Independent Garage Owners
Of North Carolina
Supporting North Carolina Independent
Garage Owners Since 1959
Vendor of the Month
Connected Automotive Systems
CAS is the premiere provider of OEM Tools. Their focus is on providing OEM level scanners, technical support information, Laptops and re-programming to the independent automotive repair shop.
Congrats Connected Automated Systems!
Member of the Month
Modern Tire Service
Modern Tire is a locally owned family business that has been here serving Jacksonville area for more than 35 years! In addition to tire work, they also do automotive repair, vehicle storage, AC repair, and more!
Congratulations Modern Tire Service!
December News
IGONC Delivers Value to Members Through Series of Educational Webinars
By: Chasidy Sisk, Autobody News

The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) offered more than a half dozen educational opportunities in October for the local automotive and collision repair industries.
Planning Ahead for 2021
By: Stan Creech, IGO President

What a roller coaster year 2020 has been and a game changer to say the least. The first quarter was business as usual, and then came late March and Covid-19. Compared to the events of 9/11, Covid seems to have affected our lives in so many more ways.
Massachusetts Voters Pass a Right to Repair Measure, Giving Them Unprecedented Access to Their Car Data

A ballot measure passed by 75% of voters in Massachusetts has resolved a thorny question that could have widespread implications for the automotive industry: once a person buys a vehicle, they own all of its data.
CDC Advice for Employees Potentially Exposed to COVID-19

CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.
Missed some events? Recap here!
December S Piedmont Chapter Meeting:
We were joined by David Coury of IGO Insurance to discuss everything insurance including COVID, liability, apprenticeships, and more!
December Tireside Chat:
Hosted by Mike Allen of Carfix and Mark Perkins of Roanoke Valley Auto Works, we discussed setting goals for 2021 and getting your shop ready for yet another unprecedented year.
Rick White Webinar:
Rick talked to us about having discovery conversations with your salespeople. Its not about closing the deal, its about knowing what questions to ask.
Paar Melis PPP Loan:
Hosted by Hunt Demareset of Paar Melis & Associates, we discussed everything PPP.

We had our first of a 7-part ADAS Training Series! Watch part one: Is ADAS Right For Your Shop?

The series will continue every other Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30PM EST! Be sure to register for the upcoming ADAS training series!
Keep up with us on Facebook! Join our IGONC Members Only Facebook Group and participate in meaningful discussions, receive event alerts, and build your network and automotive community. Catch up on webinars that were for members only anytime. This group is for IGONC members only.
Upcoming Events
DEG Presents: Estimators Toolbox: Utilizing FREE Resources for Repair Planning
December 29, 1:00-2:00PM EST

In this presentation we will dive into FREE resources available to help build and develop a strong repair plan. Open to all. Must register to receive a link to join the webinar.
ADAS Training Series Part 2: ADAS System and Sensor Technology part 1
December 30, 6:30-7:30PM EST
Understanding ADAS systems and how they operate. Learn why an understanding of ADAS sensors is critical to accurate calibrations. Free and open to all.
Triangle Chapter Meeting
Join us for our monthly Triangle Chapter Meeting. We will be joined by Brian Osburn of Fidelity Bank to discuss the PPP loan forgiveness process. Free and Open to all.
Jacksonville Chapter Meeting
Join us for our monthly Jacksonville Chapter Meeting. Held at Logan's Roadhouse in Jacksonville from 6-7PM EST. All are welcome.
Western Chapter Meeting
Join us for our monthly Asheville/Western Chapter Meeting. Open to all. Register to receive the zoom link. Speaker TBD.
ADAS Series Part 3: ADAS System and Sensor Technology Part 2
Understanding ADAS sensors and how they operate. Learn why an understanding of ADAS sensors is critical to accurate calibrations. Free and open to all.
S Piedmont Chapter Meeting
Join us for our monthly Southern Piedmont Chapter Meeting. Open to all. Register to receive the zoom link. Speaker TBD.
For a full list of our upcoming events, visit our website!
What online events from IGONC do you plan to attend most in 2021? (Pick one)
Training
Coaching
Chapter Meetings
Informative Webinars (PPP loans, marketing tips, apprentice program, etc.)
Monthly Tireside Chats
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