Chairman's Blog

Publication: The Chairman's Blog

Format: Blog

Description: The Chairman's Blog is CADA’s blog featuring the Chair’s current column in the monthly Bulletin.


Welcome Todd Maul as 2018 CADA Chairman

January 01, 2018

Dear Colorado Dealer: As your 2018 Chair, I have hit the floor running. With the board’s strategic planning in 2017, an in-depth Denver Auto Show Economic Impact Study, Denver Auto Show and Preview Gala strategic session and the planning of the legislative goals, we have our marching orders for 2018 and beyond. I am privileged to lead this am... Read More

Thanks! It’s been a great year!

December 01, 2017

Dear Member Dealer, The second half of 2017 was as eventful as the first half. It got off to a fast start June 5–6 with the Board of Directors’ Strategic Planning Retreat. It was a productive and provocative meeting, led by Harrison Coerver of Association Management Consultants, resulting in a new three-year strategic plan for CADA. Five criti... Read More

Thanks to your help, we cleared some big hurdles

November 01, 2017

Dear Colorado Dealer: It’s harvest time, which traditionally is the time we Americans take stock and count the year’s blessings. By most measures, it has been a very productive year for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and I am grateful for having been part of them. Actually, it’s been such a productive year that this month, I’d lik... Read More

2015 CADA Project D.C.

October 01, 2017

Dear Dealer Member: The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association’s 2015 “Project DC” is preparing for takeoff. Your CADA Board of Directors, some of our NextGen dealers, their guests and staff will be taking our September CADA board meeting on the road to Washington, D.C. from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 so we can meet with our Congressional delegation... Read More

How to breathe easier, make a difference and even boost your bottom line

September 01, 2017

The brown cloud has been a decades-long problem along the Front Range, and especially in the Denver metro area. In fact, any city or town that sits at the foot of the Rockies is prone to temperature inversion, where colder air is trapped near the ground by warm air. That means pollutants can’t rise and dissipate into the atmosphere. We notice... Read More

CADA responds to Denver’s mobility effort announcement that challenges vehicular commuters

August 01, 2017

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s Mobility Plan—introduced during his State of the City Address July 12 — is big and bold, yet largely misguided, it seems. To attack traffic congestion and air pollution, Hancock seeks to invest $2 billion in the next several years to change how Denver citizens get around, significantly moving them out of private... Read More

A CADA first: Maui to host Annual Convention

July 01, 2017

ALOHA MEMBER DEALER: The best deals of the season on swimwear are upon us, so I suggest you invest in a new beach outfit to wear at the 2017 CADA Convention in Maui, November 12–15! CADA sent out an announcement in June with what promises to be a great way to benefit from an exchange of important and interesting association information with yo... Read More

CADA Board of Directors’ Strategic Planning meeting results

June 01, 2017

ASSOCIATION’S AMBITIOUS THREE-YEAR GOALS CREATE ROAD MAP TO STEER CADA INTO THE FUTURE In just two days of frank conversations, your board representatives agreed on priorities and crafted a three-year strategic plan for the association. Harrison Coerver, of Association Management Consultants, facilitated the two-day session. He has long-standi... Read More

Board prepares for strategic planning session. Your opinion about our priorities?

May 01, 2017

May was a busy month for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, and we don’t expect June to be much slower. I want to thank you for the strong turnout at two important events this month: The legislative hearing on the Dealer Franchise bill, SB17-298 and the recent CADA-UMB Economic Forecast Dinner. The May 4th hearing in the Colorado Hou... Read More

It’s a wrap: Denver Auto Show and its related events were among the best ever

April 01, 2017

This has been a very eventful spring. The Colorado Senate has passed SB17-240, the Sunset Review Bill and it’s awaiting action by the House of Representatives. And, of course, we are celebrating another very successful trio of events: the Denver Auto Show, Charity Preview Party (CPP) and Innovative Dealer Summit (IDS). This year’s Innovative D... Read More

It’s a week-long event — and you’re invited!

March 01, 2017

We’re in the final run-up to our three most important events of the year: the Denver Auto Show, Charity Preview Party and Innovative Dealer Summit. Here’s some information to pique your interest in attending these CADA-organized events that showcase our industry and give us as dealers the chance to educate ourselves – and have a great time doi... Read More

The pedal is to the metal, full speed ahead

February 01, 2017

Dear Colorado dealers, THE PEDAL IS TO THE METAL, FULL SPEED AHEAD! CADA’s biggest week of the year — indeed the most important week of the year for Colorado automotive industry, dealers, distributors and manufacturer, and the most exciting one for car aficionados — is fast approaching. The 2017 Denver Auto Show, and its related events, is com... Read More