February 25, 2013



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IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Charity Preview Party

2014 Innovative Dealer Summit

Automotive News Best Practices

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Participation in 2014 Dealership Workforce Study Open Through April 30th

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Reminder: Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC) - Annual Filing

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar: Is It a Work Bay or a Technician’s Man Cave?

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Charity Preview Party

2014 Innovative Dealer Summit

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!

 

THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


ARCHIVES

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e-newsletter archives.

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& Legal Articles
from the Open
Road e-newsletter.

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Outlook
archives.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

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for various CADA seminars & events.


MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

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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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CADA forms
.

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www.aiada.org

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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 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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American Fidelity Assurance Company
www.afadvantage.com

Supplemental Employee Benefits
________

www.americanexpress.com

a Corporate Card - Rewards Program
________



www.bradfordpublishing.com

Dealer Retail Installment Sales Contract (“Rocky Mountain Bank Note”)
________

www.federatedinsurance.com

a 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.unifirst.com

Uniforms / Standard Workwear
________


www.pinnacol.com

Workers Compensation

 


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


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2014 INNOVATIVE DEALER SUMMIT



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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.


PARTICIPATION IN 2014 DEALERSHIP WORKFORCE STUDY OPEN THROUGH APRIL 30TH


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REMINDER: UNIFORM CONSUMER CREDIT CODE (UCCC) - ANNUAL FILING
* * LATE FEES BEGIN TO ACCRUE AS OF MARCH 1ST * *

Most all dealers in Colorado need to make this annual filing with the Attorney General’s office (few exceptions include dealerships that do not assign any retail paper (installment contracts), do not arrange financing, or do not make any consumer credit transactions).

The annual notice fee for 2014 has increased to $150.00
(was $100 for the last few years). LATE FEES: the annual fee is due each year by January 31st (with a 30-day grace period; late fees of $5.00 per day start to accrue on March 1st).

CLICK HERE to review the UCCC memo regarding this annual filing (includes the form)
NOTE:  The memo notes that the fee can be paid online by credit card or electronic check at the following:
https://www.colorado.gov/payment/law/debtmanagement 

About the UCCC: The Colorado Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC) is a state law that regulates the terms and conditions of consumer credit in the State of Colorado. It sets maximum rates and charges for some fees, requires disclosure of the cost of credit so consumers may shop for the best rates, and provides remedies for consumers on default.

Dealerships, as retail merchants that regularly extend consumer credit and "arrange financing" (even if all paper is ultimately assigned to a lender) are included in the UCCC requirement to annually file with the state. The UCCC is enforced by an Administrator within the Attorney General’s office.

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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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CADA BILL TRACKER

Follow the Colorado Auto Dealers Bill Tracker HERE!


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

Thursday
, February 27th
10:00-11:00am (MST)

Is It a Work Bay or a Technician’s Man Cave?

Learn what items should and should not be in a technicians automotive bay.

Think about how you kept your bedroom as a child. How would its appearance reflect upon you? Maybe you kept it neat and orderly, or maybe you had clothes and trash all over the place because you didn’t care how it looked. Many times one’s personal space gives a brief glimpse into a person’s typical behavior. If you're building a safety culture or you're just worried about regulation compliance then you must consider the upkeep of a technician’s workspace. Even though a technician’s tool box and items are personal belongings, the facility management team has the final say over the appearance of the dealership. Controlling the look and shape of a workspace can be an effective tool for loss control. Take a look around your service department. Do you know, with 100% certainty, whether or not the refrigerators, droplights, air guns, cage fans, etc, are compliant by OSHA regulations? Please join KPA Engineer Zach Pucillo as he takes a glance at a technician’s workspace and the safety implications of the many items found in a technicians work bay.

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

Is it a work bay or a technician’s man cave?


Thursday, February 27th  

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



Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Charity Preview Party

Tuesday, April 8 and

7pm - 10pm

Denver Auto Show
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado  80202

CLICK HERE for registration and information!


Innovative Dealer Summit

Now accepting calls for presentations!

Tuesday, April 8 and Wenesday., April 9th

Sports Authority Field

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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