Thursday
Apr112013

$200k for Ride for Roswell App

Please check out West Herr’s new Ride for Roswell App: http://a.pgtb.me/9xS3Bx

You can also go to our facebook page (desktop version) http://www.facebook.com/westherr and click on the ‘200k for the Ride’ app:

The goal is to help spread awareness for the Ride for Roswell, and generate funds toward our $200,000 fundraising goal.  By participating in this app, west herr will donate $1 toward our $200k goal AND users are entered to win FREE GAS for a year!  To be announced on ride day.  West Herr employees are not eligible to win (sorry), but you can still help spread the word.

If you could please try out the app (it should work from either desktop or mobile phones) and let me know if you have any troubles, anything is confusing, or not working right, etc…we are ‘soft launching’ the app this month but will promote it more aggressively in may-june.  Feel free to share the app with anyone that might be interested in it.

Special Thanks to Jeseph Meyers at Queen City Media for the production, and Hillary Banas at Roswell for the graphics.  Very nice job guys.

Monday
Apr012013

A Polar Bear Cub Caught Stealing!

Stealing hearts that is.  It seems that everyone in Western New York is excited about the baby cub named Luna, coming to town.  West Herr is no different, and we are proud to support the Buffalo Zoo’s effort in raising funds and awareness through the construction of a new exhibit.  Their goal has been to raise $18 million to build a new Entry Plaza and Arctic Edge, a state of the art polar bear exhibit.  Currently, with the help of West Herr’s $100,000 donation, the campaign stands at just over $14 million!

Some fun facts about the new exhibit:

-          Replicates the frozen climate of the Arctic Circle

-          More than 60,000 square feet

-          Natural landscape with two saltwater pools

-          Underwater viewing!

-          Conservation center for enhanced educational opportunities

You can even donate to the Arctic Edge Exhibit through a variety of ways:

Checks may be made payable to the Buffalo Zoo Campaign: 300 Parkside Ave. Buffalo NY 14214

The Buffalo Zoo’s facebook application by going here: https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloZoo/app_190322544333196

Or by cell phone by texting zoobear to 56512

Donors of $1,000 or more with have their names displayed permanently on the new Entry Plaza.

See little Luna in action playing in the snow at the Zoo last week:

Soooo Cute!

Read more about it here: http://www.buffalozoo.org/bear_campaign.html

Friday
Mar082013

Best Place to Work 9th Year Running.

With sincere and heartfelt appreciation to our 1,400+ employees and their families who continue to make West Herr a great place to work.

Thank you for our 9th year as Best Place to Work in WNY.

 

Thursday
Jan312013

All New Mercedes-Benz CLA Super Bowl Commercial

Saturday
Dec292012

GM Vehicle Museum. "Tunnel of Love"

The GM Heritage Center has archived over 1000 vintage, custom, and show cars dating back to the turn of the last century. The Heritage Center is not open to the public, we get a rare tour of 200 of from Manager Greg Wallace. His current favorite? The '62 Bel Air 409, as in "She's real fine my 409."

Friday
Dec212012

Merry Christmas Buffalo

Thursday
Dec202012

Celebrating Ninety Years,The Reinvented Lincoln

Introducing the Lincoln Motor Company, celebrating ninety years of doing what we've always done, which is doing what others aren't. Honoring the vision of our past, the all-new 2013 MKZ is our latest testament to innovation and excellence in design. The new road starts here.

Thursday
Dec132012

Send this video to everyone you know.

The 3-point safety belt could save over a hundred thousand lives a year. 

Saving a life can be so simple: grab, stretch, click! If you are wearing a safety belt, your chances of surviving a collision improve by 50 percent.[1] The three-point belt is and will remain the car's most vital safety detail. However, even more lives could be saved if belt usage increased.

 

Wednesday
Dec052012

How to avoid the static shock as you get out of your car

Zap, Ouch. Static is everywhere this time of year.

We’ve all been shocked with that quick but painful zap of static electricity, maybe after walking across carpeting and reaching for the door. The worst is when it happens as we get out of our car.
This time of year, while it is dry and cold, static shock opportunities present themselves like unwanted relatives.  I know that I’m speaking for more than just an idle few when I say that getting zapped when exiting a car can be one of the most unexpected and excruciating experiences. Ouch.
 

Dryer sheets

To avoid this shocking scenario, anti-static dryer sheets are your friend. Get the unscented kind because you may not want to have your car smell like a laundry. Try rubbing the dryer sheet around the seats and especially the carpet. This will decrease the friction and any static buildup you or your passengers create.
 

Hold on to something

How you exit the car is also important, be sure to grip the metal frame of the open door or roof for a couple of seconds before stepping out of the car. Letting your hand touch the car frame lets the static discharge slowly so you do not feel the shocking zap.

 

Wednesday
Nov282012

100 Year Old Still Driving, Our Oldest Customer Ever

A special thanks to Donald Keen for officially becoming our oldest customer. May we all look as good as him at 100 years of age.


WKBW's Ed Reilly filmed a wonderful story, see the article and video below.

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) Donald Keen says he never expected to live until one-hundred years old, but since he made it, he plans to do the things he enjoys.

One of them is getting a new car.

Tuesday afternoon, the Hamburg resident stopped by the West-Herr Ford dealership on Camp Road to pick up his new Ford Fusion.

Donald Keen has been driving for over eighty years, and even though he hit the century mark this past June, he says that he has no plans to slow down.

To celebrate the milestone purchase, West-Herr Chairman, Brad Hafner, presented Donald Keen with a jacket and took him to lunch.

Over the years, Donald Keen has owned several cars but he still remembers the first one that he bought at age 16.

"The first car was a 1923 Maxwell Touring Car...bought up at Saranac Lake in the summer for $54." added Donald Keen.

Keen joked that it was the same type of car that comedian Jack Benny used as part of his comedy routine.