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LOCAL BUSINESS HEROES
"The most rewarding part of the car business for me has been empowering and encouraging employees to extend their boundaries and achieve personal greatness far beyond what they believed was possible," nominee Findlay said. "Our organization has been blessed with exceptional expansion over the past 30 years, and we reward our staff by filling new positions by promoting existing employees whenever possible."
A third-generation dealer, Findlay graduated from Valley High School in Las Vegas in 1992 and California's University of San Francisco in 1996, where he earned a degree in business. His family has been selling cars in Las Vegas since 1961, and he feels privileged to have been mentored by his father and grandfather. "I'm extremely proud of the legacy they have built for me and my family," he said. "And I'm dedicated to continue growing our family business for future generations."
Findlay opened Findlay Chevrolet as general manager in 2006 and today is operations director for two dealerships in Henderson and one in Reno, representing brands Audi, Volkswagen and Lamborghini, which is only part of his family's dealership holdings. "We pride ourselves on the reputation we've established within our community," he said.
That reputation extends well beyond the car business, as Findlay is strongly committed to bettering local life. He recently served on the advisory boards for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson and the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. His work for the Boys & Girls Clubs garnered him a Golden Boy award from the local chapter in 2010, given to the incoming volunteer who had the biggest impact on the group. "I'm very proud of my contribution to this great organization which provides a safe and positive place for young people to spend time," he said. "Most of the kids are from underprivileged families and wouldn't have a place to go without the Boys & Girls Clubs."
In addition, Findlay's company supports many local activities, including the University of Las Vegas athletics, Las Vegas 51s minor league baseball, Little League and Southern Nevada Soccer Association, as well as the Las Vegas Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
Findlay was nominated for the TIME Dealer of the Year award by Wayne A. Frediani, executive director of the Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association.