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How Sunrise Chevy Managed to Have a Record Month in Used Car Sales –...

On today's show, we’re pleased to welcome back Rudy "El Patronn" Tremenio, Managing Partner of Sunrise Chevy in Forest Hills, NY. In this segment, El Patronn and Jim discuss how car sales are looking on Long Island, why he...
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Use These Social Media Strategies to Serve Your Customers and Community – Corey Perlman,...

On today's show, we’re pleased to welcome Corey Perlman, social media and digital marketing Speaker at Impact Social. In this segment, Jim and Corey discuss how to offer value to your customers and support local communities using social media. Did...
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How to Perfect Your Dealership’s Customer-Centric Message Through the COVID-19 Recovery – Lisa Copeland,...

In today’s segment, we’re pleased to welcome back Lisa Copeland, founder of Lisa Copeland Global, CEO of Cars Her Way, and host of the Cars Her Way podcast on iheartradio. Did you enjoy this segment? Please share your thoughts, comments,...
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Paragon Honda’s Brian Benstock Discusses Bright Spots in the Auto Retail Market Amid COVID-19

In today’s segment, we’re pleased to welcome back Brian Benstock, Partner GM and VP at Paragon Honda and Acura. Last time Brian was on our show, he and Jim tackled the importance of strategically planning post-Coronavirus business operations. Today, the pair discuss bright...
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Dave Anderson Discusses the Importance of Creating a High Performing Dealership Culture as We...

In today’s segment, we’re pleased to welcome back Dave Anderson, motivational speaker, leadership strategist, and President of LearnToLead. Last time Dave was on our show, he and Jim talked about evaluating your goals for 2020. Today, the pair tackle dealership culture in a...
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Why Dealers Should Utilize This Time to Re-set and Re-focus Their Strategies – Paul...

On today's show, we’re pleased to welcome back Paul Daly, Founder and CEO of Congruent Story, and host of the popular “Clarity Compressed” podcast. In this segment, Paul and Jim discuss the inspiration and key takeaways from his third...
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Georgia Dealer Kevin Kolb Discusses Making the Right Moves Before, During, and After COVID-19

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Kevin Kolb, President and General Manager of Potamkin Hyundai Stone Mountain in Lilburn, Georgia. In this segment, Jim and Kevin discuss what trends he sees developing in the auto industry, and what...
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Weekly Marketing Update with John Fitzpatrick – [5.29.20]

In today's segment, we’re pleased to welcome back John Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Force Marketing, who provides CBT with a weekly marketing update. To find out more, visit Force Marketing’s COVID-19: Dealer Resource Center. Did you enjoy this interview?...
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Auto Columnist Mark Phelan Discusses COVID-19 Recovery for Michigan Dealers and OEMs

On today's show, we’re pleased to welcome back Mark Phelan, auto critic and columnist for the Detroit Free Press, the largest daily newspaper in Detroit, Michigan. Did you enjoy this segment? Please share your thoughts, comments, or questions regarding this...
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The Long-Term Benefits of Business Innovation During COVID-19 – Erik Wahl, Graffiti Artist, Author...

On today's show, we’re pleased to welcome Erik Wahl, world-famous graffiti artist, acclaimed corporate speaker, and best-selling author of Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius. Did you enjoy this segment? Please share your thoughts, comments, or questions regarding this topic with...
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Struggling Rental Car Market Could Be Solution for Pre-Owned Inventory

After more than a century in business, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy on May 22, 2020. The Estero, Florida-based corporation operates more...
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Hometown Heroes, We Want to Hear Your Stories!

Auto dealers are always ready to lend a hand. That’s been proven time and time again from the moment the COVID-19 shutdown began through...
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Road to the Sale: Selling in the Age of COVID

Why Talk about the Road to the Sale? We (three) have been in the auto business long enough to cultivate a lot of gray hairs...
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This Study By Capgemini Reveals Consumer Interest Levels in Buying a Car Post COVID-19...

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Daniel Davenport, Senior Director of North American Automotive for Capgemini. Daniel and Jim discuss the findings from Capgemini's...
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Auto Columnist Mark Phelan Discusses COVID-19 Recovery for Michigan Dealers and OEMs

On today's show, we’re pleased to welcome back Mark Phelan, auto critic and columnist for the Detroit Free Press, the largest daily newspaper in...

Building a Culture Around Your Dealership’s Digital Retailing Process

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host and President of Kain Automotive, David Kain discusses how to create a logical environment for your...

Are Your BDC Employees Using the Right Language During this Crisis?

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host and President of Kain Automotive, David Kain talks about adapting the language your BDC uses during...

April Kerrigan Report: Have Dealership Values Taken a Hit During the...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Ryan Kerrigan, Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors. Did you enjoy this segment? Please share...

Contacting the Customer After the Sale

 On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek talks about the importance of following up with the customer after the sale should the...
Coronavirus Coverage Central

CBT Automotive Network is providing up-to-date coverage on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on auto dealers, automakers, and dealership personnel