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CMA Awards 4 Moving Lives Forward Scholarships



We are so proud to announce the first-ever winners of CMA’s Moving Lives Forward Scholarships! Born from an idea proposed by a CMA associate, these are awarded to children whose parents work for our company in an effort to move their lives forward through education. Our inaugural winners are:

Wyatt Lamb - $2,500
Attending Universal Technical Institute
Son of Michelle Lang, Charlottesville

Iyaana Johnson - $2,000
Attending Howard University
Daughter of Carlos Johnson, Richmond

Jada Keene - $1,500
Attending Mary Baldwin University
Daughter of Brandi Bane, Staunton
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Announcing CMA's Driving Lives Forward Initiative

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CMA is proud to partner with United Way of Greater Charlottesville to launch a new transportation initiative, Driving Lives Forward, to connect economically disadvantaged individuals and families with reliable vehicles and affordable auto loan financing.

“While working with UWGC for years on the self-sufficiency initiative, it was clear that lack of reliable and affordable transportation was a roadblock for many families in our community. As an auto dealer and community partner, I felt strongly that we needed to be part of the solution,” said Liza Borches, CMA’s President and CEO...
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CMA is Here for You Beyond Sales & Service

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Auto dealerships have been designated across the country as an essential business. You still have places to go, whether it is to pick up groceries or prescriptions, to check on loves ones, or to seek medical care. We understand that you need reliable transportation. CMA is here for you.
 
Beyond transportation, we understand that there are people in our communities who need additional help, and many of our local non-profits do not have the same volunteer base they've had in the past. We've opened a helpline and have people on staff who are able...
 
 
 
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Liza Borches Receives Woman of the Year Award

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Cox Automotive presented its annual Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award to Liza Myers Borches, president and CEO of Carter Myers Automotive.

“I am very honored to be recognized by Cox Automotive and know that there is still work to be done to encourage more women to consider a career in the auto industry,” said Liza. “I hope that during my daughter’s generation, women leaders in the auto industry become a normal part of the conversation and that the diversity of our customers and our country is reflected. As our industry evolves..."
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CMA Presents Camp LIGHT with $23,000

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WHSV, February 5, 2020

On Wednesday, CMA's Valley Subaru surprised Camp LIGHT, a summer day camp for children with special needs and at-risk youth, with a check in the amount of $23,000.
 
This is the most money raised through the event for a local charity since they started Share the Love in the Shenandoah Valley in 2014.
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CMA Collects Hundreds of Bikes for Kids

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From mid-November through early December, CMA dealerships across all markets partnered with local non-profits to provide bikes and bike helmets to local children. Bikes are among the most asked-for gifts every holiday season, even amongst families that don't celebrate, and we wanted to help.
 
Over the course of 3 weeks, CMA collected more than 210 bikes, 125 helmets, and thousands of dollars in cash donations for Virginia children. Those donations were distributed through local non-profits including Toy Lift, Toys for Tots...
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Charlottesville Dealers Present Toy Lift with $12,000

 
December 6, 2019

Today, Charlottesville car dealers presented Toy Lift with a check for $12,000. This large donation is made possible by Carter Myers Automotive (CMA), Flow Auto, Malloy Ford, MOC Mid-Atlantic, and Umansky Automotive Group.   

Tom Powell, founder of Toy Lift, retired from Carter Myers Automotive in 2014. Before he did, CMA’s President & CEO, Liza Borches, pulled some local dealers together to support Tom’s efforts to provide a new bike for…
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CMA's Bike Drive for the Holidays

 
CMA is dedicated to transportation, and sometimes that doesn't mean cars. For the next few weeks, CMA is partnering with local non-profits to provide bikes and bike helmets to local children. Bikes are among the most asked-for gifts every holiday season, even amongst families that don't celebrate, and we want to help!

If you can donate a new bike or bike helmet, please bring it into the dealership. If you can spare a…
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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 Goes Pink!

 

If you see a CMA associate wearing this t-shirt at any of our dealerships, it's not just to raise awareness in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each of those CMA owners made small contributions to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation in order to get those shirts. VBCF is a statewide, Richmond-based nonprofit committed to the eradication of breast cancer through education and advocacy. VBCF advocates for health policies and research that benefit Virginians…
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