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…

Camp Nitro-X: An Introduction to Automotive & Beyond

August 24th, 2021 by

  Forget the macrame art and talent shows—summer camp just got a whole lot cooler. Nitro-X is a hands-on, weeklong summer camp designed to let kids explore transportation careers, learn technical skills, and gain exposure to a number of transportation industries. The camp, hosted by the Minnesota Transportation Center of Excellence, is all about building…

Walser Auto Campus Honored in 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Awards

August 13th, 2021 by

  The Wichita Business Journal’s 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Awards honorees were recognized on August 12 during a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. The Walser Auto Campus is among the Honorees in the Business Category. This is the seventh year of the program, and in that time 186 people and companies have been recognized….

‘From Openly Persecuted to Openly Accepted’: The Strength in LGBTQ+ Pride

June 11th, 2021 by

  L-R: Etoile Frank (he/him), Erich Christjansen (he/him)   When Erich Christjansen, Director of Operations at the Walser Reconditioning Center, first met CEO Andrew Walser in 2020, he wasn’t expecting it to end in a job offer. Christjansen was serving as an operations director for a Las Vegas Volvo dealer at the time. Over time,…

Pride Month: Jessica Herzing

June 4th, 2021 by

Jessica Herzing, Walser F&I Sr. Specialist     The LGBTQIA+ community is full of powerful stories, and throughout Pride month, we’ll be celebrating stories of Walser Automotive Group employees. This week, we’re spotlighting Jessica Herzing (she/her/hers). Jessica is an F&I Sr. Specialist and a founding Board Chair of Drive With Pride, Walser’s LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource…

Walser Celebrates 2021 Pride Month

June 1st, 2021 by

    Walser Automotive Group is proud to celebrate Walser’s LGBTQIA+ employees all year long, and especially during Pride Month. This June, Walser will host a month of educational workshops, webinars, events, a Pride family picnic, and more to recognize the identities and contributions of our LGBTQIA+ employees. We believe in the power of bringing your…

Asian American Pacific Islander Month: ‘We Are Present’

May 28th, 2021 by

Blong Thao, Walser Corporate   Throughout May, Walser Automotive Group is celebrating and recognizing its Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees. May is AAPI Heritage Month. In our final employee spotlight, we spoke with Blong Thao, a Fixed Operations Business Analyst. Thao reflects on the importance of family in Hmong culture and the value of…

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Asian American Pacific Islander Month: Laotian Roots Strengthened Through Community

May 21st, 2021 by

Samantha Sivilay, Walser Marketing Analyst   We continue to celebrate and recognize Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Walser. This week, we spoke to Walser Marketing Analyst Samantha Sivilay. Reflecting on her Laotian roots, Samantha says family and the notion of togetherness are deeply intertwined.   What do you do at Walser? I…

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Asian American Pacific Islander Month: 8 Questions for Kong Yang

May 8th, 2021 by

  May marks Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. To celebrate, we’re recognizing Walser Automotive Group employees within the AAPI community and highlighting their stories. We recently spoke to Kong Yang, Detail Manager at the Walser Reconditioning Center. He told us about his journey into the automotive industry and why the meaning of…

2021 Twin Cities Auto Show Sales Event

May 5th, 2021 by

  After a year of so much uncertainty, the news of a confirmed 2021 Twin Cities Auto Show event is a welcome sight. The Twin Cities Auto Show runs May 15 – 23, and the show is going on the road to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. The show is taking on a…

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