Murray Auto Centre was recently given the long-term achievement award for business in rural Manitoba at the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce’s 2012 Manitoba Business Awards. Chuck Elliott and Lyndsay Murray are seen accepting the award on behalf of the Murray Auto Centre from Larry Wandowich. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Murray name is synonymous with the auto industry in Westman.
Last week, the Murray Auto Centre in Brandon was presented the long-term achievement award for business in rural Manitoba at the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce’s 2012 Manitoba Business Awards.
"It was quite humbling when they called our name and very exciting to be a part of," said Murray Auto Centre assistant manager Lorrie Dittmer.
"The fact that it is for long term and in a rural area are the two most important things to me. It proves that we have had longevity in business and the fact that we have managed to keep our home office rural."
Dittmer said she was proud to share the award with all the employees, past and present, who have worked at the dealership to ensure it was a success.
"It’s not a place that we just come to work," Dittmer said.
"The workers feel ownership and we take everything to heart. If it’s good feedback, we take it as a compliment and if it’s something that’s not so good, we take it as a way to learn and grow from it. It’s not just a job, it’s part of our lives."
But most importantly, she wanted to thank the company’s patrons.
"Many of our customers and their families have been with us for the whole 86 years, so it’s quite an honour to get this award," Dittmer said.
"Without the customers, we couldn’t have won the award."
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 23, 2012