The Bulletin

Volume 2020, Number 6 (2020-03-25)

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Supporting Our Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25, 2020

Beyond the very scary and real health threat facing all of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented series of challenges for business owners…

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Be Alert: Help Prevent Scams and Theft at Dealerships

March 10, 2020

WANADA has recently been letting member dealers know about a spate of auto theft and fraud cases going on throughout the region. While the recent…

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In Memoriam: Archie Avedisian

February 25, 2020

It is with sadness and reflection that WANADA reports the passing of longtime staff member and Washingtonian, Archie Avedisian. At age 91, he passed peacefully,…

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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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Maryland Approves Dealer Processing Charge Increase to $500

March 25, 2020

Maryland dealers secured a big legislative victory during the shortened General Assembly session in Annapolis, as legislators passed an amendment into the state budget that…

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Emphasizing Safety as Dealerships Remain Open

March 25, 2020

In the past few days, both Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia and Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland issued executive orders that greatly restrict the ability…

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Support for Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19

March 25, 2020

In addition to the Small Business Administration’s federal disaster assistance program, and the reported $367 billion small business loan fund agreed to in the “phase…

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State DMVs Closed Region-Wide; Many Services Available Online

March 25, 2020

At this time, In-person DMV services in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are all cancelled for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, the area’s local motor vehicle regulatory…

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USCIS Issues New I-9 Form; Must Begin Using by May 1

March 25, 2020

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a new I-9 form. While dealers have been encouraged by USCIS to have started using this…

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Cox Automotive Offering COVID-19 Assistance to Dealers

March 25, 2020

Kindred-Line member Cox Automotive is offering a 50 percent discount on their Retail Solutions Dealer Subscription Product fees, including their promotional services through Autotrader, Dealertrack,…

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Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, continues to spread and more cases are reported in the United States, many employers are thinking about ways to…

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Register Now for the Upcoming Legal and Ethical Training Workshop

March 10, 2020

WANADA is hosting another Legal and Ethical Standards Training and Workshop on April 21 at the WANADA headquarters in Friendship Heights. There will be two…

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