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Fix Auto welcomes franchise strategic partners from across the Atlantic provinces for regional meetings, all with famous Maritime hospitality.

CHARLOTTETOWN (PEI), October 27, 2017 – The energy was high as Fix Auto franchise strategic partners from around the Maritimes converged on Charlottetown, PEI for the 5th Annual Atlantic Regional Meeting on October 18th and 19th.  Paul Randles, General Manager for Fix Auto Atlantic welcomed the delegates to the historic city to give them the opportunity to connect with vendors, insurance partners, Fix Auto head office team and enjoy some famous Maritime hospitality.

The event kicked off with an evening reception held at the PEI Brewing Company.  This fantastic venue was the perfect place to set the stage for the upcoming meeting.  Attendees were treated to great food, including a raw oyster bar, local beer brewed right on-site and a performance by a local PEI band, complete with their own Celtic dancer. The reception was also a great opportunity for shop owners to mingle with their colleagues as well as suppliers; all in a fun atmosphere that is representative of the Maritimes.

The energy from the evening reception definitely carried forward into the next day’s meeting.  “This marks our 5th year for this annual event which is extremely valuable for our franchise strategic partners,” said Randles. “Our shop owners in the Maritimes work as hard as they play; it’s our job to ensure they have the tools they need to continue to grow their businesses.” Presentations were delivered in an open format giving everyone the opportunity to ask questions throughout, encouraging an open dialogue and valuable feedback.  In the last five years, Fix Auto has grown to 14 shops in Atlantic Canada and is continuing on a positive growth path.

“Joining the Fix Auto family, with its strong national brand awareness provides us with better leverage in our local market while the operational supports enable us to provide even better customer service," said Donnie Hogan, owner of Fix Auto Miramichi in New Brunswick – the newest addition to the Atlantic family.  

Attendees were also treated to special guest speaker Michael Cassidy, Assistant Professor – Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island. Cassidy specializes in entrepreneurship and financial accounting and his key message of having an entrepreneurial mindset to move your business forward certainly resonated with all attendees. “You have to change to grow – to move forward,” stated Cassidy. This sentiment is echoed frequently within the Fix Auto family as it continues to grow and evolve.

During the evening reception which included prize draws with all funds raised going to the Fix Auto national charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Canada. Total donations amounted to $3,160 being raised to help RMHC provide families of sick children with a place to stay while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. Kate Horton, Executive Director for RMHC Canada and Lori Barker, RMHC Atlantic Director of Development were in attendance to accept the donation and deliver their heart-felt thank you on behalf of RMHC Canada and the over 30,000 families they serve each year. “Maritimers are known for their generosity and that was very evident with the overwhelming support shown for RMHC,” concluded Randles.

Fix Auto is the number one consumer brand in collision repair, and the largest single branded network in Canada, with over 240 locations across the country. Celebrating 25 years of excellence, each Fix Auto centre is owned and operated locally offering hassle-free care and services that return vehicles to their pre-collision luster and performance. Our company and our network continue to grow nationally and globally, thanks to a solid foundation based on entrepreneurship and innovation. With more than 550 locations around the world, Fix Auto is the global body shop network.


Elizabeth Wilcox
Manager, Communications & Public Relations
Fix Auto Canada