ASCCA What You Need To KnowAugust 18, 2014
AB 1522 Advances -- Your Help is Needed to Stop It!
On Friday, August 15 the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 5 to 0 in favor of AB 1522 (Gonzalez). This is the bill to mandate paid sick leave, which ASCCA opposes. There were some minor record keeping and other technical amendments, but no amendment to exclude small business from the bill as we had requested. Next the bill goes to the full Senate floor for a vote. 

ASCCA needs our members to call or  write to your senator and tell them that you oppose this bill. Ask your senator to vote no, or to at least consider amending the bill to exclude small business.

SoCal Leads NorCal 27-25 in Countertop Display Contest

Contest entries are flying in and ASCCA headquarters has been besieged with requests for countertop displays, so these numbers are going to change. SoCal leads for now, 27-25. The ASCCA's Facebook page shows updated results. Chapter reps from the losing region will serve winners sundae desserts at the September Team Weekend. The deadline to submit photos to Phil Boerner is September 12. Let him know if you need a display mailed to you.


Contest Rules


Register Now for the ASCCA September Team Weekend
Register today for the ASCCA's September Team Weekend held on September 27-28, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Sacramento.

Got questions? Email Lauren Stoddard or call 800.810.4272. 
ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute for Discounted Courses for Members!
This is a new member benefit! Courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members will pay only $95 per attendee! The number of ASCCA discounted courses is limited, so register today! To take advantage of this member discount, email Sarah Spencer or call her at 800.810.4272. (You cannot register for these courses through the ESi website.) The courses are "Convert the Price Driven Customer" on Sep. 6 in La Palma, Sep. 8 in Santa Clara, and Sep. 9 in Fairfield; "Leadership" on Oct. 19 in Lake Tahoe; and "Sales and the Customer Experience" on Nov. 22 in La Palma, Dec. 1 in Santa Clara, and Dec. 2 in Fairfield.

ASCCA Member Kevin Donohoe Featured at
ASCCA member and former board member Kevin Donohoe was just featured in an article in the national online publication Congratulations, Kevin! Kevin owns Pacific Motor Services in Monterey, which started with two employees in 1999 and now employs 15-23 people and does almost $3 million in business per year.

Don't Dwell on Bad Reviews
(from R&W Insider) -- The customer isn't always right. Joe Marconi tells one tale where as a shop owner, he sided with his staff and not an unsatisfied customer. Auto repair is a people business. And certain ungrateful customers you can live without.

AutoZone: Double Your Spend -- Double Your Rebate!
This August AutoZone is offering ASCCA members a great opportunity! If you spent at least $200 in June 2014 and you double that amount in August you will receive double rebates on your August 2014 purchases.

Click here for the flyer with details

Get Ready to Vote on Aug. 28
The ASCCA is gearing up for the next Board of Directors election. After August 28 you can see who will be on the ballot and read candidates bios on our websiteThis is a two-year commitment commencing January 1, 2015. You may contact ASCCA Executive Director Gloria Peterson if you have any questions. 

So, heads up for ballots coming out on August. 28. Be sure to cast your vote!
Computer Experts Raise Concerns About Auto Industry Security
(from R&W Insider) -- At Def Con 22, a convention for the tech-savvy, hackers identified potential security flaws in automotive computer chips and embedded software. Security researchers and the automotive industry need to collaborate on their concerns, they believe.

Recall Notices from the NHTSA
2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

2006-2007 Buick Rainer, Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, GMC Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, and 2005-2007 Saab 9-7x

2003-2005 Subaru Legacy, Outback, Baja, and Impreza
Passenger Side Air Bag Inflator May Rupture 

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In This Issue
Help ASCCA Stop AB 1522
Countertop Display Contest
September Team Weekend
ESi Courses at a Discount
Kevin Donohoe Recognized for Accomplishments
Don't Dwell on Bad Reviews
AutoZone August Special
Vote for ASCCA Board Directors
Concerns About Auto Computer Security
Recalls from NHTSA

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