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Movers & Shakers: Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation to Host 29th Annual Golf Outing During Industry Week in Las Vegas

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Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation to Host 29th Annual Golf Outing During Industry Week in Las Vegas

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation will host its annual, all-industry golf outing to kick off Industry Week in Las Vegas, just prior to the start of the AAPEX/SEMA Shows. The event will take place at the Spanish Trail Country Club, Monday, November 4, with a “shotgun” start at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds help fund the Foundation’s work toward helping aftermarket industry workers at their most critical time of need. In addition to the golf tournament, the event also includes a continental breakfast and award luncheon just prior to and after the golf outing. There is also a pre-event reception, held Sunday evening, November 3, from 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., also at the Spanish Trail Country Club. The golf outing and all event sponsorship opportunities are open to all industry participants. If you do not golf, consider becoming an event sponsor. For more information on being an event sponsor or entering a golf foursome, contact Joel Ayres or Misty Walker.

Bestop has partnered with Buy It Installed.

Bestop Partners With Buy It Installed to Provide Consumers With Home Installation

Bestop has partnered with Buy It Installed, which leverages technology that enables customers to simultaneously purchase a product and home installation. Installation is provided by a certified member of Craftsman Republic, a national network of professional installers and subsidiary of Buy It Installed Inc. The customer adds the “Buy It Installed” option to their cart on, and upon completion of the purchase, an independent contractor from Craftsman Republic will reach out via phone to set up an appointment. The Buy It Installed capability is now up and running on the Bestop website.

Kahn Media Named One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Kahn Media has announced that it has been listed on Inc. magazine’s 38th annual Inc. 5000 list—a ranking for the fastest-growing private companies in America. This is the second year that Kahn Media has made the list and appears as number 2,715 after an initial placement at number 2,848 in 2018. In addition to the recognition by Inc. magazine, Kahn Media has also recently been ranked as the top public-relations firm in the region for the second consecutive year by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Brian Prior
Brian Prior

Thermo-Tec Welcomes New Sales and Marketing Director

Thermo-Tec has welcomed Brian “BP” Prior to its team in the role of director of sales and marketing. Prior has more than two decades in the business, previously serving as a lead account sales manager and merchandiser for more than a decade. He specializes in research and data analysis, which helps him identify and stay ahead of consumer and industry trends. He’s also well versed in strategic product planning and developing long-term development strategies for product prosperity.

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