Minority affairs

Auto marketers focus on diversity, sports

10:40 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2015

What’s on the minds of some of the top marketing gurus in the automotive industry? Sports and diversity. That’s according to a quartet of executives who took to the stage Tuesday afternoon here at the Westin Bonaventure hotel as part of Automotive News’ annual L.A. Marketing Seminar....
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Dealerships can gain an edge with Spanish-language marketing

2:10 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2015

Dealerships willing to advertise and post videos in Spanish face little competition reaching a growing number of Latino car buyers, said Ricky Lopez, Internet director at David Maus Toyota in Sanford, Fla....
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Sheila Vaden-Williams, former head of minority auto dealers association, dies at age 55

11:20 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2015

Sheila Vaden-Williams, former president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, died Sunday. She was 55....
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BEST PRACTICES

Helping hand for minority dealer hopefuls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Bill Perkins knows how hard it is to get a dealership and to succeed. He lasted one year in his first store. But when he later acquired a dealership in suburban Detroit, other dealers helped him. That made the difference. Perkins has picked up the mantle, mentoring and training others, mostly African Americans, to become dealers. Perkins believes in minority dealers training other minorities to create a mutual support system....
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A mission to add, keep minority dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

Fiat Chrysler and General Motors, whose minority dealer ranks suffered huge losses during the recession, say they are working hard to add more minority-owned dealerships to their networks and keep the ones they have....
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Q&A WITH GREG JACKSON | CEO, PRESTIGE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Minority dealers still don't reflect minority purchases

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Today, Prestige CEO Greg Jackson owns four dealerships in southeastern Michigan that sold 10,177 new Cadillac, Ford, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz vehicles last year....
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Minority supplier council names former retail executive as new leader

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council has hired Michelle Sourie Robinson as its new CEO. She will succeed Louis Green in the nonprofit's top post, starting January 5....
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Minority suppliers get Tier 1 help

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Canny minority suppliers, who typically lack the global size and cutting edge r&d for competitive technology, are forming partnerships with Tier 1 companies to handle major production contracts. And some have formed multiple partnerships with major companies....
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GM plans to build on growth of minority-owned stores

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014

General Motors added 21 minority-owned dealerships to its network so far this year, with plans to add a "couple more" this month and perhaps more by year end, said Eric Peterson, GM's U.S. vice president of diversity dealer relations....
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Irma Elder, first woman to own a Ford dealership in Detroit area, dies at 84

1:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

Irma Elder, CEO of Elder Automotive Group and the first woman to own a Ford dealership in the Detroit area, died today. She was 84....
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Q&A WITH GREG JACKSON | CEO, PRESTIGE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Minority dealers still don't reflect minority purchases

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

Today, Prestige CEO Greg Jackson owns four dealerships in southeastern Michigan that sold 10,177 new Cadillac, Ford, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz vehicles last year....
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Minority dealers are adding import brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014

After taking a disproportionately big hit when General Motors and Chrysler closed more than 1,600 dealerships in 2009, minority dealers have been adding import franchises. Still, the total number of minority stores remains inadequate, the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers says....
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Maserati could benefit from Chrysler minority dealer program, exec says

5:54 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014

A Chrysler Group minority dealer development program can help diversify Maserati’s dealer network, the head of both companies’ dealer networks said Thursday....
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Top black dealer groups' sales up

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014

The nation's 60 largest black-owned dealership groups increased revenue 11 percent last year from 2012 to $7.99 billion, Black Enterprise magazine reported....
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