ASCCA San Jose Chapter Meeting: Picnic in the Park!

ASCCA San Jose Chapter Meeting Picnic

Join us for our Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, September 15 @ 6 PM. Food and beverages will be supplied, so just come and join in!

We’ll also provide the latest information from the State Association from Team Weekend on business matters affecting your business in 2021.

Bring your own chair or a blanket to sit on and we’ll bring the food and drinks ~ we’ll set up in an area that will allow for social distancing.

Look for the red, white, and blue balloons and the ASCCA signs!

ASCCA

Willow Street Frank Bramhall Park, 1320 Willow Street, San Jose, CA 95125

Date & Time

Wednesday, September 15
6:00 PM to sunset ~ Networking and Picnic dinner

Location

Willow Street Frank Bramhall Park
1320 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125
Just off 280 at the exit for Meridian Avenue in San Jose

Registration

ASCCA Chapter 42 Members and their guests: No Fee
Members of any ASCCA Chapter and their guests: $10 per person
Non-members of ASCCA: $10 per person

[Please note that alcohol is not permitted by the City of San Jose in any neighborhood parks or picnic areas.]

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Getting from A to B – Your Best Recent Decision in the Past 18-months

Wednesday, July 14 @ 6:30 PM
Online Chapter Meeting

We all know there are many ways to get from Point A to Point B. And, we also all know as owners of businesses that repeated line, “if someone would have just told me that, then I sure could have saved myself a lot of time.”

Every owner has a long list of lessons learned. The best benefit of being a member of ASCCA is our time with each other sharing real-world examples.

So, what are some of the things that you’ve learned over the past 18-months? We’ve all become experts in disease control, sanitation, and which masks are N95’s. And, we’ve all learned some things about our businesses the hard way–who would have thought employee handbooks would be required to contain sections dealing with a pandemic in the workplace?

Let’s turn around the negative from the past 18-months and talk about the positives that have come about. Join us at our member-favorite Roundtable Discussion format for this month’s Chapter meeting.

Share your turnaround tip, innovative tool, or not-to-be-missed resource that led to you making the best decision in the past 18-months. It may be starting or stopping something, implementing a new idea, or redesigning one of your business operations. Whatever it is, we want to hear it. Come with your favorite beverage, a snack, and your best tip to share.

LOCATION
Online Zoom Meeting; login provided when registering online

COST

All ASCCA Members, their employees and guests – No Fee
Nonmembers of ASCCA – attend this month for free!
Hosted by ASCCA Chapter 42 PO Box 36255 San Jose, CA 95158
E | ascca42@assoc-office.com  P | 408.266.9658    F | 877.426.8501

ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUESTED

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CAL/OSHA in Today’s New World

Wednesday, May 12 @ 6:30 PM

Don’t miss this presentation of real world safety and health situations. Juan Calderon, District Manager @ Cal/OSHA will be discussing the top violations for the year period of 2019-2020, case analysis of industry fatalities, and how to improve safety in the auto shop.

Special Guest:

Juan A. Calderon, District Manager, CAL / OSHA
State of California, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Enforcement Outreach Coordination Program

Mr. Juan A. Calderon is the District Manager of the Cal/OSHA Enforcement Outreach Coordination Program Unit. Prior to his current assignment he was District Manager for the San Francisco and Fremont/San Jose District Offices of Enforcement. He has approximately 30 years’ experience in Occupational Safety and Health of which 20 years have been with Cal/OSHA.

About the Outreach Coordination Program

Community outreach and education is an important part of DIR’s mission in serving California’s workforce and businesses. The Outreach Coordination Program comprises bilingual team members who provide occupational health and safety information and guidance to high-risk, vulnerable employee populations throughout the state. Through communication and education, program staff promote workplace safety and health and increase workers’ awareness of workplace hazards.

LOCATION: Online Zoom Meeting; login provided when registering online
COST: All ASCCA Members, their employees and guests – No Fee
Nonmembers of ASCCA – $15 per person
Hosted by ASCCA Chapter 42 PO Box 36255 San Jose, CA 95158
E | ascca@assoc-office.com  P | 408.266.9658    F | 877.426.8501

ONLINE REGISTRATION PREFERRED

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Build Genuine Relationships with Your Customers…at Scale: And Leave Spammy Marketing Behind

Wednesday, April 14

6:30 PM PDT – Networking | 7:00 PM PDT Program

Are you loving the latest ‘follow you everywhere’ marketing? No one does.

What about all the emails you get that you never asked for? Nope, hate ‘em. But most everyone keeps doing it because there’s data showing a measurable return.

But what if that kind of marketing was alienating a much larger percentage of people that would otherwise buy? If they felt understood and had a good idea what the business stood for.

That’s trust, and it starts with standing in your customer’s shoes and helping them achieve their hopes and dreams.

In this presentation, we’ll talk about how to do that. Takes work, but it’s not as hard as you may think.

Key takeaways:

Learn the steps to building human relationships online, at scale – based on science, not marketing.

The key elements that must be in place and how to do that.

Start using the framework for your own business with exercises during the presentation.

About the Presenter
Kathryn Gorges is Principal Consultant of Essential 3 Consulting (E3C), a consulting group committed to empowering small businesses to develop genuine customer relationships that lead to raving fans, repeat business, and reliable referrals – three cornerstones of profitable marketing. E3C helps businesses identify the unique process to respectfully build a customer relationship that will be a win-win. E3C offers consulting, education, and services if customers need a little help getting this done.

Kathryn brings over 20 years of experience in high tech marketing and sales to her marketing consulting work with companies and startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kathryn is a marketing instructor at UC Berkeley Extension, President of Women In Consulting, and president of the Stanford Entrepreneur Alumni Group. She has a Masters in Philosophy from Stanford University, a BS in Mathematics from William and Mary, and an MBA in General Management from Santa Clara University.

LOCATION: Online Zoom Meeting; login provided when registering online
COST: All ASCCA Members, their employees and guests – No Fee
Nonmembers of ASCCA $15 per person
Hosted by ASCCA Chapter 42 PO Box 36255 San Jose, CA 95158
E | ascca@assoc-office.com  P | 408.266.9658    F | 877.426.8501

ONLINE REGISTRATION PREFERRED

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How to Experience Joy in Uncertain Times as a Shop Owner

Juliana Sih, March 10 @ 6:30 PM PST

San Jose Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, March 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Online Zoom Meeting ~ Login provided at completion of registration

Sure, life is good: you have gotten far because of your work ethic, drive, and motivation.

You have a great business—yet, you feel lifeless. Most days begin and end with flavors of overwhelm.

You yearn to make a bigger impact and spend time doing meaningful things. 

Does that sound like you? Did you know that by putting yourself first and focusing on your own self-care, you can actually help your business thrive? Join us to discover the 4 pillars of life and how finding balance in each area is a critical part to filling your cup. We’ll also do an assessment to help you focus your energy and identify what areas are strongest and which areas are for growth.

Don’t miss this important workshop—Juliana will help you open up your mind to the ways that you have limited yourself in your work, home, relationships, lifestyle, and more.

Agenda

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Location

Online Webinar ~ Login information provided once registered

Registration

  • Registration includes live meeting. Join at 6:30 p.m. for networking and the program starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • ASCCA Chapter Members: No Fee
  • Includes Members of other ASCCA Chapters, or additional guests, shop employees of ASCCA members: No Fee
  • Nonmembers of ASCCA: $15
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ASCCA San Jose Chapter Meeting, Board Induction, and State Updates 2021

Don’t miss this informative Chapter meeting! In addition to our swearing in of the 2021 Board of Directors, we’ll also provide the newest information on the business matters affecting your business in 2021.

Date & Time

Wednesday, February 17
6:30 pm Networking
7:00 pm Program

Location

Online Webinar ~ Login information provided once registered

Registration

ASCCA Chapter 42 Members and their guests; Members of any ASCCA Chapter and their guests: No Fee
Non-members of ASCCA also attend this event for FREE!

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How Do You Plan Strategically When We’re In A Pandemic?

San Jose Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, January 13, 7-9 p.m.
Online Zoom Meeting ~ Login provided at completion of registration

In the midst of a pandemic is where you can truly build best pandemic proof methods. The current marketplace is a gift to you to see what actually works moving you towards success.

Join us to learn how to:

1. Build Abundant Thinking that is pandemic strong!
2. Don’t go it alone: Build a team that is pandemic strong!
3. Build cash flow and reserves systems that are pandemic strong!

Discover a practical tool of how to shed light on thinking that might be keeping you stuck or not realizing the full results from your business, and learn how to maximize the Formula of Champions to truly get what it is you want from you business, even in a pandemic!

About the Presenter

Dave Schedin
CEO, The CompuTrek Group
LEAD COACH & TRAINER

Dave Schedin, CEO, The CompuTrek Group

With his start-up and management of Dave’s Auto Repair, the birth of “CompuTrek Automotive Management Systems” was developed and now, proven to ensure service centers are highly profitable and integrous. This System was the catalyst that launched his own repair business to a near million dollar sales in under four years.

A Pacific Northwest native, Dave began his career as a young lad working for independent repair shops, intrigued after a summer of watching his grandfather fix cars at his gas station in Alaska. Working his way through various managerial capacities in the dealership arena and seeing significant results, it was here his entrepreneurial spirit and vision for automotive management lit fire.

Agenda

Wednesday, January 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location

Online Webinar ~ Login information provided once registered

Registration

Registration includes live meeting. Join at 6:30 p.m. for networking and the program starts at 7:00 p.m.

ASCCA Chapter Members: No Fee
(includes Members of other ASCCA Chapters, or additional guests, shop employees of ASCCA members)

Nonmembers of ASCCA: $15


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Planning for a Bad Day

A Layman’s Guide to Insurance & Understanding What Your Shop Really Needs

What type of policy you should have depends on many factors. Property and Casualty insurance serves in protecting your small business from lawsuits and accidents, and not all policies are the same. If you run an auto repair shop, gas station, or tow service, you might be in need of a specific type of liability insurance plan that helps insure and financially protect vehicles kept and stored on your site. A common shop owner question is, for instance, what’s the difference between Garage Liability and Garagekeepers insurance?

Join us as Michael Vawter, Get Quotes Consulting, explains this question and more with real world examples and clear, concise explanations of the different coverages a business in the automotive industry should consider purchasing. Michael brings his insights and best practices that have been compiled over his decades in the insurance industry, both with large firms and in private practice. This is presentation is one every shop owner should hear and learn from to make educated decisions about their choices in types of business policies.

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End of Summer… Dreaming About When You Can Get Away?

Register Now!

When, Where, & How Will It Be Safe To Travel?
with guest presenter
Deb Siegle, Owner, Come Travel Today

September 9, 2020 | 6:30pm

Come Travel Today Labor Day marks the end of summer in a lot of people’s minds, and the beginning of getting serious about holiday travel plans and into winter breaks and long weekend plans. You know you are dreaming to get away—admit it. Where do you want to go? What are the policies around cleanliness and seat sales for travel to where you want to go so you get there safely? Who are the best companies to give your travel dollars to?

With everything going on in the world today, we all need a break. And we deserve it, too. These are stressful times. There’s no doubt that going on a vacation can have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing. But with the pandemic, travel becomes much more challenging. The travel industry has been working hard on reopening safely and announcements are starting to come out now on holiday travel into 2021 spring and summer travel. Join us as Deb Siegle, Travel Consultant and owner of Come Travel Today, shares up-to-date information about maneuvering travel in this new world so you can start planning now for that dream you have about your next vacation.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Deb SiegleDeb Siegle, Travel Consultant and owner of Come Travel Today (cst 2136686-70)
assists clients with their travel plans, tailored to provide amazing, memorable experiences within budget. Deb works with individual, family, or group travel plans, including cruises or land-based travel, escorted or independent travel, destination weddings, anniversary, or reunion celebrations—big or smaller adventures, domestically or internationally. Deb has been ‘in travel’ since junior high when living in Mexico City. In addition to Mexico, Deb has traveled the world to Belize, Caymans, St Martin, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, St Johns, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Canada, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand and also extensively inside the US.

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Unique New Revenue Ideas ~ A Facilitated Discussion

With Special Guest, John Eppstein, ASCCA State President

August 13, 2020

Join us in August for the Topic of the Night: Unique New Revenue Ideas.

Bring your great ideas and learn some new ones from the best in the business…other ASCCA chapter members!

We’ll also welcome John Eppstein, ASCCA State Association President, who will share his great tips, too, and give us an update of all the exciting happenings with the State Association.  

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