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Register Now For The January Webinar

Jan 25, 16 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments

Register Now for this month's webinar

Join us for our January webinar focusing on:
Breach of the Peace and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
presented by Dave Kennedy of First Credit Resources

Register Online
Tuesday, January 26, 2:00 p.m. CST / 3:00 p.m. EST

OR

Register Online
Thursday, January 28, 11:00 a.m. CST / 12:00 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.

We are also excited to announce that the state of Louisiana now recognizes all ARA webinars as part of the eight hours of continuing education that is required to renew state licenses.

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.

Member Highlight: Walter and Carla Justice

Jan 13, 16 • ARA Member Spotlight2 Comments

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image1It takes a village to thrive in today’s market climate. The importance of team effort, strong time management, prioritizing family time and good business sense is evident with Walter and Carla Justice.

Walter and Carla were married January 1989 and have been in the recovery business for almost 27 years. They learned a lot in their business, and in turn, raised their family within our industry family. Their two sons, Trae and Colby, are both members of the Young Professional Repossessor Commission. Over time they too have added family members and introduced them to our industry family as well. Colby’s wife Angie works with the Justice’s.

After working under Jack Justice and Don Thornton, Walter and Carla started Justice Brothers. They went on to purchase Alert Recovery and became proud ARA members, as well as members of Eagle Group XX. Walter and Carla have never forgotten the professionalism that Don Thornton instilled in them from the beginning and consider him one of their greatest mentors.

The recovery industry has been a constant in the Justice household. They consider working in this industry a hobby since they enjoy it so much. Well, that, and golf…

We are so very pleased to have Walter and Carla among our constituents. They are a perfect example of a family who gives back and encourages the younger generation of recovery professionals to contribute as well. Thank you both for all that you have done for our industry through the years.

Member Highlight: Martha Randall

Dec 2, 15 • NewsNo Comments

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Mississippi Auto Recovery’s Martha Randall and a few of her young at heart friends were looking for a creative way to raise funds for their church — thus the Delta Rockers were born. The Delta Rockers, all dancers aged 60 and up, took off and became quite the sensation. Covered in sequins, the Delta Rockers perform at no charge for non-profit groups, veterans groups, nursing homes, cruises and fundraisers of all sorts. The group puts on a wonderful show that involves a variety of music and costume changes. We’re sure these ladies mystify any audience for whom they perform.

 

We are so proud of Martha and her fellow Delta Rockers for the wonderful work they are doing.

Great News from the American Recovery Association

Nov 20, 15 • NewsNo Comments

ARA Association 2015 [Draft]

 

Register Now For The November Webinar

Nov 17, 15 • ARA News and Events, NewsNo Comments

Register Now for this month's webinar
Join us for our November webinar focusing on:

ARA, “The State Of The Association” 
presented by Les McCook, ARA Executive Director
Register Online

Thursday, November 19, 1:30 p.m. CST / 2:30 p.m. EST
The ARA State Of The Association webinar will cover recent meetings with major clients, new discounts added to member benefits, association “wins” and more important information.
If you have any questions or feedback please contact ARA Home Office at
972-755-4755 or homeoffice@americanrecoveryassn.org.

Member Highlight: DeAnn Juliano

Nov 4, 15 • ARA Member SpotlightNo Comments

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DeAnn grew up in the repossession business and is a third generation participant in our industry. She works with her brother in managing the day-to-day operations of Preferred Adjusters, Inc. in Austin, TX. Although the business is her main job, her true calling is riding horses. She is an accomplished rider in several equestrian disciplines, including Dressage, Show Jumping and Hunter. One of her most rewarding life experiences is teaching others the skills of horsemanship. Over the years her most special students have been autistic children. DeAnn has been able to share her equestrian skills to help change the lives of these children.

On August 7, 2015, DeAnn was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. Since that time, all of life’s little pleasures are a struggle. She has lost her job at the stable and is unable to ride. With all of the other issues she is dealing with, the loss of the joy of working at the stable is one of the hardest to face.

In her community, DeAnn has always been known to be the one to call if you are having personal issues or need a friend. If someone needed a place to stay or help with the daily challenges of everyday life, she was there for them to lean on or to lend a sympathetic ear. Now, it is this very same community that is giving her the lift that she so desperately needs. Her network of support includes all of her Facebook friends as well as a local support group of women who have dealt with, or are currently dealing with, breast cancer. Some of her very close friends have started a Go Fund Me page (https://www.gofundme.com/deannjuliano) to help her cover the cost of treatments and living expenses since the loss of her riding income.

We all have DeAnn in our prayers and hope that the positive prognosis that her doctors have given holds true. As of today, she has undergone four of her six chemotherapy treatments and still faces radiation, surgery and another round of treatments that will last another eleven months. We all know DeAnn is an incredibly strong and determined spirit and we know she will conquer this.

Thanks for all that you do, DeAnn! You are such a blessing to our association, community and industry.

Register Now For The October Webinar

Oct 22, 15 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments

Register Now for this month's webinar
Join us for our October webinar focusing on:
Recognizing and Handling Aggression
presented by Dave Kennedy of First Credit Resources
 
Register Online
Wednesday, October 28, 2:00 p.m. CST / 3:00 p.m. EST

OR

Register Online
Thursday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. CST / 12:00 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 will be open to managers and employees.We are also excited to announce that the state of Louisiana now recognizes all ARA webinars as part of the eight hours of continuing education that is required to renew state licenses.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.

Member Highlight: Brent Hoel

Oct 7, 15 • ARA Member SpotlightNo Comments

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This month we feature a rising star within the American Recovery Association, Brent Hoel from Charleston, West Virginia. As a third-generation ARA member, Brent has grown up in the industry, attending conventions with his father and getting ready to take the reins of the family business. After graduating from Fairmont State University with a business degree, he has continued to build on a strong legacy with his memberships in YPRC, TFA and Eagle Group XX. As one of the first members of YPRC, he recognizes the responsibility and opportunities ahead for his generation: “I’m trying to become more hands on, since we are going to be the ones in the positions to make changes and decisions. I’ve been around these organizations for so long, but never really had a voice.”

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Register Now For The September Webinar

Sep 23, 15 • ARA News and EventsNo Comments

Register Now for this month's webinar
Join us for our September webinar focusing on:
Do Drivers Dictate Insurance Premiums
presented by Mike Peplinski of Harding Brooks Insurance and Renee Low of Northern Star Management
 
Register Online
Tuesday, September 29, 2:00 p.m. CST / 3:00 p.m. EST
OR
Register Online
Wednesday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. CST / 12:00 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 will be open to managers and business owners.We are also excited to announce that the state of Louisiana now recognizes all ARA webinars as part of the eight hours of continuing education that is required to renew state licenses.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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Member Highlight: Savanna Price

Aug 5, 15 • ARA Member SpotlightNo Comments

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1fb1977e-a1b1-467f-acbd-48e04a1c1422Senior year in high school is a stressful time for young adults. They are trying to determine the right career path for themselves, pass their senior-level classes, get ready for college, find the perfect prom date and enjoy as much of their senior year as possible. For most kids at that age, volunteering doesn’t exactly fit into their social calendars. Savanna Price however, is different than most.

Savanna, the daughter of ARA member Alex Price, has a true passion for volunteering and is a natural-born leader. She is a member of the service club at Mobile Christian High School where she helps host food drives to benefit local shelters and participates in a walk-a-thon to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Savanna is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Standards group as well as the National Honor Society. A prestigious accolade to add to Savanna’s long list of accomplishments was her selection to be an Oakleigh Belle. In a program run by the city of Mobile’s Historic Society, Oakleigh Belles spend 30+ hours memorizing Mobile’s rich history and present at city events. Savanna was one of 17 girls chosen out of 2,000 applicants to get to don the traditional antebellum dresses.

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