KOB4 News - Veteran Wins Small Business Award for Social Venture

One Community Auto was featured on KOB News 4 in Albuquerque's "New Mexico Moment" last night. The station stopped by to interview Owner Gary Peterson about the company's latest award from the Vets Small Biz Challenge. One Community Auto was honored to be chosen as 2018's Best Social Venture.

Click here to WATCH THE STORY that aired on Monday night.

Image of Gary Peterson at One Community Auto on KOB News Albuquerque

KOB.com Web Staff April 23, 2018 10:16 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A local veteran's business model is getting noticed for the way it helps the community.

One Community Auto has won the Vets Small Biz Challenge Award for best social venture. Owner Gary Peterson, a retired Air Force major, said he combines his passion for community service and cars.

His business has a program that takes donated cars for charity, refurbishes them and puts them on the lot. When they're sold, the charities get more money and the donor gets a higher tax deduction.

Peterson said the more support his business gives the community, the more it seems to prosper.

"I don't know what you want to call it – karma or good vibes or something – but you know like I said, the more we give, we just get more back."

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