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Protecting Your Dealership from Coronavirus

February 26, 2020

You have been hearing and reading about the coronavirus. News reports about its seriousness vary, some saying it is no more serious than a flu outbreak with others worrying it is a serious health event that could kill thousands and affect the world economy. As a dealer, pay attention to precautions issued about the disease

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Capitol Briefs 7 (2.24.2020)

February 24, 2020

House and Senate pass varying versions of a state budget, will ultimately compromise and present a single version to the Governor. Also, read (and watch) the latest on safety inspections.   Session 2020, Issue 7 February 24, 2020   Monday, February 24 marks Day 47 of the General Assembly’s 2020 Regular Session. Just 60-days in

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Virginia’s own represent on national stage

February 19, 2020

Virginia dealer leaders were recognized on a national level at this past weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association Show in Las Vegas.   First, there’s Liza Myers Borches, President and CEO of Carter Myers Automotive. She was this year’s recipient of the Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award. Named after Barbara Cox, the late co-owner of

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Capitol Briefs 6 (2.17.20)

February 17, 2020

After crossover, work continues for the General Assembly and VADA. More Democratic bills are still alive in 2020 compared to the last 60-day session. Plus, read for an update on headline legislation and industry specific bills.   Session 2020, Issue 6 February 17, 2020 We are in the latter half of the General Assembly’s 2020

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A Message from Don Hall

February 10, 2020

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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Capitol Briefs 5 (2.10.20)

February 10, 2020

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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Honoring a Legacy

February 7, 2020

The legacy and memory of longtime VADA member Karen C. Radley was honored with a recent donation that continues her passion for hoseback riding for all. Radley Chevrolet / Cadillac management team members – including Bill Redding, Sherry Crews, John Buckner, Jonathan Pittman and Robert Bruce – joined VADA’s Paul Stone and Michael Allen to

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Twenty for 2020

February 7, 2020

2019 saw U.S. new vehicle sales of just over 17 million units. While that was 200,000 units shy of 2018, it exceeded the NADA prediction of 16.8 million annual sales. The continuing consistency of the market is the good news for dealers, but the bad news is the many challenges dealers face. But what year

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VADA Group Self-Insurance Association launches new smartphone app

February 7, 2020

VADA GSIA has developed and launched a new smartphone app for its members. Available on Google Play and the Apple store, the app has three functions: Speed up claims reporting time. Provide an instant safety inspection. Facilitate the creation of a safety reward program in dealerships. The primary purpose of the app is to speed

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