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VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION 4700 Thoroughgood Square, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

President’s Message

From the President: 
Bobby Steele, Steele’s Auto Sales

GET INVOLVED TO BE HEARD
[MARCH 2018] In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed an abundance of vehicles with 30-day tags on them. Most of the dealers I’ve spoken with agreed that tax season for the past 2-3 years has fallen well short of previous years. Passing by dealerships in our area, you’ll see increased lot traffic. We’ve noticed the same on our lot, as well. Hopefully these are indicators of an improving economy, higher consumer confidence, and the economy moving in a positive direction.

In my previous article in January, I mentioned our recent elections and two virtual ties. One seat was decided by drawing from a “fish bowl.” The other was decided two-and-a-half hours before the House was to be gaveled into session. This should tell each of us the importance of being involved, and living up to our responsibility to be informed and to vote.

Your voice is just as important to VIADA. The association is your representation in Richmond. We want and need to hear from you. I urge you to attend your district meetings. There you will find other dealers and sponsors committed to protecting and guiding our industry. I hope to see you there.

Bobby Steele
VIADA State President, Steele’s Auto Sales
(434) 239-5587 | bsteele254@gmail.com