Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament raises $76,300

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"HADLEY — For six years, the Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament has raised more than $480,000 to support Dr. Patrick Wen and his team of researchers in the Neuro-Oncology Department at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

This year, the four-player scramble held at Crestview Country Club on Sept. 15 included 144 golfers and 175 banquet guests raising $76,300, the Tommy Car family of dealerships said in a news release Tuesday"

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Massachusetts Car Owner Awarded Top 10 Businesswomen of the Pioneer Valley

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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. 

Northampton Volkswagen Wins Local Award for Marketing Success

NORTHAMPTON – Northampton Volkswagen, part of the TommyCar Auto Group, has been selected for the 2013 Best of Northampton Award in the New Car Dealers category by the Northampton Award Program.

Each year, the Northampton Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. 

These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. 

These exceptional companies help make the Northampton area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Northampton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. 

Winners were determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Northampton Award Program and data provided by third parties.

“We are incredibly honored that Northampton Volkswagen received this award,” Carla Cosenzi, president of TommyCar Auto Group, said. “Northampton Volkswagen‘s presence has been embraced by the city of Northampton and we strongly believe that giving back to our community is important. 

“We’re happy that we can show our appreciation and gratitude with our new facility re-opening, which will contribute to the area’s economic development and will also allow us to better serve our customers in the local community, she continued.”

Northampton Volkswagen re-opened on King Street in early February. 

The $6.5 million state-of-the-art Volkswagen dealership is just under 18,000 square feet including 13 service bays. 

The dealership consists of a modern, spacious, and comfortable showroom and customer lounge.

Developments Strengthen Northampton’s Economy

"On March 7, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was staged at two new auto dealerships on 347 King St. — Country Hyundai, which relocated from Greenfield, and Northampton Volkswagen, which moved from Damon Road."

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TommyCar Auto Group Expands with Two New Dealerships

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"Carla Cosenzi is all about numbers … and customers. The numbers come in the form of monthly markdown specials, which attract customers … and more customers mean growth. A trip down Northampton’s King Street is proof of the significant growth that Cosenzi and her brother, Tommy Cosenzi — president and vice president, respectively, of TommyCar Auto Group — have experienced since formally taking the reins of the company when their father, Thomas E. Cosenzi, succumbed to brain cancer in 2009. "

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Tom Cosenzi Golf Tournament Raises $102,300 for Dana-Farber

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"HADLEY, MA- The TommyCar Auto Group, consisting of Country Nissan, Country Hyundai, Northampton Volkswagen and Patriot Buick GMC, held its 5th Annual Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament at Crestview Country Club in Agawam, MA, on September 16th, 2013. The 4-player scramble which included 196 golfers and 260 banquet guests was a great success and raised a record breaking amount of $102,300 for the Jimmy Fund and cancer research at the Dana-Farber Center for Neuro Oncology."

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Car buying driven by need, excitement over new models

Carla Cosenzi, president of the Tommycar Auto Group, shows an artist's rendering of what will be her new Northampton Volkswagen dealership on King Street.

Carla Cosenzi, president of the Tommycar Auto Group, shows an artist's rendering of what will be her new Northampton Volkswagen dealership on King Street.

"Carla Cosenzi, president Tommy Car Auto Group, says the Volkswagen and Hyundai dealerships will be ready to move into their new building next year as the old Kollmorgen Electro-Optical plant is demolished."

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TommyCar Auto Group helps Hadley schools

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"HADLEY - Carla Cosenzi, president of TommyCar Auto Group, made a significant commitment to the Hadley Public Schools when, earlier this year, she agreed to become a matching sponsor for the first Helping Hearts for Hadley Schools road race on April 7 at Hadley Elementary School.

Three of the auto group's four dealerships, Country Nissan of Hadley, Northampton Volkswagen and Country Nissan of Greenfield, sponsored the event, agreeing to match other sponsorships and race registration fees up to a total of $5,000."

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Carla Cosenzi Speaks to Franklin County Technical School

Carla Cosenzi Tells Students There Are Many Career Opportunities for Females in the Auto Industry

Carla Cosenzi Tells Students There Are Many Career Opportunities for Females in the Auto Industry

"Cosenzi, 33, said the hardest part of her journey to success was “getting respect in the business.” Three of the obstacles Cosenzi had to overcome to gain the respect of her colleagues were that she was the daughter of Thomas E. Cosenzi, the owner of the dealership group, that she was only 24-years-old when she started working for her father, and she was a female. 

“I worked hard for the respect of my coworkers,” Cosenzi said. “Being young and a female in a male dominated industry is tough, but it’s getting better.” "

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Business West Honors Carla in 40 Under 40

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"As she talked with BusinessWest upon receipt of notification that she was not only a member of the 40 Under Forty Class of 2012, but the highest scorer, Carla Consenzi was making final preparations for a trip to Wolfsburg, Germany and the headquarters of Volkswagen."

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TommyCar Auto Group Builds Two Dealerships at Kollmorgen Site

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"Northampton – TommyCar continues in its project of building Volkswagen and Hyundai dealerships at the site of the former Kollmorgen Electro-optical headquarters on King Street. Each TommyCar building will comprise 18,000 square feet.

TommyCar Auto Group bought the 5-acre parcel on the corner of King Street and Damon Road for $1.8 million in May.

Kollmorgen moved to Village Hill in Northampton in 2011."

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Country Nissan donates money to Children's Miracle Network

From left, Chris Kellogg, of 94.7 WMAS, Matthew Dion, of Springfield, a Childrenâs Miracle Network âMiracle Kid,â and Carla Cosenzi, president of Country Nissan, during the Hadley dealershipâs kickoff event on Feb. 11 to mark National Cancer Prevention Month.

From left, Chris Kellogg, of 94.7 WMAS, Matthew Dion, of Springfield, a Childrenâs Miracle Network âMiracle Kid,â and Carla Cosenzi, president of Country Nissan, during the Hadley dealershipâs kickoff event on Feb. 11 to mark National Cancer Prevention Month.

"Country Nissan, at 40 Russell Street (Route 9) in Hadley, will donate $10 to Children’s Miracle Network and Baystate Children’s Hospital for every person who test drives a Nissan, and $100 for every new car sold."

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