Participation in CIC is open to all individuals who share an interest in the collision industry. There are no “members” of CIC, only participants. All participants share an equal standing.
Code of Ethics:
Participants’ conduct must conform to current legislation and rules of order. Anti-trust guidelines will be read and must be followed at all meetings. Verbal abuse or harassment in any form will not be tolerated. Because of CIC’s mission, the issues discussed are generally those that affect the industry rather than individuals.
A new chairperson is selected every two years by the past chairpersons. In the beginning years, the chairpersons were collision repair shop owners. In recent years, chairpersons have come from the insurance and consulting industries as well.
CIC committees are established to address key issues or topics. The chairperson appoints committee chairpersons for one-year terms.
Raising Issues At CIC:
Review the Participant Guidelines. Each meeting’s agenda is prepared and distributed at least 7 days prior to all meetings. When possible, questions or issues for discussion should be submitted in writing (preferably in advance of the meeting) for consideration to the CIC chairperson, the chairpersons of the appropriate CIC committees, or any member of the “New Business and Issues Committee,” which is composed of past CIC chairpersons.
Fees and Gold Pin Sponsorship:
A meeting registration fee of $125 ($150 at the door) is charged to cover meeting and mailing expenses. A participant may become a CIC Gold Pin Sponsor by paying an annual fee of $415. Gold Pin Sponsors are provided name badges and name plates, and do not pay meeting registration fees.