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Bob Boyte earns nomination

Bob Boyte, president/owner of Bob Boyte Honda in Brandon, has been nominated for the 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Boyte is one of a select group of 55 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 98th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in San Francisco, California, on Jan. 23, 2015.

Boyte, 56, earned a B.S. in biology at Mississippi College in Clinton in 1981. He received numerous academic and athletic awards throughout his schooling and was inducted into the Mississippi College Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 for baseball. Boyte started in the car business in 1983 after eloping to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife, Tandy. He began to study the industry and worked his way up from salesman to general manager to vice president of variable operations and eventually to owning his own business. When he was awarded an open point in 2005, Bob Boyte Honda was born, and now his wife and two daughters work with him.

Boyte is very involved with the Special Olympics, having served as a member since 1999 and as board member and treasurer for his state chapter of the organization. He also supports the Association of People Supporting Employment First, which works to advance employment and self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities, as well as Mississippi March of Dimes, the Salvation Army, academic and athletic programs for area high schools and colleges and various fundraisers throughout the region.

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