Local News: August 2023

AASP-MN Offering FREE “Attracting & Retaining Employees with Employee Benefits” Webinar: Do you have the “tools for success” when it comes to attracting and retaining employees? Not sure?

Then join us on Tuesday, August 22 from 11-11:30 am to find out!

AASP-MN Associate Member Genevieve Frazier of Maguire Agency will present for this brief webinar covering:

  Attracting and retaining employees using new types of medical insurance to save premium dollars.
  Benchmarking your current plan to ensure you are competitive in today’s labor market.
  Using non-traditional benefit offerings to attract and retain key talent.

Get your ticket to attend this informative session at: eventbrite.com/e/attracting-retaining-employees-with-employee-benefits-webinar-tickets-650989124997?aff=oddtdtcreator.

AWAIR Program Required in Minnesota
All automotive repair facilities in Minnesota are required to have A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction (AWAIR) program. The Minnesota legislature has also added a requirement for a safety committee to any company that needs an AWAIR program. Any auto repair facility in Minnesota that does not have a current AWAIR program could be cited, and the penalties have increased substantially.

AASP-MN, in conjunction with its partner, Complete Health Environmental & Safety Services (CHESS), has developed “Creating an AWAIR Program for Your Shop.”  This online webinar helps members understand the components of an AWAIR program and helps them create an AWAIR program for their own facility.  The cost for the webinar is $100 and it includes a 20-minute phone consultation with a representative from CHESS to review the program you draft for your company.

To take the “Creating an AWAIR Program for Your Shop” webinar, log on to elearning.autoserviceproviders.com/index.

AASP-MN to Host Night Out with the St. Paul Saints
AASP-MN is pleased to announce it will host a night out with the St. Paul Saints, Tuesday, September 19. The game begins at 6:30pm at CHS Field and will feature the St. Paul Saints vs. the Toledo Mud Hens.  Prior to the game, AASP-MN members, Carl and Angie Thomas of Lancer Service in St. Paul, will host a tailgate party for those who attend.

“This event is a great way to get AASP-MN members, their employees and families together in a fun and relaxing setting,” said AASP-MN Executive Director Linden Wicklund.

This event is sponsored in part by the following AASP-MN year-long sponsors: 3M Automotive Trades Division, Accelerated Vehicle Technologies, Aramark, Auto Value Parts Stores/APH, Axalta Coating Systems, CBIZ, Colonial Life, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, FinishMaster, Heartman Insurance, LKQ-Minnesota, Lube-Tech, NCS/Single Source, O’Reilly Auto Parts, PPG Automotive Finishes, Sherwin-Williams, Shop Monkey, Suburban GM Parts, Sunbelt Business Advisors and United Fire Group.

For additional information see page 11, contact the AASP-MN office at (612) 623-1110 or 800-852-9071 or visit aaspmn.org.

2023 Minnesota I-CAR/SkillsUSA Fall Golf Event Announced
The Minnesota I-CAR/SkillsUSA Volunteer Committee invites golfers and sponsors to Oak Glen Golf Club in Stillwater, Wednesday, September 20 for a fun-filled day of golf and networking.  All proceeds from the event go toward scholarships for future technicians, equipment for technical colleges and other collision industry training needs in Minnesota. The event includes a four-person scramble, grilled dinner and awards reception following the golf. In addition, there will be complimentary refreshments on several holes around the course, as well as unique contests for prizes.

This is a great opportunity for vendors to market their business, products and/or services, while supporting the industry and enjoying a round of golf with industry leaders.

Registration and payment for golfers and/or sponsors can be found on the golf outing’s website, icargolf.com.

For more information, contact tournament director Jamison Randall at jrandall@latuffbrothers.com or (651) 796-8003.

Want more? Check out the August 2023 issue of AASP-MN News!