Educate, Engage, Empower

The mission of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) is to support its membership through legislative and industry representation, educational programs and communications, and community relations activities. Founded in 1907 by a group of five Detroit-area auto dealers after they hosted the very first Detroit Auto Show in the same year, today, the DADA membership includes 185 new-vehicle dealers who own 217 dealerships-selling 39 different vehicle lines in 72 cities throughout the greater Detroit area. The dealers are affiliated with the DADA through one or more of 13 vehicle line groups, or through individual membership. Currently, DADA members collectively employ nearly 20,000 people.

One of the chief goals of the association is to promote the integral role that the motor vehicle plays in the economy of our nation and the world. Many of the members of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association participate in the NAIAS, LLC, which is responsible for the production of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

The DADA members support their communities through charitable involvement. The most significant charitable venture of the DADA is the annual NAIAS Charity Preview. Since 1976, the Charity Preview has raised over $106 million for southeastern Michigan children’s charities – over $41 million of which was raised in the last 10 years alone. In 1998, the DADA founded the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, one of the benefiting charities of the NAIAS Charity Preview, to support charitable organizations and activities that assist children and youth.

November 11th, 9:53 am

Detroit Auto Dealers Association attending A Networking and Professional Development Event with Steven Kalczynski and 3 others at The Townsend Hotel.

Thanks to everyone that came out this morning to hear from North American International Auto Show Executive Director Rod Alberts on the history of the show and what makes it the most influential annual automotive event in the world.

Special thanks to PublicCity PR for promoting the event and the world-class team at The Townsend Hotel for the beautiful setting.
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Thanks to everyone that came out this morning to hear from North American International Auto Show Executive Director Rod Alberts on the history of the show and what makes it the most influential annual automotive event in the world. 

Special thanks to PublicCity PR for promoting the event and the world-class team at The Townsend Hotel for the beautiful setting.

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The Townsend HotelThank you for partnering with us! #settingthestageforasuccessfulshow

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Amy Fraser MapleI enjoyed the opportunity to start my day off right. Highly recommend you attend the next one!

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Promoting Detroit For Over 100 Years

Founded in 1907 by a group of five Detroit-area auto dealers after they hosted the very first Detroit Auto Show in the same year, today, the DADA membership includes 185 new-vehicle dealers who own 217 dealerships-selling 39 different vehicle lines in 72 cities throughout the greater Detroit area. The dealers are affiliated with the DADA through one or more of 13 vehicle line groups, or through individual membership. Currently, DADA members collectively employ nearly 20,000 people.

Promoting Detroit For Over 100 Years

Founded in 1907 by a group of five Detroit-area auto dealers after they hosted the very first Detroit Auto Show in the same year, today, the DADA membership includes 185 new-vehicle dealers who own 217 dealerships-selling 39 different vehicle lines in 72 cities throughout the greater Detroit area. The dealers are affiliated with the DADA through one or more of 13 vehicle line groups, or through individual membership. Currently, DADA members collectively employ nearly 20,000 people.

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