Paragon Honda Vehicles Used in CNN Money Review of 2013 Civic

CNN Money gave rave reviews to the restyled 2013 Honda Civic in a recent online video post, which featured vehicles provided by Paragon Honda in Woodside, Queens. The video featured senior writer Peter Valdes-Dapena giving a side-by-side comparison of the 2013 model and last year’s model.

By |March 18th, 2013|Article|Comments Off|

Brian Benstock, Paragon Auto Group Honored at Automotive Social Media Awards

 Paragon Auto Group won the “Special Recognition — Best Social Media Thought Leadership” Award at the 2012 Automotive Social Media Awards at NADA in Orlando, Fla., presented by Digital Air Strike.

The award was presented to Brian Benstock, vice president and general manager at Paragon Honda and Paragon Acura, in recognition of his innovation and best practices in social media and online reputation management, as well as his efforts in using social media to sell automobiles.

Additionally, Digital Air Strike recognized Benstock as a “go-to media source, an early adopter of social media strategies, an established speaker and industry leader.”

“His hard and dedication are helping to move the industry forward,” according to the organization.

By |February 28th, 2013|Article|Comments Off|

Brian Benstock Featured in AutoSuccess Magazine on Disaster Preparation

Brian Benstock, vice president and general manager of Paragon Acura and Paragon Honda, was featured in an article in AutoSuccess magazine speaking about dealerships’ disaster preparation – especially in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The article was a panel interview with Benstock and other influential auto dealers — Jim Evans, owner and president of Evans Motorworks in Dayton, Ohio; Chris Saraceno, vice president and partner of Kelly Automotive Group in Pennsylvania and Florida; and Tony Provost, president and dealer principal for Nissan of Bourne in Massachusetts.

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By |February 1st, 2013|Article|Comments Off|

New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Headlined VIP Event at Paragon Acura

Paragon Acura, the No. 1 Certified Acura Dealer in the world, hosted a special VIP Meet and Greet with 12-time MLB All-Star and five-time World Series champion Mariano Rivera on Jan. 26. The event at the Woodside, Queens dealership included memorabilia giveaways, a Q&A session, a photo-op session, a silent auction and much more.

(From left to right) Paragon Acura VP and GM Brian Benstock, Legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and Paragon customer Dr. DeCastro.

“It was an honor to have one of the greatest baseball players of all-time with us at Paragon Acura,” said Brian Benstock, Vice President and General Manager of Paragon Acura. “Mariano is a well-respected athlete with deep roots in the New York community who has been driving an Acura for 17 years, which makes him the perfect spokesperson for our brand.”

Rivera, a loyal Acura owner since 1995, held a 45-minute Q&A session followed by a photo-op session with Paragon Acura’s special guests.  There was also a giveaway of 24 signed assorted baseballs, as well as signed 16”x20” and 8”x10” photos for the dealership.The Paragon Acura event also featured a silent auction benefiting Rivera’s charity, The Mariano Rivera Foundation, which helps make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children. A few specialty items were available for bidding, including a signed baseball commemorating Rivera’s record-setting 602nd save and signed photos. Rivera also personalized the items for those who placed the winning bid.

Rivera has been promoting Acura’s lineup as part of a partnership with the New York Acura Dealers Association, which consists of 11 Acura dealerships in the New York metro area. In addition, the association has been a proud sponsor of The Mariano Rivera Foundation. Throughout the year, Paragon Acura and each member of the association has allocated $50 per vehicle sold into a fund that benefits the organization and helps rebuild the century-old former Presbyterian Church in New Rochelle, New York.Despite suffering a season-ending knee injury early in 2012, the all-time saves leader announced a return to the Yankees for the 2013 season, his 19th in MLB. The 43-year-old Rivera recently told earlier in January that he expects to be “100 percent” by the start of Spring Training.

By |January 28th, 2013|Article|Comments Off|

Paragon Honda’s New Virtual Assistant Will Never Miss a Day of Work

Paragon Honda, the No. 1 Honda dealership in the world, is excited to add a new member to their team who will never be late for work, call in sick or even take a day off. Paragon’s new VIP Virtual Presenter, which uses revolutionary 3M technology, is just another tactic to keep Paragon progressing to new levels in 2013 while remaining No. 1.

By |January 22nd, 2013|Article|Comments Off|