Herb Chambers, who owns 46 car dealerships in Massachusetts and Rhode Island — and seems to be the only dealer opening new locations this summer — said sales have picked up month after month this year.
A Hummer is on display at the Herb Chambers GM dealership in Danvers, Mass. Chinese automakers are interested in buying up iconic brands such as Hummer in order to gain technological expertise in the automotive market.
America’s auto titans are dismantling their global empires. But across the Pacific, it’s as if the global economic forces that have pummeled Detroit never struck. Chinese auto sales are up, and this year China is projected to displace Japan as the world’s largest car producer.
While many auto dealers are struggling in this economy — more than 70 have gone out business in Massachusetts in the last two years — Chambers is expanding. He owns 44 franchises, including 32 dealerships in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He’s building or renovating several more and, in the last year or so, Chambers has gone from the 14th top dealer in the nation to the 12th.
New England Business Xpo 2009 May 19th – Boston Globe Media – Boston Globe Business Breakfast
Several Hub business leaders have been approached about buying the Boston Globe, but so far there have been no takers, the Herald has learned.
Car magnate Herb Chambers – the subject of a big interview in the Globe over the weekend – said he was asked a week or two ago if he wanted to buy the money-losing broadsheet, but he declined.
“If you love your car and you have an accident, this is the place you want to go,” Chambers said. “This is Massachusetts General Hospital for cars.”
Is that Herb Chambers, Biz Markie, and Youk? For most baseball players, the right walk-up song — the song that plays as betters approach the plate — is a crucial element to playing the game. Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis likes to have a little fun with his. Youkilis uses a little play on