2020 Compliance Update: Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

The #MeToo movement of 2018 continued to drive increased attention in 2019 to the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. State and city legislatures, including California, passed legislation and developed regulations that included provisions to implement or expand employer requirements for workplace sexual harassment prevention policies and/or training. 

All employers should consider examining their internal processes for addressing inappropriate behavior in the workplace and take steps to create a safe, respectful environment for all employees and non-employees. To help shops get this compliance training in place, the Chapter will be welcoming special guest Drew Taylor from CoreMark Insurance Services, who will be providing a very important 2020 compliance update related to health insurance and the mandatory sexual harassment training for California businesses with 5+ employees. Drew’s dynamic background in public service and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business make him an excellent partner and resource for our members.

CoreMark is our only endorsed ASCCA Health Insurance partner and share a significant portion of their revenue with the association which helps with our legislative advocacy as well as bolstering association activities. CoreMark has generously made the mandatory training available to ASCCA members at no cost. Their forward thinking and timely solutions continue to impress the ASCCA and the members who choose to partner with them. Please join us to help you keep your shop in compliance.

Agenda
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m., Registration — No Host Cocktails 
7-9 p.m., Facilitated Discussion & Dinner

Location
The Biltmore, Santa Clara
2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost:
ASCCA Chapter Members, first attendee: No Fee; Additional Guests or Shop Employees $40 
Nonmembers of ASCCA Chapter 42 $40

REGISTER HERE >>>>>

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HR Updates for Businesses: What You Need to Know Now

With the rapidly changing status of COVID-19, the business community is facing many urgent and unique challenges. In addition to complying with safety guidelines from sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, numerous other issues have been raised for businesses, including questions about travel, health and safety concerns, and discrimination claim risks. From staff who refuse to stay home when sick, to those who want to know the ins-and-outs of State Disability Insurance (SDI) or federal programs, your employees are looking to you for guidance—what do employers need to know? If employers can put a plan in place, they’re not just going to save the bottom line, they’re going to save themselves and their employees heartache and fear.

Join us as Maureen Clark, CEO of Three Sixty HR, Inc., reviews how businesses and HR policies are affected in light of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Don’t miss this informative webinar.

About the Presenter

Maureen Clark is the CEO of Three Sixty HR, Inc. and the founder of its predecessor company, Clark Associates. Her depth and breadth of HR experience inside organizations and consulting, as well as her extensive volunteer experience, are all brought to bear on solving clients’ problems.

Details

Wednesday, April 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

7-9 p.m., Facilitated Discussion & Webinar

Location

Online Webinar ~ Login information provided once registered

Register Here

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hr-updates-for-businesses-what-you-need-to-know-now-registration-101594487848
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Getting Your Estate In Order

You built a thriving business, but how do you protect it? Who will take over your business when you retire? Who will keep it going if you become disabled or pass away? Who takes care of you if something happens? A proper estate plan reduces the stress of your loved ones and protects your assets from time-consuming and costly probate court proceedings.

Learn from expert Jeannette R. Marsala, Life Planning Attorney, and founder of Marsala Law Firm, the essentials of how getting your estate in order. A life planning attorney evaluates your current financial and legal status, analyzes potential problems that may arise in the future, and creates a customized “life plan” that addresses those future problems. Without a plan, you don’t name a successor, thus risking that your family could lose control of your business. With a plan, you choose who will own and control your business after you are gone.

About the Presenter
Jeannette R. Marsala is the founder of Marsala Law Firm, a boutique law firm specializing in trust sand estates. She earned a BA in Business Management Economics from UC Santa Cruz and her law degree from Golden Gate University. She also earned a Masters in Law in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate from Golden Gate University.

Agenda
Wednesday, March 6:30-9:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m., Registration — No Host Cocktails 
7-9 p.m., Facilitated Discussion & Dinner

Location
The Biltmore, Santa Clara
2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost:
ASCCA Chapter Members, first attendee: No Fee; Additional Guests or Shop Employees $40 
Nonmembers of ASCCA Chapter 42 $45

REGISTER HERE >>>>>

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Beyond New Year Resolutions: Anchored Life-Goal Setting

Happy New Year 2020!

It’s not uncommon to hear that new year resolutions have a high rate of ‘fizzle affect’ – 80% failing by February of this year.

This facilitated session with help you anchor your life goals to your 2020 driving value. You will leave with a score card, assessing where you are today in your life goals and specific SMART goals that will take you through the year 2020.

You will also have time for table discussion with your peers on their own process for executing on their goals.

Join us at the ASCCA Chapter meeting and learn from a professional how to get your priorities in line.

About the Presenter

Angel Rampy specializes in coaching and training professionals in the United States. She brings a local and international perspective to her coaching and training services. She has worked with many global organizations and professionals in Silicon Valley.

Her interpersonal and analytical skills—and her results-oriented approach—make Angel a trusted advisor for people and companies. Unlike most coaches, Angel has expertise in a variety of coaching methods, giving her the versatility to provide the “right” coaching approach and training for the person and situation.

She earned her coaching credentials through the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California, and honed her skills at the College of Executive Coaching in Santa Barbara, California and at the Center for Right Relationship in San Rafael. Angel is one of only about 100 people worldwide who have been certified by the Cultural Intelligence Center as a Level 2 CQ-certified facilitator. This training increases her effectiveness in helping organizations interact with different cultures.

Agenda
Wednesday, January 8, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m., Registration — No Host Cocktails 
7-9 p.m., Facilitated Discussion & Dinner

Location
The Biltmore, Santa Clara
2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost:
ASCCA Chapter Members, first attendee: No Fee; Additional Guests or Shop Employees $40 
Nonmembers of ASCCA Chapter 42 $40

REGISTER HERE >>>>>

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ASCCA Holiday Dinner and Board Elections

Register now for our Annual Event! We will have many great items that will be up for grabs in the chance drawings! A Portion of the Proceeds benefit Chapter 42’s Scholarship & General Fund!

Bring your employees, bring your spouse, bring your friends! We always have a great time!

Agenda
7:00pm, Registration — No Host Cocktails 
7:30 Dinner

Cost:
ASCCA Chapter Members, first attendee: No Fee; Additional Guests or Shop Employees $40 
Nonmembers of ASCCA Chapter 42 $40

REGISTER HERE >>>>>

Location
The Biltmore Santa Clara Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Credit Bureaus – What They Know About You and What You Can Change

Credit Bureaus

Credit bureaus, also called credit reporting agencies (CRAs), are companies that collect and maintain consumer credit information. They then resell it to other businesses in the form of a consumer’s credit report.

There are three major credit agencies in the United States: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. There are other smaller, specialized agencies as well. When creditors and lenders check your credit, they’ll very likely do so with one of the major CRAs. These three agencies retain information on more than 200 million Americans.

Join us on November 13 to learn:

  • Who governs the credit reporting agencies
  • What do they do and not do
  • The Big 3 and how to see your reports
  • Disputing information on your reports
  • Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes

Placing a fraud alert works in much the same way, but it only stays in effect for 90 days. An alert is always free, but you might have to pay to place a credit freeze in some states. Dave will share briefly how his company can help make this protection available 365 days a year.

David Henning has over 40 years experience in business, as a specialist in Small Business solutions, Employee Benefits, and ID Theft security with licensed private investigators and complete restoration. His company, Freshstart Benefits, has the mission to protect companies and individuals from threats such as ID Theft, and also to provide them with an extensive set of Employee Benefits, at no out of pocket cost or risk, designed to increase profits and decrease problems in the workplace.

Agenda
6:30pm, Registration — No Host Cocktails 
7-9pm, Presentation & Dinner

Cost:
ASCCA Chapter Members, first attendee: No Fee; Additional Guests or Shop Employees $40 
Nonmembers of ASCCA Chapter 42 $40

REGISTER HERE >>>>>

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3 Keys to Maximum Productivity through Healthy Habits

Chiropractors

Whether you are a shop owner or are doing the work yourself, you are either producing for your shop or you’re on the sidelines moving slowly and hurting. After this presentation, you will understand the 3 key elements in staying healthy and keeping your team healthy.

Learn from our special guest presenters Doctors Jennifer Rozenhart D.C. and Stephanie Rozenhart D.C. about how to increase your productivity, have fewer injuries, and have a happier work environment.

MEET OUR PRESENTERS

Chiropractor Jennifer Rozenhart D.C.

Dr. Jennifer Rozenhart was born and raised in Canada and moved to San Jose in 1994 to receive her her Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. She has been in private practice since 1997 and her practice has received the Best In Silicon Valley Award from the San Jose Mercury News for 5 years.

She loves taking care of women who are stressed out with headaches, neck pain, fatigue and irritability. She loves watching women make long lasting change in their health once they regain the energy to do so!

She is an active member of Business Women Of Silicon Valley and loves to help mentor other women business owners. When she’s not in the office she can be found with her family, at one of her son’s games or driving somewhere fun with her husband. Dr. Jennifer loves to cook ( and eat) great food and enjoys staying active.

Learn more about Dr. Jennifer by visiting her FB page at facebook.com/rozenhartchiro or their youtube channel at Rozenhart Family Chiropractic.


Chiropractor Stephanie Rozenhart D.C.

After receiving her BSc from the University of Alberta, Canada, Dr. Stephanie Rozenhart Arbet moved to San Jose in 1998 to receive her Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. She has been in private practice since 2001 and her practice has received the Best In Silicon Valley Award from the San Jose Mercury News for 5 years.

She loves taking care of patients that suffer from headaches, neck pain, and low back pain. Watching someone regain their health and get back to the activities they love to do is one of her greatest passions.

She is an active member of Business Women Of Silicon Valley and likes to connect with like-minded business women. When she’s not in the office she can be found with her dogs, travelling with her husband or catching up on the latest health information. Dr. Stephanie is adventuresome and loves to be active.

Learn more about Dr. Stephanie by visiting their FB page at http://bit.ly/2vfjuWm or their YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/2u5wqOo.

Agenda
6:30pm, Registration — No Host Cocktails 
7-9pm, Presentation & Dinner

Cost:
ASCCA Chapter Members, first attendee: No Fee; Additional Guests or Shop Employees $40 
Nonmembers of ASCCA $40

REGISTER HERE >>>>>

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Roundtable Discussion

CHAPTER EVENT — SEPTEMBER 11

Roundtable Discussion

Who better to ask than the brilliant minds within our chapter–people who relate to you and understand your business? Camaraderie among shop owners was identified in the top 5 most valuable benefits of ASCCA membership in the recent member survey. Don’t miss this chance to pick the minds of the best in the industry. 

REGISTER HERE >>>>>

Agenda
6:30pm    No Host Cocktails – Hopps Bar, The Biltmore Hotel
7:00pm    Registration & Dinner
8:30pm    Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Cost
ASCCA Chapter 42 members: first attendee, no fee; additional shop employees $50 per person
Nonmembers $40

Location
The Biltmore Santa Clara Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Common Sense Brake Training Clinic

CHAPTER EVENT
August 14, 2019 | 6:30-9:00PM

Brakes

 

 

 

 

Common Sense Brake Training Clinic

Presented by Jay Stouse, Technical Sales Manager, Textar.

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Agenda: 6:30pm, Registration 7-9pm, Program & Dinner

Event Location: Biltmore Hotel | 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: First person from a Chapter 42 member shop is free; other attendees pay $40

Presented by Jay Stouse, Technical Sales Manager, Textar.

This clinic will provide training on these topics: 

The Difference between an OE supplier and an Aftermarket Supplier

  • Attributes of the Pad and Why?
  • Formulations – what are they?
  • OE testing standards and EU aftermarket
  • Equipment needed to be an OE supplier

The biggest issue today with the brake system- Excessive Run-out

  • What causes excessive run-out?
  • What does it do to a rotor?
  • What corrective action is needed?
  • Torque wheel bolts to proper specs and why

Do rotors really warp?

  • A demonstration to show what a small piece of paper will do
  • Discuss why rotors do not warp
  • Show how ceramic pad transfer affects the rotor surface

What is the root cause of squeal?

  • Where to lubricate the pad and why and with what
  • Proper pad break in procedure
  • Cleaning of the hub surface and why

Come prepared to learn! Working dinner provided.

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Shop Night: Tacos & Tips (Oh, and beer)

CHAPTER EVENT
July 10, 2019 | 6:30-9:00PM

Shop Night: Tacos & Tips (Oh, and beer)

Special thanks to Lucy and David Modderman for hosting our next chapter event, Wednesday, July 10. Come early to check out Modderman Porsche’s new location and have a beer with other ASCCA members and friends!

And, we also welcome special guest Shannon Devery, DFG, who will share tips with us on how to protect your identity online and in your business. Shannon and DFG are great supporters of ASCCA and are the endorsed vendor for credit card services.

Identity theft is real. Learn how you can protect yourself and your business with Shannon’s tips.

REGISTER HERE >>>>>>

Event Location: Modderman Porsche | 2599-B Wyandotte Street, Mountain View, CA 94043

Cost:
First person from a Chapter 42 member shop is free; other attendees pay $40

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