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2014 ASCCA Summer Conference features more management sessions, new technical training

Irvine, Calif.—The Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) 2014 Summer Conference, June 27-29, at the Irvine Marriott Hotel, featured more management training tracks than ever and, new this year, technical training tracks.

“The management tracks had a strong lineup of speakers with a focus on effective teamwork and communication, better social media skills, employee retention, increased sales, team productivity, and day-to-day management,” 2014 ASCCA President Mary Kemnitz said.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
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