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Rusty Eck Ford pitchman can no longer save you any money

02/21/2014 5:00 AM

06/25/2014 5:53 PM

WICHITA — Craig Minten can no longer save you any money, at least not at Rusty Eck Ford.

Minten says he resigned his position as general manager after seven years. He also was the face of the dealership and was known for saying, "If you don't come see me today, I can't save you any money."

"Everybody is sad, and they loved me as their coach," Minten says of his sales team at the dealership.

He knows that's not necessarily the version of his departure that's making the rounds.

"I've heard about 100 different versions," Minten says. "I heard that I was in Thailand today, so ... ."

He's now starting his own marketing and advertising business, which is yet to be named.

"I'm getting too old for the car lot," Minten says.

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Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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