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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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CMA Purchases Williamsburg Ford, Expands as 5th Largest Dealer in Virginia

 
Carter Myers Automotive (CMA) has announced the acquisition of Williamsburg Ford. The new dealership will operate as CMA’s Williamsburg Ford at the existing location, 701 East Rochambeau Drive in Williamsburg, VA.

“CMA started when my great-grandfather opened a Ford dealership in Petersburg, Virginia, in 1924,” said Liza Borches, CMA’s fourth-generation President & CEO, “Adding a Ford store to our existing portfolio feels like we’re coming home. Ford is one of the most iconic…
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CMA Acquires Woodstock Garage, Launches CMA's Skyline CDJR

 


Carter Myers Automotive, a Charlottesville-based automobile dealership group celebrating 95 years in Virginia, today announced the acquisition of Woodstock Garage from Hal and Rex Morrison. The new dealership will operate as CMA’s Skyline Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM (CDJR) at the current location, 601 N. Main Street in Woodstock, VA. 

“We’ve made significant investments with CMA’s Valley CDJR in Staunton, and are excited to move these brands forward in Woodstock,” said Liza Borches…
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Liza Borches Honored for Leading One of the "Top Workplaces in Richmond"



CMA's President & CEO, Liza Borches, was honored for outstanding leadership in the Richmond Times Dispatch's 2019 Top Workplaces program.

For the leadership awards, employees were asked about their confidence in the leader of the company. They were also asked about their views on such issues as management, company values, efficiency, open communication lines and work/life flexibility. The Leadership Awards were given to one executive in each of four categories based on company…
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CMA's Subaru Dealerships "Share the Love"

 
During Subaru's "Share the Love" event,  both of our Subaru dealerships chose a local non-profit as a beneficiary to receive a $250 donation for every sale. 

We are proud to announce that CMA’s Colonial Subaru contributed $15,625 to FeedMore, which distributes nutritious meals to Central Virginians who face hunger (check presentation pictured above). AND CMA’s Valley Subaru contributed $18,275 to Mason’s Toy Box to help families who have children…
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4 CMA Associates Named Hyundai All-Stars

Ed Nicol, Managing Partner of CMA's Colonial Hyundai, Kia and Subaru, received this awesome email from Hyundai. Congratulations to the entire Hyundai team!Thank You for Driving Customer Satisfaction in 2018

Congratulations on a successful 2018. Your commitment to driving excellent customer service is evident in the accomplishments of your team. Each of the following team members has earned a Hyundai All-Star Award for their first-class customer service in 2018!

2018 Hyundai All-Stars…
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CMA Will "Walk for SARA" on May 4th

 
One way CMA is “Moving Lives Forward” is through supporting local non-profits. We’re proud to sponsor the Sexual Assault Resource Agency’s Walk for SARA on May 4th in Charlottesville, VA. We've even created a team "CMA for SARA" for anyone who wants to join us in the Walk or contribute to the cause. CLICK HERE for details.

The Sexual Assault Resource Agency has provided counseling, advocacy and prevention education for over 40…
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