Posts by this Author: Kim Martin

Talal El Oukaili Named GM of CMA's Colonial Hyundai

 

Effective January 1st, Talal El Oukaili was promoted to General Manager of Colonial Hyundai. Talal has been with CMA for almost ten years. He has an interesting story, having come to this country from Lebanon. He did not expect to end up in the auto industry, yet found his passion and excelled as a Finance Manager with CMA for many years before moving into his role as General Sales Manager. 

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Helping Local Kids This Holiday Season

 
CMA is committed to giving back in our communities, and we do so throughout the year. In December, all of our stores chose to give back to local children by donating toys, bikes, and money to local non-profits.

Charlottesville: Our CEO, Liza, convinced other local Charlottesville dealers to pool together for Toy Lift, a non-profit that provide gifts for local children over the holidays. We presented a check for $8,500 to the organization, which…
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United We Reach

Carter Myers Automotive is proud to support United Way's Self-Sufficiency Impact Area to help families with transportation needs. We have a matching program with our associates. CMA matches 50 cents for every dollar they donate to United Way, and that money is directed to self-sufficiency initiatives within the community. These funds may help someone in need purchase a newer or more reliable vehicle, cover repairs to vehicles, or cover gas or insurance costs. 

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The Heisman Trophy Comes to Colonial Nissan

 
On November 21, 2018, the official Heisman Trophy landed at Colonial Nissan in Charlottesville, VA. As part of Nissan’s long-running “Heisman House” marketing campaign, the official Trophy is traveling the US and stopping at select Nissan dealerships. Colonial Nissan was chosen as the Nissan dealership to host it during Black Friday and throughout Thanksgiving weekend.

“As big college football fans, we were thrilled to have the Heisman Trophy here at Colonial Nissan,” said Warren…
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CMA Hires & Promotes More Women Service Advisors

 
By prioritizing potential over experience, Carter Myers Automotive has women filling 45% of our Service Advisor positions, compared to just 19% average in the industry, according to the 2017 NADA Dealership Workforce Study.

Automotive News recently interviewed Liza, our CEO, on how and why we've made that happen. CLICK HERE to read that piece.

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CMA Presents $10,040 Check to ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation

For every vehicle sold during the month of September, CMA’s Richmond dealerships made a donation to the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, which supports local children and their families as they undergo cancer treatment.

“We are so proud to present the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation with a check for $10,040,” said Tim Cosgrove, President of Colonial Honda and Board member at ASK, “As a family and employee-owned company, CMA has always made giving back…

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Ben St. Ours Named GM at CMA's Valley Honda

Effective October 1st, Ben St. Ours will be promoted to the role of General Manager of CMA's Valley Honda. 

Ben has been with Carter Myers Automotive since the day we purchased Staunton Nissan in July 2014. It was only 4 years ago, but Ben quickly made an impact on the organization with his incredible work ethic, his ability to energize and motivate his team to top performance, his commitment and loyalty to looking out…
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CMA Surprises 8 Year Old with a New Car

CMA and Heritage Chevrolet partnered with Mason's Toy Box to give a pediatric brain cancer patient her first car!

Sawyer Perkins's 8th birthday was Friday, July 13, and she and her mother celebrated with a brand new Chevrolet. A car? For an 8 year old?

“We wanted to give her an opportunity to drive a brand new Chevrolet and have her grow into that new Chevrolet as she gets to her driving age…
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