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jay burchell of heritage chevrolet in chester, va., is 2014-15 chairman of the virginia automobile dealers association. other officers include william farrell of berglund automotive in roanoke, vice chairman; tom barton of beach ford in virginia beach, treasurer; mike huff of bob huff chevrolet in wytheville, secretary; and david warren of altavista motors in altavista, immediate past chairman. donald hall is the association's president.

Chicago dealers elect officers

the chicago automobile trade association (pictured above) announced its 2014-15 officers. pictured, from left, are ray scarpelli jr. of raymond chevrolet and raymond kia in antioch, ill., secretary; john hennessy of river view ford in oswego, treasurer; colin wickstrom of wickstrom auto group in barrington, chairman; john webb of packey webb ford in downers grove, 2015 chicago auto show chairman; mike mcgrath jr. of mcgrath lexus in chicago, vice chairman; and dave sloan, the association's president.

50 with Volkswagen

thomas flynn jr., center, and thomas flynn iii, right, owners of flynn volkswagen in pittsfield, mass., receive a 50-year award from doug frost, volkswagen of america's sales operations manager.