Archive for June, 2013
If you are considering the purchase of the 2013 Toyota Corolla, we think you would also be interested to learn a little bit more about the 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Here at Morrie’s we want to be sure you find the car that best fits your needs and make sure that you Buy Happy.
The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is a great fit if you are looking for a stylish, fuel efficient, and spacious midsize sedan. This vehicle offers both great standard and optional features, is stylish and comfortable, achieves great fuel economy, and was named Most Dependable Midsize Sedan in its class by JD Power & Associates.
Bob Baldwin who is Buffalo Ford’s current parts manager got quite the surprise on Monday, June 10th. Bob’s wife Lisa has been battling stage 4 Cholangio-Carcinoma a rare form of cancer which affects her liver, lungs, and bones. Bob has worked more than 18 years at Buffalo Ford. He is a dedicated employee and a very support husband and father of three children.
About a year and half ago Bob’s van broken down and was unable to make the necessary repairs to get the van going again. Over the last few weeks, on days Bob was not working with the help of volunteered technicians and many others. Bob’s van received a new engine and a cleaning inside and out and top to bottom. Always parking the van back in the same spot to make sure Bob would not catch onto the surprise that was finally revealed on Monday, June 10th. Here is a short video of Bob’s reaction!
If you haven’t already heard the news, our Twin Cities Luxury Auto store has changed their name to Morrie’s Luxury Auto. Rest assured, we’re still the same place with the same great cars and people you’ve come to know and trust. We saw an opportunity to better align Twin Cities Luxury Auto with the Morrie’s name and our brand history, so we made the switch.
Effective immediately you will see the new name and logo changes reflected across the Internet and all of our marketing channels. It’s not a revolutionary change but it is something that we are quite excited about.
Besides the rebrand there are a number of exciting changes coming our way this summer including a new facility that will offer more space and a better showcasing of our Bentley, Maserati and pre-owned models. We also look forward to the arrival of three new exciting vehicles. The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte, the Bentley Flying Spur and the Maserati Ghibli (pictured below).
For up to date news and development information make sure to check back to our blog often as well as the Morrie’s Luxury Auto Blog. We look forward to our continued growth as a company and the ability to enhance the customer service experience that we offer.
Do you live in Chippewa Falls or the surrounding area? Are you a hardworking individual looking for work? Morrie’s Chippewa Valley Mazda will be holding a Job Fair on July 9th, and we want to meet you! The Job Fair will be help at the Eagles Club in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin from 4-7pm on the 9th of July.
We are looking to hire for the following departments:
Light Duty Technician
Business Development Center (BDC)
Experience for the following positions is preferred but not required. For more information please give us a call at (715) 720-7000. The Eagles Club is located at 2588 Hallie Rd, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729. We look forward to meeting you!
Last Friday the Herb Brooks Foundation’s Annual Golf Classic took place at Victory Links Golf Course and we were happy to be in attendance once again. We have had an ongoing partnership with the Herb Brooks Foundation over the past year and it has been our pleasure to support the organization.
Throughout the winter season we supported the Herb Brooks Rink Rat program by providing shuttles and transporting Minneapolis public school students to parks in the area so that they could learn the sport of hockey. We are always looking for ways to give back to our community and our partnership with the Herb Brooks Foundation allows us to do just that.
This was the second year we sponsored the Herb Brooks Golf Open. We had a team of Morrie’s employees that played in the tournament and we also brought a few cars out to the event. Check out our photos and video coverage. We look forward to another successful Golf Classic next summer!
Summer has finally arrived and the weather actually cooperated for Cars & Coffee this past Saturday. Though we were forecasting a rainy week the sun decided to make an appearance just long enough for us to have a great event. The turnout was the best we have seen yet this year, since we had been battling a long winter and non-existent spring.
This Cars & Coffee event was extra special for the Morrie’s Automotive Group, The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Matthew. Early in January we partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota to help grant Matthew’s wish of having his 1968 Dodge Charger restored. We were thrilled to be able to get involved with the foundation to help with the restoration. After 5 long months Matthew’s car is finally complete and we surprised him with it on Friday. He brought the vehicle out to Cars and Coffee on Saturday and it was quite the hit. Spectators flocked to the vehicle to take a peek under the hood and get the chance to meet Matthew.
We were so happy that Matthew was able to bring his Charger out for a full house to see at the automotorplex. Check out some of our photos and video below to check out some of the other great cars that were at the event. Make sure to head out to the Automotorplex for MN C&C next month, historically July has the largest turnout of the season! For more information visit www.mncandc.com.
Check out our photo album below…
We were given a wonderful opportunity to team up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota this past January when we heard about Matthew’s wish to have his 1968 Dodge Charger restored. And after over 5 months of hard work, Matthew’s Charger is finally complete. We felt this partnership was a great fit and couldn’t wait to help out, so on January 12th, we set off for Northern Minnesota to pick up the car and see what kind of shape it was in.
You can imagine Matthew’s excitement when he found out we were there to grant the wish that he had patiently been waiting over a year for. We trailered the Charger back to our Minnetonka Ford store where we immediately began with a mechanical evaluation. We made sure to document the process of the restoration through a series of blog posts with videos and photos. You can check it out here. The story created a lot of buzz throughout the community and we were excited to be able to share it with everyone. We soon realized the amount of dedication and compassion that is present within the Morrie’s community amongst employees when they began volunteering their time and energy to help with the restoration.
It has been a long and rewarding process to help make Matthew’s wish come true and we were so thrilled to be able to finally surprise him this past weekend when he was least expecting it. We planned to have Matthew and his family visit for the weekend to tour a few of Morrie’s vehicles. He had no idea that towards the end of his tour, he would find his 1968 Dodge Charger, fully restored and finally complete. We held a small event with members of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Morrie’s employees and vendors that worked on the restoration, and Matthew’s family.
The following morning, Matthew got to show his new Charger off at MN C&C , a car event that Morrie’s sponsors the first Saturday of each month throughout the summer. Matthew’s Charger looked great amongst all the other classic and exotic vehicles at the event and sure got a lot of attention. Stay tuned for a separate blog post highlighting the June C&C event and a special segment featuring Matthew’s appearance.
With over 600 hours of work, more than 40 employees, and a dozen different vendors, Matthew’s wish finally became a reality. All the time and hard work paid off when we all saw the look on Matthew’s face Friday night when he first laid eyes on the car. We were so proud to be able to work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to help make this wish come true and we truly appreciate the opportunity to give back to our community and a great family like Matthew’s.