ASCCA What You Need To Know September 05, 2016
The ASCCA Office Will be Closed 9/5/16 for Labor Day
The Summit Transmissions Fire:
Lessons learned from a shop owners' worse nightmare
Wednesday August 17, I arrived home around 9:40 p.m. when I received a phone call from my employee Jorge. Fire trucks were at my shop and I needed to get there right away!!!  For any business owner this is one of the worst nightmares anyone can have. As we drove back to work, both Sandy and I remained calm and focused. We needed to take care of business.
When we pulled into the parking lot, I got my first real view of the damage. Five of my six roll up doors had been sliced open. My front door lock had been cut with a power saw that took its anger out on the door frame as well as the lock. The only lights were from flashlights and the fire trucks on the scene.  Staring at me from the bay, closest to the office was the charred remains of a Honda Odyssey. It had come in for an intermittent transmission problem, and it was late in the day before we experienced it.  I called the customer to let him know that we were keeping it overnight. The windows were rolled up and the ignition key was removed and left on the center console.  
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ASCCA's November Team Weekend - November 12-13
Come and join the ASCCA at the November Team Weekend in Sacramento.
November 12-13, 2016
Embassy Suites Sacramento
Central Pacific and River City Ballrooms
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Countertop Display Contest Update - SoCal Still Leading
SoCal continues to extend their lead over NorCal.  As of September 2nd, the score is 90 from SoCal vs 83 from NorCal.
There are still bonus point opportunities for i ncluding last year's display and  featuring the ASCCA Code of Ethics in the photo.
Send more entries today to Ryan at
To the left we have an entry from Hontech Automotive in San Diego (if you haven't been paying attention, Chapter 24 has been on fire lately!).
Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast - Episode 092
Ryan Clo from Dubwerx in Cincinnati, OH is an eighteen-year veteran in the Automotive Service industry. He currently owns two specialized automotive service locations. Ryan grew his enterprise from a single customer into a multi-location profitable business with 12 employees. Learn why Ryan compare's his customer service differentiation to Apples great design genius. Uncover his inclination for al l types of training like technical, management and sales that helps build his strong training culture.
ASCCA's Legislative Update
The Legislature will adjourn this Wednesday, August 31, 2016. With only three days left, there is a flurry of activity as many bills still have to pass both houses before reaching the Governor's desk. Below is a list of the latest automotive repair bills that Jack Molodanof, ASCCA's lobbyist, is closely monitoring.   
Two Exclusive ESI Training Courses and All Proceeds Go to ASCCA!
We have an exciting offer for ASCCA Members!
ASCCA and ESi have partnered together to offer two exclusive classes where the entire registration fee will go directly to supporting the ASCCA!

"By the Number" in Southern California
Sponsored by National Petroleum, INC.
Saturday, September 24th | 9:00 - 5:00pm
Click here for more info
Click here to register
Service Advisor Sales Training in Northern California
Sponsored by Kukui
Saturday, October 15th | 9:00 - 5:00pm
Click here for more info
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CAT Fall 2016 Conference - October 14 - 15
The CAT Fall 2016 Conference will be held on October 14-15.
Fullerton College 
321 E. Chapman Avenue 
Fullerton, CA 92832
Contact: David Diaz (714) 732-5453
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 - HotelStorm
ASCCA is excited to announce a new partnership with  HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to all members. When you use  HotelStorm, you'll find savings of 10-55% over other online travel agencies.  HotelStorm offers thousands of hotels worldwide, 24/7 concierge, and the best hotel prices. This is the perfect opportunity to save money on your end-of summer vacations, Labor Day travels, and upcoming conferences or events.
Don't let this new member benefit go to waste, visit  and use password Auto1234 to get your discount!
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.
Each One Reach One: ASCCA 2016 Membership Drive with Contest and Raffle!
As a member of ASCCA, you understand the importance of strength in numbers. It's what helps ASCCA achieve its core purpose of elevating and uniting automotive professionals, and giving them voice .
Each year, thousands of new bills are introduced in Sacramento, many of which will impact small business owners. Thanks in large part to members like you, we've helped forge important relationships with state policymakers, regulators, and other industry professionals. Leveraging these relationships, ASCCA has been able to weigh in on important legislative discussions in Sacramento that would directly affect your business and your bottom line. But we still need your help!
Click here to read the complete Each One Reach One flyer.
Visit the ASCCA Member Resources page for more information including talking points on recent ASCCA achievements  which can be used as a leave-behind for new member recruitment.
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
September 20: Chapter 14 Shop Night and Vendor Fair and  Chapter 16 Meeting
Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) Again in 2016 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
Are you taking full advantage of your membership in the ASCCA? Check out our Member Resources page to see the many benefits of being a member.
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In This Issue
Labor Day
The Summit Transmissions Fire
Team Weekend
ASCCA Countertop Display
Featured Podcast
Legislative Update
Exclusive ESI Courses
CAT Fall 2016 Conference
HR 360
Each One Reach One
Office Depot Discount


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