Automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally looks back on his prestigious Urban Wheel Awards win. FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA, USA, April 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Celebrating diversity within the U.S. automotive industry, each year the Urban Wheel Awards presents successful businesses and individuals with a variety of prestigious accolades, including 'Urban Wheel Pioneer' and 'Company of the Year,' among others. 'Urban Dealer of the Year' winner Rahim Hassanally looks back on the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards held at Detroit's North American International Auto Show as he shares more about the popular event. "The 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards took place at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit," explains Hassanally, a highly regarded figure with more than two decades of automotive industry experience. The purpose of the Urban Wheel Awards, he says, is to celebrate diversity and to raise money for vital education programs aimed at the nation's youth. Marketed as … [Read more...] about Rahim Hassanally reflects on celebration of diversity at Urban Wheel Awards
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Jan. 4, 1934 — March 6, 2019 Retirement didn't work out for Richard K. Welte. He continued to socialize with his many friends, but it wasn't enough. After 30 years leading the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association, he missed working and meeting new people, said his daughter Jillian. Then in 2005, the owners of Northtown Automotive Companies created the position of corporate education director for him. "He communicated the culture of Northtown, where they are huge on treating their customers with respect," said Jillian Welte. On March 6, Mr. Welte "went to church, as he did very Wednesday morning for 50-plus years," said his daughter. He led a training session at Northtown, then returned to his Williamsville home. "He passed away peacefully in his favorite chair before he was set to go out to dinner with a group of friends," she said. He was 85. Working at Northtown, "Dick was in his glory," Betty Murphy, executive vice president of the Niagara Frontier Automobile … [Read more...] about Richard K. Welte, 85, led local Automobile Dealers Association for 30 years
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $860,000 in a national settlement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Robert Bosch GmbH related to the alleged installation of emission “cheat devices” on 174 diesel automobiles sold in Rhode Island and 1,500 automobiles nationally, the R.I. Attorney General’s Office announced Friday. The systems were installed in model year 2014-16 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles. Fiat Chrysler will pay Rhode Island more than $236,000 in the settlement. Nationally, the company will pay $72.5 million, excluding a California settlement and federal penalties. The company is required to pay eligible owners who take their automobiles to a dealer to have software repaired an average restitution of $2,908. Eligible lessees and former owners may be due a restitution payment of $990. The company Bosch was alleged to be responsible for installing the emissions defeat devices in diesel vehicles, the suit alleged. The company … [Read more...] about R.I. receives $860K in national settlement with Fiat Chrysler/Robert Bosch over emission defeat devices
The auto industry had a strong month in June as consumers continued to purchase light trucks at a high clip. The seasonally adjusted sales rate for June was 17.47 million, up from 16.72 million one year ago. “We’re in a good, old-fashioned bull market right now,” Charlie Chesbrough, senior economist for Cox Automotive, told Bloomberg News. “There’s been quite a bit of concern regarding trade and tariffs, but car buyers don’t seem to be worried yet.” All of the big dealers reported gains in June. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ sales were 8 percent higher in June compared to a year ago. Also showing year-over-year sales gains were Honda (+4.8 percent), Toyota (+3.6 percent), Nissan (+1.2 percent) and Ford (+1.2 percent). General Motors, which only releases quarterly sales, reported a 4.6 percent gain in the second quarter compared to last year. Sales of light trucks increased from 11.5 million to 12 million annualized units; car sales held at … [Read more...] about Auto Sales Increase in June, but Risk of Slowdown Remains
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by How a small but influential group of black gallerists is correcting history. ByJanelle Zara June 20, 2018 IN 1966, TWO BROTHERS, Alonzo and Dale Davis, set out from Los Angeles on a road trip across the United States, seeking out other artists of color like them. They meant for the trip “to broaden our limited art history experience,” Alonzo says, since African-American artists had been conspicuously absent from his curriculum at Pepperdine University, or Dale’s at the University of Southern California. “We drove from L.A. to Mississippi, up through New York and Chicago, and somewhere between all those cornfields, we thought: it’d be interesting to own a gallery.” The following year, using Alonzo’s high school art teacher salary, they opened Brockman Gallery, where artists of color … [Read more...] about Why Have There Been No Great Black Art Dealers?