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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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NADA: New Administration Could Push Sales Above 2017 Forecast of 17.1M
The NADA’s chief economist said the industry will sell 17.1 million new units in 2017. That forecast could rise by the end of February — that's if the the new administration delivers on its stated policy objectives.
ADESA Kansas City Gets New General Manager
ADESA has promoted Kevin Rhoads, a 15-year veteran of the automotive industry, to general manager of its Kansas City auction location, the company announced this week.
Manheim Now Offering Enhanced Vehicle Imaging at 74 Auctions
Manheim has nearly tripled the number of auctions offering enhanced vehicle imaging (EVI), expanding from 25 to 74 locations throughout North America, the company said this week
OptionSoft, CDK Lightspeed Announces Data Integration
The integration allows powersports, marine and RV dealers using OptionSoft's desking, CRM and F&I menu tools to pull sales, F&I, inventory, and customer data from the CDK Lightspeed DMS.
J.D. Power Sale Complete
J.D. Power’s sale to XIO Group in London for $1.1 billion was completed this week, the global alternative investments firm announced on Wednesday. J.D. Power will remain headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and will continue to be led by its existing management team.
AIAG Adds New Member to Board of Directors
The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has appointed Cesar D. Pucci, director of corporate quality at Eaton Corporation, to its board of directors. He joins the more than 20 executives from the OEM and supplier community who currently serve on the AIAG board.
Photo: Business Wire Amazon Enters the Vehicle-Shopping Business
The ecommerce site stopped short of saying it's looking to compete against lead sites like Cars.com, TrueCar, and Edmunds.com, describing its new web page as a car research destination and automotive community designed to help 'customers get the information they need when shopping for vehicles, images, videos, customer reviews.'
Auto/Mate Announces Integration With Dominion Dealer Solutions
Users of both company's automotive solutions should expect to see enhanced customer insights as a result of the integration, which, according to Auto/Mate, will allow for real-time updates of customer, vehicle, service and deal information in both systems.
AMS to Sponsor Mobile Wallet Giveaway at Industry Summit
Organizers of the upcoming Industry Summit have announced that Automotive Mobile Solutions (AMS) is offering a free year of mobile wallet geofencing services to the winner of a drawing at the event, which will be held Aug. 29–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas.
Doug van Sach, vice president of analytics and data services. AutoLoop Names New Vice President of Analytics and Data Services
AutoLoop LLC named Doug Van Sach vice president of analytics and data services. He will oversee data services and be responsible for using analytics to improve digital and multi-channel acquisition, retention, and loyalty programs for AutoLoop’s OEM and dealer partners.