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Apple Valley dealer honored by Time Magazine and Goodyear (02/19/2006)
Former Winonan Bernie Wagnild, received the 2006 TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award (TMQDA). The announcement was made by Ed McCarrick, Worldwide Publisher of TIME Magazine and Michael A. Parnell, V.P., Original Equipment Sales, North American Tire, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention in Orlando.

The TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award is the automobile industry's most prestigious and highly coveted award for car dealers. TMQDA recipients are among the nation's most successful auto dealers. However they must also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to effective community service. Wagnild is one of only 66 automobile dealers, from more than 19,500 nationwide, nominated for the 37th annual award.

A panel of faculty members from the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business Administration selects TMQDA finalists.

Wagnild owned a Chevrolet dealership in Winona which "I paid for the dealership in 11 months and carried with me a passion for returning to the world the same opportunities I so greatly benefited from," Wagnild said. Today, he owns and operates dealerships in Apple Valley, Hastings, Waconia and Hutchinson, Minn.

In addition to his business successes, Wagnild and his dealership have also supported an extraordinary range of organizations and causes. In 2005, Wagnild received the distinguished Humanitarian Award from B'nai B'rith International in recognition of his years of philanthropy and civic involvement. Among Wagnild's accomplishments: over 20 years as a trustee of St. Mary's University, and 35 years of volunteer work on the Fairview Hospital and Foundation Board. He also spent 12 years on the Winona Port Authority, helping to create thousands of jobs and business opportunities. In 1993, Wagnild helped found the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at St. Mary's University in Minnesota to "encourage and develop creative, ethical and globally oriented leaders." In 2000, Wagnild and his wife, Jan, created the Wagnild Family Scholarship to support students at the Institute. While Parkinson's disease has slowed Wagnild's mobility in recent years, he insists, "it has not dampened my passion for patronage, compassion or charity."

 

 

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