DEL GRANDE DEALER GROUP RECOGNIZED AS TOP WORKPLACE 2017

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (July 19, 2017) – Bay Area News Group has recognized Del Grande Dealer Group(DGDG.com), the Bay Area’s largest family-owned automotive group, as one of the Top Workplaces of 2017. For the seventh consecutive year, DGDG has finished in the top 10, in the large company category, an honor that rarely goes to a car dealership. Winners are chosen based on results of an annual employee feedback survey completed solely by employees. The survey measures several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, future company vision, execution and communication.

“DGDG prides itself on having a team of happy, trained and motivated members who take care of each other,” said DGDG President Shaun Del Grande. “Our team continues to focus on supporting each other and making sure we are driving to our vision of providing a world-class guest experience.”

 From in-house educational training to a non-commissioned product specialist, DGDG realizes happy team members are the key to success. Giving back to the community is also really important to the successful workplace at DGDG. The DGDG family of employees support community causes with their time, resources and money through DGDG Does Good, the charity arm of the dealer group.

The Del Grande Dealer Group (DGDG) is the Bay Area’s largest family-owned automotive group. The dealer group comprises 16 brands and 14 dealerships in the Bay Area including: Capitol Buick GMC, Capitol Chevrolet, Capitol Ford, Capitol Genesis, Capitol Hyundai, Capitol Kia, Capitol Mazda, Capitol Subaru, Capitol Volkswagen, Concord Mazda, Fremont Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Nissan Sunnyvale, Oak Tree Mazda and Stevens Creek Infiniti. DGDG is committed to making Happy Car Buyers with No Brainer Pricing™. For more information, visit DGDG.com.

 

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DEL GRANDE DEALER GROUP RECOGNIZED AS TOP WORKPLACE 2017

SILICON VALLEY AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION DONATES $100,000 SAN JOSE FLOOD VICTIMS RELIEF FUND

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (February 22, 2017) – The Silicon Valley Auto Dealers Association (SVADA) has donated $100,000 to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund. Bay Area storms have triggered severe flooding in neighborhoods throughout Santa Clara County, forcing thousands of residents and businesses to be evacuated. This donation will support nonprofit organizations providing immediate and long-term relief and recovery assistance to flood victims.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragedy that has impacted the flood victims in our community,” said Silicon Valley Auto Dealers Association Chairman Shaun Del Grande. “The new car dealers see our community as one big family, and our family needs our help. We hope our support can provide immediate assistance to those impacted by this disaster and encourage others to donate.”

The donation from the SVADA is one of the first to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund. Recipients include the Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter, Catholic Charities USA, The Salvation Army and Sacred Heart. For additional information on how to make a donation, visit www.siliconvalleycf.org/sjflood.

Founded in 1936 as the Santa Clara Motor Car Dealers Association, the Silicon Valley Auto Dealers Association serves more than 61 franchised new vehicle dealerships throughout Santa Clara County. For additional information, visit www.svautodealers.com.

 

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SILICON VALLEY AUTO DEALERS ASSOCIATION DONATES $100,000 SAN JOSE FLOOD VICTIMS RELIEF FUND

Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Boy Scouts 42nd Annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner To Celebrate 2016 Distinguished Citizen Honoree Shaun Del Grande

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (November 10, 2016) – For more than four decades, the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Boy Scouts of America, has honored many of the leading corporate and community leaders of Silicon Valley with the Distinguished Citizen Award. Celebrating its 42nd year, the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council is pleased to announce that Shaun Del Grande, president of Del Grande Dealer Group (DGDG.com) will be the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award. Shaun will be honored Thursday, November 17, at the annual Distinguished Dinner, at the San Jose Fairmont, in downtown San Jose.

Shaun began working with his father more than 20 years ago, growing the family business from one dealership into the largest privately held automotive group in the Bay Area comprising 13 dealerships and 15 brands today. The care and appreciation applied to his customers is just as transparent within the community support provide by Shaun and the DGDG team, partnering with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, Second Harvest Food Bank and Sacred Heart to combat homelessness. Taking pride in how others are treated is something Shaun takes very personal, which has also become just as important among the DGDG family.

The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council’s annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner Gala raises awareness for Scouting as well as the necessary funds to serve over 14,000 youth in our community with lessons in character development, leadership and physical fitness. San Francisco 49ers President Al Guido, a longtime friend of Shaun’s, will act as master of ceremonies for the dinner. Hundreds of Boy Scout supporters, community leaders and fans of Shaun will help to celebrate the special evening including past Distinguished Citizens Honorees William J. Del Biaggio, Jon Ball, Art Williams and more.

Support for Boy Scouts is just one of the many ways Del Grande Dealer Group employees give back to the community through DGDG — Del Grande Does Good, the charitable arm of the Del Grande family and their family of dealerships. Through relationships and partnerships with charitable organizations, like Second Harvest, employees participate to help those in need year round.

About DGDG

The Del Grande Dealer Group (DGDG) is the Bay Area’s largest family-owned automotive group. The dealer group comprises 13 dealerships in the Bay Area including: Capitol Ford, Capitol Volkswagen, Capitol Hyundai, Capitol Mazda, Oak Tree Mazda, Capitol Kia, Capitol Subaru, Capitol Chevrolet, Nissan Sunnyvale, Capitol FIAT, Capitol Buick GMC, Concord Mazda and Fremont Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. DGDG is dedicated to making Happy Car Buyers with their No Brainer Pricing™ and Project 100, a commitment to 100% customer satisfaction for 100% DGDG customers 100% of the time. For more information, visit DGDG.com.

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Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Boy Scouts 42nd Annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner To Celebrate 2016 Distinguished Citizen Honoree Shaun Del Grande

DEL GRANDE DEALER GROUP LAUNCHES ALL-NEW DGDG.COM

 

Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds Incorporated Into All-New Web Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif. (February 1, 2017) – Del Grande Dealer Group (DGDG.com) the Bay Area’s largest family-owned automotive group, has just launched an all-new website platform which incorporates valuable third party sources Kelley Blue Book (KBB) and Edmunds, providing extensive resources to assist consumers when shopping for a vehicle. From KBB expert ratings and reviews, to Edmunds’ True Cost to Own five-year breakdown, consumers now have valuable resources at their fingertips.

“After extensive research on consumer shopping behaviors, we have created a data driven design that will simplify and accelerate the car-buying experience for consumers,” said Del Grande Dealer Group President Shaun Del Grande. “Instead of bouncing from one site to another to gather information on a potential new vehicle, customers are now able to access trusted third party sources all in one place on DGDG.com.”

Potential new car buyers visiting DGDG.com will have direct access to thousands of reviews from KBB automotive experts, rankings on performance, comfort, styling and value, as well as KBB’s Price Advisor which utilizes massive amounts of current market data to provide consumers with a fair purchase price – DGDG’s No Brainer Pricing™. Additionally, consumers will experience Edmunds True Cost To Own five-year analysis, which outlines the insurance, fuel, maintenance, financing and other expenses that will occur during the five-year period to show the true cost to own the vehicle.

The all-new DGDG.com is a mobile-first, responsive website. The content-driven platform utilizes a keyword-query based search engine, letting consumers search by features such as leather seats, navigation, or sunroofs, rather than traditional limited filters. All resources are available for the approximately 4,000 new and used vehicles on DGDG.com at any given time. DGDG’s innovative new website platform was designed in partnership with Dealer Inspire, the industry’s fastest growing Software as a Service (SAAS) provider.

“Our goal is to offer these credible resources to simplify the car buying process for consumers,” added Del Grande. “We want to provide the transparency and confidence needed for customers to understand and feel good about their investment. Our goal is Happy Car Buyers.”

About DGDG

The Del Grande Dealer Group (DGDG) is the Bay Area’s largest family-owned automotive group. The dealer group comprises 15 brands and 12 dealerships in the Bay Area including: Capitol Ford, Capitol Volkswagen, Capitol Hyundai, Capitol Mazda, Oak Tree Mazda, Capitol Kia, Capitol Subaru, Capitol Chevrolet, Nissan Sunnyvale, Capitol Buick GMC, Concord Mazda and Fremont Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. DGDG is dedicated to making Happy Car Buyers with their No Brainer Pricing™ and Project 100, a commitment to 100% customer satisfaction for 100% DGDG customers 100% of the time. For more information, visit DGDG.com.

About Dealer Inspire

Dealer Inspire (DI) is the industry’s fastest growing SAAS provider, providing unparalleled technologies to help dealers sell and service more vehicles. Located in Naperville, Illinois, Dealer Inspire employs over 150 team members and shares office space with its sister company, Launch Digital Marketing (LDM), an award-winning digital agency with an additional 150 employees. LDM and DI have been partners since 2013 to provide dealers with end-to-end digital marketing solutions under one roof.

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DEL GRANDE DEALER GROUP LAUNCHES ALL-NEW DGDG.COM