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Donations from all across Canada to assist the employees of the three MDA dealer members located in Fort McMurray exceeded $201,000.00. Cheques from the Canadian Automobile Dealer Association, numerous provincial dealer associations, city dealer associations, associate MDA members and their employees from across Canada graciously donated to assist financially – the evacuated employees affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires. These funds have now been distributed to the 361 employees, so that they can commence the process of rebuilding their lives. The MDA Board of Directors sincerely thanks everyone for their […]
In any business environment we are constantly called upon to make presentations. Anytime you present a product to a customer, an idea to a co-worker or your boss, you are making a presentation. On some occasions you may even be asked to make a more formal presentation in front of a group. Whenever you make a presentation, it reflects on you as a professional. This course will provide you with the tools you need to ensure your presentations are effective. You will have an opportunity to plan, prepare for, and […]
The Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Motor Dealers Associations have joined forces to host the 2016 Western Canadian Dealer Summit at the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas on November 3rd to 5th. We are quite excited about the 2016 Convention as we have arranged for some very exciting and energizing speakers. To view our schedule of events, speaker line-up and book your accommodation, please visit www.westerndealersummit.com Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Denis Ducharme @ 780 465-8850 for more information. We would appreciate your prompt registration and once completed, we […]
The MDA has partnered with McCallum Printing Group Inc., to supply our dealer members with an updated MDA-5 Bill of Sale which includes the updated Privacy Statement and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). For dealers who laser print their own bill of sales, a PDF format can also be ordered. When purchasing either the printed or PDF Bill of Sale, you will be required to sign off on the MDA Forms Access and Use Agreement before the product will be forwarded to you. Included with the Bill of Sale (either printed […]
On September 21st, MDA Chairman Garrett Scott, Vice Chair Darin Schotanus and MDA President Denis Ducharme kicked off the 2015 MDA Chairman’s District Tour. Beginning in Grande Prairie, Garrett, Darin and Denis continued their tour around the province for a full week, holding numerous meetings each day with dealer members in their own communities. Joining them was Mike Reid, President of WD Co-Auto. The 2015 Chairman’s Tour was well attended, with many dealers and dealership managers taking the time away from their busy schedules to attend meetings in their district. […]
Excellence in Car Business is Hereditary 2015 MDA Alberta Dealers of Excellence – Koch Brothers and Greg Ducharme – Both Second Generation Winners – Both winners of the 2015 Motor Dealers’ Association of Alberta’s (MDA) Dealers of Excellence not only took over family businesses but also continued the family tradition of being recognized by their peers as being tops in their industry. Brothers David, Duane and Rick Koch, Koch Automotive Group (Edmonton) and Greg Ducharme, Ducharme Motors Ltd. (Bonnyville) won the awards in the metro and non-metro categories respectively. The […]