Posted on July 30, 2020 by firstname.lastname@example.org in Uncategorized
U.S. Senate Releases Proposed Pandemic Relief Package
On July 27th, Senate Republicans announced the HEALS Act (Health, Economic Assistance Liability Protection & Schools Act), a $1 trillion stimulus package proposal as a follow up to the CARES Act and a response to the HEROES Act, which House Democrats passed as a $3 trillion stimulus plan.
Here are some highlights (although there are many more provisions):
Until a final decision is reached and signed into law, expect rounds of bipartisan negotiations to alter some of the terms. Lawmakers have until August 7th, the last day before another month-long recess, to decide.
Part of the proposal includes changes to the PPP program and possible automatic forgiveness of loan amounts of $150,000 or less. The SBA and Treasury will likely continue to hold-off on releasing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) clarifying PPP loan forgiveness items until after the second round of stimulus is passed and signed into law.
Stay tuned – we will update you as information becomes available.
Talkin’ Shop: Navigating the Mask Mandate
In response to member calls asking for advice on how to enforce the mask mandate in their shops, we’ve scheduled two Zoom calls next week. The calls will provide a chance to pick the brains of other shop owners to learn how best to manage situations that come up with both employees and customers when it comes to mask wearing. Time permitting, we can also talk about how Governor Walz’s decision on schools might impact the auto service & collision repair industry in the coming months.
Collision members, attend the BS Session on August 4th, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mechanical members, attend the Mech XChange on August 6th, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
With COVID-19 restrictions in place, most of us are conducting even more of our business and personal transactions online. Unfortunately, fraud and scams have ramped up as well.
To help you understand what your shop needs to do to stay ahead of the cyber curve, AASP is offering a free “Cybersecurity in the Shop” webinar on August 5th at 12:30 p.m. CST. Join us!
A majority of members are recovering from a volume decline during COVID-19 coronavirus-related shutdowns and precautions and the Alliance would like your input on how we can be of help to you. We want to focus our resources on the programming and services you need and value the most.
This survey will help us plan for the services and support we can provide in the coming months and into 2021. It will take you less than 5 minutes to complete. Click here to begin survey now.
Share Your Alliance Story
AASP-MN wants to share stories from its members that show the value of association membership. We want to hear from you – what are some of the ways your membership has brought value to you and your business? Is there a short story that illustrates how something you gained through membership made a difference?
We are looking to collect these stories with short videos, then edit them together so we can share them.
Here is a good example of a video that Carl Thomas with Lancer Service recorded.
1. Grab your phone and record a short video, ideally about 30 seconds in length.
A few quick tips:
2. Upload your video to our folder on Google Drive.
3. Please submit your videos no later than August 1st.
Thanks for your help – we can’t wait to see and hear what you have to say!
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