Cherokee Media Group on Monday announced this year’s honorees for the Emerging 8 award program.

Established in 2018, this award program honors companies that improve a specific aspect of the automotive industry through technology.

The newest honorees include:


—Dealer Alchemist



—STELLA Automotive AI

—Turn Automotive


—Work Truck Solutions

“We are thrilled to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s honorees who are setting new standards for excellence in the automotive industry,” Cherokee Media Group president Bill Zadeits said. “The Emerging 8 award program was developed to fulfill our commitment to honor companies that push the boundaries of innovation.”

Industry leaders recommended potential candidates to CMG for consideration who are at the forefront of automotive innovation and technology development. The selection process identified individuals who represent diverse areas of the automotive industry.

“The 2023 Emerging 8 honorees are making significant contributions to the automotive industry through their innovative use of technology,” said Amanda Dunlap, EVP of events and marketing at Cherokee Media Group. “We are proud to recognize their ingenuity and we look forward to celebrating their success at this year’s Auto Intel Summit.”

The recipients will be highlighted in the April issue of Auto Fin Journal and will be recognized at upcoming Auto Intel Summit in Raleigh, N.C., on April 19 during an awards luncheon held in their honor.