2018 President's Reception & Membership Meeting

AOCA members are invited to an exclusive members-only event: the AOCA President's Reception & Membership Meeting @ iFlex! 

This can't-miss event will take place at The House of Blues on the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday evening, April 25th prior to the start of iFlex at The Car Wash Show! Join your peers in the oil change industry for bites, beverages, and good times with good people! 

For more information or to register, click here. You can also RSVP by contacted Jenna Bailey at Jenna@aoca.org or by calling (800) 230-0702. 

See you in Las Vegas! 
Get Your iFlex Tickets Today! 
iFlex at The Car Wash Show is coming to the Las Vegas Convention Center April 26th-28th! Join over 8,000 car care professionals at the industry's biggest event of the year!

AOCA members receive special discounted pricing to the Show. Prior to registering, simply email  jenna@aoca.org or call (800) 230.0702 to secure a discount code. 
 
As an attendee you will experience three jam-packed days with 400+ exhibitors showing off products and services.
 
Be sure to purchase an All Access Pass to experience iFLEX at The Car Wash Show as part of 70+ education sessions for car care professionals. 

Click here for more information and to register!

Interested in sponsorship? Click here to view opportunities and contact Kristy Babb at Kristy@aoca.org for more information. 
 
Questions? Contact us at (800) 230-0702 or info@aoca.org
February Government Affairs Update
Have you viewed this month's Government Affairs update? AOCA members can view the update to find out what you need to know for February. 

In this edition: 
  • Is Nissan favoring dealers with special engine oil allowances?
  • Magnuson Moss Actions in California, Florida, Maryland & New Jersey
  • Kia/Hyundai Recall Update
  • Upcoming National Consumer Protection Week Marketing Opportunity
CLICK HERE to log-in to the website and view the update.
Q&A with Affinity HR's 
Claudia St. John: Performance Management
Q: We are rolling out a new performance management program. Is there one that you prefer?

A: While I don't have a specific program to recommend, I will confess that I remain underwhelmed with the vast majority of them. The annual process of setting goals and then reviewing goal accomplishments 12 months later is fraught with challenges. Annual conversations are hardly sufficient to truly manage performance. Often times the goals change throughout the year but usually the performance goals don't, meaning that employees are evaluated based on out-of-date criteria. And there is always the problem with recency errors - we forget about the accomplishments or failures early in the 12 month period and put added weight on the performance in the months and weeks leading up to the annual review.  Instead, I prefer quarterly goals that require ongoing feedback and communication. And if you want to tie performance to some sort of incentive pay, be sure:
  • The criteria upon which the incentive pay is based is transparent and understood by employee
  • The employee legitimately has the ability to affect results
  • The incentives are aligned to employee's unique motivators
  • The program is easy to administer
  • The financial incentive is meaningful
Learn more about AOCA's partnership with Affinity HR Group and how you can access custom support to your most challenging people management issues.
Exclusive Offers from 
AOCA's Savings4Members
Savings4Members is offering our members huge savings with limited time promotions. 

A few featured programs include:
  • Up to 40% off workwear and shop rags, towels & more with UniFirst.
  • Discounts instore and online at Office Depot and Staples.
  • Average savings of $5,014 with CardConnect credit card processing.
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  • Save at least 5 cents per gallon at the pump with a fuel card.
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Learn more or contact a Savings Consultant at info@savings4members.com or 844.346.3746
Grow Your Business With Google AdWords

The advertising world has changed dramatically in the recent years and Google AdWords is one of the digital marketing options that is fueling this change. Consider this, Google commands 77% of search engine traffic followed by Bing who gets only 7% of search engine traffic. It's obvious to see that it is a wise choice to spend your advertising dollars where your customers are searching for your services. That's
why spending your advertising dollars on Google AdWords is a smart business decision.

Read more.
Webinar:  Family Succession Planning

When most people hear "estate planning," they think of planning to avoid estate taxes. However, for all but the very wealthiest individuals, the federal estate tax is no longer a concern (although state level estate taxes may still be an issue for some). There is a lot more to "estate planning" than taxes. That's why "family succession planning" better describes this process, which includes decisions about who will receive which assets, when they will receive them, and who will have authority to make financial, medical and end of life decisions for you if you can't. 

During this webinar, you will learn:  
* Which taxes may impact you and your family at your death 
* What will happen if you don't do any planning 
* Impact of property ownership and beneficiary designations on your plan 
* Importance of planning for incapacity and end of life decisions

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:00 am 
Pacific Standard Time 

Register
Reminder: AOCA Has Moved! 
Effective January 1, 2018, AOCA has moved and introduced a new management team. Please update your records with AOCA's new mailing address: 

Automotive Oil Change Association
1800 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Questions? Contact our office at info@aoca.org or (800) 230-0702.