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2022 NADA Chairman
Michael Alford is president of Marine Chevrolet in Jacksonville, N.C. He entered the car business in 1992 after a career in banking. He joined his father-in-law in the family business, working in all departments while attending the NADA Dealer Academy and purchased the dealership in 1997. Alford represents North Carolina's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association.
2022November NADA Principles to Guide Auto Retail’s Future July FTC Safeguards December 9* Compliance Deadline Fast Approaching June NADA and The National Urban League Team Up as Part of NADA’s Overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Focus May A New NADA Website for the Future April NADA Teams Up with Powerhouse Electrification Organization to Enhance Dealership EV Education March New ASE Adopt-A-School Program Offers Two-Way Street to Technician Recruitment
2021 ArchivesSeptember Dealership Families Hit by Ida Need Our Help May Participate Today in NADA Dealership Energy Use Survey March NADA Chairman Paul Walser: 2021 Brings New Opportunities for Auto Dealers Nationwide
2020 ArchivesNovember Adapting Dealer and OEM Priorities in Light of Covid October NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart: NADA Show 2021 September Advocacy Must Extend Beyond NADA’s Washington Conference July NADA Show 2021 the Most Important Yet June NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart: Our Manufacturers Need Us More Than Ever April NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart: We’ve Got This March What a Difference a Month Makes January Recommit to One NADA at Show 2020
2019 ArchivesDecember No Better Time Than Now to Evaluate Dealership Website Accessibility October Let’s Make USMCA Happen September Proposed Safeguards Rule Changes Aren’t the Right Path Forward for Dealers August Have You Hosted Your Member of Congress Yet? July Spend Valentine’s Day 2020 with NADA at the Show June Why Everyone Should Attend an Auto Show May Dealer Data and Related Digital Issues are High Priority for NADA April NADA Launches Voluntary Protection Products Policy March Participate in NADA’s 2019 Dealership Workforce Study Today February One NADA January NADA Launches Initiative to Promote Auto Tech Careers
2018 ArchivesDecember Don’t Miss the One and Only 2019 NADA Show November Auto Press Must Keep Digging on 'Mobility' September NADA Foundation Ready to Respond After Hurricane Florence August Local Dealerships and President Trump’s Workforce Initiative June Auto Tariffs Are the Wrong Way to Address Trade Concerns May Auto Dealers Uphold Fair Credit and Consumer Competition April The Final Drive Against the CFPB’s Auto Financing Guidance March New NADA Chairman Wes Lutz Outlines Goals, Focus Areas for Coming Year February How Does Your Store Measure Up? NADA's Workforce Study Can Help You Find Out
2017 ArchivesDecember Tax Reform Bill Means Opportunity and Success for Dealers November Introducing the 2018 NADA Show October Good Intentions vs. Unintended Consequences September The Equifax Data Breach - What Dealers Should Know August A Good Relationship Is a Two-Way Street July Host a Member of Congress in your Dealership in August June NADA Visits the White House to Discuss Tax Reform April The Elephant in the Room: Stair-Step Programs Evaluated March Share MyDealership.org Today February Every Dealer Should Have Concerns About a Border Adjustment Tax January NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli Announces New Initiative, Pledges Total Support of Auto Dealers
2016 ArchivesDecember The Year at a Glance: A Final Message From NADA's 2016 Chairman November The Next 100 Years of Evolution is Here October 100 Years of Standing Up for Our Customers September Support NADA's Baton Rouge Flood Relief Efforts August Countdown to 100 July YES! State Franchise Laws Lower Prices and Benefit Consumers June Auto Dealers Rally Behind Consumer-Focused Senate Bill May To Drive or Not to Drive: On Recalls, That is the Only Question — and Only Because of Parts March What Happens In Vegas February NADA Defends Dealers at Hostile FTC Panel January NADA Chairman: Ring in the New NADA
2015 ArchivesOctober Grassroots Advocacy – Getting Involved Makes a Difference September 17 Million Reasons Why Auto Sales Will Remain Healthy August 47-10: Fair Credit and Consumer Competition Wins a Round June NADA Refocuses on Core Services May Price Competition Among Dealers Benefits Car Buyers April Congress Won’t Preserve Consumer Discounts Without Your Help March Navigating the Maze of Federal Regulations February Another NADA Convention for the Ages
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