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Capitol Briefs 4 (2.03.20)

February 3, 2020

It appears safety inspections will remain. How frequently they’re required is to be determined.   Session 2020, Issue 4 February 3, 2020 Safety inspections For weeks now, your legislative team has been hard at work advocating that the Commonwealth keep annual inspections in place. To support our case, we have cited where other states experienced

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Capitol Briefs 3 (1.27.20)

January 24, 2020

Session’s third week features successful Dealer Day plus continued efforts to maintain Virginia’s safety inspection program.   Session 2020, Issue 3 January 27, 2020 Last Wednesday, VADA held its annual Dealer Day at the Capitol event here in Richmond, and we are pleased to share it was a tremendous success. Thank you to those who traveled

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RECAP: Dealer Day at the Capitol 2020

January 23, 2020

JANUARY 22, 2020 More than 90 leaders from dealerships across Virginia, along with VADA staff, traveled to Richmond to “bring horsepower to the Capitol” as part of VADA’s annual Dealer Day at the Capitol event.  “We’re here because it matters,” VADA President and CEO Don Hall told attendees at a pre-event luncheon at the Omni

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Capitol Briefs 2 (1.20.20)

January 20, 2020

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

January 13, 2020

January 2020   The 2020 General Assembly convened earlier this month – which means your VADA team is heavily involved with legislation that could have an impact on your business. Again, it’s important to note that every Senator and Delegate was elected in November. In total, we’re talking 140 legislators across both houses of the

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#MeToo and Pay Equity

January 13, 2020

Speaking of pay plans, have you ever investigated whether individualized pay plans may cause the dealership a pay equity problem? This is usually not an issue with salespeople paid under a plan for the entire sales force. Managers are a different story, however. Because of different job requirements, different experience levels, unique skill levels, competition

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Changing of the NADA Guard

January 13, 2020

There’s a changing of the guard coming next month. Mike Suttle, of Suttle Motors in Newport News (pictured), will take over as NADA director for Virginia, as Bruce Farrell of Berglund Automotive Group in Roanoke exits the role after three years of service. A third-generation dealer, Suttle and his family have served Hampton Roads since the start

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W.B. Mason Offers One-Stop Service

January 13, 2020

As your dealership looks for office supplies and more, there’s a new name in town. W.B. Mason recently acquired R&R Office Solutions, which means you now have access to even more products. Founded in 1898, W.B. Mason is passionate about offering amazingly low prices, superior delivery and outstanding personal service to dealerships of all sizes.

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Northwood University Presents Dealer Award to Dennis Ellmer

January 13, 2020

Dennis Ellmer, owner and president of Priority Automotive in Chesapeake, will receive the Northwood University Dealer Education Award during the NADA convention next month. For more than 50 years, this award has recognized automotive retail leaders who have made noteworthy contributions to education in the industry. Honorees are recognized for their substantial dedication over numerous

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