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December 7, 2016 - Industry News

Bomnin Chevrolet Acquires Grand Prize Chevrolet

After two years of negotiation, Bomnin Chevrolet has acquired Grand Prize Chevrolet. The acquisition of the West Kendall, Fla.-based dealership expands Bomnin Chevrolet’s footprint in the Miami area, allowing the operation to offer service to customers in more than one location.

Tags: Acquisition, Chevrolet, Florida, GM

December 7, 2016 - Industry News

Bonita Springs Mitsubishi Owners Acquire Second Mitsubishi Store in Florida

The owners of Florida's Bonita Springs Mitsubishi have acquired Fort Myers Mitsubishi, the company announced today. With this purchase, owners Jeff Johnson and Bill Doraty hope to replicate the success of their Bonita Springs store, which cracked the Top 25 sales list for Mitsubishi dealerships nationwide.

Tags: Acquisition, Dealership, Florida, Mitsubishi

October 27, 2016 - Industry News

Florida Dealer Sues Competitor For Selling Vehicles With Takata Airbags

A Florida dealer who has ceased selling Takata airbag-equipped cars is now suing a competitor for failing to disclose to consumers that vehicles on his lot are equipped with the defective airbag.

Tags: dealer, Disclosures, Florida, Lawsuit, Takata

May 19, 2016 - Industry News

LoJack Recovered $112 Million in Stolen Vehicles in 2015

The most targeted vehicles were those worth more than $30,000. However, the average value of recovered vehicles in 2015 was $10,287. Thieves are also targeting specific vehicle colors, with black and white cars accounting for 20% and 18% of vehicles recovered, respectively.

Tags: California, Florida, LoJack, Stolen Vehicle, Texas

April 20, 2016 - Industry News

Dimmitt Chevrolet Receives Chevrolet Dealership of the Year Award

Founded in 1924, Dimmitt Chevrolet was named the 2015 Chevrolet Dealer of the Year. Out of more than 3,000 Chevrolet dealerships, the dealership was one of 50 to qualify to receive the award.

Tags: Awards, Chevrolet, Dimmitt Chevrolet, Florida

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Harlene Doane Brings Operational, HR Expertise to Dealer Summit

Organizers of Dealer Summit have announced that Harlene Doane, COO of DealerStrong, will present two sessions at the event, which will be held May 3–5, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

Tags: Dealer Summit, DealerStrong, Florida

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Moore & Scarry’s Kerr to Break Down Pre-Roll at Dealer Summit

Moore & Scarry Advertising’s Tom Kerr will present a session devoted entirely to video pre-roll at Dealer Summit, organizers announced Wednesday. The event will be held May 3–5, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

Tags: Dealer Summit, Florida, Moore & Scarry

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Wendy Reeves to Lead Two BDC Sessions at Dealer Summit

Organizers of Dealer Summit have announced that Wendy Reeves, BDC trainer for DealerStrong, will present two sessions dedicated to maximizing business development center production at the event, which is scheduled for May 3–5, 2016, at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

Tags: Dealer Summit, DealerStrong, Florida

January 13, 2016 - Industry News

Robertson to Offer Glimpse into Future at Dealer Summit

Organizers of Dealer Summit announced that David Robertson, longtime executive director of the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP), will present a session dedicated to regulatory compliance at the 2016 event, which will be held May 3–5 at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel.

Tags: AFIP, Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals, Dealer Summit, Florida

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Automotive Assurance Group Expands into Florida

Automotive Assurance Group, a Georgia-based company, has opened an office in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in response to growing demand in the Southeastern United States.

Tags: Allstate Dealer Services, Automotive Assurance Group, Florida, Peter Chafetz

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Florida Speakers Headline Compliance Summit

Ted Smith, president of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association and Alex Kurkin, a well-known attorney and veteran dealer advocate with Kurkin Brandes, will open the inaugural Compliance Summit in Hollywood, Fla., on Nov. 10.

Tags: compliance, Florida

July 3, 2014 - Industry News

Longtime Fla. Dealer Passes Away

Vic Osman, who owned operations in four states, passed away Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

Tags: dealer, Florida, obituary

March 19, 2013 - Industry News

Tampa Dealer Gets 15 Years for Tax Fraud, ID Theft

A Tampa auto dealer was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for identify theft and for attempting to claim approximately $8.9 million in fraudulent refunds.

Tags: auto dealer, federal prison, Florida, fraudulent loan, identity theft, Jr., Russell B. Simmons, Tampa, tax fraud, Vehicle Sales

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Dealership Exec Sentenced for Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking

A Florida dealerships's vice president was sentenced to six years in federal prison for money laundering, drug trafficking for the Gulf Cartel.

Tags: Dealership, drug trafficking, Eladio Marroquin-Medina, Florida, Gulf Cartel, money laundering, Vice President

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Surety Group Launches Streamlined Florida Car-Dealer Bond Program

The Surety Group announced it has simplified its bond programs for Florida auto dealers who need a Florida Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond.

Tags: bonds, Florida, The Surety Group

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