FEBRUARY 8, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE

DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

2011's Top Twendy Legal Trends for Automotive Dealers

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Dealer Briefing at the Capitol

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Upcoming Seminars

Webinar: Social Media: The Case for OutsourcingyYour Dealership's Program

CO Dept. of Revenue Sales/Use Tax Class in Glenwood Springs

Webinar: Six-Step Process for Conducting a Strategic Planning Session in your Dealership

Webinar: How the "Best-of-the-Best" Parts Advisors Get it Done Every Day


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Upcoming Events

Denver Auto Show


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

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Motor Vehicles Division.

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Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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a AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS AT A GLANCE

Listed here are several articles pertaining to the
auto industry in general that appeared recently in newspapers and other media outlets across the nation.



…more news articles are included at the end of this issue.



2011'S TOP TWENTY LEGAL TRENDS FOR AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS
By Eric Chase, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

Once again, we are pleased to send out Eric Chase’s just published Top Trends article for 2011, along with his updated Legal Checklist.  This year, the publications are about a month later than usual, because Eric wanted to take into account the late-developing events in December 2010.

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If you have questions on any legal or regulatory topic, please contact:

DISCLAIMER: CADA is not authorized to dispense legal advice.The information contained in this weekly email is intended to provide important updates and reminders regarding statutes, litigation, and regulations. CADA always advises that dealers should consult legal counsel on the specifics of any laws or regulations to ensure proper compliance


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DEALER BRIEFING AT THE CAIPTOL

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Questions or Comments?  Please contact:


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WEBINAR: SOCIAL MEDIA: THE CASE FOR OUTSOURCING YOUR DEALERSHIP'S PROGRAM

Social Media: Complicated, time-consuming and not for amateurs!

Social media is complicated and time-consuming and not for amateurs!  Seeking outside help may be the most cost-effective way to succeed at Social Media Marketing. In a short period of time Social Media Marketing has moved from an online sharing mechanism dominated by teens, to a powerful marketing platform capable of changing the fortunes of auto dealers and other retail businesses.  While someone you may know spends a lot of time messing with their Facebook page this is no reason to put them in charge of your Social Media Marketing Program.

Join Mike Bowers of DealersEdge as he moderates a discussion with Alexi Venneri, an auto dealer and COO of Digital Air Strike with founding partner Adam Simms.  This webinar is NOT designed to sell the services of the speaker’s company, but an honest look at why outsourcing your Social Media Marketing needs might make sense.

Moderated By: Mike Bowers, DealersEdge

Thursday, February 10
11:00 a.m.

CLICK HERE for more info.!

REGISTER ONLINE!
Enter discount code WEB2CADA (not case sensitive)

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CO DEPT. OF REVENUE STATE SALES/USE TAX CLASS IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS

February State Sales/Use Tax Class in Glenwood Springs

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes applicable to businesses conducting sales in Colorado. Topics covered in this class include:

  • overview of sales/use tax liabilities
  • state sales tax licenses
  • working with tax-exempt transactions
  • sales/use tax collection for state-collected jurisdictions
  • general guidelines for filing sales/use tax returns
  • available resources/electronic services

Glenwood Springs:     
Friday, February 11

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                     
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits and training materials are available.
You must register in advance for the class.  For location information and to sign up, visit www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us  Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Registration.”  Then, on the “Free Public Tax Classes” page, click on the “Main Class Schedule” tab at the top of the page.

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WEBINAR: SIX-STEP PROCESS FOR CONDUCTING A STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION IN YOUR DEALERSHIP

Spend less time “fighting fires” and focus more on growing your dealership!

Many dealership managers spend unnecessary time reacting to “urgents” and the “unexpected” rather than allocating time and energy addressing the “business-building task”.  Strategic planning (not budgeting and forecasting) makes us more effective by forcing us to look towards the future – from one quarter to as far as a year or more.

Strategic planning is about a specific set of actions, assigned to specific managers.  It helps managers to better focus on what is most important and makes them accountable.  Learn to create solid growth goals and the plans to make them happen.  Join Steve Nickelsen of the Nickelsen Partners as he reveals a six step process designed specifically for retail car dealerships.  Call it your Strategic Plan for creating a successful Strategic Plan!

Moderated By: Steve Nickelsen of the Nickelsen Partners

Thursday, February 17
11:00 a.m.
                     
CLICK HERE for more info.!

REGISTER ONLINE!
Enter discount code WEB3CADA (not case sensitive)

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WEBINAR: HOW THE "BEST-OF-THE-BEST" PARTS ADVISORS GET IT DONE EVERY DAY

Habits of highly effective Parts Advisors – What makes them great!

It may seem like a relatively minor role in the operation of a profitable dealership; however the role of the Parts Advisor is a very important cog in the creation of an effective and profitable process in fixed operations.

When they perform with great efficiency they go almost unnoticed, however, when they are not doing their jobs, the complaints are many.  Join us on February 24th as we explore the habits of highly effective Parts Advisors – What makes them great at their jobs and a valuable asset to your dealership.

Richard Owen of ROI Consulting, Inc. will dissect the position of Parts Advisor and outline for all why this position is important and how the very “best of the best” go about their daily tasks.  This webinar is an eye-opener for your current Advisors, as well as an excellent “new hire” training and orientation session.

Presented By: Richard Owen, ROI Consulting, Inc.

Thursday, February 24
11:00 a.m.

CLICK HERE for more info.!

REGISTER ONLINE!
Enter discount code WEB4CADA (not case sensitive)

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aTO REGISTER ONLINE FOR ANY CADA
SEMINAR OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:

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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Webinar: Social Media: The Case for
Outsourcing your Dealership’s Program



Thursday – February 10, 2011

11:00am (MDT)  

CLICK HERE for more info.!

REGISTER ONLINE!
Enter discount code WEB2CADA (not case sensitive)

State Sales/Use Tax Class in Glenwood Springs



Friday, Feruary 11, 2011

10:00am -1:00pm   

CLICK HERE for more info.!

Webinar: Six-Step Process for Conducting a Strategic Planning Session in your
Dealership

Thursday – February 17, 2011

11:00am (MDT)  

CLICK HERE for more info.!

REGISTER ONLINE!
Enter discount code WEB3CADA (not case sensitive)

Webinar: How the “Best-of-the-Best”
Parts Advisors Get It Done Every Day



Thursday – February 24, 2011

11:00am (MDT)  

CLICK HERE for more info.!

REGISTER ONLINE!
Enter discount code WEB4CADA (not case sensitive)

If you have a particular area of interest or would like to suggest a training seminar topic, please contact Lauren Stadler at 303.457.5123 or lauren.stadler@coloradodealers.org



Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Denver Auto Show



Wednesday, March 30 thru Sunday, April 3, 2011


Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver, 80202

For more details visit www.denverautoshow.com

 



As car dealers our visions are always beyond the present and embedded in the future. With new car sales on the rise and crippling legislation prevented, we, as dealers can certainly see a Bright Future Ahead!

To learn more about this Future and to explore all the possibilities it can contain, be sure to attend this year’s NADA Convention and Expo in San Francisco. We have so much in store for you! To name a few things headed your way:

  • New on Friday night!  A NADA welcome reception co-sponsored by JD Power and Associates
  • One stop registration and housing online with immediate confirmation!
  • A compact 3 day Convention that wraps up on Monday at 5:00
  • New workshops by Google, Ritz Carlton and JD Powers!
  • General Sessions to be held on the third level in Moscone West, eliminating the busing to Civic Auditorium
  • Advance registration open right up to Friday!
  • Early Bird discounted registration fees
  • New ID card scanners to replace the expo cards
  • Optional badge mailing to your home enabling streamlined credential pickup.

Visit www.nadaconventionandexpo.com for more details!



LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Have you or your dealership provided any outstanding community service? We want to recognize such accomplishments. Please send us a brief write-up of the award or event along with any other information to milestones@coloradodealers.org. Also include your contact information for further follow-up.


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