The Bulletin

Volume 2019, Number 22 (2019-11-06)

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WANADA Dealers, Kindred-Line Members, and Guests Enjoy 2019 Annual Luncheon

November 06, 2019

Building off the successes of the past two years, the 2019 WANADA Annual Luncheon once again featured networking, good food, and a well-known keynote speaker…

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Last Chance to Register for the WANADA Annual Luncheon!

October 23, 2019

The 2019 WANADA Annual Luncheon is less than two weeks away. This year’s guest speaker at the event, which will be held Nov. 5 at…

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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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Kevin Reilly Takes Helm as WANADA Board of Directors Chairman

November 06, 2019

Kevin Reilly of Alexandria Hyundai was officially inaugurated as WANADA’s new Board of Directors Chairman, replacing John Bowis of Chevy Chase Acura, following the conclusion…

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Charles Payne Foresees Continued Economic Growth, Predicts a Competitive 2020 Election

November 06, 2019

Speaking to the more than 250 attendees gathered for the WANADA Annual Luncheon yesterday, keynote speaker Charles Payne expressed optimism about the economy, saying the…

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John Bowis Concludes Tenure as WANADA Board Chairman, Discusses Industry Resilience

November 06, 2019

Outgoing WANADA Board of Directors Chairman John Bowis concluded his two-year term with an address to the WANADA Annual Luncheon audience, telling attendees that industry…

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ADEI’s Archie Avedisian Honored at WANADA Annual Luncheon

November 06, 2019

Attendees at this year’s WANADA luncheon honored longtime WANADA staff member Archie Avedisian for more than 20 years of service as a fundraising and advocacy…

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Chip Doetsch Honored as Time/Ally Dealer of the Year

October 23, 2019

George L. “Chip” Doetsch, III, president and CEO of Apple Ford in Columbia and a WANADA Board of Directors member, was honored this week as…

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WANADA Publishes Social Media Best-Practices Video for Dealership Staff

October 23, 2019

As a service to our members, WANADA has sponsored the production of a social media best practices video, which provides dealership staff with 12 do’s…

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WANADA Hosts Legal and Ethics Training for Sales and Service Managers

October 23, 2019

Michael Canan facilitated WANADA’s premier Legal and Ethical Standards Training, where sales and service managers learned the importance of legal compliance within the industry of…

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Top Things to Know About Digital Auto Auctions

October 23, 2019

Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Maura Duggan, Associate Director of Communications at ACV Auctions, a WANADA Kindred-Line member. As the automotive wholesale business…

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