Ben Ripstein

President/Owner of Midwest Motors Inc.

About Ben Ripstein

Ben Ripstein's fascination with cars started in his teens. From a 1985 Chevy Cavalier (which he spruced up with a new stereo system and sunroof), he would move up to cars like the 1996 Camaro Z28, and then to models from Audi, Volkswagen, Ford, and Dodge. His interest then shifted into buying luxury cars such as the Lotus Elise and Viper GTS at a bargain, and helping those around him buy models that are just right for their needs and budget. This passion for cars is what drove Ben Ripstein into founding Midwest Motors Inc., a car dealership located in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

As the owner and president of Midwest Motors, Ben Ripstein is a hand-on administrator, personally overseeing the company's day-to-day operations, from inventory procurement and new hire orientation to customer service and financial management. Midwest Motors has been the sponsor to a number of car shows such as the Lake Zurich car show and Supercar Saturdays in Bannockburn.

The American Brain Tumor Association's CareCampaign

A veteran auto sales professional in Lake Zurich, Illinois, Ben Ripstein currently serves as president of Midwest Motors, Inc., a dealership that specializes in low-mileage luxury cars. In addition to handling daily operations for the 30,000-square-foot facility, Ben Ripstein dedicates time and resources to charitable organizations such as the American Brain Tumor Association.

Established in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) provides support and resources for individuals with brain tumors, as well as for their families and caregivers. The ABTA’s CareCampaign, an online fundraising program, is central to the organization’s mission of funding research that improves and extends lives. After creating a personalized webpage, CareCampaign participants can share stories, photos, and blog entries with friends and family members through e-mail or social media. The safe, secure online donation platform makes it easy to raise funds for vital research into the causes of brain tumors and the development of safer, more effective treatments. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible.

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