Joe Verde of Joe Verde Group, a leader in automotive management and sales training, will provide a two-part seminar for dealer principals, GSMs, and GMs on “How to Have Your Best Year Ever.” The NJ CAR Annual Meeting & Business Expo 2004 has been designed to build on the success of the Coalition’s previous Annual Meetings and Business Expos.This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than last year’s … which many attendees hailed as the “best one yet.”The theme for this year’s Annual Meeting is “Retaining Profitability While Remaining Compliant.” The NJ CAR Annual Meeting & Business Expo 2004 will again be held at the Hilton East Brunswick at Exit 9 of the New Jersey Turnpike.The facility offers convenient access and state-of-the art exhibit and seminar space.To accommodate the growing number of attendees for this year’s event, the Coalition has increased the amount of exhibit space by 33%.Earlier in the month, NJ CAR announced that all available exhibitor space was “sold out.”Now, several additional exhibit spaces will be positioned in the common areas outside of the main ballroom, in order to accommodate vendors who view NJ CAR’s premier in-State meeting as a “must attend” event. The Coalition is putting the finishing touches on an impressive lineup of keynoters, speakers and seminar presenters.Seminar tracks for Dealer Principals/GSMs/SMs, F&I Managers, Services & Part Managers, and Office Managers/Controllers are being finalized. NJ CAR Chairman Ed Barlow, Jr. commented that, “The compliance maze within which dealers must navigate their businesses is staggering.Overregulation, coupled with dealerships being targeted for class-action lawsuits, is making it increasingly difficult for auto retailers to concentrate on selling and servicing vehicles.NJ CAR is putting together this special two-day event with a strong seminar program to help dealers and their key managers remain in compliance, while pursuing profits and holding on to more of their hard-earned dollars.” Seventeen different seminars at the October 13 & 14 NJ CAR Annual Meeting & Business Expo 2004 will provide attendees with current and important information regarding the following: ·Service Department Compliance with Federal and New Jersey Laws ·Overview of What the Environmental Experts are Finding at New Jersey Dealerships ·Increasing Productivity & Profitability Through Service Advisor Training ·Class Actions: Avoidance & Defense ·The Future of Rate Spreads on Dealer-Arranged Financing ·Staying in Compliance with Federal and New Jersey Wage & Hour Laws ·Avoiding/Defending Harassment Claims in the Workplace ·Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace ·The Rise in Identify Theft and What Your Dealership Can Do to Combat It ·Understanding the Federal Regulations That Impact F&I ·Used Car Compliance: Warranty Disclosure Requirements ·How Your Dealership Can Have Its Best Year Ever ·Sensitive HR Issues: Employee Embezzlement and Maintaining a Nonunion Workplace ·Update on New Jersey and Federal Do-Not-Call Laws ·Cash Reporting and Safeguards Rule Compliance ·Current Consumer Fraud Issues All members will want to hear 20/20 co-anchor and 19-time Emmy award-winning journalist John Stossel rail against the trial bar, as he speaks on how America is quickly deteriorating into a litigation-happy society. The NJ CAR Annual Meeting & Business Expo 2004 promises to offer something for everyone at a centrally-located venue.So, make sure that you and your key managers hold the dates October 13 & 14, 2004 for this important NJ CAR event. Watch for registration materials which will be mailed at the end of August and for additional NewsLetter updates.