February 12, 2013

TITLE SPONSOR OF THE
2013 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

CADA Board and Aurora Mayor Pro Tem Visit Unifirst's State-of-the-Art Local Plant

 

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

TIER II Chemical Reporting for Dealerships:  March 1st Deadline

 

ENDORSED PROVIDER UPDATES/ NEWS

Workers Compensation: Report Injuries within 24 Hours and Save

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Innovative Dealer Summit

5th Annual Charity Preview Party

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Subaru of America presents Don and Laurie Hicks with 25th anniversary plaque

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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Speaker and Educational
Resources
.

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Endorsed Vendors/Programs
.

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Allied Members
.

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.

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STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

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Division
of the Colorado Dept.
of Revenue.

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Registration section
of the
Colorado Dept. of Revenue,
Motor Vehicles Division.

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Department of Labor &
Employment
website.




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ENDORSED PROVIDER/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.americanexpress.com

a Corporate Card - Rewards Program
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www.bradfordpublishing.com

Dealer Retail Installment Sales Contract (“Rocky Mountain Bank Note”)
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www.federatedinsurance.com

a 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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https://www.nadart.org/

Retirement plan management
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www.business.officedepot.com  

Office Supplies
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www.siegeloil.com

Oil, Lubricants, Service Chemicals & Reconditioning Products
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www.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
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www.pinnacol.com

Workers Compensation


 

 


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CADA BOARD AND AURORA MAYOR PRO TEM VISIT UNIFIRST'S STATE-OF-THE-ART LOCAL PLANT
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The CADA Board and Aurora Mayor Pro Tem Marsha Berzins were hosted on January 30th by endorsed provider UniFirst.  In advance of the quarterly board meeting, all were given a tour of the facility—a state of the art operation that opened in May, 2012 and provides nearly fifty local jobs.  Key features of this facility and UniFirst products include the following:a
  • Garments made from highest-quality fabrics – so they last longer and lower overall costs
  • Ten-point quality inspection on all garments.  Those needing repair are tagged with a barcode and mended accordingly
  • Every shirt is pressed as a complimentary service ensuring a professional image unlike many competitors
  • Multiple-day buffer on processing to ensure timely delivery due to any mechanical issues that may arise
  • Automated barcode sortation systems for routing and delivery to individual wearers to ensure accuracy and dependability in weekly service deliveries
  • A “Green” plant including high energy efficient T5 lighting, reuse of water to reduce water consumption, a heat reclaimer to reduce gas consumption from the boiler and a Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) used to remove waste contaminants prior to going to the municipality.
  • Automated liquid detergent system connected to the washers ensures proper chemistry for each specific garment type and soil contaminants.

When your uniform contract is up for renewal, we encourage you to contact UniFirst to learn more about their service offerings—and remember that selecting CADA Endorsed providers helps support all that your association does for the Colorado retail vehicle industry . 

About UniFirst:  UniFirst Corporation is one of the top textile service businesses in North America. The company’s core business is the Rental, Lease and Sale of uniforms, protective clothing, and custom corporate workwear.  With an office in Grand Junction, a new state-of-the-art service facility in Denver, and a local account team, Unifirst can serve dealers across the state.  Visit the company web site at:  http://www.unifirst.com a

Contacts:  Seth Flowers at 720.274.0224 / Seth_Flowers@unifirst.com OR Polly Penna, CADA Services, 303.457.5119 / Polly.Penna@coloradodealers.org

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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.




TIER II CHEMICAL REPORTING FOR DEALERSHIPS: MARCH 1ST DEADLINE
By KPA

Do you store chemicals at your facility?  Chances are high the answer is “Yes.”  As a business that stores and uses chemicals you have certain regulatory obligations to your employees, your community, and to emergency responders in your area.    A March 1st deadline is fast approaching for one of those obligations:  Tier II reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).  The attached article will cover the information you need to know in order to comply.

Who has to report?
Since you store and use chemicals at your facility, you are required by OSHA to keep an MSDS on file for any hazardous chemicals stored or used in the work place.  This requirement is in place to protect your employees.  The  EPCRA Requirements are in place to protect your community and the emergency responders in your area.  If one or more of the chemicals stored at your facility is in quantities equal to or greater than the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) for that chemical, then a Tier II form must be filed for every year that any of those chemicals exceed this quantity.
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>> CLICK HERE for the full article with more information on how to comply. 

Recent amendments:  Note that on July 3, 2012, EPA amended the Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms under Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) to add new data elements and revise some existing data elements.   The revisions:

  • respond to stakeholder requests, EPA is proposing to add new data elements to the Tier I and Tier II forms in an effort to make the forms more useful for state, local, and tribal agencies;
  • make reporting easier for facilities;
  • are intended to provide clarity in reporting while maintaining protection of human health and the environment; and
  • may impose minimal reporting burden on facilities since the data elements proposed are readily available to the facility. Revising the existing data elements will make the forms more user-friendly and ease reporting requirements for facilities.

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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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WORKERS COMPENSATION: REPORT INJURIES WITHIN 24 HOURS AND SAVE
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Report Injuries within 24 Hours and Save

As soon as an injury is reported to Pinnacol Assurance, the claims management process begins. Reporting within 24 hours can reduce costs significantly.
Early reporting can: 

  • Benefit the employee through prompt, quality medical care
  • Help the employee return to work sooner
  • Reduce the number of lost-time claims
  • Reduce attorney involvement
  • Lower overall costs
  • Ensure a timely accident investigation to prevent future injuries

Employers and employees have to work together to make 24-hour reporting happen. An employer can only report a claim within 24 hours if the worker informs him/her of the accident.

Employers need to be proactive in reminding workers of the importance of timely reporting. Employers can:

  • Conduct regular safety meetings that discuss the importance of reporting all accidents and near misses immediately. Today's near miss is tomorrow's injury.
  • Use posters and employee paycheck stuffers. Pinnacol Assurance provides these to our policyholders, free of charge.
  • Ensure your employees know who to report claims to.

Sometimes an employee will wait to report an injury because it may not seem obviously work-related. For example, an employee could have symptoms of a repetitive motion injury for weeks before seeking medical attention. In this situation, the date of injury would be the day the worker informed the employer of the work-related repetitive motion injury.

How to Report an Injury

Report claims to Pinnacol Assurance within 24 hours of the injury. You can do this Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. by phone (303.361.4000 or 800.873.7242) or 24/7 from our website Pinnacol.com. Click on “Report an Injury” under “Quick Links.” Remember, the more information you can provide on the first report of injury, the more opportunity for cost savings you’ll have. Be sure to have the following information available when reporting the injury:

  • Policy number
  • Federal Employer ID Number (optional), injured worker’s last name and social security number
  • Accident date

If you have any questions about reporting injuries, contact your Pinnacol marketing representative.

The CADA Workers' Compensation Program is insured through Pinnacol Assurance and administered by Wells Fargo Insurance Services - they provide additional account management, training, and numerous resources for you to control and manage your workers compensation claims, costs, and premiums. Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Pinnacol Assurance conduct a quarterly safety committee meeting held at CADA offices to administer this program, review goals, and help ensure that participants are maintaining safe workplaces.  CADA members in this program have earned generous dividends while receiving industry leading claims and loss control services.

For more information concerning the CADA Workers' Compensation Program, please contact Denny Weber or Dave Campbell with Wells Fargo Insurance Services at 800.332.9256.

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CADA BILL TRACKER


Follow the Colorado Auto Dealers Bill Tracker HERE!

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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



ABOUT THE INNOVATIVE DEALER SUMMIT:

The Innovative Dealer Summit has become the definitive management education forum for dealer principals and senior dealer managers and addresses the most pressing sales, profitability, technology, best practices, social media and other emerging issues in dealership operations today.

Who Should Attend?
Dealer principals/owners, general managers, senior dealership managers & directors, Internet sales managers, business development managers, F&I managers, key dealership leaders, sales leadership, advertising and marketing consultants, controllers, and other key decision makers.

Why Attend?
The Innovative Dealer Summit is the most timely and important leadership function you'll attend this year.  The best and the brightest in their fields of expertise have competed to present in Denver.  Learn the latest in innovative technologies and emerging Internet strategies regarding SEO-SEM, dealer reputation management, social media marketing, lead generation and follow-up, inventory management and more!  In addition to gaining critical industry insight, the Innovative Dealer Summit is also the perfect venue to learn from the best automotive Internet marketing experts in the country and network with colleagues and peers.

Plus You'll Learn How To:
~ Ramp up sales ~ Enhance brand reputation ~ Increase service and parts profit ~ Improve customer satisfaction index
~ Maximize customer relations management ~ Reduce operational costs and cut waste ~ Improve your bottom line




Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Innovative Dealer Summit



Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
8:00am - 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
8:00am - 1:30pm

 

Colorado Convention Center
Home of the Denver Auto Show & Charity Preview Party
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado  80202 

CLICK HERE for registration and information!

SAVE THE DATE

5th Annual Charity Preview Party



Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

7:00pm -10:00pm

 

Denver Auto Show
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202

CLICK HERE for tickets 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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