Member Benefits Update

Jul 9, 14 • NewsNo Comments

This original post was featured in the ARA July News & Views. Please note – Emily Massey’s correct email address is: emilym@stingerrecovery.com

As Chairman of the Member Resources Committee, there are a few updates that I would like to share with you. Last month, we mentioned that committee member, Steven Summs, was working with Motor Guardian Cam, a company that manufactures in-vehicle continuous recording systems for the towing and recovery industry. He recently tested two different video dashboard camera models, model MDR-3311 and model MDR-3320, with both cameras offering a two-channel recording. Each model records the driver’s route with the MDR-3311 having an external camera that mounts on the back window to provide a view from behind and the MDR-3320 having a second camera built in focusing on the driver. (more…)

Member Highlight: Lori Bookout

Jul 2, 14 • ARA Member SpotlightNo Comments

Member Spotlight - Lori Bookout
LoriBookoutThis month’s Member Highlight is Lori Bookout, Manager of ARB of Louisiana. Lori and her staff have been collecting donations for the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana, an organization that addresses the concerns and needs of animals within the area. Their mission is to eliminate the suffering of animals and to do everything they can to provide a home for the animals.

Without the support of the community, this organization could not continue. Lori’s daughter, Britney Bookout, is also working for a local veterinarian while attending school. Lori’s family and staff are definitely keeping the organization alive and we’re proud to have her within our membership!

Do you have an exciting hobby or are involved in raising money or awareness for a worthy cause? Please help us by submitting pictures and stories of those who deserve some recognition or those who are involved in projects of interest. We’d love to hear from you – submit your interesting stories and photos to rachel@wellingtongrouppr.com.

Automatic License Plate Readers Putting Clients at Risk?

Jun 30, 14 • Recovery Industry NewsNo Comments

Paul Kulas shares his thoughts on Automatic License Plate Recognition. The original version can be found HERE.

Across the automobile finance and recovery industries people will tell you that automatic license plate reader (ALPR) technology has been a valuable recovery method. As one BellesLink customer says, “Anything that helps me locate a vehicle is good. ALPR is one more tool in my toolbox.” But ALPR is not without downsides.

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Member Highlight: Danny Redding

Jun 25, 14 • ARA Member SpotlightNo Comments

MemberHighlight - Danny Redding

This month’s Member Highlight is Danny Redding, President of Recovery Columbus in Columbus, Georgia. Danny is the son of the late Donna Redding, who was an avid ARA member and worked in the automotive industry her entire life. Danny has proudly stepped in to run Recovery Columbus, the company that his mother built from the ground up back in 2003.Danny ReddingDanny even took a break from his college studies to do what he could to make sure business was taken care of in the most professional way possible. He intends to carry on his mother’s legacy, as well as the company that she built with many years of hard work and dedication.

Danny was one of the well-deserved winners of the NARS 2014 Scholarship Award. We are very proud to have him in the ARA community and look forward to seeing his future endeavors within the recovery industry.

Do you have an exciting hobby or are involved in raising money or awareness for a worthy cause? Please help us by submitting pictures and stories of those who deserve some recognition or those who are involved in projects of interest. We’d love to hear from you – submit your interesting stories and photos to rachel@wellingtongrouppr.com.

ARA June Webinar Registration Now Available

Jun 18, 14 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments

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Join us for this month’s webinar focusing on: Phone Calls to Debtors and Targets:
How to Maintain Compliance and Get Results
 presented by Paul Kulas of BellesLink. Register now for our upcoming webinar sessions:

Wednesday, June 25, 11:30 a.m. CST / 12:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, June 26, 2:00 p.m. CST / 3:00 p.m. EST

ARA members must register online for the webinar with individual email addresses to receive a certificate of completion. If computer sharing is necessary, please provide a list of employee names and email addresses in an excel spreadsheet to tricia@americanrecoveryassn.org.

American Recovery Association provides a free continuing education webinar series for recovery and remarketing professionals. The one-hour webinar offers education about the latest recovery laws and regulations, compliance policies and industry issues.

This webinar is open to all business owners and employees. 

If you have any questions or feedback about our continuing education webinar series, please contact ARA Home Office at 972-755-4755 or homeoffice@americanrecoveryassn.org.

Join Us at ARA’s 2014 June Leadership Workshop

May 28, 14 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments


Join Us at ARA's Leadership Workshop

Managers tend to manage what is given to them, while leaders look ahead and see problems in advance. Which would you like to be?  

For the first time, ARA is hosting an upcoming series of nationwide Leadership Workshops for business managers and owners, presented by Doug Duncan, President of TalentValue

What You’ll Walk Away With: 

  • The ability to become an effective leader who thinks beyond the problem
  • The tools to hire and retain skilled, successful and compliant employees 
  • Knowledge of HR compliance and how it will help your company grow 
  • A variety of practical tools and methods to increase your employee’s productivity  (more…)

Member Highlight: Chad Latvaaho

May 13, 14 • ARA Member SpotlightNo Comments

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This month’s Member Highlight is Chad Latvaaho, President and CEO of Repossessors Inc. in Maple Grove, Minnesota. In February, Chad participated in the 15th Annual Black Woods Blizzard Tour, a 3-day snowmobile ride and fundraiser to support the ALS Association. The organization was able to raise $760,000 from this year’s event, which will serve nearly 500 people with ALS within the Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota areas.  (more…)

ARA May Webinar Registration Is Now Available

May 12, 14 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments

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Join us for this month’s webinar focusing on: The Importance of Employee Professionalism presented by Dave Kennedy, CEO of First Credit Resources, and Employee Background Checks: How, When & Where presented by Doug Duncan, President of TalentValue. Register now for our upcoming webinar sessions:

Wednesday, May 14, 11:30 a.m. CST / 12:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, May 15, 2:00 p.m. CST / 3:00 p.m. EST

ARA members must register online for the webinar with individual email addresses to receive a certificate of completion. If computer sharing is necessary, please provide a list of employee names and email addresses in an excel spreadsheet to tricia@americanrecoveryassn.org.

American Recovery Association provides a free continuing education webinar series for recovery and remarketing professionals. The one-hour webinar offers education about the latest recovery laws and regulations, compliance policies and industry issues.

The first half of the webinar is open to all business owners and employees. The second half is geared toward business owners and managers only. 

If you have any questions or feedback about our continuing education webinar series, please contact ARA Home Office at 972-755-4755 or homeoffice@americanrecoveryassn.org.

Automatic License Plate Recognition

Paul Kulas shares his thoughts on Automatic License Plate Recognition. The original version can be found HERE.

Automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), also know as automatic number plate recognition, is a hot topic in the automobile repossession industry. Over the next posts, we’ll take a close look at ALPR from the perspective of clients, forwarders and repossessors. Like all advances, there’s nothing wrong with ALPR itself, it’s just a technology—and a pretty cool one. But it has raised a lot of questions and concerns over privacy and civil liberties. So much so that lobbyists and law makers across the political spectrum are tracking this issue closely. At the start, here’s what you need to know about ALRP.  (more…)

ARA April Webinar Registration Is Now Available

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Join us for this month’s webinar focusing on: The Importance of Compliance & ARA Member Resources Overview presented by Joan Hudson, ARA Member Benefits Committee Chairman. Register now for our upcoming webinar sessions:

Wednesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. CST / 12:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, April 17, 2:30 p.m. CST / 3:30 p.m. EST

ARA members must register online for the webinar with individual email addresses to receive a certificate of completion. If computer sharing is necessary, please provide a list of employee names and email addresses in an excel spreadsheet to tricia@americanrecoveryassn.org.

American Recovery Association provides a free continuing education webinar series for recovery and remarketing professionals. The one-hour webinar offers education about the latest recovery laws and regulations, compliance policies and industry issues.

This webinar is reserved for business owners and managers only. 

If you have any questions or feedback about our continuing education webinar series, please contact ARA Home Office at 972-755-4755 or homeoffice@americanrecoveryassn.org.

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