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Young Auto Care Network Group

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Home for the auto care industry’s dynamic and vibrant community of under-40 professionals

YANG provides its members with the opportunity to network with industry peers, develop new skill sets and improve leadership capabilities. YANG events include panel discussions with industry leaders, professional development sessions and networking events throughout the country. YANG awards a number of scholarships to rising stars in the industry as well.

Upon joining, YANG members immediately become part of a 1,500-strong network of young industry professionals around the world. Members are invited to attend and host events at trade shows, leadership conferences and Regional Meet-Ups throughout the country. Members receive recognition as well as opportunities for mentorship offered by seasoned industry leaders. For your organization, membership in YANG helps foster employee retention through networking, mentorship and exposure to the broader industry.

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  • YANG sponsorship graphics_IG YANG Annual Sponsorship Opportunities - NOW OPEN
    January 1 to December 31, 2024

    Become a YANG annual sponsor and show your support of the community, young professionals of the aftermarket industry, as well as have your company in front of thousands of under-40 members year round! The annual sponsorship program offers five tiers of benefits exclusively for Auto Care Association member-only companies.

  • YANG t-shirt fundraiser YANG Gives Back - DONATE TODAY
    January 1 to December 31, 2024

    Gear Up to Give Back with #YANGGivesBack fundraiser campaign! Join us in helping raise funds to contribute to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) and their mission to support automotive aftermarket employees who experience catastrophic circumstances. (*During Checkout, be sure to Comment: "#YANGGivesBack")

  • 2024 Leadership 2.0 Session II IG Square Leadership 2.0 Session II Regional Meet-Up
    March 11, 2024
    7:00am–9:00am
    Charlotte, NC

    Join YANG on Monday, March 11 in Charlotte, NC for our next Regional Meet-Up at Leadership 2.0! The Meet-Up will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/SouthPark and will include appetizers and drinks. Thank you to Global Parts Distributors and Omega Environmental Technologies for hosting this event! Open to all YANG members/mentors as well as Leadership 2.0 students. You must register to attend this free event. Please RSVP by Friday, March 8.

  • 2024 Connect_YANG NextStep Social_IG Next Step Program Scholarship - NOW OPEN
    March 22, 2024

    The Next Step Program offers young industry professionals the unique opportunity to develop lasting involvement in the auto care industry by experiencing and participating in Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days, which occurs during Auto Care Connect Week. The Next Step Program recipients will receive free registration to 2024 Auto Care Connect and a scholarship of up to $2,000 to offset most expense for travel and accommodations to, from and during the event. (Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 22!)

  • 2024 Connect_YANG 5for5 Social_IG 5 for 5 Session Presenter Applications - NOW OPEN
    March 22, 2024

    Apply to be a Presenter at the upcoming 2024 Auto Care Connect! Selected Presenters will have their conference registration price fully covered! The Five for Five session will include multiple Five Slides in Five Minutes presentations on topics that matter to young professionals in the auto care industry. (Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 22)

  • 2024 Connect_Social_IG FB 2024 YANG at Connect - Early Bird Rate NOW AVAILABLE
    May 5 to 6, 2024
    Chicago, IL

    Join the YANG community at 2024 Auto Care connect for the association’s largest educational event! Engage with the entire industry in high level keynote sessions, networking opportunities, and discovering business solutions at the tradeshow or deepen your community knowledge and relationships in the YANG Community specific learning tracks and YANG Community-Only Sunday Dinner. Connect is where the auto care industry professionals under the age of 40 can enhance leadership skills, sharpen auto care industry knowledge, and develop new relationships with peers. (Early-bird rate ends Feb. 29. Discounted hotel room rate ends April 5.)

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community liaison

Mary Ieng
Mary Ieng
Community Engagement Manager

mary.ieng@autocare.org

 

(240) 333-1066