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The OIADA was founded in January of 1985 by a group of 6 independent auto dealers and the owner of an auction as the Auto Dealer Alliance of Ohio (ADAO). These original members believed that used car dealers should band together to form a new organization which would serve the needs of independent dealers statewide.

And so, the ADAO was incorporated as a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the task of promoting and serving the needs of independent dealers.

The ADAO formally affiliated the association with the National Independent Auto Dealers Association (NIADA) on March 11, 1985, making it the recognized State Association for independent auto dealers in Ohio, thus making the association part of a national organization that has grown to over 20,000 dealer members. In late 2003 the association changed their ID acronym from ADAO to the more identified OIADA which represents the Ohio Independent Automobile Dealers Association. Shortly after this the bylaws were changed to require all members of the OIADA Board of Directors to be a licensed used car dealer operating in the State of Ohio. Through this change all members can be assured that the operation of the OIADA will have the best interests of the used car dealer in mind.

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