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In November, downtown Tampa was ablaze with the tantalizing aromas of smoky goodness as Grillable Hours, a team passionate about the art of barbecue, showcased their skills at the BBQ Love Fest. And boy, did they bring the heat – both in flavor and community spirit!

Claiming the Reserve Champion honors was just the cherry on top for Grillable Hours, whose mouthwatering creations had attendees lining up for more. From brisket burnt ends to pork belly burnt ends, chargrilled oysters with pork belly, seared scallops with Asian chili glaze, and smoked salmon with remoulade and caviar, their menu was a symphony of flavors that left taste buds tingling and stomachs satisfied.

But beyond the culinary triumphs, what truly made the event special was the sense of community and camaraderie that permeated the air. The BBQ Love Fest wasn't just about food – it was about coming together for a good cause and making a meaningful impact on the lives of others.

The event proudly raised funds for three remarkable organizations: the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance, Operation BBQ Relief, and the Special Operations Memorial Foundation. By indulging in delectable dishes and enjoying the festivities, attendees not only treated themselves but also contributed to noble causes, embodying the spirit of giving back.

Grillable Hours extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported the event, whether through attendance, voting for their food, or simply spreading the word. The success of the BBQ Love Fest wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support of the community.

A special shoutout goes to the incredible team behind Grillable Hours, whose dedication and talent brought their vision to life. From the grill masters to the kitchen wizards, each member played a crucial role in delivering an unforgettable culinary experience. You grilled your way into our hearts indeed!

As the embers of the BBQ Love Fest fade into memory, the spirit of generosity and community lingers on. Grillable Hours looks forward to future opportunities to ignite passions, tantalize taste buds, and make a positive impact in the community. Until then, keep the fires burning and the BBQ love alive!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just a buzzword; it's a transformative force reshaping industries across the globe, and the retail automotive sector is no exception.

Should AI Be in Dealerships?

As dealerships navigate an increasingly competitive landscape, understanding the role of AI in shaping the future of automotive retail has never been more critical. In an exclusive interview clip, James Ganther, CEO of Mosaic Compliance Services, and Carl Grane, Head of Business Strategies at AutoTrainer by Anomaly Labs, offer invaluable insights into the exciting possibilities of AI for dealerships.

Dispelling Misconceptions

One of the most common misconceptions about AI in dealerships is the fear of it replacing human employees. However, as Ganther and Grane emphasize, AI is not about displacement; it's about empowerment. Far from rendering human expertise obsolete, AI serves as a valuable tool to augment dealership operations, offering round-the-clock coaching and performance monitoring to enhance employee productivity and effectiveness.

Empowering Your Team

Imagine having access to personalized coaching and performance feedback for your team members 24/7. With AI-driven solutions, such as those offered by AutoTrainer, dealerships can empower their staff with continuous learning opportunities and real-time insights into areas for improvement. By leveraging AI, dealerships can cultivate a culture of excellence and drive employee performance to new heights.

Streamlining Compliance

Compliance is a cornerstone of dealership operations, yet navigating the intricate web of regulatory requirements can be daunting. AI presents a game-changing solution by streamlining compliance processes and ensuring consistent adherence to regulations. From automated audits to real-time monitoring of customer interactions, AI-driven compliance solutions offered by industry leaders like Mosaic Compliance Services promise to revolutionize how dealerships manage regulatory compliance.

Customizable Solutions for Every Dealership

No two dealerships are alike, and AI recognizes this reality. Grane highlights the potential of customizable AI solutions tailored to the unique processes and needs of each dealership. Whether it's optimizing inventory management, enhancing customer engagement, or improving sales performance, AI can be harnessed to address specific pain points and drive tangible results.

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Left Top: Jim Ganther & Carl Grane discuss AI. Right: Marty Hu, Founder of AutoTrainer interviews with Mosaic Compliance Services, LLC. Left Bottom: Mosaic, AutoTrainer, and gvo3 interview with Automotive News

Embracing the Future

By harnessing AI-driven solutions, dealerships can unlock new levels of efficiency, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Are you ready to embark on a journey into the future of automotive retail? Watch the full interview clip now and discover how AI can transform your dealership operations.

The future is here, and it's powered by AI. Don't get left behind. Embrace innovation, drive performance, and redefine success with AI-driven solutions for your dealership

What lies ahead for retail automotive compliance?

At the NADA Show 2024, Demetrios Lahiri had the opportunity to sit down with compliance experts James Ganther, Scott Clay, and Gil Van Over III to delve into the latest compliance trends shaping the automotive landscape. Here's a glimpse into the insightful discussions and key takeaways.

Regulatory Reboots

The conversation kicked off with a discussion on regulatory reboots, particularly focusing on the FTC's CARS Rule. Despite its current status on hold, dealerships are advised to stay vigilant and prepare for potential changes in advertising, training, and contractual practices. Scott Clay emphasized the Rule's intentions, aiming to provide a level playing field for dealers to market their offerings while mitigating issues caused by non-compliant practices among a few "bad apples" in the industry.

Tech Takes the Wheel

Another significant trend highlighted by the experts is the increasing role of technology in reshaping retail automotive compliance. The industry is experiencing rapid digitization, with traditional paper-based processes being phased out in favor of advanced digital systems. Gil Van Over pointed out that the presence of pen and paper in dealership operations often signals underlying compliance issues. Leveraging digital solutions not only enhances transparency and efficiency but also streamlines compliance efforts, ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements in an increasingly complex landscape.

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Left to Right: Demetrios Lahiri, Scott Clay, James Ganther, and Gil Van Over III discuss trends in automotive industry.

Trends in Retail Automotive Compliance

As the automotive industry continues to evolve, staying abreast of these emerging compliance trends is paramount for dealerships striving to uphold ethical standards, foster consumer trust, and navigate regulatory complexities effectively. By embracing technological advancements and remaining proactive in anticipating regulatory changes, industry players can position themselves for success in an ever-changing marketplace.

Are you looking for a partner in your dealership's compliance journey? Click below to learn more about all that Mosaic Compliance Services has to offer.

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