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Yearly Archives: 2017

Vendor Spotlight: Maylan Newton

Vendor Spotlight: Maylan Newton

Maylan Newton Spotlight date: January, 2018 The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Maylan Newton of the Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) as ASCCA's January Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA's Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. ESi is a Corporate Partner and has been a member of ASCCA for 30 years. ESi is renowned for providing the independent repair shop with up-to-date full-facility training for their management team and personnel. All ESi training programs target development strategies that finetune and produce professional skills in automotive business owners and their employees. When asked how his partnership with ASCCA ... read more

EPA 609 Certification

EPA 609 Certification

ASCCA Members, please see the message below regarding EPA 609 Certification from our Corporate Partner AutoZone: Be aware of upcoming changes to R134a purchases. The EPA has recently mandated that purchases of R134a items, with a volume greater than 2 lbs., will be regulated by section 609 of the EPA Clean Air Act, beginning January 1st, 2018. This applies to any single item that has a volume over 2 lbs., but is primarily regarding 30 lb. cylinders of R134a. This regulation requires that any individual purchasing this item have a 609 certification from an EPA approved certifying company. A list of these approved companies can be found at https://www.epa.gov/mvac/section-609-technician-training-and-certification-programs. We at AutoZone have found it easiest to work with MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society), ESCO Institute or Mainstream Engineering. This is d ... read more

New California Laws for 2018

Every year, hundreds of new laws are enacted that may impact small business, automotive repair shops. Short summary of some measures that will take effect in 2018

Vendor Spotlight: Todd Westerlund

Vendor Spotlight: Todd Westerlund

Spotlight date: December, 2017 The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Todd Westerlund of Kukui as ASCCA’s December Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Kukui has been an Exclusive Endorsed Vendor with ASCCA since 2013 as well as a Corporate Partner at the $10,000 level. With a rich history in information technology, Kukui provides businesses a custom marketing platform that integrates each organization’s Point of Sale system. When asked how his partnership with ASCCA has benefited Kukui, Todd replied, “Partnering with ASCCA lets Kukui be more in tune with what top shop owners are doing to mak ... read more

ASCCA Members Join Efforts to Help Victims of the California Wild Fires

UPDATE - The ASCCA is no longer taking donations, but is happy to report that a total of $17,170 was raised! Thank you! SACRAMENTO – As communities throughout Sonoma, Napa, and other Northern California counties begin the long process of rebuilding after the devastating wildfires, the Automotive Service Councils of California has identified four of our members who have tragically lost their homes. In response, ASCCA’s Executive Committee established the ASCCA California Wildfire Relief Fund. Thanks to their generous support, and the contributions of ASCCA members across California, the fund has raised $17,000. ASCCA President David Kusa stated, “I am honored and humbled to be part of an association and industry that has shown so much support, both time and treasure, for our fellow shop owners that need help.” The Executive Committee has decided to distribute all but one-fifth of the money to the members known to have been impacted by the fires. The remaining money will ... read more

New Corporate Partnership with The CompuTrek Group

New Corporate Partnership with The CompuTrek Group

SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Service Councils of California is proud to announce its most recent corporate partnership with The CompuTrek Group, an automotive management solutions company that helps businesses increase production, profit, and customer satisfaction through on-site training, team building sessions, webinars, and seminars. The CompuTrek Automotive Management Systems™ were developed by Dave Schedin, CEO, Lead Coach & Trainer. Dave incorporates his 35+ years of experience in the automotive arena through his one-on-one management and executive coaching, team workshops, and service advisor training, making him a sought-after business trainer for our industry. Dave transformed his own start-up auto repair shop to create a near million-dollar sales level in under four years through the development of this system. Click here to read the full press release

Legislative Bill Report - October 16, 2017

The State Legislative Bill Report details various bills that ASCCA is tracking. If you have any questions please contact ASCCA at [email protected]Bill Report October 16, 2017

ASCCA California Independent - Fall 2017 Issue Available Now!

ASCCA California Independent - Fall 2017 Issue Available Now!

The Fall 2017 issue of ASCCA's quarterly magazine, The California Independent is out for your viewing pleasure! Feel free to share the link with your colleagues or anyone you think might be interested in ASCCA. Contents Include: President’s Message Legislative Report Team Weekend Recap 2017 Countertop Display Contest BAR BAG Report Click here to read the magazine online.

Vendor Spotlight: David Cherney and Shannon Devery

Vendor Spotlight: David Cherney and Shannon Devery

Spotlight date: November, 2017 David Cherney and Shannon Devery The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected David Cherney and Shannon Devery of Digital Financial Group (DFG) as ASCCA’s first-ever Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. DFG has been an Exclusive Endorsed Vendor with ASCCA since May 2013 as well as a Corporate Partner at the $7,500 level since October 2016. DFG is a leader in the payment processing industry, specifically in mobile payments and merchant services. Working as a team, David is responsible for serving Northern California ASCCA members while Shannon is responsible for Southern Ca ... read more

ASCCA Launches New Membership Liaison Program

ASCCA is proud to officially announce the launch of its 2017 Membership Liaison Program. This door-to-door membership recruitment program was proposed by ASCCA's Membership Committee, and approved by the Board of Directors earlier this year. In addition to supporting the Membership Committee's 2017 100-Plus goal of recruiting 100 new members, the purpose of this new endeavor is to gain and retain new members by cultivating relationships by emphasizing ASCCA membership value, advocacy efforts, and to provide business resources. All potential Liaisons must meet certain minimum requirements, and fill out an online application and survey form. For compensation details, as well as information on who is eligible to become an ASCCA Liaison, please click here

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