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First automotive dealers in Florida ever recognized by Ernst & Young as entrepreneurial leaders in Retail and Consumer Products with exceptional service to their customers and community.
DAVIE, FL (June 20, 2011) – Rita and Rick Case, of the Rick Case Automotive Group are the 2011 recipients of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Winners were announced Thursday, June 16, 2011 at a black-tie gala with over 500 business leaders from throughout the State of Florida at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program recognizes that entrepreneurs can transform economies, drive innovation and change communities, and honors businesses and organizations that do just that.
“Rita and I are proud to accept this award as we are the first husband-and-wife team to win. We believe in delivering unrivaled service and commitment, through the Rick Case Automotive Group and our various community endeavors, not only to our customers but to our neighbors, which include area businesses, charitable organizations, and the people that call Florida their home,” said Case. “I believe that it is our effort to always exceed expectations – whether it be setting sales records within our industry; developing philanthropic initiatives to support our area youth, education and families; or setting the standard of customer service by offering Rick Case customers our personal cell phone numbers on every business card and unique things that no other car dealer offers like free car washes for life, discount gas, rewards card, convenient one stop shopping with the competition’s cars to compare at each of our dealerships – that qualifies us for such an award.
Rita Case adds, “It’s an honor to become part of this elite group which includes Wayne Huizenga, the only American to ever be awarded the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year, and be among some of the most influential, forward thinking and do-good leaders in the country. Winning this award has only encouraged us to work harder and contribute to our growing community in even more ways.”
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and sharing it’s vision – a celebration of the world’s most influential and innovative entrepreneurs. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The global program now spans more than 140 cities and 50 countries worldwide. Rita and Rick Case now qualify for the national award to be presented in Palm Springs, California November 9–13 during the Strategic Growth Forum® and 25th annual Entrepreneur Of The Year national awards.
The Rick Case Automotive Group, founded in 1962 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Located in South Florida since 1986, it is owned and operated by the wife and husband team of Rita and Rick Case. With 15 dealerships in Florida, Georgia and Ohio, The Rick Case Automotive Group offers Acura, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Fiat and Honda Cars & Cycles to customers, including the World’s Largest Honda and Hyundai dealerships in Broward County, Florida. With locations on I-75 at Griffin Road and on 441 at Sunrise Blvd., Rick Case Automotive Group’s corporate offices are located at 875 North State Road 7 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please call (954) 377-7410 or visit www.rickcase.com.