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 Legislative Day a Huge Success!
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ASCCA held it's annual Legislative Day this past Tuesday, April 16. Guest speakers included BAR representatives, the California Small Business Association and Senator Ben Hueso was awarded the Legislator of the Year Award for his support of our position on SB 750 last year.


ASCCA members made the rounds around the Capitol speaking to our Representatives and their staff about the issues that concern us and affect the auto repair industry. It's through this collective effort that ASCCA remains a strong presence in legislative issues, MAKING OUR VOICES HEARD.


Here are some words from our President, Jack Crawley on the day:


Good Day All,


A big shout out to all of the Legislative Day attendees!  What a great time we had.  We connected with existing and new legislators.  I encourage those who were not there this year to come join us next year.  We all saw first hand what it meant to have a working relationship with ASCCA's members and those who represent us in Sacramento.  Some of the best meetings were when a group just dropped in and was fortunate enough meet their representative without an appointment!


For those who attended, make sure you follow up with a thank you note.  Also remember to make your connection to the local representative's office.  It will make a difference for our businesses when they know who are and explain what's important to you.


For those who could not attend, please reach out and introduce yourself to your legislator and their staff.  Set up a 10 minute meeting to tell them who you are and what ASCCA is about.  If we don't tell them who we are, no one else will.      


Thank again!   




Jack Crawley, President






ASCCA Announces Exciting New Partnership!    




ASCCA is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with Digital Financial Group to provide affordable merchant services. DFG has a sterling customer service reputation and will provide significant savings to ASCCA members. Each member utilizing DFG services will receive a rebate for ASCCA membership dues up to $350.


More information on this exciting partnership will follow soon. For more information, please contact: 


David Cherney, Vice President








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Summer Conference 

June 21-23 

Irvine, CA

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Team Weekend

September 27-29

Embassy Suites Sacramento

Sacramento, CA 



Legislative Day a Huge Success
ASCCA Announces Exciting New Partership
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And the Winners Are...
Nominate an ASCCA Member of the Month
April Member of the Month

Gene and Robin Morrill, Certified Automotive Specialists, Glendora, CA


In his own words:

"My wife Robin and I are the owners of Certified Automotive Specialists in Glendora. Our goal has always been to stay ahead of the changing automotive industry, have an awesome place to work and be profitable.


Certified Automotive Specialists' mission is to provide safe and reliable transportation for our customers by thoroughly inspecting each car we service. We're committed to educating our customers so that they can make the best service and/or repair decisions possible.


We also believe it's our responsibility to be  leaders in the automotive industry and to meet or exceed all industry standards.


I'm  a 28-year member of ASCCA, but didn't attended meetings early on, much like many members today. After being encouraged by a member to go to a meeting, I was hooked. Older and wiser members let me sit with them and shared their secrets of success and even bought me a beer or two to boot.  


Most of these members have retired or passed on, but I cannot thank them enough for the track they put me on to improve my business.

"The more you know, the more you grow" is my philosophy and I now have an Associate's  degree in Automotive Technology, I graduated from the AMI program with an AAM degree. In addition,  I am a graduate of ATI's owners course, an  ASE Master Technician, a Professor at Citrus College in the Auto Tech Department and very involved with my local community.


All of this happened over many years of commitment to myself - to become a better shop owner and by being involved with our industry. Remember, if you don't start, you can never finish.


My affiliation with ASCCA and Chapter 5, as well as other professional organizations and other shop owners has catapulted our company to one of the top shops in our area. Thanks to the many trainers and fellow shop owners who shared their time and expertise with me."



ASCCA members like Gene are shining examples of how One Member CAN Make a Difference! 



The Sign You Can Trust contest has come to an end

And the Winners Are...




Thank you to all of our shop members who took the time to participate in our The Sign You Can Trust contest! We hope you enjoyed seeing your pictures on Facebook and that you'll continue to share your shop photos and activities on our Facebook page. If you haven't  "liked" our page yet - please join the more than 1,000 shops and individuals who have. You can find us at http://www.facebook.com/AutomotiveServiceCouncilsofCalifornia.


We've had a blast seeing all of your pictures - and we've sent out more than 90 signs! If you still need your sign, please contact staff at calvidrez@amgroup.us. Now drum roll...

Our winners are:

4th and 5th place - Roy Doral of Doral's Auto Repair, Chapter 16 and Ken Fritzberg of Solano Way Auto Repair, Chapter 20 - (1 each) Personalized ASCCA jacket, courtesy of G & K Services

3rd place - Joe Picker of Reseda Automotive Center, Chapter 5 - A $100 Visa Gift Card

2nd place - Margie vanLierop of Viking Auto Care Corp, Chapter 50 - (1) Case of Synthetic Oil from Kendall Oil

1st place - Jim Boucher of Mira Mesa Automotive Repair, Chapter 24 - An enhanced artist proof by wildlife artist Sandra Jordan

AND THE CHAPTER WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF SUBMISSIONS IS...CHAPTER 24! Congratulations - One lucky member of Chapter 24 will win a free admission to the Summer Conference, June 21-24 AND 2 nights at the Irvine Hilton, location of this year's conference.

All prizes (except the conference admission/hotel stay) will be awarded at the Summer Conference.

For more information on the conference, please see our website at www.ascca.com.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Nominate an ASCCA Member for Member of the Month!


The ASCCA Member of the Month is a new program developed by ASCCA leadership to recognize our members who go above and beyond to support our core purpose: To Elevate and Unite Automotive Professionals and Give Them Voice.


Each Member of the Month will receive a certificate and a $50 Visa gift card. Additionally, the member will be recognized on the ASCCA website homepage for one month, announced on Team Talk, featured in the WYNTK and in the California Independent.


YOU can nominate a Member of the Month by sending your recommendation to Heather Vigil at hvigil@amgroup.us. All nominations should include a summary of why your nominee should be considered for ASCCA's Member of the Month.


When making a recommendation, please use the following criteria:

  • Faithfully adheres to ASCCA code of ethics
  • Active proponent of ASCCA (both State and Chapter); talks up ASCCA to non-members
  • Actively helps oter shops succeed (both member and non-member shops)
  • Utilizes member benefits (ASCCA Advantage) and mentors new members utilizing benefits
  • Active in local Chapter (where applicable) and state events
  • Adds his/her voice to legislative issues; contacting representatives on key issues
  • Pays dues on time
  • Participates in/monitors Team Talk


Each nomination will be carefully reviewed and considered by the ASCCA Membership Committee. The pool of Members of the Month winners will be voted on by the Chapter Representatives Committee for Member of the Year to be honored at ASCCA's Summer Conference, June 21-23, 2013 at the Hilton Irvine Orange County.


For more information on the Member of the Month program, please contact Heather Vigil at hvigil@amgroup.us.




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