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Takin’ It to the Streets

Rock and roll legends The Doobie Brothers hung out in, and drew inspiration from, a house that a dealer family built.

Closing Out an Historic Year

NADA Live Show Sessions Provide a Glimpse into What’s Ahead.

How Dealers and Car Companies Adapted in 2020

“A dramatic change had to take place in marketing strategies and communications in very short order,” Sturm said about the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020.

Getting the Most Out of NADA Show

Live Stage Sessions Cover Where Dealers Have Been and What’s Ahead

Television Advertising During and After the Pandemic

Car dealerships have three big questions when it comes to television advertising these days, TVB President and CEO Steve Lanzano said during his Wednesday session on the NADA Live Stage.

Adaptation and Reinvention

NADA Show Virtual Live Stage Features New Ways NADA Is Supporting Dealers.

Rick DeSilva, Jr. Named 2021 TIME Dealer of the Year

Regional Finalists were Michael Molstead, Christine Alicandro Karnolt, Timothy Crenwelge and Christina Dawkins.

Building Brand Awareness with Television

Television has the power to drive people to take action.

Auto Dealers Gather Virtually to Make Their Voices Heard in Washington

The three E’s – the elections, the economy and engaging with legislators were at the forefront of day two of NADA’s first virtual Washington Conference.

Storming the Hill Without the Fly-In: NADA Holds First All-Virtual Washington Conference

“Congress needs to hear from you. Tell them how the pandemic has reshaped your business. Share what the auto industry needs to make a strong comeback and prepare for the road ahead.”

Vehicles are Critical in a Lockdown

As Congress is poised to pass a historic $2 trillion stimulus package to address the impact of the escalating COVID-19 health crisis, America’s auto dealerships continue to work through the challenges of operating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Why Dealers Love Auto Shows

When it comes to building brand awareness and excitement, driving consumer traffic into dealerships and increasing vehicle sales, nothing beats an auto show, say dealers across the country.

The Academy Tradition: Setting the Standard for Lifelong Learning

What started as a program to prepare the sons and daughters of dealership owners to work in the family business has evolved into the premier educational opportunity for the entire automotive retail industry.

Inclusion, Inspiration and GM’s Mary Barra: A Recap of Day Four at NADA Show 2020

We promised we’d save the best for last and we did. NADA Show 2020 went out with a bang with a full day of education, networking, maker meetings and one-of-a-kind event programming including an exciting afternoon General Session featuring General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

“Change Accelerating”: GM’s Mary Barra Closes Out NADA Show 2020

NADA Show 2020’s Closing General Session gave attendees a chance to hear from one of the most influential and innovative CEOs in the automotive industry, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra.

20 Minutes with ATD Chairman Steve Bassett

The ATD Show closed out its final day on Sunday, but newly installed ATD Chairman Steve Bassett stayed to do a NADA Live Stage session with NADA’s Jonathan Collegio.

NADA 2020 Outlook

With a number of legislative wins under its’ belt and new state-of-the-art facilities, the NADA is in the best position it has ever been to advocate on behalf of dealers and provide them with all the educational tools and resources to run their businesses better.

Looking to the Future and Honoring the Auto Industry’s Best: A Recap of Day Three at NADA Show 2020

NADA Show 2020 went full throttle on its third day as thousands of dealers and managers, OEM execs, allied industry and international guests attended sessions, workshops and events carefully designed to help them learn, motivate, dive deep, and collaborate.  

Event Celebrates the Strides Women Have Made in the Auto Industry

This year is the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the United States, so 2020 is an excellent time to celebrate the tremendous strides that women are making in the automotive industry and talk about ways to get even more women involved in the future.

How to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Dealership Culture

Most dealerships are aware of the impact and importance of diversity and inclusion in their workplaces. But what can dealers do to promote more diversity and inclusion?

Economics, Education and Excellence in Leadership: NADA Show 2020 Day 2 Recap

The sun was shining, the coffee was flowing, and the concourse of the Las Vegas Convention Center was packed for the start of Day 2 of NADA Show 2020 as more than 20,000 attendees got ready to learn, network and discover the latest trends and technology solutions at the “Automotive Industry Event of the Year.”

NADA’s Human Capital 20 Group Improves Employee Recruitment and Retention

Now, thanks to a partnership with Hireology, NADA’s Human Capital 20 Group is connecting human resources professionals so they can share best practices and resources to find, develop and retain talent.

Outgoing NADA Chairman Gilchrist Celebrates Contributions of Dealers

NADA Show 2020’s Opening General Session celebrated the contributions of local dealership leaders and the power of many voices speaking as one.

What Women Want: A Perspective on the Automotive Industry

What do women in automotive want? The same thing as everyone else. “Women want a place to grow and develop,” said Lori Wittman, senior vice president of Dealer Software Solutions for Cox Automotive.

The Future of TV and Auto Advertising

Television is the ultimate marketing machine for dealerships, according to the latest data shared by Steve Lanzano President & CEO, TVB during his jam-packed, lunch session on the NADA Live Stage.

Digital Marketing: Align Your Measurement to Drive Foot Traffic

If you want to win in the dealership, you have to win online and Google can help, according to Brian Benstock of Paragon Honda and Paragon Acura in Woodside, New York.

Chairmen Welcome Attendees to NADA Show 2020

Anticipation was in the air and a crowd gathered outside the Expo Hall as day two of NADA Show 2020 got underway with a welcome message from NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist, NADA Show Chairman Michael Joe Cannon, and NADA’s head of Public Affairs Jonathan Collegio.

Economic Forecast and Employment Trends

Jonathan Banks, vice president of Vehicle Valuations and Analytics at J.D. Power, joined NADA Senior Economist Patrick Manzi for a discussion of economic trends in the automotive industry.

Valentine’s Day, Giving Back, and Live Learning: NADA Show 2020 Day 1 Recap

More than 20,000 attendees representing the best and brightest of the automotive retail industry were feeling the Las Vegas love this Valentine’s Day as NADA Show 2020 and the concurrent American Truck Dealers (ATD) Show kicked off at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, February 14.

The Modern Dealership: Increasing Revenue Streams

Trevor Gile, Motorcars Honda and Matt Gile of Motorcars Toyota, both in Cleveland, Ohio joined the Live Stage at NADA Show 2020 to share the innovations they’ve put in place at their dealerships.

Why LinkedIn for Auto Dealerships?

Many dealers already use LinkedIn to connect with colleagues and find potential employees. But can dealerships be getting more out of the social platform and, more importantly, how can they get their message in front of “intent driven” customers?

NADA Unveils New Analytics Platform at NADA Show

It’s a problem most dealerships face: they have invested in numerous digital marketing campaigns across a variety of platforms, but they have no way of knowing exactly how effective they are, or how well they are performing in relation to each other.

Driving Success: Meet 2020 NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart

2020 NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart is using lessons learned from family and employees to help steer the auto industry into the future.

NADA Sets the Pace for Women Driving Auto Retail

The automotive industry is at a crossroads, but it’s not over personal ownership versus ridesharing or the future of autonomous vehicles. The auto industry is finally turning the corner when it comes to recognizing and supporting women in the industry.

Meet 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee Scott Pearson

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, during the 57th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

Meet 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee Jim Bland

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, during the 57th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

Meet 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee Tim Mitchell

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, during the 57th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

Meet 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee Thomas “Lance” Wilson

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, during the 57th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

Meet 2020 Truck Dealer of the Year Nominee Oscar Horton

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, during the 57th annual ATD Show in Las Vegas, which runs concurrently with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show from Friday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 17.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Hundreds of New-Car and Truck Dealers Flock to Capitol Hill

More than 450 new-car and truck dealers and association executives traveled to the nation’s capital this week to take part in NADA’s 45th annual Washington Conference and Congressional fly-in, stepping up their advocacy efforts to shape the federal laws and regulations that will impact their industry for years to come.

The Closers: Auto Dealers Come to D.C. to Advocate for Their Industry

More than 450 of NADA’s most politically active members, including new-car and truck dealers, national board members and state association leadership traveled to the nation’s capital this week for NADA’s annual Washington Conference and Congressional fly-in.

What do Car Dealerships Have to do With the NFL?

Ralph E. Hay was not only a great auto dealer, he was also a sports pioneer. In fact, it’s safe to say that if it wasn’t for this entrepreneurial auto dealer, the National Football League wouldn’t exist and it certainly wouldn’t be entering its 100th season this Sunday.

5 Reasons Service Tech Jobs are a Good Fit for Generation Z

America’s technical colleges and training programs graduate about 37,000 new technicians each year —leaving an annual shortage of approximately 39,000 trained technicians.

Study: Dealership Jobs Appeal to Generation Z

Move over millennials: a new generation is entering the workforce and they are increasingly attracted to careers in the automotive retail industry.

Getting Ahead Starts with Owning a Car

Large swaths of Americans, particularly single parents and the working poor, would benefit from owning a car, research shows.  

Steering the Next Generation of Service Technicians

Nick Latino shares the tools that helped him cruise to success in his career.

Inspiration and Motivation: A Recap of Day Four at NADA Show 2019

NADA Show 2019 closed out four days of education, networking and one-of-a-kind event programming with a morning inspirational session with fighter pilot, PGA professional, philanthropist and author, Major Dan Rooney (USAF) and an afternoon closing session featuring bestselling author, TV personality & successful entrepreneur Bill Rancic.

Collaboration, Charity and a Whole Lot of Comedy: A Recap of Day Three at NADA Show 2019

The automotive industry event of the year revved into high gear on its third day as the 22,000 attendees explored sessions, workshops and events carefully designed to help them learn, motivate, dive deep, and perhaps more than anything, engage.

Thoughts on Leadership, the Economy and the Future: A Recap of Day Two at NADA Show 2019

The second day of the Automotive Industry Event of the Year rolled on, kicking off bright and early with the official “seatbelt unbuckling” ceremony that marks the opening of the NADA Show Expo at the newly expanded Moscone Center in San Francisco.

NADA Show 2019 is Off and Running in San Francisco: A Recap of Day One

More than 22,000 people from all aspects of the automotive retail sector descended on San Francisco on Thursday as NADA Show 2019 and the concurrent American Truck Dealers (ATD) Show kicked off.

No Sign of the Personal Vehicle Ownership Apocalypse

Despite media reports, Silicon Valley predictions and Wall Street prognostications to the contrary, the principle of personal vehicle ownership in America is not under threat from autonomous vehicles and ride-hailing services.

On the Cutting Edge: Modern Automotive Dealerships Revolutionize the Customer Experience

Today’s automotive dealership experience is nothing like the traditional, old-fashioned car-buying process that our parents and grandparents experienced.

New Jobs Everyday: How Dealerships Drive Employment in Local Communities

Looking for a rewarding, well-paying career with plenty of opportunity for advancement in one of the nation’s fastest growing and evolving industries of the last century? Drive straight to your local new-car dealership.

Reflecting the Community: Diversity at the Dealership

With demographics set to transform the face of America, the automobile industry is continuing to explore how dealers and automakers tackle the internal issue of how best to advance minority and women dealers and dealership managers and encourage diversity.

New NADA Chairman Wes Lutz Outlines Goals, Focus Areas for Coming Year

“The automobile is the most exciting platform for innovation in the next 100 years,” says new NADA Chairman Wes Lutz.

Jack Salzman Named 2018 Time Dealer of the Year

Jack Salzman, owner of Lake Norman Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM in Cornelius, N.C., was named 2018 Time Dealer of the Year—a national award that recognizes new-car dealers who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service.

Waymo CEO Says His Technology Will Create Better Drivers

Waymo’s John Krafcik, NADA President & CEO Peter Welch and AutoNation Chairman & CEO Mike Jackson had a wide-ranging discussion on technology’s role in the future of the auto industry during NADA Show 2018.

NADA Live Stage: How Dealers Can Drive Success on Google

Google’s Peter Leto offered nine concrete steps that dealers can take to lean into mobile marketing and unlock the power of Google for their business.

NADA Live Stage: Crisis Response: Hurricane Harvey

Just days after Hurricane Harvey, NADA leadership was on the ground to meet with relief workers and personally deliver much needed resources, including emergency assistance funds, to dealership employees.

NADA Live Stage: “15 Minutes with…” NADA President & CEO Peter Welch and 2018 Chairman Wes Lutz

“The great part of being a dealer is you can have a personality and it reflects your community.”–2018 NADA Chairman Wes Lutz on the NADA Live Stage.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Benefit Drivers and Dealers, Says AutoNation, Waymo CEOs

Autonomous vehicles represent a new way forward in mobility, NADA Chairman and CEO Peter Welch said.

NADA Live Stage: Automotive News’ Project XX and Women in the Industry

NADA Live Stage panel discusses sexism in the auto industry and how to combat it.

NADA Live Stage: “15 Minutes with…” Tom Doll

The love is now bigger than ever at Subaru. That’s according to Subaru President and CEO Tom Doll, who joined NADA’s Jonathan Collegio on the Live Stage for a wide-ranging “15 Minutes With…” discussion at NADA Show 2018 in Las Vegas.

New Auto Recall Search Tool Unveiled at NADA Show

Automakers today announced the launch of a new tool aimed at increasing consumer participation in auto recalls.

NADA Live Stage: “15 Minutes with…” Mark Scarpelli and Richard Stephens

Panelists on the NADA Live Stage say the show is bigger and better than ever.

Friday at NADA Show: 3 Keynotes Not to Miss this Weekend

Check out the video below for a recap of day 1 and an introduction to some of our NADA Show keynote speakers you’ll hear from over the next couple of days.

How Auto Dealers Can Leverage Digital Giants

Auto dealers can — and should — leverage Google, Facebook and Twitter to drive sales and service.

NADA Live Stage: The Modern Dealership

Two dealers took to the NADA Live stage to share the innovations they’ve put in place at their dealerships and how it’s impacted the company culture.

Navigate the NADA Show Like a Pro

You’ve been planning for it for months and now, finally: NADA Show is here.