PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – VISION 2018

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. VISION has come and gone, and thoughts have been swirling around in my head about how many people helped make it a success, what a great turnout we had, the many […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – THE IMPACT OF BEING PREPARED

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 was a member of a Bottom Line Impact Group for over 10 years and I learned more about being a good businessman than I ever could on my own. Sometimes […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – NEW YEAR CHALLENGE

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.” This message is being written December 28, 2017, so I should be spewing platitudes about all of the things the New Year will bring. Whatever it brings, we’ll just have to […]

RISK MANAGEMENT – COULD IT HAPPEN TO YOU?

  Federated Insurance’s Claim of the Month — Could it happen to you? A mechanic test drove a customer’s vehicle to better diagnose a problem. While listening for the problem, the mechanic got distracted and rear-ended another vehicle, seriously injuring the occupants. The shop had not run a motor vehicle record (MVR) on the mechanic prior […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – RECENT TRAINING & VISION UPDATES

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.” Quick, who is the one person in our industry that you can refer to by only his first name and nearly everyone will know to whom you are referring? If you […]

RISK MANAGEMENT – INDEFINITE LEAVE. CAN YOU TERMINATE?

  Federated Insurance: Indefinite Leave. Can You Terminate? Question: Our employee has tendonitis.  His condition has not seen any improvement, if anything he has experienced regression. To date we have conducted two ergonomic assessments. We made the recommended adjustments following both assessments. We have also accommodated the employee throughout his employment with modified duty and modified schedule as […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

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’ve just returned from the ASA-Midwest Leadership Summit at Old Kinderhook Golf Club and Lodge at the Lake of the Ozarks, and am I pumped! Our first order of business on […]

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – TRAINING, WHAT TRAINING?

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. “If you want great training, don’t wait for it to come to you, you need to go out looking for it. I have some great trainers that I really like, and […]