Welcome to the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota! ADAND is the trade association for approximately 100 franchised automobile and truck dealers across the state of North Dakota. We invite you to browse through our site to find out more about ADAND and how membership in our association can benefit you.

On behalf of ADAND, Chairman Jesse Peterson has participated in a video endorsement of the College SAVE program, the Bank of North Dakota’s 529 college savings plan. The video is part of a unique partnership between ADAND and the Bank of North Dakota designed to promote college saving and dealership community outreach during the month of September, which is National College Savings Month. Participating dealers are urged to share the video on their Facebook pages, websites, Twitter feeds, and other social media channels. CLICK HERE to learn more and view the video!

Save Monday, September 25 on your calendar and plan to join fellow dealers, associates, spouses, and guests in downtown Fargo for the 2017 ADAND Conference! Our headquarters at the beautiful Radisson Hotel is within walking distance of many unique shops, restaurants, and galleries. Our agenda includes business and networking sessions, activities for golfers and non-golfers alike, and concludes with an upscale social gathering in the Radisson’s beautiful Cityscape Ballroom! Best of all – it’s FREE for all ADAND dealer members, employees, spouses, and guests! (Sponsorship packages include registration along with various recognition opportunities.) Click HERE to see the agenda, online registration link, and room information for this year’s outstanding event!

The Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota (ADAND) is pleased to announce a unique partnership with the Bank of North Dakota (BND) designed to increase customer service and encourage college savings. College SAVE, a state program which helps families save for college tax-free, will be the focus of a partnership promotion in September. In recognition of national College Savings Month, BND will offer a $50 College SAVE contribution to anyone who purchases a new vehicle during the month of September from an ADAND dealer member involved in the partnership. Promotional materials are available online to share with your customers. Click here to learn more and sign up today!

ADAND Members and Associates: Click "Newsletters" on the sidebar to access the ADAND Online monthly publication!

A major farm equipment dealer protection bill introduced by ADAND’s sister organization, the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association (NDIDA), during the state’s 2017 Legislative Session has become law. SB 2289, which was inspired in part by auto industry challenges, was signed by ND Governor Doug Burgum on March 16, 2017, and will take effect August 1, 2017. NDIDA Legislative Committee Chairman Dan Butler, Fargo, says the bill was introduced by members in response to a fundamental shift in the requirements that are placed upon dealers by farm equipment manufacturers. The bill addresses several manufacturer contract issues that he says would create numerous challenges for dealers. The legislation also enhances existing law in other areas. Click HERE to read more…

ADAND to Award $1,500 Training Scholarships for 2017-18 School Year

May 31, 2017 is the deadline to apply for ADAND’s $1,500 training scholarships. ADAND will provide $1,000 in scholarship funds to train potential employees when a dealer provides the first $500, for a total of $1,500. Scholarships may be renewed annually. Eligibility requirements apply. For more information, contact Megan at: megan@adand.com

OSHA Local Emphasis Program Focusing on Automotive Services

ADAND members should be aware that OSHA has implemented a local emphasis program (LEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate the workplace incidence of health and physical hazards associated with automotive services. North Dakota dealers may be scheduled for an OSHA inspection. These inspections will be conducted to determine if safe work practices and procedures have been implemented for the employees in the workplace. Enforcement inspections initiated under this program began as of January 1, 2017, however inspections can be initiated at any time as a result of a complaint or referral related to an incident. Contact ADAND for resources that may be helpful regarding OSHA inspections.

A polished and professional image makes a great impression on your customers, and that's what ASI is all about! Click HERE to find out more about embroidered shirts, caps, and jackets, as well as a huge selection of customized promotional products!

ADAND is proud to announce that Joel Sirek, Smith Motors, Inc., Wahpeton, has been recog-nized as a nominee for the 2017 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Joel is one of a select group of nominees from over 16,000 dealers nationwide who were honored at the 100th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Conven-tion & Exposition in New Orleans, January 26-29, 2017. Each year TIME, along with NADA and Ally Financial Inc., team up to celebrate the extraordin-ary contributions of automobile dealers within their communities. TIME Dealer of the Year is an annual celebration of the finest representatives of our industry – those who continuously embody a steadfast charitable spirit. As a sponsor of the TIME Dealer of the Year program, Ally Financial provides grants to eligible 501c3 charitable organizations selected by the nominees, finalists and winner. Click HERE to read more about Joel and the TIME Dealer of the Year Award. Congratulations, Joel!

Dan Wilson, Fargo, has been elected to represent North Dakota’s franchised new car and truck dealers on the National Automobile Dealers Association’s Board of Directors. His term commenced in late January at the 2017 NADA Convention in New Orleans, LA. He succeeds Donovan Bertsch, Bottineau, who has served as NADA Director since 2008. Dan is the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and partner of Corwin Automotive Group, which includes Corwin Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Corwin Honda, and Corwin Toyota in Fargo, as well as dealerships in Springfield, MO, Nampa, ID, Pasco, WA, Bellevue, NE, and Kalispell, MT. He has been a member of the ADAND Board of Directors since 2007 and served as Chairman in 2015. ADAND extends its sincere thanks to Donovan for his many years of dedicated service at the national level, and to Dan for accepting the responsibility of representing our North Dakota dealers. Click HERE to read more about Dan.