennedy
The Auto Care Alliance is the invisible hand guiding the automotive industry. We promote and provide continuous improvement, networking, and advocacy. The Auto Care Alliance is the largest, most effective group of independent shop owners in the United States. We are a volunteer-driven organization made up of shop owners, suppliers, and friends, just like you!
When you are part of a community where you are surrounded by like-minded, success-driven people who are in the same industry, there are so many benefits. For example, when you are a member of NWACA, you have access to gain the following:
- Annual Conferences with Leading Instructors
- Management Training Classes
- Technical Training Classes
- Online and In-Person Networking Events
- Summer and Winter Retreats
- Golf Tournaments & Fundraisers
- Adopt-A-School Programs, helping automotive training classes thrive
- Opportunities for Owners, Technicians, Service Advisors, Vendors, Coaches, and Suppliers to meet and work together
- Benefits from the greater entity of the Auto Care Alliance
Here is a testimonial from one NWACA member about what she enjoys about our community:
“I love attending the Sno-King and Pierce County Chapter Meetings on a regular basis. I live in Monterey, California, and even though I’m not in Washington, the NWACA group offers hybrid meeting options that allow people like me to attend. Plus, the members of NWACA are a kind, friendly group. With NWACA, I’ve found my people!” – Jennifer Filzen, Rock Star Marketing
You can expect your business to benefit greatly when you become an active member of the Northwest Auto Care Alliance. For more information about becoming a member of the Northwest Auto Care Alliance, you will find answers to most of your questions on our website at Nwautocare.org. If you have questions, contact our Executive Director, Brenda Wolslegel.