Minority affairs

Honda moves to increase diversity of supplier base

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

A minority-owned fuel delivery business, Hightowers Petroleum Co. in Middletown, Ohio, has landed a contract to refuel Honda Motor Co.'s in-house service stations. It's a small contract for a small business, but Hightowers CEO Stephen Hightower says the contract could lead to bigger things....
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Clout or count? NAMAD debates strategies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Minority dealers should consider joining forces with other partners to create bigger dealership groups, said the head of the largest black-owned dealership group in the U.S. That might result in more minorities owning minority stakes in bigger, more successful dealership businesses, he added....
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Mixed results for minority dealer programs

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015

As Ford's Kevin Cour and other automaker executives updated NAMAD on the state of their minority dealer programs, it became increasingly clear that those programs vary widely in their scope and effectiveness....
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Tally: Fewer minority dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015

The number of minority-owned dealerships in the U.S. declined in 2014, a tally by the nation's largest minority dealers association shows....
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ARLENA SAWYERS

BLOG: Minority dealers association celebrates 35th year

3:31 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2015

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers celebrated its 35th birthday this week here at its annual conference....
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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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