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Salerno Duane Summit Credits Community Partnerships for Growth, Helping Dealership Earn Industry Sales Accolades

From left, Michael Podell - General Manager, Jeff Strickland, - FCA Northeast Business Center Director, and Chip Duane - President Salerno Duane Auto Group.

SUMMIT, NJ - Salerno Duane Summit has been honored by FCA US (FCA), an Auburn Hills, MI-based North American automaker for earning the number one spot in growth month after month throughout 2016 and 2017.

The presentation, held at Salerno Duane's dealership in the Hilltop City, was made by FCA Northeast Business Center Director, Jeff Strickland. FCA designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. 

Salerno Duane said that a close affiliation and work with the community has aided in the growth of the Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership at a compelling rate, with The Salerno Duane Auto Group being committed to leading the community and setting a good example for the local youth.

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General Manager, Michael Podell and the rest of his team noted that they plan to expand their community partnerships in the upcoming year with the addition of many local charities, and are excited to continue to grow within the Summit community. Their goal is for Salerno Duane Summit to be able to give back and help evolve the local economy and community.

Already Salerno Duane has hosted a record number of community and fundraising events. Such include; donations to The Summit Football Team, The Summit Police No Shave November Fundraiser, and The Summit Police Department Unity Tour. In addition, Salerno Duane Summit proudly donated a hole-in-one car to the 5K Mojo Golf Outing, and partnered with Five Star Driving School.

“I'd like to thank every member of our team here at Salerno Duane Summit for helping us achieve this award. I'd also like to thank all our community partners including Summit High School Football, Summit Police and Fire Departments. It was a January to December full team effort. I'm very proud of our team. This is the first of many awards and achievements for us.” said Podell.

Salerno Duane Summit is a member of the Salerno Duane Auto Group, a leading Jeep, Chrysler Dodge Ram dealer in New Jersey with more than 30 years of experience servicing Ford customers. Over three decades of service to Summit and the Union / Essex / Morris County Area, the Salerno Duane Auto Group has a earned numerous accolades for customer service satisfaction.

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