Automotive Education Event Supports Dallas Community Service Group

Marketplace Master Dealership Series will support Hope’s Door New Beginning Center with four car donations. Co-founders felt that as well as providing an empowering education and training, the show could assist Hope's Door and showcase the philanthropic efforts dealers take on nationwide all year long.


Whether it’s support for a high school sports team, hosting blood drives, or generating funds for community service organizations, automotive retailers across the country take action year round.


Marketplace Master Dealership Series Conference and EXPO co-founder Mike Jackson said when the suggestion that the show serve as means to assist a community group, it didn’t take long to find a worthy organization, nor did it take long for dealers to jump in to help out.


The Marketplace Master Dealership Series Conference and EXPO will be held Sept. 6-8, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The event will draw hundreds of dealers and sales and marketing staffers to the event, and scores of vendors will showcase their products and services to attendees during the event’s trade exposition.


“We were very aware of the good work that Hope’s Door does not only in Dallas, but throughout the region,” said Jackson, who is also board chairman of Auto Search Technologies, an international website development and search engine optimization firm.


Hope’s Door offers intervention and prevention services to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and family violence and also provides education programs that enhance the community’s capacity to respond. The organization opened in 1986 to address a growing need for services for victims of domestic violence in the community.


Fellow event co-founder Beto Paredes said he believes that automotive retailers are among the most philanthropic groups of people in the country.


“I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve heard of dealers and their personnel step up to the plate to help families in trouble, donate uniforms for sports teams, or help governments by raising money for police and fire equipment,” Paredes said. “We want to get the message out to everyone that car dealers are good people, and there’s no better way than helping out Hope’s Door.”


The three dealers from the region have donated four vehicles total to give to a family in crisis through Hope’s Door. The dealers include: Steve Grieg, owner of AutoMaxx, which has six locations, including three in Fort Worth, Texas, and one in Arlington; Scott Alan, owner of AutoLand, in Fort Worth, Texas; and Jeremy Williams, owner of Dallas Autos 4 Less in Fort Worth. Grieg has donated two vehicles.


Jackson and Paredes worked with Jim Malatich, CEO, and Beth Robinson, director, both of Hope’s Door New Beginning Center to select the families in need.


Jackson said it’s his hope that other area auto retailers will hear about the donations and offer further assistance for this organization.


“The Hyatt Regency Dallas, the location of the three-day Marketplace Master Dealers Series, has stepped up and has offered one free night’s stay for each of the four families chosen to receive the vehicles,” Jackson said. “I’m sure that once dealers hear about the good work that Hope’s Door performs in the community, other dealers will want to help as well.”


Contact Emily Bloomer at emilybloomer@gmail.com to learn more the Marketplace Master Dealer Series philanthropic efforts.


About Hope’s Door New Beginning Center.


The mission of Hope’s Door is to offer intervention and prevention services to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and family violence and to provide education programs that enhance the community’s capacity to respond.


Hope’s Door opened in 1986 to address a growing need for services for victims of domestic violence in the community. It is still today the only organization in Collin County specializing in prevention and intervention services for domestic violence victims, children, and perpetrators. Hope’s Door serves individuals from all over North Texas.


About Marketplace Master Dealership Series


The Marketplace Master Dealership Series Conference and EXPO is the most dealer-focused, education-centered Conference and EXPO in the nation. The goal of conference is to bring expert advice, sales training, and marketing best practices that will help educate and help better the automotive industry nationwide. For full details about the Marketplace Master Dealership Series Convention and Exposition visit https://press.marketplacemaster.com


About Association of Auto Sales Professionals


The Association of Auto Sales Professionals offers certifications for management and sales personnel throughout the retail automotive industry. Certification requirements include 12-14 hours for management professionals and 8-10 hours for sales professionals. The Certification Programs elevate the standards of the profession, which enhance individual and sales team performance. For more information about this program visit https://press.marketplacemaster.com/certification


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