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December 2018 eNews

Monday, February 4, 2019  
Posted by: Jason Berthiaume
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In This Issue
[1] NIADA Business Confidence Survey
[2] Retail Installment Seller and Finance License Renewal
[3] Fort Lauderdale Town Hall
[4] Continuing Education
[5] Save the Date: 2019 Convention

[6] December Magazine
Upcoming Events
FIADA Town Hall Meeting, Fort Lauderdale - 1/10/19

FIADA Board of Directors Meeting, Fort Lauderdale - 1/11/19

FIADA Town Hall Meeting, St. Augustine - 4/12/19

FIADA Board of Directors Meeting, St. Augustine - 4/13/19

FIADA Town Hall Meeting, Tampa - 7/19/19

FIADA Board of Directors Meeting, Tampa - 7/20/19

Save the Date: 2019 FIADA Convention & Expo, Orlando, FL 10/17/19-10/19/19

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Call 800-237-0448 for more information.

NIADA Quarterly Business Confidence Survey: Responses Due by Friday, December 21

NIADA is seeking feedback on its Q4 2018 Business Confidence Survey. They are seeking responses by Friday, December 21st.

The survey takes just a few minutes to complete and you can access it here.

This is critical feedback we share both on Capitol Hill, Federal and State Government agencies, industry alliances, and of course our full membership. This is our chance to provide an economic barometer of the independent auto retailer market to the U.S. auto industry as a whole.
Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Seller License and Sales Finance License Up for Renewal

If you are a BHPH Dealer in Florida or have set up a separate finance company, you may have already received a renewal notice from the Florida Office of Financial Regulation for your Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Seller License or Sales Finance License. These licenses are due for renewal by December 31, 2018.

The renewal notice may have also included password reset instructions for the REAL (Regulatory Enforcement and Licensing) System. To renew your applicable license, you should login to the REAL System as soon as possible to ensure you have access and avoid any potential delays in processing or missing the renewal deadline and incurring late fees.

Additional information and user guides for the new REAL System online services are available on our website at

If you have any questions, please contact OFR at (850) 410-9895.

FIADA Town Hall, Fort Lauderdale, Thursday, January 10th

Join Us for Free Training, Networking, Vendor Expo and Lunch. Registration Closes on Tuesday, January 8th.
  • Legal Update, Rob Sickles, Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
  • Legislative Update
  • Taking the Fear Out of the Audit Process, FL HSMV

Event Details
When: Friday, January 10th, 10am - 2pm
Where: Westin Fort Lauderdale
400 Corporate Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
Free to Attend, Free Parking
Registration: Sign up online or call 800.237.0448
Event Details & Directions

Town Hall Meetings are free to attend. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Auto Data Direct. Don't miss this great opportunity to network with colleagues and ask the experts your burning questions. Register today!

Stick around afterwards for the President's Reception from 2:00-3:30pm. Enjoy complimentary sodas, snacks, wine and beer, courtesy of CARS Protection Plus!

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
ACV Auctions, Auto Data Direct, Inc., Auto Zone, CARS Protection Plus, Golden Eagle Management Services LLC, Opus VTR and Wayne Reaves Software.

Earn Your Continuing Education Credits Online or In-Person with FIADA

FIADA is hosting live in-person Continuing Education classes in Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee, Oakland Park, and Ocoee this year. Register now to reserve your spot and get all of your questions answered from an experienced, top-notch instructor. Not sure if you can attend in-person? Register for an Online Continuing Education course, or check our schedule to find a live-class coming to your area soon.
Save the Date: 2019 FIADA Convention

The 2019 FIADA Convention will be held at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, FL from October 17-19, 2019.

More information on registration and hotel reservations will be provided in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you at next year's FIADA Convention!
The December Issue of Independent Dealer Magazine Now Available Online
FIADA December 2018 web

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