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Dealer News | August 17, 2022

Dick Dirks, who was IADA’s chairman in 1990 and was the president of Dirks Motor Co. (Akron) from 1954 to 2015, died last week. Thompson Truck & Trailer, which has five Iowa locations, was named one of five …

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Dealer News | August 10, 2022

Doris Kemna, who co-founded Kemna Motor Co. and worked for the dealership until she retired, passed away on August 7. Dorothy Kreider, who worked for IADA from 1974 until her retirement in 1997, passed away on August 2.¬† …

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Dealer News | July 13, 2022

The 2022 Best of the Corridor honorees were announced by the Corridor Business Journal last week. Cedar Rapids Toyota, McGrath Automotive, and¬†Junge Automotive took home honors for Best Auto Dealer and Best Auto Service Dealer. McGrath Automotive, Junge …

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Dealer News | July 6, 2022

Gene McWhirter, founder of McWhirter Motors (Mount Pleasant), passed away June 26. A former Chevrolet and Buick dealer, Gene served as an IADA county director from 1995 to 2005. The N’West Iowa Review recently announced the winners of …

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Dealer News | June 15, 2022

Toyota of Muscatine donated $9,419 to Muscatine High School industrial technology program for the purchase of a tire changer. Sioux City Ford Lincoln donated $20,000 to The Arena Sports Academy. The Arena is dedicated to develop youth athletes …

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Toyota President’s Award Winners Announced

Iowa dealerships were recently announced as 2021 Toyota President’s Award winners: Cedar Rapids Toyota (Hiawatha) Dan Deery Toyota (Cedar Falls) Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota (Fort Dodge) Hosmer Toyota (Mason City) Motor Inn of Carroll (Carroll) Okoboji Motor …

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Stalkers Purchase M&M Motors

TJ and Todd Stalker of Stalker Chevrolet (Creston) purchased M&M Motors (Creston) from Jack Davis. The Buick and GMC lines from M&M Motors will move to the Stalker Chevrolet location, leaving the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram franchises …

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