By ARMO Member Keith Roberts, RPUI - Restoration Parts Unlimited, Inc.

It’s a virtual world we live in these days…. virtual meetings, virtual car shows, virtual appointments, virtual concerts, and so on. While nothing replaces going to an event in person, there are some pluses to all the online events that the COVID-19 pandemic has so kindly provided us. ARMO has taken advantage of the virtual exposure to make some of our initiatives accessible to more ARMO member companies as well as anyone looking to join. Below are a few upcoming ARMO events:

ARMO Open Meetings – ARMO’s Select Committee will be hosting quarterly Open Meetings covering several important industry topics throughout the year. The first meeting on Friday, March 19 provided a closer look into this year’s Spring Carlisle Hot Product Showcase, and navigating car shows and swap meets under the current conditions. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, attending in-person shows and meets while following local COVID protocols can be tricky. These meetings are open to everyone and we encourage you to attend and bring up any topic that you feel is affecting our industry.

The next online open meeting is on June 25, and the discussion topic will be about Recruiting and Keeping Talented Employees. Register now.

Two additional online meetings are on September 17 and November 19. Mark your calendars now!

Builders Panels & Interviews – Our very own Select Committee Member Sabra Johnson of City Classic Cars will be releasing videos featuring builder panels and interviews with some of the industry’s most recognizable car builders throughout the year. Sabra’s first interview will be released soon so keep an eye out for it.

ARMO Member Spotlights Complete the ARMO Member Spotlight form to highlight how you or your company is contributing to the automotive restoration industry. We distribute Member Spotlights in our ARMO Member Updates as well as SEMA eNews and social media.

Don’t worry, if you cannot make it to any of the above events, we will be providing recaps through Digital Matters. We hope you to see you enjoying virtual ARMO events or, fingers crossed, at a car show soon!