KeyNET Presentation at NARS 2014

Mar 11, 2014 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on KeyNET Presentation at NARS 2014

The North American Repossessors Summit (NARS), an industry event hosted by the American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA) and Time Finance Adjusters (TFA), is proud to announce that Brad Berry, a Senior Field Advisor for Advanced Diagnostics USA, and Tony Presido, Director of USA distribution for Advanced Diagnostics USA, will give a brief presentation on the importance of locksmithing next Thursday, March 20th at 10:00 a.m. before the summit. (more…)

Has Our Passion Been Lost?

Mar 5, 2014 • Recovery Industry NewsComments Off on Has Our Passion Been Lost?

The following is a guest post by Alex Price.

Greetings from the great State of Alabama! ROLL TIDE ROLL!!

Passion:  (noun) any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling.

I know I’m not the only one asking, “Where did the passion go?”  Not to sound like a grumpy old man here, but it was not too long ago that a person got up each morning with one desire: to be the best in their chosen profession. We woke up each morning and did what it took.  We worked long hours, studied, read anything we could get our hands on to figure out how to do the job better.  We went to seminars, took notes, networked with our peers and shared information in an effort to reach our pinnacle of success. (more…)

Michael Dougherty Announced As NARS 2014 Keynote Speaker

Feb 28, 2014 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on Michael Dougherty Announced As NARS 2014 Keynote Speaker

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We are excited to announce that Michael Dougherty, the Managing Partner of Weltman, Weinberg, & Reis Co., LPA, will keynote NARS 2014. He has dealt with the CFPB directly and understands how repossession agents are also directly affected by the new compliance standards.

As a previous speaker at the 2012 summit, Dougherty discussed how the CFPB would soon impact and change the recovery industry. This year, he will expand on the realities of what has actually happened and what this means for recovery agents. His presentation will outline his experiences in dealing with recovery agents who have not been compliant, as well as the consequences associated with it. With Dougherty’s thorough knowledge of compliance, this is sure to be a very engaging and dynamic discussion on the past, present and future impact on the new compliance standards within the repossession industry.  (more…)

ARA February Webinar Registration Now Available

Feb 20, 2014 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on ARA February Webinar Registration Now Available

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Join us for our February webinar focusing on: Third Party Compliance & Complaint Handling presented by Dave Kennedy of First Credit SolutionsRegister now for our upcoming webinar sessions:

Wednesday, February 26, 11:30 a.m. CST / 12:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, February 27, 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 and lenders. The one-hour webinar offers education about the latest recovery laws and regulations, compliance policies and industry issues.

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.

NARS 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Feb 19, 2014 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on NARS 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

NARS Golf Tournament – March 22

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Sponsored by MVTRAC, the 2nd Annual NARS golf tournament will be held at the beautiful Luna Vista Golf Course.

  • Four-person scramble tournament
  • $70 entry fee per player (lunch included)
  • Transportation will be provided upon request

The Luna Vista Golf Course was voted one of the top golf courses in the U.S. by Golf Digest. You don’t want to miss your chance to tee up at one of America’s greatest greens. To register for the tournament, email golf@reposummit.com or call 972.755.4755. (more…)

NARS 2014 Key Speakers Announced

Feb 6, 2014 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on NARS 2014 Key Speakers Announced

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The North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) is an industry event hosted by the American Recovery Association (ARA) and Time Finance Adjusters (TFA) that focuses on education, key issues impacting the industry and networking. We are proud to announce that that a member from the southwest region of the CFPB is scheduled to speak our sixth annual event.

This is the first time a CFPB representative will serve as a key speaker at a recovery and remarketing industry event. In his own words, the representative will explain any misconceptions regarding the CFPB’s involvement within the recovery industry. It will be a very informative and empowering session. (more…)

Member Highlight: Debra Durham

Feb 5, 2014 • ARA Member SpotlightComments Off on Member Highlight: Debra Durham

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Our second Member Highlight is Debra Durham from Midwest Adjusters, Inc. in Springfield, MO. Besides initiating and creating an anti-contingency campaign within the industry urging agencies to “stop contingency and to end the violence,” Debra has made a huge impact within her local community. Her family helped with the Joplin Tornado a few years ago by assisting those whose vehicles were still running but stuck in debris.
Currently, Debra volunteers at her local humane society and fosters dogs until she can find them a forever home. Most of her donations go to no-kill animal shelters, while her husband does some volunteer work with his hot rod group.

We are honored to have such a humanitarian in our membership. Way to go, Debra!

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.

Business Tip Spotlight: Background Checks

Feb 4, 2014 • Tools & InsightsComments Off on Business Tip Spotlight: Background Checks

The following is a guest post by Doug Duncan, President of TalentValue.

Every job applicant will not be completely honest and disclose all requested information on his or her application. In fact over 50% of every resume has an error – either they falsified the information or left something off. Unfortunately, some applicants are not entirely forthcoming, and this is where background checks from Veriproved, the official ARA background checking company, becomes valuable. While some employers conduct background checks on several applicants before a job offer is made, others wait until after they’ve made a job offer. Both are viable options, but there are advantages and disadvantages on both sides. (more…)

ARA January Webinar Registration Now Available

Jan 27, 2014 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on ARA January Webinar Registration Now Available

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Join us for our January webinar focusing on: How To Get Your Employees Compliant presented by Doug Duncan of TalentValueRegister now for our upcoming webinar sessions:

Tuesday, January 28, 11:30 a.m. CST / 12:30 p.m. EST

Wednesday, January 29, 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 and lenders. The one-hour webinar offers education about the latest recovery laws and regulations, compliance policies and industry issues.

The January webinar will cover important practices for how to get your employees compliant and how to maintain their compliancy. This webinar will be presented by Doug Duncan of TalentValue, a company that provides human resource solutions to help hire, train and retain the right people through innovative, interactive and integrated web based systems.

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: Ray Franklin

Jan 8, 2014 • ARA Member SpotlightComments Off on Member Highlight: Ray Franklin

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As we enter the new year, we would like to begin showcasing our members and their immediate families in this special “Member Highlight” section of the ARA News Blog. All of our members are multi-faceted small business men and women who employ thousands of people around the country. But many also have interests outside of the recovery industry and contribute to the community in various ways.  (more…)

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