Owner of Holiday Chevrolet Cadillac near Williamsburg honored

tjefferson@vagazette.com

Art Hudgins, owner of Holiday Chevrolet Cadillac, was one of 47 dealers selected from across the country to be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s 2018 show in Las Vegas on March 23.

Hudgins will be recognized for his dealership’s community service, longevity and excellence in the automotive industry.

Hudgins family has owned the dealership since 1982.

“It’s not about how big you are or how small you are. It’s about what you do in your community,” Hudgins said. “The award means a lot.”

Holiday Chevrolet Cadillac supports the local fire and rescue squads by supplying training dummies and sponsoring several events, including charity fishing tournaments, golf outings and fashion shows, according to a TIME magazine news release.

Hudgins was nominated for the award by Don Hall, CEO of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association.

“We salute this exceptional group of nominees for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award,” Ally Finance President Tim Russi said in a release. “These dealers are local pillars of strength, leadership and giving, and Ally is proud to celebrate their stories and recognize them for their commitment to do it right in their communities.”

Ally will recognize dealer nominees and their community efforts by contributing $1,000 to each nominee’s charity of choice, according to a release.

Holiday Chevrolet Cadillac is located at 543 2nd St.

LEAD Historic Triangle is kicking off its class of 2018 recruitment season with an informational breakfast.

The breakfast will take place from 7:30-9 a.m. Jan. 16 at Williamsburg Landing.

LEAD Historic Triangle aims to encourage, develop and support future community leaders.

The LEAD program consists of a welcome reception, orientation and two-day retreat to learn more about community issues and to develop teamwork skills.

Participants also go through eight day-long sessions each month from October to May.

To learn more about LEAD Historic Triangle, visit leadershiphistorictriangle.camp7.org.

Jefferson can be reached by phone at 757-790-9313.

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