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A Message from Don Hall

March 20, 2021

Springtime for Dealers With the vaccine rollout and lifting restrictions, optimism is in the air. March 2021 The days are longer, brighter, and getting warmer. The COVID vaccine rollout is in full swing, and restrictions on our nation and businesses are slowly lifting. As a dealer and an American, there is much to look forward

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Remembering Sean Brickell

March 20, 2021

March 4, 2021 We are saddened by the loss of Sean Brickell, our longtime friend and, among his many personal and professional pursuits, executive vice president of the Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association. Sean passed away suddenly yesterday. The remembrances online for Sean are many. The headline in The Virginian-Pilot calls Sean “a powerhouse in the Hampton Roads

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The Big Lie about EV sales

March 20, 2021

Mike Stanton, NADA President and CEO As someone who has dedicated his career to advocating on behalf of America’s franchised auto dealers, I’ve embraced the reality that one of my chief roles is to serve as Myth Buster In Chief. Before we get into why this myth persists, and why it’s morphed into such a

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2021 Compliance Quiz

March 20, 2021

By Michael G. Charapp Charapp & Weiss LLP Last month’s newsletter discussed changes dealers have implemented because of the pandemic and many changes dealers are likely to have to adopt because of the fallout of the 2020 national election. How well do you understand the issues you are likely to face in these turbulent times?

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Member Profile: Zack Cochran, GM, Whitten Brothers

March 20, 2021

Zack Cochran’s career didn’t begin in the car business. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he entered the world of municipal finance, serving as an advisor to governments and agencies on state and local finances. He was good at the job, “but I knew I didn’t want to do that the rest of my

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VADA/Integrum Profile: Melissa Roberts

March 20, 2021

Integrum’s Melissa Roberts cherishes connections with clients and time spent with family Today we meet Melissa Roberts, a client advocate at Integrum Advisors. Melissa has been in the insurance industry for 29 years, first working at Guardian Life Insurance and then USI Insurance Services before landing the job at Integrum. Outside of her 29-year insurance

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Allied Member Profile: D+R

March 20, 2021

Sign Up to Join: Electric utilities set to promote VA’s EV Dealerships Join the DRIVE EV National EV Dealership Network Nine electric cooperatives in Virginia (plus two in Maryland and Delaware) are encouraging their customers to purchase electric vehicles. Together, these cooperatives provide electricity to about 1.5 million customers. Each cooperative’s website provides in-depth information about EVs,

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Stimulus Impacts on Dealers: Employee Leave, COBRA

March 17, 2021

The $1.9 trillion stimulus bill that President Joe Biden signed earlier this month will completely pay COBRA premiums for laid off employees, and the legislation extends tax credits for businesses that continue to pay for COVID-19 related leave. Our colleagues at SESCO Management Consultants provide this rundown of key points about that legislation and about

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 7

February 28, 2021

As General Assembly special session draws to a close, measures promoting EVs head to governor’s desk State budget does not include funding for EV rebate program Session 2021, Issue 7 March 1, 2021 The General Assembly completed its work for the 2021 session in the last hours of Saturday, Feb. 27, though the session officially

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