OPENLANE webinars for ARA members

Jun 30, 2010 • UncategorizedComments Off on OPENLANE webinars for ARA members

Recently, OPENLANE hosted several informative webinars for ARA members to learn about the financial benefits of selling repossessions online and how to sell it to  lenders? If you missed the webinar or want to hear it again, click here to listen to the webinar, or click here to view the presentation.

Congratulations to the owner’s of First Credit Resources, International Recovery & Transport, and Midland Auto Recovery West for qualifying for OPENLANE’S $500 American Express Gift Card as part of their exclusive incentive program for ARA’s members!

46th Annual ARA Convention at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas

Jun 29, 2010 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on 46th Annual ARA Convention at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas

Thursday, September 30 to Saturday, October 2wynn

It’s time to secure your flights and room at the Wynn Hotel for the 46th Annual ARA Convention. Join clients and ARA members for a client panel discussion, education and training sessions and get updated on ARA. Take advantage of the fabulous location and room rates ARA secured at the gorgeous, four star, Wynn Hotel Resort. Book your hotel room at

About the Wynn Hotel Las Vegas:
Wynn Las Vegas is the only casino resort in the world to make Forbes Award history by earning Five Star ratings in every category-Hotel, Restaurant and Spa-for two consecutive years. The Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas, Alex restaurant and The Spa each earned Five Star recognition in 2009 and 2010 for their achievements attaining the highest standards of excellence.

Calling all exhibitors! Are you interested in exhibiting to people in the recovery and lending community? Call or email the ARA Home Office to find out more about exhibitor rates, participating in educational sessions, etc. 972.755.4755 or

OPENLANE Offers Exclusive $500 Incentive to ARA Members

Jun 9, 2010 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on OPENLANE Offers Exclusive $500 Incentive to ARA Members

OPENLANE, the leading online wholesale auction in North America, is exclusively offering ARA members a $500 American Express Gift Card when you register with OPENLANE and sell your first vehicle on This offer is limited to first-time OPENLANE sellers only and ends June 30,2010.*

American Recovery Association (ARA) is partnered with OPENLANE, North America’s leading online auction for dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles online, to allow ARA members to sell lenders’ vehicles online via  Financial institutions like Chase and Chrysler Financial already rely upon OPENLANE’s wholesale expertise and thousands of registered buyers to remarket their repossessions online.  ARA agents remarketing recoveries through OPENLANE get the following benefits:

  • An opportunity to retain, attract, and grow their client base
  • Increased revenues of over $350 per unit from value added services (remarketing management fees, storage, vehicle clean-up, etc.)
  • The ability to become a one-stop recovery and remarketing provider
  • Faster remarketing of lenders/clients vehicles leading to lower remarketing costs

To register with OPENLANE and begin selling your recoveries online, please contact OPENLANE at (866) 366-4026 or email  For more information, go to

*Please allow for up to 30 days after June 30, 2010 for receipt of AMEX Gift Card.

FLACARS is Raffling a New Tow Truck – Enter Today!

Apr 9, 2010 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on FLACARS is Raffling a New Tow Truck – Enter Today!

Enter to Win A New Tow Truck with Dynamic Wheel Lift!

The Florida Alliance of Certified Asset Recovery Specialists (FLACARS) will have a drawing for a brand new 2011 Ford F450 Tow Truck – fully equipped with a V10 gas engine and a 601 Dynamic Wheel Lift.  The drawing will take place at the FLACARS annual convention, but you do NOT need to be present to win!

A limited number of raffle tickets will be sold – so get yours today!  Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at

ARA – Serving Our Members & Our Industry

Apr 8, 2010 • UncategorizedComments Off on ARA – Serving Our Members & Our Industry

Did you know American Recovery Association….

  • Attends dozens of tradeshows each year?
  • Is a frequent contributor to many industry publications?
  • Has doubled traffic to its website over the past eight months?
  • Has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into programs to help its members grow their businesses and make more money?

Click here to learn to more about ARA, the industry’s premier recovery trade association, and what we’re doing to ensure our members’ businesses succeed. Feel free to share this presentation with your colleagues and clients!

To learn more or to request more information, contact the home office today!

ARA Membership Verification

Apr 2, 2010 • UncategorizedComments Off on ARA Membership Verification

This completed verification form must be returned to Home Office, along with your dues, for your listing to be included in the 2011 Printed Directory and Website.  Please download the form, fill it out and sign, and return to the Home Office.

Download: ARA Member Verification Form

2nd Annual North American Repossessors Summit

Mar 24, 2010 • UncategorizedComments Off on 2nd Annual North American Repossessors Summit

“If you missed NARS 2010, you missed the event of the decade!!”

Heralded as the most educational and informative event of the year, the North American Repossessors Summit recently brought together more than 300 collateral recovery specialists, vendors and lenders.

Hosted by the American Recovery Association, and sponsored by Dynamic Manufacturing, this summit provided an open, collaborative environment for all recovery professionals – regardless of location or association affiliation – to address the challenges and complexities facing the industry and lay the foundation for its future.  Speakers and panelist discussed topics varying from forwarding issues to the latest industry technology.


For the first time, representatives from major lending institutions joined the event to provide their perspective on the industry, challenges within their own organizations and the future economic climate for auto lending.

All net proceeds of NARS were given to RABF (Recovery Agents Benefit Fund), including proceeds from the event raffle on Saturday evening.

Congratulations to all of our raffle winners, including Frank Fournier from Skyline Recovery Services (Easthampton, MA) who won a tow bed valued at $10,000 from Dynamic Manufacturing, the event’s premier sponsor!!

The President’s Outlook for 2010

Feb 9, 2010 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on The President’s Outlook for 2010

While I certainly don’t claim to have a crystal ball, based on projected economic reports, we can expect the auto recovery and auto sales industries will have a slow 2010. Unemployment is still at a record high and economic uncertainty still exists. (more…)

You Count! The 2010 Census is Coming

Jan 25, 2010 • UncategorizedComments Off on You Count! The 2010 Census is Coming

Taking an accurate count of the U.S. population serves a number of different purposes. First, census information affects the number of seats your state occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives. Secondly, it helps different organizations advocate for causes, prevent diseases, research markets, provide insights that help make decisions regarding public works and infrastructure projects – and much more. (more…)

2010 North American Recovery Summit

Jan 18, 2010 • ARA News and EventsComments Off on 2010 North American Recovery Summit

Last year, more than 150 recovery specialists from around the country converged on Dallas to join together for the first North American Repossessors Summit hosted by the ARA. (more…)

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