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Serving Independent Dealers Since 1940
FIADA E-Newsletter

November 2013

In This Issue

1. November Issue Independent Dealer Magazine
2. Facebook Marketing Webinar
3. 2013 Convention Photos
4. Dealer Websites
5. NIADA Scholarships
6. CMD is Coming to Town
7. New Free CE Options for FIADA Members
8. FIADA Office Closed Nov 28-29
9. Happy Thanksgiving!

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November Issue of Independent Dealer Magazine Now Available Online

How to Successfully Market Your Dealership on Social Media

If you missed Kathi Kruse’s 2013 Convention session, or if you loved it and want a refresher, check out her full presentation now available on our FIADA YouTube channel and FIADA Recorded Webinar page. This 47-minute session describes how to maximize the full potential of Facebook, build loyal followings, reach more prospects, and close more sales. Best of all, you’ll learn how to convert Facebook leads into in-person appointments. Visit our FIADA YouTube channel often for new webinars, recorded sessions, and instructional videos tailored to the independent Florida dealer.

FIADA Convention Photos

The FIADA 2013 Convention was a great success. The 2013 - 2014 Officers were installed and everyone enjoyed great educational seminars and entertainment during the awards banquet by the Land Sharks. A Very Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors who made it all possible.

To view the convention slideshow, please click here.

Save the date. The FIADA 2014 Convention will be held October 9-12 at the Omni Champions Gate in Orlando.

Dealer Websites – Finding the right product for your dealership

A dealer website is your dealership’s online showroom and with the growing number of customers searching vehicles online before going in-person to a dealership, it’s critical to get that online visitor to your site and then to your dealership. So what are the must haves in a dealer website product? What is the right product for your dealership? Your dealer website needs to attract, engage, and connect with your online visitors and provide performance measurement. Read More.

NIADA Now Accepting Scholarship Applicants

Do you know a high school senior who excels academically and has shown an aptitude for college? NIADA is now accepting scholarship applicants. NIADA will recognize four outstanding high school seniors at the NIADA National Convention & Expo in June 2014. To learn more about the criteria or to apply, please visit and download the scholarship application. The application must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2014 and mailed to the Scholarship Selection Committee, NIADA Foundation, 2521 Brown Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006. If you have any questions, please email

CMD is Coming to Town

The Certified Master Dealer program is coming to Florida! FIADA is partnering with NIADA to provide the Certified Master Dealer (CMD) program in Tampa on January 18-20, 2014. This 3-day program is the industry’s most respected training program. Dealers who attend this training are committed to the industry, support ethical business standards and practices, and are leaders in their communities. The cost for this program is $2,495 per person. Visit for details and registration information.

When: January 18 - 20, 8am - 5pm

Where: Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
2225 N Lois Ave Tampa, FL 33607

T'is the Season for Giving

FIADA is thankful for our members and in the spirit of giving, all members can now access two new online continuing education options for FREE as a part of member benefits. Sign up online at to access our online title and registration class and new and improved continuing education class. Not yet a member? Visit to learn more about the benefits of FIADA membership.
FIADA Office Closed November 28-29

In observance of Thanksgiving, the FIADA office will be closed November 28 and 29 and will re-open Monday, December 2 at 8:30am.
Happy Thanksgiving from FIADA!

A time to give thanks
A time to remember
Family, friends and all of our members

From all of us here at FIADA, we wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!