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Sharing Good News – May 2024

Auburn Toyota worked with CNCDA Foundation to award a $1k scholarship to local student, Anna, from American River College.

DCH Subaru donated $2,500.00 to Feeding America Riverside San Bernadino Counties through Subaru’s #ShareTheLove campaign.

DCH Subaru of Riverside worked with Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House to donate a room to parents of children staying in the nearby hospital.

Fresno Subaru volunteered with Fresno Mission to prepare meals for those in need.

Hansel Subaru made a $17,000.00 to Canine Companions for Independence.

Kirby Subaru of Ventura was a sponsor for Ventura’s Downtown Lions Crab feast. Proceeds raised from the event are set to support local youth and charity organizations.

Lamborghini Newport Beach worked with CNCDA Foundation to award a $1k scholarship to local student, Kingston Miller.

Ocean Subaru of Fullerton worked with Women’s club of Fullerton to donate money to Fullerton High School

Premier Chevrolet of Buena Park made a donation to Buena Park National Little League team which also included baseball equipment for the kids.

Roseville Chevrolet supported the Armed Forces Golf Tournament supporting Veterans.

SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Fiat worked with CNCDA Foundation to award a $1k scholarship to local student Logan Mezquiriz.

Summit Subaru El Cajon worked with the East County Transitional Center to collect donated clothes, bedding, and more for those in the program.

Valley Hi Toyota worked with CNCDA Foundation to award a $1k scholarship to local student Fortino Alvarez.

Sharing Good News – April 2024

Future Kia of Clovis and Future Ford of Clovis recently donated to the Fresno Sheriff’s Memorial to honor those members of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office who gave the ultimate sacrifice and died in the line of duty.

Future Ford Lincoln donated to the Firefighter Stair Climb, which took place in Seattle, WA. Over40 Sacramento Area firefighters participated

Gold Rush Subaru sent a team of volunteers to help clean the American River

Hyundai and Premier Hyundai of Seaside Donate $20,000 to Food Bank for Monterey County

Lithia Chevrolet donated a deluxe engine to the Kool April Nites fundraiser raffle

Premier Chevrolet of Buena Park sent a donation to Buena Park High School Football Team

Premier Hyundai Moreno Valley was a sponsor for the Help4U Community Fundraiser Event

Subaru of San Luis Obispo donated to the First Tee Central Coast Classic, supporting young golfers.

Toms Truck Center volunteered to pack boxes of food for local Seniors Citizens at Community Action Partnership OC

Sharing Good News – March 2024

Chase Chevrolet attended Lincoln Elementary’s Career Day

Chase Chevrolet also visited First Baptist Christian Schools to inspire 8th graders about automotive career paths

DCH Subaru of Riverside hosted pets from Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center to kick off their Walk with Animals event coming up

DCH Subaru of Thousand Oaks is hosting a blood drive

Future Ford Lincoln of Roseville donated to the Firefighter Stair climb, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Kearny Mesa Subaru is hosting a Springtime Kitten Adoption Event in support of the San Diego Humane Society as part of Subaru’s ongoing #SubaruLoves Campaign.

Kirby Kia of Ventura was a  sponsor for a community St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Lithia Chevrolet donates deluxe engine for Kool April Nites 2024 raffle

Motor City Buick GMC supported the Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County for their Annual Golf Classic

Valley Hi Nissan supported Silverado High School’s Car Show

Sharing Good News – February 2024

DCH Subaru of Riverside donates coats to Operation Warm and Salvation Army Riverside

Hatfield Buick GMC is one of two dealers to collect the most dog food donations for Happy Dog Resort!

Premier Hyundai of Seaside hosts weekly food drive with Monterey Food Bank

Redding Kia donates to the Alyssa Araiza Wings of Angels charity

Sierra Subaru teams up with the Monrovia Rotary Club and The Outreach Program for Feeding Friends service project – donations to go to Ukraine

Toyota of Glendale hosts Dog Adoption Event

Sharing Good News – January 2024

Affinity Truck Center contributed $10,000 to Duncan Polytechnical High School, with a specific focus on enhancing the Heavy Truck Program.

Hatfield Buick GMC Shelter Animal Donation Drive

Lithia Subaru – Conversations on a bench

Ocean Subaru of Fullerton donated to Tara’s Chance to replace their lighting system

Shingle Springs Subaru donated coats to Operation Warm Coats

Sierra Subaru of Monrovia’s “Project Ropa” – Part of Subaru Loves Campaign

Thompson Chevrolet Service Dept hosts Boys Scouts troup for a day of exploration and learning

Toyota of Glendale is gearing up to host 5th annual Adopt-a-Pet Event

Sharing Good News- November 2023

Antelope Valley Volkswagen is hosting a Thanksgiving Drive

Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek hosted pet adoption event via “Subaru Loves Pets Campaign”

Marin Subaru donating proceeds from car sales this month to local charities

Modesto Subaru has opened and sponsored an Ice Rink for their community

Hansel Honda Toy drive

Hatfield Buick GMC is hosting a toy drive starting this month

Hello Mazda Thanksgiving Meal Drive

Oakland Honda donating to Alameda Food Bank

Premier Chevrolet of Seaside hosts weekly food drive

Sharing Good News- October 2023

Cummings Automotive Group – Believe Walk (Breast Cancer Awareness)

Dublin Honda – Project Courage

Future Ford of Sacramento worked with Ford Motors to donate meals

Honda of the Desert and Toyota of the Desert have pitched in to help those effected by Tropical Storm Hillary within the Coachella Valley community.

Iowa businessman pledges $25M gift to UNI College of Business. The largest single donation in the university’s history will create two funds to serve students.

Longo Toyota, which bills itself as the world’s largest Toyota dealership, is going all in for education. The El Monte, Calif., dealership is auctioning off a 2023 Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO, with all proceeds to be donated to the El Monte Schools and Vision To Learn.

Metro Acura/Honda supporting Breast Cancer Awareness – Sponsoring “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” in the IE.

Premier Subaru of Fremont sponsoring Hers BCF Walk-a-thon

Tustin Mazda Rocked The Socks

Sharing Good News- September 2023

Fairfield Chevrolet – Worked with local Staples to donate School Supplies to Cleo Gordon Elementary

Lithia Subaru of Fresno helps build beds for the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization

Premier Chevrolet Seaside volunteering regularly with Food Bank for Monterey County

Toyota of El Cajon sponsors Dog Surf-a-thon helping to raise proceeds for the Helen Woodward Animal Center

Tustin Toyota hosts a dog adoption event

2024 TIME Magazine Dealer of the Year CNCDA Nominations

CNCDA is seeking input from dealers for this year’s TIME Dealer of the year candidates. We kindly ask for your nomination of the deserving California-based dealer who exemplifies the qualifications below and should receive this distinguished industry accolade.

Nomination Rules

  • Be the actual operating head designated in the factory agreement, of a franchised new car dealership and a member of CNCDA and NADA for the last five years.
  • Demonstrate the well-rounded qualities of a successful dealer, such as strong ethics, solid financial stature, consistent customer satisfaction, and industry recognition through achievement awards
  • Be a model citizen, active in his or her community, dedicated to serving fellow citizens and charitable contributions to benefit others.

The deadline to complete and return the nomination form is Monday, July 24, 2023. Email to
All nominations are confidential. Only the nominee chosen will be contacted by CNCDA.

Past Nominees Include:

Tim Hutcherson, Downey Nissan 2023
Terry Gilmore, Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac 2022
David Conant, Norm Reeves Honda Superstore 2021
Paul Rusnak, Rusnak Auto Group 2020
Todd Blue, IndiGO Auto Group 2019
Bill Hatfield, Hatfield Buick GMC 2018
Inder Dosanjh, Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat VW Infiniti 2017
John Symes, Symes Automotive Group 2016
R.J. Romero, Empire Nissan 2015
Doug Fuller, Fuller Ford Honda Kia 2014
Rick Niello, The Niello Group 2013
Fritz Hitchcock, Hitchcock Automotive Resources 2012
Walter Kienle, Walter’s Automotive Group 2011
Henry Hansel, Hansel Ford 2010
Ed Fitzpatrick, Valley Lexus 2009
Tim SmithNational Winner, Bob Smith BMW 2008
Bob Hemborg, Hemborg Ford 2007
Chuck Haddad, Haddad Dodge 2006
Dave Wilson, Wilson Automotive 2005
Cal Worthington, Worthington Ford 2004
Harold Meek, Three Way Chevrolet 2003

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