GNYADA February 2016 Newsletter

CAET Celebrates Ten Years

GNYADA built the Center in 2005, with the goal of attracting new people to the industry and offering continual education and training for dealership employees. Since then, more than 36,000 dealership employees have been trained at the Center.

Several dealership employees took the stage and spoke about the Center’s impact in furthering their careers. The program also included testimonials from many elected officials, some of whom were in attendance to present honorary proclamations to GNYADA and to Association President Mark Schienberg. To make the event truly special, GNYADA also presented $50,000 in automotive student scholarships, throughout the morning. We would like to thank the Center's key supporters in both government and education, who donated their time in acknowledging this proud milestone. Particular thanks to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Joe Crowley, Congresswoman Grace Meng and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, who offered congratulatory messages via video. Thanks as well to State Assemblymen David Weprin and Michael Simanowitz, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner Theresa Egan (who delivered a proclamation on behalf of Governor Cuomo), Lincoln Technical Institute CEO Scott Shaw, United Federation of Teachers VP Sterling Roberson, and Snap-On Tools' Education Manger Barrett Crane, all of whom added to the distinction of this important event, with their attendance.

GNYADA Involved in Governor's State Agenda GNYADA continues engaging in active dis- cussions with the Governor’s Office, regard- ing incentives that will promote electric vehi- cle purchases throughout the state; these include customer rebate offers, tax benefits, HOV lane access, and more. Association President Mark Schienberg was also invited to be part of the Governor’s announced expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The plan would add more than one million square feet to the convention center. The New York International Auto Show is the largest event held at the Javits Center, which produced over $300 million in local economic benefit in 2015.

GNYADA President Mark Schienberg (Left) and Government Relations Committee Chairman Brian Miller at the Clean Technology Vehicles exhibition displayed outside the Governors State-of-the-State address in Albany, NY.

Dealers Donate 7,300 Winter Coats

The 100 GNYADA members that got involved in this year’s coat drive represented a 66% increase in dealership partic- ipation vs. last year. This year's donation of coats is GNYADA’s largest for a single season and for the third year in a row, GNYADA is New York Cares Top Multi-Location Collector. The total number of coats collected by the Association over the past four years now tops 25,000.

GNYADA’s coat delivery to New York Cares, which was covered by WABC, FOX, and sever- al other news agencies, helped to raise awareness of the coat drive and urged others to donate. The Association also extends collection sites beyond the five boroughs, all the way to Rockland County and eastern Long Island.

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The Newsletter • February 2016


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