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December 8, 2010 - Industry News

Attorney Tom Hudson and Team Update Award-Winning Book for Auto Dealers About Vehicle Financing & Leasing

CounselorLibrary.com, the publisher of automobile financing and leasing legal compliance services, has updated its popular F&I Legal Desk Book, winner of the Axiom Business Book Award. The book, by Thomas B. Hudson and the lawyers of Hudson Cook LLP, gives readers 360 things to know about auto dealer finance laws and regulations.

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December 2, 2010 - Industry News

BMW of Sarasota Upscales Customer Service and Lowers Costs By Outsourcing Service Loaners

BMW of Sarasota caters to its customers with complimentary WiFi, a children’s play area, and a fleet of BMW service loaners outsourced through Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the largest rental car company in North America.

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December 1, 2010 - Industry News

World’s Largest Recovery Industry Association Launches New Collateral Recovery and Remarketing Accreditation Program

American Recovery Association, Inc. (ARA), the world’s largest association of recovery and remarketing professionals, today announced its new Collateral Recovery and Remarketing Accreditation Program launching on January 25, 2011 for lenders, ARA members and their employees.

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December 1, 2010 - Industry News

AutoTrader.com Agrees to Purchase Auto Inventory Solutions Leader HomeNet Automotive

AutoTrader.com, the Internet's ultimate automotive marketplace and consumer information website, has agreed to purchase HomeNet Automotive, a leading provider of online inventory management and merchandising solutions. The purchase is expected to close by the end of the year.

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November 22, 2010 - Industry News

Kia Motors America and eBay Motors Rollout First Nationwide Dealer Online New Car Shopping Experience

Kia Motors America (KMA) and eBay Motors have created a nationwide new vehicle online shopping experience, the first for a major OEM brand on eBay, with a unique online store front to market new Kia vehicles.

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November 15, 2010 - Industry News

KPA Announces New Product to Manage OSHA’s Hazard Communication and Safety Requirements

KPA’s new Elements service includes the essential elements of Hazard Communication and Emergency Response programs: written Hazard Communication plans, fire prevention and evacuation plans, required DOT HazMat training (49 CFR 172, Subpart H), an MSDS database and facility-specific chemical inventory, and instant access to all training records.

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November 15, 2010 - Industry News

BMW Dealerships Lead the Industry with Mobile Apps

MobileAppLoader, powering the most mobile apps for small and medium-sized businesses, has published a new report showing that apps for BMW dealerships are downloaded 36 times more frequently than apps of other luxury car sellers.

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November 11, 2010 - Industry News

Dealix Adds Buyer Insight(TM) to Automotive Leads

Dealix, the leading provider of automotive customer leads for new and used cars, has launched today a new feature, Buyer Insight, making it the first automotive marketing company to provide dealers with information about past new car lead activity.

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November 10, 2010 - Industry News

AutoTrader.com Delivers Insights and Analysis of Car Shopper Behavior through the Monthly Trend Engine Report

In a month where automakers’ sales figures show that the industry is on a steady road to recovery, everything from the increase in AutoTrader.com site traffic from a year ago to shoppers’ search activity point to positive signs for the economy.

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November 9, 2010 - Industry News

Exeter Finance Secures $150 Million Line of Credit, Experiences Significant Growth in 2010

Exeter Finance Corp., a specialty auto finance company, announced it has entered into a $150 million warehouse line of credit with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

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November 8, 2010 - Industry News

Huntington Expands Auto Dealer Financing Business Into Five New England States

Huntington (Nasdaq: HBAN) has announced that it is significantly expanding its successful auto dealer financing business into five New England states.

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November 8, 2010 - Industry News

SmartAuction Introduces Dealer eVantage

SmartAuction, Ally Financial’s online auction web site, today unveiled Dealer eVantage, a new suite of electronic tools designed to help consignors and buyers more effectively and efficiently buy and sell vehicles on SmartAuction.

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November 8, 2010 - Industry News

Gillman Auto Group Named One of Houston’s Top 100 Workplaces

In the annual Houston Chronicle survey of area companies, The Gillman Automotive Group was recognized as one of the Top 100 Workplaces.

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November 3, 2010 - Industry News

izmocars AOA-Web Launches

izmocars, a leading Internet business solutions provider for the auto retailing industry, today released the web version of its highly successful dealership accessories solution, AddOnAuto (AOA), which is currently driving over 500% gains in accessory revenue-per-vehicle-sold for dealerships.

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November 2, 2010 - Industry News

KPA Announces New Product to Comply with DOT Hazmat Transportation

KPA’s DOT and MSDS service provides everything required by the DOT hazmat rules (49 CFR 172, Subpart H) including training, certification, a 24-hour hotline, and an on-demand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) database with over 50,000 substances relevant for dealers, collision centers, and other automotive service companies.

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October 27, 2010 - Industry News

Ron Lamb Named President of The Reynolds and Reynolds Company

The Reynolds and Reynolds Company today announced that Ron Lamb has been named president of Reynolds and Reynolds. He succeeds Rob Nalley, who was named Vice-Chairman of Reynolds.

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October 26, 2010 - Industry News

ResponseLogix Now Available For BMW Franchises

ResponseLogix, Inc., the leading provider of automotive digital response management software for internet leads, today announced product availability for BMW franchises.

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October 20, 2010 - Industry News

vAuto Ranked Number 17 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2010 Technology Fast 500™

vAuto today announced that it ranked number 17 on Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

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October 19, 2010 - Industry News

Reynolds Adds Free Mobile Website for Reynolds Web Customers

The Reynolds and Reynolds Company today announced a major enhancement for dealerships with a WebMakerX® website from Reynolds Web Solutions: a free mobile website.

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October 19, 2010 - Industry News

Chase Hires Industry Veteran Randy Beil to Head Vehicle Remarketing

Chase has named industry veteran Randy Beil as vice president and national manager of its vehicle remarketing group.

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October 13, 2010 - Industry News

Dealer.com Launches New Service Marketing Package

Dealer.com, the global leader in online marketing solutions for auto dealers, today announced the launch of its new Service Marketing Package, an automated solution that delivers the industry’s most extensive service content for dealers’ websites and empowers them to retain and recapture more service customers, enhance customer satisfaction and build profitability.

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October 12, 2010 - Industry News

ResponseLogix Now Available For General Motors Franchises

ResponseLogix, Inc., the leading provider of automotive digital response management software for internet leads, today announced product availability for all General Motors brands, which constitutes 30 percent of the dealerships in the nation.

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October 11, 2010 - Industry News

NCM Associates to Sponsor Fourth Annual National Underwriting & Collections Conference in November

NCM Associates, a leading provider of 20 Group, Consulting, Training and Benchmarking services to automotive retail dealers and Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) operators, announced its sponsorship of the National Alliance of Buy Here Pay Here Dealers 2010 National Underwriting & Collections Conference to be held November 7-9 in Dallas.

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October 11, 2010 - Industry News

Dealers Add Automotive Social Media Marketing to Boost Leads and Protect Their Brand

TK Carsites announces Power Social, a premium automotive social media marketing product. By taking advantage of this new communication platform, dealers are able to engage with existing and potential customers through daily exposure on major social networks.

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October 7, 2010 - Industry News

Exeter Finance Opens Branches in Philadelphia and Atlanta

Exeter Finance Corp., a specialty auto finance company, announced that it has opened branches in the Philadelphia and Atlanta markets, expanding the company’s branch network and continuing its focus on local service and relationships.

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