When Currie Motors Ford of Valpo came into the Valparaiso community, the dealership quickly began making their mark. With community involvement a high priority, they knew they wanted to support local activities and organizations important to their customers.
Leo Sfikas, General Manager of Currie Motors Ford of Valpo, knows the importance and necessity of aiding the communities that his employees and customers live in.
“I believe that folks live in this area, raise children, and make a life here because of the great school districts, park districts, and the vibrant downtown area,” Sfikas said. “What is important to our customers matters to us when it comes to things we support or sponsor.”
In order to support the community and the things that matter most, Currie Motors Ford of Valpo sponsors ValpoParks, school ride & drives, police and law enforcement initiatives, Folds of Honor, charities, cruise nights, and so much more.
“If we’re going to be good role models in the business community we feel we should invest into things our community can use and appreciate,” Sfikas explained.
One of the more successful events that the business has begun hosting are the cruise nights in Valparaiso. Hosted not to raise money, but to bring people together, the events have been extremely successful.
“We’re all about displaying our cars and rubbing elbows with car enthusiasts,” Sfikas said. “The people that came to the event were elated that we were able to continue a cruise night for the town.”
The final cruise night of the 2018 season brought in a whopping 409 cars, a success that was surprising but not unwelcome. For Sfikas and his team, participation is great, but the more rewarding aspects are seeing the community and his employees enjoying the events that Currie hosts, whether attending independently or as a volunteer.
“I’ve noticed that our employees not only want to participate, but a lot of folks want to donate their time,” Sfikas said. “The more rewarding part is when you see our own employees in attendance with their families. That’s really cool!”
At Currie Motors Ford of Valpo, the emphasis isn’t just on selling cars, it’s on supporting the local community. Whether that’s through cruise nights that provide fun, or sponsoring and supporting local organizations and charities, the employees and management at Currie are sure to provide a positive contribution.
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