2014 Grappone Cares Contest

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The first round of our 2014 Grappone Cares Contest is set to start on June 9th. This is a Facebook Contest put on by The Grappone Automotive Group that enables non-profit organizations to be nominated, and voted upon by our Facebook Fans for the chance to win $5,000 through the Toyota Match Program. This year Grappone will be doing things differently than in years past. The contest will consist of the same nomination period, followed by a voting period, however there will now be criteria for the eligible nominee’s. The first round of the Grappone Cares Contest will be catered towards non-profit organizations that help support Families and Children in Need throughout New Hampshire. Organizations meeting this criteria will be eligible to be voted on by our Facebook Fans. The second and third round of the Grappone Cares Contest will be catered towards Animals in Need, and Nature and Environmental organizations, respectively. The fourth round of the Contest will be a “Grappone Pick” where members of our team here at The Grappone Automotive Group will vote on whom they think the winner should be out of all the nominated organizations that weren’t a part of the voting period. In previous years, through the Grappone Cares Contest; Grappone has donated to an assortment of non-profits such as Sullivan County Humane Society, Live and Let Live Farm, Granite State Dog Recovery, Becky’s Gift, and Sock Homelessness. The Grappone Automotive Group realizes the importance of giving …

Learn How To Maintain Your Car

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We know that not everyone has the brain of a mechanic, but for safety reasons their are some things you SHOULD know how to do. Have you ever worried about being stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire or an overheating car and had no cell phone service to call for help? Do you fear this will happen to your teenage driver? Not sure where they can learn this? Grappone Automotive Group has set up a “New Driver’s Clinic”. Not a new driver? Don’t worry anyone is welcome to attend this free event. Certified technicians will walk you through the basics of car maintenance so you don’t have to worry about the “what if” situations. Learn how to: -check your fluids -jack up your car -change a tire -jump start you battery If there are other questions you have our technicians will be available to answer them. This is a chance for you to learn about your car, after all you will spend most of your life driving. This event will be held at Grappone Toyota on March 28th at 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. We ask that you RSVP via our Facebook event.  By: Josh Wynne

Live Juice in Concord

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Amanda Grappone Osmer has a new “go to” food place in town. “Live Juice.  LOVE THAT PLACE! The Honda store is hooked…please spread the word.  Awesome, healthy things happening down on Main Street.” In case you didn’t know, Amanda enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and she encourages it among her team as well. Now with such a healthy store down the road – breakfast and/or lunch doesn’t have to be greasy or fattening. What is Live Juice? Imagine a place that provides delicious food options, that are also healthy. Live juice strives to bring the highest quality ingredients to their customers. They also rely on using locally and organically grown products when possible. They also try to keep the environment healthy by partnering with local farmers to compost a large portion of their waste.  Don’t believe you can eat healthy AND be happy at the same time? Stop by Live Juice and give them a taste! Know of another delicious and nutritious place? Comment the name of it below =]

Start 2014 off right with Jeremy’s Bootcamp

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Grappone encourages health and wellness among their team members. They also believe in supporting local businesses. With these two factors it only made sense to team up with Jeremy Woodward. Jeremy is the owner of Jeremy’s Bootcamp, a bootcamp gym in Concord, NH.   In 2013 a few Grappone Team Members attended one of Jeremy’s Bootcamp classes. The class was challenging but inviting to people of all fitness levels. We are giving one lucky person a chance to win 3 months of unlimited classes at Jeremy’s Bootcamp ($327 value). Enter your name for a chance to win! For those who don’t win you can mention this contest to Jeremy and he will give you 25% off your first month! You can also receive a free trial class, but be warned – you will fall in love with his classes!   FYI **** You must LIKE Grappone and Jeremy’s Bootcamp on Facebook!  

Vote Grappone for 2014 NH BOB Awards

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Grappone Automotive Group has been nominated for 2 BOB Awards – Best Automotive Dealership and Best Auto Fleet Dealership. We are asking our loyal guests to help us claim these titles. We would appreciate your vote! If you feel we deserve these awards spread the word and vote. Best Automotive Dealership and Best Auto Fleet Dealership are questions 89 and 90. You do not need to answer all the questions on the survey, but support any of your local favorite businesses. Vote here. We need your help to win the NH Best of Business Awards for 2014! Let’s start this year off right. Voting ends on 1/31/14. Thank you from all of us here at Grappone! By Danielle Roller

Concord Monitor learns about Grappone’s Mindfulness

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On Friday, 12/27 The Concord Monitor visited Grappone Automotive Group. The subject of their article was mindfulness in the workplace, which 4th generation owner Amanda Grappone Osmer knows a lot about. While The Monitor visited Amanda had a jam session with fellow team members. Every Tuesday after hours team members gather in the Toyota showroom for a jam session. On Friday, we had an accordionist, Ivan, four guitarists, Sean – Gwen – Lynda- and Mike, and Amanda was there with her banjo. If you want to read more about The Concord Monitor’s visit you can read their article here. Learn more about Amanda’s approach to mindfulness in the work place as well as encouraging healthy lifestyles – physically and mentally.

A Season of Giving at Grappone

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During the holiday season Grappone and all the team members at Grappone focus on giving back to others. Grappone participates in two wonderful holiday programs. Grappone is a drop off  location for Toys for Tots and also particpates in The Salvation Army’s Wish Upon A Star Christmas program. Team members at Grappone signed up to receive a star and worked together to fulfill children’s Christmas wishes. Purchases for the children range from clothing to Legos to bicycles. Every child deserves a Christmas and 60 stars were claimed by team members. That means that 60 local children will be receiving presents on Christmas because of the generosity that everyone here has. Each show room is set up with a Toys for Tots drop off location. At Grappone Toyota there is a Toyota Tacoma in the showroom that is being filled every day with toys. Whether it was a kind guest at Grappone or a team member dropping off the toy, the community we have here at Grappone is beyond caring and always trying to give back to the community. On December 8th Grappone held their annual Christmas party. This party is for the children of all Grappone team members. This year we had 130 children in attendance. They all got to meet Santa, see Rudolph and the Gingerbread Man. Every child went home with a gift as well. How have you celebrated the season of giving this year?

Black Friday 2013

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Black Friday 2013 – the day to get deals when shopping! Some dread this day and want to avoid the crowds, others live for this day. What’s your take on it? Here at Grappone we are going to give out 2 season tickets to Pats Peak if you purchase or lease a car. This special offer begins on Black Friday and is available while supplies last. This package is valued at over $1,000! You can keep the tickets for yourself or give them away to friends or family. Did you know that Grappone supports shopping local? We will also be partnering with Nearby Registry to help inform our guests on why it is important to shop locally. We have nothing but love for our community and we hope you do too! This year Santa is Nearby! In the Ford/Hyundai lot the Moonshine Truck will be set up. This will be the Moonshine’s maiden voyage! Similar to a lunch truck, but here you can enter the truck and do some shopping. So while you have your car serviced or you are trying to decide on which car to buy enjoy some convenient shopping! When you visit Grappone you will always be introduced to upfront pricing and a negotiation free buying process. While you might deal with a big hassle at other stores on Black Friday you can be assured that we provide a hassle free process!

Volunteering at CASA

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Grappone Team Member, Nancy Cote, volunteered for CASA of NH on Friday, November 8th working on their semi-annual fundraising campaign’s 4,000 piece mailer. She sent out handwritten notes to thank past contributors and volunteers. She also prepared greeting cards to benefit CASA and packed jewelry for transfer to the local church for their upcoming fundraiser. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the New Hampshire court system. As a private nonprofit, they rely on a diverse revenue base. Thirty to forty percent of their operating budget is from state and federal funding, with the balance from individual and corporate contributions, private grants and revenue from CASA fundraising efforts. Nancy was pleased to present CASA with a $250 donation from Grappone in the Community. She said, “What a great group of people doing an amazing job for the children in the court system in the State of NH.  There were 2 employees there who took delivery of vehicles from Grappone Toyota and they couldn’t be happier.  One employee, Marty, was actually the woman responsible for bringing CASA to the state.  She loves the Toyota facility, her RAV4, and us (not necessarily in that order)!  I can’t wait to go back.  I will be volunteering on my own in the future.  Thanks for the great experience! “   You can also help Nancy support CASA of NH by …