Larry Gatlin to perform a benefit concert at West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX, March 26, 2016 (Newswire) –Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Larry Gatlin will be performing in an intimate dinner concert to benefit the establishment of his wife’s new music scholarship at West Texas A&M.  “Janis Moss Gatlin grew up in Odessa and was once a student here at WTAMU” says Dr. Darrell Bledsoe, senior lecturer at the University.  “This scholarship will help our students in the new music industry program here at the WTAMU School of Music Bledsoe says.

This special event, entitled ‘An Evening of Dinner and Song with Larry Gatlin,’ will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5th at Legacy Hall in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center on the WTAMU Campus.  A meet-and-greet with this world-renowned artist will be prefaced before dinner at 6:30 pm. Gatlin’s country-pop performance of his well-known repertoire will highlight the evening.

David Walker, Dr. Darrell Bledsoe and John Luciano
David Walker, Dr. Darrell Bledsoe and John Luciano

“Gatlin started singing as a young man at his church in Seminole, Texas” explained Bledsoe, recently on the weekly Motormouth Podcast, show sponsored by Street Toyota and Street Volkswagen of Amarillo, Texas.  “He sang on his local radio station too” says Bledsoe.  Gatlin is best know for his musical hits with his group Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers.  Gatlin joined the Imperials, a gospel group while at the University of Houston.  “That’s when he met up with Dottie West and things started to skyrocket for him” says Bledsoe.  Gatlin secured a solo deal with Monument Records in 1973.  A prolific season of albums and Top-20 hits soon followed.  The Gatlin Brother’s song All the Gold in California was released under the Columbia label.

Broken Lady, released in 1975 was Gatlin’s second big hit on the Hot Country Songs chart at number 5. This song won him a Grammy award in 1976 for Best Country Song and has also been recorded by Dottie West.

To purchase concert tickets, RSVP by April 1, 2016 by calling (806) 651-2840 or emailing mlittle@wtamu.edu. For additional information, contact the marketing department at Street Auto Group at (806) 355-9846 or (806) 350-8999.

“We’re honored to help Dr. Bledsoe in promoting this great cause” says Mike Good, General Manager of Street Toyota.  “We’ve been a long-time supporter of the University and we’re so excited to have a hand in spreading the word about Larry Gatlin coming to town.”

‘Like,’ Share and Comment on Street Toyota’s Facebook post for a chance to win a pair of tickets before Monday, March 28th!

Street Toyota is the largest, high-volume dealership in the West-Texas Panhandle region.  For more information about Street Toyota, visit the dealership at 4500 South Soncy Road in Amarillo, Texas or online at http://www.streettoyota.com/ Call (806) 355-9846 for more information.

Street Toyota has served the Amarillo area for over 34 years and has received the prestigious Toyota President’s Awards for the past 12 years.  Street Toyota was named the 2012 Automotive News ‘100 Best Dealerships To Work For.’  Street Toyota has been a valuable corporate citizen in the West-Texas Panhandle area.  They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, United Way, The Mavericks Boys and Girls Club, High Plains Food Bank, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project, Snack Pak 4 Kids, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Discovery Center, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), West Texas A&M University and many other organizations.

Media Contact: Flo Lopez, Street Toyota of Amarillo, Texas, (806) 355-9846, internet@street-toyota.com http://www.streettoyota.com/

Let the Car Catchers capture the car of your dreams!

Unleash the power of Car Catcher to capture the car of your dreams! Street Volkswagen in Amarillo, Texas announces their high-tech website tool to help you locate the exact car, truck or SUV that you’ve always wanted. “We’ll find whatever you’re looking for” says General Manager, John ‘Lucky’ Luciano. “You won’t even need your elephant gun.” Check out all the details of this world-class, Jurassic-sized program in our most recent ‘Motormouth Video Podcast.’

Meet some of our friendly Service Department staff here at Street Toyota of Amarillo

Meet some of our friendly Service Department staff here at Street Toyota of Amarillo
Meet some of our friendly Service Department staff here at Street Toyota of Amarillo

Meet some of our friendly Service Department staff here at Street Toyota of Amarillo; Alex Montes, Armando Martinez, Chance Salter, Cody Bradford, Edward Jordan, Javon Anderson, John Tait, Joshua Fore, Judy Grant, Kim McClure, Lionel Wilson, Stehen Garret, Trey Ellis and Zak Kosechata!

This week in Amarillo; Young Life, Boys & Girls Club, Make-a-Wish and West Texas A&M University

Flo & Lucky review this week in Amarillo, Texas
Flo & Lucky review this week in Amarillo, Texas

Check out what’s happening this week with Motormouths; Lucky & Flo!

In space, no one can hear you scream… But you can certainly hear John ‘Lucky’ Luciano rant! Check out Street Auto Group‘s exciting, out-of-this World highlights of the week on our Motormouth Video Podcast.

This week we discuss Young Life Amarillo, The Boys & Girls Club, West Texas A&M University Career Fair and the Make-a-Wish Foundation!

Subscribe our Motormouth Podcast using your favorite podcast app: 1) Search for ‘Motormouth’ 2) Click on the red, Motormouth podcast 3) Listen and enjoy (it’s like bacon for your ears with half the fat, but all the flavor)!

Check out the fun:https://www.facebook.com/StreetVolkswagen/videos/1191442794200744/

I’m looking for nice people at Street Volkswagen in Amarillo

The Street Volkswagen Team
The Street Volkswagen Team

Business is growing and I need more friendly people!

Come join our winning team at Street Volkswagen in Amarillo, Texas.  I’m looking for the perfect person to assist our fast-paced, growing Sales Department as an automotive Internet Sales Specialist.

Internet Sales Specialist help our customers find the vehicle that’s right for them! If you like meeting people and have good customer service skills, give us a call to set up a time to come talk with us at our brand new, state-of-the art facility on Soncy Road, near 45th.

Qualified Applicants must have:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good grammar and spelling ability
  • An aptitude for making outbound telephone calls

As an Internet Sales Specialist you will:

  • Determine vehicle requirements by working with customers
  • Answers inquiries by clarifying desired information; researching, locating, and providing information
  • Resolves customer concerns by clarifying issues; researching and exploring answers and alternative solutions; implementing solutions; escalating unresolved problems
  • Explain features and benefits of a wide variety of vehicles based on customer’s needs and wants
  • Maintains a customer database by entering detailed information on customer activities
  • Participates in educational opportunities such as vehicle training
  • Have fun by helping our Volkswagen customers have a world-class experience

If you think you might be a good fit for this position, please call Jeanine Clement or Shane Giese today to set up a time to come talk with us at our brand new, state-of-the art facility on Soncy Road: (806) 350-8999. Please email me your updated resume to: john_luciano@streetvw.com and let me know you saw this job mentioned on LinkedIn.

Street Volkswagen

8707 Pilgrim Drive

Amarillo, TX 79119

(806) 350-8999

We’re located just South of 45th on Soncy Road, about a block South of Academy Sports… Look for the high-tech, glass building and blue VW logo!

Lucky

Street Toyota announces record sales

Mike Good, General Manager and Joe Street, Owner of Street Toyota
Mike Good, General Manager and Joe Street, Owner of Street Toyota

AMARILLO, TX – Street Toyota in Amarillo achieved the 40th highest volume in used car sales out of 13,050 in the state of Texas for 2015.  “This is a great accomplishment” says Mike Good, General Manager of Street Toyota.  “Ranking 40th in Texas is huge when you consider that we’re the most populous State, after California.”

Street Toyota’s rankings were announced recently by Cross-Sell Reports, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, which collects the information via state departments of motor vehicles.  Street Toyota’s rankings were compared to more than 1,300 franchised automobile dealerships in nearly 300 communities throughout the state of Texas, according to The Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA).   There are over 13,050 used car dealers in Texas when all independent lots are included.

“We’re honored to help so many families with their transportation needs in the West-Texas Panhandle area” says Cory Dupriest, General Sales Manager of Street Toyota.

With nearly 27 million inhabitants, Texas would actually rank number 47 in size worldwide if Texas was compared as an independent country (Saudi Arabia (30.8 million) and Australia (23.6 million)).  Street Toyota’s sales volume competes with dealerships in cities with large Motorplex areas like the Dallas/Fort Worth region at 6.4 million people.

“Last year we helped 2,858 people find the exact pre-owned or Toyota Certified Pre-Owned car that they needed” says Good.  “It’s not the total number of sales that impresses us, it’s the fact that we’re blessed with so many opportunities to serve our neighbors and friends in this part of the country” says Good. “It’s what makes coming to work every day so fulfilling.”

Street Toyota is a high-volume store in Amarillo, with a population 196,000.  “By paying attention to the needs of our customers we’ve been able to assist families not just from Texas, but also from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas” says Dupriest.

For more information about Street Toyota, visit the dealership at 4500 South Soncy Road in Amarillo, Texas. To speak with a representative, visit http://www.streettoyota.com/ or call the dealership at (806) 355-9846.

Street Toyota has served the Amarillo area for over 34 years and has received the prestigious Toyota President’s Awards for the past 11 years.  Street Toyota was named the 2012 Automotive News ‘100 Best Dealerships To Work For.’  Street Toyota has been a valuable corporate citizen in the Panhandle area. They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, United Way, The Mavericks Boys and Girls Club, High Plains Food Bank, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project, Snack Pak 4 Kids, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Discovery Center, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), West Texas A&M University and many other organizations.

Media Contact: Flo Lopez, Street Toyota of Amarillo, Texas, (806) 355-9846, internet@street-toyota.com http://www.streettoyota.com/

 

C-4 Analytics; A look inside digital marketing

8 Ball die refuses to die
8 Ball die refuses to die

C-4 Analytics conducted a memorable presentation at Digital Dealer 20 in Orlando recently. Justin Cook, co-founder of C-4 challenged dealers to not get lost in convoluted and confusing reporting. “Too often vendor reporting is designed to distract dealers from what’s important” says Cook. “I encourage dealers to hold their vendors more accountable.”

I applaud C-4’s commitment to providing innovative strategies and technology to help dealers reduce costs and improve their profitability with digital marketing.

My daughter has another idea about C-4; she disassembled their clever, Magic 8 Ball-style convention give away. “I wanted the dice inside” she says! Oh well, I guess we all want to deconstruct digital marketing into easy-to-understand bits and pieces! When I saw the dripping, blue die, it reminded me of an advanced Borg ship. – Flo