Dealers: COVID-19 & Ohio Election Update

Dear Dealerships:

Below are the updates from yesterday’s press conference with Ohio Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and Dr. Acton press conference March 26, 2020.

  • In Ohio there are 867 confirmed cases, 91 ICU admissions, 223 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  There are confirmed cases in 60 counties across the state.
  • CALL TO ACTION: Governor DeWine will be signing HB 197 tomorrow which provides emergency COVID-19 related relief to Ohioans. This legislation is largely attributed to the feedback and guidance from our association partners across the state.
  • The Ohio General Assembly has determined that Ohio will complete the 2020 primary election on April 28, 2020. The election will be largely completed by mail, with limited in-person voting on April 28th for the disabled and those without a home mailing address. Individuals can visit VoteOhio.gov to request their absentee ballot.
  • The state of Ohio is asking residents and businesses who can donate PPE, or any other essential service or resource, to email Together@Governor.Ohio.Gov.  I’ve also attached additional information on ways that Ohioans can help.
  • For the week ending March 21, 2020, Ohio reported 187,780 initial claims to U.S. Department of Labor. The final report may be slightly higher after the Interstate Claims data is processed. Pursuant to a Department of Labor order, Ohio will release unemployment numbers on a weekly basis as soon as the national report is released on Thursday.
  • Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Employers with questions should email UCTech@jfs.ohio.gov. 

As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.

2020 Toledo, Dayton, and Columbus Auto Shows!

New Year! New Vehicles!

As we enter the new year, we are excited to see what our favorite automotive dealers have been working on all 2019 and are now ready to release to the public in 2020!

We look forward to seeing all of you at the Toledo, Dayton, and Columbus Auto Shows for cars, contests, entertainment, giveaways, and so much more!

Tickets are on sale now!

Toledo Auto Show – February 6, 2020 – February 9, 2020 – toledoautoshow.org

Dayton Auto Show – February 20, 2020 – February 23, 200 – daytonautoshow.com

Columbus Auto Show –  March 19, 2020 – March 22, 2020 – columbusautoshow.com


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NADA Women Driving Auto Retail Video Contest

The National Automobile Dealers Association is presently hosting the annual Women Driving Auto Retail Video Contest! The deadline for submission has extended and we couldn’t be more excited to see women being celebrated for their contributions to the automotive industry.

Per Juliet Guerra, NADA Director of Media Relations, the extended deadline to enter the contest is January 31, 2020. She further discusses on NADA news:

“There has never been a more opportune time for women to enter the automotive retail industry and build a longstanding career. The video contest, part of NADA’s Women Driving Auto Retail initiative, aims to highlight the current voices of women working in dealerships and encourage other women to pursue automotive careers.

If you’re a woman working in the auto retail industry or know a woman working in the industry, spread the word about the contest! Videos should be three minutes or less and tell your career path, why you love the auto retail industry and why other women should pursue a career in the industry.”

Check out the full article at:

Deadline Extended for Women Driving Auto Retail Video Contest Submissions