The Syracuse (N.Y.) Auto Dealers Association, sponsor of Syracuse AutoExpo in February, raised more than $250,000 for area charities by selling more than 1,800 tickets to the show's charity preview. A committee of dealers headed by Jim Barr of Crest Cadillac-Acura raised $115,000 to underwrite the cost of the party so it could provide all of the ticket proceeds to the charities.
100 with Ford
Alan Chan and James Babbitt, dealers principal of Babbitt Ford in Flagstaff, Ariz., receive a 100-year award for Ford. Pictured, from left, are Mark Witthar, Ford Motor Co. Phoenix regional manager; Chan; Babbitt; and Steve Woessner, Ford select dealer regional manager.
30 with Mercedes
Robert Greces, right, of Mercedes-Benz of Princeton in Lawrenceville, N.J., receives a 30-year award for Mercedes from David Westervelt, Mercedes-Benz USA's Northeast regional distribution manager.
25 with Chrysler
Gary Rosenberg, left, and Scott Rosenberg of Crystal Lake Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram in Crystal Lake, Ill., received a 25-year award for Chrysler from Chrysler Group's Midwest Business Center. Gary is president; Scott is vice president.