July 16th 2013- Wellington, Florida – The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce Earl D. Stewart, Jr. as key note speaker for their July 22nd luncheon. This will be an exciting and interactive event not to miss! Mr. Stewart will share with the Chamber his secrets for success and the Earl Stewart Code!
Earl Stewart has been featured in news coverage by CNN, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week and locally in The Palm Beach Post, The Sun Sentinel and the South Florida Business Journal for his innovative and often unorthodox approach to operating an automotive dealership. Earl is well known for pioneering unorthodox customer service methods like his famous red phone hotlines and the implementation of his Earl Stewart Code that guides the conduct of all employees.
Born in Ft. Lauderdale and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Earl Stewart graduated from Palm Beach High in 1958. He attended the University of Florida and received a BS in Physics in 1963. He earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University in 1964 and worked for four years at Westinghouse Corporation as an Electronics Engineer.
Earl comes from a family that has been in the automotive business in West Palm Beach since 1937. He joined his father and older brother in business with Stewart Automotive Group in 1968. He established the first Mazda dealership in the Eastern United States in August of 1970. In 1975 the company secured a Toyota franchise, now known as Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach. It is now one of the most successful Toyota dealerships in the U.S.
Earl currently is featured as a weekly contributor to The Hometown News, writing weekly columns on a variety of automotive and consumer-related topics. He has a blog site offering advice to consumers on buying and servicing cars, www.EarlStewartOnCars.com as well as a live weekly radio talk show airing Saturday mornings from 9 – 10 a.m. on SeaView AM 960 and can be streamed online at www.SeaviewAM960.com. Earl’s first book, Confessions of a Recovering Car Dealer, was published in the fall of 2012 and is offers unique insights into the car business and serves as a useful reference manual to anyone wary of walking into a car dealership.
Earl resides in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida with his wife, Nancy. He has three sons, and is lucky enough to have all three in the business with him. Mr. Stewart is the recipient of the President’s Award 2003 – 2012 Board of Governors 2008 – 2012 and the President’s Cabinet 2008 – 2012.
Join us on July 22 at 11:30 AM at the Wanderers Club in Wellington. RSVPS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT! Register and prepay online or call the Chamber directly at (561) 792-6525.