August 21, 2012

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2012 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Damage Disclosure Reminder

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS
Auto Dealer Law: The Definitive Federal Compliance & Legal Guide – Provided as Part of a Two-Hour Seminar

KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NADART & CADA - Retirement Plan Presentation

Auto Con 2012

CADA Annual Member Golf Event

CADA Regional Mettings 2012

NADA Convention & Expo 2013

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Auto Con 2012

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.




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ENDORSED VENDOR/PROGRAMS

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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.
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www.afadvantage.com

Supplemental Employee Benefits
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www.federatedinsurance.com

General Liability
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www.incom-direct.com

Merchant Transaction Processing
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http://www.kpaonline.com/

HR Management & Online Compliance

Environmental / Health & Safety Compliance
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www.lbtelecom.net

Telecommunications
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www.business.officedepot.com  

Office Supplies
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www.reyrey.com/solutions/document
_solutions

Document Solutions / Forms
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www.siegeloil.com

Oil, Lubricants, Service Chemicals & Reconditioning Products
________

www.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
________


www.pinnacol.com

Workers Compensation


 

 


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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.




DAMAGE DISCLOSURE REMINDER

This is a reminder of the following applicable statutes and regulations that cover the issue of prior damage disclosure.  We frequently receive calls about damage disclosure requirements. 

While some states do have specific monetary damage limits above which any prior damage to a car must be disclosed to the consumer, Colorado does not.  Generally in Colorado, the governing statutes and regulations require disclosure of damage that is “MATERIAL.”  This is a vague term, and because ‘material’ generally is interpreted in light of each, particular customer, CADA’s business advice is to disclose ALL prior damage of which the dealership has knowledge.

Read the entire Regulatory & Legal Alert, 9/3/2008

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

Tammi McCoy, VP, tammi.mccoy@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1449

Tim Jackson, President, tim.jackson@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1448

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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AUTO DEALER LAW: THE DEFINITIVE FEDERAL COMPLIANCE & LEGAL GUIDE
Available as part of this two-hour seminar
Top legal and compliance issues plus the most comprehensive guide available.

By Rob Cohen, president of Auto Advisory Services
(Co-author)

Recent federal enforcement activity has increased the risks associated with dealership compliance

  • FTC has gone after dealerships in high-profile enforcement actions on advertising and privacy violations;
  • Seminar will highlight key federal compliance and legal issues that pose the highest risk to dealerships;
  • Spot delivery has been in the spotlight in recent FTC roundtables
  • ADL Guide includes a one-year subscription to the newsletter and update service.

► See calendar below for dates and times – September 19 – 21st at five locations across Colorado!

CLICK HERE  for more details and a registration form!

About Rob Cohen.Rob Cohen is president of Auto Advisory Services (AAS). Rob developed a strong background inside dealerships by working as a car salesman and doing F&I during law school. Rob is a nationally recognized and leading expert in the field of auto dealer legal compliance. AAS has a client base of nearly 500 dealerships.  Visit www.autodealerlaw.com for information on the Auto Dealer Law Guide including the table of contents. The guide covers three key areas (1) Buying/selling (2) Running a dealership and (3) Compliance.  “We set out to create a comprehensive legal reference tool for dealers and their advisors.  Our goal was to distill our collective 50+ years of dealer representation and operations experience into a properly indexed guidebook and subscription service.



CLICK HERE  for more details and a registration form!

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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

Auto Dealer Law:  The Definitive Federal Compliance & Legal Guide – Provided as Part of a Two-Hour Seminar

CLICK HERE  for more details and a registration form!

Wednesday, Sept. 19
8:30am-10:30am
Breakfast included

CO SPRINGS
Citizens Service Center
1675 West Garden of the Gods Rd, Academy Conference Room



Wednesday, Sept. 19
12:00pm-2:00pm
Lunch included

PUEBLO, Marriott
110 W. First Street, Pueblo, 81003



Thursday, Sept. 20 8:00am-10:00am
Breakfast included


DENVER: William D. Barrow Building
CADA Headquarters, Media Center



Thursday, Sept. 20
12:00pm-2:00pm
Lunch included

LOVELAND:  Holiday Inn Express
6092 East Crossroads Boulevard 



Friday, Sept. 21
8:00am-10:00am
Breakfast included

GRAND JUNCTION: Doubletree
743 Horizon Drive

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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REGISTER NOW!
Join colleagues’ and peers and hear about issues important to you, your dealership and your opera- tions. Learn what is happening in Colorado’s legislative and regulatory arena and what CADA is doing to proactively address problems that affect dealer survivability and profitability. These meetings are free to CADA member dealers.

CADA Regional Meeting Topics

  • Colorado Dealer Priorities – Annual Review
  • Value of Auto Dealer Victories
  • Legislative Report from the 2012 Session of Colorado General Assembly
  • Motor Vehicle Dealer Board and Regulatory Updates
  • See What’s Ahead: 2013 Colorado Legislative Preview

RSVP: Email: tim.jackson@coloradodealers.org | Phone: 303.282.1448 | Fax: 303.831.9100


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We are looking for sponsors, donated door prizes (minimum value of $50), and small ‘goodies’ for our goodie bags. If you are interested in sponsoring or donating, please contact Marsha Ferm at 303.457.5115 or CLICK HERE for info. about sponsorship opportunities.

CADA Dealer Members Register HERE.

Endorsed Providers and Allied Members Register HERE.

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aThe NADA Convention & Expo is the automotive industry event of the year and the world's largest international gathering place for franchised new-vehicle dealers. The convention offers dealers a rare chance to meet face-to-face with executives of major auto manufacturers and features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment, aservices and technologies and dozens of workshops with the industry's best trainers. The 2013 NADA Convention & Expo will take place Friday, Feb. 8 through Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 in the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.


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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

AutoCON 2012



September 5 - 8, 2012

 

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

CADA Annual Member Golf Event



Monday, September 17, 2012

 

Colorado Golf Club
8000 Preservation Trail
Parker, CO  80134

CADA Dealer Members Register HERE.

Endorsed Providers and Allied Members Register HERE.

CADA Regional Meetings

In various cities throughout Colorado

Tuesday, Sep. 18 - Tuesday, Dec. 11


 

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

NADA Convention & Expo 2013



Friday, Feb. 8th - Monday, Feb. 11th
2013

 

CLICK HERE for registration and information!




AUTO CON 2012

The 2012 AutoConnections Conference & Exposition (aka AutoCon 2012) is brought to you by Automotive Media Partners, LLC. (AMP). AMP is a company led by Ralph Paglia, Chris Saraceno and Mike Myers who represent the largest online communities for Automotive Professionals.

The conference will start on September 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm and will end of September 8, 2012 at noon.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

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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

  • Mitsubishi recalling i-MiEV to fix air bag sensors
    The Detroit News, August 9
    Mitsubishi is recalling more than 300 electric vehicles in North America to fix faulty air bag sensors.
  • Chrysler takes area job applications online
    The Detroit News, August 9
    Chrysler Group LLC is taking applications for jobs at its Detroit-area factories, but not for long. The website where job seekers can fill out applications — www.chryslercareers.com — may be closed to area residents by the time you read this.
  • Akerson calls media leaks 'treason,' demands employee integrity
    The Detroit News, August 9
    General Motors Co. chairman and CEO Dan Akerson criticized recent leaks of sensitive company information, and urged employees to act with integrity during a meeting and conference call with employees today.
  • Cars safer for passengers, but not first responders
    Detroit Free Press, August 9
    Cars have changed in ways that make rescues more complicated and dangerous for first responders — from new types of steel that are tougher to cut, to high-voltage cables in hybrid-electric cars.
  • After 30 Years In U.S., Honda Achieves Full Citizenship
    Forbes, August 8
    Honda Motor is the most American of the Japanese carmakers, manufacturing about 85 percent of the vehicles it sells here in North American factories. But two-thirds of the models sold in the U.S.  are still developed in Japan.
  • Honda releases first photos of redone, shorter 2013 Accord
    USA Today, August 8
    The next Honda Accord is being revealed today, a sleeker, more-fuel-efficient sedan that faces tough rivals.
  • Chevy Spark to ignite passion of youth
    The Detroit News, August 9
    General Motors Co. hopes its first micro-compact for the U.S. projects a hip image that will draw young buyers to the tiny and efficient cars that are popular around the rest of the globe.
  • Minivans: Less Uncool Again?
    The Wall Street Journal, August 7
    It may not be the fastest vehicle on the road or offer the latest in high-tech design but the humble family hauler is becoming cool again.



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