NCM® Associates and Clients to Participate in Several Education Programs at the 2012 NABD Dealer Academy and Conference for Buy Here, Pay Here

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NCM Associates (http://www.ncm20.com), a leading provider of 20 Groups, training, retail operations consulting, and operations benchmarking services for franchised, independent and Buy Here, Pay Here (BHPH) automotive dealers, is sponsoring the National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers (NABD) Dealer Academy and Conference taking place May 14-18, 2012 in Las Vegas. NCM’s BHPH expert, Brent Carmichael, will participate in several sessions at the Dealer Academy and Conference including topics on the state of the BHPH industry and panel discussions featuring large and smaller BHPH operators. NCM representatives will also be on hand in Booth 605 in the NABD Conference exhibit hall.

NCM Associates provides operations benchmarking, education, consulting and 20 group services for Buy-Here-Pay-Here dealerships

NCM Associates' Brent Carmichael and several BHPH dealer-clients will participate in education sessions at NABD 2012

The Buy Here Pay Here industry is facing significant challenges this year, but the opportunities in BHPH are also great for those who understand and are equipped to balance the risk with the rewards.

NCM Associates (http://www.ncm20.com) is once again sponsoring the NABD Dealer Academy and Conference for Buy Here, Pay Here (BHPH). Sponsorship of the annual event and participation in the education tracks is a strategic fit for NCM Associates, which offers a number of business operations support services to BHPH dealers. Produced by the National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers (NABD) the combined programs represent the leading annual education and trade show for Buy Here, Pay Here dealers in the United States, and attracts franchised dealers, BHPH operators and those considering entering the BHPH industry from around the country. NCM and its education division, the NCM Institute, provide Benchmark® analytics, 20 groups, education and consulting services to BHPH dealers and franchised dealers who are entering the BHPH arena.

“The Buy Here Pay Here industry is facing significant challenges this year, but the opportunities in BHPH are also great for those who understand and are equipped to balance the risk with the rewards,” said NCM President and CEO, Paul A. Faletti Jr. “The NABD Dealer Academy and Conference is the annual event where dealers have access to the expert insights and industry information they need to maximize every opportunity in BHPH. We support NABD’s efforts and are proud to contribute to both events’ education programs.” Faletti went on to say that NCM is eager to meet with the attendees in the exhibit hall, as well. “While the Dealer Academy and General Session programs will allow us to demonstrate our BHPH credentials, we are eager to open a dialogue with the attending BHPH and franchised dealers visiting our exhibit booth, too. Clearly the best conversations are face-to-face, where we can help them assess if our services may be of assistance to their particular situation.”

NCM Executive Conference Moderator and BHPH industry specialist, Brent Carmichael, will be co-presenter in Dealer Academy and Conference General Session education programs. A BHPH industry veteran, Carmichael has also worked in sub-prime finance and collections. He currently moderates six BHPH 20 groups and is the lead instructor for the NCM Institute’s BHPH training programs, “Sell More, Profit More” and “Collect the Cash, Not the Cars.” Both programs will be held in late April at the NCM Institute training facility in Kansas City and participants will receive an exclusive discount registration voucher for the Dealer Academy, compliments of NABD president, Ken Shilson.

Carmichael will be participating with Shilson in two education sessions at the Dealer Academy, “Developing Your Business Model for Success” and “Increasing Your Ups and Finding More Good Customers,” and in two General Session programs, “BHPH Trends / Benchmarks” and “Large and Smaller Operators Panels.” Representatives from Memphis Auto Sales & Consulting, Kane’s Auto Exchange and Ascent Auto Finance will be included on the panels; all are successful BHPH operators and NCM BHPH 20 Group clients.

The NABD Dealer Academy will be held May 14-16 at The Palazzo in the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The National Conference for Buy Here, Pay Here will follow on May 16-18. NCM clients can save up to $500 off the NABD 2012 registration fee with a special limited-time coupon available via its website at ncm20.com/NABD.

About NCM Associates, Inc.
NCM Associates, Inc. is the originator of the automotive industry 20 Group peer collaboration process and has been providing dealership Benchmark® analytics, Education and Retail Operations Consulting services to the industry since 1947. Located in Overland Park, KS, NCM provides a robust suite of services designed to drive dealership profitability using its proven, operations-focused Benchmark® for Success program with new and pre-owned U.S. automotive dealerships, as well as with dealerships in more than 20 other industries. NCM Associates is proud to be 100% employee-owned. For more information about NCM Associates, visit http://www.ncm20.com or call 800.756.2620.

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