Ira Chemers dresses like a salesman. He wears a cream-colored turtleneck under a cappuccino blazer, and sports pinky rings on both hands. Cars were his business for ten years. And he was good at it, he says. He was working at Stillwater Ford when he was recruited to join the New Brighton-based Minar Ford, Inc., which opened in 1929 and bills itself as one of the oldest Ford dealerships in the state. Chemers signed on as a lease manager in July 1996. About a year later, he was promoted to sales manager. In November 1999 he climbed the ladder to general sales manager. Chemers says he enjoyed his work and was paid well, some $120,000 in salary and... More >>>