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News   February 25, 2004   by Auto Service World

AIA Northern Alberta Division Offers P.I.T. Tour Incentive

The Northern Alberta of the Automotive Industries of Canada is offering members an incentive to head to Calgary for the Partners In Training business course in Calgary March 4.
"For the first 10 members who register and wish to take a second employee, we will pay the second registration fee of $249," says Casey Wnuk, chairman of the division.
"You will learn how to take action that will make a real difference in your business and your customers’," says Wnuk.
The Jobber News Magazine Partners In Training Tour has received positive reviews from attendees of the first three dates–Halifax, Montreal and Toronto–with Western Canada dates still to come the first week of MArch.
""Very good input toward client’s unknown knowledge of their own needs and wants," says John Warnick, Barton Auto Parts, Hamilton, Ont.
"Concise and to the pooint. Very powerful information for all of us int eh jobbing business," confirmed Steve Wowk, Campbellford Automotive Supplies, Campbellford, Ont.
"Every employee in our company should take this course," reported Barry Ramsey, Maslack Supply, Sudbury, Ont.
“I would like to see this presented to all jobbers and WDs,” says Ian Creaser of Lunenburg Auto & Sporting Supply Co. Ltd., Lunenberg, N.S. “I think that our buying group managers should be enlightened on the end users of our industry.”
“Very good, but very intense,” says John Stewart of A.P.M. Limited in Saint John, N.B.
The training tour heads to Western Canada next, with stops in Winnipeg March 3, Calgary March 4, and Vancouver March 5. All western stops still have open seats available.
The training program was created for the Jobber News Magazine P.I.T. Tour by leading automotive aftermarket business consultant Bob Greenwood and sponsored by Blue Streak-Hygrade Motor Products, Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group, Federal-Mogul Canada, Gates Canada, Mark IV Industries (Dayco), NGK Spark Plugs Canada, Specialty Sales & Marketing and Tenneco Automotive.
The one-day courses are being offered for $249 per person and focuses on business issues that jobbers need to understand about their operations and those of their customers.
Jobbers are lead through an understanding of the financial picture of the service provider and how it affects their business. It also covers issues that jobbers can address to improve their relationship with their trade customers and the potential impact on their own financial picture.
For more information and to register visit, or call Maria Carlesimo at 416-442-2254.

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