The Bulletin

Volume 2019, Number 9 (2019-05-08)

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WANADA’s Maryland, Virginia 2019 legislative review

May 07, 2019

Lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia passed bills this winter that are poised to have important impacts in the way franchise auto dealers run their businesses.…

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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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Proposed rule on overtime exemption issued by Labor Dept.

May 07, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued its rule on overtime exemption and, not surprisingly, it’s more business-friendly than the Obama administration proposal in 2016.…

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Maryland Attorney General cracks down on alleged predatory lending

May 07, 2019

On April 11, 2019, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) announced that the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General filed…

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NADA launches Voluntary Protection Products Policy

May 07, 2019

By Charlie Gilchrist, 2019 NADA Chairman Last month NADA released our optional Model Dealership Voluntary Protection Products Policy to all NADA dealer members. The model…

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China’s Zotye T600 coming to U.S. in 2020; Md. dealer signed

May 07, 2019

China’s Zotye recently announced that its T600 compact SUV would arrive at U.S. showrooms by the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021. The company…

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Better restraint systems needed in vehicle back seats for safety

May 07, 2019

A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that better restraint systems are needed in vehicle back seats. The study involved front…

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Dealership in Loudoun County seeks experienced comptroller

May 07, 2019

A dealership in the Dulles region is seeking an experienced comptroller. For more information, please contact Joe Koch at jk@wanada.org.

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Auto Show attendees ride in and drive cars indoors

April 23, 2019

Experiential events at the 2019 Washington Auto Show were especially popular this year. At the Electric Drive Experience and Camp Jeep, trained stunt car drivers…

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Automakers find new ways to draw consumers to their displays

April 23, 2019

Showing a new Corvette or a large new SUV, like the 2020 Kia Telluride pictured below, is a guaranteed way for OEMs to draw showgoers…

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