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Volume 2020, Number 3 (2020-01-29)

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The 2020 Washington Auto Show Opens to the Public With Strong Attendance

January 29, 2020

The 2020 Washington Auto Show, WANADA’s crown-jewel event and the largest annual public indoor event in Washington, D.C., opened its doors to the public last…

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Reminder: Important Washington Auto Show Information for Dealers

January 20, 2020

With the 2020 Washington Auto Show opening to the public on Friday, WANADA member dealers and Kindred-Line members should have received their tickets in the…

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Important Washington Auto Show Information for Dealers

January 07, 2020

The 2020 Washington Auto Show is a little more than two weeks away, and WANADA member dealers and Kindred-Line members should have received their tickets…

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The 2020 Washington Auto Show is Just Weeks Away!

December 03, 2019

­­­WANADA’s flagship event, The Washington Auto Show, is less than two months away, with the show opening to the public at noon on January 24,…

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Maryland, Virginia Governors Agree to Expand Potomac Bridge, Add Toll Lanes

November 19, 2019

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a bi-state, bi-partisan agreement last week to widen the American Legion Bridge on the Capital…

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Washington area sales up 0.9% in 2018, up 12.8% in 4th quarter

March 19, 2019

After an up-and-down year, Washington-area new vehicle sales rallied in the fourth quarter and ended 2018 with a 0.9 percent gain over the prior year.…

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All dealers should have a social media policy

February 19, 2019

Recent news from Pennsylvania shows that all dealers should have a social media policy. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro recently announced legal action against dealerships…

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NADA Show sweeps through San Francisco, projecting dealer resilience

February 06, 2019

This year’s NADA Show in San Francisco, which started the day before President Trump announced a temporary end to the government shutdown, showed dealer resilience…

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Watch for these FTC dealer hot button issues

January 25, 2019

Although much has been made of the Trump administration’s efforts to cull regulatory enforcement across the government, there have been exceptions. The U.S. Consumer Financial…

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How will shutdown affect Washington area economy?

January 08, 2019

With President Trump saying the partial government shutdown could go on for months or years as Congress refuses to agree to funding for the president’s…

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Area sales drop 0.8% in third quarter, down 3.1% through September

December 28, 2018

Washington area auto sales continued their yearlong slide downward in the third quarter, dropping 0.8 percent in the quarter and 3.1 percent year-to-date through September.…

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John Bowis is WANADA’s 2019 Time Dealer of the Year

December 13, 2018

WANADA is pleased to announce that John Bowis, president of Chevy Chase Acura in Bethesda, and chairman of WANADA, will represent the Metropolitan Washington Area…

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WANADA Luncheon keynoter, Ed Henry, Fox News discusses nation’s extremism

November 29, 2018

Speaking at the WANADA Annual Meeting and Luncheon on November 14, 2018 at the Ritz/Tysons Corner, Fox News Chief National Correspondent Ed Henry expressed some…

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Ed Henry, Fox News, to address WANADA Annual Meeting & Luncheon, Nov. 14

October 02, 2018

Fox News Channel’s Chief National Correspondent Ed Henry will give the keynote address at the WANADA Annual Meeting & Luncheon, Wed., Nov. 14, at the…

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Mercer sees evolution, not revolution, for future of dealerships

September 20, 2018

Forecaster Glenn Mercer sees many changes coming to the auto sales landscape in the U.S., but no significant disruption to the dealership business model. He…

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Register now for Glenn Mercer’s talk on future of dealership

September 04, 2018

Time is running short to sign up for the WANADA-sponsored presentation by auto industry analyst Glenn Mercer on the Dealership of Tomorrow on Thursday, Sept.…

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WANADA offers new vision plan for members, insurance clients

August 22, 2018

WANADA is pleased to announce that it is now offering a Vision Trust plan to all association members and/or insurance clients. The new Vision plan is…

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WANADA goes to Beijing Auto Show

May 02, 2018

For the first time, WANADA officials – represented by Chairman John Bowis and CEO John O’Donnell – attended the Beijing, China Auto Show. The visit…

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Geoff Pohanka carries NADA agenda to members of Congress

April 24, 2018

Last week, WANADA’s NADA, Director Geoffrey Pohanka met with several Washington-area members of Congress to discuss NADA’s legislative priorities, in conjunction with NADA’s Legislative Affairs…

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WANADA Dealer Practices Seminar

April 17, 2018

WANADA will host a Dealer Practices Seminar for its members on Wednesday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Bethesda Marriott Suites.…

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WANADA Dealer Practices Seminar

April 10, 2018

WANADA will host a Dealer Practices Seminar for its members on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00  a.m. at the Bethesda Marriott…

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February sales down 2.3 percent, but SAAR still strong

March 07, 2018

February is usually one of the weaker months of the year for auto sales, and in that respect, last month was not atypical. Sales fell…

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Washington area sales fell 7% in fourth quarter, 9.6% in 2017

February 28, 2018

Unlike the usual pattern of Washington area sales rates topping U.S. new-vehicle sales, last year saw lower sales for our region in the fourth quarter…

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Maryland paid sick leave now in effect; check for compliance

February 22, 2018

The Maryland paid sick leave law took effect Feb. 11, 2018. All businesses with at least 15 employees must provide five paid days of sick…

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2018 Washington Auto Show opens to enthusiastic crowd, Friday, Jan. 26

February 02, 2018

Various circumstances aligned this year to help the Washington Auto Show (WAS) open successfully and on time to the public. The federal government reopened just…

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2018 Washington Auto Show Industry/Media Days launched this week with action-packed schedules

January 26, 2018

Industry Days for the 2018 Washington Auto Show (WAS) were eminently successful Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Jan. 23 through Jan. 24 on Capitol…

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New DOD interpretation of Military Lending Act affects dealers

January 12, 2018

A new interpretation of the Military Lending Act (MLA) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) should cause dealers to question whether they will sell…

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Fitzgerald Auto Mall, Toyota donate $5,000 to ADEI tech training

January 05, 2018

WANADA would like to thank Fitzgerald Auto Mall, spearheaded by dealers Jack and Dottie Fitzgerald, who made a generous donation of $2,500 to the Automotive…

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Expanded MobilityTalks International at The Washington Auto Show

December 19, 2017

MobilityTalks International, which had its premiere at the 2017 Washington Auto Show (WAS), boasts an expanded schedule for 2018 with speakers from all over the…

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WANADA set for Annual Meeting and Luncheon Nov. 17 at Ritz/Tysons

November 14, 2017

Everything is ready for WANADA’s Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon this Friday, Nov. 17, at the Ritz-Carlton/ Tysons Corner. Popular Fox News anchor Bret Baier…

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Audi, Virginia DOT and Qualcomm Announce Initial C-V2X Deployment in Virginia

January 29, 2020

At the opening of MobilityTalks International last Wednesday, Audi of America, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., announced plans for initial…

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MobilityTalks Gathers Auto, Tech, and Government Leaders to Discuss Smart Cities, Data Privacy

January 29, 2020

While the future of autonomous vehicles is very much under continued discussion, the focus of this year’s MobilityTalks International shifted more to the problems at…

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Highlights from the Washington Auto Show’s Industry Media Day

January 29, 2020

The Washington Auto Show’s Industry Media Day, held on January 23 prior to the show’s public opening, featured media availabilities from four major OEMs covering…

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Energy Dept. Under Secretary Announces $300M Transportation Research Initiative

January 29, 2020

U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary Mark Menezes grew up around the auto industry and told the crowd gathered at the 2020 Washington Auto Show’s…

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Uber Advanced Technologies Group CEO Eric Meyhofer Speaks to Media

January 29, 2020

“Self-driving technology has been my life’s passion, and I feel honored to lead such a brilliant team with the single purpose of bringing safe, reliable…

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FCC’s Michael O’Rielly Discusses Various Inter-Connected Vehicle Technologies in Fireside Chat

January 29, 2020

Federal Communications Commission board member Michael O’Rielly gave a frank and honest presentation to the assembled media at the show as he participated in an…

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U.S. News’ 2020 Best Cars for the Money Awards Announced at Industry Media Day

January 29, 2020

“The Washington Auto Show is delighted to be hosting this important showcase, and we want to congratulate all of the deserving winners,” said Washington Auto…

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Green Car Awards Honor Winners in Luxury and Green Tech Categories

January 29, 2020

Karma Automotive was awarded the magazine’s 2020 Luxury Green Car of the Year award by Cam Benty, senior editor of Green Car Journal. “The Karma…

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Final Chance to Register for WANADA Member Reception at the 2020 Washington Auto Show

January 29, 2020

The 2020 WANADA VIP Member Reception, will be held tomorrow night (Thursday, Jan. 30) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention…

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