Have you seen the latest editorial on Edmunds.com?

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We are very happy to have just been honored on Edmunds.com as an example of a dealer who is “going the extra mile for customer and community”. I can’t think of a better reason to be honored, and we are just so thrilled to be considered in that light.

Specifically, the article mentions our My Friendly Rewards program, which entitles customers to all sorts of in-house discounts and deals (in both Sales AND Service), as well as awesome exclusive discounts at our favorite local businesses, which we’re always changing.

We appreciate the recognition from Edmunds, as well as all the love we’ve been getting with our REVIEWS as well as on FACEBOOK! This is a great way for us at Friendly Honda to kick off 2014!

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (November 13, 2013) — Friendly Auto Group, comprised of Friendly Honda and Friendly Ford, both in Poughkeepsie, New York, presented the American Cancer Society with a check today for $3,743.22 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
During the month of October, both Friendly Auto Group stores made a donation on behalf of each car that was sold from each store. The month was kicked off by “Wear Pink for a Cure Day” where Friendly Auto Group employees wore pink clothing for the day, decorated the stores with pink ribbons, balloons and signage, and began their contribution efforts. Additionally, Friendly Auto Group employees participated in the Hudson Valley Making Strides For Breast Cancer Walk at the Woodbury Commons in October (which raised $700,000 this year) and in-store donations were collected from employees and customers.

Check PresentationFrom left to right: Dominick Di Capua, General Manager at Friendly Honda and Vice President at Friendly Ford, Jeremy Harvey, District Sales Manager at American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and Danielle Schuka, Community Event Specialist at American Cancer Society

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The initiative was well-received by employees and customers, many of whom have family members or friends affected by the disease. The funds that were contributed by the Friendly Auto Group will help the American Cancer Society continue to be the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research in the United States, spending approximately $130 million each year to work to find cures.
Danielle Schuka, Community Event Specialist for the American Cancer Society, thanked the Friendly Auto Group for their efforts when she picked up the check, stating “Your enthusiasm and generosity helped us to exceed our fundraising goals for the season.”

“Breast Cancer affects millions of families every year, and The American Cancer Society funds groundbreaking research and treatment, so we felt that this partnership was a very important one. We look forward to supporting the American Cancer Society through future endeavors as well”, said Owner and President of Friendly Auto Group, Eric Kahn.

Press Release:

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (October 30, 2013) — Friendly Honda, a nationally recognized, five-time President’s Award-winning Honda dealership in Poughkeepsie, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday at the all new Friendly Detailing center, a prep and detail facility. This new state of the art building, which is part of an expansive renovation effort at Friendly Honda, took one year to complete.
Charles North, President of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, led the ceremony. In attendance were many members of the Chamber of Commerce, Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor Todd Tancredi, Friendly Honda employees, customers and friends.

Friendly Honda Detail Ribbon Cutting

Friendly Honda’s owner, Eric Kahn, and long-time General Manager, Dominick Di Capua, used the giant scissors to cut the ribbon together before the crowd enjoyed lunch from The Chocolate Mousse Catering and music and a ‘wheel of prizes’ from Robyn Taylor of 101.5 WPDH.
Charles North and Todd Tancredi, who each thanked Kahn for his generous contributions to many local organizations, praised friendly Honda’s community efforts. Charles North adapted the “Think Local First” slogan to incorporate Friendly Honda, stating, “When you shop, when you dine, when you want your car looking fine- come to the Friendly Honda Detail Center.”
“Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for recognizing this accomplishment, and to everyone who came out to support and celebrate with us. There is no better place to do business than Poughkeepsie, New York. We believe that buying a car should be a hassle-free experience, done in an environment that’s comfortable and welcoming. “ said Kahn. “We also believe that these values should be obvious in our interactions with the community, which is why we’re paying special attention to the aesthetics of our buildings. Most importantly, this renovation will lead to more efficient operations and an even better working environment for our employees. “
The new building is 6,100 square feet with a stucco and stone exterior. It boasts a total of nine working bays, six of which are detailing bays. Two of the bays are inspection bays featuring lifts, one of which is equipped with a state of the art automated polishing machine. There is also an indoor vehicle photo booth. The building also features environmentally friendly LED exterior site lighting.

Check out our latest Press Release, Hot Off The Press:

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (August 2, 2013) — Friendly Honda, a nationally recognized, five-time President’s Award-winning Honda dealership in Poughkeepsie, recently completed construction of the all new Friendly Detailing center, a prep and detail facility, to better serve its customers. This new state of the art building is a part of an expansive renovation effort that Friendly Honda has been undergoing since Fall 2012.

Friendly Detailing

The new building is 6,100 square feet with a stucco and stone exterior. It boasts a total of nine working bays, six of which are detailing bays. Two of the bays are inspection bays featuring lifts, and one is equipped with a state of the art automated polishing machine. There is also an indoor vehicle photo booth. The building, says owner Eric Kahn, features environmentally friendly LED exterior site lighting.
One of the dealership’s top priorities is being a responsible member of the Poughkeepsie business community. By creating aesthetically pleasing facilities through the renovation of older structures, Friendly Honda is improving the customer experience.
“Our investment in this renovation was led by the principles of our mission,” said Kahn. “We believe that buying a car should be a hassle-free experience, done in an environment that’s comfortable and welcoming. We also believe that these values should be obvious in our interactions with the community, which is why we’re paying special attention to the aesthetics of our buildings. Most importantly, this renovation will lead to more efficient operations and an even better working environment for our employees. We believe that job satisfaction is important to the success of the organization.”

It all started when our General Manager Dominick’s beloved Big Chair mysteriously went missing from the Friendly Honda New Car showroom back in May….

 

Nobody knew where it had gone! Dominick asked around Shadows on the Hudson at the Poughkeepsie waterfront….

 

Then he swung by the Pier 1 plaza on Route 9, by MKMG, to see if anyone had seen his chair:

 

Tired and exhausted, he made one last stop, at the Poughkeepsie Galleria mall:

 

Dom returned to Friendly Honda and figured he would NEVER see his Big Chair again. One afternoon, as he sat in his regular-sized chair, he got a phone call from an anonymous source….

 

Eric couldn’t believe it when Dom’s call came in about where the chair actually was…at Friendly Ford!

 

Dom and Eric agreed that Friendly Ford needed their own Big Chair, and who better to decide what type of chair they should get than YOU!!?

 

The vote is on NOW!  Just for voting, you’ll be entered to win TEN tickets to SplashDown Beach in Fishkill! 

Missing-Website-Banner-Old-SiteI haven’t posted lately because we’ve had SO much going on- including the Friendly Honda Fastest Way To Fun Giveaway which we launched today! However I had to get the word out that the Friendly Honda Big Chair has gone missing. If you have any information about the whereabouts of our beloved Big Chair, please let us know! Dominick is LOST without it!

Check out the History of the Big Chair here: Click Me!