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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Feeling Thankful

WOW! Time is flying by.  With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I can't help but reflect on what I have in my day to day that makes me grateful.

I know a lot of people have  been doing the 28 days of grateful thing on FB and I enjoy reading my friends share the things they cherish from day to day.  Committing to a day to day journal of what I am grateful for just isn't something I think I could accomplish in my busy schedule but I CAN take a moment to reflect on what I have in my life…
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Short and sweet

Well hello,  you may have thought I had forgotten about blogging, and maybe you're right about that.  But I'm here and I have a few things to discuss.

1) It's November. In case you guys didn't realize that.  It's amazing how quickly time moves when you are busy.  And my life has  been busy!  The store is great and trucking along, and now at the head of it, my responsibilities include more and more things each day!  It really puts me in awe of those who came before me.  To run a store isn't…
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Toyota 100 Cars for Good

I am excited that Toyota is about to launch this year's 100 Cars for Good program.  Beginning tomorrow, folks have an opportunity to vote on Facebook for a charity that will receive Toyota vehicles at no cost to their non-profit organization. 

Here are some cool FAQs about the philanthropic event.


The "100 Cars for Good" is a natioanl philanthropic program launched in 2011 by Toyota.  Over the course of 50 days, Toyota will be…
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