Like Father, Like Son

June 17th, 2022 by
Like Father, Like Son

Jordan and Matt Carroll, outside Walser Polar Mazda   It isn’t hard to see how Walser Polar Mazda Service Manager Matt Carroll found his way into the automotive industry. It’s in his blood. His grandfather owned a service repair shop in North St. Paul. Matt’s father also tinkered on cars now and again, but it…

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Hmong in America: Walser Employee Shares His Embrace on Dual Identity, Culture

May 13th, 2022 by
Song Vang

  May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. It’s a time to recognize the historical and cultural contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  For Song Vang, a PDR Technician at Walser Reconditioning Center, recognizing his Hmong history, culture, and traditions have always been a way of life. “In our culture, as the…

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Prayer Room Part of the Blueprints at New Walser Toyota Facility

April 22nd, 2022 by
Walser Toyota Customer Specialist Farhan Ahmed

Walser Toyota Customer Specialist Farhan Ahmed provided insight and suggestions for Walser Toyota’s interfaith prayer room   Walser Automotive Group is thinking on a spiritual level when it comes to the construction of its newest dealership. Walser Toyota’s new facility will open in 2023. Penciled into the blueprints of the 121,000 square foot floorplan are…

Employee Spotlight: Fasting, Faith are Key Tenants of Ramadan Holiday

April 15th, 2022 by
Employee Spotlight

Walser employees Hassan Ghandour and his sister Dania El Ghandour pose for a photo outside Walser Nissan Wayzata   Hours before General Manager Hassan Ghandour is opening the doors to Walser Nissan Wayzata, the dealership he operates, he’s starting his day on a spiritual level.  Ghandour is currently observing Ramadan, the month-long religious holiday of…

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…

Walser Employee Turns Passion for Fashion Into Side Biz

February 28th, 2022 by

Tyrone Chandler operates his own side business called StHats   With over 23 years of automotive industry experience, Tyrone Chandler is using his side business to flex a new muscle in creativity. Chandler, a Parts Counterperson at Bloomington Chrysler Jeep Dodge, is also an avid designer, customizing hats, bracelets, and even Crocs charms. His business…

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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…

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