Local Dealer at Don Ledford Automotive Receives Small Businessperson of Year Award

Debbie Ledford Melton supports community that supported dealership.

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“I believe every business has a commitment to their community,” said Ms. Melton, “ and our role is considered a privilege because without our customers and the support of family, friends and neighbors, it could be a much different story.”

Hunstville, AL (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

The Don Ledford Automotive Center is leading the way not only as a transportation destination but a leading supporter of the Cleveland, TN, community and surrounding area.

At the helm is Debbie Ledford Melton, who recently was awarded the Bedwell Small Businessperson of the Year. Melton says the award reflects the dealership’s role in giving back to the community and added, “We believe in doing the right thing and when we can, it is good for everyone involved and for the future of our community.”

In 2009, Melton led the effort on behalf of her father in convincing General Motors that the dealership was a viable entity in providing sales, service and jobs for the area. Ms. Melton will be first to share credit with the hundreds of area residents who stepped up in support of the family-owned operation keeping the Buick-GMC-Cadillac franchises as well as adding Chevrolet.

“I believe every business has a commitment to their community,” said Ms. Melton, “and our role is considered a privilege because without our customers and the support of family, friends and neighbors, it could be a much different story.”

The dealership has provided transportation, donations and support to the local United Way, the Youth Leadership class of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, the Civitan Club and Salvation Army to mention just a few.

The Don Ledford Automotive Center provides sales and service in a beautiful new showroom and service facility located at 4595 N Lee Highway in Cleveland, TN 37312, and online at DonLedford.com


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