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AIADA Automotive Congress May 20-21 in Washington, D.C.

November 23, 2010
International nameplate dealers will converge on Washington, D.C., May 20-21 for the American International Automobile Dealers Association's 26th annual Automotive Congress. Held each May in our nation's Capital, the Congress gathers dealers, dealership personnel and industry executives for the industry's largest legislative conference. Registration is $495 for dealers and $250 for each additional dealership employee. To register, call 1-800-GOAIADA. Activities are at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. Attendees receive up-to-the-minute briefings on top issues, then meet with their congressional representatives. Two AIADA accolades, The All-Star Dealer Award and the Minuteman Award, are presented during the Congress to outstanding dealers. The All-Star Dealer Award calls attention to the fact that automobile retailers do more than sell and service vehicles. In the cities and towns where their businesses are located, they also are outstanding community and business leaders who generously contribute their time and financial support to local civic, youth and charitable organizations. The Minuteman Award recognizes dealers for outstanding political activism, organizational and leadership skills, responsiveness and exceptional enthusiasm. Named for the fast-acting Minutemen of the Revolutionary War, the award credits a dealer's ability to respond at a moment's notice when called upon for grassroots action. Founded in 1970, the AIADA works to preserve a free market for international automobiles in the United States by advocating this mission before the federal government and is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the international automobile industry's value to the American economy.