Mercedes-Benz of Huntington’s Jim Buzzetta Nominated For TIME Dealer of the Year Award!

November 7th, 2019 by

Our very own Dealer Principal, Jim Buzzetta, of our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Huntington, NY has been nominated for the prestigious Dealer of the Year Award presented by TIME Magazine! He has been nominated along with 49 other nominees from across the country, and will be honored at the 103rd annual National Automobile Dealers Association show in Las Vegas on February 15th, 2020. We are so beyond proud to have Jim as our Dealer Principal, and we cannot think of anyone else who deserves this award more!

Jim earned a degree in Finance from the University of Vermont in 1988. While he initially pursued a career in banking in New York City, he decided to join his family’s business, Competition Automotive Group, in 1990. Today, he oversees Mercedes-Benz of Huntington at 1103 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743, which is a part of the Competition Automotive Group. Competition Automotive Group also encompasses Competition BMW of Smithtown, Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, Competition INFINITI of Smithtown, and Competition Subaru of Smithtown. 

“The most rewarding part of my career has been the formation and growth of Mercedes-Benz of Huntington,” he said. “I was responsible for all of the initial work before we opened and since then, we have expanded three times, won multiple awards and have become a mainstay in the Huntington community.”

Honorees are among the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service. “At Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, we take great pride in our community,” Buzzetta said via press release. “Whether it’s supporting a local business, donating to charities or sponsoring events, we always go the extra mile.” Jim has been a longtime supporter and on the board of the St. Charles Hospital Foundation, is a board memeber for Alternatives For Children where Mercedes-Benz of Huntington is a founding sponsor of the Alternatives For Children Classic & Sports Car Rally, and supports many other local organizations such as Pink Aid, The Heckscher Museum of Art, YMCA of Long Island, St. Johnland Nursing Center, and many more. Mercedes-Benz of Huntington is proud to be a part of the Huntington, Centerport, and Dix Hills community, and contribute to the community to best serve our customers.

Jim was nominated for this award by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association. The award is sponsored by TIME in association with Ally Financial, and in cooperation with NADA. A panel of faculty members from the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan will select one finalist from each of the four NADA regions and one national Dealer of the Year. Three finalists will receive an additional $5,000 for their favorite charities and the winner will receive an additional $10,000 to give to charity. In its ninth year as exclusive sponsor, Ally will recognize dealer nominees and their community efforts by contributing $1,000 to each nominee’s 501(c)3 charity of choice. Nominees will also be recognized on AllyDealerHeroes.com, which highlights the philanthropic contributions and achievements of TIME Dealer of the Year nominees. Jim’s nomination has been mentioned in many local and national news outlets, such as Patch.com, the GNYADA newsletter, and many more.

If you’re interested in purchasing a new Mercedes-Benz or Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz from an award-winning dealership, look no further than Mercedes-Benz of Huntington. Our friendly staff in all departments – Sales, Service, Parts, and more – are all ready to assist you and make sure your experience is top-notch. We have the latest and greatest Mercedes-Benz vehicles, such as the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA, 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, and the fun and technologically advanced Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Contact us today with any questions you may have, or feel free to stop into our Mercedes-Benz showroom located near Huntington Station, NY. We look forward to assisting you!