Tune in to June’s Membership Meeting for Dave Luehr’s Greatest Hits

by Chasidy Rae Sisk

Looking to “Get More in ‘24?” You won’t want to miss AASP/MA’s general membership meeting, scheduled to be held at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough on Saturday, June 22, featuring Dave Luehr of Elite Body Shop Solutions, who will be imparting words of wisdom on a variety of topics during an all-day series of workshops. 

“This will be an all-day program designed to cover many relevant topics to ‘Getting More in ‘24,’” Luehr promises. “You might say, this will be ‘Dave Luehr’s Greatest Hits’…a combination of operational training, time management and mindset development, all wrapped into a day-long powerful package. Attendees will walk away from this program excited about the future, instead of afraid of it, and they will be better equipped to take ownership over their businesses, instead of feeling trapped by their businesses.”

Luehr will help attendees understand how focusing on a few high-leverage processes will allow them to transform their entire business into a less chaotic and highly productive system. He believes, “Shop leaders spend far too much time attending to tasks that seem important but don’t really drive long-term success, so I will share a daily routine that can get shop owners and managers working wisely on the business, instead of always in the business.”

Additionally, AASP/MA members will get to hear Luehr’s views on “all the amazing trends and opportunities that exist in the collision industry and how to view them as opportunities instead of problems to be avoided.”

Luehr is excited to share his insights with Commonwealth auto body professionals. “I feel a deep connection to the people in New England. I have had the blessing to work closely with many shops there, and while I am empathetic to their challenges in Massachusetts, I am even more inspired by their determination and ingenuity to overcome the challenges. My kind of people!”

Does he have any other tricks up his sleeve for attendees? “You never know what I might come up with by June!” he quips. “You’ll have to attend to find out.”

“Be prepared for a fun-filled, exciting, educational day!” predicts AASP/MA Executive Director Lucky Papageorg. 

Can’t wait until June to get a dose of training AASP/MA-style? You don’t have to; chapter meetings are being held in a market near you this month and next month. Content will include instructions on drafting proper complaints to the Auto Damage Appraisers Licensing Board (ADALB), a detailed review of the SCRS blend study (learn more on page 24) and updates on the association’s proposed legislation (flip to page 24 to get caught up in advance), plus AASP/MA attorney Sean Preston of Coverall Law will be on hand at these events to dive deeper into the “forever forms” he has been building for auto body shops. 

The dates for the chapter meetings are as follows:

  Zone 2 (Central Mass/Worcester county): Wednesday, April 3

  Zone 4 (Boston North): Wednesday, April 24

  Zone 1 (Boston South): Wednesday, May 1

  Zone 3 (Western Mass): Wednesday, May 22

Never miss a chance to learn more because when we know better, we can do better! Members are encouraged to watch their inbox and check aaspma.org/schedule to stay informed of upcoming opportunities. 

Want more? Check out the April 2024 issue of New England Automotive Report!