host a regional meet-up
About the program:
Regional Meet-up was created to better serve our members across the country. We
understand that not all of our members travel to industry events; however it is
important to us that all of our members experience YANG. The YANG Regional Meet-up
was introduced in 2015.
How the program works:
We are relying on our members to be ambassadors and
champions of YANG. If you would like to have a direct impact on YANG’s
membership value, work closely with the YANG Advisory Council, and contribute
to YANG’s success, please consider hosting an event in your local area. YANG
Regional Meet-Ups are intended to be professional opportunities and business
attire is suggested for all events. The format of the event is up to the host
(networking reception, educational, professional speaker). These events can be
partnered with existing industry events (state association events, committee meetings,
etc.), however, creativity is welcomed!
provide YANG-To-Go Supplies and help sponsors:
- Room/ venue rental
- Speaker fees
YANG-To-Go Supplies Include:
- YANG Sign
- YANG business cards
- Sign-in sheets
- Name badges
Apply to be a Host:
To host a YANG Regional Meet-up fill out the application,
submit to Katy McQuiston no less
than 30 days prior to your proposed event date.
- Once your event is approved by the YANG
Advisory Council, you will receive notification to start the promotion of your
event. As the host, you are responsible for advertising your event. However,
YANG and the Auto Care Association are here to help you! You will be provided a
list of YANG members in your area. This will help start your invite list.
- Advertise the upcoming Regional Meet-up on YANG
- Utilize all other social media outlets like
LinkedIn, Facebook and more
- Keep track of those planning to attend –
communicate with potential attendees to develop an RSVP list and relay this
information to Katy McQuiston a week before your event
7-10 days of your event, you will receive a shipment from the Auto Care
Association with YANG-To-Go Supplies. In the supply box there will be a
pre-paid address label to return the supplies after the event.
As the event host you
are expected to be the primary contact with the venue and the guests. You are
responsible for coordination and all event logistics. It is your responsibility
to welcome attendees and encourage lively discussion and interaction! You are
expected to be present at the event for its duration.
the event it is your responsibility to report back to the YANG Advisory Council
and the Auto Care Association. We also want to share the success of your event
with YANG. After the event you will be asked to share the following:
- Write an article for the next edition of the
- Share pictures of the event with the Auto Care
Association and on YANG Connect
- Be available to give feedback to future hosts
- Provide Katy McQuiston with a full attendee
list including attendee e-mails
- Return the YANG banner and left over materials
to Auto Care Association headquarters using the prepaid shipping label
The YANG Regional Meet-up is a great way for YANG to partner
with your organization to reach out to young people in your area.
We appreciate your
contributions to the success of the premier group for young auto care
professionals and look forward to working together to connect YANGsters on a
Will you host an
event for us? If so, fill out the application*.
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