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NADA Foundation Gives $1 Million+ to Dealership Employees After Hurricane Ida

More than $1 million has been dispersed to over 1,100 dealership families working to rebuild after the catastrophic storm.

Utah Senator Mitt Romney Visits Salt Lake City Kenworth Dealership

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) visited Kenworth Sales Company in Salt Lake City for a two-hour visit including a roundtable discussion about workforce issues and technician recruitment and training followed by a facility tour led by dealer principal and former ATD Chairman Kyle Treadway.

2022 TIME Dealer of the Year Nominees Announced

The award, sponsored by Ally Financial, celebrates franchised new-car dealers for exceptional business performance and outstanding community service.

2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Oscar Horton Offers Guest Lecture to Indiana University Business Students

The guest lecture is part of the annual Truck Dealer of the Year award program, which offers the winner the opportunity to speak to business students with an interest in entrepreneurship.

NADA Leaders Present Relief Checks to Dealership Employees Impacted by Hurricane Ida

As a result of Hurricane Ida, the Emergency Relief Fund has distributed $170,000 to 190 dealership families in Louisiana and is working to process an additional 400 applications for assistance.

Dealers Drive Education in Their Local Communities

As a new school year kicks off with some uncertainty, one thing is for sure: Dealers will continue to support education.

Ally Celebrates TIME Dealer of the Year Rick DeSilva, Jr.

To honor DeSilva, award sponsor Ally Financial hosted an event for the second-generation dealer in Mahwah, N.J. on Aug. 12, 2021.

Show Chairman Scott Dube Talks Excitement of In-Person NADA Show 2022 with CBT

Earlier this week, NADA Show Committee chairman Scott Dube joined CBT News host Jim Fitzpatrick to discuss the 2022 NADA Show coming back to Las Vegas March 10-13, 2022.

Meet Joe: One of the Many Veterans Working as Service Techs Across the Country

America’s new-car and -truck dealerships are a great place for military veterans to establish a long-lasting, rewarding career.

5 Most Cost-Effective Best Practices for Reducing Dealership Energy Use

To help secure recognition for dealers who are leading the pack, NADA/ATD and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are conducting a dealership Energy Use Survey.

NADA Honors Life of Director of Program Development and Academy Instructor Michael Fullam

NADA’s director of Program Development, Michael Fullam, passed away on July 8 after a fight against cancer.

Auto Shows Thriving in a COVID World

Moving into the remainder of 2021 and beyond, auto show organizers are hopeful that OEMs will continue their support by participating in shows across the country.

Women Dealers are a Force on NADA Board of Directors

These women are vital to the organization’s leadership and have proved indispensable players, influencing policy and driving the auto retail industry forward.

2020 Time Dealer of the Year Susan Moffitt Proves the Undeniable Power of Women in Automotive Retail

Moffitt is also committed to helping support younger generations of dealers and dealership employees and most recently spoke about the power of women in the auto retail industry at the Women Driving Auto Retail happy hour event held in conjunction with NADA Show 2021.

NADA Honors the Legacy of First NADA Chairwoman

During 2008, Annette Sykora was at the helm as NADA chairwoman, the first woman leading the organization during one of the industry’s most challenging economic and regulatory times in decades.

NADA Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and NADA honors the women in auto retail, past and present, who have made dealerships a great place for women for develop a career and succeed professionally.

ADESA Charity Auction Raises $40,000 for Canine Companions at NADA Show 2021

At this year’s first-ever virtual NADA Show, ADESA hosted their annual charity auction to benefit the NADA Foundation to support Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).

4th Annual Women Driving Auto Retail Video Contest Semifinalists Announced

Launched in August 2019, the video contest is part of NADA’s Women Driving Auto Retail initiative, which highlights the current voices of women working in dealerships and encourages other women to pursue automotive careers.

Franchise Meetings Offer Dealers Prime Opportunity to Connect and Ask OEMs Questions at NADA Show 2021

While dealers won’t be able to convene in-person in New Orleans, the Auto Industry Event of the Year will still go on – offering all the benefits the Show has to offer, including the opportunity for dealers to get exclusive insights into their respective brands via franchise meetings with OEM representatives.

Dealership Buy-Sell Firm Haig Partners Makes $10,000 Donation to NADA Workforce Initiative and Launches Match Program

In addition to their $10,000 donation, Haig Partners is launching a match program that could generate another $20,000.

North Carolina Dealer Launches Classic Car Restoration Contest to Keep Service Department Employees Working

John Hiester of the Heister Automotive Group in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. created a competition pinning teams of service employees against each other to restore classic vehicles.

NADA Announces 4th Annual Women Driving Auto Retail Video Contest

Share how you have adapted as a woman inside your dealership and why the auto retail industry is still a great career path.

2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Oscar Horton Gives Indiana University Business Students Virtual Lecture

The guest lecture is part of the annual Truck Dealer of the Year award program, which offers the winner the opportunity to speak to business students with an interest in entrepreneurship.

Auto Dealers Fighting the Impact of West Coast Wildfires

In Oregon, franchised dealers have mobilized quickly and offered support to victims of the wildfires with monetary donations.

Suicide Prevention Day Offers Dealers an Opportunity to Enhance Business Culture

Suicide isn’t something we talk about in the automotive retail space frequently; however, given the struggles our world is facing due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is an important time to add mental health and suicide prevention to the conversation around recovery.

NADA Hosts Second Virtual Town Hall Meeting Offering Dealers Latest Updates During COVID-19

While full recovery is months ahead, Chairman Rhett Ricart, and President and CEO Peter Welch addressed dealers during NADA’s second all-dealer virtual town hall on Thursday, May 22.

NADA Chairman Says Dealers Are Helping America Get Back to Work

“America’s auto dealers are putting people back to work,” said NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart in a recent video message to dealers, employees and customers.

How Digital Retailing Impacts Profitability

NADA Academy instructor Michael Lucki and Roadster chief marketing officer Michelle Denogean examined profitability for dealership sales relative to a dealers’ digital retailing capabilities, and shared best practices on how to increase profitability per vehicle sold.

AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson Talks COVID-19 Impact on CNBC’s Squawk Box

“I think it was a great moment for every dealership in America that proved to be a pillar of their communities.”

Digital Marketing Framework for Navigating Uncertain Times

There is no one-size-fits-all solution in digital marketing for dealerships, especially during the current situation. Dealers must learn to use frameworks and data to make decisions on how to navigate uncertain times.

ATD and 116 Industry Stakeholders Call for Suspension of Federal Excise Tax (FET) on Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers

ATD led a letter to congressional leaders urging suspension of the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on new heavy-duty trucks and trailers through 2021.

Proven Fixed Ops Strategies During COVID-19

NADA hosted a webinar, Proven Fixed Ops Strategies During COVID-19, offering members insights and best practices to keep their dealership service bays busy by sharing the right messaging with customers through the best channels.

ATD Wants Your Coronavirus Community Story

ATD wants to highlight what dealers are doing to support their local communities, including first responders, charitable organizations and families, during this difficult time.

What Exactly Is “Digital Retailing” and What Should Dealers Consider When Engaging Vendors?

As part of NADA’s Dealership Lifeline Webinar Series, NADA provided an overview of online sales and the types of technical assistance dealers will likely need to implement or enhance a customer-focused online sales experience.

Digital Retailing Disruption – The Dealer Perspective

While the coronavirus pandemic accelerated the implementation of digital retailing tools, dealers are focused on aligning with their customers’ wants and needs.

NADA Wants Your Coronavirus Community Story

NADA wants to highlight what dealers are doing to support their local communities, including first responders, charitable organizations and families, during this difficult time. Tell us about your experience and your staff, community and store.

NADA Leadership Hosts Virtual All Dealer Town Hall Meeting

NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart and NADA President and CEO Peter Welch provided insights into the current state of the auto retail environment and reviewed current NADA initiatives to help dealers manage COVID-19.

Keeping the Wheels Turning in the Accounting Office with a Remote Workforce

To help dealers ensure that their accounting departments continue to support the needs of the dealership, NADA hosted a webinar, Keeping the Wheels Turning in the Accounting Office with a Remote Workforce.

Managing Service Operations: Making it through the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to hold the country captive, auto repair and service departments at franchised car dealers remain open for business, ensuring the safety and reliability of personal transportation for all Americans.

Build a 60 Day Profit Protection Plan

The fifth webinar in the NADA Dealership Lifeline Webinar Series explored how dealers can quickly adapt to the circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic and positively impact the profitability of their businesses.

Managing Cash Flow: Making it through the COVID-19 Pandemic

NADA experts from the Academy and 20 Group hosted a webinar offering dealers practical sources of immediate cash and other cash flow essentials to ensure that dealerships maintain the lifeblood of their business.

Peter Welch Shares What Dealers are Facing During COVID-19

NADA President and CEO Peter Welch spoke with Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein on the publication’s Daily Drive Podcast highlighting NADA’s efforts to support dealers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NADA’s First Dealership Lifeline Webinar Series Program Offers Dealers Insights on SBA Paycheck Protection Program

To help navigate the PPP process and provide insights on what the new PPP means for small businesses, including dealers, NADA hosted a webinar on Wednesday, April 1.

White House Provides Update on COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, the White House released an updated comprehensive list of tools and resources in the fight against coronavirus.

How Commercial Trucks are Keeping America Stocked

In times of mass uncertainty, one critical and essential business is commercial truck sales and service, to keep the country stocked with basic necessities.

NADA Online Resources Offer Dealers Tools for Operating in a New Business Environment

As dealers are maneuvering their operations and adapting to the state of business stemming from the coronavirus, NADA has a number of resources to support dealers along the way.

Auto Dealerships are Stepping Up During COVID-19

From increased sanitizing and cleaning to maintaining social distancing, auto dealerships are doing everything they can to keep their customers, employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Necessary Car and Truck Sales are Essential Business

The Trump administration issued guidance classifying automotive service as essential. While the essential nature of automotive service is not really in question, as service and repair is required to keep America’s fleet of cars and trucks on the road.

10 Semifinalists Named in the Women Driving Auto Retail Video Contest

The winner will be announced at NADA Show 2020 on Monday, Feb. 17 at 12:30 p.m. PT on NADA’s Live Stage.

Deadline Extended for Women Driving Auto Retail Video Contest Submissions

NADA has extended the deadline for submissions to the third annual Women Driving Auto Retail video contest to January 31, 2020.

Ford Donates $100,000 to the NADA Foundation’s Workforce Initiative

“Ford joins an esteemed group of car and commercial truck manufacturers that support the NADA Foundation’s efforts to spark an interest in service technician careers.”

Cost Effective Ways to Improve Dealership Safety

Safety and health initiatives can prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. In fact, studies have shown that effective safety and health initiatives can save $4 to $6 for every dollar invested.

OSHA Safe + Sound Week is a Good Time to Evaluate Dealership Workplace Safety Standards

With the annual OSHA Safe + Sound Week upon us, it is a great time to evaluate your dealership’s workplace health and safety and review the tools available to enhance compliance