Aftermarket Insider Issue 67 - (Page 2)

PRESiDENT’S MESSAGE Head for tHe Hill It’s Vital to the Industry That YOU ARE HERE! In January, the largest group of newly-elected representatives and senators in more than 60 years – 109 to be exact – will be sworn in. And in June, leaders of the automotive aftermarket industry will be knocking on their doors, prepared to educate them about the political and economic importance of our industry. prepared for your congressional visits during an issue briefing session that will be held on the afternoon of Monday, June 20 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, near the U.S. Capitol. Your association will prepare you with all of the knowledge and information that you need. A reception will be held on Capitol Hill the evening of June 20 to provide an informal setting for members to meet legislators and their staff. Attendees will spend Tuesday, June 21 walking the halls of Congress meeting their elected officials and staffs. There is no cost to attend the summit, attendees only need to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses. Kathleen Schmatz AAIA President & CEO On June 20-21, attendees of the 2011 AAIA Aftermarket Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. will have the unprecedented opportunity to visit Capitol Hill to meet face-to-face with key congressional leaders and discuss issues that affect and impact their businesses. Of critical importance is the chance that our industry will have to teach members of Congress, especially the large number of freshman There has never been a more important time for you come to your nation’s legislators that were elected as part capital. Consider this a call to action of the mid-term elections, about for all industry members to come to the economic and political power the Legislative Summit and make our of the independent aftermarket. industry’s voice heard on the Hill. AAIA staff will set up appointments Good things happen when for participants with your district YOU ARE HERE! representative and two U.S. senators. You will be thoroughly coached and 2 | AFTERMARKET INSIDER | VOLUME 67

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Issue 67

Aftermarket Insider Issue 67
President’s Message
Association News
Good Things Happen When YOU ARE HERE!
AAPEX 2010: A Picture-Perfect Show
Toolbox: Going Social
Market Intelligence
Technology Update
Member Profile
Market Intelligence

Aftermarket Insider Issue 67