Archive for September, 2011

Thank You from the Akron Children’s Hospital

This is a letter of thanks from Akron Children’s Hospital for our participation in the Leathernecks-Montrose Poker Run. Montrose Auto Group was pleased to be able to donate teddy bears to the children-patients at the Akron Children’s Hospital!


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Hickory Hornets

Montrose Buick-GMC-Cadillac in Hermitage, Pennsylvania is proud to support the Hickory Hornets High School Varsity Football Team.  Montrose Community Relations Manager Frank Salamone welcomed the Hornets for a Pre-Game meal in the Montrose GM Superstore Service Department and invited speakers to address the team pre-game.

Montrose Buick-GMC-Cadillac is proud to present the Hornets with the Montrose Player of the Week award and Game Ball to the exceptional performer of the game.

Good luck in the ’11 season to the Hornets, and remember, “You’ve Got a Friend at Montrose!”

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Please join us tonight!

The north stores of the Montrose Auto Group will co-host the Montrose Power Mixer tonight, Wednesday, September 21 at Westside Jaguar from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Over 300 members of Northeast Ohio Chambers are expected to participate in the unique networking event with catering by Harry Buffalo, Tucky’s and Panera Bread. Visit for more information on any of these upcoming events.

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You are invited to join us in remembering!

The American Legion of Kent will conduct a commemoration saluting the men and women of the armed forces in conjunction with the City of Kent Fire Department at Montrose Mazda of Kent (1127 W. Main Street, Kent) with an Honor Guard presentation at 12 noon. All participants, including visiting members of the , will be treated to refreshments after the ceremony provided by Beef O’Brady’s.

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Join us in a day to remember!

The Copley Fire Department will fly the American Flag atop an extended Ladder Truck at Montrose Ford in Fairlawn from noon until 2pm, with a commemorative ceremony at 12:30pm honoring our fallen heroes and saluting the bravery of the firemen who protect us every day. The Patriot Day salute will coincide with the Northeastern Ohio Mustang Club’s All-Mustang Car Show at Montrose Ford in Fairlawn with proceeds benefitting Valor House, a transitional housing facility for male veterans. The All-Mustang Car Show will take place from 10am until 3pm (3960 Medina Road, Fairlawn).
The Montrose Auto Group is proud to salute the men and women who protect and serve our nation and invite all to participate in the Patriot Day commemorations on Sunday, September 11th.

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Ford Lincoln in Alliance: Co-hosting 9/11 event, and need your help!

The Alliance Chamber of Commerce together with Montrose Ford-Lincoln, Huntington, and Miller & Company will jointly host events honoring the memory of those who have served our nation in a Day of Remembrance, beginning with a Walk of Honor at 8:15am originating at the Bell Tower at the University of Mount Union. A ceremonial flag raising will be held at Montrose Ford-Lincoln at 2480 W. State Street in Alliance at noon. Refreshments and commemorative pins will be available to participants. A Ceremony to Remember will take place at Memorial Park at 1pm, followed by a Neighborhood Cleanup at 2pm at Glamorgan Castle. A collection for the USO will be conducted all day at Montrose Ford-Lincoln, and from 2pm-4pm at Memorial Park. Needed items include men’s deodorant, shaving cream, chap stick, ear/eye drops, and batteries.

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My First Montrose Event: Networking 101

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to attend not only my first Montrose Business After-Hours, but also, my first ever networking event. In a sense, networking is something that we all do simply by meeting new people in our everyday lives, and talking about our career paths and interests. This event exposed me to the organized functions taking place for that sole purpose throughout the dealerships of the Montrose Auto Group.

The event on Tuesday was held to welcome Rick Rembielak as the new University of Akron Head Baseball Coach. A group of around one hundred area business professionals had come to the Montrose Ford in Fairlawn dealership to support Rick and the University of Akron Athletics. Montrose Ford set up their dealership to have two wine bars offering various imported wines with names that I found hard to pronounce! There was a wide variety of delicious foods including pulled pork sandwiches and peanut-butter brownies. Montrose made everyone feel comfortable and welcome, and most importantly, excited for Rick Rembielak and his Zips baseball team. I later learned that Montrose serves as the Official Auto Group for both the University of Akron athletics AND my own Kent State Golden Flashes!

During the event I realized that college hadn’t formally taught me an important tool for marketing myself – business networking. Everyone attending the Montrose event was very friendly, and came directly up to me to introduce him or herself, which was a good thing because I can be pretty introverted. I met so many people with really interesting careers, and I had many insightful conversations.

The event was a great place for people to meet other professionals, promote their businesses, and enjoy some great wine! I ended up leaving with quite a few business cards as well as a newfound appreciation for business networking. This wasn’t something I expected to encounter during my marketing internship with the Montrose Auto Group, but have come to understand that the group hosts events such as this every month to connect local businesses together while exposing their dealerships to the local community.

Find out more about the Montrose Networking Events by connecting on LinkedIn at, and search EVENTS.

About the Author:
Melissa Mathews is a senior at Kent State majoring in Advertising and interning in Internet Marketing with The Montrose Auto Group this fall.

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