For Immediate Release
Pennsylvania Representative Steven Bloom Honors Carlisle Events Co-Owners
Bill Miller Jr./Lance Miller Recognized for Personal and Professional Services to Local Community
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Since 1974 the Miller family name has been synonymous with all things automotive in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. What started with “Post War ‘74” by Bill Miller Jr. and the late Chip Miller (no relation), has evolved into 10 local events that entertain nearly a half million automotive enthusiasts annually. In addition to their Central Pennsylvania productions, the Millers and Carlisle Events recently entered into a partnership with Auctions America by RM to be part of two Auburn, Indiana based events, the first of which took place in mid-May.
For their efforts, Bill Miller Jr. and Lance Miller have been honored by Representative Stephen Bloom of the 199th District of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Representative Bloom issued a special PA House Citation to the Millers on Saturday night as part of the first ever Ford Parade and Street Party. This citation recognizes what the Miller families and Carlisle Events do and have done for the community and region through personal and professional accomplishments as well as community service.
With a signed citation by both himself and Representative Glen Grell (R-Cumberland County), Bloom noted that “on behalf of the House of Representatives and our community, I am very pleased to recognize these men who have demonstrated excellence in their industry and personal achievements in the spirit of American free enterprise.” Bloom added that “the Millers are responsible for making Carlisle a household name for car enthusiasts across the country and a major destination venue each year.”
“Even though I grew up and still live in the Enola area, I consider Carlisle to be my second home,” said co-owner Bill Miller Jr. “Having been in business in Carlisle since 1974, I can easily say that the welcoming atmosphere of small town Carlisle has been a big part of the success of Carlisle Events.” Miller added that “(we) Carlisle Events join with other companies and individuals annually to participate in fundraising for many non-profits that support our wonderful community.” Miller added that he wanted to say “thank you to Representatives Bloom and Grell of Cumberland County for their hard work and dedication to the communities that they represent.
“It is a true honor for Carlisle Events to have been awarded the PA House Citation from Representatives Bloom and Grell. Everyone in our organization, which we regularly refer to as our “team,” is thrilled with this honor. We’ll continue to strive to be the very best in our business and we’ll certainly continue to do our best to make the sound decisions decisions necessary to help better our community as a whole. As my father, Chip Miller would often say…Life is good!”
Bill and Lance Miller continue to promote and enhance the Carlisle Events brand with something fresh each season. To date, 2011 has featured a handful of firsts. Along with the first ever Ford Parade, Carlisle Events and the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation hosted a World Premiere movie screening of “The Quest” at the Carlisle Theatre. The documentary highlighted Chip Miller’s pursuit of a legendary racing Corvette and his battle with Amyloidosis, the disease that ultimately took his life in 2004. The screening was such a resounding success that an encore showing will take place August 25 ahead of the annual Corvettes at Carlisle event. Carlisle will also serve as a regional qualifier for the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow, a high school based engine build competition designed to foster the growth of the future of the automotive industry. Last, but certainly not least, Carlisle Events and Corvettes at Carlisle has been recognized by General Motors for 30 years of Corvette support with a color distinction. Carlisle Blue is now available for order on all 2012 Corvette models.
Following the Ford Nationals, the Carlisle Events schedule continues with six remaining events. The GM Nationals will take place June 24-26, with the Chrysler Nationals (July 8-10), Bike Fest (July 22-24), the Truck Nationals (August 5-7), Corvettes at Carlisle (August 26-28) and Fall Carlisle (September 28-October 2) rounding out the local schedule. Auburn Fall will be held September 1-4 in Indiana.
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Journalist note: Information about Carlisle Events, its event listings, auction offerings and the Carlisle Expo Center is available to journalists by phone:
717-243-7855 ext. 133
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