Nominations are now being accepted for the 2007 F&I Pacesetters awards. F&I Management & Technology recognizes five regional dealers who set the pace in running a finance department marked by professionalism, ethics and profitability.

Nominated dealers not only have a highly profitable F&I department but also earn these profits by employing compliant, ethical and customer-centered processes that also allow them to maintain high CSI ratings. They are at the forefront of building up the reputation and credibility of F&I among dealers, consumers and their communities.

Five dealers will be selected — one from each of the following U.S. regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West and South. Qualified judges will evaluate all entries based on the following criteria:

·Success/profitability in the finance department

·Sustaining a compliant culture

·Ethical employees and practices, regular employee training

·Community support and involvement

·Other programs, processes and initiatives that contribute to a top-notch F&I operation

The five winners will be honored with plaques and featured on the cover of the January 2007 issue of F&I Management & Technology and their achievements will be featured in an exclusive cover story in the issue. One of these regional winners will be selected to receive the coveted seventh-annual F&I Dealer of the Year Award at the NADA ceremony in February 2007.

To nominate a dealer, fill out the form available at:, be as thorough as possible. All entries must be received by no later than Nov. 20, 2005. A dealership may enter for its own agency.