Chambers, well-known owner of Jerry Chambers Chevrolet Cadillac
auto dealership, died suddenly late Tuesday.
spokeswoman said Chambers, 58, began experiencing chest pains
at about 11:30 p.m. Paramedics could not revive him.
got involved in the car business at fourteen, training to be
a mechanic. He worked in service and maintenance before moving
he became part-owner of the Chevrolet car dealership in Ferndale
where he had been working. He assumed full ownership in 1983
and moved the dealership to Bellingham in 1987.
He was active
in civic organizations such as Rotary and United Way, and recently
served on the board of the Whatcom County Public Facilities
pride in a reputation for working eleven hour days and dishing
out straight talk.
call an ace an ace and a spade a spade, to my customers as well
as my employees," he said in a 1988 interview.
sales manager and employee since 1990, said the force of Chambers
personality made him well-known among GM
executives and car
knew those guys on a first-name basis," Koehler said. "He
worked really hard to put a small-town dealer on the map."
was also proud of his ability to make a powerful impression,
Koehler said, quoting some of his bosss favorite sayings:
"I alakazam 'em
You gotta put the sizzle in 'em."
liked that word, alakazam," Koehler said. "It wasn't
smoke and mirrors. It was hard work."
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and by Cadillac as a master dealer. Both of these awards are
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