Labor Day Weekend, Ya'll

Holy cow, it's the end of summer.  HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?  Oh yea, it happens every year this way.  Our summer months just fly on buy especially in the car business.  Although this summer didn't have too many days of intense heat, we did get some good swim days in and I appreciate that for sure!  

We aren't ready to leave the summer behind without a bang though and neither is Toyota?
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Two, yes TWO New Commercials

I told you I had two commercials coming your way!  So so pleased how these came out.  Karen and I worked hard behind the scenes prior to shooting to get these commercials off the ground.  It was a lot of work.  I am glad I understand a little more of the process now because it will only help us to make our commercials better in the future.

We shot these two spots near the end…
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Summer is in Full Swing

Hi everyone!  I hope the sunshine of today is making you feel better after the last week or so of nasty rainy weather we have endured.  Got to love NorthEast Ohio right?

A couple of things to touch on today so I'll dive right into it! Over the last couple weeks we have been really busy at the store and that includes me! Karen and I coordinated two new commercials for the store in…
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CLEVELAND IS THE CITY

Well it's clear by now that LeBron James is coming back to his hometown, North East Ohio.  I was born and raised here in Kent.  I live and breathe Cleveland.  It's an exciting time for the city!

We flew through June here at the store.  Really amazing how the time flies.  I am very excited to announce some staff changes that includes 2 new finance professionals.  Looking forward to fresh eyes on our processes in the finance department to make it better for our guests.  We've added a new person to the sales floor.  Another female in…
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Saying Goodbye...

Well it's been a transition over here at DJ Toyota.  It's about time I paid recognition to it, even though it still saddens me.  Don Joseph Toyota/Scion said goodbye to one of the driving forces behind many of the awesome changes we've made to the dealership over the last year and half. 

My friend, Bob Ringo left the store earlier this month to pursue another opportunity to grow in the car business.  For this, I cannot be angry because he is heading towards where he truly feels at home.  I am so happy for him in…
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Hello friends

Hi again.  I just felt compelled to write because it had been a little bit.  So here are some updates of what's been happening.

First of all, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary a couple weeks ago.  I have been talking about this event on the horizon for awhile now.  It finally happened it and it went so smoothly.  Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate.  We raffled off the Brand New 2014 Toyota…
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A Renewing Experience

Yesterday I had the privilege and honor to speak at the Women in Business Breakfast thanks to the Kent and Streetsboro Chambers of Commerce. Now I am used to giving presentations here and there talking about the dealership, and I look forward to each opportunity I have to let people know about the work I do.  This was one that I was really looking forward to though because it was a room full of strong…
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Lots to talk about!

So it's been a little while since I've written - sorry for the absence!

Lots to talk about today though.  We are in the middle of the Cleveland Auto Show and DJ Toyota is there representing! I went the opening night Friday for dealers.  It was a blast.  We had an opportunity to view all the different sections of the auto show and mingle with some great friends in the business.  All the major…
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New Year!

Happy 2014 Everyone. 

I am sitting here at work as the snow is silently falling on all of our vehicle inventory.  Part of me dreads the morning where we will be brushing off all of that inventory, but it's all part of the job.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year.  I made sure to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day for good luck in 2014. 

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Season's Greetings

Hello Everyone! I hope the Holiday Season is treating everyone right.  I was so pleased to be able to spend this past Christmas with my friends and family.  It was so nice to meet at my sister's house with all the kids running around excited with new toys and games.  Us adults got an opportunity to laugh and reminisce about fun times in the past.  I am so grateful to have the family and…
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