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ARA & RISC March Webinar Registration Now Available

Mar 13, 2013 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on ARA & RISC March Webinar Registration Now Available

Our March webinar will cover UDAAP (Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Practices) and FDCPA (Fair Debt Collections Practices Act). Register now for our upcoming webinar sessions next week.

Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. CST/11 a.m. EST

Wednesday, March 20 at 8 a.m. CST/9 a.m. EST

Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. CST/3 p.m. EST

All webinar recordings and PDFs of the presentations are available on the ARA Resource Page. If you have feedback or questions, please contact Home Office at homeoffice@americanrecoveryassn.org or 972-755-4755.

 

 

Two Most Respected Recovery and Remarketing Associations Join Together to Create the Industry’s Largest Trade Association

Feb 26, 2013 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on Two Most Respected Recovery and Remarketing Associations Join Together to Create the Industry’s Largest Trade Association

ARA and NFA merge into one trade association and ARMS & Relliance combine into one co-op 

AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 26, 2013   American Recovery Association (ARA) and National Finance Adjusters (NFA) announced today they merged into one trade association. The combined resources and memberships of these two long standing, well respected entities will result in the strongest trade association the industry has ever seen. The new trade association will move forward under the name of the American Recovery Association (ARA). As part of the comprehensive agreement, American Recovery Management Solutions (ARMS) joined with Relliance, Inc. to form the largest industry-owned forwarding and facilitation cooperative in the United States. The co-op will be named National Finance Adjusters (NFA). (more…)

NARS Expands to Three-Day Event with Golf Tournament, More Networking and Sensational Speakers

Feb 25, 2013 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on NARS Expands to Three-Day Event with Golf Tournament, More Networking and Sensational Speakers

Fifth Annual NARS Expects 600 Recovery, Remarketing and Lending Professionals in Attendance

DALLAS, Texas –The American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA), the world’s largest association of recovery and remarketing professionals, enhanced its fifth annual North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) by expanding to a three-day event to include a lender and recovery agent golf tournament, more networking opportunities, and more speakers – all focused on the power of performance.

From April 25 – 27, an anticipated 600 professionals from the collateral recovery and remarketing industries, including collateral recovery professionals, clients, and vendors from across the country, will gather in Dallas to participate in NARS 2013. The summit focuses on open and collaborative discussions that address methods to improve the industry’s challenges and complexities to lay the foundation for the future.

Keynote speaker, James W. Bass, chief executive officer for Auto One Acceptance, will outline the necessary steps for continued profitability through the use of analytics and education. Chief Economist at Manheim Consulting, Thomas Webb, will take a detailed look at the numbers to discuss where the recovery and remarketing industry is heading. Rick Gilman, owner of RGG Communications, will provide insight about how to ride the digital wave to success. Doug Duncan, president of Your HR Solutions, will present on why smart employees underperform.

With industry unification as the event’s main goal, NARS also brought together representatives from various recovery and associations to weigh the value of expanding the state associations and the need for industry compliance.

The first NARS golf tournament, sponsored by Recovery Manager Pro, will be held at the beautiful Tour 18 Dallas, where golfers experience some of the greatest golf in America. The tournament will be a four-person scramble. Players may register as a team or as an individual (players must include their handicaps). The entry fee is $80 per player with a sack lunch included. The awards presentation and networking event will take place immediately after the tournament at Tour 18 Dallas. Transportation to and from the Omni Hotel and golf course will be provided upon request. To register, email homeoffice@americanrecoveryassn.org or call 972.755.4755.

Headline sponsor, PRA Location Services, will host the annual Cocktail Reception on Friday night open to all registered attendees. MVTrac will sponsor breakfast on Saturday. Lunch sponsor, Digital Recognition Network (DRN), will host a meeting focused on The Strong Getting Stronger: Generating Revenue with LPR. Other sponsors and exhibitors include: ARA ARMS, American+Repossessor, Austin Insurance, Inc.; ConnecToGo, Dynamic, iRepo.com, MasterFiles, McNutt Auto Logistics, MicroBilt, MinuteMan, MVTrac, PDJ Services, Prestige Management & Consulting, Recovery Database Network, RecoveryFirst Insurance, Recovery Manager Pro, Repo Solutions, RISC, SmartAuction, Thomson Reuters, and VTS.

“NARS is the biggest industry event and continues to get bigger each year,” said Mary Jane Hogan, president of ARA. “The addition of the golf tournament, networking and speakers was a result of industry feedback and demand.”

The summit provides the opportunity for a diverse group of industry professionals from various sectors to come together and brainstorm solutions for the most prominent issues, while developing new innovations for adaptation of the constantly changing future. More information is available at www.reposummit.com.

In addition, ARA recently announced its merge with National Finance Adjusters into one trade association and its co-op, American Recovery Management Solutions (ARMS), joining with Relliance, Inc. to form the largest industry-owned forwarding and facilitation cooperative in the U.S. The co-op will be named National Finance Adjusters (NFA).

 

About American Recovery Association, Inc.

American Recovery Association (ARA) is the world’s largest association of recovery and remarketing professionals. ARA members specialize in locating and repossessing collateral on behalf of lending institutions including banks, savings institutions, finance companies, credit unions, rental/leasing companies, and auto, truck and equipment dealers. A non-profit association, ARA members serve 27,000 national and international cities. All members are certified independent business operators. For more information, call 972.755.4755 or visit the website at www.repo.org.

2013 ARA Directory Now Available

Jan 24, 2013 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on 2013 ARA Directory Now Available

This year we printed and mailed more than 30,000 directories.  If you have not received your directory, we have a limited number at Home Office.  Please call the ARA Home Office at 972-755-4755 if you would like more directories.  We will be happy to send you as many as you need.

5th Annual North American Repossessors Summit Opens Call for Speakers for 2013 Conference

Nov 1, 2012 • ARA News and Events, Recovery Industry NewsComments Off on 5th Annual North American Repossessors Summit Opens Call for Speakers for 2013 Conference

Recovery and Lending Professionals Wanted for April 2013 Event

Dallas, TX – November 1, 2012, American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA), the world’s largest association of recovery and remarketing professionals, is proud to announce the call for speakers is now open for its fifth annual industry event, the North American Repossessors Summit (NARS) on April 26­–27, 2013.

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Congratulations to our 2012 Award Winners!

Oct 30, 2012 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on Congratulations to our 2012 Award Winners!

One of our favorite traditions at our Annual Convention is honoring those who have made an impact on our association in the past year. We were excited to present awards to the following people. (more…)

Honored Past Presidents & Charter Members

Oct 26, 2012 • ARA Member Spotlight, ARA News and EventsComments Off on Honored Past Presidents & Charter Members

At our annual convention and 50th Anniversary celebration, we took the time to honor our past presidents and charter members. We are very thankful for their contributions and commitment to ARA! (more…)

Welcome ARA’s 2012-2013 Board of Directors

Oct 24, 2012 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on Welcome ARA’s 2012-2013 Board of Directors

We welcomed our new board at our convention. We’re looking forward to a great year of leadership! (more…)

Welcome New ARA Members

Oct 23, 2012 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on Welcome New ARA Members

We welcomed new members at our annual convention this year. Welcome to our ARA family!

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What an Annual Convention!

Oct 22, 2012 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on What an Annual Convention!

ARA’s 48th Annual Convention and 50th Anniversary Celebration was a huge success!  Nearly 200 people gathered in Nashville, Tennessee for education, networking and to discuss timely and important industry topics. It was also special for us to celebrate our 50th anniversary by honoring many past ARA presidents at our dinner and dance.

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