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Magazine Offers Details on Compliance Summit Program
Scheduled for Aug. 29-30, Compliance Summit is designed to deliver a crash course in federal regulations and enforcement action to help dealers, agents and industry execs build sustainable sales and F&I processes without sacrificing productivity and profitability.
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The size and scope of Industry Summit continues to change with time and the demands of the market.
Going Unconventional
Daryl Tabor explores some of the unconventional strategies dealers are employing to drive traffic into the showroom.

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Dent Wizard Named Top Workplace
For the first time, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch included Dent Wizard in its list of “Top Workplaces” for 2017. The F&I product provider joins other honorees such as Edward Jones, Monsanto and Safelite Auto Glass.
Auto/Mate Unveils New Dealer Texting Engine
Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has launched ‘Texting,’ a new SMS engine built into the company’s DMS and designed to facilitate messaging and improve the customer experience.
Report Forecasts Fewer Per-Store Sales
The latest edition of Urban Science’s Franchise Activity Report predicts a stable dealer network will produce reduced per-store sales following a period of stability.
Dave Anderson to Deliver Industry Summit, Best Training Day Ever Keynote Address
LearnToLead founder and nationally recognized leadership trainer Dave Anderson will deliver the Tuesday afternoon keynote address at this year’s Industry Summit as part of the Best Training Day Ever agenda.
Lithia Adds $1 Billion Downtown Los Angeles Auto Group
Lithia Motors announced the acquisition of the Downtown Los Angeles Auto Group, a move executives say could add $1 billion in revenue and $0.55 in earnings per share.
Top-Flight F&I Directors Join F&I Think Tank Roster
F&I Think Tank’s ‘The Director’s Chair’ will feature the F&I director for the magazine’s 2016 F&I Dealer of the Year in Tom Andrews, as well as former F&I Pacesetters Dan Mason and Justin Gasman. It will also feature His Madness, Marv Eleazer, as moderator.
Gruber to Helm Leadership Panel at PALS
Kristen Gruber of Dealers Assurance Company (DAC) will moderate an all-star panel of leadership experts at the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit.
Former NADA President and Foundation Chairman Robert P. Mallon Dies at 83
Robert P. Mallon, former president of the National Automobile Dealers Association and chairman emeritus of the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, died on August 3. He was 83.
Jumpstart: Subcompact SUVs/CUVs Make Gains in First Half of 2017
Analysts with Jumpstart Automotive Media say interest in subcompact utilities outpaced other segments compared to the first half of 2016.
Clarivoy Releases 2017 Attribution Study
Clarivoy’s analysts found dealers see the wisdom in tracking digital marketing attribution but may not have the tools they need to do so accurately.