ASCCA What You Need To Know March 6, 2017
Department of Consumer Affairs Appointments
A message from Johan Gallo, CalABC Executive Director.
We wanted to pass along the information from the Governor's Office on the appointments to the Secretary Position and Director of Consumer Affairs.
For those not familiar with the organizational structure, Alexis Podesta as the newly appointed Secretary of the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, Podesta manages Dean Grafilo who is the newly appointed Director for the Department of Consumer Affairs. Many of you know the Department of Consumer Affairs Director, Dean Grafilo manages Pat Dorais at the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
I'm sure we will hear more about Director Dean Grafilo in the new future.
Read Governor Brown's annoucement.
It's Official: Auto Care Caucus Filed in Congress
A message from the Auto Care Association.
One of the goals of the Auto Care Association's government affairs program is to develop a team of legislators in the auto care industry's corner when it comes to impacting legislation under consideration on Capitol Hill. We are pleased to announce that Reps. Scott Perry, R-Pa., and Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., have agreed to become co-chairs of the official Auto Care Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
Read the complete message.
ASCCA's March Member of the Month - Rocky Khamenian 
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Rocky Khamenian of Bimmer & Benz Specialists as the ASCCA Member of the Month for March 2017. Each month, an ASCCA member is recognized for going above and beyond to support ASCCA's Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.
Automotive Aftermarket Industry 2017 Legislative Fly-In
On April 25, 2017, join the Automotive Aftermarket Industry For A Day at the Capitol!
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry is joining together for a Legislative Fly-In! Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with othersin the industry.  Please don't delay, space is limited! Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Past speakers have included: Chief, Bureau of Automotive Repair; Governor's Small BusinessAdvocate; Governor's Economic Adviser; Chair, Select Committee on Career Technical Education & Workforce Development; Author AB2289 (Smog Check); Chair, Senate Transportation & Housing Committee.
Click here to read more and register
Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast - Gary Pontious, Jr.
Gary Pontious Jr. is the Vice President and General Manager of Toledo Auto Care. Gary's Dad, Gary Sr. bought the business in 1985. The business is Toledo's oldest independent auto repair shop and is celebrating, in 2017, a special milestone; their 100th anniversary.
ASCCA recently announced its newest corporate sponsorship with Shop-Ware Inc., an innovative company that delivers cutting-edge shop management software. The shop management software promotes business wellness and maximizes productivity by casting traditional best practices in paperless, cloud-based applications. Founder Carolyn Coquillette, an ASCCA member and owner of Luscious Garage in San Francisco, is assisted by Chip Keen, former owner of Hansville Repair and founder/developer of Garage Operator.
Check out their shop management software that meets cutting-edge web technology by visiting As a member benefit, all ASCCA members would receive their PRO plan at the SMS price for the first 6 months, saving you $900! Don't let this special offer pass you by.
New ASCCA Member Benefit - HR 360
HR 360 is free to any member who wishes to use it.  The program is offered via CoreMark, our ASCCA endorsed health benefits provider. 
In order to access this free benefit, ASCCA members need to contact Mat Nabity directly:
Mat Nabity
Click here to view the flyer with more information.
Office Depot Deals Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
ASCCA has worked with Office Depot to secure pricing so good that it rivals Fortune 500 pricing on each and every item that you purchase. If you haven't already, contact  Bill Lewis , the ASCCA's Business Account Manager:
855.337.6811 x 16116
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
March 7: Chapter  Meeting
March 8: Chapter 42 Meeting
March 9: Chapters 6 & 25 Meetings

Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) in 2017 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


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


ASCCA Member Resources
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In This Issue
Consumer Affairs Appointments
Auto Care Caucus Filed
Member of the Month
ASCCA's Legislative Fly-In
Remarkable Results Radio Podcast


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