Carla Cosenzi President of TommyCar Auto Group, which consists of Country Nissan in Hadley, MA; Country Hyundai in Northampton, MA; Northampton Volkswagen in Northampton, MA; and Patriot Buick GMC in Charlton, MA, was recently awarded Top 10 Businesswomen of the Pioneer Valley by Women Business Owners Alliance (WBOA).
This award is given to local business women outside of WBOA who have shown success in their businesses, have contributed to the community in some way, or have shown themselves as successful role models for other women business owners and executives.
WBOA provides education and inspiration to Western Massachusetts businesswomen in every stage of their business development. Led by a 17-member Board of Directors, WBOA offers a variety of monthly business and professional development opportunities geared towards helping women grow their businesses and reach their goals.
Carla remains on the UMASS Nursing Advisory Board and is actively involved in the community, continuing the Thomas E. Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament, which has raised more than $400,000 in support of brain-cancer research for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
TommyCar Auto Group re-opened Northampton Volkswagen and Country Hyundai at a new site in 2014. The $13 million state-of-the-art Volkswagen and Hyundai dealerships are located on King Street in Northampton MA. Both dealerships are under 18,000 square feet and consist of modern, spacious, and comfortable showrooms. With 13 service bays in each facility, the latest in automotive service technology these dealerships will separate from any area facility; providing customers with the best service and shortest wait times.
As a team, Carla and her brother Tommy work together through respect and communication to grow their father’s legacy. She credits their success to the employees who helped grow the business into the successful one it is today.