3rd Annual Car Show hosted by Red Wing Chevrolet

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We’re excited to announce…
Red Wing Chevrolet will be hosting it’s 3rd annual car show this year on July 25th, 2015 from 10 – 2. This show is open to all vehicles and all classes.
We’ll give trophies to the top 3 vehicles. Voting will be peoples choice AND participant choice. We’ll have food available on site for purchase. You don’t want to miss out on some of the fabulous door prizes this year. You need to have a registered vehicle and be present to win. We always have a great turn out of vehicles and spectators at this event. We move all the vehicles on the “service” side entrance of our lot. What a sight to see when you drive by on Hwy 61! Our first year we had over 100 vehicles registered. Our staff always has a fun time at this event visiting with the participants and all the “car talk”. If you’re interested in registering a vehicle for the show, please feel free to give our Service Manager, Chris Larson a call at 651-267-4531.
I’ve given my top ten reasons to come out and check out the show:

1. Fresh air!
2. The view, rows and rows of new and old cars to check out
3. Community. You’re bound to see someone you know!
4. The food!
5. You won’t have to drive by and “wonder” what’s going on, you’ll already be here!
6. Kids! They love looking at cars. At least mine does!
7. You can walk around, take your time. We’re here ALL day! Well most of it, the event is from 10 – 2 but our dealerships open til 5
8. It’s FREE!
9. The memories! I bet a lot of people point at a car and say “I had one of those 67 whatever whatever’s…” (at least my Dad does!) The nostalgia alone is worth a stop here that day….
10. You can vote on who will be one of the top 3 winners for the trophy!

If even one reason has peaked your interest in this event, then stop out and we look forward to seeing you in July!

Kelly Ratz

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Mark of Excellence Award Winner for 2014

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Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac once again has earned the dealership Mark of Excellence Award for 2014. I am so proud of our dealership, staff, co-workers and customers for helping us achieve this goal for two years in a row! We earned awards this year for both Chevrolet and Buick. Out of 15 dealerships, we were one of only two to earn both.

General Motors honored many members of the sales and service teams at Red Wing Chevrolet for outstanding product knowledge and customer satisfaction.  What does it take to earn this Mark of Excellence Award? Team members must have extensive knowledge and know how to treat you right and keep YOU the customer happy.  It is reserved only for the best GM Dealerships.  We are very proud of this accomplishment for professionalism, superior customer satisfaction and excellent sales while expanding our business.  Congratulations to all Red Wing Chevrolet staff who worked hard to attain the Mark of Excellence Award!

 

Pictured left to right: Mitch Koneczy: GM Zone Rep, Brad Banitt: GM, Joey Langfeldt: New Car Mgr

Kelly Ratz      Sales & Marketing

Sign and Drive Leasing at Red Wing Chevrolet

April showers bring May flowers and apparently great lease offers too! Sign and Drive leasing is back!
You can lease a new Chevrolet Malibu for ZERO down, ZERO security deposit and ZERO due at signing. We have payments as low as $211 a month on approved credit. This is not some basic car! This is a new 2015 Malibu LT with cruise control, alloy wheels, power windows and locks. You’ll also get 2 years FREE maintenance.  What are you waiting for!! April is the best time to buy a new car. We have a great selection of colors and equipment in stock. We look forward to seeing you today!

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Born Again: Next-Gen Chevrolet Malibu Announced

Larger, lighter and more efficient Malibu to be unveiled at New York Auto Show
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Red Wing, MN – Designed to deliver more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Malibu will make its public debut at the New York International Auto Show this April.
Using a blank slate approach, Chevrolet designers benefited from an entirely new architecture, which for Malibu includes a wheelbase nearly four inches longer than the outgoing model. That, in turn, provides increased rear legroom and interior space.
“Chevrolet has earned an impressive lineup of industry awards over the past year,” said Brad Banitt of Red Wing Chevrolet. “The upcoming debut of the next-generation Malibu will only continue the brand’s momentum and customer excitement.”
Due to a higher-strength steel structure, the new Malibu is also expected to be 300 pounds lighter than the current model, which benefits the sedan’s fuel economy and handling.
“Malibu’s gorgeous styling is the result of a masterful understanding of proportions,” said Ed Welburn, General Motors’ vice president of Global Design. “The roofline has been stretched rearward giving a more sleek profile, while the front wheels have moved forward and front and rear overhangs have been reduced. Along with the sculpted body side, these cues help Malibu appear more dynamic and sophisticated.”
The 2016 Malibu is expected to go on sale by the end of 2015.

 

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at http://www.chevrolet.com.
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Take a Tour of Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac

Follow Dee Bauer as she gives us a tour of the dealership!

Stop in any time! We look forward to seeing you!

 

Kelly

 

 

 

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac is hiring Sales Staff

 

Help Wanted! We are Hiring!

Have you ever had an interest in selling cars? Do you like working with people? Do you have some basic computer skills? If you answered “NO” to any of theses questions then you can probably stop reading now. However, if you answered “YES”, then please keep reading and see if you’d like a career in the automotive field.

Red Wing Chevrolet Buick Cadillac is looking at hiring two sales people and you could be one of them. Here’s what we offer, if you think it’s a fit for you, great! If not, that’s ok, maybe but we’d appreciate it if you’d pass the word along to any interested parties.

Here are just a few things we offer at our dealership. Give us a call and we can tell you more if you like what you see here.

1. A 5 day work week! You will always have Sundays off and another day off during the week too.

2. Comfortable and non-confrontational selling process. We have a brand new building, it’s not even 2 years old. It’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter and exceptionally clean. We take pride in the building and our GM dealership as a whole. Our selling process is not pushy! We do NOT want uncomfortable customers, we want HAPPY customers and being pushy does not make people happy. Customers can buy when they are ready, not when we are.

3. Competitive and straightforward pricing and relaxed work environment. That’s a lot for one sentence. We have pricing tools here that price our vehicles competitively within the market. We are usually below what the  competitors are asking for similar a vehicle. You will be able to present and show this to customers when selling vehicles. It’s the straightforward part of the pricing!

4. Financial Freedom to make what you deserve and generate significant income. If you work hard and come to work ready to work, then this sentence speaks for itself.

If you’re still reading this then you must be somewhat interested in this position or just curious?? If you are interested, please do not email me, hiring is not my “thing”.  Please contact Scott Stanko the dealerships GSM (General Sales Manager) at sstanko@redwingchev.com to send your resume and/or to set up an interview. We would love to tell you more about this opportunity!

We have more details on our website at redwingchev.com. We’re located next to the large time and temperature sign right on Hwy 61 in Red Wing, MN.

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Kelly

 

Wishing you a Happy New Year

#Jan 4th, 2015

As I type this on Sunday morning I’m wondering where do I start here?? I can wish our friends, customers, and co-workers a happy new year then leave it at that, period, happy new year, ok done. Since it’s 2015 and I want to challenge myself to write these blogs with a little more genuine feel to them, I’m going to have to do better than that.  So here goes. Yikes!

My son is asleep on the couch, my husband is getting ready to go ice fishing (even though the wind chill is set today for somewhere between -20 to -30 below, but we like fish and someone’s gotta do it). Our daughter is off to the Mall of America for a little shopping and fun. I’ve already printed off my recipe for homemade caramel sauce and my 52 week savings plan and put my first dollar into the jar. My new year’s resolution list is done. Just kidding! Also, it’s quiet here today, which is nice but forces me to do things like this…lol.

There won’t be much talk in this blog today about Chevrolet, Buick or Cadillac. I haven’t been to work since Christmas Eve Day. That’s 5 days away from work so I will give 5 reason’s why I’m ready to go back to reality tomorrow:

1. The new 2015 Colorado should be in by then. The last one sold so fast, I never got to see it or drive it. Bummer…did I mention I was on vacation the day it sold so don’t feel too bad for me. There will be more. This will be the only “vehicle” mention in this blog. I really am excited to get back and see it!

2. Who will be the employee of the month? That is always a fun meeting reading nominations from fellow employees on who they thought went over and above in their daily routine. People do see good things and like to mention them about their co-workers. It has a positive impact at our dealership. I don’t think a lot of places do this, maybe they do but I don’t hear about it much.

3. New Years Eve! What did everyone do? Where did they go? What fancy place did they eat at? Did they stay home like most people I know did? What are there resolution’s for 2015?

4. My daughter is working at the dealership Monday through Thursday this week ! I’ll get to ride with her to work and back almost every day! She is in college at Iowa State University and is home on winter break. Big deal to me for this extra time with her before she heads back to ISU next Sunday.

5. This one’s very obvious. It’s Sunday, I’m at home. I’m working at home. I’m writing a blog for work from home… Time to get creative again. Time to put some new ideas in motion. Time to…

Time to call my mom!  My mom’s birthday is today, I must keep this short, phone call to be made.

So truly have a great 2015 everyone, from all of us at Red Wing Chevrolet, WE WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR and I do too!

Kelly

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