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AACD 2019 Advances the Field of Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted by Kyle Escamilla on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

The field of cosmetic dentistry works in the business of improving smiles — an important part of daily life that positively affects our health, confidence and the mood of others. The 35th Annual Scientific Session by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is the perfect place for cosmetic dentists to learn how to build a greater number of smiles among their patients. The event takes place at the San Diego Convention Center April 24 – 27 and is open to both aspiring and experienced cosmetic dentists hoping to expand their industry knowledge.

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Tags: Dentists, Events / Conferences

How to Speed Up the Sales Process at Auto Dealerships: Pt 1

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 @ 06:45 AM

A recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by Capital One Auto Finance found that most consumers are not confident when it comes to understanding the process of buying a car at auto dealerships. Only 20 percent of consumers feel sure of themselves when buying a car. On top of that, 62 percent of those surveyed believe they did not get the best price on the last car they bought. Ironically, almost half of those surveyed said that getting the best deal was the single most important part of the car buying process. Fully 82 percent said that negotiating the price is still necessary.

In perhaps the understatement of the year, Jeff Rabinowitz, managing VP of Capital One Auto Finance, said, “The current state of trust and transparency in car-buying needs to be addressed.”

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Tags: Brandes Elitch, Auto Dealerships

A Diagnostic of the Auto Service Technician Shortage

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 07:48 AM

“Diagnostic equipment does not tell you what’s wrong,” said Gary Uyematsu, the national technical training manager at BMW of North America while discussing the auto service technician shortage. “It’s just a tool, and a diagnostician needs to interpret the messages.”

Similarly, most articles about the auto service technician shortage provide the tools for analysis, but few sources have interpreted the messaging. This analysis of the shortage connects the dots and finishes with a holistic solution.

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Tags: Auto Dealerships

Why Do Family-Owned Auto Dealerships Attend the NADA Show?

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Wed, Mar 06, 2019 @ 07:45 AM

The annual NADA Show by the National Automobile Dealers Association is so big that it is impossible for one person to see all of it or attend all the sessions. How big? Well, the exhibit space is 504,000 square feet in three buildings. There were 22,000 attendees walking the floor. There were fully 120 individual sessions and 60 workshops. I attended the recent NADA Show at Moscone Center in San Francisco to meet specific exhibitors, so I certainly did not see everything in all three buildings. Here are a few things that I found interesting while walking the floor.

Whenever you attend a show this big, you always have to wonder: who is the target audience?

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Tags: National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Brandes Elitch, Auto Dealerships

Build Expo Frames the Building Supply and Construction Industries

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Tue, Mar 05, 2019 @ 09:05 AM

Build Expo, the premier event for the building supply and construction industries, launches its 2019 – 2020 multi-city lineup of shows March 6 and 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Build Expo is attended by a wide variety of industry professionals, including building supply dealers, general contractors, home builders, engineers, and designers.

The expo features over 20 educational workshops and seminars, hundreds of exhibitors, and thousands of products and services. The event allows visitors to attend and take part in workshops and seminars for free.

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Tags: Building Materials, Construction

CrossCheck Hosts Company Update & 2018 Employee Recognition Awards

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Fri, Mar 01, 2019 @ 10:15 AM

CrossCheck presented its Company Update & 2018 Employee Recognition Award Ceremony on Feb. 27 at the headquarters in Petaluma with staff from the Irving, Texas Telesales office attending via conference video feed.

The event looked back on the previous calendar year, addressed 2019 projections and growth, and recognized employees with awards and prizes for their achievements and efforts. The presentation was followed by separate group luncheons in Petaluma and Irving.

Spirits were high as employees received an inspirational introduction by Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office Chris Schumacher, who began with the company update.

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CrossCheck Launches Contest Program to Reward Its Salespeople

Posted by Harrison Friedes on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 06:45 AM

CrossCheck has launched a quarterly sales contest to reward its best-performing sales people. The inaugural competition began January 1 and ends March 31. Sales teams in CrossCheck’s Petaluma, Calif. and Irving, Texas offices are eligible. Next quarter's contest begins April 1.

"The efforts of our sales people enhances our public image," said Senior Vice President of Sales Charles Dortch III, "and these sales contests encourage longevity and commitment from our highly valued employees."

Salespeople placing first, second and third in the category of highest new revenue generated during Q1 will earn prizes. This contest is a part of a larger effort to recognize employees for their hard work in contributing to the ongoing success of the 35-year old company.

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2019 Winter Las Vegas Market: A Paradise for Home Furnishings Dealers

Posted by Kyle Escamilla on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 @ 12:45 PM

Home furnishings retailers from far and wide journeyed to the jewel city of Las Vegas for this year’s semiannual market. The 2019 Winter Las Vegas Market (LVM) took place Jan. 28 – 31 and was a huge hit with a massive turnout. According to exhibitors, attendance has been growing over the past several years. The Market presented over 4,000 furniture, home décor and gift resources, including the addition of 170 new exhibitors in these categories.

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Tags: Home Furnishings, Las Vegas Market (LVM)

2019 Tech Changes at Private Medical Practices

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 @ 08:45 AM

Experts predict 2019 will be the year that Americans start seeing dramatic change at all levels of the healthcare industry, including managed healthcare systems, hospitals, medical groups and private medical practices. The most profound transformations involve technology, compliance, value-based healthcare, analytics, human resources and marketing. The changes are expected to place short-term demands on the industry, but ultimately deliver better healthcare and financial stability.

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Tags: Technology, Medical

Why Do We Still Use Checks?

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Wed, Feb 20, 2019 @ 09:45 AM

A recent article in Gizmodo, “I Cut the 'Big Five' Tech Giants from My Life. It Was Hell,” provided some inspiration about the old versus the new way of doing things.

Writer Kashmir Hill details her boycott of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple, and how it turned into a five-week odyssey “to answer the question of whether it’s possible to avoid tech giants.” Her experience was challenging to say the least.

Hill not only stopped using their products, she also had a technologist design a special network tool that prevented her devices from communicating with the tech giants’ servers.

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