Legislative Update From Jefferson City

2017 Legislative Session is Completed. Session Ended Friday May 12, 2017 Governor Issues ‘PDMP’ Executive Order Governor Greitens recently issued an executive order to create a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri. However, the system put in place by the governor is markedly different from the plan proposed by the legislature earlier this year and

Automotivation: July 2017

HManaging Vacation Time Maintaining a work life balance is important, and part of that is taking vacation time. Managing time off isn’t always easy, especially when your staff size is small to begin with. Tim Paap, owner of Paap Auto Body in Mattoon, IL, has a staff of seven, including himself, producing $1.3 million per

Automotivation: June 2017

How the 2017 A/C Milestones, New EPA Rules Will Affect Your Shop We’ve reached another milestone in the mobile A/C refrigerant timeline, and this time it’s a big one: January 1, 2017 was the drop-dead date set by the EU (European Union) for when vehicle manufacturers can no longer fill any new vehicle’s A/C system

Automotivation: May 2017

Congratulations to AMI’s Newest AMAM’s Congratulations to the Automotive Management Institute’s newest Accredited Master Automotive Managers. To earn this designation they must complete 180 credits hours within the seven AMi Knowledge Areas. So these industry champions have earned this designation several times. Bob McGartland, AMAM, Robinwood Automotive; Mike & Linda Silva, AMAM, Advanced Auto Service;

Automotivation: April 2017

How To Hold Employees Accountable A few years back, at a spring conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tony Adams served as a speaker and asked one question that truly struck a chord. Adams, co-owner of Weaver’s Auto Center in Shawnee, Kan., asked if any of the roughly 100 people in attendance that day had anyone on