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AIADA Honors Jim Smail With Lifetime Achievement Award

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The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) has announced Greensburg, Pa., dealer Jim Smail as the recipient of its David F. Mungenast Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award during its 47th Annual Meeting and Luncheon in New Orleans. 

“Jim is truly the best of the best in our industry, leading by example in dedicating his time and resources to his family and a variety of community causes—in addition to running a successful dealership group,” said AIADA…

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Smail Ford Helps Distribute Pink Terrible Towels at Steelers Breast Cancer Awareness Game

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Employees of Smail Ford teamed with Ford Motor Company and other local Ford dealerships to help raise Breast Cancer Awareness this past Sunday at Heinz Field. Stationed at several entrances around the stadium, volunteers spent the morning distributing Pink Terrible Towels to fans entering the Pittsburgh Steelers game. The legendary Terrible Towel, normally yellow, goes pink every October while the Steelers and the NFL do their part to raise awareness of this important issue.

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Countdown: 10 Best Snacks for a Road Trip

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Ok, I'll admit that my instincts for road trip snacks are terrible. I find myself going for pop (that's soda for you non-Pittsburgh people), candy, chips, fast food as my go-to choices because of convenience. But there much better options out there, and they're surprisingly not much more difficult or complicated. It just takes some conscious thought and just a little bit of willpower to make healthy decisions for you and your…

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"Are We There Yet?" - Keep Your Kids Entertained and Occupied with these 10 Fun Car Games

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I can still vividly remember road trips with my family when I was a kid. My parents obviously rode up front as my brother, my sister and me were all crammed in the back seat with nothing but hours on the open road ahead. This was decades before cell phones or tablets, there were no DVD video screens on the backs of seats to distract or entertain us. If we wanted anything else besides each…

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Recipients of 2016 Bud Smail Sr Memorial Scholarship Fund Honored

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In 1986, Bud, Jim and Bill Smail established the Bud Smail Sr Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their father, Bud Smail Sr, who was the founder of the business. Bud Sr believed in young people and their pursuit of education. It seemed a fitting tribute to establish the scholarship fund and encourage employees and/or their children to follow their educational pathways.

This year the scholarship committee has awarded the $10,000.00 to…

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SHOP 'n SAVE's $20,906 Check Presentation to Feherty's Troops First Foundation

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Major David A. Borden, USMC and Jim Smail accepted a check on behalf of Feherty's Troops First Foundation, as part of a presentation held at the Youngwood SHOP 'n SAVE.

The funds were raised by SHOP 'n SAVE through their "Earn Your Wings" campaign in conjunction with the Westmoreland County International Airshow 2016. Shoppers contributed to the "Earn Your Wings" campaign by giving a $1 donation and writing their name on a pair of…

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Pokémon Go Sends Monsters and Critters Across Smail Auto Lots!

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As the world is firmly in the throws of the Pokémon Go craze, curiosity won the best of me and I decided to join in on the Pokémania. For the uninitiated, Pokémon Go is the latest game in the popular Pokémon franchise where monsters and critters (called: Pokémon) are collected and trained so that they can compete against another person's collected monsters and critters with the goal being to…

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