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May 3, 2010 - Industry News

Sales and Networking Summit Set for Chicago

Today’s Dealer Solutions, a training and solutions provider, will present the Championship Sales and Networking Summit in Chicago on May 18-19. This event will have a split curriculum tackling issues related to sales and networking processes. Headlining the two-day event are trainers John Lane and David Johnson.

Tags: social media, training

April 1, 2010 - Industry News

UDS Recognized for Award-Winning F&I Training Practices

United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) was named the 2010 Dealers’ Choice Diamond Award Winner for F&I Training as awarded by Auto Dealer Monthly.

Tags: training

March 29, 2010 - Industry News

NAF Reveals 2010 Below-Prime Credit Conference Schedule

The National Automotive Finance Association will host its 14th Annual Below-Prime Credit Auto Financing Conference from June 2-4, 2010, at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tags: NAF Association, subprime

March 2, 2010 - Industry News

NABD Unveils Agenda for 2010 Conference

The National Alliance of Buy Here Pay Here Dealers (NABD) today announced the agenda for its 12th Annual National Conference at the Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Tags: buy-here, pay-here , NABD

February 16, 2010 - Industry News

CIRAS Introduces Used-Vehicle Management Certification

The Center for International Retail Automotive Standards (CIRAS) has launched its online Used Vehicle Management Certification (UVM). The new program was designed to ensure used-vehicle management professionals bring critical expertise and profitability to their organizations.

February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Financial Services Groups Host Auto Finance Workshop in California

Legal services providers Hudson Cook LLP, LLC, and Auto Advisory Services will hold an auto financing workshop in Orange County, Calif., on March 5.

Tags: Auto Advisory Services, Hudson Cook LLP, training

January 28, 2010 - Industry News

NADA University’s 'Learning Hub' Brings Trainers to Dealers

NADA University, a new online education and training resource for auto dealers set to launch at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) annual convention, in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 13-15, will feature a first-of-its-kind “Learning Hub” center designed to drive dealership performance and profitability.

Tags: NADA, NADA Convention and Expo

January 21, 2010 - Industry News

NABD Releases Buy-Here, Pay-Here Conference Details

The National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers (NABD) announced the preliminary details for its 12th Annual National Buy Here, Pay Here Conference at the Venetian Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Tags: buy-here, pay-here , NABD

January 6, 2010 - Industry News

AFSA's 2010 Conference to Address Industry's Top Challenges

While the economy is beginning to show signs of recovery, many challenges remain for the vehicle finance industry. In response, the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) has assembled a powerful lineup for its 14th Annual Vehicle Finance Conference and Exposition, which will be held Feb. 10-12 at Walt Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Tags: AFSA, Finance, NADA

January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Team One Group Offers Free Training E-Booklet

Team One Research and Training is offering dealers a free, 42-page booklet containing F&I trainer George Angus’ weekly Saturday morning message series, which include educational, training ideas and inspirational messages.

Tags: Team One Group, training

December 22, 2009 - Industry News

NADA, ATD to Launch NADA University At 2010 Convention

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and American Truck Dealers (ATD) will launch in February NADA University — an online education and technology resource for NADA’s dealer members to enhance business performance in a complex marketplace.

Tags: NADA University, training

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

NGDS to Offer Social Media Seminars

Dealer consulting services provider Next Generation Dealer Services (NGDS) has announced a series of training seminars to show dealers how to build business by utilizing social media.

Tags: social media, training

December 8, 2009 - Industry News

Jaguar and Mercury Rank Highest in Sales Satisfaction, Says J.D. Power and Associates

Overall satisfaction with the new-vehicle purchase experience improved from 2008, with Jaguar and Mercury ranked highest in sales satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study.

Tags: Customer Service, J.D. Power and Associates

December 3, 2009 - Industry News

Journalist Chris Wallace to Headline AFSA’s 2010 Vehicle Finance Conference

Veteran journalist Chris Wallace will give the keynote address at the American Financial Services Association (AFSA)’s 14th Vehicle Finance Conference and Exposition, scheduled for Feb. 10-12, 2010, at Walt Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Tags: AFSA, Finance

November 9, 2009 - Industry News

TARP Program Announces Dates for Regional Conference Series

The networking and training program, Together Automotive Retailing Prospers (TARP), announced dates for its regional, six-state seminar series in conjunction with the NIADA,, and partners, NAC and Manheim.

October 8, 2009 - Industry News

TARP Program Expands Into Regional Conference Series

The networking and training program, Together Automotive Retailing Prospers (TARP), has expanded into a regional, six-state seminar series in conjunction with the NIADA, OIADA,, Columbus Auto Fair Auction and partners, NAC and Manheim.

September 30, 2009 - Industry News

Service Payment Plan Introduces Training Program

Service Payment Plan Inc. (SPP) introduced SPP University, an online resource that provides F&I professionals with access to sales training that instructs them how to sell vehicle service contract payment plans.

Tags: Payment Plan, Service Contracts

September 17, 2009 - Industry News

Team One Unveils F&I Training Program for Agents and Product Providers

Team One Research and Training launched a new program that allows F&I agents and product providers to offer their dealers customized F&I training and support without additional expenses or the cost of extra personnel.

Tags: Team One Group, training

September 8, 2009 - Industry News

F&I Training Company UDS Hires Director of Training

F&I training company United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) hired Joe Jacobson as its director of training. He will be responsible for authoring new and impactful training material, as well as delivering F&I, sales, and sales management seminars nationwide.

August 11, 2009 - Industry News

F&I Conference and Expo to Host Special Lender Pavilion

Set for Sept. 21-23 at the Orland World Center Marriott Resort in Florida, the 2009 F&I Conference and Expo boasts an agenda that addresses today’s most important issues. This year, organizers have added the Lender Pavilion, a new opportunity for dealers to meet one-on-one with participating finance sources.

Tags: F&I Conference & Expo, Red Flags Rule

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

‘User Friendly’ Dealer Chooses Team One Group to Develop Training Program

The User Friendly Dealer marketing program selected Team One Group to develop customized F&I and sales training solutions to implement the goals of the program.

Tags: marketing, Team One Group, training

July 1, 2009 - Industry News

GE Money Launches Web-Based Business Center Portal

GE Money’s Sales Finance division, a provider of consumer financing programs, launched Wednesday its new Web-based portal, the Business Center, to help dealerships with sales, marketing, operations and training.

Tags: business management, GE Money, marketing, Operations, sales, training

June 16, 2009 - Industry News

Executive Panel to Take on Current Challenges at 2009 F&I Conference

With challenges continuing to mount and answers slow to come, the 2009 F&I Conference & Expo will host a special executive panel aimed at providing attendees with advice for managing and forecasting F&I related losses, as well as recommendations for building a firm foundation for uncovering new sales and revenue streams.

Tags: F&I Conference & Expo

June 2, 2009 - Industry News

F&I Conference to Feature Special Finance Institute

Organizers of the 2009 F&I Conference & Expo have announced that founder and trainer Rob Hagen will present a special, pre-conference seminar on Sept. 21, 2009, at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center.

May 26, 2009 - Industry News

Registration Opens for 2009 F&I Conference & Expo

Registration is officially open for the 2009 F&I Conference & Expo, which will be held in Orlando Sept. 21–23.

Tags: F&I Conference, John McEleney, NADA