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December 2017

FTC Crackdown

This month read why you need to comply with FTC rules when advertising. Compliance is a bit of a theme throughout this issue as we discuss the new Buyers Guide, which has been around all this year and becomes mandatory next month (Jan. 2017). We have lots of information inside about that.

November 2017

Whew! And Wow! What a month October was. We held the NHADA's first ever Big Raffle to benefit the NH Automotive Education Foundation on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. following by one week exactly on the heels of a very successful high school career day at Nashua Community College.

October 2017

We promote the NHADA's first-ever Big Raffle in this issue, which was slated for Oct. 26. We also announce changes by the NH Division of Motor Vehicles in safety inspection stickers and their new, on-windshield location (lower, driver's side). NHADA has prepared the sticker details at, where you'll also find a training video that NHADA produced guiding inspection station technicians throughout NH on the new requirements.

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September 2017

NHADA's Workforce Recruiter

School begins now, and NHADA will be attending... the job fairs and career days that schools offer that is. Besides the marketing efforts, website development and other efforts to beef up the number of potential motor vehicle professionals in NH, we have also brought in our first Workforce Recruiter, Jessica Dade. Meet Jess in this issue, and learn more about our Workforce Development plans.

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Summer 2017

Cruisin' at the  Convention 

The 1909 Stanley Steamer, Larry Foss' '29 Plymouth and the other classics, the hilarious comedy of New England's Bob Marley; the poolside party with its terrific food and music – all are memories now of the terrific Cruisin' Convention. You can view these scenes, and many more, in this edition of Dateline: NH.

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June 2017

Business Education Conference A Success, Now on to the Cruisin' Convention

Last month in this monthly message we invited you to the Business Education Conference and Partner Expo. We're delighted to report to you that the event was a great success. Read more about it and view a few pictures from the event in the June issue ofDateline: NH. As summer approaches, we eagerly anticipate the upcoming family Cruisin' Convention at the Red Jacket Resort in North Conway, as incoming NHADA Chairman Mike Kopp writes in the issue.

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May 2017

High School Team Competes Nationally in NYC

The Salem High School auto tech team's visit to the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City. The young techs represented the finest among NH's promising automotive technical students. Meanwhile, teams of a different sort have been promoting the motor vehicle industry among young people in just one aspect of our diverse efforts to increase NH's auto tech labor pool.

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April 2017

NH Advantage

Certainly we have the NH advantage here when it comes to car ownership. NH is, by far, the best state for owning a car, according to the lead article in this issue, which the NH Union Leader generously allowed us to reprint. Read the article and find that this happy circumstance is more than coincidental.

March 2017


Help Wanted that is. That's likely to be your first take-away from the March issue of Dateline: NH. And it makes sense because March brings the kick-off of our drive to expand New Hampshire's motor vehicle workforce. Many of you members are looking for new, young automotive professionals. The month we start an effort to help with that. We'll require your long-term participation and commitment.
Of course, look for much, much more in this month's issue of Dateline: NH.

February 2017

Too Good to Pass Up

"Too good to pass up," is how NHADA's Loss Prevention Coordinator Brian Duplessis describes the safety orientation training available to you through NHADA. Even if you hire only very rarely, this article will help. Also NHADA's Legal Hotlines are free, but there are expectations that come with their use. Read on for a reminder of the important differences between documentary and administrative fees. We provide you with ideas on recruiting that new technician you've been looking for, and much more.

January 2017

Where are the Techs?

A NH Job Training grant allows NHADA members to send their entry-level employees to college auto tech courses for half-price and plays a vital role in our "player development strategy.