Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/31/2019 -- Gary Barbera only knows what he reads about the proposed merger but says his old friend is running Mitsubishi which is part of Renault so Gary Barbera would reconnect with his old friend, Fred Diaz.
Barbera worked on the letters for lyrics through his BarberaCares Program sending letters to our Armed Forces. Fred was the driving force partnering with the Zac Brown Band. Barbera seen below received the award.
About Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard and BarberaCares – Proud Recipient of the Prestigious Family Business Awards
Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard proudly celebrates their 30th anniversary since swinging open the doors showcasing Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Jeep, and CPOV vehicles collaborating with its own Philadelphia's Credit Connection- On-Site Instant Auto Credit. Over 1,000 vehicles, including 300 Jeeps Cheap, Barbera's Autoland is recognized by FCA as Philadelphia's #1 volume dealer in both new and pre-owned vehicles for decades. Getting their start as a Dodge dealer has propelled them to be the #1 Dodge Dealer in 6 states (PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA and WV) since the start, while receiving Chrysler's highest accolade, the J D Power certification.
The Barbera Culture is rooted in the belief that "Business Comes Where It is Invited and Stays where It is Well Treated". The Barbera organization hires hospitality and trains talent, instilling within every single employee the philosophy of guest hospitality, consistent service, and gratefulness for the client's most precious gift of their precious time. Their proudest moments are when they are welcoming back families who have purchased 9-10 cars, and who send their friends and family. The biggest compliment is the wonderful, thoughtful gift of a referral of family and friends.
The Barbera family credits their parents with instilling the Barbera Culture of Hospitality, Family Values, and Work Ethic. Their mother, Rita Barbera—known to all as "Lovely Rita"—was kind, socially conscience, and valued family and hardwork. Their father, Eugene Barbera, planted the automotive seed through his business, Palm Auto, a carwash, gas station, auto repair, and body shop center located in Fishtown before it bloomed into the sprawling area it is today. The Barbera family would work for their father as children, inspired by their father's work ethic and client satisfaction standards. Their dad said, "Hard work never hurt anyone, but aggravation sure will kill you."
Honored to be recognized with The Family Owned Business Award for dual accolades—Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard was recognized for positively impacting their communities economically and BarberaCares was recognized for their Community Service Excellence.
BarberaCares principles of Support, Enhance, and Inspire lead the way in community service, including broadcasting their "Don't Text and Drive" campaign and "Keep the Boulevard Safe" message to everyone, especially the young. Proud to be the inaugural partner of Governor Edward G. Rendell's Adopt-A-Highway state wide clean up initiative from the ground up, 1000's of Turkey and Winter Coat hand deliveries to underserved sections of the city such as Strawberry Mansion, massively leading the way in Solar Recycling Cans around the city. Support of Philadelphia's finest including P.A.L., honoring Veterans for their service and sacrifice. Of course, 1000's of individuals, children, families, youth groups, churches, and synagogues have been added to the list of those being assisted by BarberaCares over the 3 decades.
Their Philly famous mascot, the Barbera Bear, can be seen helping out and entertaining during parades and community clean-ups. Gary Barbera's Autoland is also known for being where the Stars buy their Cars! It all began with Jim McMahon and Doug Pederson as a young Quarterback in the 90's with many, many stars in between and after. Now, it's Coach Doug Pederson, and he's been driving Barbera for decades! Now it's your turn. So, I have to ask: Is Barbera the Best? Boy I Guess!
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Elkann promises Nissan, Mitsubishi 'big benefits' from FCA-Renault merger
TOKYO -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chairman John Elkann, in conveying his "huge respect" for Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, is promising that the Japanese automakers will derive big benefits from his proposed tie-up of FCA with their French partner Renault.
"Our proposed merger with Renault will create the potential to build a global partnership with all three of these great companies during this period of unprecedented transformation in our industry," Elkann said in a written statement to Japan's Nikkei newspaper published on Tuesday.
"I have huge respect for Nissan and Mitsubishi, and their products and businesses," he wrote.
Elkann's overture to the Japanese came just a day after his company submitted a formal proposal for a 50-50 merger with Renault, Nissan's 20-year long automotive partner and biggest shareholder with a 43.4 percent stake. The envisioned tie-up would create an automotive juggernaut with global sales of 15 million vehicles a year, including volume from the Japanese.
Renault, calling FCA's offer a "friendly proposal," said its board of directors will study it "with interest" and with an eye toward "creating additional value for the Alliance."
Elkann, in appealing to Japan's leading business daily, promised payoffs for the country's automakers through bigger scale and mutual respect. Renault is Nissan's controlling shareholder, while Nissan, in turn, is the controlling shareholder of Mitsubishi.
"Our proposal to Renault is one we believe will be transformative in many positive ways," he wrote. "Our spirit is one of finding a common purpose that provides benefits for all our companies, embracing Nissan and Mitsubishi as valued and respected partners."
The merged company would a 50-50 FCA-Renault entity, giving the Japanese partners a potentially smaller voice at the highest levels of decision making.
The new board would have 11 members, four each from Renault and FCA, but only one from Nissan. Renault's current alliance is overseen by a four-member Alliance Operating Board.
Sitting on that board are Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault CEO Thierry Bollore, Nissan CEO Saikawa and Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko.
Nissan and Mitsubishi have been largely quiet on FCA's proposed merger.
When reports about a possible merger first emerged in March, Saikawa said he was "not at all" aware of such talks. Just before FCA submitted its official offer on May 27, the Nissan boss declined to comment on whether Renault had informed him of the approach.
"We are always exchanging constructive opinions about ways to strengthen the corporate alliance in a forward-looking manner," he told reporters, noting that the top executives of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi would gather for a regular meeting this week in Japan.
"We would like to have a constructive discussion," Saikawa said.
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