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CARSTAR Recognized by Charlotte, NC, and Hamilton, ON, Mayors for Support for the Fight against Cystic Fibrosis

Franchise Partners’ Generosity Hits New Levels at the Annual CARSTAR North American Conference as CARSTAR Tops Annual Fundraising Goals

September 13, 2018 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE – CARSTAR was recently recognized by the local leadership of Charlotte, NC, and Hamilton, ON, where their U.S. and Canadian headquarters are located, for their fundraising efforts in support for the Fight against Cystic Fibrosis.

CARSTAR franchise partners, vendors and insurance leaders from both the U.S. and Canada came together at the annual CARSTAR Momentum North American conference and raised an astonishing $230,000 for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy.

The annual CARSTAR cystic fibrosis fundraising target for 2018 was $375,000. Thanks to the CARSTAR Momentum 2018 conference, the network shattered its goal. The current total for funds raised is now at $470,000 with additional events still yet to happen. The passion behind this cause has never had more momentum and the CARSTAR network plans to keep it going for next year’s conference in Chicago, IL.

To honor this achievement, the Honorable Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte, NC, and the Honorable Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton, ON, issued letters of recognition to CARSTAR for its ongoing efforts to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research, care and advocacy, both at CARSTAR Conference, during its annual Shine Month events and through activities over the past two decades.

Shown at right: Michael Macaluso, president of CARSTAR, and Hannah Ross, director of marketing for CARSTAR, with the Hamilton, ON, and Charlotte, NC, letters of recognition.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Mayor Lyles and Mayor Eisenberger for our efforts to support cystic fibrosis, an honor that is truly shared with our franchise partners, vendors and insurance carriers,” said Michael Macaluso, president of CARSTAR. “What began as an initiative to support a franchise partner’s grandchild with cystic fibrosis has become a North American platform through which we can help thousands of families through research, care and advocacy.”

For more information on CARSTAR, visit CARSTAR.com or CARSTAR.ca.


CARSTAR – a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands – is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with 600 locations in 34 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR in the U.S. and CARSTAR in Canada deliver national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee. Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit www.carstar.com and www.carstar.ca and follow on Facebook and twitter. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees.

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Deborah Robinson



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