MAY 8, 2012

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE
2012 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dealers Urged to Participate in NADA Workforce / Compensation Study

 

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Title Processing Alert: Denver Motor Vehicle - Peoria Office Closed the Week of May 14th; Plus Denver Survey Request

KPA Offering 20% Discount To CADA Members During the Month of May!

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Colorado Dealer Counsel - Luncheon & Issues Briefing

Unclaimed Property Workshops
KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CADA Annual Member Golf Event

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

CLICK HERE for Open Road
e-newsletter archives.

CLICK HERE for an Index of Regulatory
& Legal Articles
from the Open
Road e-newsletter.

CLICK HERE for Bulletin archives.

CLICK HERE for Colorado Auto
Outlook
archives.

CLICK HERE for Denver Auto
Outlook
archives.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to register online
for various CADA seminars & events.


MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for details on the
Speaker and Educational
Resources
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
Endorsed Vendors/Programs
.

CLICK HERE for a list of current
Allied Members
.

CLICK HERE for an order form for
CADA forms
.

CLICK HERE for information on all member services.



www.nada.org


www.aiada.org

CLICK HERE for NADA
Regulatory Affairs information
.


STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for the Auto Industry
Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

CLICK HERE for the Title and
Registration section
of the
Colorado Dept. of Revenue,
Motor Vehicles Division.

CLICK HERE for the Colorado
Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




Visit us at www.coloradodealers.org.


CADA Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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CADA STAFF

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or suggestions
regarding this
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contact Lauren Stadler at
lauren.stadler@coloradodealers.org

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ENDORSED VENDOR/PROGRAMS

CLICK HERE for information about the
Endorsed Programs
.

Contact Polly Penna at CADA to request more information on any of the programs below: polly.penna@coloradodealers.org

Choosing a CADA endorsed provider supports our work for the Colorado retail vehicle industry.
________

www.afadvantage.com

Supplemental Employee Benefits
________

www.federatedinsurance.com

General Liability
________

www.incom-direct.com

Merchant Transaction Processing
________

http://www.kpaonline.com/

HR Management & Online Compliance

Environmental / Health & Safety Compliance
________

www.lbtelecom.net

Telecommunications
________

www.business.officedepot.com  

Office Supplies
________

www.reyrey.com/solutions/document
_solutions

Document Solutions / Forms
________

www.siegeloil.com

Oil, Lubricants, Service Chemicals & Reconditioning Products
________

www.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
________


www.pinnacol.com

Workers Compensation


 

 


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DEALERS URGED TO PARTICIPATE IN NADA WORKFORCE / COMPENSATION STUDY
Deadline Extended to May 15th!

NADA and ATD member dealers have until May 15, 2012, to take part in NADA’s new Dealership Workforce Study (DWS) that will analyze employee compensation, benefits, turnover and other data. There is no cost to participate in the study. This enhanced annual study replaces the prior biennial NADA Compensation Study. 

The study will provide dealers with valuable comparative data to assess and adjust, if necessary, their employee compensation programs, health and retirement benefit packages, and find out what it takes to be competitive in recruiting new employees,”
said Marilynn Youngs, senior director of NADA University.

The online survey should take you about 20 minutes to complete! You do not have to go through your payroll records at all. Simply download your payroll data from your DMS, save in the Excel template provided on the DWS website, and upload using the secure web server. Follow the step-by-step instructions on the DWS website. 

***Visit the survey web site to participate***
www.nadaworkforcestudy.com
Participating dealers receive an individualized comparison report (Basic Report) and a Driven Management Guide summary report at no charge.

Why should I participate in the DWS?

  • Learn how your dealership compares to other dealerships in terms of compensation, benefits, retention, turnover, and other factors—and fine-tune your pay plans and benefits packages to enhance your recruitment, motivation, and retention efforts
  • Make the results as complete, detailed, and statistically valid as possible—the more participants, the more authoritative the study can be
  • Provide the data to enable NADA and your state and metro associations to better serve your interests in legal and legislative matters
  • Provide information that NADA University can use to determine the HR issues facing dealers and to develop the educational solutions needed to address those issues

Additional Information:

~

NADA Dealership Workforce Study – Colorado Participants as of May 6, 2012

Total = 27 respondents:

Planet Honda

CO

Murray BMW of Denver

CO

Grand Junction Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Inc

CO

Gateway Mazda

CO

McCaddon Cadillac Buick GMC

CO

Planet Hyundai

CO

Prestige Chrysler Dodge

CO

Weld County Garage

CO

Dellenbach Motors

CO

Hellman Motor Co

CO

Berthod Motors Inc

CO

Cook Chevrolet Sabaru

CO

Suss Buick GMC Truck

CO

The Faricy Boys Chrysler Jeep

CO

Phil Long Ford Lincoln of Motor City

CO

Markley Motors Inc

CO

Pedersen Toyota Scion Volvo

CO

Rickenbaugh Volvo Inc

CO

Quality Mitsubishi Inc

CO

Pikes Peak Acura

CO

Spradley Barr Ford Inc

CO

Glenwood Springs Subaru

CO

Glenwood Springs Ford Lincoln

CO

Montrose Ford Nissan

CO

Red Noland Infiniti Jaguar Land Rover

CO

New Country Auto Center Inc

CO

Fisher Auto Inc

CO


CADA Open Road is now beginning its sixth year of service, providing uninterrupted weekly news and information for Colorado automotive professionals to better compete in our industry, since January 3, 2007.


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 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.




TITLE PROCESSING ALERT: DENVER MOTOR VEHICLE - PEORIA OFFICE CLOSED THE WEEK OF MAY 14TH; PLUS DENVER SURVEY REQUEST

The Denver Motor Vehicle department has requested that CADA alert all dealership title processing departments regarding the following closure.  The purpose of this one-week trial with no dealership drop-offs at just this one location is to try procedural changes that should improve the overall effectiveness for everyone.  a

ATTENTION:  All Dealers and Runners:
Denver Motor Vehicle will be conducting an Evaluation Program at our Peoria MV Office, 4685 Peoria Street from Monday, May 14, 2012 thru Friday, May 18, 2012.

In order to evaluate our processes to better serve all segments of customers, DMV will not be able to serve our local Dealers/Runners at this location during that week.  We ask that all Dealers/Runners visit one of the following branches for services during this evaluation period:

  • NW Branch Office, 3698 W. 44th Ave.
  • SW Branch Office, 3100 S. Sheridan Blvd
  • Welton Branch Office, 2736 Welton St.

For your convenience during this evaluation period, all branch locations will be accepting “drop off” paperwork.  The Peoria Branch Office will not be processing any counter transactions during this time.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause and appreciate your cooperation in our effort to improve your and the rest of our customers Denver experience!

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
DMV Management

      CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the above notice to distribute to staff.  

SURVEY REQUEST:  Additionally, the Denver MV Management would like to hear from as many dealerships as possible: CLICK HERE for a survey.  Please return the survey as soon as possible!   

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KPA OFFERING 20% DISCOUNT TO CADA MEMBERS DURING THE MONTH OF MAY!

CADA Recommends the KPA HR Management System for managing your dealership’s human resources. 

20% discount available to CADA dealer members through May 31, 2012!

Act now!  For a demo, pricing details, and more on this offer, visit:
www.kpaonline.com/cadaspecial.html

 

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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



CADA BILL TRACKER

Follow the Colorado Auto Dealers Bill Tracker HERE!


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COLORADO DEALER COUNSEL - LUNCHEON & ISSUES BRIEFING
Legal, regulatory and legislative briefing on issues of importance to attorneys representing Colorado automobile dealers

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
11:30am-1:30pm

William D. Barrow Building, CADA Headquarters
290 East Speer Blvd
Denver, Colorado 80203

Topics to be covered:

  • 2012 legislative session wrap up
  • Federal legislative/regulatory issues
  • State regulatory and compliance updates
  • UCCC compliance audits
  • Legal hotline for dealers
  • Retail Installment Sales Contract
  • Internet marketing compliance update
  • 2013 legislative agenda (ideas/suggestions)
  • Open discussion; any areas of concern

REGISTER ONLINE!

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KPA WEEKLY WEBINAR: 
Covers an Environment & Safety or an HR topic each week

Every Thursday
 
10:00-11:00am (MST)

CLICK HERE for upcoming topics and to register!

Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

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

www.coloradodealers.org/registration
Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Colorado Dealer Counsel - Luncheon & Issues Briefing

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

11:30am-1:30pm


William D. Barrow Building
CADA Headquarters
290 East Speer Blvd
Denver, Colorado 80203

REGISTER ONLINE!

Unclaimed Property Workshops

By CO Department of Treasury

Various dates and times in June


CLICK for listing.

RSVP:  Call (303) 866-6039 or email shannon.smith@state.co.us

KPA Weekly Webinar

Covers an Environment & Safety or an HR topic each week


Every Thursday  

10:00-11:00am (MST)


CLICK HERE for upcoming topics and to register!

Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

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


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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

CADA Annual Member Golf Event



Monday, September 17, 2012

 

Colorado Golf Club
8000 Preservation Trail
Parker, CO  80134

*More Details Coming Soon*




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


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