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Posted on September 24, 2013   |   7334 views

Stephanie Cooper of Timbrook Automotive in Cumberland, MD was crowned the winner of this year's F&Idol competition, sponsored by IAS, for her Vehicle Service Contract Presentation. The other category winners included two F&I Mangers from The Suburban Collection in Sterling Heights, MI. Candy Serra was recognized for three presentations - Products for Lease, Key Replacement and Tire and Wheel. Jeremy Johnston shared the honor of best Tire and Wheel presentation and also was recognized for his Prepaid Maintenance presentation.

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