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GM Workers Approve Union Contract; Ford, Stellantis on Pace to Pass

Despite concerns that resulted in a closer than expected vote, General Motors (GM) union workers approved the deal negotiated by United Auto Workers (UAW) union. The deal was supported by roughly 54% of the more than 34,700 autoworkers at GM who vot
Nov 16, 2023

Interview with W. Carroll Smith of Monument Chevrolet

Monument Chevrolet in Pasadena, Texas, has been serving the Houston-area since 1974. It is a family-owned and operated store under the leadership of company president W. Carroll Smith. Carroll started in the automotive business in 1965, working at Ge
Oct 1, 2019

Selecting the Right DMS is Like a Marriage: 3 Features that Help Avoid a DMS Divorce

This is my second blog in a series about what to look for when choosing a Dealer Management System. In my first blog article, I talked about how to start evaluating the right DMS for your dealership. This blog is a continuation of that topic. A DMS i
Jul 17, 2019

Can You Handle the Truth?

What do most successful businesses have in common? Whether it is Apple, Amazon, Zappos or Disney, they all excel at being consumer-facing. Can we as dealers learn from this example? Absolutely! And learning more about how our shoppers are thinking an
Jul 3, 2019

How to Evaluate IT Solutions for Your Dealership

 Helion Technologies Founder & President Erik Nachbahr shares some tips on what dealerships should be looking for in an IT solution for their dealership.
May 23, 2019

Can Amazon Reinvent the Traditional Store?

It’s a well-known fact that Amazon is on a mission to reinvent the traditional brick-and-mortar store model. Until recently, they were mostly focused on dominating online sales. However, it is clear Amazon is now looking to expand its footprint to
May 15, 2019

Cross-Generational Marketing in the Automotive Industry

It may not be marked with permanent ink, but when it comes to making most retail purchases there is a generational dividing line. Since there is no one-size-fits-all marketing tactic, brands must know how each generation moves through the buying proc
May 13, 2019

Meet the Employees of Generation Z

It’s 2019, which means there are now adults who have only lived in the 21st century. Today’s 18- and 19-year-olds have never experienced a world without the internet, hybrid cars, or camera phones. They’ve probably never had to turn a record o
May 9, 2019