Hooksett, NH (June 1, 2018) – The Singer Family, founders of Merchants Automotive Group, was honored with a 2018 Granite State Legacy Award recognizing the family’s extensive history of giving. Presented by the New Hampshire Union Leader and sponsored by Eastern Bank, the award celebrates the accomplishments of New Hampshire’s most distinguished citizens who have given the most to the state through business, philanthropy, politics and more. Gary Singer accepted the honor at a ceremony held at Saint Anselm College last night alongside his brothers Stephen, Alan, and Jeffery as well as wife Cindi.

According to Merchants CEO Gary Singer, their family’s legacy of giving back began with parents Irving and Bernice Singer. “Our father taught all seven of his children the importance of helping those in need and supporting our community,” said Singer. “The Singer family and our extended family at Merchants continues a focus on supporting our community and those in need.”

Instilling the value of philanthropy has resulted in more than 50 years of involvement in the Greater Manchester region and beyond. Today, the Singer family and its Merchants Charitable Contributions Team support local causes and national organizations through donations and volunteering for charities such as the Salvation Army, New Horizons, Families in Transition, The American Cancer Society, and the American Red Cross. Their annual Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive, named for Gary Singer’s late wife, is the largest blood drive in New England and will mark its 35th year this August.

About Merchants: Merchant Automotive Group, consisting of Merchants Fleet and Merchants Auto, has been a staple in New Hampshire for over 50 years. Merchants Fleet operates in all 50 states and offers a combination of leasing options and services for more than 40,000 units. By combining strategic fleet management expertise with data driven analytics, Merchants Fleet has created a total fleet solution for more than 800 unique businesses and federal government sectors. Meanwhile, Merchants Auto is the largest family-owned independent pre-owned car dealership in New England and has been voted the #1 New Hampshire Used Car Dealership for 20 years and counting. No matter how big or successful the business has become, Merchants Automotive Group has stayed committed to continually giving back to the community.

Contact: Tracy Durocher, Assistant Director of Marketing, 603-606-4514, [email protected]