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A Final Comment From Retiring President, Richard Salezze

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:22pm by admin

The past two years as your president have flown by so fast! It has been an easy term, as we have had little controversy and a market that has grown slowly but steadily. We have seen more dealer involvement in GLVADA through committee participation and activities. Tom Kwiatek, Lori Young and Dick Culver have made the job…

Dodge Dart Auto-Tech Competition! Twelfth Annual GLVADA Auto-Tech Competition

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:22pm by admin

A dozen years have gone by since the first GLVADA Auto Tech Competition began. In recent years some things have changed, but some things have remained the same. The constant is the venue, the Northampton Community College automotive department, along with NCC’s instructor, Mr. Warren Farnell as the host. All of the area vocational schools…

2013 Auto Show Update

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:21pm by admin

While there are many important and exciting things about this year’s show, I believe the biggest change we will see is the number of attendees. Yes, the new Luxury Pavilion, featuring every nameplate sold in the Lehigh Valley, will be huge for GLVADA. Many people think the introduction of the Harley Davidson exhibit will make…

GLVADA Sponsors Job Fair

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:18pm by admin

On January 29th, Cumulus Media (CAT COUNTRY & WLEV) presented the “Putting the Greater LV Back to Work” job fair at the SteelStacks complex in Bethlehem. GLVADA stepped up to the plate for its community and its dealers. We served as a sponsor for this event, and received visibility and recognition through the ads the…

Vehicletechusa Program

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:17pm by admin

In November of 2011 and 2012, the GLVADA Service Managers and Education Committee met with members of PAA at the Northampton Community College. The groups concentrated on the development of new auto techs for our local dealerships. Together with NCC we have structured the auto tech program at the college to meet the needs of…

NCC’s Global Automotive Program Customized

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:14pm by admin

Last November, Northampton Community College and the GLVADA Education Committee held a meeting for dealer service managers to explain our new customized Global automotive program. Unfortunately it occurred shortly after Hurricane Sandy and many of the dealer service managers were unable to attend as originally planned. So, here is a short recap of the program….

GLVADA Sponsors 12th Annual Auto-Tech Competition

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 10:27am by admin

The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA) is once again sponsoring the annual GLVADA Auto-Tech Competition, slated to take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Northampton Community College. The competition will begin at 8:00 a.m. with awards slated for 12:30 p.m. Now in its 12th year, the GLVADA Auto-Tech Competition brings together eight teams…

Northampton Community College Alumni Wins Gold Medal at Global TechMasters

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 10:56am by admin

Every year, Mercedes-Benz Service sponsors the Global TechMasters international competition to identify the best service teams worldwide. This past November, Team USA was crowned “World’s Best Workshop Team” by Daimler AG at the international competition in Germany. Wolf is a Lehigh Valley native and graduate of Northampton Community College’s (NCC) auto technology program, a program…

New Group Vice President of Bennett Automotive

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 9:00am by admin

Robert J. Bennett, President and CEO of the Bennett Automotive Group recently announced the appointment of Chris A. Zerfass as their Group Vice President. In his new role Zerfass will oversee the day to day operations of its four dealerships which include Bennett Toyota-Scion, Bennett Infiniti of Allentown, Bennett Jaguar/Land Rover of Allentown and Bennett…

2013 GLVADA Holiday Party: A Rousing Success

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 9:00am by admin

Bethlehem during the Christmas season is a magical place. Throw in a beautifully decorated historic hotel, and you have the foundation for a spectacular event. GLVADA started with this formula to plan and present its annual Holiday Party, on Thursday, December 13th. With roughly 215 guests, including dealers, spouses, general managers, and associate members attending,…