Marketplace Master Organizers Encourage Dealerships to Assist in Texas Disaster

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Organizers of the Marketplace Master Dealership Series and Expo, Sept. 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas has made a donation to the American Red Cross to help out with the ongoing crisis in the Houston area and beyond following the lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey.

As all eyes turn to Houston and the devastation from the Biblical rains that have deluged the southeastern region of Texas, organizers of the Marketplace Master Dealership Series and Expo, are turning their concerns into action.

“Organizers of the Marketplace Master Dealership Series have made a donation on behalf of the all involved with the three-day dealership training event — organizers and attendees — to the American Red Cross,” said Beto Paredes, co-founder of the Marketplace Master Dealership Series set for Sept. 6-8, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

Paredes personally visited the Houston area the week before the storm as part of pre-planned marketing efforts for the conference. While he and all Marketplace Master organizers are concerned for the well-being of all who live in the region, he just visited dozens of franchise and independent dealers in the greater Houston area.

“I just spoke with so many dealers, managers and sales associates just 10 days ago, and now I’m seeing dealerships and inventory submerged under five feet or more of water,” Paredes said. “Knowing that there is so much suffering wrenches your heart, but after personally meeting with and speaking to so many, you become emotionally involved.”

Paredes said he encourages others in the automotive retail and training industry to find a worthy organization to give money, or volunteer their time to in the coming days.

Below is a link to Charity Navigator. It is a trusted resource for locating worthy charitable organizations to donate to during crises and times of giving.

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 Conference and Exposition visit

About Association of Auto Sales Professional

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

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