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February 3, 2010 - Industry News

Autobase Releases Mobile Response Technology for Auto Dealers

Autobase, Inc., the premier provider in automotive CRM for auto dealers nationwide, and a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, today announced the release of Mobile Response technology.

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February 2, 2010 - Industry News

XIGroup Releases Mobile Websites for Auto Dealers

XIGroup, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, has launched mobile websites for franchise and independent automotive dealers, allowing dealerships to meet the changing needs of consumers on the go.

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February 2, 2010 - Industry News

Autobase and @utoRevenue Announce Integration for Enhanced Dealership Offering

Autobase, Inc., the premier provider in automotive CRM for auto dealers nationwide, and a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, today announced integration between Autobase CRM and sister company http://www.autorevenue.com/ @utoRevenue, leader in multi-channel marketing for the automotive industry.

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February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Dealer.com Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

“David has a solid understanding of our business and goals, along with the necessary financial expertise to manage the rapid growth that Dealer.com has experienced,” said Mark Bonfigli, Dealer.com president and CEO. “In addition, his reputation for integrity, energy and creativity indicate an ideal cultural fit with our company.”

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February 1, 2010 - Industry News

DealerUps adds New Marketing Tool to Drive Business into Auto Dealer Service Departments; ServiceUps Powered by CIMA Systems

Parayil & Mann Dealer Services Inc. (PMDS), today announced it has added the powerful CIMA Systems suite of service customer communications and profit-building tools to its http://www.dealerups.com/ DealerUps Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

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February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Cross-Sell to Introduce Online Account Tool

Cross-Sell, the leading provider of market analysis reports for automotive dealers and a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, has announced that it will launch online report access and customized, on-demand reports for its auto dealer clients.

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January 29, 2010 - Industry News

vAuto Customers Continue to Set Performance Records

Ramsey Nissan of Upper Saddle River, NJ., retailed 40% more Pre-Owned vehicles in 2009 than in 2008. “I am a firm believer there is no such thing as luck,” says John Creran, Ramsey’s General Sales Manager. “Luck is when opportunity meets preparation. We thank vAuto for all their assistance, insight and foresight.”

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January 28, 2010 - Industry News

Auto Industry Giants Form Alliance

James A. Ziegler, president/CEO of Ziegler SuperSystems, Inc. Snellville, Georgia, announced today that his company has entered into an agreement with TK Worldwide, Inc. a Florida corporation, to offer a wide range of advanced recruiting and training services for variable operations in the retail automobile industry.

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January 28, 2010 - Industry News

NCM Associates announces the launch of NCM® Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence

NCM Associates announces the launch of NCM Institute (NCMi) Center for Automotive Retail Excellence. The NCMi curriculum includes introductory and advanced courses in Used Vehicle Management, General Management, Service Management, Sales Management, Financial Management and eCommerce Management.

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January 27, 2010 - Industry News

ResponseLogix Survey: 2010 Internet Driven Car Sales Projected to Grow Dramatically

ResponseLogix, Inc., the leading provider of automotive digital response management software for internet leads, today released the results of a customer survey that shows internet sales are expected to become even more dominant in terms of the percentage of total dealership sales.

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January 27, 2010 - Industry News

ResponseLogix Supports Toyota Dealers During Recall

ResponseLogix, Inc., the leading provider of automotive digital response management software for internet leads, today announced that it will support its Toyota customers during the recall and will not charge for quotes that contain a request for one of the affected models.

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January 26, 2010 - Industry News

Automotive CRM Leader DealerSocket Helps Galpin Ford Retain Sales Title

Leading automotive CRM provider DealerSocket announced today their role in assisting Galpin Ford to retain its title as the #1 Ford dealer in the nation for the 20th straight year. Galpin utilized DealerSocket’s data mining technology, MoneyMaker, an add-on to their DealerSocket CRM solution, to mine the dealership’s existing customer database in order to quickly and easily find prospects most likely to buy.

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January 22, 2010 - Industry News

HomeNet and Decisionlinks Announce Partnership

HomeNet Automotive, the premier online inventory marketing solutions provider for automobile dealerships, today announced a partnership with Decisionlinks, a leader in predictive lead management solutions.

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January 20, 2010 - Industry News

New Book Released By Dale Pollak

“Our industry is at a critical crossroads where mere survival is an open question,” Pollak says. “Velocity 2.0 offers a roadmap to help dealerships harness the latest technology and management philosophies that reduce market risks and pave the way for long-term success.”

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January 20, 2010 - Industry News

DealerSocket Acquires Automotive Sales Training Company Carmind

Leading automotive CRM provider DealerSocket announced today the completed acquisition of Southern California-based Carmind (www.carmind.com), a provider of online sales training tools for the automotive dealer community. Founded in 2007 by a group of automotive sales veterans, Carmind’s mission has been to develop realistic sales training that would stick and where the principles taught could easily be applied by salespeople.

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January 20, 2010 - Industry News

Auto Industry Leader Dealer.com Closes 2009 with Accelerated Growth, Research and Development

Dealer.com (www.dealer.com), the global leader of online marketing solutions for auto dealers, today announced that 2009 saw the highest annual growth in the company's twelve year history, with a five year revenue growth rate of 675 percent.

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January 20, 2010 - Industry News

IMN Names Brian Epro as Vice President of Automotive Services Group

Epro has been integral to IMN’s success in the automotive industry, cultivating strong relationships with over 1,200 dealers as well as manufacturers such as Volvo, BMW, Lexus, and Ford

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January 20, 2010 - Industry News

@utoRevenue releases new live calling product, @utoVoice Live

@utoRevenue, an industry leader in retention marketing solutions to automotive dealerships across the country, introduces an exciting new service to drive higher retention and service department results: @utoVoice Live.

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January 7, 2010 - Industry News

Larry H. Miller Group of Automotive Companies Opens New Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership in Riverdale, Utah

The Larry H. Miller Group of Automotive Companies (LHM Auto) will open a Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Riverdale dealership in Weber County announced LHM Auto President Tony Schnurr. The dealership is located at 5215 Freeway Park Drive in Riverdale, Utah (at the juncture of Riverdale road and I-15) and is scheduled to be operational this week.

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January 5, 2010 - Industry News

Vehicle Acceptance Launches Strategic Partnership With PassTime

Vehicle Acceptance Corporation (VAC), a national Buy-Here-Pay-Here (BHPH) lender, is announcing the initiation of a Joint Marketing Agreement with Starter Interrupt/GPS device manufacturer PassTime.

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January 4, 2010 - Industry News

National Automotive Experts Hires Joe Kalinowski and David Tralongo

Joe Kalinowski, formerly a Graphic Design Specialist for Questex, has joined the National Automotive Experts team as their Creative Marketing Manager.? ?Kalinowski has won a number of national awards for his creative design and marketing efforts in several publications and trade shows

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December 22, 2009 - Industry News

DealerLink Introduces Trigger Complete(SM) Leads

DealerLink, the industry’s leading provider of exclusive special finance and auto sales leads, recently announced the launch of its newest offering, Trigger Complete(SM) Automotive Trigger Leads.

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December 22, 2009 - Industry News

Dealer.com Wins Top International Emerging Media Award for Auto Dealership Website Brandon Ford

Dealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for auto dealers, is a Leader award winner in the 2009 Summit Emerging Media Award (Summit EMA) for their work with the Brandon Ford website

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December 18, 2009 - Industry News

AutoTrader.com Cross-shopping Data Shows BMW Top Cross-shopped Vehicle Among SAAB Shoppers

With the announcement today that GM will shutter its Saab division, BMW may be a winner, according to cross-shopping data from AutoTrader.com, the ultimate automotive marketplace. Thirty-three percent of Saab shoppers also looked at BMW vehicles while researching and comparing new and used vehicles on AutoTrader.com, a larger percentage than looked at any other brand.

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December 18, 2009 - Industry News

Function specific DOT Hazmat Training for Dealerships

DOT 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H, requires that all hazmat employees who affect hazardous materials transportation are trained within 90 days of hire, with recurring training required at least once every three years. With fines up to $50,000, Hazmat enforcement can be tough and necessary training should be scheduled accordingly.

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