Don Hall

A Message from Don Hall

Looking back — and mostly forward Winning every day for VA’s dealer body May 2021 In the car and truck business, dealers live month to month. But at VADA, part of our job is to think months and years ahead — which, with your support, allows you to keep the focus on your daily operations. As

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A Message from Don Hall

A tribute to Senator John Warner, an advocate for dealers And a warm welcome to our in-person convention June 2021 Many years ago, we hosted a meet-and-greet luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Virginia senator John Warner could not attend, but promised me he’d stop by and say hello. At one moment in the event,

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A Message from Don Hall

Springtime for Dealers With the vaccine rollout and lifting restrictions, optimism is in the air. March 2021 The days are longer, brighter, and getting warmer. The COVID vaccine rollout is in full swing, and restrictions on our nation and businesses are slowly lifting. As a dealer and an American, there is much to look forward

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A Message from Don Hall

  True success means planning for succession April 2021 The ride of life won’t last forever. That’s the hard truth. You may have experienced great success in building your business, but those who are true success stories plan for a future for their families and businesses when they’re gone. It’s there in the very word

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A Message from Don Hall

  Leading from the front: Why we are “all-in” on EVs in Virginia February 2021 Since EVs first began appearing, the internal combustion engine (ICE) powered automotive industry has been portrayed as anti-electric. The perception is false — dealers will sell any vehicle in demand, and sell those vehicles better than anyone else. But at the

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A Message from Don Hall

January 2021   The 2021 General Assembly session convened this month, and to say that things are a little bit different would be a major understatement. Ensuring that the legislators understand our industry and the impact that proposed legislation could have on your business – for good or bad – is a primary function of

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A Message from Don Hall

If I had a crystal ball this time last year, and was looking at what 2020 would hold, I never would have believed the year we just experienced. Without question, the novel coronavirus had a tremendous impact on dealerships across the Commonwealth. New state and federal directives put unyielding and constantly evolving restrictions on how

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A Message from Don Hall

NOVEMBER 2020   While the coronavirus pandemic has consumed much of our attention in 2020, we find ourselves nearing the end of the calendar. No doubt, this has been a year of change — one that has necessitated changes in the way we do business for the betterment of employees and customers and comes with

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A Message From Don Hall

OCTOBER 2020   Voting on November 3 is more than your Constitutional right. As Americans, and in appreciation for the many who fought for generations to protect that fundamental right, voting is also your responsibility. Certainly, the pandemic has shifted the voting experience, but many people are able to vote early this year – and,

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A Message From Don Hall

SEPTEMBER 2020   Across Virginia and the country, students are going back to school, although in a very different way in many cases. From preschool to college, much of this next generation – including many of our children and grandchildren – is learning remotely. Without question, education during this pandemic is very different, especially when you

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