CMA's News and Events

With Little Debt, CMA Added New Stores During Downturn

"For Liza Borches, CEO of Carter Myers Automotive in Charlottesville, Va., and other dealers now in their 40s, the Great Recession was a painful lesson in how to navigate a dramatic economic downturn. It's one they have vowed not to forget."

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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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CMA Named as a Top Workplace in the Richmond Area


For the second year in a row, Carter Myers Automotive has been named one of the “Top Workplaces” in the Richmond area!

CMA is an ESOP company, which means every associate earns ownership in our business. If you want to take ownership in your future, check out our open positions in Richmond, Charlottesville and Staunton, VA:

The Richmond Times Dispatch contracted with Workplace Dynamics to determine the Top Workplaces in…
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Honda Week of Caring at CMA

Both CMA Honda stores, Colonial Honda near Richmond and Valley Honda in Staunton, participated in the 2018 Honda Week of Caring. Colonial Honda team members were in Petersburg to clean up the gardens and lot around the River Street Market. Valley Honda team members worked with the Staunton-Augusta YMCA to clean, organize and otherwise spruce up their facility.

Community involvement is one of CMA's core values. Thanks to everyone for doing more to help…
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Colonial Nissan to be First Solar-Powered Dealership in Virginia

Colonial Nissan has begun construction on a one-of-a-kind solar superstructure atop their building on Route 29 in Charlottesville. The unique project will have a roof consisting of 480 solar panels, which will produce over 214,000 kWh annually and will generate 93% of the electricity needed to power the dealership.

“We see investments like this as our corporate responsibility and believe in sustainable energy. It’s also good business to reduce energy load and costs…
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Colonial Honda Supports the ASK 5K and Fun Walk

Colonial Honda associates, family, and friends came together for the Ask Childhood Cancer Foundation 5k and Fun Walk. Our team was so enthusiastic cheering on the many Kourageous Kids that we won the Most Team Spirit award!

The event was a huge success, raising over $100,000. Every dollar raised stays right here in Central Virginia and supports local families with a child going through treatment and the hundreds of survivors working to move forward…
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Colonial Hyundai Donates TV to Boys & Girls Club of Petersburg

One of CMA's Core Values is Community Involvement, and Colonial Hyundai recently got involved. The dealership had won a 60" TV in a Hyundai contest and rather than keep it for themselves, they donated it to the Boys and Girls Club of Petersburg.

The Colonial Hyundai team donated the TV, mount, cables, and their expertise to install everything. Some of our Managers also spent some time playing games and talking with the kids.

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Colonial Subaru Donates Nearly $15,000 to FeedMore


Colonial Subaru presented a check for $14,902.01 to FeedMore, which helps nearly 200,000 children, families and seniors in Central Virginia who struggle with hunger. It's the second year in a row Colonial Subaru has chosen FeedMore as the local charity benefactor for our "Share the Love" campaign.

"Share the Love" is a national Subaru campaign to benefit local charities and non-profits.

"The FeedMore organization provides a vital service to people in…
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Liza Featured in C-BIZ Magazine

 Liza Borches, CMA's President & CEO, was featured in the first edition of C-BIZ Magazine. The article was entitled Women & Work: Locally, who's leading the charge for a greater balance of power?

“I always try to take the whole gender piece out of it,” Borches says. “Women today have no lack of confidence about being a minority in a business room; it’s the norm, and if you have confidence in your abilities, gender…
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Valley Subaru Donates $15,000 to Valley Children's Advocacy Center

Valley Subaru "Shared the Love" by presenting the Valley Children's Advocacy Center with a check for $15,000! The advocacy center is a nonprofit that works with local agencies to protect child victims of abuse from any further trauma.

According to Scott Simons, managing partner at Valley Subaru, the decision to give the advocacy center the money was an easy one, and they are proud to be able to support the important work the…
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