CMA's News and Events

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 Celebrates 95 Year Anniversary

 

Today is the 95th anniversary of the day CMA opened the doors of our very first dealership!

On December 4, 1924, H. Carter Myers opened Petersburg Motor Company, Inc., a Ford dealership in downtown Petersburg, VA. CLICK HERE to read about CMA’s history from then until present day.

Celebrating our 95th year of business, CMA now includes 17 franchises in 15 locations across Virginia with more than 3000 vehicles in stock and over 670…

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Kim Turner Qualifies for National Hyundai Competition

 
Kim Turner, CMA's Colonial Hyundai Service Advisor, was invited to participate in Hyundai's Service Adviser Skills Challenge. The competition is designed to highlight Service Advisors' daily activities and to test their knowledge of Hyundai vehicles, their features, and maintenance. It included a written exam, a one-on-one interview with Hyundai's corporate team, and role play with one of Hyundai…
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CMA Participates in Intensive Ford Dealer Conference

 

Liza Borches, CEO of Carter Myers Automotive, and Brandon Stanhope, General Manager of CMA's Williamsburg Ford, participated in an intensive, four-day seminar for dealers in Dearborn, Michigan, sponsored by Ford Motor Company. The seminar discussed ways to meet or exceed customer expectations and to help those customers be more completely satisfied every time they visit the dealership to shop, to buy or lease a new or used vehicle, or to get their existing vehicle…
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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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Liza Borches Featured by FCA's Women Dealers


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCA) has nearly 100 women dealers who own more than 50% pf their dealerships. Recently, they chose to highlight Liza Borches, President and CEO of Carter Myers Automotive. CLICK HERE to read their article.

One item FCA highlighted is that CMA is not only a family-owned business, but we are also employee owned through a unique Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). All associates have the opportunity to earn ownership in the…
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CMA Partnering with Charlottesville Climate Collaborative

 

CMA’s Colonial Nissan is excited about partnering with Charlottesville Climate Collaborative. C3’s Driving Climate Solutions campaign will introduce broad sections of our community to Electric Vehicles (EVs) by documenting the first hand experiences of some of our neighbors.

First up is Teri Kent, also known as "Better World Betty". She shared her driving experience on the C3 blog. CLICK HERE to read it.
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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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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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