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Prince wins family business of the year

March 8, 2004

Tifton - For the Prince family, automobile sales is more than just work. Its a way of life. "It's always been my dream to have a business where my children and grandchildren could come back and find a job," said John Prince III.

And that's just what he created. After taking over the family business when his father died, he introduced his kids to the wide world of car dealerships. "We all worked here as children in the summer," said Heather Prince Stripling. "Everytime we sit around the dinner table, we end up talking about the car business," said Heidi Prince Massey.

Now, almost 70 years after their grandfather started the tradition, the third generation of Princes and their spouses are keeping the business strong. "We're not just figureheads, we're going the day to day operations," said Jay Prince.

That's why Prince Automotive is Georgia's Family Business of the Year. "We not only consider our employees family, our customers are our family too," said John Prince III.

And as for continuing the long-going tradition, the fourth generation is already making plans for the future of Prince Automotive.

posted at 3:45 by ashley.harper@walb.com

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