Posts by Bridget Johnson

2018 Hometown Heroes

For the third year in a row, NCADA along with the new car, truck, and RV dealers want to say thank you to all our public safety officials.  Our communities would not be what they are today without these fine men and women.

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Disaster Relief Fund Activated in the Wake of Hurricane Florence

In an effort to help industry employees that have been seriously impacted by Hurricane Florence, NCADA’s Executive Committee voted yesterday to activate the NCADA Disaster Relief Fund. The Fund, which was originally started in the wake of Hurricane Fran, has provided much needed assistance to NCADA member employees during Hurricanes Fran, Floyd, and Isabella.  …

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NC Dealers Support The Military

“Fayetteville is inescapably a military town. You see it plastered on billboards and business signs — words like Airborne, All American and Patriot; the overabundance of red, white and blue; and phrases like “Thank you for your service” that are part of the fabric of the city. And you see it in the community itself,…

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Catherine Martin Named Automotive News 40 Under 40 Honoree

When the worst recession since the Great Depression hit nearly a decade ago, Catherine Martin’s career took a turn she never expected – she left her corporate job to join the car business. Today she is the fleet and conversion general manager at her family’s Ilderton Dodge-Jeep-Chrysler-Ram in Highpoint, N.C., one of the largest Chrysler…

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Jay Cardwell Named Automotive News 40 Under 40 Honoree

It’s an understatement to say Jay Cardwell, the general manager of BMW Northlake in Charlotte, N.C., is upbeat and competitive. “We like to compete in just about anything,” he said. That includes a Sunday afternoon basketball league Cardwell started among the local Hendrick Automotive Group luxury-brand stores. Most if not all dealership general managers have…

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Matt Gregg Named Automotive News 40 Under 40 Honoree

Matt Gregg had no intentions to follow his father, Roger, into the automotive retail business. But after moving from North Carolina to make a life with his wife, Krista, in Colorado, the couple discovered they had fallen into a rut and weren’t happy with their jobs. “One morning I woke up in Denver, looked at…

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