Fiddlers in the Showroom

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For the second consecutive year, Grappone Automotive Group was pleased to host the New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble during their April concert series. Peaceful sounds resonated throughout the Toyota showroom on the evening of Saturday April 1, 2017. The snow storm was no match for the radiance that characterizes the Ensemble and their drive to put on a great show. The NH Fiddle Ensemble raised over $9,000 for the child abuse efforts of the New Hampshire Children’s Trust. The Ensemble kicked off this benefit concert with a two set performance at the dealership. The group embodies many styles of music and plays a wide-variety of instruments in addition to the fiddle. These include banjos, cellos, harps, an accordion, and even a trumpet. Moreover, the concert highlighted beautiful singing and a yodel performance. Main ensemble coach, Ellen Carlson shares her comments on the event, “The ensemble members just love doing the concert at Grappone Toyota. The acoustics are great and the members love that they can interact with the audience. All of the employees at Grappone are so accommodating and welcoming — even providing a “green room” for our members and having the parking lot clear on such a snowy day. The NH Children’s Trust and I find Grappone so easy to work with! I think this partnership of the arts, a community-minded company such as Grappone and a not-for-profit like the Children’s Trust has done some amazing things for a lot of people. We really appreciate their support.” …

Grappone in the Community | Live and Let Live Farm

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Laura Evans, Grappone Toyota Appointment Coordinator, arrived at Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester, NH, on Friday, July 22nd, to meet with Terry Penny, a volunteer at the farm. She watched a short film on the history of how the farm came to be. She then went straight to work, at the Tack Shop, sorting rain sheets, turn out sheets and light blankets, and binning them up according to size. Laura’s next project consisted of unloading the truck’s inventory used at the Deerfield Fair Grounds the prior weekend for the Deerfield 250th Celebration. She also worked with Terry to saddle a horse for the very first time. Finally, Laura cleaned out the puppy pens and exercised the puppies to help release some of their built up energy! At the end of her day of volunteering, Laura presented Terry Penny with a $250 donation from Grappone in the Community to help support the farm. Live and Let Live Farm is “A non-profit, Volunteer Rehabilitation, Rescue and Sanctuary for animals”, which relies solely on volunteers to run the farm. Laura had a wonderful time and is looking forward to returning to the farm again soon!

Car Batteries VS New Hampshire

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If your battery is 3 years or older, it is a good idea to get it tested. Getting your battery tested regularly at your local dealer, can prevent a “no-start” situation and can save you a ton of frustration. If you are experiencing a battery issues because of the recent cold weather in New Hampshire, we can help! Visit any of our dealerships and our Certified Technicians are here for you!    

Grappone in the Community with Cyndi Soloman

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Cyndi Solomon, Grappone Staff Accountant, presented a donation of $250 to Concord Capitols’ Vice President, Jen Peightell Diachenko, from Grappone in the Community on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at their 2015 Season info/registration night. Cyndi has been the Treasurer of Concord Capitols since January of this year. Her volunteer duties consist of attending board meetings and writing grants to raise money for the Capitols. Established in 1988, the Concord Capitols Football & Cheer programs have a rich history of providing opportunities for youth to participate in programs that teach kids to strive for excellence in teamwork, sportsmanship and scholastic achievement. Future fundraising events include a car wash at Arnie’s on July 5th and August 16th, and a yard sale at Martin Field in Concord.There will also be an additional info/registration night on Sunday, June 14th at Martin Field from 4:00 – 5:30. Concord Capitols is still accepting new players for all football and cheer teams for the 2015 season, so please stop by the field or call Cyndi for more information. Want to learn more about Concord Capitols programs? Go to www.concordcapitols.org

Grappone in the Community

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Grappone in the Community Sarah Touchette, Grappone Toyota Express Service Advisor, volunteered at Make-a-Wish® New Hampshire on Wednesday, February 4th. Sarah had this to say about her day of volunteering. “While I was at Make-a-Wish, I was able to take a tour of their facility and learn about what they do. They did make sure to clear up any misconceptions about how children are picked for the program. They do NOT have to be terminal to qualify, which was comforting. They are finding that giving children their wish helps greatly with the healing process. It helps them to forget about what they’re going through and get back to being a kid again. That fun helps them be a little stronger. Before the tour and then following, I helped with office tasks. I organized the supply closet, blanked out folders so they could be used again and sorted files. It was nice to help take some work off their hands so they could focus on the important things.” Did you know that every 4 days Make-A-Wish® New Hampshire grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in New Hampshire? They believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. It inspires them and changes their lives. To learn more about Make-a-Wish® New Hampshire got to www.http://wish.org/. Thanks for volunteering, Sarah!      

2015 Ford Focus NH

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“A new look…. for one of the world’s best selling cars” The 2015 Ford Focus 2015 Ford Focus New Hampshire We are so excited about this release! Many of our guests have been asking about this car and it is finally here! The all new redesigned 2015 Ford Focus has arrived at Grappone Ford in Concord, NH.  For 2015, the Focus has received many inspiring revisions both on the interior and exterior. Since the inception of the Ford Focus in 1998, this incredible car has received much praise from New Hampshire Ford drivers. It is by no surprise that Ford hit the nail on the head with this redesign, and NH drivers will surely love being behind the wheel of this beautiful new car. Like our company history, the Ford Focus is in it’s fourth generation. From it’s newly available 1.0L Ecoboost Engine, to it’s available Lane Keeping System, Manchester Ford drivers will absolutely love all the new changes that have been made to one of New Hampshire’s most popular cars. Visit us at Grappone Ford in Concord, New Hampshire, and test drive yours today! New 2015 Ford Focus exterior styling The front end of the 2015 Ford Focus has received a sleek new Aston-Martin-esque front grill that speaks to those who desire performance and style. Newly swept back lower headlamps create a wider airdam that supports more airflow and oxygen to the engine. The embellishing new lines of the 2015 Ford Focus in …

All new 2015 Ford F-150 NH

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   2015 Ford F-150 NH “A perfect balance of toughness, power, and fuel efficiency” The 2015 Ford F-150 has officially landed at our NH Ford dealership. For 2015, the Ford F-150 has undergone a complete redesign that will give New Hampshire Ford truck shoppers the truck that they desire at the right price. What makes this model so special? To start with, the entire body of the truck has been replaced with light-weight aluminum components. This single overhaul is designed to cut the truck’s weight by a whopping 750 pounds and meet higher fuel efficiency standards. More sleek features to boost the rig’s already sky-high sales figures include an active grill and wheel shutters that close at high speeds to improve aerodynamics. Lets take a look at this amazing new truck and it’s features! Trims The 2015 Ford F-150 in New Hampshire is available in 5 trims; XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. Each of these amazing trims have their own set of standard and available features. New Hampshire Ford F-150 shoppers will absolutely love the huge arsenal of features that this truck provides. Engines For 2015, the all new F-150 has four engine options. First up, is a 2.7L V6 Ecoboost that has a perfect balance of toughness and fuel efficiency. Manchester NH Ford F-150 drivers that seek power without having to sacrifice fuel efficiency, will fall in love with this engine. From it’s lightweight, rigid, design, to …

Grappone Automotive Group and Pats Peak Ski Area Join Forces to Supply New Hampshire Skiers and Snowboarders with a Winter Full of Fun

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A bond that will span generations Concord, New Hampshire December 17, 2014 Grappone is a fourth generation family owned and operated automotive group in Concord NH, that sells and services Toyota, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, and Scion vehicles. Their philanthropic vision and drive has echoed it’s way across NH making them the #1 automotive group of choice for guests who enjoy being pleasantly surprised by a car dealership in NH. At Grappone, they value the time of their guests with their upfront pricing and negotiation free sales process enabling them to deliver memorable experiences in every interaction. Grappone Automotive Group and Pats Peak Ski Area have had a solid business relationship for several years and their involvement in the New Hampshire community has been a breath of fresh air. This winter, Grappone Automotive Group and Pats Peak are continuing their promotional partnership which includes season passes for this ski season. While supplies last, each person that purchases a new or used vehicle from any Grappone dealership will receive two season passes to Pats Peak Ski Area. Pats Peak is in its 52nd consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. They have 28 well-groomed trails for all abilities, 9 gladed areas, 3 terrain parks, a snowtubing park, 11 lifts, 100 percent snow-making, and some of the most challenging skiing in southern New Hampshire. Pats Peak also has a Weekday Learn to Ski and Ride Program for more than 8,000 …

Our Owner Amanda Grappone Osmer, 2014 TedX Amoskeag Millyard Speaker

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We can only thrive when we’re authentically connected to ourselves, and one another. November 07, 2014 Grappone Automotive Group “We can only thrive when we’re authentically connected to ourselves, and one another.” These words, full of intention and wisdom, express the world-view of a fourth-generation family business owner from New Hampshire. These are the words of Amanda Grappone Osmer, who is leading the charge to reinvent the way that business is done. According to Grappone Automotive’s mission statement, shared values of integrity, kindness and respect are put into action with every aspect of hiring, coaching and training team members with the intent to make it a ‘learning organization.’ In her own words, Osmer has dedicated herself to trying to create a safe, stable environment in which her team can identify and work toward their own potential. Her philosophy, from a business perspective, is that “it makes all the sense in the world to eliminate waste and honor the person doing the work in the name of delivering value to the end user.” Osmer brings a certain level of authenticity to her role within their organization, from promoting team-building activities, such as ‘Boat to Work Day,’ to admittedly enjoying what she calls “one-minute vacations” and encouraging others to join in doing the same. Although helping to run the Grappone family business is a top priority, it’s evident that taking care of people is number one. Consider this firsthand account from one …

Grappone Cares September Winner

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The last round of Grappone Cares for 2013 concluded yesterday, Sunday 10/6 at 5 p.m. To say that this was a busy round would be an understatement. Each charity promoted their cause and although only one charity can win, now we are all educated about many more charities. We had a handful of bonus rounds to help increase votes and they were very popular. Throughout the contest there were 3 charities that stayed strong and held the lead – A.C.T.S. , NHSPCA and For the Love of Dog. We released information about current standings and even the amount of votes you had. We would love your feedback on how we handled this round compared to the other rounds. You all stand for amazing causes and do such wonderful things to help make our state the best it can be. Thank you for all that you do! Below we have provided the amount of votes each charity received and were they fell in the ranking. Place Votes Charity 39 6 Hopkinton PTA 38 10 Friends Program 37 13 Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity 36 16 Women’s Club of Concord NH 35 17 Newport Food pantry 34 18 American Cancer Society 33 19 Green Mountain Conservation Group 32 20 Rise Again Outreach 31 22 Relay For Life of the Capital Region 30 26 Warner Youth Sports Association 29 26 McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center 28 30 Friends of Forgotten Children 27 32 Girls at …