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.
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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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.
“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 MLB.com earlier in January that he expects to be “100 percent” by the start of Spring Training.
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.