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Kicking Off CPR & AED Awareness Week With CPR Manikin Donation

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week! GCADA is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help Greater Cincinnati get this life-saving training to be prepared in an emergency. This year’s theme reminds everyone that CPR and AED are the “1-2 Punch to Save a Life”–together, these techniques can increase a victim’s […]

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3 Ohio Communities That Are Working To Make Prom Night Safe

Every day, 28 people are killed by drunk drivers and every 51 minutes, drunk driving ends a life. Juniors and seniors are at exciting points of their lives when Prom season rolls around. Juniors are beginning their college search and seniors are getting ready to graduate and begin the next chapter of their lives. A […]

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GCADA Donates $1,000 to The Dragonfly Foundation

On Thursday, May 18, the Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association (GCADA) donated $1,000 to support The Dragonfly Foundation. The donation was made at Stonelick Township Fire Department in front of the Dragonfly Fire Truck. The Dragonfly Foundation is a nonprofit working to support young cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and their families. Each year […]

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2017 C-Suite Award Presented to Dan Kommeth, Performance Lexus

Dan Kommeth, General Manager, Performance Lexus, was honored as a recipient of LEAD Magazine’s C-Suite Award at a ceremony held at the Ramada Plaza Cincinnati on Tuesday, May 16. “I am humbled to receive this honor. At Performance Lexus we try match every customer with the right vehicle and provide the highest level of customer service. […]

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Summer’s Heating Up, Keep Your Best Friend Cool!

As we approach summer, temperatures are starting to heat up. It’s important to remember to not leave any pets in a hot car! While you may have every intention to return to your car in “just a minute,” it takes only seconds for a beloved fur baby to start overheating. On a 78-degree day, the […]

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Dealers Encourage Teen Driving Safety During Prom Week 2017

Prom and graduation are exciting times for high school seniors. It can also be a dangerous time for teens, with seven of the top 10 deadliest driving days occurring between Memorial Day and Labor Day. To  underscore this critical time, GCADA is joining the National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving in Senior Promise 2017, a nationwide […]

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Mercedes-Benz of West Chester Recognized as Best of the Best Dealer

Mercedes-Benz USA honored Mercedes-Benz of West Chester with the Mercedes-Benz Best of the Best Dealer Recognition Award for 2016.  This prestigious award is based on delivering outstanding performance in numerous business areas including sales, service, parts, operations, and customer experience. Ranking among the top fifteen percent of all Mercedes-Benz dealers across the country, Mercedes-Benz of […]

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GCADA Members Investing Over $15 Million in New Construction Projects

Kia Cronin’s new showroom under construction in Harrison, OH The recently released 2016 GCADA Economic Impact Study confirmed the huge contribution franchised new motor vehicle retailers make to Greater Cincinnati’s economy, employing 5,700 workers with an annual payroll of more than $230 million. Dealerships also contributed over $278 million in sales, real estate, payroll and commercial activity […]

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Kick Off the Auto Expo at the Rev It Up!! Sneak Peek VIP Party

We’re looking forward to another exciting Cincinnati Auto Expo packed with tons of new features and attractions. To kick off all the fun, GCADA will once again host the Rev It Up!! Sneak Peek VIP Party presented by the Enquirer. This party will feature live entertainment provided by The SunBurners, an open bar and a […]

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Self-Driving Truck Makes Beer Run

The first-ever commercial delivery by a self-driving vehicle was completed Tuesday, hauling 50,000 cans of Budweiser from Fort Collins, CO, to  Colorado Springs. The test run was completed by Otto, an Uber-owned company, in partnership with Anheuser-Busch. While a human truck driver took over on on-ramps and exits, for the rest of the 120-mile trip […]

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