By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario — November 5, 2018 — Nearly 200 Quebec delegates from Fix Auto, Speedy Auto Service and NOVUS Glass gathered together for their annual meeting at the Manoir Saint-Sauveur in Saint-Sauveur, Que.
The two-day event that was held on Oct. 18 and 19 consisted of teambuilding, networking, business updates, special guest presentations and a supplier tradeshow.
“Fix Auto began its journey here in Quebec over 25 years ago,” said Yves Roy, general manager of Fix Automotive Network Quebec.
“Since then, we’ve welcomed Speedy Auto Service and NOVUS Glass to our family and I am pleased to see all of our brands together for the first time at our annual Quebec regional meeting.”
The event kicked off with teambuilding activities and special guest speakers. Réal Jacob and Sophie Brochu had dynamic presenations focusing on establishing goals, strengthening teamwork and coming up with original ideas to help drive businesses forward.
The FAN team was also pleased to have special guests Jean-François Champagne, president of the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada and Brigitte Pesant, director of Collision Programs for AIA Canada at the gala dinner.
Throughout the evening several shops were recognized for significant milestones and years of service to their communities. Winners incliuded:
5 Year Milestone – Kamouraska, St-Rémi & Trois-Rivières West
10 Year Milestone – Terrebonne, Hull, Repentigny, Cartierville & Laval West
15 Year Milestone – St-Lin-Laurentides, St-Georges-de-Beauce & Gatineau Center
20 Year Milestone – Alma, Boucherville, Charlesbourg & Sherbrooke East
25 Year Milestone – Rosemont, St-Hyacinthe, Blainville, Coaticook, Charny, St-Eustache, Granby, Varennes & Décarie
SPEEDY AUTO SERVICE
5 Year Milestone – Kirkland
35 Year Milestone – Pont Viau Laval
“It is important that we recognize those shops that have been dedicated to serving their communities for many years as they directly contribute to the strength and longevity of our national network,” said Roy
The second day of the event was devoted to business meetings, which gave the FAN corporate team the opportunity to update shop owners on sales, marketing and operations results, and initiatives at both the national and regional level.
Initiatives such as the Speedy Zone and the FAN training centres, one of which is set to open in Quebec in 2019, help to ensure that shops keep up-to-date as the industry continues to evolve and customers’ expectations change.
Steve Leal, president & CEO of Fix Automotive Network World was also in attendance for the meeting to deliver a global update.
“The regional meetings give me the opportunity to share our successes and the vision for FAN going forward with our partners, not to mention a chance to engage with shop owners in a more collaborative, social environment,” said Leal.