GNYADA May 2017 Newsletter

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1 2017 Auto Show Beats Expectations

MAY 2017 Volume 27, Issue 3


Dealerships Targeted for Wage-and-Hour Violations page 3

In-Transit Permit FAQs page 4

OSHAs “Volks Rules” Repealed page 5 New York’s New Paid Family Leave page 6 The Hispanic Market: A Powerful Consumer Segment in Metro NY page 8

The success and impact of the 117th New York International Auto Show was summed up well in an Automotive News article, which stated the following: “A month ago, the word on the street was that ‘New York looks light this year.’ 'Nothing’s happening this year,’ the wise guys said. ‘Nobody’s going.’And of course they were wrong. New York put on a bois- terous display of exactly what’s hot in the U.S. auto market.” The Show exceeded expectations in terms of vehicle debuts, media coverage, and atten- dance numbers, bolstering the Big Apple’s reputation as host to North America’s pre- mier automotive marketing event. The Show tagline What’s Your Drive? was designed to stir emotions and generate excitement about owning and driving a car. During its run, the Show kept this conversa- tion going with more than 50 world and North American new vehicle debuts, as well

as numerous conferences and special events that explored emerging developments in automotive retail. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offici- ated the Show’s grand public opening. During the ceremony, he drove a Chevrolet Bolt EV across the floor, leading a parade of ten electric vehicles promoting the state’s commitment to eco-friendly cars. At the podium, the Governor called the Show “a New York Institution.” Revising the traditional schedule of events delivered the desired positive effects. The World Car Awards moved to the first Press Day and media attendance doubled. The World Traffic Safety Symposium, which also took an earlier spot in the program, doubled in attendance as well. Complete stats and analyses will be included in the 2017 Show’s “Year in Review” to be distrib- uted to members later this spring.

Local Dealer Raising Autism Awareness page 11

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