Phil Bachman marks 50 years in the car business

Phil Bachman opened his first car dealership in 1967. (Photo left to right standing - Myron Bernard, Robin Bernard, Martha Bachman. Phil Bachman seated.) (Source: Sandi Blalock)

Greeneville, TN (WJHL)  —  A Tri-Cities automobile dealer is marking a milestone.

Phil Bachman is celebrating 50 years in the car business.

Bachman began his automotive sales career in 1967 when he purchased the Pontiac – Cadillac franchise in Greeneville.

Over time, the family business expanded to five dealerships and more car brands.

On June 1st, Bachman celebrated the milestone with an event at the Bachman-Bernard Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac dealership in Greeneville, and business partner Myron Bernard donated $50,000 to the Hope Center crisis pregnancy center in Greeneville in honor of his friend.

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