LANCASTER, N.Y. -- Joe Basil Chevrolet was awarded the General Motors Dealer of the Year Award.

This is the ninth consecutive year that the dealership has won the award.

The award only goes to 2% of the more than 3,000 Chevrolet dealers across the nation.

"Buffalo and Western New York is a big, big General Motors town. It shows in numbers we do. Chevrolet and Buffalo go hand in hand," said Jim Basil, Dealer and President of Basil Chevrolet.

The dealership has been open since 1984 when it started with just nine employees. There are more than 260 employees today.