Award for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist, 2023
Myers has been all about Ottawa for more than 80 years. Myers was founded in 1942 and has been owned by the Mews family since 1975, when Hank Mews acquired the original franchise. Today, Harry and Rob Mews own Myers and, with more than 900 employees, they operate 17 new car dealerships and three CarStar Collision Centres that make up Myers Automotive Group.
The Mews family and senior Myers executives have deep family roots in the Ottawa community. Myers and the Mews family have always placed a strong emphasis on community involvement and giving back. Over the years, Myers has made significant financial contributions to The Ottawa Heart Institute, the Queensway Carleton Hospital, the Salvation Army, the Caldwell Centre, community food banks and many youth sports teams and local programs. Myers is proud to be an integral part of the communities it serves.
The people that make up the Myers team are friends and neighbours in the community. Myers’s employees sit on parent’s councils and volunteer to make good things happen in communities.