Gus Otero, right, of Southern Volkswagen in Waldorf, Md., receives a 35-year award for Volkswagen from Lanny Brown, Volkswagen of America's mid-Atlantic region director.
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Charles Ribakoff II, left, of Harr Toyota in Worcester, Mass., receives a 25-year award for Toyota from Tim Morrison, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s Boston regional general manager.
Butch Walz, right, of Walz Buick-Pontiac-GMC in Winona, Minn., receives a 25-year award for Buick from Scott Bell, General Motors' Minneapolis zone manager.
Members of the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota have elected officers. Pictured, from left, are Pat Murphy of Murphy Motors in Williston, vice president; Renard Bergstrom of Bergstrom Automotive Management in Devils Lake, president; and Mitch Iverson of Heritage Sales and Leasing in Grafton, immediate past president.
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