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Greetings Members and Supporters,
I want to personally thank you all for supporting me as the Chairman of this noble and great organization. Serving current and future Ford MDA dealers throughout the United States, I am a proud second-generation Ford dealer. I hope that you will experience the same Ford legacy that I have been able to enjoy with my family.
During my tenure with the help of our Board of Directors, Staff, and supporters we were able to accomplish the following goals:
• Assist dealer candidates with store opportunities.
• Continue to give input and improve the Capital loan Investment Program (CLIP) for purchasing Ford dealerships.
• Serving as an advocate for minority dealers to the manufacturer.
• Assisting members with COVID programs such as Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC).
• Help support Marketing Funds provided by Ford Motor Credit Company.
We will continue to build on member benefits for our dealers and vendors. For our members we now pay the NAMAD dues and registration for all our members. We provide the aisle of assistance for our vendors during our conference. And depending on the vendor membership level, vendors can provide webinars that are essential to our business.
As Omicron affects the economy, we will monitor the impact on the economy. We know that the retail automobile industry may never be the same. There are going to be opportunities to purchase Ford franchises. As an association we will do everything in our power to assist our members to fulfil their objective of getting another dealership. Our other main objective is to sustain and strengthen the current dealers that we have. We understand that dealers issues can affect majority and minority dealers. However, we also know that if the situation has a disproportioned effect on our membership body, we as an association may not be able to absorb the blow.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Robert Valdes of Keystone Ford in Chambersburg, PA. I am confident that you will give him all the support that you gave me over the years as I led the association. And for any reason, if you are contemplating selling your dealership, please let us know. The information you provide us with is confidential. Again, thank you for your continued support of me and our association. Please continue staying safe, as we look forward to a fantastic 2022.

Ray (JR) Fregia Jr.