By Camille Sheehan, Auto Care Association

The Auto Care Association’s new Auto Care Connect event experience kicks off next week and will serve as a unique annual event for association members spanning the full spectrum of the auto care industry. Auto Care Connect, set to take place virtually throughout the month of May, will feature more than 10 of the Auto Care Association’s premier events for an experience that delivers more for attendees and their businesses. Featured events taking place during Auto Care Connect will include an Executive Industry Briefing with Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey and a conversation with Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) about what the auto care industry can expect this year on Capitol Hill.

Executive Industry Briefing with Bill Hanvey:

365 Days of Change: Adapting and Evolving for the Future Ahead | May 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. EDT

Bill Hanvey

As we reach the one-year anniversary of one of the largest shifts our industry has had to surmount, we are able to reflect on what has occurred and how we as an industry can move forward. There are no limits to the changes: changes in driver behavior, work behavior, e-commerce and customer needs, to name a few. But our ability to adapt and evolve has and will continue to be a driving force in our industry’s success. Join Bill Hanvey for a virtual, 45-minute executive briefing on key shifts the aftermarket needs to adapt to alongside Auto Care Association updates designed to prepare you for the future.

Conversation with Rep. Brendan Boyle:

What’s Next on Capitol Hill? | May 7, 2021 at 11 a.m. EDT

This Spring Leadership Days REV Talk will feature a conversation on what the auto care industry can expect this year on Capitol Hill. Listen in as we receive a first-hand look at the upcoming congressional agenda from the co-chair of the Auto Care Caucus on Capitol Hill, Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA), and review the issues impacting our industry ahead.

The executive industry briefing and conversation with Rep. Boyle are open to all Auto Care Association members and all industry professionals are welcome to attend. Additional events open to the public can be found on the Auto Care Connect event webpage. 

For registration and the complete list of events taking place during Auto Care Connect next month, visit

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