Access: Velocity Kicks Off Tonight!

October 8, 2014

I’ve just spent the past two hours with the vAuto team at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, working out final details for tonight’s kick-off of the second Access: Velocity event.

I’m extremely excited.

Two years ago, we hosted our first Access: Velocity, and this year’s gathering is bigger and better. We’ve brought together nearly 175 top-performing Velocity dealers to learn from each other and participate in interactive panel discussions with top Cox Enterprises and Cox Automotive executives, including Alex Taylor, the great-grandson of company founder James M. Cox, and John Dyer, CEO and president of Cox Enterprises.

I’m especially excited to hear our dealer presenters, Adam Arens of Patriot Subaru, Dan Hodges and Joe Humphrey from Scott-McRae Automotive Group, and Trent Waybright of Kelley Automotive Group. They will each offer insights to help their fellow dealers address key challenges facing all retailers.

In addition to providing unprecedented access and insights, Access: Velocity also benefits an important cause, the Foundation Fighting Blindness. We will be donating all registration fees to the Foundation, which funds research to help those with vision impairment. It’s gratifying and humbling to know that each Access: Velocity participant is willing to support a cause that’s personally important to me.

Finally, I want to publicly thank the members of vAuto’s marketing team. They’ve done an extremely impressive job planning and preparing for the event. Their tireless efforts will help us ensure that Access: Velocity proves an invaluable resource for our dealer participants.

I will be sharing insights and take-aways from Access: Velocity over the next two days. Stay tuned!