ASCCA What You Need To KnowAugust 10, 2015
Countertop Display Contest Update

NorCal still has the lead this week with 169 points to SoCal's 141. Don't forget the winner will be served ice cream at the Team Weekend in September.


SoCal can still pull off a win with some new entries! Send one in today!


Need a display?  Have any questions? Have a contest photo to send in? Email [email protected].


Updates on the contest are posted on Facebook.

Visa MasterCard EMV Chip Card Update
The October 1, 2015 Visa MasterCard mandated requirement that most businesses that accept credit cards be ready to accept the new EMV chip cards is rapidly approaching.  EMV chip cards are replacing the magnetic strip cards which are much more susceptible to fraud and counterfeiting.  Adopting EMV technology provides your business and customers additional protection against fraud.
If you are a Digital Financial Group customer, there is nothing you need to do.  Your DFG representative will be around to install your EMV compliant chip reader prior to the October 1, 2015 deadline.  If you are not a DFG customer and need help or have questions about your EMV readiness, contact Dave Cherney (Northern CA) or Shannon Devery (Southern CA) @ (877) 326-2799
Read Parts & People's Article About the ASCCA Summer Conference
Parts & People had great things to say about our recent ASCCA 2015 Summer Conference in Irvine, CA. 
Read their recap and see a few photos from the conference.
Look for more photos and coverage in ASCCA's next issue of the California Independent.

Great Deal on Copy Paper at Office Depot
For the next 6 weeks, you can purchase cases of Copy Paper for $27.50 each at Office Depot. Shipping is free on orders over $50. Deal ends 9/26/15.
Customers must have a business account with Office Depot to use this promotion. Place orders at business.officedepot.comUse Item# 455-196-517 to place orders, and no coupon codes are needed. 
Make plans to join the upcoming ASCCA Team Weekend on September 26th and 27th.
It will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento.  Room reservations can be made online here. The last day for special room rates is 9/4/15.

New estimates released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that Americans drove 987.8 billion miles for the first four months of the year, topping the previous record - 965.5 billion - set in April 2007.
The new data, published in FHWA's latest "Traffic Volume Trends" report, a monthly estimate of U.S. road travel, show that Americans drove 267.9 billion vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) in April - the most ever driven in April and the highest mileage for the first quarter of any year - underscoring the need for greater investment in transportation infrastructure. 
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


Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

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In This Issue
Contest Update
Visa MasterCard EMV Chip Card Update
Parts & People's Article About the ASCCA Summer Conference
Deal on Copy Paper
ASCCA Team Weekend
Driving Increases for 14th Month in a Row
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!


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