MARCH 1, 2011

IN THIS ISSUE

DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Reduce Your Merchant Processing Fees!

Auto Industry News at a Glance

2011 Denver Auto Show

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

NADA Opposes NLRB Poster Mandate

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Upcoming Seminars

Webinar: How Top-Level Managers Can Effectively Lead Service & Parts Operations

FREE Webinar: Your HR Legal Questions Answered


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Upcoming Events

Denver Auto Show

Innovative Dealer Summit

Charity Preview Party

AutoVenture

Senior Night at Denver Auto Show

Industry Night at Denver Auto Show

ATD Convention and Exposition


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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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.


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


2011 DENVER AUTO SHOW



NADA OPPOSES NLRB POSTER MANDATE

Last week, NADA filed comments with the National Labor Relations Board opposing its proposal to require dealerships to post a notice on rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Key concerns:

1. The NLRB isn’t authorized to generally mandate such a poster.

2. Small-business dealerships should not be burdened with yet another poster mandate, especially given the massive cumulative federal, state and local regulatory burdens they already shoulder.

3. Useful information on the NLRB/NLRA is readily available to dealerships and their employees on the NLRB’s website and elsewhere.

4. Contrary to the NLRB’s historical role as a neutral arbiter, the proposed poster is unfairly biased in favor of unionization.

Also attached for your information are comments filed by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace.

The NLRB is expected to decide whether to move forward with its proposal later this year. Questions? Contact regulatoryaffairs@nada.org or 703.821.7040.

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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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WEBINAR: HOW TOP-LEVEL MANAGERS CAN EFFECTIVELY LEAD SERVICE & PARTS OPERATIONS

How a General Manager or Controller can effectively lead, monitor and manage fixed operations and make these departments more profitable!

Few general managers work their way up the ladder in a dealership via fixed operations.  The same is true for most dealers and controllers, however, your status as top level management within your dealership calls on you to be effective in helping fixed operations function at optimum levels. Leading Service and Parts takes a new set of skills and an understanding of a business model that is very different.

Join Jeff Sacks as he defines what specific things you need to look for in this new-to-you role.  He will tell you what questions to ask and what steps you should take to get your arms comfortably and authoritatively around the fixed operations business unit.  Spend this time with Jeff and get energized on the simple things that you can do to become an effective leader while moving the parts and service departments to that next level of performance.

Presented By: Jeff Sacks, Jeff Sacks and Associates

Thursday, March 3
11:00 a.m.
                     
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Webinar: How Top-Level Managers can Effectively Lead Service & Parts Operations



Thursday – March 3, 2011

11:00am (MDT)  

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REGISTER ONLINE!
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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

Innovative Dealer Summit



Wednesday, March 30

8:00am - 4:00pm


www.innovativedealersummit.com

Embassy Suites Denver
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver, 80202

Charity Preview Party



Wednesday, March 30

4:00pm - 8:00pm


Denver Auto Show
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver, 80202

For more details visit www.denverautoshow.com

AutoVenture

Hosted by South Metro Denver Chamber

Thursday, March 31

2:30pm - 5:00pm


Baurs' Ristorante
1520 Curtis Street, Denver

 

Senior Night at Denver Auto Show

Seniors get in FREE!

Thursday, March 31

5:00pm - 10:00pm


Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver, 80202

For more details visit www.denverautoshow.com

Industry Night at Denver Auto Show

Dealership Employees get in FREE!

Friday, April 1

5:00pm - 10:00pm

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver, 80202

For more details visit www.denverautoshow.com


ATD CONVENTION, APRIL 15-18, 2011 IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA



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.


THE AFTERFACT

  • Porsche boss Mueller: A launch every year, 200,000 sales by 2018
    Auto Week, February 24
    By 2018, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller, 57, aims to boost annual global sales to more than 200,000 units, up from 97,000 in 2010.
  • Treasury planning early sale of GM shares
    The Detroit News, February 25
    A top economic adviser to President Barack Obama said the administration is committed to quickly selling the government's remaining stake in General Motors Co., rather than wait to maximize taxpayers' investment.
  • Auction-bound Ferrari Lusso: It's a daily driver
    Auto Week, February 23
    The idea started out like this--since auction companies need to get the word out on the cars they're going to sell, and since we need interesting cars to write about, why not combine the two and make everyone happy?
  • GM to offer Pandora Internet radio in Chevy cars
    MSNBC, February 18
    General Motors Co will launch a new system to stream online radio from Pandora in upcoming Chevrolets starting with the Volt and Equinox.
  • Ex-Chrysler dealers sue government over closures
    The Detroit News, February 18
    A group of car dealers who lost their businesses in Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy sued the government Thursday, claiming their dealer franchises were closed without adequate compensation.
  • House votes to end 'car czar' job
    The Detroit News, February 18
    The U.S. House approved an amendment that would eliminate the Obama administration's car czar and eight other advisers throughout government.

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