Rahim Hassanally
Rahim Hassanally

Rahim Hassanally Highlights Current Cancer Awareness Initiatives

Cancer awareness advocate Rahim Hassanally highlights this month’s ongoing awareness initiatives

With November marking Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, entrepreneur and cancer awareness advocate Rahim Hassanally takes a closer look at the currently ongoing initiatives led by the Lung Cancer Foundation of America and the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

“November in the U.S. marks both Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month,” explains Hassanally, a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and cancer awareness advocate based in California.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month celebrates survivors of the disease and honors loved ones who have fought and lost their lives to pancreatic cancer. “It’s also a unique opportunity to raise awareness,” says Rahim Hassanally, “and to educate the public, raise money for research, and assure patients that the fight against pancreatic cancer is ongoing.”

The initiative is led by the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, which strives to guide and embrace pancreatic cancer patients, support family members, and fund the foremost cutting-edge research into yielding results and turning the tide on the disease.

“Also marked in November each year is Lung Cancer Awareness Month,” Hassanally continues. Organized and led by the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, according to the entrepreneur and cancer awareness advocate, represents an opportunity to honor personal lung cancer journeys, pay tribute to loved ones, and, again, to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer research.

“Every cent earned on behalf of the Lung Cancer Foundation of America is donated to lung cancer research,” reveals Hassanally, “and this month is the perfect time to set about raising awareness and funds for the organization.”

Rahim Hassanally has also previously spoken out in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, held each year during the month of October.

Hassanally is a particular advocate for breast cancer awareness and has raised in excess of $10,000 for local breast cancer charities. “My colleagues and I successfully raised over $10,000 for the Sacramento Valley chapter of leading breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen,” he reveals, “the story behind which was covered at the time by Solano County’s Daily Republic.”

The entrepreneur and philanthropist is also a supporter of a number of other local, national, and international charities and good causes, and has further generously donated to a wide range of aid programs and disaster relief efforts both at home and overseas.

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. Texas native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

To learn more about Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, head to http://pancreatic.org/november/. To find out more about Lung Cancer Awareness Month, meanwhile, visit https://lcfamerica.org/get-involved/november-lung-cancer-awareness-month/.

Rahim Hassanally Revisits Support for Those Affected by Devastating Local Wildfires

Local entrepreneur Rahim Hassanally looks back on his support for those affected by the devastating 2018 California wildfires.

An award-winning businessman and successful automotive industry entrepreneur, Rahim Hassanally is also a dedicated philanthropist, routinely supporting a wide variety of local, national, and international charities, aid and relief efforts, and other good causes. Here, entrepreneur and philanthropist Hassanally looks back on the impact of last year’s devastating California wildfires.

“During last year’s wildfires, more than 8,500 separate fires destroyed an area covering more than 1.8 million acres in total,” reveals Hassanally, who’s originally from Texas but currently based in California. Costs including damage caused by and tied to the 2018 California wildfires, he says, have gone on to top well over $3.5 billion.

Hassanally recalls that, at the time, and as the fires worsened, he was quick to lend his support wherever possible. The businessman donated generously to rescue and aid efforts, both financially, and in terms of giving an abundance of vital supplies to the community during the disaster.

Philanthropist and businessman Hassanally says that it’s vitally important that, in the aftermath of such disasters, associated risk factors, in this case, of wildfires, are both appreciated and understood. “When these disasters do happen, however,” he adds, “we must, as a nation, pledge as much support as we can to relief and aid efforts, and as quickly as possible.”

Elsewhere, Hassanally has also contributed toward other local, national, and international disaster relief efforts, including in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines several years ago. “After seeing the devastation caused, I remember thinking to myself, ‘We must take action,'” he recalls.

Rahim Hassanally and colleagues quickly rallied together, raising several thousand dollars in a little over two weeks, all of which was promptly donated to the appropriate aid agencies and disaster relief organizations in the Philippines.

“Closer to home, I’m also a keen supporter of my local air force base,” adds Hassanally, wrapping up, “as well as various homeless shelters, including the Solano Mission.”

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

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Rahim Hassanally Demonstrates What it Takes to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Rahim Hassanally provides a closer look at his professional success. 

 

A leading and award-winning automotive industry entrepreneur and philanthropist originally from Texas and now based in California, Rahim Hassanally reflects on his success as he looks back on more than two decades in business. 

 

Rahim Hassanally began his entrepreneurial journey at a young age. Turning down an invitation to attend a prestigious law school, the businessman had already established and built up his own highly successful automotive dealership well before reaching 30. 

 

Today, and following more than two decades in business, Hassanally has not only succeeded in living his entrepreneurial dream, but has raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities and other good causes in the process. A keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, Rahim Hassanally has raised more than $10,000 for Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California as well as supporting both overseas aid efforts and local good causes alike, including homeless shelters in his area, and giving generously in the wake of last year’s devastating California wildfires. Here, and in addition to donating much-needed funds, he also further donated an abundance of vital supplies to the community during the fires. 

 

“My family has a strong hospitality industry background, but I knew at a very young age that it simply wasn’t my cup of tea,” Hassanally explains, turning the focus away from his philanthropy and back to business. The entrepreneur got his first taste of the automotive industry at just 16 years old. “I quickly made a name for myself in the new car sales field,” he reveals. 

 

Soon selling up to 30 vehicles a month in his part-time capacity as a new car salesman, Rahim Hassanally was very quickly ready to begin pursuing his dream of owning his own automotive dealership and succeeding as an entrepreneur. “By the time I was 28 years old, I’d bought my very own dealership,” reveals the businessman. 

 

It was the first of many for Rahim, who, over the next few years, went on to grow his own automotive industry empire. Hassanally places much of his success on a combination of entrepreneurial spirit and hard work. 

 

“I believe a number of key characteristics are essential for success, including a high level of business-mindedness, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and plenty of hard work,” suggests the California-based businessman. Optimism, passion, self-belief, and a readiness to take calculated risks are also important, according to the expert. 

 

“Personally, I’ve always been extremely driven,” he adds, wrapping up, “and, once I’ve set my mind to something, I simply won’t give up until I’ve achieved my goal.”

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Rahim Hassanally Shares Important National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Main Takeaways

As this year’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, philanthropist Rahim Hassanally highlights important takeaways outlined by the annual initiative.

 

With the month-long annual awareness initiative now drawing to a close, entrepreneur and philanthropist Rahim Hassanally, a Texas native currently based in California, reveals three important takeaways from National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019. 

 

“As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019 draws to a close, three of the biggest takeaways from this year’s awareness initiative center around reducing risk, knowing symptoms, and keeping up with regular screenings,” explains Hassanally, an award-winning entrepreneur and a keen proponent of breast cancer awareness. 

 

All three points, he says, are staples of both past and present awareness initiatives, both for breast cancer and other forms of the disease. “They cannot, however, be reiterated enough,” explains Hassanally, “and what better time than when a large nationwide and international awareness campaign such as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. and Breast Cancer Awareness Month elsewhere around the world is wrapping up for another year.” 

 

Hassanally first points toward reducing risk. “While risk factors such as genetics and age can’t be avoided, measures to lower the risk of breast cancer can be taken, such as—and mainly—by staying healthy,” he suggests. 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hassanally goes on to explain, recommend doing so by maintaining a healthy weight, aided by exercising regularly. “Exercising regularly, in itself, also comes with many added health benefits,” he further points out. The CDC also recommends limiting alcohol intake and, where appropriate, discussing the possible risks tied to certain contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies with a qualified medical professional. 

 

“It’s also important to know, in detail, the full range of symptoms of breast cancer,” adds Hassanally. Beyond abnormal lumps or masses which routine awareness campaigns educate the public to check for regularly, it’s also important, he says, to be similarly vigilant surrounding other abnormalities. “These,” Hassanally explains, “can include swelling and redness, pain, discharge, and a change in the appearance of the skin of the breast.” 

 

While these may not prove to be indicative of breast cancer, Rahim Hassanally says it’s important to be sure. “See a doctor if there’s any doubt,” advises the entrepreneur and breast cancer awareness advocate. 

 

Lastly, Hassanally reiterates the importance of regular cancer screenings. “Many breast cancer cases develop with no outward symptoms at all, which is why regular screening remains so important,” he adds, wrapping up. 

 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019 concludes on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

 

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

Rahim Hassanally Outlines Latest NADA Academy Programs

Automotive industry entrepreneur and NADA Academy graduate Rahim Hassanally outlines the scheme’s latest programs.

An award-winning automotive industry entrepreneur originally from Texas and currently based in California, Rahim Hassanally‘s years of industry success have included recognition by the annual Urban Wheel Awards and Automotive News’ national, industry-wide ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list. Graduating from NADA Education’s NADA Academy over a decade ago, Hassanally provides an inside look at the program’s current offering.

“NADA Academy programs prepare current and future automotive dealership leaders to improve profitability across all departments,” explains Hassanally, himself a NADA Academy graduate, “while also exploring how new technology and the latest industry innovations are continually reshaping the sector.”

NADA Academy programs extend to six one-week classroom sessions taken over the course of a year. “The sessions, which are held at NADA headquarters in Tysons, Virginia, are then paired with hands-on practical experience across each area of dealership life,” adds Hassanally, who graduated from the scheme in 2006.

The NADA Academy, he says, promises to teach participants in just 12 months what may otherwise take a decade or more to learn in the field. “Elsewhere, seminar and certificate programs allow dealership managers to attend individual weeks of the scheme to hone particular skills specific to their requirements,” reveals Hassanally.

The latest NADA Academy programs include financial management, fixed operations, variable operations, and business leadership. “The six one-week classroom sessions begin with financial management and conclude with business leadership,” Hassanally explains. Weeks two, three, four, and five, meanwhile, he says, cover parts, servicing, pre-owned vehicle sales, and new vehicle sales, respectively.

“Also on offer are ATD Academy programs,” adds Hassanally, wrapping up, “which are specifically for current and future operators of the nation’s truck dealerships.”

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

To learn more about Rahim Hassanally, visit https://rahimhassanally.co/. To find out more about NADA Academy programs currently on offer, meanwhile, head to https://www.nada.org/academy/.

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Rahim Hassanally Reflects On Life In The Fast Lane

Entrepreneur Rahim Hassanally looks back on personal and professional highlights following more than 20 years in business.

From an invitation to law school to establishing a highly successful automotive dealership while still in his 20s, Rahim Hassanally has now enjoyed more than two decades of success in business, raising tens of thousands of dollars for good causes, such as breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen, in the process. Hassanally looks back on his life in the fast lane.

Growing up, Texas native Hassanally’s family had already established themselves in the thriving Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex hospitality industry. With his parents owning a number of popular hotels in the area, you could be forgiven for assuming that Rahim, too, made his name and fortune in hospitality, but you’d be mistaken. “Getting into the hotel business would’ve been easy for me,” he explains, “but at a very young age, I figured out that it simply wasn’t my cup of tea.”

Instead, aged just 16, Hassanally eagerly accepted an opportunity to embrace a work-study program run by his local high school. “I was able to work and earn money while also completing my studies,” he reveals.

It was in his first job—and the same job facilitated by his high school’s work-study program—that a young Rahim Hassanally would find his feet in the industry in which he would quickly go on to make a name for himself. That industry? “New car sales,” says Hassanally.

Studying each morning until midday before reprising his daily role as a salesman at a local dealership during the afternoons, within two months, Hassanally had exceeded all expectations.

Not only was he excelling in his classroom studies, but the aspiring entrepreneur was selling as many as 30 vehicles a month in his part-time capacity as a new car salesman. “Coaching from a mentor who also worked at the dealership certainly helped!” admits Hassanally.

Fast-forward several years and the high school sophomore had gone on to graduate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in political science while also working at three different dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

It was around this time that Hassanally made the decision to opt out of an invitation into law school in order to pursue his passion for automotive retailing; something at which he had now very much come to learn that he enjoyed a serious natural talent for.

“By the time I was 24 years old, I’d risen to general sales manager at my current workplace,” reveals Hassanally, “and, less than four years later, I bought my very own dealership.”

It would be the first of many for Rahim Hassanally who, over the next ten years, would go on to establish himself as one of the automotive industry’s leading players, truly living life in the fast lane.

“Looking back, I’ve always been extremely driven,” he adds, wrapping up, “and when I set my mind to something, I won’t give up until I’ve achieved it.”

To learn more about Rahim Hassanally, visit https://rahimhassanally.co/.

Rahim Hassanally Counts Down to Next Month’s Worldwide Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and breast cancer awareness advocate Rahim Hassanally looks towards October, observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world.

Marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States and Breast Cancer Awareness Month elsewhere around the world, October plays host to an international effort to promote breast cancer awareness and to raise vital funds for research into the disease, heavily focused on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and finding a cure for breast cancer. An entrepreneur, philanthropist, and breast cancer awareness advocate from Texas and currently based in California, Rahim Hassanally reveals more about the upcoming global initiative.

“Next month marks annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” explains Hassanally, “a worldwide initiative designed to raise awareness and funds for vital research into breast cancer causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and finding a cure for the disease.”

A global public health initiative, in the United States, the event is known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Elsewhere, the initiative is marked simply as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as, for example, Brustkrebs-Bewusstseinsmonat in Germany and Mes de Sensibilización Sobre el Cáncer de Mama in many Spanish-speaking nations.

In the United States, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is today led by a number of major breast cancer charities, having been initially established in the 1980s by the American Cancer Society. “In Canada, meanwhile, the initiative is led by the Canadian Cancer Society and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada,” reveals Hassanally. “Elsewhere around the world, Breast Cancer Network Australia and Cancer Australia lead the charge ‘Down Under,’ while Breast Cancer Now heads up the cause in the United Kingdom,” he adds.

Back in the United States, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in addition to promoting awareness and backing vital research into finding a cure, also centers around educating the public, particularly regarding the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection of the disease, according to Rahim Hassanally.

One of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s main goals, he further explains, is to promote the continued importance of mammography. “This has been among the main focuses of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month since its inception in 1985,” reveals Hassanally, “and continues to remain central to the initiative’s growing list of goals and achievements.”

Global Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019 begins on Tuesday, October 1st, and concludes at the end of the month.

“For more information about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation website or search National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” adds Hassanally, wrapping up.

Rahim Hassanally Revisits Disaster Relief Contributions

Entrepreneur Rahim Hassanally looks back on local, regional, and international aid donations and other charitable contributions.

A successful businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist from Texas, and currently based in California, Rahim Hassanally has backed a number of high-profile aid efforts from North America to the Philippines in recent years. Donating generously in the aftermath of disasters including Typhoon Haiyan and last year’s devastating California wildfires, Hassanally reveals more about his charitable efforts.

“During last year’s devastating California wildfires, more than 8,500 separate fires destroyed a total area covering over 1.8 million acres,” reveals Hassanally.

The deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record in California, as the disaster worsened, Hassanally promptly sought to donate generously to rescue and aid efforts.

“In addition to raising and donating much-needed funds to aid and rescue efforts here in California, I further researched and donated a large quantity of vital supplies to the community during and in the wake of the fires,” adds the humble local businessman.

Overseas, Hassanally has contributed toward aid efforts in the aftermath of deadly natural disasters including Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines in 2013. “After seeing the devastation caused, I remember thinking to myself, ‘I need to take action,'” he reveals. The businessman and entrepreneur subsequently helped to raise more than $6,000 for the cause in just a matter of weeks.

Rahim Hassanally is also a long-standing advocate for breast cancer awareness, raising thousands of dollars for charities including Susan G. Komen, the largest breast cancer organization in the United States.

In a story covered by Solano County’s Daily Republic, part of McNaughton Newspapers, a local family-owned media company, Hassanally and colleagues successfully raised $10,000 for the breast cancer charity’s California chapter. “Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California serves approximately 30 counties across central and northernmost parts of the state,” explains Hassanally, “providing grants to community organizations and the region’s hospitals to ensure ongoing cancer screening, treatment programs, breast health education, and more.”

To date, his local Susan G. Komen chapter has contributed more than $20 million to such causes, according to the entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Elsewhere, Rahim Hassanally is also a keen supporter of his local air force base and several of the area’s homeless shelters.

“Locally, nationally, or internationally,” he adds, wrapping up, “I believe in supporting worthwhile causes wherever possible in an effort to make the world a better, healthier, and brighter place for everyone.”

Rahim Hassanally Reveals Best Ways to Support Local Homeless Shelters

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Rahim Hassanally offers a number of examples of donations most often welcomed by homeless charities and shelters in the community.

Beyond cash donations, many local homeless shelters are in desperate need of a variety of supplies and other help. From food and personal care items to clothing, toys, and games, automotive industry entrepreneur and philanthropist Rahim Hassanally shares a closer look at several ways in which members of the community can support their local homeless shelters.

“First and foremost, most shelters are in regular need of nonperishable food items,” explains Hassanally, a seasoned automotive industry entrepreneur and keen philanthropist. Canned vegetables, he says, with clearly printed expiration dates, are a good example of the type of nonperishable food items sought by many homeless shelters.

“Personal care items are important, too,” adds Hassanally. Such items, he reveals, include toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant, soap or shower gel, feminine hygiene products, and baby wipes, as well as toilet paper, diapers, and items such as reading glasses.

Also in demand is clothing, according to Hassanally. “Quality clothing, including scarves and gloves, is generally very welcome,” explains the multi-award-winning entrepreneur, “as is business clothing which those at the shelter can wear to job interviews.”

A committed philanthropist and long-standing advocate for breast cancer awareness, Rahim Hassanally has previously raised more than $10,000 for his local Susan G. Komen chapter, Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California. Hassanally is also a proud supporter of a number of his local homeless charities and shelters, as well as the area’s air force base. “I’ve also raised funds for local, national, and international aid efforts,” he adds, “including following last year’s devastating California wildfires, and in the aftermath of deadly natural disasters elsewhere around the world.”

Beyond food, personal care items, and clothing, homeless children in local shelters are, says Hassanally, universally grateful for toys and games. “Children in shelters typically have very few personal possessions,” he explains, “so toys and games are always welcomed.”

Adult-only shelters, too, are often appreciative of donated board games, according to the automotive industry entrepreneur.

Equally important to homeless shelters, and something which money can’t buy, is time, says Hassanally. “Even if someone doesn’t have money or spare items to donate, volunteering time is often invaluable to local homeless shelters,” he adds, wrapping up, “from helping to coordinate fundraising efforts to preparing meals or collecting and sorting donated items.”

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Rahim Hassanally Shares Brief History of National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers

Automotive industry entrepreneur Rahim Hassanally takes a brief look at the history of NAMAD as the advocacy organization approaches its 40th year in operation.

Established in 1980, the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers is America’s leading organization centered around advocacy for diversity and inclusion across all aspects of the nation’s automotive sector. Collaborating with manufacturers and policy-makers alike to establish meaningful, equitable, and sustainable business protocols for minority entrepreneurs and employees within America’s automotive industry, veteran NAMAD member Rahim Hassanally provides a closer look at the organization’s background.

“Collaborating with local, regional, and national policy-makers and domestic and international manufacturers, the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers has been dedicated to establishing business protocols which are meaningful, equitable, and sustainable for America’s minority automotive industry entrepreneurs and employees since 1980,” explains Hassanally, himself a seasoned and well-respected automotive industry entrepreneur based between Texas and California.

The automotive industry has, he says, grown to become one of the single most important industries in the United States. “A recent report carried out by the Center for Automotive Research credits America’s automotive sector with contributing up to 3.5 percent of the nation’s overall GDP annually,” reveals Hassanally.

America’s automotive industry, he further goes on to explain, directly employs more than 1.7 million individuals across engineering, design, manufacturing, and the supply of components and parts to assemble, retail, and subsequently service new motor vehicles. “Unfortunately, however,” adds Hassanally, “minority representation in the industry has not maintained pace with changes in national demographics and consumer purchasing trends.”

This, the automotive industry veteran believes, applies particularly to the number of minority-owned dealerships currently operating in the United States. “Accordingly, the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers was established—and continues to thrive in its role—as a collaborator and advocate focused on sustainable business protocols tailored toward minority automotive industry entrepreneurs and staff throughout America,” reveals Hassanally.

“It’s an important consideration,” he continues, “when accounting for the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent projection that, by 2043, the nation’s current majority demographic will, in fact, become the minority population.”

Elsewhere, research carried out by NAMAD indicates that today, around 30 percent of all new vehicle purchases in the U.S. are made by minorities. “Despite this,” adds Hassanally, “only five percent of the nation’s automotive dealerships are minority-owned.”

The growth of minority-owned dealerships, suggests automotive industry expert Rahim Hassanally, has still yet to return to the rates of growth seen in the early and mid-2000s, prior to the global economic crisis.

“Much work still remains to drive diversity and inclusion higher across the automotive industry in America today,” he adds, wrapping up, “and, almost four decades on, NAMAD continues to take a vital leadership role in this ongoing process.”