ASCCA What You Need To KnowJune 16, 2014
ASCCA Participates in California Small Business Day

ASCCA was well-represented at the California Small Business Day event held today (June 16) at the Sheraton Grand Ballroom, Sacramento, CA. The event honored small businesses throughout the state who were selected as Small Business of the Year in their district and were selected by their legislator. Attendees were addressed by several key legislators and government small business representatives.


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Only 2 Weeks Left to Register!  Join Your Colleagues and have a Blast at the ASCCA Summer Conference!

You won't want to miss our special vendor promotions for Summer Conference attendees only!  

 Bring your whole team to this year's conference to participate in our Management Training Track and the new Technical Training TrackAll meals and events are included in the cost of registration.


To see the current schedule, click here 


Seattle Franchises File Lawsuit Over Minimum Wage Increase (from R+W Insider)

The International Franchise Association (IFA) announced Wednesday that it, along with five franchises, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District court in Seattle over the city's recently enacted law to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.


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CEO Sharing All of Tesla's Patents (from The New Yorker)
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, the electric car maker, on June 12 opened up all of his patents to his competitors. "Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology," he wrote in a blog post. Patents stifle progress, Musk now believes, so he's is sharing everything.

Consumer Reports Responds to Auto Trade Associations' Challenge (from AutoCare News)
Consumer Reports responded immediately to a letter from four auto trade associations, which had warned consumers against using non-OEM filters. Consumer Reports is now saying that consumers have the right to have their vehicle serviced at the business of their choice and they have the option of using aftermarket parts.
Auto Care Association Capitol Report
Highlights of this week's report include: Trucking Amendment Included in Senate Spending Bill; United Steelworkers File Petitions for Antidumping, Countervailing Duties on Chinese Tires; The Auto Care Association has signed on to a letter in support of H.R. 4457, the America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014.

Car Care Council Offers Consumers Advice on Cooling Systems (Auto Care News)
The Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. This week, they offer advice about recognizing the symptoms of a sick cooling system.
NHTSA Safety Recalls
2014 Nissan Rogue & Pathfinder; 2014 Infiniti QX50
One Lug Nut per Right Side Wheel may be Loose

2013-2014 Chrysler Fiat 500e BEV

2008-2011 Ford Escape; 2008-2011 Mercury Mariner
Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist

2014 Dodge Durango; 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Cruise Control Unintended Continued Acceleration

ASCCA Member of the Month - June
The ASCCA's members of the month for June are Pete and Darlene Peterson, retired members from Chapter 14 (Inland Empire). We will have more on them in the next issue.

Click here to read about previous members of the month.
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In This Issue
California Small Business Day
Summer Conference
Battle in Seattle Over Minimum Wage
Tesla Sharing All of its Patents
Consumer Reports Responds
Auto Care Association Capitol Report
Tips from the Car Care Council
NHTSA Safety Recalls
Member of the Month

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