ASCCA What You Need To KnowJune 15, 2015
Irvine! ASCCA Conference Was Fun and Successful!

ASCCA members and supporters convened this past weekend in Irvine for the 2015 ASCCA summer conference and reinforced our ties with one another. The theme of "Re-Invent Your Team" was evident at every point of the conference, from the speakers who presented to the powerful connections made as we networked in the exhibit hall, at the Saturday evening gala, and at board and chapter representative meetings. Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope to see you next year. We will have photos posted on Facebook soon.


Link to ASCCA Facebook Page


ASCCA's Advocacy Fund Gets Boost at Summer Conference

Thanks to raffle items donated at the summer conference, ASCCA's Advocacy Fund grew from $3,110 this past weekend. We are still finalizing the tally, but approximately $750 was raised for the fund by selling raffle tickets. The main item, donated by Steve Vanlandingham, was a Snap-On ice chest that looks like a tool chest. The winner of the raffle was an exhibitor in the Easy Pay Finance booth. 

ASCCA Participates in California Small Business Day 

ASCCA was well-represented at the California Small Business Day event held on Wednesday, June 10 at the Sacramento Convention Center. ASCCA attendees included Gloria Peterson, Dennis Montalbano, John Villa, Steve Vanlandingham and Phil Boerner. 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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Call for Board Nominations: Deadline is July 1

The ASCCA is pleased to call for nominations for the 7 seats open for the 2016 Board of Directors. Participation on the ASCCA Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for automotive repair professionals to help guide the state's largest organization of independent auto shop owners in shaping the future of the industry and building a stronger industry. Board participation is a chance to grow personally and professionally, and to develop skills, experience and connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals. Applications are due July 1 and can be obtained via the link below.


Application for BOD


New! Dental and Vision Insurance for ASCCA Members 
ASCCA has a new member benefit: Group dental and vision benefits for you and your employees. ASCCA now has great dental and vision options to offer you through an agreement with Coremark Insurance Services. Details are provided in the brochure below. 

Click here for the brochure that covers the dental and vision program

Contest Points Go Down After June 30 -- Send in Your Photos

There were no new developments this past week in ASCCA's countertop display contest and so the score remains NorCal 169, SoCal 139. From now until June 30 contest entries are worth 2 points (plus a bonus point for having both displays). Need a display? Have a contest photo to send in? Email [email protected].


Updates on the contest are posted on Facebook.


Get Customers to Talk for You: Read Barbara Eldridge's Article in the Latest Issue of The California Independent
The Spring 2015 issue of The California Independent is out and in it you'll find an article by Barbara Eldridge, ASCCA Chapter 24's strategic planner. She wrote an article in the Cal Indy on the importance of client testimonials -- why you should get them, and how to use them once you have them. 

Read the article (go to page 20)

CarMax in California Sells Cars with Open Safety Recalls

A study by the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), a consumer activist group, found that about 10% of the cars for sale at CarMax's Oxnard and Sacramento South stores had open safety recalls. CarMax said that they inform customers if they buy a vehicle with an open safety recall. Does that make their customers feel safe?


Read the article from Automotive News


Today's Leading Shops Embrace Technology
An independent auto repair shop in Santa Monica has made itself technology driven in order to succeed in today's market. 405 Auto uses technology and devices to make it easier for customers and technicians to get repairs done. There are tablets at the front desk as well as in the service bays.

Read the article from Ratchet & Wrench

iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


Help ASCCA Grow with the Special Membership Drive Tied to ASCCA's 75th Anniversary

To commemorate ASCCA's 75th Anniversary and help grow our members, our Board of Directors approved a limited offer to new members: $75 membership, starting now! Help us grow the association by recruiting new members! Chapters can sweeten the pot by adding their own incentive. Fine print: $55 application fee applies; Canceled members in the last 12 months are not eligible; No point/spiff for One Member Can! campaign; Regular (ARD) members only.


Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


G&K Services' First Aid Services Improve Workplace Safety
G&K Services offers several first aid kits and cabinets for mobile units and shops, which exceed all industry regulations, including OSHA and ANSI standards. Other new products include blood borne pathogen kits and a first aid responder eye wash station. For more information, email Leslie Kipnis or call 949-877-2750, or email Kathryn Kuskie or call 562-246-3022.

Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

Armstrong & Associates

BG Products

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In This Issue
Summer Conference a Success!
Legislative Advocacy Fund
ASCCA at Small Business Day
Call for Board Nominations
New! Dental and Vision Insurance
Contest Update
Get Customers to Talk for You
CarMax Selling Cars Needing Safety Recalls
Embrace Technology
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!
G&K Services New Products


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