HR QUESTION OF THE MONTH: MILITARY LEAVE & JOB PROTECTION?

JANUARY HR QUESTION: We have an employee who left unexpectedly three-quarters of the way into his shift, stating he was leaving because he was going on military leave for one year. We’ve not been able to reach him to get further details, and we haven’t received any sort of formal documentation backing up his claim. […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE JUNE 2019

They Should Be Ashamed… I have been a member of Advance Auto Parts / CARQUEST’s TechNet program since its inception. I believe their program is a good one. NAPA AutoCare also has a very good program, O’Reilly has Certified Auto Repair, and there are several more across the country. This rant has nothing to do […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE APRIL 2019

I would like to get a little personal this month and first send out a message to one of my longtime friends and mentors, Mitch Schneider. Mitch is at City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, California recovering from a blood platelet transplant that was performed to help stop the cancer that has attacked his system. […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – VISION ’19 RECAP

Good afternoon! This month I am going to do a brief VISION recap, tell a little story you will love, then ask a favor. As I write this, VISION has been over for one week, and there is still continuous chatter on social media about it. It appears that again, we have had a successful […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – VISION 2019 UPDATES

First, I would like to thank everyone that lets me know when they enjoyed reading one of my President’s Messages. I got more calls and emails from the most recent one then I have ever received. Thank you for taking the time to read it, and especially for taking the extra time to contact me […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – MWACA LAUNCH APPROACHING / VISION AND TTEF UPDATES

I’m a little late getting this message out, as business at the shop has been great, and a little deal called MWACA has been monopolizing much of my free time. I am tremendously excited about the new Midwest Auto Care Alliance and the programs we will have to increase membership value. Sheri has literally hit […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – PRESIDENT SHARES INSIGHT ON MWACA

As I write this, it has been one week since the membership of ASA-Midwest unanimously voted to disaffiliate from ASA National. Since then we have gotten text messages, emails, messages on social media, and plenty of phone calls from people all around the country, wishing us well and asking what they can do to help. […]

PRESS RELEASE – INDUSTRY AND MEMBERSHIP RESPONDS POSITIVELY TO ASA-MIDWEST DECISION FOR DISAFFILIATION AND MEMBER CHOICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2018 Industry and Membership Responds Positively to ASA-Midwest Decision for Disaffiliation and Member Choice Gladstone, Missouri – Shop owners and industry suppliers throughout the country have responded in strong support of the recent announcement of “Member Choice” that was instituted in ASA-Midwest. Effective September 14, former ASA-Midwest members will have the […]

PRESS RELEASE – ASA-MIDWEST DECLARES THEIR INDEPENDENCE, BECOMES MIDWEST AUTO CARE ALLIANCE™

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2018 ASA-Midwest Declares Their Independence, Becomes Midwest Auto Care Alliance™ Gladstone, Missouri – In the interest of better serving their members, the ASA-Midwest Board of Directors announced a significant change to the organization. On Thursday, June 14, the ASA-Midwest Board and House of Delegates voted unanimously to disaffiliate with ASA National […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – ASA ANNUAL MEETING

The blog entry below was written while our organization was operating as ASA-Midwest. Effective September 14, 2018, ASA-Midwest became the Midwest Auto Care Alliance. I returned from the ASA Annual Meeting a week ago, and this is the first chance I have had to write about it. Traveling with me were Tim Davison and Sheri […]