Best Reasons To Join NWACA & Attend ATE West
Joining an auto repair association like NWACA can be a valuable investment for any business, big or small. We provide a wealth of resources, networking opportunities, and continuing education for professionals in a particular industry.
As we prepare for ATE West in Seattle, March 31 – April 2, 2023, this article will explore the various benefits of becoming a NorthWest Auto Care Alliance member, and how it can benefit your business.
We’re Auto-Industry Specific
One of the primary advantages of joining NWACA is access to auto industry-specific resources. Many associations offer their members access to a wealth of information, including research, reports, and industry news. Membership with NWACA is an invaluable resource for staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the automotive industry.
Access To Resources
In addition to access to auto repair industry resources, NorthWest Auto Care Alliance provides its members with networking opportunities. Our events range from local chapter meetings to national conferences like PAVE, and regional exhibitions like ATE West in the Spring and ATE East in the Fall. Networking allows you to connect with other professionals in our amazing industry, which can lead to new business opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations.
Continuing education is another significant benefit of NWACA. We offer a range of educational opportunities, including Lunch & Learns, Summer and Winter Retreats, workshops, webinars, and online courses. Whether it’s online or in-person, our training events can help you stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and technologies in our field, as well as help you develop new skills and knowledge.
Advocacy & Representation
NorthWest Auto Care Alliance can also provide members with advocacy and representation on legislative issues that affect the automotive industry. We have committees that address regulatory changes, standards development, and other automotive industry topics. Being a member of NWACA gives you a voice in these critical discussions and helps shape our industry’s future direction.
Volunteer & Leadership Positions
Another benefit of being a NorthWest Auto Care Alliance member is the opportunity to participate in leadership and volunteer opportunities. Many associations offer their members the chance to get involved in committees and task forces and run for leadership positions. These opportunities can help you develop new leadership skills and a professional network.
Professional associations like NWACA offer members a range of savings and perks, including discounts on products and services and access to exclusive events and conferences. These membership perks can offset the cost of membership and provide additional value for your business. When compared to other automotive industry associations, our organization is known for the best organized events, an actively engaged membership, and a whole lot of fun!
Community Among Peers
We believe one of the most important benefits of being a NorthWest Auto Care Alliance member is the sense of community and support that is provided. NWACA brings together automotive pros from various backgrounds and experiences, allowing members to connect, share ideas, and collaborate. This sense of community can be especially valuable for small businesses, which may have a different level of support and resources than larger organizations.
We believe in paying it forward, and that is why we strive as an organization to give back to the industry. We do this via various scholarship programs and charity fundraising events. Our iTAC Program is a Washington State apprenticeship program that is auto-industry-driven and meant to encourage young people and the young-at-heart to join our industry. We host our annual golf tournament to raise money for several scholarship funds. Giving back is what we do at NWACA, and it benefits those who want to join our amazing industry.
Join NWACA Today
In conclusion, joining our NorthWest Auto Care Alliance can be a valuable investment for any business within the automotive ecosystem. These organizations provide access to industry-specific resources, networking opportunities, continuing education, advocacy and representation, leadership and volunteer opportunities, discounts and perks, and a sense of community and support. If you’re not already a member of NWACA, consider joining today and start reaping the benefits for your auto repair shop.