June 6, 2007
Volume #1, Issue #23

  DEALER NEWS
     - Amendment 41 Injunction 
       Aftermath

     - Archives Now Available
 

  LEGISLATIVE STATUS REPORTS
     - Auto Dealers and the Public

       Win at the Statehouse...and
       the Courthouse


  UPCOMING SEMINARS
    - Title Processing Training

    - Peak Performance in Warranty
      Operations

    - Creating a Super Controller

  CALENDAR OF EVENTS
    - 
Upcoming Events
    - Fall Regional Member Briefings

  DEALER MILESTONES,
     HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

    - 
Current ALLIED Membership
      Listing
    - 
Summer Interns Still Available
    - Let Us Know About YOUR

      Accomplishments



    ARCHIVES

       Click here for Open Road archives.

 

       Click here for Bulletin archives.

       Click here for Colorado Auto  
       Outlook
archives.


       Click here for Denver Auto
       Outlook
archives.

 


 

    MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

        Click here for detail on the Speaker
        and Educational Resources
.

 

        Click here for list of current    
        Allied Members
.

 

 



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AMENDMENT 41 INJUNCTION AFTERMATH

The troubled-from-the-start and highly regressive Amendment 41 suffered a near-
death blow last Thursday when Denver District Court Judge Christina Habas issued
a temporary injunction preventing implementation of the artificially and unreasonably low gift ban. 

 

Amendment 41 has been rightfully criticized by the masses as more and more unintended consequences became apparent by various Coloradans, business
owners and public officials.

 

Auto dealers, other business owners, and, indeed, all Coloradans won with last week's hard-fought and long-anticipated decision. Your association leaders actively spoke out during the campaign and since its passage at the ballot box. In fact, had

it not been for auto dealers and other dealer membership organizations across the state, the effort to educate the public and to block the implementation of Amendment 41 would have not been organized or even sought.

 

Below are just a few of the articles that ran in newspapers around the state in response to this action. For more press coverage of this event, click on the following links:

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ARCHIVES NOW AVAILABLE


Prior
issues of the weekly Open Road newsletter, CADA Bulletin, quarterly
Colorado Auto Outlook,
monthly Denver Auto Outlook, and other membership resources are available online. Links are available in the left side-bar on this and
future issues of Open Road.
 

 

CADA forwards news articles and opinion columns of interest through Open Road
to inform members of current events. These in no way reflect the views, opinions,
and/or positions of CADA or its member dealers. They are sent for informational
and educational purposes only.


Auto dealers and the public win at the statehouse...and the courthouse

 

The cheers could be almost heard throughout the Rocky Mountains, as Denver District Judge Christina Habas issued her decision in the litigation ruling against Amendment
41. The case brought by the First Amendment Council against Gov. Ritter as the representative of Colorado concerned the constitutionality of Amendment 41.

 

CLICK HERE to read this article by CAR lobbyist Jeremy Cottrell. 
 



Upcoming Training Seminars
 

Topic

City

Date/Time

Location

Title Processing Training

By various county trainers/staff
 
Lakewood

Thurs., July 19

 

9:30 am to 2:30 pm (time is tentative)
 

lunch included

Sheraton Denver West Hotel

360 Union Boulevard

Lakewood, CO 80228

Phone:  303.987.2000

 

Registration form and more details will be available soon.

Peak Performance In Warranty Operations

 

By Rob Campbell
Montrose

Wednesday,
July 25
 

11 am to 2 pm

 

lunch included

Holiday Inn Express-Montrose
1391 S. Townsend Avenue
Montrose, CO  81401

Phone: 970.240.1800

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.      

Peak Performance In Warranty Operations

 

By Rob Campbell
Loveland

Thursday, July 26
 

7:30 to 10:30 am

 

breakfast included

Johnson’s Corner Restaurant

2842 SE Frontage Rd
(Johnstown exit, #254 from I-25) 
Phone: 970.667.2069

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.
 

Secrets to Creating A Super Controller

By Sandi Jerome

Denver

Thursday, July 26
 

8 to 11a.m.

 

breakfast
included

William D. Barrow Building
(CADA headquarters)
290 E. Speer, Denver,

SW Corner of Grant & Speer

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.    

       
CLICK HERE to register online.

Secrets to Creating A Super Controller

By Sandi Jerome

Grand
Junction

Friday, July 27
 

8 to 11a.m.

 

breakfast
included

Doubletree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive
970.241.8888

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.  

     
  CLICK HERE to register online.

Peak Performance In Warranty Operations

 

By Rob Campbell

Colorado Springs

Friday, July 27
 

9 am to 12 Noon

 

lunch included

Antlers Hilton Hotel
Learning Center Training Room
4 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs,  80903
Phone: 719.955.5600

Colorado Springs dealers should register through CSADA; Phone: 719.473.1465

CLICK HERE for seminar flyer and to fax or mail your registration.
 

Title Processing Training

By various county trainers/staff
Denver

Wed., Aug. 22
 

9:30 am to
2:30 pm
(time is tentative)

 

lunch included

 

William D. Barrow Building
(CADA Headquarters)
290 E. Speer Blvd
(SW Corner of Grant/Speer)
Denver, CO  80203
Phone: 303.831.1722

Registration form and more details will be available soon.
 

Title Processing Training

By various county trainers/staff
Denver

Tues., Sept. 11

9:30 am to
2:30 pm
(time is tentative)

 

lunch included

Marriott Denver Tech Center Hotel
4900 S. Syracuse St.
Denver, 80237
Phone:  303.779.1100

Registration form and more details will be available soon.

 


upcoming events

 

Event Description

Date/Time

Location

TIME Magazine Quality
Dealer
Award Nominations
DUE: Thursday, July 26 Nominations are now being accepted for Colorado's TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award (TMQDA) for 2008. Official nomination forms were mailed to members in May. For more information please contact CADA at 303.831.1722.
 

CADA Annual Golf Event

Monday, Aug.27


-Sponsor Welcome
11:30 a.m.
 

-Noon shotgun start

Valley Country Club

14601 Country Club Dr., Aurora

 

CLICK HERE for more details on Valley Country Club.

  CLICK HERE for a reminder flyer to save the date.
 

Fall Regional Member Briefings

 

Ten meetings
for dealers
across Colorado

CLICK HERE for a full list of meeting locations, dates and times.
 

Attendees can register through
CADA via phone, fax or email .
P: 303.831.1722, F: 303.831.9100
or E-mail: rsvp@cadaonline.org
 

*
Please note different RSVP
for Colorado Springs and
Pueblo meetings. 

MDADA Annual
Membership Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 27

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

lunch included

Cherry Hills Country Club
4125 S. University Blvd.
Cherry Hills Village

Attendees can register through
CADA via phone, fax or email .
P: 303.831.1722, F: 303.831.9100 r> or E-mail: rsvp@cadaonline.org


current allied membership listing
 

CADA offers an Allied Membership, which is open to those “interested in
promoting the welfare of the automotive industry…whose business is allied with
the motor vehicle business" and who are not eligible for Active Membership
(open to those engaged in the franchised, motor vehicle retailing business within Colorado).  Additionally, CADA and the CADA Board of Directors periodically elect
to Endorse some Allied members’ programs/services. Currently, CADA has seven Endorsed Allied Members and more than forty Allied Members. Allied members help support CADA’s efforts through annual dues, sponsoring various events and meetings, and through involvement in issues of industry concern. 

 

CLICK HERE to view a current listing of CADA Allied Members.

 

Note:  In future issues of Open Road, the most current Allied Member listing will
be available under Membership Resources in the left side-bar.

 

 

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Summer Interns Still Available

Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) is a nationwide partnership of dealers and selected high school and technical prep schools, working together to encourage young people to pursue in a career in the auto industry.  Robert C. Sidebottom is the Colorado AYES manager who works with dealerships and students on internship programs and educational endeavors.
He has several students from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs who are looking to obtain auto experience
and are available for internships this summer.
If your dealership is interested in participating in the summer internship program, contact Robert at bobsidebottom@msn.com or 303.919.7069
.

CLICK HERE to link to the AYES web site for more information.
 

 

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LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Has 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 openroad@cadaonline.org.  Also include your contact information for further follow-up.

 


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