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September 30, 2021

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Store’s Overall Performance

Ask any dealership owner whether he or she would like to strengthen the business’s overall performance and you’ll likely get a resounding, “Yes, of course!” But there is a legion of factors that affect performance — and not all of them are under your control. For example, you probably can’t make drastic changes to your brand or your marketplace demographics, at least not in the short term. But you can focus on other goals within your control to bolster your… Read more ›

September 29, 2021

CBM Sorts 1,450 Pounds of Food for Families Facing Hunger and Food Insecurity in Montgomery County

Before leading a CBM volunteer activity at the organization’s Gaithersburg, MD warehouse on Monday, September 27, CBM Marketing Director Joe Kovacs first became aware of the Manna Food Center in March 2020 shortly after the pandemic sent thousands of employees across the Washington, DC metropolitan region to home office. “I knew this event would have a huge impact on a lot of people,” said Joe, “but the truth is that the pandemic didn’t just create hunger across Montgomery County, it… Read more ›

September 27, 2021

The Employee Retention Tax Credit for Dealerships

The employee retention tax credit (ERTC) provides relief for many businesses to help offset some of the profit loss due to keeping employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and creating cash flow to pay wages to their employees. While many dealerships are experiencing a boom in both used and new car sales, it’s possible to still qualify for the ERTC if your dealership was ordered to shut down in-person retail operations. Dealers who were able to continue to sell cars online… Read more ›

September 22, 2021

CBM Team Member Malcolm Jones Partners with Office Supplies Store to Direct School Supplies to DC Metro-Area Students

As the father of a young boy, CBM administrative team member Malcolm Jones knows the importance of classrooms with sufficient school supplies. For two consecutive years, as part of his CBM100-Charities initiative, Malcolm partnered with the office supplies store, Staples, to deliver classroom materials to underprivileged children in schools throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. The initiative began last year after the pandemic started when Malcolm worked with Staples to arrange for the delivery of desks to students attending virtual… Read more ›

September 17, 2021

CBM Partners with Together We Rise and CONCERN4KIDS As They Put Together Sweet Cases for Foster Children

Deborah May and Tana Papinova collaborated together to help foster children when they move from one home to another. They and other CBM staff members, Sue-Jane Haight, Malcolm Jones, April Roberts, Sal Attanasio and Thomas Caggiano, put sweet cases together that were ordered from Together We Rise which then were donated to CONCERN4KIDS. The sweet cases were ordered though Together We Rise, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care. This organization created the Sweet… Read more ›