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Urgent: Infectious Disease Plan Deadline 7 Days Away

September 18, 2020

As you know, next Friday, Sept. 25 is the deadline for certain employers to implement and train select employees on an infectious disease preparedness and response plan. The plan is among requirements for “medium” level employers with 11 or more employees under Virginia’s COVID-19 workplace safety regulations known as the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). Through our ETS checklist, webinar

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Dealer Board Approves Additional Background Check Vendors

September 11, 2020

Since Aug. 1, dealers have been responsible for completing the required background checks for initial salesperson licenses through a Dealer Board-approved vendor. As of Sept. 9, six vendors have been approved. While the Dealer Board considers others, which dealers have recommended and VADA has passed along, be sure to use one of the six already

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What Are You Doing to Safeguard Your Customer Data?

September 11, 2020

We have written extensively on customer data protection issues. There has been no hotter issue considered by state legislatures, principally because of passage in California of consumer data rights legislation with which California dealers have been struggling to comply. We have noted that the California legislation was passed hurriedly, with complex and confusing provisions that

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Zurich Helps Dealers Deliver in Digital Environment

September 11, 2020

Many of Virginia’s auto dealers have pushed for transformations in how they operate since the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year. A big part of that is driving a greater volume of digital sales, which has led to changes across the retail spectrum. On the Finance and Insurance side of the retail auto market, Zurich

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STAFF PROFILE: ELVYS MARTINEZ

September 11, 2020

This is one in a series of profiles of VADA and Integrum Advisors team members. With these profiles, we ask them to share a story — funny, touching, insightful, or meaningful. Here’s Elvys Martinez, our Enrollment Manager at Integrum Advisors. Just like some actors are found in Hollywood, we discovered Elvys working at a local

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A Message From Don Hall

September 11, 2020

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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A Message from Don Hall

August 10, 2020

AUGUST 2020   To beat them at their own game, we need to play on their field. I drive a big SUV. I’ve always liked big cars, and those who know me will tell you – for better or worse – that a big internal-combustion tank on four wheels jives with my personality. I’m a

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Sweetie Boy Delivers Helps with Digital Sales

August 10, 2020

Selling more vehicles via online channels is a great way to grow business. But those vehicles sometimes need to get delivered directly to their new owners – who might live around the corner or another part of the state. That’s where Sweetie Boy Delivers (SBD) – one of VADA’s newest allied members – comes in.

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Yes, you need eye wash stations in your shop.

August 10, 2020

Here’s why. By: Michael Allen, Executive Manager, VADA Group Self-Insurance Association, mallen@vada.com, 804-545-3012   On occasion, we are asked why our safety recommendations exceed OSHA standards, which are the guidelines for recommendations made by commercial safety & compliance companies. The reason is that our guidance serves a different purpose than does theirs. These companies are

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