Revved Up for Summer

Join us for the Convention & Expo
Well, our summer is half way over and the kids are heading back to school, so it’s time to take a couple of days off and attend the 2016 MIADA Convention & Expo. This year we have planned a spectacular event at the IP Casino Resort & Spa towering over the scenic Back Bay of Biloxi. We have an outstanding speaker line-up to provide you with all the tools, technology and best practices you need to accomplish your goals. We will also have over 20 exhibitors at the convention that can help you get to the next level. Please take some time to join us at this year’s convention for a couple of days to unwind and keep your business on track! You won’t be disappointed.

Credit Union Pilot Program
I am currently working to put together a pilot program with some of the credit unions for indirect lending for our members. This could be very beneficial to members in good standing with the Department of Revenue and the MIADA. As it stands now, we have very few options as far as lenders who will do business with the independent auto dealers other than the secondary market. We do have agreements with AppOne – Wolters Kluwer Financial Services that have a variety of lenders from which to choose. Call me if you have any question about the AppOne program as this is another benefit of membership in the MIADA and NIADA.

Optimizing Our Identity
Many of you have noticed the MIADA logo change and the new and improved website for the association. The new website is a huge improvement to help member dealers and prospects stay informed of events, legislation issues as well as being able to renew or join the association. We also have a store on the website where you can order forms and dealer supplies at great prices. Please visit the new website and let me know what you think at msiada.org.

Get Social with Us
We have a Facebook page and a Twitter account that you can follow for all kinds of helpful information, too. Additionally, we’ll be implementing a new service from Textmaxx Pro that will give us the ability to instantly keep you informed of timely information. This is a service you will need to opt-in to receive so please keep that in mind when you receive a text from us!

We’d Like to Hear from You
We really have a lot going on at your association. We are talking about a BBQ cook-off and other events that members have requested so keep an eye out for those dates soon. If you have a suggestion, please call our office and let us know.