Toyota constantly impresses me!

Posted on: August 8, 2013

Earlier this week I set off with my dad Jeff Joseph to the Toyota National Dealer Meeting in Atlanta.  This was not my first time at this meeting over the past several years but each year is new and exciting.  This year I was not let down!  From the entertainment to the vehicle reveals this meeting had me feeling proud to work for such a great company.

The event was hosted by Jerry Seinfeld.  He was very entertaining!  At one point he dismissed what the prompters were telling him to say and went off on his own.  I thought that was funny and unique! Carrie Underwood performed a handful of songs for us and she was phenomenal!! I cannot believe how amazing her voice is!  This year George W. Bush was to speak at the event, but he was undergoing surgery and couldn’t attendCondoleezza Rice stepped in for the former President and delivered a brilliant speech.  It was both inspiring and touching.  She serves as a role model for me as a woman to be successful in my business.  Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto was there as well serving sushi to guests.  I have never had more delicious Sushi!

The event was hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. He was very entertaining! At one point he dismissed what the prompters were telling him to say and went off on his own. I thought that was funny and unique! Carrie Underwood performed a handful of songs for us and she was phenomenal!! I cannot believe how amazing her voice is! This year George W. Bush was to speak at the event, but he was undergoing surgery and couldn’t attend. Condoleezza Rice stepped in for the former President and delivered a brilliant speech. It was both inspiring and touching. She serves as a role model for me as a woman to be successful in my business. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto was there as well serving sushi to guests. I have never had more delicious Sushi!

Toyota then presented their 50 millionth customer. He is a police officer and he had bought a Camry. Toyota presented him with the title for his vehicle AND gave his family a brand new Rav4. The gentleman was floored by this generosity and so was I. It feels wonderful to be working for a company that knows how to give back!

THE CARS! Oh my! The vehicle reveals this year were amazing! The 2014 Corolla was released. This model is definitely the most exciting Corolla Toyota has ever released. It is sleeker, more stylish, and has upgraded technology. The 2014 Tundra and 4Runner were also revealed. Both have been altered a bit to be more rugged and aggressive. The 2014 Highlander was revealed. This SUV is getting more and more relevant in today’s market. It now has seating for 8 passengers. Toyota demonstrated the seating and cargo capacity with a junior hockey team and their equipment. Finally the 2015 Camry specs were released. Much like the Corolla, the Camry is getting more stylish and fun to drive. Can’t wait to get these in store!!

We also got to preview the advertisements that go hand in hand with the new product line. No more snooze-fest commercials. These new ads are exciting, funny, and fresh. I cannot wait until these begin airing.

All in all the meeting was a success. I left feeling confident in the path I am taking. It gave me goosebumps to be part of the manufacturer who keeps growing and growing. With that growth comes more US plants, and then more US jobs!! SO SO SO pleased with Toyota!!!

NOW BACK TO DJ TOYOTA!! We’ve just launched our brand new “Happy Hour” in our Service Department. Come get your vehicle serviced between 5PM-8PM M-Th and receive $10 off your oil change. You can also take advantage of our complimentary shuttle to down town Kent. Ray’s, Taco Tantos, Dave’s Cosmic Subs, Paninis, and Pufferbelly have graciously agreed to give our shuttle customers a discount on their food purchases during this time. Check out the flier:

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Tell your friends! Tell your family! Stop in to see us. We are really excited for this to begin Monday Aug. 12th.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We will be open tomorrow, Saturday 9AM-6PM. Come say hi!

-Jess