(Charlottesville, Virginia � February 14)� The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced that it will present its 2013 Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship to Carter Myers Automotive, before an audience of business and community leaders attending the Annual Chamber Business Luncheon held at Holiday Inn � University Area, in Charlottesville, next Thursday, February 21st. � �Carter Myers Automotive, Carter Myers, Liza Borches and the entire enterprise are stellar corporate citizens,� said Patricia L Cluff, Associate Vice President Marketing and Strategic Relations at University of Virginia Health System, Immediate Past Chair of the Chamber Board, and Chair of the Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship Committee. �This is a family-owned and operated enterprise of the first order that has been serving Virginians since 1924 and customers in Greater Charlottesville since 1984. It is our Chamber�s honor to honor this excellent business and these outstanding citizens.� The Annual Chamber Business Luncheon, underwritten by Virginia National Bank, is regularly attended by more than 200 business & civic leaders.� Prior to the award presentation, Valerie Long, Partner at Williams Mullen, and 2013 Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors, will lead a group of Chamber officers in presenting the 2013 Annual Chamber Report to the Chamber membership and business and civic leadership. The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce established the Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2005 to recognize outstanding examples of corporate citizenship in the Greater Charlottesville communities.� This Chamber Award is established and named in honor of the late Hovey S. Dabney, a distinguished business leader and citizen in the Greater Charlottesville area, the Commonwealth of Virginia and our nation. The Chamber Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship is underwritten through the generosity of Hunter E. Craig, W. K. Heischman and Ivo Romenesko. Carter Myers Automotive, including Colonial Auto and Volvo of Charlottesville, is owned and operated by the Myers Family with H. Carter Myers, III, grandson of the business� founder, serving as Executive Chairman, his daughter Liza Borches as President & CEO, and son-in-law Peter Borches, is Vice President for properties management. Carter Myers Automotive, headquartered in Albemarle County, consists of eight automobile dealerships in locations in Albemarle, Greater Richmond and the Shenandoah Valley.� The businesses employ more than 380 people, who through the enterprise�s Employee Stock Ownership Program own more than 26% of the business.� In 2012 the firm sold more than 10,000 motor vehicles through its dealerships. Carter Myers Automotive, the Myers Family and CMA employees are deeply involved in numerous civic, charitable and professional organizations. Mr. Myers is the Past Chairman of National Automobile Dealers Association and Virginia Automobile Dealers Association, a founder of the North Charlottesville Business Council of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce as well as a past member of the Chamber Board of Directors and Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.� He is a 1991 graduate of the Chamber Leadership Charlottesville program.� He helped organize and raise funding for the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development.� Mr. Myers also served on Commonwealth Transportation Board (1994-2002).� He has also served on the Board of Directors of the United Way � Thomas Jefferson Area.� He and Mrs. Myers are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Ms. Borches is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way � Thomas Jefferson Area where she has led an annual campaign and is the team leader of the United Way�s Community Impact Health team.� She is a founding member of Women United in Philanthropy.� She is a current member of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.� Ms. Borches is also active with the Boys and Girls Club where she started first 4-miler training team for middle school girls.� She is on the Children�s Hospital Committee of the University of Virginia Health System.� Ms. Borches also serves on the Board and Legislative Committee of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association.� She and Mr. Borches are also members of Trinity Presbyterian Church. All CMA and dealership employees are encouraged and supported in their community involvement by the business its management.� Among organizations benefiting from this service are:� The Salvation Army, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Toy Lift, Boys & Girls Club � MS Bike Team, �Alex�s Lemonade Stand for Pediatric Cancer,� the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) automotive technical program, the University of Virginia Athletics Foundation, and many other organizations. Mr. Myers and his wife Ann live in Albemarle County and have another adult daughter Broocks Myers.� Mr. & Mrs. Borches live in the City of Charlottesville with two young children. The 2013 Chamber Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship Selection Committee, in addition to Mrs. Cluff as Committee Chair, includes: Jon Bright; Alison DeTuncq; Eddie Giles; Dr. Frank Friedman; Rondi Furgason, Timothy Hulbert; Valerie Long; and, Ivo Romenesko;.
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