Nevada’s Business Friendly State Major Factor in Purchase
DALLAS (July 2, 2012) – Park Place Dealerships, a luxury automobile group based in Dallas, announced today it has acquired Towbin Infiniti of Las Vegas for an undisclosed price. The dealership, located at 5605 West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, has been renamed Park Place Infiniti (parkplaceinfiniti.com).
“Nevada is a ‘business-friendly’ state which is important to our company when we consider expansion opportunities,” said Ken Schnitzer, founder and Chairman of Park Place Dealerships. “The Infiniti brand is a terrific brand and has tremendous long-term potential. Infiniti recently launched two new 2013 models – the 3-row/7-passenger Infiniti JX luxury crossover and the IPL G Convertible. In May, The Robb Report placed the Infiniti JX on its “Best of the Best” list of sport utility vehicles for 2012.”
Situated on six acres, Park Place Infiniti includes a 40,000-square-foot facility with a six-vehicle new car showroom, 26 service bays, a make-ready and detail area, and a six-vehicle pre-owned showroom. Renovations to the facilities will begin soon.
The company has named Stephen James General Manager of Park Place Infiniti. James transferred from Park Place Jaguar in Plano, Texas and was also a part of the Park Place Lexus team that was awarded the coveted Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest recognition a business can receive from the President of the United States.
“Stephen is a great asset to Park Place and will extend the culture and community of our company to residents of Las Vegas,” said Schnitzer. “We are excited to bring the Park Place brand to Nevada and look forward to being a part of the landscape for many years to come.”
On June 1, Infiniti reported U.S. sales of 10,592 units for the month of May, an increase of 65.8 percent versus 6,389 units a year earlier. Infiniti sales have increased 7.2 percent to 43,941 vehicles for the first five months of 2012.
“With a sales increase of more than 65 percent, May was a fantastic month for Infiniti, our best since 2007,” said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Americas. “Our retailers reported strong traffic in their showrooms, not only for the all-new Infiniti JX, which has successfully fulfilled customers’ desires for a unique, new take on a luxury crossover, but for our Infiniti G and M lines as well.”
Total Car Score, a leading automotive ranking and comparison website, recently recognized Infiniti as the number one scoring brand on its listing of the “Top 10 Best Car Brands for 2012.” The study, which focuses on the strength of a brand’s overall product range, is based on numerical ratings for 2012 model year vehicles by independent automotive media and reviewers.
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, Infiniti M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, the QX full-size SUV and the all-new JX luxury crossover.
Park Place Dealerships is proud to once again be the title presenter of the Texas Rangers Triple Play event set for May 27th at the Hilton Anatole Dallas. The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children in need within our community, and provides funding for youth in crisis, youth health initiatives, youth baseball programs, and youth education. This event serves as their largest fundraiser each year. The theme this year is “Escape to the Hamptons.” The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, the program, and then ‘game shows.’ The entire Texas Rangers team will be in attendance and there will be silent and live auctions. Ian and Tess Kinsler and Michael Young and Cristina-Barbosa Young are the hosts for the evening and Fox Sports Southwest’s Emily Jones will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.
To reserve tables or individual tickets, contact the Foundation at (817) 436-5933 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here fore the full press release on Texas Rangers.com.Comments
The Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation was founded in 1998 to provide funds for programs and opportunities that benefit GCISD students and staff. While core educational needs are met through the allocation of tax dollars, the margin of excellence is possible only by contributions and efforts that go above and beyond the minimum. Foundation funds are used to facilitate student achievement and skill development, recognize and encourage staff excellence and expand community involvement from individuals, businesses and civic organizations. Since its inception, the foundation has funded 875 projects, distributing more than $1.4 million to GCISD, affecting more than half the teachers and all the students.
“Like most Texas schools, our school district is facing unprecedented budget challenges under the current school finance laws. Park Place Motorcars has generously donated resources for the past few years to the Education Foundation whose sole purpose is to provide resources needed to our school district and where 100% of all donations stay within our school district to assist our students and teachers. Not only has Park Place been the featured sponsor for our Celebrating Our Stars Academic Recognition Banquet for several years, but also for the second year donates scholarships to graduates for continuing education. Park Place understands the importance of successful schools in communities and how communities must work together to ensure the success of our schools. Park Place’s support is a shining example of the need for and importance of collaborative efforts between our schools, community, and corporations. Our heartfelt thanks to Park Place!” says Janice Kane, Executive Director.
With the unprecedented budget challenges facing Texas schools, the Foundation’s efforts are more critical than ever as educators are being forced to seek funding avenues outside the regular budget in order to continue vital educational programs. 100% of all donations to the Education Foundation stay within GCISD to assist GCISD students and teachers.Comments
The 2012 DFW Auto Show in Dallas is underway, and will run from March 21-25, 2012, at the Dallas Convention Center. Here is a quick preview of what you will find at one of the most anticipated annual events in the Dallas Fort Worth area. The DFW Auto Show in is the ideal opportunity for consumers to compare styling and pricing of most every major manufacturer new cars for sale under one roof, and in just a few hours.Comments
When the new Lotus of Plano dealership made its debut recently, Park Place Dealerships converted the glass showroom on Plano Parkway into the ultimate man cave. DJ Andre set the mood with Rat Pack favorites. And Park Place made a $2500 donation to Dallas Moustache, a local non-profit that raises awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancers.
“Lotus is a very sporty brand with a proud racing heritage,” said Rob Sumner, marketing director, Park Place Dealerships. “We wanted to create an environment that represented the spirit of the edgy, high-performance sports car while appealing to the sophistication of our guests. And, of course, our clients know when they buy any vehicle from Park Place, they receive the ultimate in service and client experience.”
Lotus cars are born on the track, designed for the streets and built around the driver. Lotus offers three models: the tactile Elise, the track-inspired Exige and the practical Evora. The Elise SC is the ultimate evolution of a pure-bred sports car with a new supercharged, 1.8 litre, 218 HP, 16 valve, 4-cylinder engine, delivering instant acceleration and even torque accessible from low in the rev range. Weighing only 2,000 pounds, the Exige S sports a supercharged 1.8 litre, 257 HP, mid-mounted 16 valve, 4-cylinder engine, combining the best of raw performance and civilized handling. The Evora 2+2 brings comfort and performance to a daily driver with adjustable, leather trimmed sports seats and a practical 2+2 rear seat.
Park Place and Brown Forman invited six area mixologists to create their version of the perfect Manhattan using Woodford Reserve bourbon. Austin Bird, mixologist at The Usual, created The County Line; Sean Connor – The Whiskey Cake Cocktail; Chris Dempsey – Winter in Manhattan; Brad Hensarling of Campo Modern Country Bistro – a Montpelier Manhattan; Scott Melton of The Gin Mill – The Five Points Manhattan; and Kyle Paris –of Jaspers Restaurant at the Shops @ Legacy – the Maple Dram-hattan. Kyle Paris was the people’s choice, with Chris Dempsey coming in second and Brad Hensarling third.
Naturally, the food choices complemented the caliber of the drinks with tantalizing fare such as ceviche marinated with a touch of Woodford Reserve and oso bucco quail legs served atop plantain mash and a Woodford Reserve chipotle pomegranate glaze from Agave Azul; Kobe beef sliders and grilled chicken skewers served with a spicy peanut sauce by III Forks Steakhouse; and smoked scallop mousse éclair with lobster and shrimp bisque by Tony Gardizi. Honey Girl Kitchen provided sweet temptations, including petite double chocolate bites and organic zest petite lemon bars.
Dapper Magazine transformed the dealership’s service drive into a Cigar Den with premium cigars, hand-rolled on-site by House of Cigars, and special tastings of Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman Spirits also provided Chambord Vodka, Finlandia Vodka, Herradura Tequila, and Sonoma Cutrer Wines.
Mike Kellis-Murphy of Frisco won an Agave Azul Tequila dinner for 10, including a three-course meal paired with
tequilas, and a Lotus gift bag. Albert Plunkett of Allen won a Woodford Reserve Bourbon Tasting for 10 and a golf bag.
Lotus of Plano is located at 4422 West Plano Parkway in Plano.
Park Place Dealerships was proud to co-host the White Truffle Dinner and auction held at the Lombardi family’s La Fiorentina Tuscan Grill this week. The proceeds were donated to the Make-a-Wish-Foundation, the entity that makes it possible for children with life-threatening illnesses to pursue their dreams. The first recipient, James Greicius, who was age 7 in 1980, dreamed of being a police officer. The foundation made it possible for him. Another wished to be a zookeeper. Another wished to be a Blue Angel. The foundation found ways to make all of these possible.
The average wish costs more than $7,000 to fulfill. At the dinner, an auction winner paid $3,500 for four luxury dinners for four over the next year accompanied by a free luxury car from Park Place for each evening and hotel accommodations at luxury hotels including the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. The Lombardi family donated $4,000 and individual diners pledged other amounts.Comments
The Dallas Morning News has named Park Place Dealerships among the Top 100 Places to Work in Dallas. This is the second year in a row Park Place has been named to the list in the large company category. In 2011 Park Place ranked 4th in the large company category, up one spot from 5th in 2010.
To put your career in high gear, visit http://jobs.parkplacetexas.com/.Comments
Congratulations are in order – once again – to Park Place Dealerships for ranking #4 in the category of Large Company on the Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 Places To Work for the Dallas/Ft. Worth area! We’re thrilled to have achieved this recognition for the second year in a row! We take great pride in how we do business, and we are growing and shining more each year. Find your new career at Park Place Dealerships!Comments
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