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To succeed in today's volatile economy and increasingly competitive environment it is crucial to utilize aggressive marketing techniques, creative business strategies and new technology. Association membership offers you an impressive array of tools to help your dealership grow and prosper.
Don't just survive -- Thrive!
Annual dues include full membership in NIADA (National Independent Automobile Dealers Association), the 18,000 member legislative voice of the used car industry since 1949.
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE RESEARCH & ALERTS
The state and national associations monitor Motor Vehicle legislation and lobby for interests that benefit the membership and the industry. Information regarding these efforts are provided both online and in hardcopy publications.
Information regarding industry impact and pertinent subject matter is reported through various association publications such as Used Car Dealer Magazine, Used Car News, Used Car Market Report, Dealer Connection and the Illinois state newsletter, the Dealers Edge. Each of the publications are provided free of charge to active members.
State & National Conventions are held annually to provide the membership with the opportunity to meet with fellow professionals, to learn techniques for improvement of business practices, and to become aware of critical compliance issues through workshops and seminars. Information about new technology, products and services are presented during these events through concurrent trade shows, sponsored by the association's commercial partners and preferred providers.
The state association arranges special promotions on behalf of its membership such as the Auction Coupon Book which contains almost $2,100 in discount coupons. Also, special social/professional events are planned for golf outings and dinner cruises.
MEMBER SERVICES DIRECTORY
The state association has compiled lists of quality providers of products and services and made them available on the il-iada.com website. These vendors help support the growth of the state association through convenient click through links to their websites. These partnering relationships can often prove beneficial to members by saving money, preventing loss or improving efficiency.
Four $2,000 scholarships are awarded to high school seniors that are children or grandchildren of a NIADA member in good standing. Achievement awards are presented to members who demonstrate excellence in such areas as service, recruitment and community involvement.
All members are entitled to participate in the association's comprehensive group health plan designed specifically for dealer protection. Families and employees are also eligible for coverage.