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July 22, 2015 - Industry News

AskPatty.com Relaunches Certified Female Friendly Program

AskPatty.com has re-launched its Certified Female Friendly Program with a new focus on marketing consultation for automotive retailers. The company has also added a dealer division.

Tags: AskPatty.com, marketing

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Win a Trip to Industry Summit 2015

IAS and F&I and Showroom magazine have launched a new contest that will send five F&I managers to Industry Summit 2015. The competition will be used to tee up a special F&I manager- and agent-only workshop session at the magazine’s annual conference.

Tags: Ask Joe, F&I director, F&I manager, F&I products, F&I training, IAS, Industry Summit, Innovative Aftermarket Systems, Joe St. John

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Industry Summit Organizers Reveal New Conference Features

Industry Summit 2015 will feature new lightning-round sessions that will allow attendees to discover new F&I tools and solutions, event organizers announced.

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Nomination Deadline for F&I Dealer of the Year Announced

Pictured are F&I and Showroom's Gregory Arroyo, 2014 F&I Dealer of the Year Jane Vaden Thacher, and The Warranty Group's Ash Bauer.

F&I and Showroom is now accepting nominations for the 2015 F&I Dealer of the Year award. Nominations must be received by July 31, 2015.

Tags: F&I Dealer of the Year

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

J.D. Power Completes Acquisition of NADA Used Car Guide

On Wednesday, J.D. Power completed its acquisition of NADA Used Car Guide. As part of the agreement, J.D. Power will continue to provide NADA members with a complimentary subscription.

Tags: Acquisition, J.D. Power, J.D. Power and Associates, NADA, NADA Used Car Guide, National Automobile Dealers Association

June 23, 2015 - Industry News

NAMAD, EFG Name Northwood University Scholarship Recipient

EFG Companies, together with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, has selected sophomore Javante Dilworth as the recipient of their Northwood University private donor scholarship.

Tags: EFG Companies, merit scholarships, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealer, Northwood University

June 16, 2015 - Industry News

Service Group Tabs Dupaquier as Director of Training Center

F&I trainer Tony Dupaquier was named director of Service Group's national training center. He will teach classes and develop the school's curriculum and marketing outreach.

Tags: F&I training, Service Group, Tony Dupaquier

June 16, 2015 - Industry News

Motor Trend Certifies Indiana Dealer

Town & Country Ford has become the exclusive Motor Trend Certified Dealer in Evansville, Ind.

Tags: certified pre-owned vehicles, Motor Trend

May 28, 2015 - Industry News

J.D. Power to Acquire NADA Used Car Guide

J.D. Power and the NADA have announced an agreement under which J.D. Power will acquire NADA’s Used Car Guide business. The deal is expected to close early in 2015’s third quarter.

Tags: Acquisition, J.D. Power and Associates, NADA, NADA Used Car Guide, National Automobile Dealers Association

May 27, 2015 - Industry News

UDS Takes Home Diamond and Gold in Dealers’ Choice Awards

United Development Systems Inc. was named the Diamond Award Winner for F&I Training and Gold Award Winner for Compliance Training in the 2015 Dealers’ Choice Awards.

Tags: Dealers' Choice Awards, United Development Systems

May 19, 2015 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Receives Platinum Dealers' Choice Award

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has received a Platinum award in the 2015 Auto Dealer Monthly Dealers' Choice Awards, marking the second time the company has received a top ranking in the publication's annual award program.

Tags: Auto Dealer Monthly, Auto/Mate, Dealers' Choice Awards, DMS, Industry Summit

May 19, 2015 - Industry News

Manheim Reschedules Make-A-Wish Car Show

Manheim Louisville has rescheduled its Cruisin’ for Wishes car show and fundraiser for June 13, after the event was rained out on May 16.

Tags: charity giving, Manheim, used cars

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

AGWS Adds VP of Training

Industry veteran and compliance expert Bob Harkins will serve as vice president of training for American Guardian's AGWS University.

Tags: American Guardian Warranty Services, F&I products, training

April 28, 2015 - Industry News

Motor Trend Certifies Massachusetts Dealer

As of April 17, First Acura has become the exclusive Motor Trend-certified dealer in Seekonk, Mass.

Tags: certified pre-owned vehicles, Motor Trend

April 16, 2015 - Industry News

Compliance Summit to Feature Rules and Regulations Panel

Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced the inclusion of a panel discussion devoted to rules and regulations moderated by Mosaic Compliance Services' Jim Ganther.

Tags: compliance, Compliance Summit, Jim Ganther

April 14, 2015 - Industry News

‘Is It Compliant?’ to Cap Midwest Compliance Summit

Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that the event will conclude with “Is It Compliant?”, an open-forum discussion of the topics raised in the course of the conference.

Tags: Compliance Summit, David Gesualdo, David Robertson, James Ganther, Michael Tuno, Terry O'Loughlin

April 9, 2015 - Industry News

Auto/Mate Releases Customer Loyalty eBook

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has released a free eBook to help dealers increase customer loyalty and generate higher profits in 10 simple steps.

Tags: Auto/Mate, Customer Loyalty, Customer Retention, Customer Service, training

April 7, 2015 - Industry News

Heasley Forms Nationwide Dealer and Financial Services Agency

Rod A. Heasley, a 37 year auto Industry veteran, has announced the formation of KISS Concepts Group, a master agency serving independent agents of the automotive and prime and sub-prime finance industry.

Tags: bhph dealers, Rod Heasley, sales training, subprime, training

April 7, 2015 - Industry News

CATA’s Sloan Joins Midwest Compliance Summit

Dave Sloan, president of the Chicago Auto Trade Association (CATA), has agreed to serve as luncheon speaker for the Midwest Compliance Summit, to be held this month.

Tags: Chicago, compliance, Compliance Summit, David Gesualdo

April 7, 2015 - Industry News

AFIP’s Robertson Joins Midwest Compliance Summit

Organizers of Compliance Summit have announced that David Robertson, executive director of the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals, will speak at the Midwest event this month.

Tags: AFIP, compliance, Compliance Summit, David Robertson

April 2, 2015 - Industry News

Buffett Won’t Steer F&I, Defends Franchise Model

The Billionaire investor weighs in on a host of topics, from Tesla and the franchise system to his acquisition of the Van Tuyl Group and the opportunities that lie in F&I.

Tags: Automotive Forum, Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, J.D. Power and Associates, NADA, Van Tuyl Group, Warren Buffet

April 1, 2015 - Industry News

US Equity Advantage Expands Dealer Services Support

US Equity Advantage has expanded its dealer services team to include business development specialists who will work directly with F&I managers at the company’s dealership partners.

Tags: employment, hiring, training, US Equity Advantage

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

IDDS Vice President Earns AFIP Certification

Last month, co-owner and vice president of IDDS, Max Zanan, passed the AFIP certification exam.

Tags: AFIP, certification

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

EasyCare Training Platform to Feature Dave Anderson

EasyCare has partnered with Dave Anderson and his LearnToLead program to deliver training to the EasyCare dealer network.

Tags: EasyCare, training

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

Ally Expands Dealer Training Offerings

Ally is adding F&I management training, vehicle selling skills, and compliance courses to its Performance Development Center. The new courses will be introduced at the NADA Convention and Expo next week.

Tags: Ally Financial, compliance, NADA Convention and Expo, training