Happy Holidays from the AOCA Staff

AOCA would like to give our b est wishes for a happy holiday season and our sincere thanks for your continued support.
Registration for iFLEX 2017 is Open!
Register today for iFLEX 2017Held April 4-6, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, iFLEX 2017 is an event you won't want to miss!

Once again, AOCA will be co-locating our annual iFLEX convention and tradeshow with the International Carwash Association's (ICA) annual The Car Wash Show. ICA is a nonprofit group representing the retail and supply segments of the professional car wash industry in North America and around the globe. Last year alone, the show attracted nearly 7,000 car wash, quick lube and related business professionals. 
 



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Reminder: Renew Your AOCA Membership Today
2016 has been a busy year for AOCA, and we're working on a number of new programs and resources to be launched in 2017. Our goal is to not only be your industry voice, but to help you run your business more efficiently and save on operational costs.

Our growth and success as an organization is dependent upon your support. If you haven't already renewed, make sure to renew today to receive uninterrupted access to AOCA member benefits

Check your inbox for your renewal link.

If you have questions or did not receive a renewal notice, contact AOCA Headquarters at info@aoca.org.
Access the Latest LUBE+ Issue
The latest issue of LUBE+ is now available!

This edition includes articles on membership benefits, marketing quick lubes, regulatory issues facing the industry, HR tips and more!

Read latest issue of LUBE+.

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AOCA Partner, PISTN: Marketing Accelerated

It's difficult to walk the fine line between advertising and social media. On one hand, you want your business pages to be fresh and fun, but on the other hand you still want them to reflect your business and, ultimately, bring customers to your doors.

With the right approach, you can use your social media channels to help bolster your bottom line.  Click here for social media tips.

As an AOCA partner, PISTN: Marketing Accelerated offers AOCA members discounted services. Visit their member page to learn more .
Q&A with Affinity HR's Charlotte Jensen
Q:  We never reclassified our salaried employees who earn less than $47,476.  Given the current legal challenge to the rule change and the incoming Trump Administration, is that okay?

A: Our best answer is, if you've done nothing, it's okay to wait. If you have reclassified your employees or have given some of them a pay increase to accommodate the new threshold, you will need to evaluate how to move forward on a case-by-case basis. Remember, however, that to appropriately classify your employees as exempt (salaried), they need to satisfy not just the salary minimum, but also the duties test. For a refresher on those rules, best to review the US Department of Labor's Fact Sheet #17.     

Learn more about AOCA's partnership with Affinity HR Group and how you can access custom support to your most challenging people management issues.
MSC Savings
MSC is offering AOCA members an everyday minimum discount of 10 percent and free ground shipping on all orders of $49 or more.
 
Also for a limited time, you can save an additional 25 percent off your first order with no shipping minimum. Click here to learn more or contact a Savings Consultant at info@savings4members.com or 844.346.3746
Vendor Promotions
View all current promos here.
  • Expiring Soon: Save 15 cents when you enroll by 12/31/2016 with Phillips 66, Conoco and 76.
  • Extended: Save 10 cents when you enroll by 3/31/2017 with Sunoco and Stripes.
Access Free Online Training Programs
In partnership with Federal-Mogul Motorparts, AOCA members can access a number of online training programs at no cost, and receive 15 percent off all other Federal-Mogul training programs, both online and instructor-led.

These free training offerings cover topics such as b rakes, steering and suspension, engine and sealing, and much more. 

Click here to view and access the full list of training offerings.