October 23, 2012

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE
2012 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Washington Conference Issue Videos

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Reminder: Employee Time Off to Vote

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

TOMORROW! Title Processing Training: Ask a Title Expert!

KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CADA Regional Meeting, Denver, 2012

NADA Convention & Expo 2013

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.


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Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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regarding this
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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.
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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
________

https://www.nadart.org/

Retirement plan management
________

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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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.




WASHINGTON CONFERENCE ISSUE VIDEOS
NADA 60-second Email, Oct, 18, 2012

Linked below are the three videos produced for this year’s Washington Conference.
Economic Engine — How dealerships drive Main Street
Grassroots — The power of being involved
Estate Tax — Finding a permanent solution is about saving jobs and fairness, and not merely about passing your business onto the next generation

Don Chalmers
Chairman, Government Relations Committee 



REMINDER: EMPLOYEE TIME OFF TO VOTE

Excerpt from the Colorado Division of Labor, Advisory Bulletins and Resource Guide (Rev. March 31, 2012, p. 107):

EMPLOYEE ENTITLEMENT TO VOTE DURING WORK HOURS
Eligible electors entitled to vote at an election shall be entitled to absent themselves for the purpose of voting from any service or employment in which they are engaged or employed on the day of the election for a period of two hours during the time the polls are open (see the exception listed below). Any such absence shall not be sufficient reason for the discharge of any person from service or employment.
Eligible electors, who so absent themselves shall not be liable for any penalty, nor shall any deduction be made from their usual salary or wages, on account of their absence. Eligible electors who are employed and paid by the hour shall receive their regular hourly wage for the period of their absence, not to exceed two hours. Application shall be made for the leave of absence prior to the day of the election. The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may be absent, but the hours shall be at the beginning or end of the work shift, if the employee so requests.

EXCEPTION TO EMPLOYEE ENTITLEMENT TO VOTE DURING WORK HOURS
The above sections do not apply to any person whose hours of employment on the day of the election are such that there are three or more hours between the time of opening and the time of closing of the polls during which the elector is not required to be on the job.

REFERENCES
Colorado Revised Statutes 1-7-102 (Employees Entitled to Vote)

WEBSITE LINKS
www.colorado.gov/cdle (Colorado Department of Labor and Employment)
www.coloradolaborlaw.gov (Colorado Division of Labor)

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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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TOMORROW! TITLE PROCESSING SEMINAR: ASK A TITLE EXPERT!
By Cindy Vieyra - Owner, Accurate Auto Title Specialists

Review of key paperwork and common problems, tips and advice from county/state processors, and your Q&A

  • Common problems / rejects - how to resolve; tips/suggestions garnered from consultations with current county and state personnel.
  • The current Denver MV manager plans to review their recent process changes, new dealer desks, and seeks dealership staff input.  Jan Angel, with over 30 years of experience, from Weld County will attend; Greg Acker, with over twenty years of experience and retired from the state title processing department, will also attend.
  • Time for your Q&A – bring any examples or issues you want to see addressed. If possible, submit specific questions in advance so county/state responses can be obtained!  We have already received numerous inquiries.  Email:  tammi.mccoy@coloradodealers.org
  • Target audience:  Intermediate to advanced title processing personnel
Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Denver




Wed., Oct. 24
9:00am-11:30am (Breakfast included) Main session

11:30-12:30 – Cindy will be available for one-on-one consultations for attendees


William D. Barrow Building
CADA Headquarters, Media Center
290 East Speer Blvd, Denver, 80203; Phone: 303.831.1722

Bring problem paperwork you have & Cindy will do a preliminary consultation (limit one per store initially; additional as time permits)

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

About Cindy Vieyra.Cindy Vieyra is the owner of Accurate Auto Title Specialists (AATS), providing title processing expertise and assistance to auto dealers, credit unions, lenders, and other individuals.  AATS assists with all types of titling, registration and related courier services.  Cindy’s services include supplemental help during vacations/leaves (at both counties and at dealerships) and assistance with problem cases such as out of state title issues. Cindy’s professional team has in-depth knowledge and significant prior experience and training in Colorado.  Team member experience includes a former Denver county branch manager with over twenty years of experience. Cindy has thirteen years of title processing experience in Colorado with seven years at the Denver County DMV and nearly a year and half with a local new car dealership.

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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

CADA Title Processing Training

Wed., Oct. 24th Morning/breakfast

9:00 to 11:30am – Main session
11:30-12:30 – Cindy will be available for one-on-one consultations for attendees


William D. Barrow Building
CADA Headquarters, Media Center
290 East Speer Blvd, Denver, 80203; Phone: 303.831.1722
Bring problem paperwork you have & Cindy will do a preliminary consultation (limit one per store initially; additional as time permits)

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

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 Marsha Temple at 303.457.5123 or marsha.temple@coloradodealers.org




CADA Regional Meeting – Denver

REGISTER NOW!

December 11, 2012 @ 11:00am
Registration desk opens at 10:30am

History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Civic Center Cultural Complex Garage at 12th and Broadway, in the public parking
garage directly north of the History Colorado Center (enter on Broadway), and
metered spaces along Lincoln and 12th Avenue

Join colleagues’ and peers and hear about issues important to you, your dealership and your operations.  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

  • NADA report - Selection process for CEO position at NADA - NADA Washington Conference
  • Federal budget – fiscal cliff - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Tax reform should not favor particular tax entity over another - Supporting current estate tax level
  • Preservation of LIFO-Protect it or evolve out - Transfer of vehicle tax credits to dealer
  • Accounting changes for facility upgrades – Clarification sought from IRS
  • Counterfeit airbags - Grassroots activism for 2012 elections
  • NADA Convention and Expo 2013 - DEAC and Colorado CAR report
  • Current 2012 DEAC rankings - Recent Presidents Club dinner
  • Colorado legislative and regulatory report - Legislative review, 2012 Colorado General Assembly
    • 75-year anniversary of Colorado franchise laws
    • 60-year anniversary of ban on Sunday sales
  • Tax on use on courtesy loaners – status on CADA challenge to DOR - Value of legislative victories
  • Preview of 2013 session – Update on franchise protections
  • 2012 election update - 2012 and 2013 sales projection and analysis

RSVP: Email: marsha.temple@coloradodealers.org | Phone: 303.282.1448 | Fax: 303.831.9100


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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

CADA Regional Meeting

Denver

December 11, 2012, 11:00am

Registration desk open at 10:30am

 


 

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

History Colorado Center

1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Civic Center Cultural Complex Garage at 12th and Broadway, in the public parking garage directly north of the History Colorado Center (enter on Broadway), and metered spaces along Lincoln and 12th Avenue

 

NADA Convention & Expo 2013



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

 

CLICK HERE for registration and information!




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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