On 20 September the Victorian Automobile Chamber Of Commerce turns 100. Over the past century, VACC has advocated for the rights of small and medium sized businesses in a booming industry. One-hundred years on and much has changed in the motoring industry. But what remains the same is our core value of advocating for our business-owner members.
Police and youth drag racing? It's not a likely combination, but through the Beat the Heat Victoria program off-duty police officers are connecting with at-risk youths through their shared motorsport passions. And it's working.
An estimated 80 to 90 percent of a car’s environmental impact is due to emissions and fuel consumption. With new studies into carbon emissions coming out regularly, it seems like everything is an environmental hazard. It may seem like being more environmentally conscious is too costly to be worth it, but a little can go a long way. You don’t need to invest in the next new electric car to be more eco friendly; here are some simple tips on how your car can be more environmentally sustainable and even save you a bit of extra cash.
Have an interest in cars, trucks or motorcycles? Are you considering becoming an apprentice mechanic? VACC Auto Apprenticeships is the best way you can get your foot in the door as an apprentice motor mechanic, motorcycle mechanic, spray painter, panel beater and more. We connect new apprentices with qualified employers; all you need is your resume, reference and a cover letter, then visit autoapprenticeships.com.au to apply.
Following on from International Women’s Day, we want to shine a light on women and their role in the automotive industry. Though still underrepresented compared to men, a number of women have shown that it’s possible to stand out and improve the automotive trade as a whole – hopefully paving the way for more women to break into the industry. Over the last 100 years since VACC was founded the industry has certainly become more welcoming for women, something which the Chamber is determined will continue!
With Autumn on the horizon and thoughts turning to the Easter long weekend, we thought now would be the perfect time to share our top tips when it comes to towing and make sure you have a safe getaway
Now we’ve talked about your website and social media, it’s time to get personal! Enter - email marketing...
Last week we covered how to get started, planning and your website. This week it’s all about making friends, getting reactions and going viral – yes, we’re talking social media.
Marketing is a key element to the success of any business. You might be amazing at what you do, but if the public doesn’t know that you exist, how do you get people through the door? To help, we’ve put together a series on how to successfully market you and your business. First up: your website...
Everyone needs a good pair of jumper cables in their car, and your vehicle’s manual is a must. What else are the absolute essentials? License and registration are obvious, but a first-aid kit is key. So here’s our list of essentials you absolutely must check/have before you set out on your summer road trip...