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CMA Donates to Local Pediatric Cancer Organizations

 

CMA took action during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month by giving back to local organizations that support children and their families as the kids undergo cancer treatment. CMA has dealerships in five Virginia cities, and each region selected a local non-profit to support during the month of September. 
 
“CMA’s vision is Moving Lives Forward, and that includes moving lives forward within our communities,” said Liza Borches, CMA’s fourth-generation President & CEO, “As a local business…
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CMA at United Way Day of Caring


The CMA team was proud to participate in United Way's Day of Caring in Charlottesville on September 25, 2019. The Day of Caring is an opportunity for local non-profits to get volunteers to work on projects that aren't covered by their grants and staff. CMA volunteered at Piedmont CASA - Charlottesville, an organization that trains Court Appointed Special Advocates who work one-on-one with abused and endangered children to assist the courts in determining the…
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at CMA


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and CMA is committed to doing our part to make a difference. Each of our markets has chosen a local non-profit to be the recipient of our efforts. Some are donating a certain amount per test drive, some are donating per car sold, and some are collecting cash and item donations for the children. The non-profits are:


Charlottesville: Ishan Gala Foundation

Staunton & Skyline: UVA…
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CMA's Chevy Store Supports Local Little League

 
CMA's Colonial Chevrolet has been a Sponsor of the Central Chesterfield Little League for many years now. Our Associates are proud to support the children, families, players and coaches of this fine organization.

Seen here are: Randy Westfall - Sponsor Coordinator for the League; Jay Burchell, our Chevy GM, and fellow owners of CMA's Colonial Chevrolet presenting the sponsorship check for $1000. Many of the League families did test drives to earn additional funds…
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Diane Lawson Celebrates 35 Years with CMA

 

Congratulations to Diane Lawson on celebrating 35 years with CMA!

Diane’s CMA career started in 1984 at our AutoRent location on Route 29 in Charlottesville. She did accounting, checked the cars and customers in and out, and basically anything else that was needed. We started selling cars and trucks off that lot, and soon opened “Truck City” next door. Diane moved over there to do deal work and help our GM, John McGraw.

While Truck City was booming, CMA acquired the Pontiac Cadillac Nissan dealership on Main Street…
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Kids & Car Safety


Effective July 1, 2019, children are required by Virginia law to be in a rear-facing car seat until at least age two. Keep them rear-facing for as long as they fit the height and weight limitations set by the car seat manufacturer. Once they outgrow the rear-facing seat, kids are still required to be in a child restraint device (forward-facing and then booster as they grow) until they are 8 years of age.

Children should not ride in the front seat until they are at least 8 years old and 4’9” tall. Front seat belts and air bags are…
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CMA at VADA 2019

 


CMA's Controllers, Executive team, and other associates & family members attended the VADA Convention last week. Held at the Greenbrier in WV, the event included education, networking, and a little bit of fun. The picture above was taken of our team after the "Alice in Wonderland" themed dinner. Hence, the outfits!

CMA has been a part of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association since it was first formed in 1943 (it went by another name at…
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CMA’s Williamsburg Ford in the News

 
CMA’s Williamsburg Ford GM, Brandon Stanhope, and CMA’s CEO, Liza Borches. (Rodrigo Arriaza / Virginia Gazette)


The Virginia Gazette, May 30, 2019

After being purchased by regional car dealer group Carter Myers Automotive, the Ford dealership on East Rochambeau Drive is now CMA’s Williamsburg Ford.

CMA owns 15 dealerships across the state, reaching from Charlottesville to Richmond, and now into Williamsburg. The dealership was purchased from global leasing company Element Fleet Management, CMA…
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