Chicago, IL – Fox Valley Auto Group’s CEO and President Emir Abinion accepted the Better Business Bureau’s 2018 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics on November 1st. The Auto Group was selected from among hundreds of nominations. The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics has been awarded to businesses annually since 1996. Being a recipient of this award indicates that a company demonstrates leadership, responsibility, and high standards of ethics to benefit their customers, employees, and community.
Fox Valley Auto Group is just the second automobile deal-ership to ever receive the Torch Award, which is a tremendous accomplishment. Abinion currently owns three dealerships in the Chicago area, Fox Valley Volkswagen of St. Charles, Fox Valley Volkswagen of Schaumburg, and Fox Valley Buick GMC, also located in St. Charles. “Our mission,” said Abinion, “is to move people. Our team is committed to treat all customers with equality, respect, and to make all interactions positive.”
The Auto Group dealership frequently supports local charity events including Habitat for Humanity, Cal’s Angels, holiday toy drives, and local food pantries. According to Abinion, one of the company’s goals is to give back to the community whenever possible.
The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics embodies the Better Business Bureau mission of advancing trust in the marketplace. Abinion and all of Fox Valley Auto Group’s employees are honored and will continue to demonstrate admirable ethics and values both in their professional and personal lives.
Fox Valley Auto Group has two Volkswagen locations: St. Charles and Schaumburg, and a Buick/GMC location in St. Charles.
Emir Abinion, President and CEO of Fox Valley Auto Group, accepts the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics from Samantha Villafuerte, BBB Accredited Business Services Representative. Being a recipient of this award indicates a company demonstrates leadership, responsibility, and high standards of ethics to benefit their customers, employees, and community. The Auto Group is only the second automotive dealership to have earned this award since the program’s inception in 1996.
The Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics was earned by every member of the Fox Valley Auto Group team. Employees and family attended the award ceremony. Pictured from left: Carlos Minetti, Chairman Better Business Bureau and President of Consumer Banking at Discover Financial Services; Frank Butnaru, General Manager Fox Valley VW Schaumburg; Will West; Danielle West, Manager Human Resources Fox Valley Auto Group; Lincoln West; Pat and Emir Abinion, President & CEO; Shakeel Omar, Auto Group Partner; Steve Bernas, President and CEO Better Business Bureau; and ABC-TV’s Alan Krashesky, master of ceremonies.