Automotive Parts Associates and TruStar showed up at the AWDA Annual Business Conference in full force, throwing their first-ever cocktail reception and kicking off their 50-year anniversary celebration.
More than 150 APA-TruStar shareholders, members, preferred suppliers and special guests convened at the Stella Studio in the Palazzo Hotel for a private affair with a speakeasy theme. Food, beverages and conversation flowed freely for the two-hour event, renewing friendships while also making new acquaintances. APA-TruStar had the most members ever making the trip to Vegas this year to participate in the aftermarket’s largest gathering in North America, and this event helped to bring them all together – even more so during the week.
APA acquired TruStar in March.
“Since this was our first cocktail reception, we wanted to grab your attention when you stepped into the room,” said Steve Tucker, president of APA-TruStar. “From the food to the hip flasks and ‘Most Wanted’ posters of our staff and board members, the event really had a special vibe and was just a great way to celebrate Industry Week.”
Automotive Parts Associates Inc. is a shareholder-owned cooperative made up of more than 475 independent auto parts distributor locations throughout North America. For more information about APA or about membership opportunities, visit http://apa.parts.