Mixed brand Service & Parts Managers 20 Group meetings are two two-day meetings each year (e.g., one spring March - July, one fall September - December). The member's responsibility is to attend every meeting set forth by their 20 Group. Dates and locations of all meetings are decided upon well in advance of their occurrence. Scheduling around planned meeting dates is necessary for attendance on the part of every member.
The member's responsibility is to make sure their accounting office submits monthly service and parts portions of their financial statement. For their 20 Group's monthly composite, the dealership accounting department must provide a copy of the financial statement for both their service department and parts department areas no later than the 15th day of the following month, plus the previous year's financial statement same reporting month.
MBA Dealer Services, LLC will make all necessary arrangements for the host hotel, including but not limited to the meeting room, meeting room equipment, other equipment such as projector, projector screen, flip chart; continental breakfast for each meeting day; and lunch for each meeting day. MBA Dealer Services, LLC will also negotiate with the host hotel for a discounted rate for hotel rooms on behalf of the members. When choosing a host hotel, a venue close to an airport, availability, and cost are considered.
Members are responsible for their transportation, meals, transportation to and from the host city, airfare, and transportation costs to and from the airport/hotel. Members are also responsible for their hotel rooms and must guarantee their rooms for future meetings. It is up to the Members to secure and pay for their hotel room(s). The membership enrollments fees provide the continental breakfast and lunch each meeting day and a group dinner outing the evening of the first meeting day.
Each dealership should bring a "Best Practice" for presentation to their Group. The 'Idea' should have been successful in their dealership or fixed operations. The 'Idea' should be printed on the dealership's letterhead. Only those ideas that have been tested at the dealership with known results are permitted. The 'Best Practice' sessions are held at the first meeting of every year. Please get in touch with Jen Short on additional information on Best Practices Jen@MBADealerServices.com or 616.337.8927
The cost includes the meeting room, meeting equipment, meeting handout materials, composite financial publication, moderation by MBA Dealer Services, LLC, breakfast (in-person), and lunch (in-person) on both meeting days.
Don't hesitate to contact Jen Short with your pricing information questions at Jen@MBADealerServices.com or 616.337.8927.
MBA Dealer Services, LLC regrets that there are no refunds of the registration fee or membership fee for failure to attend a meeting either in-person or virtually because of a limited number of persons attending, or not participating in a 20 Group event, or early termination of 20 Group membership. This non-refundable policy is due to the minimum number of participants needed to secure a venue, our costs of travel, accommodations, and preparation of meeting time.
Membership fees are due at the time of enrollment. The membership fee is payable by check, PayPal, or Venmo. Once you are registered, you will need to supply the names and contact information of those attending the meetings and the last 13-months of financial statements (13 total; one for each consecutive month) for the service and parts departments only. Contact Jen Short at MBA Dealer Services at Jen@MBADealerServices.com or 616-337-8927.
The minimum enrollment number is either/or ten dealerships or 15 attendees. These minimums are necessary to hold any Mixed-Manufacturer 20 Group with a maximum of 20 dealerships. If you or your dealership does not enroll, we have no way of knowing how many people/dealerships wish to do so! So, please enroll ASAP; MBA Dealer Services, LLC will keep you informed of the number of dealerships/people registered. (We will also enroll you into another Group or refund your enrollment if we cannot accommodate your location request.)
How many can attend from each store?
Do I have to attend with my service manager? Do I have to participate with my parts manager?
Do I have to identify my dealership in the financial composite?
Do I have to stay at the host hotel?
If I wish to stay longer at the hotel, what are the rates before/after the meeting?
Are there any other meeting rules/information I should know?