October 2019 Newsletter

Virginia Dealers, VADA Attend 2019 NADA Washington, D.C. Conference

From left to right: Mike Suttle of Suttle Motors, U.S. Congressman Ben Cline, Bill Carrico (VADA Field Rep), Pete Kesterson (General Manager, Don Beyer Volvo), Patty Suttle (Mike’s wife) Several members of our dealer community joined the VADA team last month at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s annual Washington Conference. This two-day event helps educate

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Dealers Travel to D.C. to Support Virginia Legislative Black Caucus

Late last month, members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland gathered for a shared fundraiser in Washington, D.C. Joining the crowd were Congressman Bobby Scott (D) of Virginia, Congressman Andrew Brown (D) of Maryland, former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and VADA members and staff. Many thanks to Dan

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Form I-9 Not Really Expiring

Form I-9 is an employment eligibility verification document that employers use to confirm an individual’s identity and right to work in the U.S. There have been numerous versions of Form I-9. It is important that you use the most current version containing the following designator: Rev. 07/17/2017N. What may be confusing is that this form

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Review Your Employee Handbook

If you are an employer confused about the federal government’s position on handbook provisions requiring civility and professional behavior by employees in internet and social media posts, you are not alone. Common sense suggests business-like behavior should be encouraged. But the National Labor Relations Board has not always agreed. Under the Obama administration, the EEOC

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Get A Release

Last month, we examined whether a release a dealership receives is effective. As we discussed, a release is a contract. It requires offer, acceptance, and consideration. If you are going to give something of value you do not already owe, make sure it resolves the matter. Get a release so that the customer cannot take

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VADA Expands Preferred Endorsement of Dealertrack Registration and Title Solutions

Dealertrack’s Accelerated Title solution gives Virginia dealers faster vehicle payoff and title release on top of existing expedited registration and title processing Virginia dealers have access to a new tool that will continue to improve daily efficiency and bring a modern, streamlined and electronic registration and title process, as VADA has expanded its preferred endorsement

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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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Commemorating Ron Kody of Richmond Ford Lincoln

Today at Richmond Ford Lincoln, Del. Jeff Bourne and representatives of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association presented Ron Kody, president of Richmond Ford Lincoln and  2019 Time magazine Quality Automobile Dealer of the Year Nominee for Virginia, with a resolution passed earlier this year in the General Assembly. “The work he does in the community far outweighs

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Priority Toyota Chesapeake Earns Top Toyota Honor

Priority Toyota Chesapeake was named Toyota Motor Corp.’s prestigious “Best in Town” award winner for 2019. The award recognizes the dealership’s groundbreaking program that trains non-violent Norfolk City Jail inmates as automotive technicians. Established in 2014, the award is presented by Toyota President Akio Toyoda to one U.S. dealership each year. Priority Toyota Chesapeake received

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