Entries in Events (6)


Find West Herr at the Ride For Roswell

The West Herr Crew will be downtown all weekend at the Gus Macker Basketball Tournament.  Take a look at the map to find your way around the event:


We'll be all over the place, so keep an eye out.  More importantly, come down to support a great cause like the Buffalo Police Athletic League and Kids Escaping Drugs. 

The Gus Macker Tournament started with the following objectives in mind:

  • A Wholesome, family-oriented event.
  • A tournament designed by players for players
  • A value to sponsors.
  • An outstanding fund-raising event for the local community.
  • A major media sporting event.
  • Entertaining for the spectators.

West Herr is proud to be involved once again.  The Buffalo version of the Gus Macker is consistently one of the largest in the country and we hope everyone in Western New York is there to make it count.  See you there!


West Herr Shares Employment Needs with Teachers & Counselors.

On Monday, December 1, 2009, West Herr Automotive Group was host to the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council’s (NFIEC) Career Awareness Course team.  http://www.nfiec.org/

The mission of the course is a “…semester-long series designed to share corporate culture, skill requirements, and employment needs with teachers and counselors. As part of these seminars, educators discuss ways in which information presented can be incorporated into curriculum/counseling efforts from primary to post-secondary levels.”

Pete Small, director of variable operations for the West Herr Automotive Group, took the 25 NFIEC attendees through the history, culture, vision and employment opportunities at West Herr.  A brief question and answer session followed.

Although the event started as a simple community outreach seminar, Small has received numerous post-session comments from attendees and has two employment candidate interviews set for referrals from the NFIEC course members.


Subaru National Share the Love event, 5 Million This Year?

- by Mike Martin, West Herr Subaru.

Get a great deal.  Support a great cause!  Now through January 4, 2010, when you purchase or lease a new Subaru vehicle Subaru will donate $250.00 on your behalf to one of five charities.

Last year Subaru donated $4.7 million during the Share the Love event.  This year Subaru hopes to donate up to $5 million.

Call or stop by West Herr Subaru for details


3565 Southwestern Blvd

Orchard Park, NY


Corvettes, Corvettes, Corvettes!!

Corvette Club of Buffalo August16thThe Corvette Club of Buffalo had their fifth annual drive on Sunday August 16th and it was a smashing success. The organizers said they could only fit 150 Corvettes in the Cavalcade that started at Salvatore’s Italian Garden in Depew and took a two hour State Police escorted cruise through the country for a nice lunch in Batavia.

West Herr Chevrolet of Orchard Park and Hamburg were represented by General Managers Rich Wilkinson and Pat Delia and along with Joe Salvatore from Salvatores Italian Gargen were recognized by the club as Corporate sponsors. There were raffles, T-shirts for sale and all donations went to benefit Kids Escaping Drugs.

It was truly a car enthusiasts dream, 150 Corvettes ranging from 1950’s to 2009’s and all shapes and sizes, Z06’s, Covertible’s and Coupes and every color you can imagine. They Club needed a police escort to stop traffic so all 150 could get through intersections to keep the group together through the winding ride through the country. It was an amazing site with some amazing sound to hear all 150 big V8’s start and take off all at the same time. But more than anything it benefitted a great cause.

West Herr was proud to be a part of this great event and appreciate the invitation to attend and look forward to working with the Corvette Club in the future!


Join us this weekend at the Buffalo Gus Macker Basket Ball.

The weather forecast is Sunny and Fun for this weekend’s Gus Macker Basketball tournament in front of the Buffalo City Hall. The courts will be assembled on Friday, pouring out onto the side streets of down town all the way to Chippewa. Over a 1,000 matches each day in a fun filled family atmosphere, with finals at main courts in Niagara Square. Awesome food and great music fill the streets as the teams compete.

When: June 27th and 28th 2009

Buffalo Gus Macker WinnersThe Gus Macker is such a big deal for Buffalo. Kids and adults plan all year for the 3-3 street style basketball. The Macker Tournament is designed so that anyone can play: male or female, young and old, short and tall, the most experienced or no experience at all. With  board certified referees on all courts the purity and integrity of the driveway game is maintained.

3-on-3 basketball at its best.Year after year 100’s of thousands have come to watch this amazing event. Kids and adults practice all year long just to say they have played in a Gus Macker. The come with their faces painted, will hand made team tee shirts and with skills like you have never seen.

Again this year, Kids Escaping Drugs (KEDS) and the Police Athletic League (PAL) are putting on the event and all proceeds, from food and beverages to fees, help these great causes. It is a monumental task to run this event and over 300 West Herr employees volunteer each year teaming up with volunteers from all over Buffalo and WNY, cooking food, assembling equipment and keeping score.

This year Terrence McGee and Marshawn Lynch of the Buffalo Bills, have joined the team at Kids Escaping Drugs to host and sponsor the event. Again Toyota, and New Era play an important part in the success of the tournament.

So what are you waiting for? Pack up the kids, and head on down this weekend.




Upcoming WNY Events


Upcoming WNY Community Events


As summer quickly approaches the three Community Organizations that West Herr and many of you have so generously supported over the last several years will be holding their major fundraising events of the year. All three of these organizations provide an invaluable service to our community that we cannot afford to lose. They are again this year hoping for our support, below is a brief description of each of the organizations upcoming events.


Hospice Walk.....Sunday, May 17th


The walk begins at 11AM, this year we will be meeting at the all new Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf (near HSBC Arena and the Naval Park) at around 10-10:30, look for the West Herr tent. We take a short walk through downtown Buffalo which usually takes about 30 minutes to complete and is followed by lunch. Each of your stores has a walk captain that can help you with registration and provide you with additional information. If you don’t know who your stores walk captain is just see your GM and they will be able to help you. West Herr has for the last three years been the #1 fundraiser for this event and we’re looking to keep that streak alive!


Ride for Roswell.....Saturday, June 27th


We will again be manning one of the many support stations along the route for the Ride. This is a morning event and we are usually done by noon. We prepare and distribute drinks, fruit and sandwiches to the riders as they pass our location.


Gus Macker.....Wednesday, June 24th –Sunday, June 28th


This is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament which takes place downtown in front of City Hall. This is an event that relies heavily on West Herr’s support from a people perspective. With over 1000 teams participating in the Event it requires over 500 volunteers to be successful. As in years past your GM’s will have a signup sheet in their office in early May with all the times and jobs listed.


We would like to Thank you all in advance for any help you might be able to provide any or all of these great organizations. Your continued support makes a tremendous difference in ensuring the success of each of these events!


Scott, Brad, John & Bill