Barry Stearns Wins Mitchell 1 “Shift Into High Gear” Sweepstakes

Grand Prize is a Trip to Attend Shop Management Workshop in San Diego

 Barry Stearns of Stearns Auto Repair in Ewing, Nebraska is the lucky grand prize winner of the Mitchell 1 “Shift Into High Gear” Facebook sweepstakes. Stearns has won an all-expense paid trip to attend Mitchell 1’s shop management training workshop in San Diego, California, May 12-14.

“Thanks to everyone who entered the Mitchell 1 ‘Shift Into High Gear’ Facebook sweepstakes. We are very pleased with the response that we received,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director for Mitchell 1. “We congratulate Barry Stearns as the lucky grand prize winner and look forward to seeing him at our shop management workshop in San Diego.”

As the sweepstakes’ winner, Stearns will receive round-trip airfare for two people to San Diego, three nights in a double occupancy room at the Hotel Solamar, workshop tuition for two people, plus meals and refreshments each day.

Workshop attendees will be welcomed at an evening cocktail reception on Thursday, May 12 and training will run all day on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. The training is designed for shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabilities, shortcuts and new features. The two-day session guides users through all levels of functionality of Mitchell 1 Manager SE and ShopKey Management SE. Attendees can expect lively discussions on how to use the management system to energize their business, increase profits and boost productivity.

Topics include program setup, inventory, reporting, best practices, advanced transactions and integration with aftermarket cataloging. Attendees will also learn about the Mitchell 1 SocialCRM shop marketing service during a relaxed evening reception. A practice lab equipped with computers and staffed by product specialists will be available throughout the workshop so attendees can practice and apply the skills they are learning.

For more information or to register for Mitchell 1’s next shop management training workshop, visit the Management Workshop website.

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