AUGUST 13, 2008


IN THIS ISSUE

DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Automotive News at a Glance

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors


REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Reminder of Alternative Fuel State Income Tax Credits

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Next Week! Safety Compliance Seminar

Lifeline to Profits Seminar

Salesperson Training/Personal Development


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Upcoming Events

This Week! State Fleet Purchasing Meeting
Fall 2008 Regional Member Briefings

Dealer Day at SEMA


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Unique Vehicle Partnership Opportunity With Echo Mountain Ski Resort!

Share YOUR Accomplishments

 


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Ten years ago this month, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and the Metro Denver Automobile Dealers Association moved into what is now the William D. Barrow Building on 290 East Speer Boulevard in downtown Denver. On Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998 an open house was hosted to commemorate the building. Members, allied members and guests attended the event, many of whom are still very involved in the organization today.

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AUTOMOTIVE 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.

  • Colorado zipping along in scooter sales
    9NEWS.com, August 5
    Colorado ranks 9th in the nation in scooter sales and you are sure to see more of them as you drive around town in your car. Nationally, scooter sales are up 15% in the first quarter of 2008.
  • Obama: 1M hybrids on road by 2015
    The Detroit News, August 5
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Monday the nation should set a goal of putting 1 million plug-in electric hybrid vehicles on the road by 2015, offering $4 billion in federal aid to meet the ambitious goal.
  • Oil falls near $119 on demand concerns
    Associated Press, August 5
    Oil prices kept falling Tuesday, sinking as low as $118 a barrel on growing concerns that a U.S. economic slowdown and high energy costs are curbing consumer demand for gasoline and other petroleum products.
  • Stocks Rally as Oil Prices Drop to a Three-Month Low
    The New York Times, August 5
    Oil prices dropped to a three-month low on Tuesday, and stock markets rallied to their biggest gains in four months, after investors cheered the drop in commodity prices and a statement from the Federal Reserve that suggested the bank would not raise rates soon.
  • Auto Makers Pull Back From Fuel-Economy Drive
    The Wall Street Journal, August 5
    The auto industry said federal regulators are pushing too far, too fast in their effort to raise fuel-mileage rules. The complaints from the industry, which had previously voiced support for tougher standards, underscore how economic hardship is affecting a major policy debate.
  • Hybrid owners loyal
    The Detroit News, August 10
    Hybrid car owners are some of the most loyal in the U.S. market, with nearly half purchasing a vehicle of the same make when they buy another car, according to a study released Monday by an automotive data company.

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WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS!!
Pinnacol: August Newsletter

It’s that time of the year again—time when severe weather presents challenges for outdoor workers in industries ranging from construction to farming. Summer is the peak season for thunderstorms, which can bring hail, wind, and lightning, although lightning can strike at any time of the year.

Lightning is particularly deadly in Colorado, which ranks 10th among states with the most lightning deaths and injuries, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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REMINDER OF ALTERNATIVE FUEL STATE INCOME TAX CREDITS

As the popularity of hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles increases, a reminder of income tax credits for these vehicles seems appropriate.  Many consumers who have now become interested in these vehicles due to rising gas prices may not even realize of the availability of tax credits.  Dealership sales staff may want to ensure any consumers interested in alternative fuel vehicles are aware of these state income tax credits in assessing the car’s full value.

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

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.

TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR ANY CADA
SEMINAR OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:

www.coloradodealers.org/registration
Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Safety Compliance Seminar Presented by KPA and Wells Fargo Insurance Services

Denver

NEXT WEEK!

Tues., Aug. 19
7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast included

William D. Barrow Building, CADA Offices
290 East Speer Blvd.
Phone:  303.831.1722
- Flyer/Registration Form
- REGISTER ONLINE

Safety Compliance Seminar Presented by KPA and Wells Fargo Insurance Services

Glenwood Springs

NEXT WEEK!

Wed., Aug. 20
Noon to 3 p.m.
Lunch included

Hotel Colorado
526 Pine Street, Glenwood Springs, 81601
Phone:  800.544.3998
- Flyer/Registration Form
- REGISTER ONLINE

Safety Compliance Seminar Presented by KPA and Wells Fargo Insurance Services

Durango

NEXT WEEK!

Thurs., Aug. 21
Noon to 3 p.m.
Lunch Included

Doubletree Hotel
501 Camino del Rio, Durango, 81301
Phone:  970.382.3913
- Flyer/Registration Form
- REGISTER ONLINE

Safety Compliance Seminar Presented by KPA and Wells Fargo Insurance Services

Colorado Springs

Thurs., Sept. 18
Noon to 3 p.m.
Lunch included

Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 South Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs,  80903, 719.955.5600
- Flyer/Registration Form
*Colorado Springs dealers should register with CSADA, Ann Winslow, 719.473.1465 or abwinslow@comcast.net

Salesperson Training/Personal Development by Chip Thomas

Oct. 14-15
Course offered twice; one-day each
More details coming soon!

Lifeline to Profits Seminar

Thurs., Oct. 16 to Fri., Oct. 17
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Meals provided for each day

William D. Barrow Building, CADA Offices
290 East Speer Blvd., Denver, 80203
- Flyer/Registration Form
- REGISTER ONLINE

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SAFETY COMPLIANCE SEMINAR

Workers Compensation and Environmental Health and Safety

Keep your employees safe AND reduce costs 
Review the latest compliance changes, presented by CADA endorsed providers: Wells Fargo Insurance Services and KPA

Part I –Workers Compensation – New Compliance Issues and Best Practices (1.5 hours)

  • Recent changes to Colorado's Workers' Compensation laws have impacted most employers’ ability to maintain control of their claims.
  • Learn what your dealership must do to be in compliance with the law and still effectively manage your claims.
  • Learn about the most frequent and costly workplace accidents and how to prevent them.
  • Attendees will take away proven techniques and resources to protect their employees from disabling accident
  • Keep your workers safe and ensure legal compliance
  • Learn how to improve your dealership profitability by lowering your total cost of risk.

Part II – Environment Health and Safety:  Small Investment. 
Big Return, KPA
(1.5 hours)

  • Safety and environmental compliance: EPA, OSHA, DOT, and more.   
  • Key topics to be covered
  • Hybrid Safety
  • The importance of Hazmat certification
  • Common Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) mistakes and the fines that can ensue
  • Safety Committees and their critical role in dealership
  • Examples of return on your investment in EHS

NADA Publication provided in handouts:
The Federal Hazmat Transportation Regulations (L37, 3rd edition 5/1/2008) An overview of dealership and hazmat employee responsibilities under the federal hazardous materials transportation law, including reference to classification, training, packaging, and other requirements. [Topics: Hazmat, HMR, OSHA, Hazcom, EPA, TDGR, NOMs, ICAO, IMDG, hazard communication, labeling, placarding, packaging, toxic, explosive, environment, flammable, radioactive, corrosive].   $30 value.

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on this
training session.

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SALESPERSON TRAINING/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Oct. 14-15, 2008
Course offered twice; one-day each

Chip Thomas has received rave reviews providing salesperson training for other auto dealer associations across the U.S. Mark your calendar for this training event that will be offered twice in October.

More details coming soon!

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LIFELINE TO PROFITS SEMINAR

Thurs., Oct. 16 to Fri., Oct. 17
from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In this intensive, two-day workshop, you will go through every aspect of your operation, taking a candid look at your dealership to develop a detailed action plan to implement within your store to achieve your dealership’s full profit potential. You'll leave this hands-on training with answers to the following questions:

  • Can I enhance and improve the performance of my dealership?
  • How do I effectively analyze my current dealership operations?
  • What's the best way to identify opportunities for change?
  • What steps do I take to fully capitalize on these new opportunities?
  • How do I tailor a plan specifically for my dealership?
  • What's the most efficient way to put my plan into action?

The NADA 20 Group program is providing industry-leading trainers to conduct the workshop. Each of the trainers has retail experience and will offer critical insight to help your dealership. You will take home a practical action plan specifically designed for YOUR dealership.

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on this
training session.

STATE FLEET PURCHASING MEETING THIS WEEK!

Colorado State Purchasing Office along with Colorado State Fleet Management wants to announce that we will be holding an informational meeting August 14, 2008. The agenda for this meeting will be to discuss the 2009 Model Year Fleet Vehicle Solicitation. This solicitation will ultimately result in Price Agreements with various automotive dealers for the State of Colorado.

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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

State Fleet Purchasing Meeting for the State of Colorado

THIS WEEK!

Thurs., Aug. 14
9 a.m. to noon

State of Colorado
State Purchasing Office
633 17th Street
2nd floor conference room Denver, CO 80202

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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

State Fleet Purchasing Meeting for the State of Colorado

THIS WEEK!

Thurs., Aug. 14
9 a.m. to noon

State of Colorado
State Purchasing Office
633 17th Street
2nd floor conference room
Denver, CO 80202

CADA Annual Member Golf Event Mon., Sept. 8

Columbine Country Club
17 Fairway Lane
Columbine Valley, 80123
www.coloradodealers.org/golfevent

CADA Regional Member Briefings

- FULL LIST of location dates and times

Eleven meetings for dealers across Colorado

For more information www.coloradodealers.org/regionals
Attendees can register through CADA via Phone: 303.831.1722, FAX: 303.831.9100, or E-mail: rsvp@coloradodealers.org
* Please note different RSVP
for Colorado Springs and
Pueblo meetings. 

Dealer Day at Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show 2008

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Las Vegas Convention Center

Press Release Link

Registration Link

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UNIQUE VEHICLE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH ECHO MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT!

Echo Mountain Ski Resort is looking for a vehicle partnership for the 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 ski and ride seasons. They are interested in a cash/vehicle lease combination with the vehicles acting as billboards for advertising and promotion. The sponsorship will be tailored to the dealership and will include the following:

  • name and logo exclusivity on two “echomobiles”
  • vehicles at more than 100 events in metro area
  • inclusion on direct mail pieces
  • inclusion on e-mail blasts
  • special season pass/lift ticket offer for test drive/purchase
  • one signature event/competition
  • lift tower branding
  • on-mountain signage
  • collateral branding
  • online and viral marketing partner
  • echoTV feature

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Jess Harvat, Echo Mountain Sales and Marketing Manager, Phone 720-226-0636 x117, jharvat@echomt.com

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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.


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Colorado Automobile Dealers Association
290 East Speer Boulevard Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: 303.831.1722 | Facsimile: 303.831.4205
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