AOCA Launches AOCA Vendor Member Program

AOCA is excited to announce the revamped AOCA Vendor Member Program, designed to engage Quick Lube owners and suppliers on a year-round basis. This program builds on the success of AOCA's International Fast Lube Expo (iFLEX) by extending the collaboration throughout the year.

The Vendor Member Program integrates the numerous access points that AOCA has to its owner and operator members. These opportunities include:

  • 12-month AOCA Membership
  • Developing and Presenting Educational Webinar
  • Print and Digital Advertising via AOCA Website and You Auto Know E-Newsletter
  • Email and Direct Mail List Rental
  • Substantial iFLEX Discounts

We are excited to offer this opportunity to a limited amount of companies in the first year. Click here to view the prospectus.

Questions? Contact Jim Conlon at or call 312.673.4865.

Thought of the Day

AOCA is interested in hearing from you! In order to gain a better understanding of what our members want and need, we have added this piece, the Thought of the Day, to our monthly You Auto Know e-newsletter. We will be asking you questions and sharing other members' thoughts and opinions in order to better shape the future of your association!

Our very first question is:

"What are the top 3 business concerns that keep you up at night?"

Please send your answers to

Seven Tips for Hiring "A Players"

By Richard J. Bryan

Your business doesn�t run itself. The quality of your organization depends on the quality of your team�a motivated, energized staff is the key to companywide success. You want A Players, those colleagues who contribute disproportionately to the advancement and profitability of the organization.

In the same way that the Pareto Principle states that 80% of results come from 20% of your employees (based on research by the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto in the early 1900s), your A Players have a measurable impact on your bottom line.

The Pareto Principle is often used in a sales environment, but it applies equally to a variety of different industries. If you can build a team of A Players around you, then your job as a business leader or owner becomes much easier, as you do not have to deal with endless crises and can work more intentionally on developing the future strategy for your organization.

So how do you find A Players for your team?

Read more

Mandatory Training for Ontario Operators

A new regulation will require health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under Ontario�s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The regulation came into force July 1, 2014. There are two separate training courses based on whether you are a worker or supervisor. If you operate in Ontario, Canada and have not completed the training, please click on the appropriate link below:

For Workers

For Supervisors

iFLEX 2014 Session Recordings

You can now purchase session recordings and handouts from iFLEX 2014! On demand webinars of the 9 educational breakout sessions are available in the AOCA store at the discounted rate of $75 for iFLEX 2014 attendees and $125 for non-attendees

Purchase iFLEX 2014 Session Recordings now via the links below!

Click here if you attended iFLEX 2014

Click here if you were unable to attend iFLEX 2014

iFLEX 2015 Save the Date

Mark your calendars! iFLEX is heading to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida.

March 9-11, 2015


August 2014

• AOCA Launches AOCA Vendor Member Program

• Thought of the Day

• Seven Tips for Hiring A Players

• Mandatory Training for Ontario Operators

• iFLEX 2014 Session Recordings

• iFLEX 2015 Save the Date



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