AOCA Now Offering Custom Support for HR and Management Needs

Affinity HR GroupAnnounced earlier this month, AOCA entered into a new partnership with Affinity HR Group. Through this partnership, AOCA members will enjoy discounted prices for services including:

•  HR Policies & Procedures

•  Recruiting & Placement

•  Compensation

•  Organization & Employee Development

In addition to discounted services, members can take advantage of free consultations and receive HR Minute, a weekly e-newsletter delivered on Mondays.

"I believe the HR Minute is going to be a great resource for our members. This week's minute helped me make three big decisions today. This minute alone will save me big bucks."
David Haney, Oil & I Lube Express

View full program details or Download the informational flyer

Not a member? Become a member today and enjoy all AOCA member benefits!

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Welcome Vicki Drenth

Vickie DrenthAOCA would like to extend a warm welcome to Vicki Drenth, the newest member of our staff. Vicki will serve as the front-line member services associate, ready to answer any inquiries.

Born and raised in Illinois, Vicki comes to AOCA with experience in marketing, programs and events. Fun fact: Vickie loves to bake as well as decorate cakes and cupcakes.

Welcome to the team Vicki!

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2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race

AOCA members, Larry Read and Scotti Lee recently participated in the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race. Read and Lee, along with Joe Perkins and their 1939 Buick, also known as “Blue92”, made their way along the old Route 66 from Kirkwood, Missouri to Santa Monica, California. The Great Race is an antique, vintage and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways. It is not a test of top speed, it is a test of the team's ability to follow precise course instructions and endure on a cross-country trip. One hundred and twenty vintage cars made this year's historical nine-day cross-country trip through the vigorous terrain. The “Blue92” team participated in the rookie division, finishing 5th out of 40 teams and 39th overall. A total of 28 cars were unable to finish the race. For more information on The Great Race, please visit If you are interested in participating in The Great Race next year, please contact Larry Read for more information.

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2015 Management Courses

The AOCA Management Certification Course is a staple of the association's many benefits. For years, the course has received rave reviews and helped shape energetic students into more valuable employees.

Course Overview

September 22-23, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn DFW Airport South
Irving, Texas

October 6-7, 2015
AOCA Headquarters
Chicago, Illinois

November 3-4, 2015
AOCA Washington, D.C. Office
Washington, D.C.

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Advocacy – Your Dues at Work

AOCA is the voice of the fast lube industry when regulation and/or legislation at the federal or state level threatens to make doing business more difficult. AOCA keeps you informed on staying in compliance and alerts you on other important issues affecting your business. Whether it be compliance alerts or industry guidance, AOCA stays on top of the issues that matter most to you. For more information and the liability prevention and costs savings associated with AOCA Advocacy, click here.

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Federated Insurance Education Articles

Are Your Property Limits Accurate?

Imagine you get that middle-of-the-night call every business owner dreads: There's smoke coming from the roof at your main location. When you arrive, the entire building is in flames. The fire gets put out shortly after dawn, but it's evident the fire and water damage is extensive. That shiny new equipment is now scrap, the shelves, light fixtures, inventory, carpet, family photos—anything and everything—ruined. Read More

A Vision for the Next Generation

Develop talent now for a successful future

While incentives such as bonuses and profit sharing are important, recognizing achievements and building self-esteem are priceless.

Some business owners procrastinate or avoid communicating their succession plans because they fear how family members and employees might react. However, their silence may actually create more stress and cause harm to the business. Most employees—including family members—will feel more secure about the future if they know what to expect and how they will fit in. Read More

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July 2015

* AOCA Now Offering Custome Support for HR and Management Needs

* Welcome Vicki Drenth

*2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race

* 2015 Management Courses

* Advocacy- Your Dues at Work

* Federated Insurance Education Articles

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