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A Message From Don Hall

June 5, 2019

Greetings from VADA, Summer is finally here, and that means our annual Family Convention is right around the corner! We are only a few weeks away from the biggest event we host each year, this time at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. I cannot express enough how important it is that you participate or send

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Why Disarm Yourself With Your Suppliers?

June 4, 2019

For years we have emphasized the importance of a company policy for supplier contracts. There are many suppliers of many goods and services. For dealers, it is a buyers’ market. Why then do dealers not use their buying power? Do not just sign the form agreement tendered by a supplier without a careful review. One

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EEO-1 Pay Data By September 30, 2019

June 4, 2019

Last month we reported that a federal court in the District of Columbia ruled improper the federal Office of Management and Budget’s action blocking revision by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of its EEO-1 form to include pay data by race, ethnicity, and sex. The court recently ruled that covered employers must follow the Obama

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In Memory of Robert Rosenthal

June 4, 2019

We are sad to report the passing of Robert Rosenthal, head and founder of the Rosenthal Automotive Group. He died over Memorial Day weekend at the age of 91. An eminently successful automobile retailer, Bob Rosenthal spent his career running and building the vast dealership organization that bears his name. A native Washingtonian, he started

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Another Successful CFO, Controller & HR Seminar

June 4, 2019

On Thursday, May 23rd, VADA hosted our Virginia Dealer University CFO, Controller & HR Seminar at The Place in Glen Allen. We discussed current trends in the industry as well as HR updates and methods to ensure your dealership is protected against fraud and cybercriminals. We had experts from Dixon Hughes Goodman, SESCO Management, Core

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Marketing Auto Insurance at Your Dealership – What You Need to Know

June 4, 2019

So…an insurance company wants you to do some marketing for them by making your customers aware of their products during the sales process, maybe by the use of brochures or providing a link from your website to their website. This is a common practice within the industry and, depending on your customer’s needs, can be

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Update Regarding OSHA And VOSH Reporting Requirements

June 4, 2019

Please read the following update to the reporting and recording requirements under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH).  We encourage you to forward along this information to those in your organization responsible for reporting OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301, as the following information may impact

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2019 CFO, Controller & HR Seminar Presentations

May 24, 2019

Please click the links below for the presentations from the CFO, Controller & HR Seminar. Thank you for attending! The Me Too Movement, Marijuana & Other Labor Law Updates Bill Ford, SESCO Management   Are You Prepared Against Fraud? Ryan Holman & Thomas England, Dixon Hughes Goodman   How to Recruit & Retain Top Talent

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VADA Is Pleased to Welcome Senator Charles Carrico

April 25, 2019

The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association is proud to announce that Charles W. (“Bill”) Carrico, Sr., will be joining VADA as a Senior Field Representative for our Southwest Virginia region, beginning May 1, 2019. Mr. Carrico, 57, has been a member of the Virginia State Senate since 2012. He will retire from the Senate, where he

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