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The mid-Atlantic automotive tire and service aftermarket industry stays informed, connected and competitive powered by CABA
The Chesapeake Automotive Business Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 trade association of aftermarket businesses in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC. CABA is dedicated to the development of locally owned auto repair and tire service centers, their jobbers and the aftermarket professionals that supply them. The focus of CABA efforts are on programs and services that enhance our members’ competitive skills, lower their business operating expenses and help them attract, motivate and keep the best employees. CABA is the exclusive affiliate of AASP-National for mechanical service centers in Maryland, DC and Delaware.
As promised, we are off to a great start in 2019. In February, we published another successful edition of the CABA Business directory. And in March, the annual Oyster Roast held at Martin’s West in Baltimore. There was a ton of food, and a ton of fun! We gave thanks and congratulations to Pedro Leyton of Parts Authority as Mr. Oyster Roast and Doug Meekins, GM at Brooks-Huff Tire and auto Centers as Man-of-the-Year. Rewards both well deserved!
At the Oyster Roast, the membership elected five new members to the Board of Directors: Dwayne Myers of Dynamic Automotive, Adam Reaver of NAPA Hunt Valley, Tim Hollenshade of Hollenshade Auto Services, John Huff IV of Brooks-Huff, and Ryan Washington of CCBC. The Oyster Roast also marks the passing of the gavel. Bob Wilson (Wilson Tire and Auto Service), who served as Emcee of the event, became the Immediate Past-President and Dave Wastler (Wastler Tire Pros) stepped into the Presidency.
Our legislative work was successful this Session as we joined the Tire Industry Association in opposition of 2 bills that sought to severely limit, if not eliminate, the use of synthetic turf fields in the State of Maryland. These laws would in turn eliminate a viable and safe (and big and growing) market for one of the biggest uses of recycled tire, crumb rubber. Neither bill (HB1118, HB1142), came to the floor of their respective committees, much for the reason, we believe, of the quick and persuasive testimony we provided.
The staff and Board are now focused on a new practice of conducting a strategic planning day-long meeting with the Board of Directors, which will take place May 22nd. We also busy marketing and making arrangements for the annual golf scramble (thanks to Scott Steinbach of Caton Auto Clinic for taking the lead of this) to be held at Piney Branch Golf Club. Its going to be a great day of food, comradery and golf (of course!). And by the way, there is still room for more players, and opportunities to sponsor this event.
We have lots in the works, and therefore lots of reasons automotive tire and service dealers in Maryland, DC, Delaware and southern Pennsylvania to need and want to be CABA members. We are working on new partnerships, programs and events that will get and keep our membership informed, connected and competitive.
Again, many thanks to Bob Wilson for his unsung service to CABA over the years and to those board members and supporters who band together to do together what we can not do ourselves. CABA is the home of the Chesapeake-region automotive industry!
The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation was founded to assist automotive aftermarket members and their families who, due to catastrophic illness or terrible accident, have exhausted all other available re-sources in maintaining a reasonable existence.
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