PICTURED ABOVE: Brian Cain, left, managing partner of Cain Toyota in North Canton, Ohio, receives a 50-year award from Scott Wracher, general manager of Toyota Motor Sales USA's Cincinnati region.
Dealer Edward Wittmeier, right, of Wittmeier Chevrolet in Chico, Calif., receives a 25-year award from Michael Stinson, Chevrolet's Northern California Zone manager.
Steve Klimkiewicz, president of Cavalier Ford-Lincoln in Chesapeake, Va., receives a 25-year award from Lisa Vigneault, Ford Motor Co.'s Washington regional manager.
Bill Ferris, dealer principal at Ferris Toyota in New Philadelphia, Ohio, receives a 25-year award from Scott Wracher, general manager of Toyota Motor Sales USA's Cincinnati region.
The Missouri Automobile Dealers Association elected its 2017 officers: Dave Mungenast Jr. of Mungenast Automotive Family in St. Louis, chairman; Stephanie Porter of Thoroughbred Ford Inc. in Kansas City, chairman-elect; Ken Weymuth of W-K Chevrolet in Sedalia, vice chairman; and George Huffman of Pearl Motor Co. in Mexico, treasurer.
- Gerald Subaru in Naperville, Ill., and Subaru of America raised $48,726 for Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry in Aurora, Ill., during Subaru's Share the Love. The food pantry was Gerald's hometown charity during the program, which also included four national charities. For each customer who bought or leased a new Subaru during the six-week program, Subaru donated $250, and the customer chose how the donation was distributed among the charities. Gerald Subaru also donated $10,000 to the food pantry as part of the program.
- Jim Ellis Automotive Group in Atlanta raised $65,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta during the holiday season. A portion of every new- or used-vehicle purchase at a Jim Ellis dealership went toward the donation, which was presented in January. Jim Ellis Automotive Group has 12 brands and 13 dealerships covering Atlanta, Buford, Kennesaw and Marietta, Ga.
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