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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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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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