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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 I approach my third month on-the-job, I am somewhat forced to pause before kicking off a new year with new ideas and events. Up to now, I have spent time working with a great Board of Directors fixing some challenges of the past as well as
developing a new marketing plan with new programs and ways to add value to our membership. I have no doubt 2019 will be a great year – one that will renew enthusiasm for the Association and its mission, as well as attract new members to the
For years, CABA has been the vehicle for independent shop owners, tire dealers, and suppliers to collectively do what we could not do individually. What a great message and purpose – one we will honor and build into tomorrow. Beginning this
year, we take this mission a step further and define what those “do’s” are: from here forward, the activities of CABA will harness the collective power of “we” to keep our members “informed, connected and competitive.” We believe that, “the
mid-Atlantic area automotive tire and service industry will get, and stay, informed, connected and competitive, powered by CABA.”
We have a great history at CABA; one that has endured significant change such as mergers, industry consolidation, and technology. We are changing again…not away from our members, but towards our members. We are an organization of members, for
members. We will be creating new opportunities for others to get involved in the leadership of the Association as well new and frequent programs that will everyone stay informed and connected. We are also evaluating benefit programs, shoring up
relationships and engaging in programs that offer membership value. I am particularly excited to begin three new program series: 1) Membership Round-ups, which will be casual opportunities for members to get together and “talk shop” and be
introduced to new, or “new-to-you”, members; 2) Workforce Development Series, which will offer HR, employee and recruiting, retention workshops, introduction to local and state government resources, and mini job fairs; and 3) a Technical
Training Series that, unlike a “training day” event, is a repeatable series of relevant training for technician of various skills. Of course, we will continue the tradition of the Annual Oyster Roast and hold a golf tournament at least once a
year. We have also strengthened our relationships with several local, regional and national associations (TIA, SSDA, AASP, VAA to name a few) and will look to partner on several new events.
On the note of partners, I wish to thank our Business Partners of our Marketing and Affinity programs. Not only are they members, they offer other CABA members remarkable services and pricing benefits, they help carry our mission and message to
businesses in the automotive aftermarket throughout Maryland, DC, Delaware and southern Pennsylvania.
Lastly, I am particularly excited to be with CABA and thank the Board for their trust in me and the opportunity to serve you, our membership, as Executive Director. The staff that greeted me my first day – Pat Moog and Pat Derozier – have been
gracious and unbelievably supportive (if not more), and really goes to cement my enthusiasm to be part of CABA. Here’s to a great 2019!
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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