Capital One Spark Business has announced a new partnership with the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), and plans to host automotive designer Chip Foose at the 2016 SEMA Show.
“We’re passionate about helping small businesses succeed, and see a real opportunity for business owners in the automotive repair industry to benefit from our industry-leading suite of Spark Business credit cards,” said Buck Stinson, head of small business credit cards at Capital One. “We’re thrilled to work with SCRS and Mr. Foose to support and empower business owners in the automotive space.”
Capital One Spark Business will host a conversation in partnership with SCRS titled “A Business Fueled by Passion – Talking Shop with Chip Foose” 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in room N258 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Foose will talk about growing a business, finding and leveraging resources to drive success, and lessons he’s learned along the way.
Foose will then do a sketch “inspired by attendees’ ideas on what drives automotive repair businesses” at 10:30 a.m. the next day in the Capital One Spark Business booth #30318.
“Starting a business in the automotive world is tough and having it succeed is even harder,” Foose said. “I know firsthand how dedicated Capital One is to helping small businesses succeed, and look forward to partnering with them on a number of exciting events at SEMA.”
Capital One Spark Business will also sponsor the Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series at the show.
“We are very excited for Capital One Spark Business to join as a corporate member of SCRS and to partner with them on a number of incredible events during SEMA,” said Aaron Schulenburg, executive director of SCRS. “The financial expertise, insights and products that they bring to the table is a great benefit for SCRS members, and opens the doors for unique collaboration to benefit the industry.”