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Rekindling commitment, motivating staff and generating enthusiasm are urgent issues in your workplaces today. Human capital—people—are the most valuable asset in any organization. Most people are eager to do a good job and put forth their best effort, so why are there so many people “retired on the job?” This course will highlight the three key motivators people are looking for in their work. It will help you get to the core of what really motivates people by exploring the value of recognition, the role of rewards, and the impact […]
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. […]
Nestled in the mountains, surrounded by some of Canada’s most amazing landscape all centered around the Fairmont Banff Springs was the Western Canadian Dealer Summit hosted by Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba automotive associations. This conference was amazing! From the opening gala to all the fantastic speakers that ranged from Google, internet lead response all the way to digital marketing and everything in between. A mix of seasoned speakers who are fixtures on the auto dealer speaker’s circuit joined other presenters with recent dealership experience to provide dealers with a broad […]
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 […]
The MDA has recently received a few inquiries from dealerships that have received an invoice for a directory, publication or listing that they did not order or authorize. To file a complaint, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or visit their website at www.antifraudcentre.ca
Click the link below for a special video message from Rick Gauthier, President & CEO of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association. On behalf of CADA Chairman Steve Chipman and Senior Vice President, Business Development and Finance – Dealer Services, iA-SAL, Alnoor Jiwani, Mr. Gauthier introduces the winners of the 2015 CADA Laureate program. Please click here.
Over the past several years, MDA member dealers have been challenged on the proper procedures to use in the collection of driver’s licence information from consumers requesting a test drive. In the past, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta would refer us to a decision that they had rendered regarding a rental vehicle firm’s handling of personal information. Over a year ago we requested that they prepare guidelines for dealerships on the collection, use and disclosure of licence information. Please inform all your sales and management […]