July 18, 2007
Volume #1, Issue #29

  DEALER NEWS

     - Urge Representatives to Support
       Credible CAFE Boost Bill

     - Afraid of Shopping for a Car?
       Get Over It

     - Annual Member Golf Event

     - Save the Date: Management
       and Leadership Summit

 

  LEGISLATIVE STATUS REPORTS

     - China to go Small

 

  REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES
     - July Tax and Fee Updates
   
  UPCOMING SEMINARS
     - Title Processing Training

     - Peak Performance in Warranty
       Operations

     - Creating a Super Controller

  CALENDAR OF EVENTS

     - Upcoming Events
     - CADA Regional Member Briefings

  DEALER MILESTONES,
     HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

     - New General Managers Named 
       Across the State

     - Let Us Know About YOUR
       Accomplishments



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register online

for various CADA 
seminars & events.


 


 

    MEMBERSHIP RESOURCES

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        Speaker and Educational              
        Resources
.

 

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        Allied Members
.

 



 
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AUGUST 15: Save the date for the CADA Management and Leadership Summit...click here for more details...

 

 

  URGE REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT CREDIBLE CAFE BOOST BILL

 

NADA ACTION ALERT

 

In the frenzy to pass legislation to address global warming, the Senate has recently passed an extreme and unachievable fuel economy standard of a combined car and light-truck standard of 35 mpg by 2020.

 

The full House of Representatives is likely to consider a similar proposal as early as
next week. These CAFE proposals serve as the greatest threat to vehicle choice in more
than a decade. 

 

The House energy debate, which will take place in the next several days, may be the
last and best opportunity to affect the outcome of the CAFE debate.

 

CLICK HERE to read the entire Action Alert notice from NADA. 

 

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AFRAID OF SHOPPING FOR A CAR? GET OVER IT
The Detroit News, July 11, 2007

 

It seems that some people dread the idea of shopping for a car or

truck at an auto dealership, but how rational is that fear? Based on my experience over the past few weeks, the process is not nearly as bad

as some claim.

 

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

 

 

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ANNUAL MEMBER GOLF EVENT


Make plans to join us for CADA's

Annual Member Golf Event

on Monday, Aug. 27—

space is limited, so CLICK HERE

to register online!

 

This year's event will take place at the Valley Country Club at 14601 Country Club Drive
in Aurora, which boasts the Essence of Colorado Tradition. 
A special thanks to our title sponsor, GE Money Warranty Services. We are also collecting 'goodies' for our goodie
bags. If you are interested in donating, please contact Lauren Stadler at 303.831.1722.

Note that there will be two hole-in-one $10,000 cash prizes, awards for 1st/2nd/3rd place
plus valuable door prizes! There will also be a professional photographer on-site.

 

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SAVE THE DATE: DEALER MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
 

Wednesday, August 15 9 am to 8 pm

Marriott Denver South – Park Meadows Drive

 

Presenters:  Jim Ziegler, Rob Cohen, Bill Walters, Aaron Jacoby,

Michael Dommermuth, Jack Tracey, Sen. Shawn Mitchell, and others.

CLICK HERE  for more details! 

 

 

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.



China to go small

 

Chrysler has partnered with Chery, a Chinese government-owned automaker, to design, produce and distribute small and sub-compact models in

the United States within the next two years.

 

Chery is one of China’s fastest growing automakers, with sales around 300,000 units in 2006. The size of the vehicles will be comparable to that of the currently produced Chevrolet Aveo, Nissan Versa, and Honda Fit. However, Chrysler and Chery plan on “beefing up” the Chinese version to accommodate demands and expectations of American drivers with a MSRP of around $10,000.

 

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


 


JULY Tax AND FEE change information
 

The DR 1002 Colorado Use/Tax Rates summary document is now available on

the Department of Revenue web site at  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/PDF/drp1002.pdf (revision date 7/9/2007).  This document is updated as the state is notified of rate changes from the municipalities. As a reminder, this document is updated by the state on Jan. 1
and July 1 of each year.

 

Below are the changes that occurred for sales/use taxes effective July 1, 2007 (also available

at http://www.revenue.state.co.us/TPS_Dir/wrap.asp?incl=July07salestaxincreases).

 

 

Sales Tax Changes Effective July 1, 2007

 

For all current tax rates throughout the state, see our Local Sales Tax Rates online.

 

State-Collected Cities and Counties -- No changes.

 

Special Districts

Tax Rate

Exemptions

Use Tax

Service Fee

Baptist Road RTA - area within Monument city limits (new tax)

1%

A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H

Y-Z 1%

None

 

Self-Collected Cities

Tax Rate

Service Fee

License Fee

Gunnison (increased sales/use from 3%)

4%

5%

$10.50

Telluride (becomes self-collected effective July 1, 2007. No increase in tax.)

4.5%

3.33%

W*

 

Self-Collected Counties -- No changes.

 

 

Other Fees

Footnotes
A = Food for home consumption
B = Machinery and machine tools (as defined on form DR 1191)
C = Gas, electricity, etc., for residential use
D = Occasional sales by charitable organizations
E = Farm equipment
F = Pesticides
G = Food sold through vending machines
H = Low-emitting vehicles
W = Contact the city directly.
Y = Motor vehicles
Z = Building materials

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

Or e-mail questions to regulatory@cadaonline.org to reach both.
 

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.

 

 




  Upcoming Training Seminars

Register SOON...many seminars will be held in NEXT two weeks!

 

Topic

City

Date/Time

Location

Title Processing Training

By various county trainers/staff

State trainer will be present for Q&A
Lakewood

Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso, and Pueblo will be present

Register NOW...

seminar is

TOMORROW!

Thurs., July 19

 

Registration opens at 9:00am; session will run from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (end time is tentative)
 

lunch included

Sheraton Denver West Hotel

360 Union Boulevard, 80228

Phone:  303.987.2000

 

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
Montrose

Register SOON...

seminar is

NEXT WEEK!

Wednesday,
July 25
 

11 am to 2 pm

 

lunch included

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

Phone: 970.240.1800

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
Loveland

Register SOON...

seminar is

NEXT WEEK!

Thursday, July 26
 

7:30 to 10:30 am

 

breakfast included

Johnson’s Corner Restaurant
2842 SE Frontage Road, 80534
(Johnstown exit, #254 from I-25) 
Phone: 970.667.2069

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

Denver

Register SOON...

seminar is

NEXT WEEK!

Thursday, July 26
 

8 to 11 am

 

breakfast
included

William D. Barrow Building
(CADA headquarters)
290 E. Speer Blvd,  80203
(SW Corner of Grant/Speer)

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
Denver

Register SOON...

seminar is

NEXT WEEK!

Thursday, July 26
 

12 to 3 pm

 

lunch included
William D. Barrow Building
(CADA headquarters)
290 E. Speer Blvd,  80203
(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

Register SOON...

seminar is

NEXT WEEK!

Friday, July 27
 

8 to 11 am

 

breakfast
included

Doubletree Hotel
743 Horizon Drive, 81506
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

Register SOON...

seminar is

NEXT WEEK!

Friday, July 27
 

9 am to 12 Noon

 

lunch included

Antlers Hilton Hotel
Learning Center Training Room
4 South Cascade Avenue,  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

Only a few spaces left!

 

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
,  80203
(SW Corner of Grant/Speer)
Phone: 303.831.1722

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

        CLICK HERE to register online.

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., 80237
Phone:  303.779.1100

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

        CLICK HERE to register online.

 


Upcoming events

 

Event Description

Date/Time

Location

TIME Magazine
Quality Dealer
Award Nominations

Deadline is
NEXT WEEK
!

 

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 Management & Leadership Summit Wednesday, Aug. 15
9 am to 8 pm
CLICK HERE  for more details!Registration form available soon.

CADA Annual Golf Event

Monday, Aug.27


-Sponsor Welcome
11:30 a.m.
 

-Noon shotgun start

Valley Country Club

14601 Country Club Dr.

Aurora, 80016

 

CLICK HERE for more details on Valley Country Club.

  CLICK HERE for a reminder flyer to save the date.

CADA Regional Member Briefings

 

Ten meetings
for dealers
across Colorado

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

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, 80113

Attendees can register through
CADA via phone, fax or email .
P: 303.831.1722, F: 303.831.9100

or E-mail: rsvp@cadaonline.org

NADA Conference Sept. 11-12 Grand Hyatt Hotel,
Washington, DC
NADA 91st Annual Convention & Expo

Feb.9-12, 2008

 
Moscone Center,
San Francisco, CA
Denver International Auto Show March 26-30, 2008 Colorado Convention Center, Denver

new general managers Named Across the state

Congratulations to the new general managers at the following dealerships:

  • Clark Staton, Broadway Dodge  

  • John Chavez, Burt Ford on Broadway

  • Sterling Dixon, Courtesy Acura

  • Jeff Thorpe, Go Chevrolet (North Broadway--an AutoNation store)

  • Mike Peebles, Freeway Ford

  • Tom Daniels (GM and owner), Landmark Lincoln Mercury

  • Paul Giovoni, Lithia Centennial Chrysler Jeep

  • Anthony Brownlee, Lithia VW in Thornton

  • Jeff Jennerjohn, Lithia Chrysler Jeep (Havana Street in Aurora)

  • Dave Dunn, Lithia Cherry Creek Dodge  

  • Scott Rodulphi, Saturn of Denver

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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 milestones@cadaonline.org.  Also include your contact information for further follow-up.

 


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