NJ CAR’s 101st Annual Meeting was held on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, New Jersey. The Coalition welcomed comedian Colin Quinn, who presented his uniquely humorous take on the auto retail business and society in general. Doug Steinhardt, Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick and former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli were also on hand to discuss Republican efforts to gain seats in the Legislature in November’s upcoming election.
NJ CAR’s Outgoing Chairman Lenny Datello, Incoming Chairman Rob Sickel, and President Jim Appleton also spoke to attendees about issues the industry and NJ CAR have faced over the past year and commented on anticipated issues the industry will face in the coming year. Larry Kull, the dealer principal of Burns Kull Automotive, was also recognized as NJ CAR’s 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year Award winner. Copies of both Mssrs. Datello’s and Sickel’s Annual Meeting remarks are included as attachments to this NewsLetter.
This year’s Annual Meeting was partially underwritten through the generosity of NJ CAR’s business partners and others who support the Coalition and its members. NJ CAR would like to thank the following companies, who participated as Sponsors at this year’s event, and encourages members to also extend their appreciation for the support these Sponsors have given:
• Aboyoun Dobbs, LLC
• ACV Auctions, Inc.
• Ally Dealer Products & Services
• American Fidelity Assurance Company
• AmTrust North America
• Arent Fox LLP
• Captive One
• Citrin Cooperman
• Computerized Vehicle Registrations (CVR)
• Cox Automotive
• Dealer Safeguard Solutions
• DealerTrack RTS
• ECM-Environmental Compliance Monitoring
• Genova Burns
• Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
• HUB International
• Lasser & Murphy
• M & T Bank
• Manheim New Jersey
• NJ CAR Services, Inc.
• REDCOM Design & Construction LLC
• RD Enterprise Solutions
• Schiller, Pittenger and Galvin, P.C.
• Sprague Operating Resources, LLC
• Valley National Bank
• Vanguard Dealer Services, LLC
• Wealth Preservation Solutions
• Wholesale Auto Supply Company (WASCO)
• Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.
• WithumSmith+Brown, PC
• Zurich North America
Incoming Chairman's Message
Outgoing Chairman's Message