Post by Pat O'Neill, March 1, 2019, Events
Chesapeake Auto Equipment is proud to announce they will be attending the Virginia Automotive Association Convention & Trade Expo in Norfolk, VA, April 12-14, 2019.
The trade show allows us the opportunity to connect with fellow shop owners from across the state, as well as build our relationships with like-minded individuals by sharing our automotive equipment product information with them.
We are committed to providing exceptional advice, top-of-the-line general shop and automotive equipment, and excellent customer service to commercial automotive-related businesses ranging from independent mom and pop auto collision and repair shops to heavy-duty repair facilities to auto dealership groups. Our company serves customers in Delaware, Maryland, northern Virginia, the West Virginia Panhandle and Washington, D.C., who have a need for top-of-the-line automotive equipment.
Team members strive to exceed customer needs and help them get up and running as soon as possible.
Our product lines feature top brands such as; Pro Spot, Hunter Engineering, Challenger Lifts, Champion, USI Paint Booths, Shure Manufacturing and Yellow Jacket.
Be sure to say hello to one of our team members during your visit to the Automotive Association Convention & Trade Expo in Norfolk, VA.
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While you are at the show be sure to check out one or all of the amazing events scheduled.
Schedule of Events
Friday, April 12
The VAA Open – Golf Tournament at Cypress Point Country Club
10:00 am-3:00 pm
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Welcome Reception– Cruise on The Spirit of Norfolk
6:00 pm– 7:30 pm
Join your fellow dealers and suppliers for our opening gala reception, as we take a cruise down the Elizabeth River on the Spirit of Norfolk. For more information
Saturday, April 13
Annual Meeting, and Opening Keynote Address by Roy Littlefield
8:00 am– 8:45 am
Open to Everyone: Owners, managers, counter sales, service managers, vendors.
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Special Session for Owners/Key Managers with Patti Hoying
9:00 am-10:00 am
“The Future of the Independent Tire Dealer”
Change is the new constant in the tire and auto service industry. With consolidation, mergers and increasing competition in the retail tire and auto space, many dealers are left wondering about how to plan and what to do next. For more information
Special Session for Counter Sales & Service Managers with Matt Winslow
9:00 am-10:00 am
“Super charge your front counter skills by becoming a Customer Relationship Manager”
Discover how to build rapport instantly. Learn how to overcome the 5 most common price objections and much more. For more information
Peer to Peer Roundtable moderated by Patti Hoying
10:15 am – 11:45 pm
In one of the most valuable sessions at the event, join Patti Hoying, editor of Tire Review, as she moderates an active conversation and discussion on topics of concern to tire and auto service business owners, managers and key employees. For more information
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Enjoy this unique opportunity to talk with the many vendors from our industry. See the very latest in equipment, products, services and technology in a relaxed yet exciting setting away from your busy shop. And throughout the show, we will be giving away cash prizes totaling $1500. Don’t miss this enjoyable afternoon with our industry vendors, and the opportunity to win some cash!
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our evening reception is another great opportunity to network with dealers and vendors.
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join our evening banquet buffet and the incredible cuisine of The Main, and some very special recognitions.
Entertainment- “The Comedy of Jeff Allen”
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jeff is regarded as one of the premiere clean comedians working today. Most of his humor centers on marriage and living with teenagers – material to which everyone can relate. For more information
Next Generation Automotive Professionals Reception
10:00 pm-12:30 am
A big hit the past two years, we are continuing our after-hours reception which is open to all dealers, supplier vendors, spouses under 40. Come enjoy this networking time. No tickets or pre-registering. If you’re under 40, just show up!
Breakfast and Closing Keynote Speaker, Steve Gilliland
8:00 am– 10:00 am
Closing Keynote with Steve Gilliland
“Enjoy the Ride”
A blueprint for getting the most out of life, this presentation will cause you to examine where you are both personally and professionally. For more information
We hope to see you at the Virginia Automotive Association Convention & Trade Expo in Norfolk, VA. It will be a great opportunity to connect with old friends and new.
Check out this short video for highlights.
About the Virginia Automotive Association
The Virginia Automotive Association is a trade association representing the tire and auto repair industry. Established in 1965, their purpose is to advance and safeguard the business interests of its members; to promote harmony, goodwill, and understanding among members; to encourage the exchange of ideas and technical knowledge among members; and to provide education, training, and support to all members.
Chesapeake Automotive Equipment provides top-of-the-line general shop and automotive equipment to commercial automotive-related businesses ranging from independent mom and pop auto collision and repair shops to heavy-duty repair facilities to auto dealership groups along the East Coast. Contact our sales team at 800.604.9653 to find the right solution for your business.