PICTURED LEFT: Bill Siever, seated at left, president of Siever Brothers in Carlyle, Ill., Lelah Siever, secretary-treasurer, and Mark Siever, standing center, general manager, receive an award for 100 years with Dodge from Greg Rush, standing left, and Marcus English of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Midwest Business Center.
Dealer Bill Gatton, left, of Bill Gatton Chevrolet-Cadillac in Bristol, Tenn., receives a 50-year award for Chevrolet and Cadillac from Tom Saltarelli, Chevrolet zone manager in General Motors’ Southeast region.
Gary Duncan, dealer principal of Duncan’s Hokie Honda in Christiansburg, Va., receives a 40-year award from Gulia Petalver, American Honda Motor Co. district sales manager.
Dealer principal Nelson Bowers II, left, of Toyota of Cleveland in McDonald, Tenn., and Monte Burney, the dealership’s general manager, received a 25-year award from Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.
Jim Ellis Automotive Group of Atlanta raised $65,000 for local first responders. The money was raised from a portion of each sale in May, and 10 police and fire departments in the Atlanta area received checks and a catered lunch. Jim Ellis dealerships are also offering discounts on vehicle purchases and parts and service to eligible first responders through 2017. Jim Ellis Automotive Group has 12 brands and 15 dealerships covering Atlanta, Buford, Kennesaw and Marietta.
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