Employee Spotlight: ‘We Just Want the War to Stop’

March 18th, 2022 by

Dennis Bilenko Staff Accountant, Walser Hyundai   In the weeks since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the war has unleashed an unbelievable humanitarian toll, a full-fledged refugee crisis, and claimed thousands of lives. Most Americans have been left to watch updates of the devastating destruction from afar. But for two Walser employees, the war in…

Pete Baksh: ‘Proud to Be an American’

December 3rd, 2021 by

Pete Baksh, Walser Polar Mazda   Walser Polar Mazda Parts Manager Pete Baksh is celebrating a significant milestone. Last week, the 33-year-old officially became a U.S. citizen. Baksh, a native of Guyana, South America, came to the United States with his mother and older siblings when he was just three years old. While he’s lived…

Walser Employee Inspires ‘Share the Love’ Hometown Charity Choice

November 23rd, 2021 by

  A local Twin Cities organization that supports pregnant women and mothers is getting an extra boost this holiday season, thanks to a Walser Subaru St. Paul employee. Walser Subaru St. Paul chose Guiding Star Wakota as a Hometown Charity for its annual Subaru Share the Love Campaign. The suggestion came from Walser Service Advisor Kim…

‘It’s Just a Kidney:’ Walser Employee Readies for Life-Changing Organ Donation

November 12th, 2021 by

    In just over two weeks, Walser Honda ICO Buyer Karen Rebers is undergoing a life-changing surgery—she’s donating a kidney. Rebers, 56, isn’t making the donation to a family member she loves or even a friend she’s known for years. In truth, her donation will support two people in need of life-saving organs—one a…

Record-Setting Donations During Annual Walser Food Drive

November 2nd, 2021 by

The team of Walser Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Hopkins, MN posing for a photo with the store’s collected donations   In a time when the need is greater than ever, Walser Automotive Group pulled together a record level of food donations for community food banks in November. The dealer group, headquartered in Edina, Minnesota, collected…

Walser Kicks off Annual ‘Drive to End Hunger’ Donation Event

October 13th, 2021 by

    In a time when food donations matter more than ever, Walser Automotive Group is kicking off its annual Drive to End Hunger food donation drive. Happening October 13-23, all Walser locations will collect non-perishable food items to support food shelves in the communities where we do business. This food drive is open to…

Colombia Meets Minnesota: Growing up on ‘Both Sides of the Road’

October 8th, 2021 by

  Walser’s John Hunt is accustomed to working with people from all walks of life. As a Finance Specialist, Hunt spends his time finding the right lender for the right person, no matter the credit challenges a customer might face. It’s a job that takes a head for numbers, some finesse with the unknown, and…

Ashley Cavazos: ‘I’m Hispanic. I’m Latina. I’m Mexican-American.’

September 24th, 2021 by

  We’re continuing our recognition of Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month. This week, we spoke to Walser’s Sr. Manager of Digital Sales Performance Ashley Cavazos. Cavazos, who joined Walser in 2019 and identifies as Tejano, has a long history in the automotive industry. She spoke about the path that led her to the industry, the…

Antonio Mena: ‘There is Color in Everything’

September 17th, 2021 by

Antonio Mena, Walser Toyota   Walser Toyota Sr. Customer Specialist Antonio Mena isn’t shy about sharing why he loves his Hispanic heritage and the color and vibrancy it brings to the Minnesota community. September 15 – October 15 marks national Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month. Throughout the month, we’re highlighting stores of Walser employees, what…

Winner Sinks Ace, Wins Audi at Auggie Navarro Pro-Am Tourney

August 31st, 2021 by

Audi of Wichita Sales Manager Mandi Calderon, winner Craig Robinson, and Audi of Wichita Director of Operations Bac Ta pose for a photo with the hole-in-one prize   Did you know the odds of an amateur golfer hitting a hole-in-one are 12,500 to 1? This lucky golfer beat the odds during the Auggie Navarro Pro-Am…

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