Don Hall’s Monthly Columns

Here, find a collection of VADA President and CEO Don Hall’s timely and relevant analysis on the auto industry in Virginia.

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

Key overtime win highlights importance of Electric Election campaign Our summer PAC campaign continues August 2021 In an election as vital as Virginia’s in 2021, you cannot be without a voice as voters choose the leaders who will chart the path our industry takes for years to come. It wasn’t long ago when you faced

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Message from Don Hall

Delivering legislative wins requires more than hard work The upcoming election season also requires an investment in our future February 2022 As you know, a record month takes work. Sales records are predicated on a lot of small wins and many people working behind the scenes to achieve a goal. As we’ve repeatedly told you,

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A Message from Don Hall

Join our fight in advocating for our industry  Use VADA’s new Action Center to weigh in on issues impacting your business January 2022 The General Assembly is underway, and your team at the VADA has been working at the State Capitol fighting for dealers across Virginia. And we could use your help. We’re launching a

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A Message from Don Hall

A General Assembly session that drove dealers forward Months of hard work and planning lead to unanimous passage of warranty/recall bill and other successes March 2022 The General Assembly is nearing the finish line after two months of lobbying, legislating, and letter writing by the VADA team and our members. All that hard work has

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A Message from Don Hall: April 2022

Keep your eye on the ball and build new relationships as industry uncertainty continues April 2022 This summer marks my 35th year serving the auto dealers of Virginia. And it’s been longer than that working in the industry. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: Don’t take your eye off the ball. While demand

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A Message from Don Hall: May 2022

Thriving in Uncertainty by Putting the Customer First …Will we see you in Asheville? If not, why not? May 2022 Our annual convention is just a few weeks away. It is always a time to reflect on the past year, and the road ahead. At last year’s convention, dealers had already adapted to the realities

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A Message from Don Hall

The holiday season arrives after a year of success More opportunities are on the horizon in the coming year December 2021 The holiday season is once again upon us offering an opportunity to celebrate the resilience and success dealers have shown through another year of challenges. This pandemic has peaks and valleys, but one thing

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A Message from Don Hall

This critical election needs your voice and your vote Casting a ballot is our solemn duty October 2021 Voting isn’t just our right as citizens. It’s also our duty. We urge dealers to encourage your employees to vote, and we ask that you help them carry out their civic responsibility by giving them the time

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