Community Involvement

JUNE 2019

Ben Mynatt Nissan Donates Kicks to Local Nonprofit Organization Happy Roots

We have donated the Kicks to them and they are selling 1,000 tickets and then doing a drawing for the car. People can buy tickets from the website on their ad or come to our dealership to purchase!


Ben Mynatt Nissan Tech Receives National Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Award

Chris Beasley, an ASE Certified automotive technician from Salisbury, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year.

The ASE annual awards spotlight top scorers on the ASE Certification tests from among the ranks of the approximately quarter million ASE certified professionals nationwide. Paul Mathias, Western Area Technical Training Manager for Nissan; Ted Hayes, Chair of the ASE Board of Directors; and Timothy Zilke, ASE President & CEO, presented the award to Beasley.

“Chris, who is the shop foreman at Ben Mynatt Nissan in Salisbury, is one of the outstanding ASE certified professionals recognized annually by different segments of the automotive service and repair industry. Each of these elite technicians is presented with an industry-specific award recognizing their achievement,” said Zilke.

“ASE has honored extraordinary industry professionals from across the nation for more than 40 years,” Zilke continued. “This is made possible by the support of our many award sponsors, whose ranks include some of the best-known names in the industry. We are proud to partner with Nissan to recognize Chris's commitment to excellence in providing the very best in vehicle repair service to his extended community. This dedication is reflected in the talented professionals we recognize each year and Chris represents the best of the best.”

Source: Independent Tribune

We at Ben Mynatt Nissan are so fortunate and appreciative to have Chris Beasley as a part of our team! Congratulations on receiving the national Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year award!


Rowan County United Way 2019 fall campaign sponsored by Ben Mynatt Nissan in full swing

SALISBURY — Three organizations shared stories of how Rowan County United Way has helped them as member agencies met for the first campaign report meeting Tuesday at Ben Mynatt Nissan dealership.

The “Every Day, the United Way” campaign aims to raise $1.6 million. John Struzick, chairman of the fall campaign, explained how the theme came about.

Ashley Creek said she has been helped by one United Way agency, Capstone Recovery Center. Creek spoke about a life surrounded by addiction.

“I grew up in addiction with parents of addiction,” Creek said. “I grew up in that type of lifestyle. It was really all I knew. I didn’t know that there were any other options out there.”

She said with the help of Capstone Recovery Center, she was able to beat addiction and begin to see the opportunities the community has for her.

“I’m so grateful because without Capstone and the people that have supported Capstone, I would still be in the streets,” Creek said. “I would still be crying out desperately for help. I just thank everybody who has contributed to Capstone, who’s going to contribute to Capstone. You saved my life. I’m here today. I’m about to turn 33 years old, and I never thought I would. I did not think that I would make it. I just appreciate that.”

Barbara Williams told the audience about how Rowan Vocational Opportunities helped her after being unemployed for health reasons.

“Being sponsored by the United Way gave me an opportunity to get back into the workforce, and I really appreciate what it has been done for me,” Williams said. “I worked my way from being a consumer up to a model worker, so I can go in at any department at Rowan Vocational Opportunities and help any of the clients that needs my assistance.”

“Every year in Rowan County, about half of the people get touched in one way or another by the United Way agency,” Struzick said. “That’s 70,000 people that get touched by the United Way, and they do that because of you. If it weren’t for you, it wouldn’t happen.”

Ashley Creek talks about how Capstone Recovery Center has postively impacted her life at the Everyday, the United Way's first campaign report on Sept. 26 at Ben Mynatt Nissan dealership.

Overton Elementary principal Candice Austin speaks about Fran Lescoe, a representative of Communities in Schools, at the Everyday, the United Way's first campaign report on Sept. 26 at Ben Mynatt Nissan dealership. Austin said Lescoe has been an asset to Overton with providing 400 students with new shoes, helping a mother who was living in her car and finding volunteers for the tutoring program.

Rowan County United Way executive director Jenny Lee speaks as the Rowan County United Way president Bill Burgin looks on at the Everyday, the United Way's first campaign report on Sept. 26 at Ben Mynatt Nissan dealership.

Source: Salisbury Post


Ben Mynatt Nissan Car Giveaway Campaign Helps Rowan County United Way's Annual Fall Fund-raising Drive

SALISBURY — For 12 years, auto dealerships in Salisbury have stepped forward in a big way to help the Rowan County United Way’s annual fall fund-raising drive.

The dealerships’ new-car giveaway has increased giving, especially by those who never participated before, according to Aaron Church and Lane Bailey, co-chairmen of this year’s campaign.

United Way officials estimate that the car giveaway is valued at a total of $184,000 for the 12 years. In addition, the dealerships run great campaigns, which means that their dedication to the United Way goes beyond the car giveaway, officials said.

Participating are Ben Mynatt Nissan, Team Automotive Group, Gerry Wood Auto Group, and Clonginer Ford.

Todd Rakes, executive manager at Ben Mynatt Nissan, said that the car giveaway is “a great way to get better engagement from the community and has allowed the United Way to reach more people to tell their story and the agencies they support.”

Ben Mynatt Nissan has been the dealer selected to provide the winner’s car a few times, which has been a pleasure, Rakes said.

“Ben Mynatt Nissan is glad to be able to provide a small part to the program but the true people who make the big difference are all the wonderful volunteers that manage the campaigns that give selflessly to the United Way each year and to the dedicated staff that work at the agency,” Rakes said.

This year’s campaign theme is “Better Together. Giving. Working. Growing,” with campaign leaders emphasizing the spirit of working together to achieve a healthier community.

The campaign, which kicked off Sept. 6, is nearly halfway to its $1.47 million goal, volunteers learned at Wednesday’s first report meeting, held at Ben Mynatt Nissan. Some $703,000 has been raised.

Source: Salisbury Post

MARCH 2017

Ben Mynatt Sponsors "Splash Out Polio Swimathon"

CONCORD — The Rotary Club of Cabarrus County held their 5th annual Splash Out Polio Swimathon on Saturday as part of a global fundraising campaign to fight polio around the world. Rotary clubs from around the world hosted similar swimathons to raise money. Each dollar raised is matched by Bill and Melinda Gates, with the couple pledging to donate up to $35 million to the program. One dollar can buy five vaccines, officials said. The local swimathon was held at the West Cabarrus YMCA in Concord on Saturday. Organizers are still taking donations. Visit to donate to the program. Rotary clubs from around the world have been organizing the fundraiser since 1985, when Rotary International decided to focus its efforts on eradicating deadly polio. At the time there were about 400,000 cases per year in the world. Rotary International has donated $1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Thanks to Rotary's efforts and its partners, there were less than 100 cases in three countries in 2016.

Source: Independent Tribune

January 2017

Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships is honored to join our community dealerships, and Charlotte International Auto Show in presenting a check to benefit Cannon YMCA. What a tremendous, non-profit organization that strives to make our community healthy!

December 2016 – Christmas Eve Breakfast

Celebrating the spirit of Christmas at the 41st Annual Ben Mynatt Christmas Eve Breakfast. We prepare and serve breakfast every Christmas Eve to our community and each year our total number of people that attend keeps going higher and higher! Please stop by if you’re in town on Christmas Eve and join us!

December 2016 – Ringing the Salvation Army Bell

The Ben Mynatt family braved the cold (BRRRR!!) and volunteered ringing the bell for The Salvation Army. Thanks to all who volunteered their time, donated, and for ringing the bell! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

November 2016 – Ben Mynatt Children’s Foundation Check Presentation

The Ben Mynatt Children's Foundation provides financial assistance to non-profits whose missions seek to improve the lives of children of Cabarrus County. Specific focus is on those serving children with physical, mental, or economic disadvantages. As of this year, we have distributed over $692,500 in cumulative giving to children's groups in our region.

Last year, the following charitable organizations received proceeds from the tournament in excess of $67,000 to help children in our community:

  • The Academic Learning Center
  • The ARC
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Cabarrus County Education Foundation
  • Communities in Schools
  • Joyful Hearts
  • Junior Charity League of Concord
  • Kannapolis Education Foundation
  • Piedmont Residential Development Center
  • Safe Kids Cabarrus
  • The Salvation Army
  • Special Olympics - Cabarrus County
  • The Toy Store • Wings of Eagle Ranch

August 2016 – Girl Scouts

What a special surprise! Cabarrus County Girls Scout Troop 760 showing their appreciation for Ben Mynatt sponsoring their Powder Puff Derby!

July 2016 – Community Blood Dr

A BIG thanks to the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and all the folks who came to donate! We hold a community blood drive usually twice a year. So if you're in the area please consider stopping by and donating some much needed blood for our community. CBCC collects blood from the community to return it to the community at the lowest possible cost, consistent with the highest standards of quality.

April 2016

JDRF Walk The Ben Mynatt crew had an awesome morning participating in the JDRF Walk. We "Dabbed" For A Cure, and won 1st place with our t-shirts! Great family event, and for a worthy cause.

Cannon Memorial YMCA Check Presentation

February 25, 2015 - Representatives from Cabarrus County's new car dealers, including the Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships, present a check to the Cannon Memorial YMCA. Proceeds from the 2014 Charlotte International Auto Show allowed us to donate a total of $11,250!