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Lanphere Auto Group Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 20, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lanphere Auto Group and Beaverton Motorcycles announces its 60th anniversary. February 2024, marks 6 decades of exceptional service, growth and community involvement. Established in 1964 by the late Bob Lanphere Sr the journey began with the passion for motorcycles in downtown Beaverton. The motorcycle store has expanded with a vision from a streetwise motorcycle rider, growing up in southeast Portland, to Lanphere Auto Group and Motorcycles, with over 350 employees.

Deacon Jones Automotive expands reach with acquisition of Sale Auto Mall in Kinston, North Carolina

SMITHFIELD, N.C., Feb. 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deacon Jones Automotive, a leading dealership group based in Smithfield, North Carolina, is proud to announce its recent acquisition of Sale Auto Mall Stores (BMW, Chevrolet, GMC & Ford) located in Kinston, North Carolina. By combining the strengths of both organizations, Deacon Jones Automotive aims to elevate the car-buying experience for its customers and continue its tradition of providing unparalleled value and service.

Rocky Mountain Eurosport Named CARFAX® Top-Rated Dealer

PARKER, Colo., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s official – Rocky Mountain Eurosport in Parker, Colorado has been recently named a CARFAX® Top-Rated Dealer. This is the fifth year CARFAX® is honoring dealerships around the United States for their exceptional customer service with this designation.

Beach Automotive Acquiring Jud Kuhn Chevrolet Dealership

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a buy-sell by the dealer group, Beach Automotive has purchased the dealership formally known as Jud Kuhn Chevrolet. The dealership was renamed to Beach Chevrolet on finalizing the purchase, January 24, 2024. The dealership, same as the dealer group, will be digitally represented by Sokal, an automotive advertising agency based in North Carolina.

Kelly Toyota Seizes Holiday Spirit, Donating to Multiple Community Causes

HAMBURG, Pa., Dec. 27, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the spirt of holiday giving, Kelly Toyota has seized the opportunity by providing contributions to three much-needed community causes in December 2023. Kelly Toyota of Hamburg loves to share the spirit of giving locally and is happy to spread Holiday cheer among the community they proudly serve.

Capital Auto Group Sponsors Make-A-Wish Event Set for December 16, 2023

CARY, N.C., Nov. 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Auto Group is proud to announce a sponsorship of an exciting Make-A-Wish Foundation event, scheduled for December 16, 2023, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Dave and Buster’s in Cary. The networks of dealerships, are thrilled to support this memorable event and to celebrate the local Make-A-Wish families.

Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Donates Vehicle to Veteran

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 16, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, in conjunction with Operation Homefront and U.S Bank’s Driven to Serve program, donated a vehicle to a deserving veteran on Wednesday, July 26 at Capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Garner.

Michael-Longo Graduates from NADA Academy

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 15, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Auto Group is pleased to announce that Lindsey Michael-Longo, Director of Strategy & Dealer Principal, recently graduated from the National Automobile Dealers Association Academy on August 11, 2023. Michael-Longo completed a rigorous, year-long educational program focusing on six disciplines essential to successful management and leadership in the retail automobile industry.

Capital Ford Rocky Mount Tornado Relief Program

RALEIGH, N.C., July 21, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Ford Rocky Mount announced today that the dealership has created a Tornado Relief Program to assist the community in rebuilding after a tornado touched down on Wednesday. The EF-3 tornado touched down near Rocky Mount on Wednesday around 12:30 pm bringing with it winds of up to 150 mph. [UPDATED]

Capital Ford of Raleigh Partners with Make-A-Wish to Grant Wish to Deserving Child

RALEIGH, N.C., June 21, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Ford of Raleigh is delighted to announce its partnership with Make-A-Wish, a renowned non-profit organization, to fulfill the dreams of a deserving child and his family. The wish will be granted to Sonny, a 4 year old adopted boy with end stage renal failure. Sonny enjoys playing outside, climbing walls and swinging.

Capital Nissan of Wilmington Partners with Make-A-Wish and an Anonymous Donor to Grant Wishes for Deserving Children in North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C., June 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Nissan of Wilmington is delighted to announce its partnership with Make-A-Wish, a renowned non-profit organization, to fulfill the dreams of deserving children with critical illnesses and their families in North Carolina. In an extraordinary act of generosity, the dealership has not only committed to donating one wish but has also gone above and beyond to make it possible to grant two wishes with the help of an Anonymous donor.

Crystal Auto Mall Signs Sokal as Agency of Record

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 14, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Crystal Auto Mall, located in Green Brook Township, NJ has recently signed Sokal, choosing the Raleigh based advertising firm as their agency of record. Crystal Auto Mall currently operates Crystal Mazda and Crystal Toyota where they sell a full line of each of those brands. Crystal Auto Mall also boasts an ample inventory of Pre-Owned and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.

Fontana Mazda hosts a Labor Day Celebration including complimentary, incredible food from TK Burgers, a raffle for gas gift cards and a car show

FONTANA, Calif., Aug. 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Labor Day weekend festivities in Fontana, located between Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino, include Fontana Mazda’s free Labor Day Celebration. As a local Mazda dealer, Fontana Mazda cares about its community and is providing free food from TK Burgers for everyone, a raffle and a car show. There will also be a food drive. The “Hunger Can Eat Our Dust” celebration starts at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 and ends at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the fun and participate in family fun activities.

Fontana’s Hyundai dealership is providing food from TK Burgers for its upcoming anniversary event

FONTANA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Hyundai dealership in the town of Fontana, California (Fontana Hyundai) is excited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its grand opening with local residents this month. To commemorate the milestone, the branch will be providing food and fun for the residents of Fontana.

Silicon Valley Enthusiast is a Top East Bay Used Car Dealer

HAYWARD, Calif., June 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Used car shoppers have quickly discovered that Silicon Valley Enthusiast (SVE) is the best dealership in the East Bay to go to for premium vehicles at highly competitive prices. As their company name suggests, the team at SVE are long-time car aficionados that are fully committed to helping customers find the right cars, trucks, and SUVs.

Capital Automotive Group Launches RideShift, A New Fully Online Car Buying Solution With Endorsement Partner and Former Carolina Panther, Luke Kuechly

RALEIGH, N.C., April 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Automotive Group today announced the launch of RideShift, a powerful, new dimension of car shopping, that uniquely leverages AI and exemplary customer service before, during and after the sale of a vehicle.

Aclaró AI Announces Vehicle Center

MIAMI, Fla., April 14, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aclaró AI, an IoT company that creates modern solutions for automotive retailers, is extremely excited to announce a new product that can quickly locate vehicles for customers regardless of location. Vehicle Center, helps auto dealers and auto wholesalers better serve their customers, more efficiently search inventory, analyze slow moving inventory, and generate more sales.

Sokal Announces Collaboration with Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC on Vehicle Photo Technology

RALEIGH, N.C., April 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal, a full-service advertising agency with offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C., announces a unique collaboration with Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC on a photo technology project that enhances the in-transit vehicle selling process.

Sokal Signs McLaughlin Ford for Automotive Marketing Campaign

RALEIGH, N.C., March 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automobile marketing agency, Sokal, recently signed as agency of record for McLaughlin Ford. Commencing on April 1, 2022, the Raleigh, North Carolina marketing agency, Sokal, will launch and craft a new strategy of digital advertising for the Sumter, South Carolina, McLaughlin Ford dealership.

Sokal Signs Lou Bachrodt Auto Group for Automotive Marketing Campaign

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 31, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lou Bachrodt Auto Group based in Rockford, Illinois recently signed Sokal, the Raleigh based automotive advertising firm, as their agency of record. Headquartered in North Carolina, Sokal is one of largest automotive advertising agencies in the country.

Lanphere Auto Group and Motorcycles Recently Signed Sokal

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lanphere Auto Group and Motorcycles recently signed Sokal, The Raleigh based Automotive Advertising firm, as their agency of record. Lanphere Auto Group consists of five dealerships, including Beaverton Honda, Beaverton Kia, Beaverton INFINITI, Bob Lanphere’s Newberg Jeep Ram, and Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Motorcycles.

Deacon Jones Remodel and New Design from Hyundai Motor Corp.

GOLDSBORO, N.C., Jan. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deacon Jones Auto Group is pleased to announce the complete remodel and all new facility design from Hyundai Motor corporation by Deacon Jones Hyundai in Goldsboro.

Kelly Toyota Seizes Holiday Spirit, Donating to Three Community Causes

HAMBURG, Pa., Dec. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the spirt of holiday giving, Kelly Toyota has seized the opportunity by providing contributions to three much-needed community causes in December 2021.

Kelly Toyota Presents Tilden Township with $15,000 Donation

HAMBURG, Pa., Dec. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the spirit of the holidays, Kelly Toyota of Hamburg, Pennsylvania presented Tilden Township a check for $15,000 to upgrade their playground. The presentation took place on at the Tilden Township Town Hall.

AutoAwards Loyalty Program Offers Incredible Returns for Dealerships After Recent Inventory Shortages

ODESSA, Del., Dec. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the auto industry continues experiencing ongoing microchip shortages, dealerships need new customer retention methods. As inventory begins to recover into the winter and the latest car models start arriving, AutoAwards offers loyalty solutions for auto dealerships through its auto loyalty programs to boost overall revenue and keep customers engaged and returning.

Auto Show Sales & Finance Wins Consumer Choice Award Winner For Third Consecutive Year – Voted Best Used Truck Dealership in the 2021/2022 Consumer Choice Award Survey

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Auto Show Sales & Finance is excited to announce they have been selected as Manitoba’s Consumer Choice Award winner for the 2021/2022 calendar year. This marks Auto Show’s third year recognized by Consumers Choice as the best truck sales & leasing dealership in Winnipeg and its first year winning in multiple categories – being selected as the best pre-owned automotive dealership in Winnipeg.

Sokal Becomes Agency of Record for New Sky Ford and Sky CJDR

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal, a distinguished leader in automobile advertising, recently signed as agency of record for Iowa based Sky Ford and Sky Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM.

Fontana Hyundai announces the grand opening of their new auto dealership facility located in the city of Fontana, CA

FONTANA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emerging auto dealership Fontana Hyundai announces the ribbon cutting of their brand-new facility located in Fontana, California, in San Bernardino County on August 27, 2021. In attendance will be Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren as well as members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Newly Formed Sky Auto Mall Purchases Junge Ford and Junge CDJR in Center Point, IA

CENTER POINT, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two long standing dealerships located in Center Point, IA have been purchased and are now owned and operated by the newly formed Sky Auto Mall. Formerly Junge Ford and Junge Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM will now be owned by Alex Tovstanovsky, Dealer Principal and General Manager of Sky Auto Mall.

Sokal Signs Infiniti of Melbourne and Kelly Ford

RALEIGH, N.C., June 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal, a decisive leader in automobile advertising, recently became the agency of record for Infiniti of Melbourne and Kelly Ford. Both dealerships are located in Melbourne, Florida as Sokal’s scope of services continues to reach progressively into the southeast region.

Kennedy Intelligence Data to Begin AI Marketing Program for Southern California Toyota Dealerships

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kennedy Intelligence Data (KID) with its partner SQREEM Technologies Pte. Ltd. developed and executed a program for Toyota of San Bernardino with its proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) technology to increase the success of the dealership’s digital advertising campaigns.

Leader in Automobile Dealer Marketing AutoAwards Launches new App

ODESSA, Del., May 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Automobile dealerships who work with AutoAwards now have access to a new app to help promote their award programs to customers. Finding ways to keep customers more interested and engaged is a top priority for most automotive dealerships.

Capital Subaru of Greenville to Participate in 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event

GREENVILLE, N.C., April 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Subaru of Greenville announced its participation in the 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event and selected the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina as their hometown charity to be added to the list of organizations that customers can select to receive a Subaru Share the Love donation.

Kelly Toyota & Kelly Hyundai are Open and Ready to serve Lehigh Valley and Eastern Pennsylvania

HAMBURG, Pa., April 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kelly Automotive Group is pleased to announce the acquisition and addition of two new dealerships. Kelly Toyota and Kelly Hyundai are setting up shop in the former Freedom Toyota and Freedom Hyundai locations of Hamburg, Pa. The new stores will not miss a beat and will be up and running immediately.

Sokal Signs Advantage Toyota

RALEIGH, N.C., March 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The flourishing advertising agency, Sokal, recently became agency of record for Advantage Toyota. Branching out into the Midwest, Sokal will cover full-service advertising to the Calumet City dealership including websites and digital services.

Sokal Signs Keffer Volkswagen

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal, a leader in the automotive advertising world, recently signed as agency of record for Keffer Volkswagen. Beginning on March 1, 2021, Sokal will provide a full range of digital and traditional advertising services.

Sokal Signs Burnworth-Zollars (BZ) Auto Group

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — East Coast Automotive advertising agency, Sokal, signed to be the agency of record for the Indiana based Burnworth-Zollars (BZ) Auto Group. Starting immediately, Sokal will initiate plans for the multi-rooftop auto group that will include a full range of traditional and digital advertising services.

University Kia Distributes Warmth to Durham Rescue Mission

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The dealership with a big heart, University Kia in Durham, North Carolina, found a way to provide a need for the Durham Rescue Mission by heaping warmth on the mission with the gift of warm blankets for the cold winter ahead.

Capital Automotive Group Contributes $46K to Raleigh NC Salvation Army

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital Automotive Group of Raleigh has once again opened wide its generous arms through their Capital Cares program. Between November 1 and December 15, 2020, a portion of all their vehicle sales at 12 participating Capital locations was given to benefit the local Salvation Army in Raleigh. A total of $46,840 was raised.

AutoAwards Creates Automotive Dealership Loyalty Rewards Programs That Partner with Charities

ODESSA, Del., Dec. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having an effective loyalty reward program can help car dealerships build their customer loyalty and company revenue. AutoAwards, a leader in the space, even allows clients to donate its “points” raised to benefit local community charities in need.