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A Message from Don Hall

February 2020   This week is “crossover week” in the General Assembly, meaning bills that have survived the House of Delegates are sent to the Senate – and Senate bills go on to the House for consideration. Your VADA legislative team – Anne Gambardella, Tommy Lukish and me – has been successful with numerous compromises

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A Message from Don Hall

January 2020   The 2020 General Assembly convened earlier this month – which means your VADA team is heavily involved with legislation that could have an impact on your business. Again, it’s important to note that every Senator and Delegate was elected in November. In total, we’re talking 140 legislators across both houses of the

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A Message from Don Hall

December 2019 As we approach year’s end, I understand this is an important time for your businesses. It is also a magical season with family and friends. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or another holiday, I hope you enjoy this time of year with those important to you and have a safe and wonderful finish

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Your Source for Virginia Dealer News

Everything You Need to Know to Be a Successful and Competitive Automotive Dealer in Virginia. To submit a story, email us at teamvada@vada.com. To read President & CEO Don Hall’s important monthly messages, click here. To get our news delivered to your inbox each month, click here. Protecting Your Dealership from Coronavirus February 26, 2020 You

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A Message From Don Hall

By now, you’re probably aware that we have a completely new legislature coming into Richmond for the 2020 General Assembly session. During the recent elections, Democrats claimed majorities in both the House of Delegates and Senate. Add in the Governor, and this is the first time since 1993 that the Democrats have controlled both the

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Speakers

Devon Harris Born on Christmas Day, 1964 and raised in a violent ghetto environment in Kingston, Jamaica, the greatest gift Devon Harris ever received was the belief that a positive attitude and a never say die philosophy would carry him farther than a sense of injustice and a heart filled with anger. A graduate of

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A Message from Don Hall

October 2019 In less than a month, Virginians will step into the voting booth to elect the 140 legislators who will help lead our Commonwealth for the next two years. Tuesday, Nov. 5, is Election Day. This year, every seat in the House of Delegates and Senate is open, and many will be filled by

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A Message from Don Hall

A few months ago, I was on the road and spent some time observing sales training. I closed my eyes – and it took me back some 40 years. Everything I was hearing in terms of best practices was exactly what our leading dealers were advocating when I first joined our industry. Granted, how we

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A Message From Don Hall

Greetings from VADA, Summer is finally here, and that means our annual Family Convention is right around the corner! We are only a few weeks away from the biggest event we host each year, this time at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. I cannot express enough how important it is that you participate or send

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A Message from Don Hall

Greetings from VADA, I hope you all had a nice Easter with your families and are enjoying this warm, spring weather. Earlier this month, the VADA Executive Committee met to discuss the Association’s current state of affairs and other business items. I am pleased to report it was a successful and productive meeting. VADA has

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