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Flexibility for Paycheck Protection Program

On June 5, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), bringing several critical changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The bill originated in the U.S. House of Representatives, where it passed 417-1 the week prior. On June 4, 2020, the U.S. Senate approved the measure by unanimous consent. The

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Governor Northam issues statewide mask requirement

Plus: Get our free mask sign download for all Virginia dealers (below) Starting Friday (May 29), “All patrons in the Commonwealth aged ten and over shall when entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside the settings listed [in Executive Order 63, Paragraph A] cover their mouth and nose with a face covering, as described and

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SBA releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, corresponding instructions

On Friday (May 15), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in working with the U.S. Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application with instructions on how to apply. “SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities,” the

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Capitol Briefs 5 (2.10.20)

Senate removes safety inspection repeal from omnibus transportation package. House considers legislation on vehicle emissions standards. Business-centric measures undergo review in both chambers.   Session 2020, Issue 5 February 10, 2020 It appears safety inspections will remain. How frequently they’re required is to be determined. For weeks now, your legislative team has been hard at

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Capitol Briefs 2 (1.20.20)

A recap of session’s second week, legislative tracking to date, plus excitement for Dealer Day at the Capitol Wednesday, January 22. Session 2020, Issue 2 January 20, 2020 Greetings from VADA, We are two weeks through the General Assembly’s 2020 Regular Session, and there is excitement aplenty on Capitol Square. It was a noteworthy week

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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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Protect Your Dealership by Protecting Your Customer Data

Preventing Data Leakage We have written about the increased government scrutiny of data protection by businesses. Dealers should recognize this, and they should make data protection a priority. The FTC has been emphasizing the importance of data protection for nearly two decades. On July 24, the Commission sent its strongest message ever. It announced an

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Lessons from the Road

Throughout each year, VADA leaders and members participate in events and meetings hosted by other industry organizations. Recently, Jason Wilson, VADA general manager, attended a peer group meeting of the Automotive Trade Association Executives. He walked away with some key insights about VADA. VADA Stands as a Unique Organization This is an important first distinction that

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Manheim Express App Enhancements to Help You Sell

Since launching in July 2018, the Manheim Express app has continued to raise the stakes in digital wholesaling and elevate the client experience. With hundreds of field representatives across the nation, Manheim Express Concierge provides you with a dedicated expert to help you sell vehicles. Last month, Manheim launched two Concierge enhancements to bring you even

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Congratulations Mike Suttle, Newly Elected NADA Director for Virginia

Congratulations Mike Suttle, Newly Elected NADA Director for Virginia Congratulations to Mike Suttle of Suttle Motors in Newport News. He’s been elected as NADA director for Virginia. A third-generation dealer, Mike and his family have served Hampton Roads since the start of the 20th century. His grandfather, Michael Suttle Sr., immigrated from Lebanon at age 15 and opened a bicycle shop

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