Category Archives: Community
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!
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 voting for Lisa Hall of Bedford, NH who has served over the past 10 years as a court appointed special advocate for CASA. For the third-consecutive year, the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award is given annually to one dedicated NASCAR fan that has made a profound impact on children in his or her local community. CASA of New Hampshire was pleased to nominate Lisa Hall — a sincere NASCAR fan and dedicated volunteer. Her story of service to New Hampshire Children for over a decade has led her to the finals as she represents CASA for children nationwide. If Lisa receives the most votes from now until December 5, 2013, she will receive the Betty Jane Humanitarian Award and a $100,000 donation from the NASCAR Foundation to her children’s charity of choice. Together we can make a difference in our community.
Thanks for volunteering Nancy!
On November 20th the Culture-Con takes place in Manchester.
4th generation owner, Amanda Grappone Osmer, and the Director of Corporate Potential, Mark Brown, have been invited to speak at this event.
“I’m honored to have been asked!” said Amanda.
What could your company do to improve your work environment?
Today we were informed that we are receiving Volunteer New Hampshire’s 2013 Spirit of New Hampshire award, along with Hypertherm. Both Grappone and Hypertherm are members of NH Businesses for Social Responsibility.
The award ceremony is on November 14 at the Capital Center for the Arts.
We are excited and honored to receive such an award! This award celebrates volunteerism at its best!
What charities/causes have you volunteered for lately?
Happy Halloween! We hope you are all having a great time dressing up and trick-or-treating.
We spent our day at Grappone in costumes. Who ever said you are too old to dress up?
We also invited Team Members’ children to come visit their parents and trick-or-treat at all of the Grappone dealerships!
Family + Candy = A Great Holiday.
How did you spend Halloween?
Last weekend was the Concord Boys & Girls Club’s Granite State 10 Miler Race.
This was the 3rd year for the race and Grappone is proud to have sponsored all 3 years of this great fundraiser.
The Boys and Girls Club raised over $10,000! Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered.
The turn out was wonderful and this has become a popular race in New Hampshire.
We had a few Grappone Team Members participate in this race, including:
- Amanda Grappone Osmer (4th generation owner)
- Mike Ferris (Toyota Senior Team Leader)
- Bob McCullen (Ford Senior Team Leader)
- Rachel Moseley (Accounting Support)
- Sean Snow (Toyota Service Advisor)
Today we had some very special guests at Grappone Toyota.
For the Love of Dog ‘s Dale and Rottweiler Candy came to receive their $5,000 from the Grappone Cares September contest.
Candy was as mellow as can be. She greeted everyone with a smile and was on her best behavior. Grappone team members came over to congratulate For the Love of Dog and meet Candy.
After the check was presented Sue and Laura along with Pitbull Lola came strolling in with more energy than the energizer bunny (ok maybe not that energetic). Lola was excited to have taken a car ride and see all of the cars in the showroom. She even wanted to take a picture with the Pumpkin Prius (or maybe she wanted to ride in it).
For the Love of Dog put in all of the work and they are now reaping the $5,000 reward. Over the next few weeks Dale will be traveling south to pick up over 30 rescue dogs and bring them back to New Hampshire. This money will help make that trip a bit easier.
Congratulations and thank you for all that you do!
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.
|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 Work|
|26||33||Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America|
|25||38||Lakes Region Humane Society|
|24||38||Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)|
|23||40||Pemi Youth Center|
|22||42||The Front Door Agency, Inc.|
|21||43||On the Road to Recovery (OTRTR)|
|20||43||Payson Center for Cancer Care|
|19||51||Granite State Choral Society|
|18||61||Annie’s angels Memorial Fund|
|17||72||Genesis Behavioral Health|
|16||74||Community Alliance of Human Services|
|15||103||Manchester East Cobras Youth Football and Spirit|
|14||144||The Friendly Kitchen|
|13||175||Best Buddies of NH|
|12||271||New Hampshire Humane Society|
|11||334||Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua|
|10||342||The Palace Theatre|
|9||359||National Alliance on Mental Illness|
|8||462||Franklin Animal Shelter|
|6||719||UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center|
|5||1032||Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy|
|4||1132||Food For Children|
|3||1823||Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.)|
|2||2476||The New Hampshire SPCA|
|1||4136||For The Love of Dog|
This is the last weekend of Grappone Cares for the year! Every vote counts!
We will be allowing everyone to vote ONCE EVERY HOUR starting at 5 p.m. tonight (10/4) until voting closes on Sunday at 5 p.m. EST!
If you want to know how many votes your charity already has we have decided to provide that information for you! It is now up to you to get as many votes as possible in the next 48 hours! Good Luck everyone.
|26||Warner Youth Sports Association|
|17||Green Mountain Conservation Group|
|38||Lakes Region Humane Society|
|17||Newport Food pantry|
|18||Rise Again Outreach|
|26||Friends of Forgotten Children|
|330||The Palace Theatre|
|17||American Cancer Society|
|12||Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity|
|47||Granite State Choral Society|
|334||Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua|
|2119||The New Hampshire SPCA|
|51||Annie’s angels Memorial Fund|
|38||Pemi Youth Center|
|33||Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America|
|378||Franklin Animal Shelter|
|40||On the Road to Recovery (OTRTR)|
|816||Cocheco Arts and Technology Academy|
|66||Genesis Behavioral Health|
|16||Women’s Club of Concord NH|
|255||New Hampshire Humane Society|
|24||McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center|
|64||Community Alliance of Human Services|
|35||Granite State Independent Living (GSIL)|
|2644||For The Love of Dog|
|32||Girls at Work|
|153||Best Buddies of NH|
|37||The Front Door Agency, Inc.|
|20||Relay For Life of the Capital Region|
|836||Food For Children|
|344||National Alliance on Mental Illness|
|75||Manchester East Cobras Youth Football and Spirit|
|516||UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center|
|1322||Assistance Canine Training Services (A.C.T.S.)|
|41||Payson Center for Cancer Care|
|117||The Friendly Kitchen|
We host a Women’s Car Care Clinic. This clinic is designed by women for women.
The clinic will take place on Wednesday, October 9th. During the clinic team member will provide tips and information for maintaining your car and help prevent high cost repair problems.
We will serve a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. and begin the clinic at 6 p.m.
We will give away goodie bags and raffle off some prizes.
RSVP by calling Vickie Kaspszak at 603-226-8376.