Updates from NADA

The update below was prepared by WANADA’s NADA Director Geoff Pohanka as part of a regular series to keep the membership informed about what is happening on the national stage and within the halls of NADA.  WANADA thanks Mr. Pohanka, currently NADA’s Vice-Chairman, for these regular insights and his continued efforts on behalf of all […]

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Register for VADA’s 2022 Legal & Legislative Update

Two weeks ago, WANADA partnered with MADA on a Maryland-focused advertising compliance seminar.  In a market characterized by supply-chain shortages and additional markups on MSRPs, however, advertising compliance concerns are not limited to one side of the Potomac. Our friends at the Virginia Auto Dealers Association (VADA) are hosting a webinar via Zoom on May […]

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WANADA Launches New Tag & Title Program

WANADA has partnered with Maria’s Tag & Title to offer our members a great solution for your titling needs. Whether you are short on title agents or need assistance with out-of-state transactions, Maria’s is here to help. They can process title transactions for DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, North Carolina and soon will […]

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O’Donnell Attends NAACP Dinner

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, WANADA President & CEO John O’Donnell attended the annual Freedom Fund Dinner, hosted by the Montgomery County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.  Joined by members of the Montgomery County political and dealer community, the dinner was aimed at preserving and advancing the political voice, […]

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The 2022 WANADA Open Is Right Around the Corner!

The WANADA Open will be returning to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, VA on June 6, 2022 after an imminently successful outing in 2021.  The tournament is currently sold out, but any members interested in sponsorships can email Bob Storin.

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Prepare for FTC’s New Safeguards Rule

This past October, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced final amendments to the Safeguards Rule of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Although the amendments will not become effective until October 27, 2022, the new requirements are likely to be costly and so it is imperative that dealers begin to prepare. Many dealers will want to add services […]

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MADA & WANADA Hold Advertising Seminar

WANADA was pleased to co-host an advertising regulations seminar with the Maryland Automobile Dealers Association (MADA) on May 3.  The event, which was held virtually via Zoom, was attended by over 300 dealership personnel.  This topic has garnered much attention in recent weeks after the attorney general’s office issued several subpoenas to businesses in a […]

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WANADA Launches New Tag & Title Program

WANADA has partnered with Maria’s Tag & Title to offer our members a great solution for your titling needs. Whether you are short on title agents or need assistance with out-of-state transactions, Maria’s is here to help. They can process title transactions for DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, North Carolina and soon will […]

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In Memoriam: Bret Brown

It is with sadness that WANADA reports the passing of past dealer member Bret A. Brown of the former Ralph Brown Buick in Bethesda, Md.  He died May 1 at his home in Bethesda, succumbing to terminal cancer.  He was 73. A native Washingtonian, Bret joined his Dad, Ralph, in the family business, Ralph Brown […]

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The 2022 WANADA Open Is Right Around the Corner!

The WANADA Open will be returning to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, VA on June 6, 2022 after an imminently successful outing in 2021. If you are a dealer member and are interested in playing, please email Kathy Teich. Kindred line members interested in sponsorships can email Bob Storin.

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