ARA of California event hit all the marks
By Connie Lannan

ARA of California event hit all the marks

Valuable training on Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and exciting basketball action were on display during the ARA of California’s April 5 event.

The event kicked off at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento with Kristi McNabb, officer with the California Highway Patrol, discussing the latest DOT regulations. Members were able to ask questions on everything from the proper way to tie down equipment to updates on regulations.

After the training, attendees cheered on the Sacramento Kings from the arena’s luxury suite. Even though the Kings lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, participants enjoyed plenty of networking while taking advantage of delicious food and an open bar, thanks to ARA Insurance and ARA Insurance agency Robert Bell Insurance Brokers.

“It was so wonderful to be together again. Everyone learned a lot from the DOT presentation and was able to bring important information back to their businesses. Then we had a great time in the suite — the first time the ARA of California has offered a basketball event. We are so grateful to ARA Insurance and ARA Insurance Preferred Agent Michael Bell for their support and willingness to be there to answer questions that members had. In addition, James Auerbach, ARA’s vice president, event segment and workforce development, joined us. It was great to talk with him and learn even more about all the resources ARA offers all of us,” says Jared Medaris, CERP, president, Expo Party Rentals, Fresno, and ARA of California president.

Connie Lannan

Connie LannanConnie Lannan

Connie Lannan is special projects editor for Rental Management. She helps plan, coordinate, write and edit ARA’s quarterly regional newsletters, In Your Region. She also researches, writes and edits news and feature articles for Rental Management, Rental Pulse, supplements, special reports and other special projects. Outside of work, she loves to bake for others, go for walks with her husband and volunteer for her church and causes she believes in.

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