October 30, 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

Motor Vehicle Dealer Board Updates

 

ENDORSED PROVIDER UPDATES/NEWS

Federated Insurance – Risk Management Resource Center

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CADA Regional Meeting, Denver, 2012

ColoradoDrives.com Launch Party (Denver Post)

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.




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ENDORSED PROVIDER/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 



MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER BOARD UPDATES
New licensing computer system expected by early next year

The Auto Industry Division has been working for a while to select and implement a new licensing computer system.  The computer system selected is currently in use by various other Department of Revenue divisions, and has been well-tested and utilized for some time by those other divisions.  That being said, the cut-over to any new computer system is always a challenge.  For that reason, the Division anticipates taking the reminder of this year to carefully map over data and plan this transition.  The latest update on this cut-over is that it will likely take place early next year.    More updates will be provided on the specific timing as available.   The move to a new computer system should be somewhat transparent to dealers and salespersons, and in light of the age and limitations of the existing computer system should provide for improved capabilities.

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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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FEDERATED INSURANCE - RISK MANAGEMENT RESOURCE CENTER

Federated Insurance, recently announced enhanced risk management support for association member clients:

Association Members Can Now Access Federated’s Risk Management Resource Center

Association member clients now have access to Federated’s newly developed Risk Management Resource Center, a one-stop source for business owners’ loss control needs. Members can simply call Federated’s Client Contact Center at 1-888-FED-4949 and request risk management support. From there, they will be “warm transferred” to the Risk Management Resource Center (RMRC).

Available Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), the RMRC offers immediate access to risk management expertise without having to schedule or wait for an in-person visit.

The RMRC will be staffed by experienced risk consultants specialized in providing support via remote consultation. These highly-trained individuals are available to help members:

  • Proactively address loss control issues identified during conversations with Federated marketers, specifically following their annual Risk Control ReviewsSM
  • Access and best utilize Federated’s Shield NetworkSM, an online risk management resource library
  • Obtain risk management brochures, presentation support materials, safety DVDs, and other loss control tools

Members may also receive a call from the Risk Management Resource Center following their Risk Control Reviews to discuss the loss control goals they’ve set and get the ball rolling.

The RMRC is another value-added benefit for association member customers. Leveraging technology and “live voice” expertise, the RMRC is poised to help association members better control insurance costs and keep their businesses safe.

We encourage all Colorado dealers to take a closer look at Federated next time your policy renews! Contact Polly Penna, CADA Director of Field Services, to be put in touch with a Federated representative. 

Polly.penna@coloradodealers.org
Direct: 303.457.5119
Cell: 303.945.6426

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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

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 @ 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

  • Federal budget – fiscal cliff - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Tax reform should not favor particular tax entity over another - Supporting current estate tax level
  • 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


COLORADODRIVES.COM LAUNCH PARTY (DENVER POST)

6:00 - 8:00pm

Please join us for the official unveiling of Colorado's newest, most comprehensive automotive website, ColoradoDrives.com

For more information, click HERE!

RSVP HERE by Nov. 2nd


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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

ColoradoDrives.comLaunch Party

Denver

November 8, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00pm

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

 

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.


THE AFTERFACT

  • The Hot Wheels Camaro: no longer just a toy
    MSNBC, October 30
    Chevrolet and Mattel have had a long and prosperous relationship. The toy company has been producing matchbox-sized replicas of the Camaro since 1968, a year after the real Chevy pony car first landed in showrooms.
  • Honda introduces car designed just for women
    Life, Inc., October 26
    The auto industry has traditionally been male-dominated but Honda has rolled out a new model it claims to have specifically designed with women in mind.
  • Celebs roll out custom Chevy Camaro, Corvette at SEMA
    Auto Week, October 30
    Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart and celebrity chef Guy Fieri unveiled customized versions of two of Chevrolet's most famous sports cars Monday night in Las Vegas at a preview event on the eve of the SEMA show.
  • BMW 7-series models hit by recall
    Auto Week, October 29
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall of 45,500 BMW 7-series sedans in the 2005-2008 model year range.
  • ATV turns into a boat -- and here is our verdict
    NBC News, October 16
    We fire up the Gibbs Quadski — the world’s first production, fast amphibian — and head straight for the water. Just as the tires start to get wet, we instinctively grab the brake lever because, well, wheeled vehicles aren’t supposed to go in the water.
  • Chrysler Might Have Done Better Without Bailout, Study Says
    Forbes, October 19
    An academic study of Chrysler’s performance since it received a $12.5 billion bailout in 2009 shows the automaker likely would have performed better without the government’s help — even if that meant its facilities were sold off to different companies.
  • West Coast Customs withdraws from 2012 SEMA show
    Auto Week, October 19
    Noting which companies decide not to attend the SEMA show is almost as interesting as finding out who will be there, and dramatic withdrawal notices have become a staple of the annual custom-parts spectacular.
  • Spy Shots: 2014 BMW X3 Crossover to Receive a Subtle Mid-Life Makeover
    Car Scoop, October 15
    Most mainstream BMW models have a life span of approximately seven years with the Bavarian automaker releasing a mid-life cycle facelift in the third or fourth year after a car's introduction onto the market to keep buyers interested.
  • In Hell: What I Learned Judging The 2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards
    Forbes, October 18
    I just spent two days driving through Hell, and I promise you, it was worth the trouble.

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