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Community Involvement

Our entire team at Star Nissan feels that community involvement is essential and we strive to go above and beyond our communities expectations. We’re committed to doing the right thing for our community. Take a look at our calendar to see what we’ve been up to, and what we have coming up. 


The Lincoln Tech Career Fair | 2022


Berman Auto Group sponsored Lincoln Tech’s career fair on January 13th. The event was well attended with students looking to meet different companies and discuss their future. Berman is proud to work with local schools to find skilled service technicians, and help them grow their career with Berman.

Pride in the Park | 2021


Berman is proud to support our LGBTQ+ community, and is hosting a giveaway for free tickets to Pride In The Park! Pride in the Park is Chicago’s favorite LGBTQ+ event held in Grant Park June 26th & 27th that includes musical performances by Tiesto, Chaka Khan, and Gryffin! To win tickets, applicants must submit a photo of themselves in their best pride outfit and only the most pride-fully dressed will win! The deadline to enter is June 18, 2021, and winners will be announced by June 21, 2021! For more details or to enter the giveaway, head to

Berman Sponsors Skokie Backlot Bash! | 2021


Berman Star Nissan sponsored the Skokie Backlot Bash this past weekend! Skokie’s Backlot Bash is a street festival held every August in Downtown Skokie featuring carnival rides, events for all ages and a concert stage featuring regional and national acts.

The event is a collaboration between the Skokie Park District, The Village of Skokie and the Skokie Chamber of Commerce.

We were happy to participate, as we enjoy spending time in our community and making new friends!

#BackedByBerman #community

Berman Auto Group Supports Salvation Army Angel Tree | 2020

Angel Tree at Star Nissan

Throughout the month of December, Berman Auto Group is participating in the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree,” program. Angel Trees represent the wishes and desires of a child or youth. Through the Angel Tree program, families and children have their specific needs and wants met for a warm and joyous holiday experience. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is an opportunity to spread joy and cheer to the less fortunate during the holidays.

Partnering with “The Angel Tree,” to provide gifts for children this holiday season was a terrific success! To all of our customers and those in the community who participated, thank you for making this possible.

Berman Auto Group Backs Our Community | 2019

Berman Auto Group has always been heavily invested in giving back to our communities and we’re especially busy in December. This year, we’re pulling out all the stops for the holiday season. We’ve donated $1,000 in gifts to our partners at Logandale-Avondale Elementary School, we’re participating in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, and we’re supporting local charities through Subaru’s Share the Love Event.

This year, you can help make a difference by donating all or any portion of your service coupons to our partners at TotalLink2 Community. TotalLink2 Community is committed to creating sustainable partnerships that will enhance our communities by providing opportunities for people with disabilities to contribute and grow in their home communities

Berman Auto Group Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk | 2019

Berman Auto Group’s Elaine K. joined the more than 500,000 people nationwide who have walked 60 miles over 3 days, raising funds to help end breast cancer. Elaine completed the walk in Michigan – 20 miles per day for 3 days. This was no small task and is a huge accomplishment for a great cause. Over the past 16 years, Susan G. Komen has raised more than $848 million to save lives, support community programs, and make huge strides in breast cancer research. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

Berman Auto Group Proud to Support 2019 Chicago Pride Parade | 2019

Lori Lightfoot at 2019 Chicago Price Parade

Over 1 million people attended the’s Pride Parade this weekend, and so did Berman Auto Group! Berman, another year partnered with B96 to celebrate diversity in style with a float being towed by our very own Berman Bus. Unfortunately, Chicago’s Pride Parade Cancelled Due To Severe Weather – however, the LGBT community celebrated, and the true essence of what Pride is all about was still present. At Berman Auto Group, we are happy to sponsor such a great event & can’t wait till next year!

Star Nissan Spreads Holiday Joy | 2018

Angel Tree at Star Nissan

Throughout the month of December, Star Nissan employees participated in the Salvation Army’s “Angel Tree,” program. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is an opportunity to spread joy and cheer to the less fortunate during the holidays.

Angel Trees represent the wishes and desires of a child or youth. Through the Angel Tree program, families and children have their specific needs and wants met for a warm and joyous holiday experience.

Star Nissan Supports Nature & Pancakes | 2018

Star Nissan Supports pancakes and Nature

On July 7th, Emily Oaks Nature Center hosted a pancake breakfast among the oak trees! Star Nissan was a proud sponsor of the event, giving out succulents, water bottles, wristbands, and stickers while guests were able to take a stroll along the Nature Center trails and watch artists painting the landscape.

Star Nissan Partners with The Pups | 2018

Star Nissan Supports Youth Athleteics in our community

From the dugout to the bleachers, and everything in-between, Star Nissan and Berman Auto Group love baseball. This season, we renewed our sponsorship with Niles Park District Crosstown Softball K-2nd league’s The Pups! Coached by Joe Calzaretta, they’re ready to tear up the league and we couldn’t be prouder!

Berman Auto Group Hosts Food Drive | 2017

Berman Auto Group Joins Greater Chicago Food Depository for Food Drive

Berman Auto Group is proud to partner with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to host a food drive starting November 7th and running until December 15th. Berman Auto Group is dedicated to bettering our communities and neighbors at any change we can.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository ensures the supply, delivery and access to healthy food options for all people in need and provides the equivalent of 160,000 meals to men, women, and children every day in Chicago.

Berman Auto Group New Car Giveaway Winner | 2017

Berman Auto Group New Car Giveaway Winner

Starting April 1st, Berman Auto Group began celebrating its 30th anniversary by kicking off a #30ActsOfKindness in 30 weeks initiative. The campaign was geared toward benefitting our communities, getting closer with our neighbors, and giving back to the very people that helped us reach this milestone. These acts ranged from Free Gas Fridays, planting trees, participating in the Avon 39, and much more!

On November 3rd, at Berman Nissan of Chicago, we completed our 30th #ActOfKindness. After collecting raffle entries and selecting 125 Golden Ticket finalists over the last few months, Berman Auto Group announced the winner of our New Car Giveaway!

Congratulations to our winner Dion Hawkins! Thank you B96 and Gabe for announcing our winner.

Berman Auto Group Helps Struggling US Citizens in Puerto Rico | 2017

Puerto Rico is home to 3.4 million US citizens and is currently suffering a humanitarian crisis following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the worst storm to hit the island in over a century.

We believe that any time we can help someone, you should! For our 27th #ActOfKindness in our #30ActsOfKindness in 30 weeks initiative, Berman Auto Group has donated to Unicef to help Puerto Rico during this hard time. You can also help, and donate by visiting today.

Berman Auto Group Stands Against Hunger following Hurricane Harvey | 2017

Houston Food Bank

Hurricane Harvey has been a source of both sadness and inspiration for Berman Auto Group. We’re pained to see the devastation and displacement left behind by the storm, yet we’re also moved by the magnitude of humanitarian works and the enduring spirit of the citizens of Houston and the surrounding area. Our thoughts & prayers are with Houston community!

For our 23rd #ActOfKindness in our #30ActsOfKindness in 30 weeks initiative, Berman Auto Groups has made a monetary donation to the Houston Food Bank. The Houston Food Bank is the largest food bank serving Houston. Please donate today to help make a difference:

Star Nissan teams up with Evanston Animal Shelter | 2017

Customer and Employee Donations to our Furry Friends at Evanston Animal Shelter!

For our 19th #ActOfKindness in our #30ActsOfKindness in 30 weeks initiative, Star Nissan partnered with Evanston Animal Shelter and hosted a Pet Donation Drive to show our support for our furry friends over at EAS! Evanston Animal Shelter is committed to providing compassionate and humane care for abandoned, abused and relinquished animals and to find them homes through rehabilitation, foster care, adoption, and rescue organizations.

We accepted donations of all types in our store from August 1st through August 18th. Customers and employees donated useful items, such as leashes, bowls, food, laundry detergent, paper towels and monetary donations. Star Nissan is dedicated to enhancing our community and supporting organizations like Evanston Animal Shelter!

Dodgeball Parody Video | 2017

If you can dodge a wrench, you can…buy a car? Car-buying doesn’t have to be painful, in fact, it can be fun!

Our Berman Auto Group team is at it again! This time, in a funny The Stiller Foundation, showcase all the good works the foundation supports, and to give you all a good laugh. Throughout the parody we showed what it feels like shopping at “other car dealerships”, versus the experience you receive when you buy with Berman Auto Group!

We hired actors from The Second City Training Center, and coaxed some of Berman’s General Managers into making clever cameos in this scripted parody. Click here to watch the quippy short film and feel free to share it with your friends!

Star Nissan buys Starbucks for the Neighborhood | 2017

Star Nissan buys Starbucks for the Neighborhood

Who doesn’t like free coffee? As our 14th Act of Kindness of our #30ActsOfKindness in 30 Weeks initiative, Star Nissan visited our local Starbucks in Niles and paid $100 to #PayItForward for the orders of visitors. We also left some of our brand new wristbands and stickers!

Berman Auto Group Proud to support Pride | 2017

On Sunday, June 26th, Berman Auto Group partnered with B96, took part in the 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade. We brought out the Berman Bus and pulled the B96 Love is Love float in the parade. Berman Auto Group values diversity and equality and is proud to show our support for the Chicago Pride Parade. More than 250,000 people were expected to line the 4-mile route.

Berman Auto Group helps Bring Some Disney Magic to Hermosa | 2017

Berman Auto Group supports Creative Days at the Walt Disney Birthplace

Did you know that Walt Disney was born in Chicago? On Saturday, June 24th, Berman Auto Group donated $1,500 to support Creative Days at The Walt Disney Birthplace. If you’re not familiar with them, The Walt Disney Birthplace has been working to restore the modest family home to its original, authentic state, with the dream of becoming a portal to new approaches in early childhood development and helps to inspire future Walts and Roys. Every year, they host a free community creativity event for the entire neighborhood.

Star Nissan Props up The Pups | 2017

Star Nissan supports The Pups

From the dugout to the bleachers, and everything in-between, Star Nissan and Berman Auto Group love baseball. This season, as part of our #30ActsOfKindness in 30 Weeks initiative, we’ve decided to sponsor a Niles Park District team in the Crosstown Softball K-2nd league. We’d like to introduce you to The Pups! Coached by Joe Calzaretta, they’re tearing up the league and we couldn’t be prouder!

Berman Auto Group Delivers Books to the Community | 2017

Throughout April and May, Berman Auto Group participated in a joint Children’s Book Drive, in association with the Peterson & Pulaski Business & Industrial Council, 39th Ward Alderman Margaret Laurino, and the Pulaski Elston Business Association. On Friday, June 9th, 2017, Berman Auto Group met with Alderman Laurino to collect and deliver all the books received during our drive. Together, we collected hundreds of new and gently used books to deliver to schools with children who might not otherwise have access to reading material beyond their textbooks.

Berman Auto Group Walks the Avon 39 | 2017

Berman Auto Group Walks the Avon 39

Berman Auto Group rounded out week 10 of our #30ActsOfKindness in 30 weeks initiative by participating in the Avon 39, a 39 mile walk to raise funds and battle breast cancer. Walkers register as teams and make a fundraising commitment before beginning their 39 mile journey.

This year, Berman Auto Group employees/walkers Elaine Kostopoulos, Leah Garcia, Sonia Schmidt, and Matthew Swift helped raise $15,808 to help end breast cancer! This, combined with the more than 1,450 participants and 241 breast cancer survivors, raised a staggering $3.1 million dollars, showing the #PowerOf39!

Dirty Car Contest Winner | 2017

Winner of Star Nissan's Dirty Car Contest, Tony N

For our second Act of Kindness in our 30 Acts of Kindness in 30 Weeks Initiative, Star Nissan held a #DirtyCar contest that allowed customers to send in photos of their dirty car for a chance to win a free detail. Congratulations to Tony N on his freshly detailed #DirtyCar! He sent us a photo of his 2014 Nissan Maxima and won. Now his Maxima is shining like new!

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