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Community Award

NIADA/MANHEIM 2014 NATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS

Independent dealerships across the nation contribute everyday to their communities, but often go unrecognized for their community support. While many participate through special projects, others provide sponsorships, financial contributions, or lead innovative community improvement activities. This award was created to honor those independent dealerships. Nominees must be members in good standing of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association and nominations may be made by the dealership, a community business or organization, the state independent automobile dealers association, a community member or even a loyal customer. Nominate a dealer by the April 1st deadline: 

 Download the 2014 Nomination form by clicking here : 2014 Nomination Form


PAST  COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNERS AND CHECK PRESENTATIONS

 
 Eric Freeman, representing 2013 winner Freeman Motors in Portland, Or, accepted a $5,000 check from Manheim to his local charity Bridge Meadows. Bridge Meadows develops and sustains intergenerational neighborhoods for adoptive families of foster children to promote permanency, community and caring relationships, while offering safety and meaningful purpose in the daily lives of older adults.


  

Ron and Debbie Rigdon of 2012 winner Ron's Auto Sales in Lawrenceville, GA,  received a $5,000 check from Manheim to KidStuff, the charity designated by the dealership to receive the donation. KidStuff is a Georgia-based international organization that “exists for the passion and purpose of bringing love and laughter into the lives of children whose young lives have been affected by strife, poverty or disease.”




PAST 2011 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER INTERVIEW



The 2011 NIADA/Manheim Community Service Award was awarded to Chacon Autos of Dallas, Texas in recognition of its longtime support of Martha Turner Reilly Elementary School. Chacon Autos presented the $5,000 donation to an audience of students, teachers and administrators during a ceremony at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year.