Michael Basil, president of Basil Toyota and Basil Volkswagen in Lockport, was one of 47 dealers nominated nationwide for the Time Dealer of the Year award.
Basil and the other nominees will be honored at the National Automobile Dealers Association's 2018 show in Las Vegas in March. Ally Financial, the event's sponsor, will donate $1,000 to each nominee's charity of choice. The winner of dealer of the year will be revealed at the show.
Basil, 60, was chosen to represent the New York Automobile Dealers Association in the awards program, which recognizes dealers for success in business as well a long-standing commitment to community service.
Basil acquired his Toyota dealership in 2001, and opened his Volkswagen dealership in 2014.