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Nominations sought for AIADA award

November 22, 2010
Nominations for the 2004 Dealer of the Year Award, presented annually by the American International Automobile Dealers Association, are being accepted until Jan. 31. The award recognizes international nameplate dealers for their contributions on business and community levels. The AIADA honor previously was named the All- Star Dealer Award. According to the AIADA, the award "calls attention to the fact that automobile retailers do more than sell and service vehicles. In the cities and towns where their businesses are located, they are also outstanding community and business leaders, generously contributing their time and financial support to local civic, youth and charitable organizations." Candidates "not only operate a successful dealership, but also have excellent employee relations and maintains an outstanding rapport with customers. He or she is a true 'giver' in the highest sense of the word, contributing substantially to the betterment of the industry, the community and the country." An independent panel of graduate business school deans and university professors will evaluate all nominations, and five winners and one national winner will be announced next May at the annual American International Automotive Congress. To nominate a dealer for the award, call Kimberlee Berry at 1-800-GO-AIADA, or go to the association's Web site,