The Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association (GMADA) is a trade association representing the majority of franchised new car and truck dealerships in the seven-county Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area. GMADA annually produces the Twin Cities Auto Show, the largest consumer show in the Upper Midwest that jumpstarts spring motor vehicle sales. Through the Minnesota Advertising Standards program, GMADA has a partnership with the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota to create an ethical advertising environment benefitting consumers.
GMADA also supports the operations of its members by negotiating labor contracts for their service department employees with the local Teamsters and Machinists unions and managing their local health and welfare trusts.
As a member of GMADA, your dealership receives numerous benefits to help your dealership thrive. From legal support to consumer opportunities, GMADA is your association!
TWIN CITIES AUTO SHOW
GMADA produces the Twin Cities Auto Show, the largest Auto Show in the Upper Midwest. As a member of GMADA, you have opportunities to participate and reach potential buyers through this event. Learn more on the Membership page.
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ADVERTISING REVIEW
Since 1984, the BBB has worked with GMADA and MADA to create an ethical advertising environment and promote the effectiveness of self-regulation. A set of voluntary advertising standards have been developed to assist dealers and their ad agencies. Learn more on the Membership page.
“As an industry, we are at our very best when we work together. GMADA makes that happen by representing the interests of new-car dealerships, as well as their employees and their customers.”
Barbara Hilbert, GMADA Chair