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Thursday May 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM 
Thursday May 5, 2011 at 6:00 PM 

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Pheasant Run Resort 
4051 East Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174

Call 630.584.6300, or click here to register for the special Body Shop Business Conference rate of $119 per night. 

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Mary Beth Rebedeau 
1(330)670-1234, ex. 227 
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The 2011 BodyShop Business Conference - Chicagoland

Register to attend the 2011 BodyShop Business Conference & Trade Show by April 28, and you'll be eligible to win one of three gift certificates to spend with one of the 30-plus vendors exhibiting at the BodyShop Business Trade Show on May 5 in at the Pheasant Run Resort in metro Chicago! One lucky winner will receive a $1,000 gift certificate, and two others will receive $500 certificates!*

*Must be present at the trade show and an employee of a collision repair shop to win.

The BodyShop Business Conference is the event you must attend this year to define yourself as leader dedicated to evolving into a sophisticated profit machine that produces quality repairs and happy customers.

The conference will feature a full day of seminars from a variety of informative speakers for just $79.

May 5, Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL

For hotel reservations, call 630.584.6300 and ask for the special BodyShop Business Conference rate of $119 per night, or click here to reserve your room on-line. 

Click the button below to register for the full day of seminars.

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Click HERE to register to attend the free trade show.

Here's a sneak peek of our schedule:

8-8:30 a.m. – Keynote Presentation: Forging and Keeping Strategic Relationships
• Presented by Bill Sefcik, owner, Stan Mitchell Enterprises. Sefcik has over 40 years of experience in both the insurance and collision repair industries.

8:30-5:30 p.m. – Free Trade Show Open. Featuring on-the-floor training and demonstrations, custom cars and more.
8:45-9:30 a.m. – Breakout Session 1
• Demystifying 6H – Erin Conley, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
• Waterborne – Jeff Peevy, I-CAR
• Staffing for Tomorrow – Darren Fristoe, The Fristoe Group
9:45-10:30 a.m. – Breakout Session 2
• Environmental Compliance - Dan Heinen, Illinois OSHA
• Lean Concepts - John Sweigart, The Body Shop @
• Franchising - Is it for you?  Dan Bailey, CARSTAR
10:30-11:00 a.m. – Break for seminar attendees
11:15-noon – Breakout Session 3
• Search Engine Optimization - Mark Claypool, Optima Worldwide
• Lessons Learned from North State vs. Progressive - Erica Eversman, Vehicle Information Services
• Franchising - Is it for you?  Dave Schaefer - MAACO
Noon-12:45 p.m. – Lunch
12:45-1:30 p.m. – Keynote Presentation: Waterborne Panel
• This panel will feature industry expert Mark Clark and representatives from major paint companies discussing and dispelling myths about waterborne/low-VOC coatings and addressing collision repairers' most frequently asked questions.
1:45-2:30 p.m. – Breakout Session 4
• Low VOC - How Did We Get Here? - Mark Clark
• Social Media - Mark Claypool, Optima Worldwide
• Staffing for Tomorrow - Darren Fristoe, The Fristoe Group
2:45-3:30 p.m. – Breakout Session 5
• Demystifying 6H - Erin Conley, EAP
• Waterborne - Jeff Peevy, I-CAR
• Sales and Marketing - Jeanne Silver, CARSTAR Mundelein

3:45-4:30 p.m. – Breakout Session 6   
• Environmental Compliance - Dan Heinen, Illinois OSHA
• Insurer Relations - Dan Risley, Allstate
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Mixer on the trade show floor
The Chicago-area BSB Conference trade show will present a lively exhibit floor featuring the latest in leading products and company personnel, plus a variety of interactive, practical presentations – all designed to increase your profitability.

Join us on May 5 for the BodyShop Business Conference – cost effective, efficient and fun!

BodyShop Business conference

For more information, call (330) 670-1234 ext. 227 to speak with Mary Beth Rebedeau, our conference organizer.

See you there!