Watch this week’s Motormouth Podcast and find out about an amazing challenge for a worthy cause. Maverick’s AMAZING Race is a fund-raising event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Amarillo & Canyon, Texas. This scavenger-hunt-like race is patterned after the TV show “The Amazing Race,” and features teams of two competing in mental and physical challenges at popular locations throughout a 5-mile radius of downtown Amarillo. Don’t wait! The deadline to register is May 1st. Simply text Maverick to 51555 and you’re in! Ready, set, go!
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.
“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 email@example.com. 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.”
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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.
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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!
AMARILLO, TX – Street Toyota in Amarillo Street Toyota is using state-of-the art video technology to provide their customers a mini-mechanical lesson on their own vehicle. “It’s a customer experience like no other” says Jason Reed, Service Manager for Street Toyota. “The moment you pull in to our service drive, our advisers asses your needs on iPads to speed up the process for you.” Reed says.
Street Toyota technicians take videos of cars in the shop and show their customers what repairs, if any, are needed. “The process is quick and easy” says Mike Good, General Manager. “Technicians inspect vehicles with their iPods, press the record button and show the customer what they found. There’s no editing or compressing files” says Good. “Customers receive the video in an email and text message.”
Customer’s video messages are color coded; Green means the car is in great shape and no work is required. Yellow warns of a repair that will be needed down the road, like worn brakes or cracks in a control arm bushing, and a red-coded video shows a repair that needs immediate attention.
Shops can monitor when a customer watches a video, how much of it is viewed, how many times it’s been watched and if they sent it to anyone else. Customers are invited to call the shop, or they can ask the store to contact them to approve any additional work that might be recommended.
“Customers are watching their personalized videos, calling back and ordering the work with confidence” says Reed. “People are just blown away by the transparency and our very honest presentation of what’s recommended.”
If a technician determines that a customer’s vehicle needs multiple repairs, but the customer only elects to do some of the work immediately, the service advisor can immediately schedule a follow-up message. The original video message can be resent a week, month or even a year later to remind the customer of the needed repairs.
“The response from our customers has been great” says Good. “We embrace any technology that improves our customer’s experience.”
Street Toyota uses “Click & Send” video technology from Quik Video, LLC. “Street Toyota has increased their service efficiency” says Jack Gardner of Quik Video. “They made sure we trained all of their service staff to save time and money for their customers.” Check out Quick Video’s website at http://qkvideo.com/ for more information.
Street Toyota is a high-volume store in Amarillo, with a population 196,000. 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.
Motormouths John ‘Lucky’ Luciano and David Walker take the challenge; Nitrogen vs. Nitrous Oxide! You’ll get a bang out of today’s video podcast! Consult your physician if you experience laughter for two hours or more.
What’s all the fuss about replacing the air in your tires with nitrogen? Listen in as John and David explain that what you put in your tires matters! Also, take a sneak peek at the new Supra from Toyota and the exciting Dune and Denim Beetles from Volkswagen!
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As a member of the Dealer Council for Volkswagen Group of America, I got to see, firsthand, the exciting and innovate designs to be unveiled this year.
Even the high-tech building that houses Volkswagen’s U.S. headquarters in Herndon, Virginia is an amazing feat of architectural wonder. Thoughtful design is incorporated into each of its 185,000 square feet. A central, interconnecting staircase between the second and sixth floors is a sight to behold.
Naturally, the Council also discussed the continued challenges that face Volkswagen; both for our customers and dealers.
One of the most interesting things I discovered at this meeting was something that wasn’t on the agenda; Humor and playful communication.
While tackling some of the most important (and serious) issues within your organization, remember to strengthen your relationships with everyone involved by triggering some positive feelings. We simply think better the less stress we have.
When we laugh with one another, that positive bond is created. This bond acts as a strong cushion against stress.
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin
A study published in the Harvard Business Review discusses how followers mirror their leaders. According to this study in behavioral neuroscience, human brains contain mirror neurons. A subset of these mirror neurons is to detect other people’s smiles and laughter, prompting smiles and laughter in return.
A leader or coworker who is self-controlled and humorless will rarely engage those neurons in his team, but a boss who laughs and sets an easygoing tone puts those neurons to work, triggering spontaneous laughter and binding his team together in the process.