Nomination Deadline for F&I Dealer of the Year Extended
TORRANCE, Calif. — F&I and Showroom magazine has extended the deadline to nominate dealers for its F&I and Dealer of the Year award to Friday, July 25. The winner will be announced at Industry Summit 2014, scheduled for Sept. 8-10 at the Paris Las Vegas
This year, F&I and Showroom has created a new online nomination form dealership employees, general agents, F&I product providers and technology vendors can complete to nominate their dealerships and dealer clients. Supporting materials for a nominee, such as newspaper clippings or awards announcements, can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The new form should make it easy to nominate your dealership or dealer clients,” said Gregory Arroyo, editorial director for F&I and Showroom magazine. “And as we have for the last 13 years, we’re looking for a highly profitable F&I department that demonstrates a commitment to regulatory compliance, ethics and a customer-centric F&I process. If that describes your dealership, then nominate it today.”
Serving as the sponsor of the award for the fourth straight year is The Warranty Group, previously known as Pat Ryan & Associates, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. “For the fourth consecutive year, The Warranty Group and Resource Dealer Group are again proud to sponsor F&I and Showroom’s F&I Pacesetter and F&I Dealer of the Year awards — recognizing those dealerships with outstanding F&I performance that consistently deliver customer satisfaction and a commitment to regulatory compliance. Keep up the good work and best of luck to all this year!” said Charlie Robinson, president and COO of Resource Automotive, a subsidiary of The Warranty Group Inc.
Arroyo added: “I’d just like to thank Charlie and his team for once again sponsoring this award. It means a lot to us at the magazine. Their support once again illustrates the company’s commitment to the F&I industry.”
The magazine will first select five F&I Pacesetters of the Year, which will serve as finalists for the coveted F&I Dealer of the Year award. A representative from each of the finalists will then be invited to Industry Summit 2014, where they’ll be honored during a special ceremony to open the magazine’s conference. They’ll also receive a two-night stay at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, the site of this year’s conference, and a complimentary full-conference pass.
Those selected as F&I Pacesetters will also be profiled in the magazine’s special conference issue and September edition.
At the conclusion of the special ceremony, one finalist will be named the 2014 F&I Dealer of the Year. That dealership will appear on the cover of the magazine’s November issue, which will include a four-page profile on the dealership’s sales and F&I operations. Past winners of the F&I Dealer of the Year award include Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville, Lithia Motors Inc., Riverside Auto Group, The Suburban Collection, and Tuttle-Click Automotive Group.
Industry Summit includes educational tracks for F&I, Special Finance, Used Vehicle Retailing, Dealership Sales & Technology and P&A Leadership. For more information or to register, visit www.industrysummit.com. For information about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact David Gesualdo via email or call (727) 947-4027.
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