Every year NADA and Time Magazine recognize a dealer who exemplifies integrity, innovation, and an unrivaled commitment to their community.
This year's Time Dealer of the Year winner is Gary Rome from Holyoke, Massachusetts!
Gary began his journey in the auto industry working in his father’s car dealerships in the 80s and has been an entrepreneur since. He says you can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
First, he thanked his wife Jane and said that thanks to her, he "gets" to do this, he doesn't have to do this.
He said his team drives the community care of the store and that, "it's so much more than writing a check. It's about being actively involved."
In closing, he shared words he remembers from his father "Gary, it doesn't cost anything to be nice!"