ASCCA What You Need To KnowJune 30 2014
ASCCA Summer Conference 2014: "Stupendous!" "Awesome"

Attendees left this past weekend's ASCCA Summer Conference saying it was the best in recent memory! "The weekend was awesome," said one attendee. "Thank you all for giving me a weekend I will never forget." The content was great, the speakers were amazing, and everyone learned a lot. Attendees also appreciated the wonderful opportunities to reconnect with colleagues and make new friends. We remembered and celebrated some of our members' accomplishments and saw firsthand how important it is to have our chapter members come and grow! 


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Reminder: Board of Directors Nominations Due Tomorrow!
ASCCA is asking members desirous of running for a position on the ASCCA Board of Directors to fill out the application linked to below. This is a two-year term commencing January 1, 2015. Please complete the application and profile and return to ASCCA Executive Director Gloria Peterson at or via fax at (916) 444-7462 no later than July 1, 2014.

Click here for Board of Directors Application
Bill to Further Increase Minimum Wage Fails in Committee
On June 25, SB 935 (Leno), which would increase the minimum wage over a three year period to eventually reach $13, failed in the Assembly Labor & Employment Committee.  ASCCA opposed this bill and focused much if its lobbying efforts during this year's Legislative Day to stop this and similar job killer legislation.

Problems Experienced by New Vehicle Owners Up 3%
(R+W Insider)
The number of problems experienced by new vehicle owners has increased 3% from a year ago, according to a report by J.D. Power. The study period covered the first 90 days of vehicle ownership.

The Value of ASCCA Membership
Paul Grech, president of ASCCA Chapter 21, shared some great ideas about the value of ASCCA membership at his chapter's dinner meeting on May 28, 2014. 
California Leads the Nation in Vehicle Thefts (
California's metropolitan areas take 9 of the top 10 "Hot Spots" for vehicle thefts in the USA, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Bakersfield has the dubious distinction of being #1, followed by Fresno, Modesto, San Francisco, and Stockton. Find out here if your city made the top ten!
How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Making Shop Changes (R+W Insider)

Changing your company's structure is a difficult task. Implement strategies to avoid the seven most common mistakes of leading through change. 


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Almost 3 Million Cars Recalled Due to Air Bag Flaws (Reuters)
Honda, Nissan, and Mazda are among seven Japanese automakers recalling vehicles with air bags that may explode and shoot shrapnel inside cars. The passenger-side and driver-side air bags were manufactured in 2000-02 by Takata Corp. Vehicles are most susceptible in high humidity regions in the United States.

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 hope to 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
Summer Conference
Call for Board of Director Nominations
Minimum Wage Increase Bill Dies
New Vehicle Problems Up 3%
The Value of ASCCA Membership
California Leads in Vehicle Thefts
How to Make Shop Changes
The Latest Safety Recalls
Member of the Month

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