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October 09, 2015

AskPatty's Breast Cancer Awareness Tip 3: Perform A Monthly Self Breast Exam


Regularly examining her own breasts allows a woman to become familiar with how her breasts normally look and feel and can help her more readily detect any changes that may occur.

The American Cancer Society and other organizations suggest that self exams can be performed regularly to help women detect changes in their breasts that they might need to call to their physician's attention.

Beyond your own personal exams, you should also have a clinical breast exam at least every three years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40. Learn the five steps of a breast self exam here at

Just being a woman is the biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer. According to, there are about 190,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 60,000 cases of non-invasive breast cancer this year in American women.

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October 07, 2015

Large Turnout, Top Speakers Highlight Successful Inaugural Women in Automotive Conference

Women_in_AutomotiveMore than 300 professionals from across the country attended the inaugural Women in Automotive Conference, a unique opportunity for gaining new insight on an industry hot topic. Held in downtown Orlando in mid-August, the conference included speakers, breakout sessions, workshops, and booth displays.

The purpose of the conference was to assist the automotive community in recruiting, retaining and developing female employees and leaders. According to NADA statistics, women make up less than one-fifth of employees at auto dealerships.

“I cannot thank the attendees, sponsors and board members enough,” said Women in Automotive founder Christy Roman. “Having the opportunity to listen to – and learn from – some of the most influential people in our industry has given us an increased knowledge base and a renewed sense of confidence and purpose as we look forward.”

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AskPatty's Breast Cancer Awareness Tip 2: Practice Healthy Habits


Leading a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce your risk factors for breast cancer and other illnesses.

Although you cannot prevent cancer, some habits that can help reduce your risk are to maintain a healthy weight, stay physically active, eat fruits and vegetables, do not smoke, and limit alcohol consumption. Learn more about these healthy habits and more at

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October 05, 2015

AskPatty's Breast Cancer Awareness Tip 1: Create an Early Detection Plan


Early detection provides the greatest possibility for successful treatment. When breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.

An early detection plan enables you to be proactive about your health by reminding you to do monthly breast self-exams and schedule clinical breast exams and mammograms.

The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. Visit to create your own plan to receive reminders to do breast self-exams, and schedule your clinical breast exams and mammograms based on your age and health history.

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August 13, 2015

Did You Read Your Owner’s Manual?

Operate_navigation-read_owners_manual-iStock_000042313526_SmallYou just purchased an automobile. New or used vehicles almost always come equipped with an owner's manual.  But most women – more even than men – tend to just glance through it and then put it in the glove compartment to gather dust, and eventually be hidden behind the collections of other paraphernalia that seems to accumulate there.

You are excited. I know you want to get in that new car, and just drive away and show it to all your friends. You really don’t want to take the time to read the manual, perhaps thinking you can read it later. But times have changed. In the ‘50’s all we had was AM radios to keep us entertained. In today’s vehicles, the technological accessories have taken over our once-clean dashboards, converting them into intricate space-age display units, comparable to those found in Star Wars Starship decks. Very few new vehicles today come in basic plain vanilla.

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August 05, 2015

Lisa Copeland Finds Success in the Automotive Industry Her Way

Lisa_copeland_with_FiatsBy Jo Ann Holt

Texans like to brag that everything is bigger and better there.  If they’re talking about Austin’s Lisa Copeland, managing partner of Fiat of Austin, even Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne agrees.  After all, the Texas dealership has been the top Chrysler/Fiat retailer in North America since the brand returned to the U.S. 

Marchionne recently flew to Austin to congratulate Lisa and her team on their record-breaking Fiat 500 sales, adding, “Lisa is also an incredible salesperson herself, an excellent manager, and a dynamic leader, and what she and her team have achieved here at the Fiat of Austin store is unprecedented.”

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July 28, 2015

Who wants to win a Ford Mustang GT customized by Chip Foose?

Win_a_ford_mustang_modified_by_chip_fooseWe all know the Ford Mustang GT is an awesome car: In stock form, the 2015 Mustang GT comes from the factory with a powerful 435-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, race-ready Recaro seats, and stylish aluminum wheels. It's a high-performance car that's got a lot of swagger.

Car customizer Chip Foose, the host of the "Overhaulin' series on TLC and Velocity TV, has taken that car and added his own personal touches, including a Bama Supercharger system powered by a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger, Magnaflow Competition cat-back exhaust, a Vogtland Sport lowering springs kit, Foose custom wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires, and special exterior design styling to create an amazing prize car that boasts stylish looks and a whopping 800 horsepower! How awesome is that?

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July 20, 2015

Industry Veteran Cherie Watters Returns to as Head of Dealer Division

Cherie_Watters_headshotContinuing the overhaul of the programs, Cherie Watters, former President of Sales and Marketing, returns to the company as Head of's new Dealer Division.

“The kind of service that will work for the independent shop or tire dealer will not work in the dealer world. Dealers are very unique,” explains Jody DeVere. “Part of our renewed focus on giving our clients the support they need is moving our dealers into their own category, so that they're treated differently from start to finish. We really take our work in the dealer world very seriously.”

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July 16, 2015

Women in Automotive Adds Three Speakers to August Conference in Orlando

Women_in_automotive_conference_logoThree new speakers have been added to the inaugural Women in Automotive Conference,  set for Tuesday-Thursday, August 18-20, 2015, at the Ballroom at Church Street in downtown Orlando, Florida.

The three-day conference includes speakers, breakout sessions, workshops and booth displays – all centered on the goal of educating and inspiring women in all areas of the automotive industry.

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June 21, 2015

To My Dad for Father's Day

CarlMeadeNavyDear Dad,

You gave me so many gifts!

Your sturdy and reliable love.

Your sense of humor.

Your analytical problem solving mind.

Your love of cars and knowledge passed on.

Your adventurous spirit.

CarlMeadeTahoeYour love of nature.

Your dedication to family.

Your ability to keep your commitments.

Your love of Mom for 68 years.

Your love for God.

Your patriotism.


Thank you for all your gifts remembered and more.

Missing you this Father's Day!

Love your daughter Jody DeVere




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