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August 15, 2017 - In This Issue:
New ASCCA Members: Join Us for Our September Team Weekend

Are you a new ASCCA member, or current member who has never attended Team Weekend? Join us for our September Team Weekend, where we'll be inducting new members and introducing first-time attendees! Other Team Weekend events include an educational talk on driverless cars from Fred Gruner, principal hardware engineer at NVIDIA, an ASCCA Team dinner (no-host) Saturday night, and more. 
You don't want to miss it!  Click  here   to view the schedule and event details.
AB 1274 (smog check) Update: Hearing Rescheduled to August 21, 2017

On July 5, AB 1274 passed out of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee and is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, August 21. Please write and call the Senate Appropriations Committee members urging they vote "NO" on AB 1274.
AB 1274 is anti-consumer; anti-environment; anti-worker and anti-small business. The bill will extend the exemption for performing vehicle smog check inspection from 6 years to 8 years.
We need your help now! 

Voice your concerns to fight this unfair bill that hurts consumers, small businesses and the environment. Contact the Senate Appropriations Committee members along with your representative and explain in your own words how this bill will hurt your business. 

ASCCA Countertop Display Contest Update

A new bonus point opportunity is currently available. Send in another entry with a different sign insert from your previous entry, for another point for your team.

SoCal took advantage of this bonus over the weekend, and took their lead even higher.

The score is 74 SoCal to 54 NorCal as of Monday August 14.

Contact Ryan at with all entries and questions.

Here we have a bonus entry for SoCal from Hull Automotive in Pasadena. Follow the ASCCA on Facebook to view each weeks entries. Here are last weeks entries.

State Legislative Bill Report - 8/14/17

Below is a link to the
 State Legislative Bill Report that details various bills that ASCCA is tracking.

NASTF Session at AAPEX to Spotlight OEM Service Information for Technicians

The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will kick off its Fall 2017 General Meeting at AAPEX on Wednesday, Nov. 1, with a presentation to emphasize the value of OEM technical information websites for technicians working outside franchised dealerships. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and is held annually at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

ASCCA  Member Exclusive Offer!

ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) Again to Bring You 
Special Course Offerings in 2017!
S eminar 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!  

Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events 

August 15: Chapters 14, 18 and 24 Meetings
August 16: Chapter 48 Meeting
August 17: Chapter 20 Meeting
Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast: Derek Kaufman - Partner at Schwartz Advisers 

Derek Kaufman has worked in the Transportation Industry with positions ranging from VP Marketing and Product Planning for Freightliner Trucks, SR VP of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support for Hino Trucks, President of Diesel Technology Co, a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, VP of Fixed Operations for Smart USA and CEO of Mission Motors Company. Derek is also an entrepreneur. He founded C3 Network, LLC in 1997 to help clients launch new products in the transportation industry.
Today, Derek is a Managing Partner at Schwartz Advisors, LLC doing M&A support and company growth work in the auto and heavy-duty aftermarket and continues his role as President of C3 Network.

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