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We celebrated with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails to welcome the first ever, 2015 Lexus NXt and Lexus RC 350 & RC F.
Congratulations to Linda & Glenn Wiesjhan and Catherine & Michael Brunner for WINNING an ADVENTUROUS STAYCATION in the Twin Cities and drive the All-New Lexus NX or Lexus RC!
Cheers to all who attended!
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Lexus of Maplewood is a proud sponsor of the Annual BEAR'ly Open. For the 8th year in a row, you will find us on site with our Lexus vehicles and serving up warm apple cider to support the golfers who have come out to raise $ for the White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf.
Last year BEAR'ly Open raised $12,300 net allowing the White Bear Lake Food Shelf to purchase over
$100,000 worth of food! Join us this year to help raise even more!
When: February 7, 2015 | Noon - 4PM
Where: Ramsey County Beach, White Bear Lake
8th Annual BEAR'ly Open COMMUNITY DANCE
When: February 6th, 2015 | 8 - 11PM
Where: White Bear Country Inn - 4940N Hwy 61
Don't miss the annual 'BEAR'ly' Community Dance, which takes place on the evening before the golf tournament on ice. The cost for the dance is $10 and all proceeds to go the Food Shelf. Come join the fun!
For more information about these events, click here.
His mission is compelling: "Love One Another". The Wellness Committee at Village Automotive Group invited Allan Law, also known as,The Sandwich Man, to speak to the employees of Village Automotive Group. Like most who hear his selfless story of consistently bringing food and showing compassion to over 1,500 people in Minneapolis every day, Lexus of Maplewood was inspired. To help support Allan's efforts, we will be collecting coins for bus tokens and new socks to donate for the homeless.
Lexus of Maplewood!
When asked what motivates Allan, he explains, "Because I care..and this is what I believe God put me here to do each and every day...for the rest of my life."
Meet Mark Rosen
The first seventy-five guests received a complimentary Mark Rosen book. Our guests had the opportunity to ask questions, meet Mark and his co-author, Jim Bruton while getting their book signed during our continental breakfast!
Thank you to all joined us!
|Hennepin County: Wellness By Design Award |
Village Automotive Group is proud to have 350 plus employees, some of whom have experienced the growth and expansions of the organization since its beginning in 1950. We are proud to have been awarded the 2013 Wellness by Design Platinum Award from Hennpin County.
"More than 500 Wellness by Design Awards have been presented over the past seven years to organizations that put special emphasis on creating and promoting healthy environments," said Gail Dorfman, Hennepin County Board commissioner. "As a major employer with more than 8,000 employees, Hennepin County knows what it takes to not only gain support for health promotion efforts within an organization but make them happen year after year like so many of our repeat Wellness by Design winners."
Village Automotive Group has had an active wellness program for five years. Our voluntary program offers rewards earned through wellness initiatives that include biometric screenings; completion of preventive requirements; and additional credits earned through training and events. Successful completion of the wellness program not only gives employees the opportunity to expand their knowledge of a healthier lifestyle, it provides valuable prizes and lower deductibles.
In 2012 we were recognized by Hennepin County as a Gold Level Wellness by Design Award recipient.
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|Champions for Charity|
|Those with a passion for golf can appreciate the qualities of balance, grace, and precision - words that aptly describe Lexus automobiles. Those who play the game also appreciate the virtues of competition, generosity, and charity - all of which can be found in the Lexus Champions for Charity golf series. Beginning with 63 events in 1989, Lexus Champions for Charity has helped raise over $250 million for charity. This year, the growing series aspires to raise even more money at almost 200 events nationwide. Lexus Champions for Charity pairs great golf with charity, as amateur golfers participate in tournaments held at the finest golf and country clubs throughout the United States. |
Lexus supports the local tournaments by donating $500 to each associated charity and offers competitors the opportunity to win a Lexus and represent their charity in the annual grand finale, the Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship at Pebble Beach Resorts in December.
Our Champions for Charity Hole in One Tournament was held on Monday, July 29th for the United Hospital Golf Classic at the White Bear Yacht Club.
See our Lexus of Maplewood vehicles displayed at other golf events throughout the Twin Cities. Together, will will make a difference
|Lexus of Maplewood supports automotive career development by providing donations to the Dunwoody Program. We provide flexible schedules, and experience that enables students to work part time while balancing a school schedule. Upon graduation, several students become Village Automotive Group employees at any of our dealership locations.|
|Get Your Rear in Gear|
|Lexus of Maplewood will be participating in a Company 5k Walk/Run on Sunday April 21st, 2013. The Get Your Rear in Gear event focuses on raising awareness about colon cancer in communities across the country. These events designed to unite people, cities and states throughout the USA; to provide support and hope for those who have had their lives affected by our nation?s second leading cause of cancer deaths, and encourages individuals of all ages to get screened.|
|Luck O’ the Lake|
|Lexus of Maplewood as part of the Village Automotive Group Well Being Program, participated in the 2nd Annual Luck O' the Lake 5k Run on March 15th, 2014. This supports programming efforts of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber raises money to help fund: hanging baskets, holiday lights, street decor, Fourth of July fireworks, music, 10k, parade, aerobatic show, Art on the Lake, Apple Day, Crazy Days, Girls Night Out and more! Read more about the Excelsior Chamber of Commerce Events: http://www.excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com/|
7th Annual BEAR'ly Open COMMUNITY DANCELexus of Maplewood is a proud sponsor of the 7th Annual BEAR'ly Open. For the 7th year in a row, you will find Lexus of Maplewood on site with our Lexus vehicles and serving up warm apple cider to support the golfers who have come out to raise $ for the White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf.
7th Annual BEAR'ly Open COMMUNITY DANCE
When: January 31, 2014 | 7 - 12 PM
Where: White Bear Country Inn - 4940 N Hwy 61
7th Annual BEAR'ly Open GOLF TOURNAMENT on ICE
When: February 1, 2014 | Noon - 4 PM
Where: Ramsey County Beach, White Bear Lake
Don't miss the annual 'BEAR'ly' Open Golf Tournament on Ice Community Dance, which takes place on the evening before the golf tourney on ice. The cost for the dance is $10 and all proceeds go to the Food Shelf. Come join the fun!
This event is coordinated by the White Bear Lake Rotary Club and White Bear Events as a fundraiser for the White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf.
For more information about this event, please contact Explore White Bear by phone (651.653.5122), or City of White Bear Lake by phone (651.429.8526).
|Toys for Tots|
Give Back this Holiday Season. We are a Toys for Tots drop location and encouraging our customers to bring in unwrapped gifts for children in need. Toys must be dropped off by 12.18.12
|Lexus of Maplewood is a proud partner of the Minnesota Twins. Make sure to watch the 7th inning stretch and sing "Take me out to the ball game" with Lexus of Maplewood. We really enjoy getting the crowd out of their seats to sing along. Post your photos from the Twins game or 7th inning stretch on our Facebook page so we can share in the fun. Go Twins!|
|10th Anniversary Oake on the Water Cities 97
Lexus of Maplewood is the official vehicle partner for the 10th Anniversary of Cities97's Oake on the Water! Our events in White Bear Lake are at Admaral D's and Tally's Dockside!
Win a VIP Table and $250 gift card to one of the last Oake on the Water events of the season, Aug. 16th at Bayside Grille. Sign up for a test drive at any Oake on the Water event before Aug. 13th and then take a test drive at Lexus of Maplewood or Lexus of Wayzata to be officially entered to win. Check the Oake on the Water schedule today and come see us there.
Also, post your photos of you and your friends at Oake on the Water on our Facebook page and be entered to win fabulous prizes throughout the Oake on the Water 10th Anniversary season. Random entries will be selected to win prizes like advanced screening passes to see the summer blockbuster movies before anyone else, tickets to the summer's biggest concert, Gift Cards, Detail Packages and more from Lexus of Maplewood.
See you at the next Oake on the Water event!
|TASTE OF STILLWATER
July 14th, 2012
Lexus of Maplewood is the proud vehicle sponsor of the 2012 Taste of Stillwater. Over 2,000 guests will be hosted on the beautiful grounds of Saint Croix Vineyards and Aamodt's Apple Farm. Join in on the many activities include listening to live music, enjoying the beer and wine tastings and food from local restaurants, and shop the artisan booths or tour the vineyard.
This year the Taste of Stillwater and their partners are teaming up with Valley Outreach a community-based, non-profit organization of Stillwater that has been feeding hungry neighbors since 1983 and assisting in need neighbors with basic services and emergency financial assistance since 2005. A portion of the Taste of Stillwater ticket sales will go to benefit this local charity and the Stillwater community.
Please join Lexus of Maplewood for a fun-filled day at the 2012 Taste of Stillwater! Visit www.tasteofstillwater.com for more details and to purchase your tickets.
|Wish Ball 2012 |
>Lexus of Wayzata and Lexus of Maplewood are excited to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation at its Wish Ball this year.
The evening was a tremendous success. The Wish Ball, held on the evening of March 3, 2012, was a magical and fabulous evening for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota. More than 800 of Make-A-WishÂ® supporters came together in a celebration of 30 years of wishes come true.
Guests enjoyed a fabulous gourmet dinner and the soul-stirring sounds of The Steeles, Minnesota's first family of gospel and soul. The spacious Saint Paul RiverCentre was filled with rows of one-of-a-kind silent auction items. Of note were the Monique Lhullier Fashion Week Runway Show, a 2012 Polaris TV 550 Sportsman and wish-inspired necklace designed by wish child Kennedy and Sara Beth Goldfine of SBG Designs.
The highlight of the evening was wish child Kennedy's dazzling ballet performance with the Saint Paul City Ballet. Kennedy's wish to meet real ballerinas came true last December. Learn more about Kennedy and how her wish to meet real ballerinas gave her joy and illuminated some of her darkest days in her video story.
Guests offered their generous support of this year's Wish Ball helping raise approximately $650,000 to help grant more wishes for Minnesota children battling life-threatening medical conditions.
Save the date for next year's Wish Ball set for May 18 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre! You can help make wishes come true for courageous Minnesota children battling life-threatening medical conditions. To make a donation, to learn about sponsorship opportunities or for more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please visit www.mn.wish.org.
Thank you everyone for joining us for the Be Pink Celebration event. Together we made a significant donation to the Jane Brattain Breast Center.
Also, a special thank you to our vendors who attended the event and showed their support for the cause by donating the amazing raffle prizes. See if you won any of the prizes below!"
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Be Pink "Pink Lady" by Teri Bennett Painting
1,000 Foot Long Ice Cream Sundae
Want to be a part of the World Record Longest Ice Cream Sundae (1,000 FEET LONG!!!)?
Lexus of Maplewood has put together a team that will help attempt to reach this goal(three city blocks long). The previous World Record was set last year in Cavalier, North Dakota at 670.1'. Stop out and see us! Event takes place on Thursday, June 20th at 7:30 PM.
What would be the fun of breaking a world record without helping to raise a ton of money for a great cause? 100% of sponsor contributions will be donated to American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of the White Bear Lake Area.
The ice cream sundaes will be free to the public!