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NADA Launches Dealership Lifeline Webinar Series to help dealers operate during COVID-19 pandemic

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) today announced the first three webinars in its Dealership Lifeline Webinar Series, an initiative to help local dealerships navigate business and regulations in the coronavirus environment. Each webinar in the series will provide important, timely information about coronavirus developments that impact dealership operations, as well as guidance on how […]

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NADA and Alliance ask White House to consider dealerships essential businesses

The NADA and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation sent a March 17, 2020 joint letter to President Donald J. Trump stressing the urgent need to consider vehicle repair, maintenance and sales facilities as essential operations during the nation’s response to the coronavirus. A significant number of states have taken emergency action to force the closure […]

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GCADA creates COVID-19 employer news, materials and resources page

The Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers (GCADA) has created a compilation webpage to serve as an updated resource employer resource for COVID-19 news, materials and resources.  CLICK HERE 

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REAL ID Act will begin affecting air travelers Oct. 1

What is the significance of October 1, 2020? After this date, federal travel restrictions requiring secure identification go into effect and the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) will require a state issued Real-ID compliant drivers’ license or ID for passengers to board airplanes. Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005 in response to the 9/11 attacks […]

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GCADA continues its 27-year partnership with Cincinnati Children’s CCIC

The Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Assn. (GCADA), members continued its 27-year partnership with Cincinnati Children’s by presenting a $75,000 donation to the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC) during the annual REV IT UP! VIP Preview Party for the 2020 Cincinnati Auto Expo.  More than 600 guests GCADA members, associate members and vendors enjoyed an evening […]

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GCADA contributes to Real Men Wear Pink through NADA Ambassadorship

CINCINNATI – GCADA was proud to contribute to member Walt Kelsey’s successful Real Men Wear Pink campaign in conjunction with the NADA Foundation.   As an NADA Foundation Ambassador, GCADA is able to direct foundation funds to support member causes.   Congratulations to Walt and his team for raising $19,000 and increasing their four-year campaign […]

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What’s in the fine print?

Hudson Cook examines “valueless warranty case By Thomas B. Hudson Last month, we reported that a Pennsylvania Honda dealership reached a settlement that includes restitution for consumers who bought what Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro described as a “valueless” warranty product. According to the AG’s press release, consumers paid about $1,000 on average for these […]

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Voice of the Dealer and Professionally Pink programs forward our GCADA professional development initiatives

The Greater Cincinnati Auto Dealers Assoc.(GCADA) presented its Professionally Pink: Women Impacting the Automotive Industry and Voice of the Dealer luncheon professional development programs at the Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash, Ohio Oct. 17.    More than 40 Professionally Pink guests listened to perspectives from Facebook Head of Industry, Automotive, Kim Stonehouse, Michelle Primm, […]

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CPR Manikin Program extends to Oxford, Ohio with Fire Department donation

Our CPR Manikin Program continued last week with a four-manikin donation to the Oxford, Ohio Fire Department at Northgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge with Pete and Andy Pannier, GCADA’s Charlie Howard and Oxford, Ohio Fire Department Captain Chris Johns.   “We were awarded four manikins we’ll be able to use for the community CPR classes we […]

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Winning with online reviews

By George Nenni What is the most popular search term for a car dealership? Its name, of course! What happens 100 percent of the time a person performs a Google search for a dealership name? The dealership’s Google My Business (GMB) listing displays front and center, along with the dealership’s online reputation star-rating. GMB listings […]

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