Jessie Armstead, Co-owner of Hamilton Honda, Nominated Dealer of the Year for the 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards

Dec 09, 2010, 16:59 ET from Hamilton Honda

HAMILTON, N.J., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jessie Armstead (, the former NFL player turned co-owner of Hamilton Honda (, has been nominated to receive the "Dealer of the Year" award at the highly celebrated 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards. Armstead is one of just three dealer finalists across the nation to be nominated for this prestigious award.

Just one year after Armstead opened Hamilton Honda with business partner Mike Saporito (, the 65,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility became one of the top 10 largest and fastest growing Honda dealerships in the nation. Earlier this year, the two were recognized by AutoSuccess Magazine as "Automotive Pioneers." (

The Urban Wheel Awards are held during the North American International Auto Show, and is the nation's first and only award show that boasts a VIP list of celebrities, automotive executives, government representatives, and national and international media. The awards are presented by the Emerging Diversity Education Fund (EDEF) and Decisive Media (, spotlighting the top vehicles of the year, eco-friendly companies, and industry pioneers and leaders. Celebrating its 15th year, the event will take place on Jan. 9, 2011 at the South Board inside the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Mich.

About Jesse Armstead: Prior to his turn in the auto industry, Jesse Armstead played 11 seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins, and went to the Pro-Bowl five times. In addition to his work at Hamilton Honda, Armstead is committed to a number of not-for-profit organizations, including YMCA, DARE, Cystic Fibrosis, My Sisters Place, Giants Academy, ASC Football Camp, City Meals on Wheels and Make-a-Wish Foundation.

About Hamilton Honda: Hamilton Honda opened its doors in Hamilton, New Jersey on May 19, 2009. The dealership, located on a 12-acre campus in central New Jersey, was founded by Automotive Veteran Mike Saporito and five-time NFL pro-bowler Jessie Armstead. After only one year in business, Hamilton Honda skyrocketed into the top 10 Honda retailers in the nation. Hamilton's extraordinary growth is a result of their active community involvement and their discounted volume pricing strategy which gives consumers guaranteed low prices, free oil changes and car washes for life.

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