Archive for November, 2017
A few months ago, we told a story, about how “Newton Nissan gives” is a major part of our DNA here. We strive to be a part of our communities, not just a place for customers. And this is not limited to Middle Tennessee; for seven years now, we have partnered with Mustard Seed Communities: an international organization dedicated to helping children around the world. Our partnership began through our founder’s wife, Mrs. Terry Newton, going on one of their trips, and has led to more employees going with them. Every year, we partner with them for their annual Dare to Care Fundraiser. October 7th, 2017 marked its 13th year, and the Newtons hosted it in Atlanta.
And we’re so happy to announce that this event raised
over $200,000 for abandoned & disabled children.
It’s amazing what happens when communities from near and far come together for an important cause! Newton Motor Group once again proudly donated a vehicle to auction off. It is always an honor for us to give back in this way.
What’s the impact?
Mustard Seed Communities holistically meets the needs of children with disabilities who have been abandoned or neglected. They strive to meet physical needs, as well as spiritual and emotional ones. The money raised from this event goes directly to make sure that these children, though once abandoned, are never abandoned again.
Some Very Special Guests
Some of our very own staff members and their families attended the event last month, including Mike Abbandonza, pictured below with Bill Newton. Mike Castro, from our South location in Shelbyville, came with his wife also.
In addition, some of the very men who help run the day-to-day activities of these communities attended. Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon (below right), founder of Mustard Seed Communities, and Father Garvin Augustine (left), Executive Director of MS International both attended. Here they are with Terry Newton, who chairs this event every year. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Mustard Seed USA.
How can you help?
Join as Newton Nissan Gives to Mustard Seed Communities:
Find out more about Mustard Seed Communities by visiting their website.
Stay up to date with Mustard Seed news & events on their Facebook page.
Here at Newton Nissan, we don’t say we’re #1…unless we are.
And we’ve been named the #1 Nissan Dealership in America by DealerRater in 2016 & 2017. Today, we are proud to announce that we are recipients of the 2017 Nissan Global Award. This award is given to the “best of the best”–the top 50 Nissan Dealerships worldwide, based on volume of sales for 2016.
However, that’s not what this award–what any award–is ultimately about for us. We don’t want to be the best of the best because of sales, but because of our relationships: on our team, in our community, and with our customers. We support our staff by making the workplace positive. And, we link arms with our community by hosting car giveaways, holiday drives, and fun events like Trunk or Treat.
Finally, day in and day out, we strive to meet our customers where they are and get to know them personally, as well as to get them in the best car for them and their family.