Winners of the Inaugural C.A.R.S. Awards Announced, Showcasing Leaders in Culture, Diversity and Innovation in Automotive

Winners of Inaugural C.A.R.S. Awards Announced

Top honors went to dealerships across the nation for leading in culture, partnership and innovation. 

USA Motor Jobs and Sandy Cerami Agency announced the winners of the inaugural C.A.R.S awards with top honors going to dealerships across the nation for leading in culture, partnership and innovation. 

The C.A.R.S award stands for Culture, Achievement, Retention and Service and this year’s lineup of candidates were nominated by their peers and partners across the industry for their tireless work in these important areas. A panel of industry experts including: Brian Kramer of, Jarrod Kilway of Konect AI, Katie Lamphere of LoJack, Laurie Halter of Charisma! Communications, and award creators Sandy Cerami of Sandy Cerami Agency and Scott Trainor of USA Motor Jobs had the honor of selecting the winning recipients from the candidates nominated. 

The winners include: 

  1. Best Social Media & Branding (sponsor BlinkCo)

Winner- Platinum Central PA

Runner up- Henson Brand Dealerships

  1. Best Community Partner Program  (sponsor VinCue)

Winner- Beaver Toyota

Runner up- Ferman Chevrolet

  1. Best Culture / Workplace Environment  (sponsor Epic BDC)

Winner- Carter Myers Automotive

Runner up- Team Automotive Group

  1. Commitment to Diversity & Woman in the Workplace  (sponsor Lojack)

Winner- Walser Automotive Group

Runner up- Henson Brand Dealerships

  1. Most Innovative Program  (sponsor Konect AI)

Winner- Bob Ruth Ford

Runner up- Germain Honda Of Dublin

  1. Top Professional Development/Commitment  (sponsor Ascent Dealer Services)

Winner- Bozard Ford

Runner up- Classic Chevrolet

“Our industry is rich with dealerships working hard to make their stores an excellent place to come to each day, both for the team members they support and the customers who walk through their door,”  said Cerami. “This award is a small way to thank them for their dedication and commitment.” 

“Sandy and I wanted to find a way to give back to the dealerships working tirelessly to provide opportunities for their employees and great customer experiences. We congratulate the winners and thank our sponsors who made the award program a success this year,” said Trainor. 

For a full list of winners and information about the awards, please visit

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