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Friendly Ford

As a Western High School sophomore in April 1977, Rob Mancini was an aspiring athlete who had suffered a shoulder injury. Knowing that his athletic career was in jeopardy, he walked across Bonanza Road and applied for a job with Friendly Ford.

Bigger is better with Mini

Size really matters if you’re a Mini owner who needs to comfortably carry more than an adult driver and a passenger. That’s where the Mini Hardtop 4 Door that arrives later this year can offer assistance.

Findlay Lincoln hosts charity event

Drivers are invited to support the Public Education Foundation by test driving the new 2015 Lincoln MKC during Findlay Lincoln’s Driven to Give event Saturday. For each test drive, a $100 contribution will be donated to the Public Education Foundation.

Planet Hyundai

You might say that Planet Hyundai sales agent Christy Cloutier has become an unofficial part of Loren Minnick’s family, considering that she sold the Minnick family six Hyundais in three years.

Lexus to support charity race/walk

Lexus of Las Vegas employees are lacing up their running shoes to support the Candlelighters SHINE for Superhero 5k and 1-mile race with Chet Buchanan on Sept. 13 at Exploration Park in the Mountain’s Edge master-planned community.

A very Friendly customer

Southern Nevada businessman Trent Keenan suspected in June 2008 that the economy would rebound, especially in construction. He opened Diamondback Land Surveying then, knowing he’d need specific equipment, including several trucks.

Nevada shines at summit

National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 brought good fortune to Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas last week. The event was staged by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, in partnership with MGM Resorts International, University of Nevada — Las Vegas, Center for American Progress and the Clean Energy Project.

Gym owner works out deal with Crossroads

Chris Yakimchuk and his wife, Shelley, purchased a pair of vehicles from Crossroads Auto Center at 6175 W. Sahara Ave. With a 2013 Cadillac CTS driven by Chris and Shelly powering a sporty 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, the couple found the best at the dealership.

Learning a new game

Former UCLA All-American and pro basketball player Ed O’Bannon and his wife, Rosa, knew his playing days were over in 2004. One year earlier, the couple and their three children had moved to Las Vegas from Southern California.