Action Update Newsletter

Too Many License Plates

By IADA President Bruce Anderson Once a month I write a note for this newsletter. Today it’s a rant instead. Iowa has too many license plate options and it is a complicated and unnecessary burden on both business …

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The Work Is Just Beginning

By IADA President Bruce Anderson It was great seeing so many of you at IADA’s Dealer Day at the Capitol yesterday. Nothing but good comes from state legislators hearing directly from dealers about the issues impacting auto retailing in …

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What You Do Matters

By IADA President Bruce Anderson I had a conversation last week with someone who works in an Iowa automobile dealership and seemed a little sheepish about it. She told me that it’s not a job that she had …

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A Lesson from the NADA Show

By IADA President Bruce Anderson It was great seeing so many of you at the NADA Show in Las Vegas last week. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event in New Orleans January 23–26, 2025. Mark your …

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Make 2024 the Best Year Yet

By IADA President Bruce Anderson Happy New Year! Together with the entire team here at IADA, I am excited to get 2024 underway and make it the best year yet in Iowa automotive retailing. Rest assured that IADA …

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Let’s Connect

By IADA President Bruce Anderson I am admittedly not very good at social media. Once in a while I use Facebook to send birthday greetings to people I only see at high school reunions and family gatherings, and …

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A Favorite New Tradition

By IADA President Bruce Anderson One of my favorite new traditions at IADA is the annual Dealership Compliance Meetings tour that we do each year. We used to rely on regional Town Meetings to communicate important legal, legislative, and regulatory …

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How Can We Do It Better?

By IADA President Bruce Anderson “That was great! How can we do it better?” That is how my mentor and former boss Gary Thomas started the first IADA staff meeting I ever attended. He was talking about the …

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Note from Bruce: Help Wanted

By IADA President Bruce Anderson I know it’s bad. I just don’t know how bad. Please help me figure it out. IADA is working on the labor shortage, especially the technician shortage, and I keep getting asked, “How …

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