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COMMUNITY TIRE DEVELOPS PLAN FOR GARDEN IN FOOD DESERT AREA OF PHOENIX October 30, 2012

Community Tire Pros and Auto Repair is currently in the developing stages of creating a “Community Salsa Garden 2013!” The innovative venture will feature an educational and sustaining garden as a gift from Community Tire Pros, complete with planting for kids at the Friendly House, future oil replacement plants for tires, recycling, repurposing, and way to bring fresh produce to a community that is a “food desert,” meaning the area has no shopping for miles. Community Tire Pros hopes the garden will bring the neighborhood together for a worthwhile cause that benefits the entire community. The garden will be located across the street from Community Tire Pros and Auto Repair Corporate office near Durango and Central Ave and will hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, October 26th, 2012 with city officials, respected guests and community members in attendance. 

“We have an extensive selection of resources that would help kids to learn more about the importance of planting, gardening and oil replacements,” said Patricia Fleischmann, Director of First Impressions with CommunityTirePros.com. “It’s our objective to help teachers and parents make this not only a really fun outdoor experience, but a learning tool for building a healthier, stronger community. ”

Community Tire Pros have a long term goal for the garden, ultimately wanting the land to mature and grow into a Farmer’s Market wherecommunity members can participate in monthly exchanges of vegetables and other items for their families. They hope to eventually seek out sponsors for plots where 90% of the crops harvested are donated back to the neighborhood. Community Tire Pros along with surrounding city officials believe this garden will change the lives of those in the community who are unable to travel outside of the “food desert,” and provide those families with healthy alternatives. Community Tire Pros will supply a team of master gardeners that will educate kids about the importance of planting, the wonder of Mother Nature and how to give back. They desire to instill in these children “pride and delight, will grow in abundance.”

 About CommunityTirePros.com

Since 1991, Community Tire Pros and Auto have been serving Arizona communities with their knowledge and dedication to their full service facilities, offering complete automotive service and automotive repair. Understanding that the community comes first, they have been actively participating in bettering the neighborhoods in which they have repair facilities. They chose their name to reflect the true image and beliefs their company and associates stand for as they believe in giving to and supporting our local communities and have built a reputation of providing the highest level of honest and professional service in their industry.

RSVP: Pat Fleischmann  602-377-1121  or   Pat@CommunityTireGarden.org

Website: www.CommunityTireGarden.org

Donations/Interest: Seedmoney@communitytiregarden.org

Information/Volunteer List:  Info@communitytiregarden.org

Personal Contact: Pat@CommunityTireGarden.org

Facebook: Watch as we GROW: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityTireGarden

 

 

August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month and Media Push clients showing support August 3, 2009

Valley Businesses Help to Promote August Drowning Awareness Month
The Phoenix Children’s Hospital has named August Drowning Awareness Month in Arizona, and many clients of The Media Push are stepping up to help support the cause.

Arizona has seen plenty of headlines about child drownings, and about the economic downturn, as well. This year, however, the two issues may combine to create an unforeseen and deadly effect: an increased risk of child drownings. As families struggle to pay for pool fences, swimming lessons, child care, and CPR instruction, “stay-cations” mean more time spent by the family pool, and increasingly stressed and distracted caregivers. Ten children have drowned to date in Maricopa County, as compared to nine, as of July 31st, 2008.

This is the sixth year that the Phoenix Children’s Hospital has designated August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month (DIAM). Water Watchers at Phoenix Children’s Hospital exists to increase community education and awareness of the issue of child drowning, and to help the community learn more about drowning through research. Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be distributing over 75,000 purple ribbons to remind people to protect kids around water. You will see the purple ribbons at Hospitals, local Fire Departments, businesses, schools, churches and worn by media.

The following businesses of The Media Push will also be a pick-up location for purple ribbons throughout the month of August.

FAMOUS DAVE’S Restaurants in Peoria, Chandler and Mesa : Servers and managers will wear the ribbons and offer up information to interested diners on how to make a difference or show their support of this campaign. Famous Dave’s will also be holding a coloring contest for the kids that come in and eat at Famous Dave’s. Winner’s get a free Lil Wilbur Meal!
NARPRO (Neighborhood Auto Repair Professional Network): Ribbons are available at these quality auto repair shops across the Valley. Go to http://www.narpro.com for a location near your home or work.
DERMA HEALTH INSTITUTE in Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa and Paradise Valley: http://www.dhiskin.com for exact locations.
COMMUNITY TIRE AND AUTO SERVICE in Glendale and Phoenix: http://www.communitytireaz.com
Also, DONLEY SERVICE CENTER, a Valley-based AC/Plumbing/Solar and Heating Company will have magnetic purple ribbons on their service vehicles.
For more information about August as Drowning Awareness Month go to http://phoenixchildrens.com/ and http://www.preventdrownings.org/go/
Please pick up a purple ribbon to show your support. Awareness is free!

 

Two NARPRO shops win BBB 2009 Ethic Awards May 1, 2009

Howard Fleischmann of Community Tire, Charlotte Risch of The Media Push and Nadine Grobmeier of Airpark Auto Service

Howard Fleischmann of Community Tire, Charlotte Risch of The Media Push and Nadine Grobmeier of Airpark Auto Service

Two quality auto repair shops that are a part of the NARPRO network were honored with a Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central, Northern and Western Arizona 2009 Ethics Award last night at ceremonies at the Arizona Biltmore.

Nadine Grobmeier, owner of Airpark Auto Service and Howard Fleischmann, owner of Community Tire and Auto Service Specialists were winners in their categories. Both owners go above and beyond to provide the most ethical, quality service to their customers, while also staying very involved in local community events and causes.

What is a Business Ethics Award?
BBB’s Board of Directors and its Foundation have established the BBB Business Ethics Awards to recognize those firms whose business practices and related activities exemplify the BBB’s mission and principles, and to ensure that our marketplace remains fair and honorable.
These awards consist of an annual program to gain public recognition for businesses that maintain a solid commitment to conducting their business practices in an ethical fashion. Companies of different sizes are selected by an independent panel of volunteer community leaders based on criteria established by the Council of Better Business Bureau International Torch Award.

NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests of their certifications, customer service, performance, facilities management and auto repair standards record of service to the community. Drivers may visit www.NARPRO.com to find recommended shops near their work or home. Or they may simply call (602) 257-0033 and talk to someone who will connect them to find a top-quality shop in their neighborhood. Either way, NARPRO is the easiest way to find an honest mechanic

 

Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists to Become Phoenix’s First AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly Service Location April 28, 2009

 

 

 

 

Howard J. Fleischmann Sr., Owner, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists.

Howard J. Fleischmann Sr., Owner, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists.

Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists to Become Phoenix’s First AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly Service Location
New Services Designed with the Women Consumer in Mind

(Phoenix, AZ) – Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists is pleased to announce they have made a significant commitment to the woman consumer to become Certified Female Friendly, through the exclusive AskPatty.com training and certification program. Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists will be the first Certified Female Friendly tire and service center group in Phoenix, AZ.

An Ask Patty certified service center creates an inviting and comfortable environment where women feel welcome. They guarantee that the experience of repairing and maintaining a vehicle will be a pleasant one. AskPatty.com trained and certified associates are held to a high level of customer satisfaction with women consumers.

In support of this commitment, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists is announcing their Mother’s Day Service Specials and Coupons. To all customers who bring their vehicle in for service, or make an appointment for service, during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, May 10, 2009, they shall receive a Coupon for a Free Nitrogen fill/Five tires ($39.95 value), and be entered in to a drawing for a month of free house cleaning. The Free House Cleaning Service (Maid Pro North Phx) can be awarded to the winning customer, or they may present it to a deserving person of their choice. Anyone who comes to one of the 5 locations will be entered in to the drawing, May 4th through May 9th. No purchase necessary to be entered in to the drawing. Winner to be announced through the Community Tire eNewsletter on May 14th. Any questions, please email us.

“Up until now, like many automotive businesses and service centers, we thought the obvious goal was to ensure that women were treated the same as men. Through the AskPatty program, we’ve learned that treating women the same as men does not necessarily yield the ideal experience for women. This may not sound profound, but with an increased awareness of what elements women seek in a positive automotive servicing experience, our service centers are better prepared to meet and exceed the expectations of our female customers” stated Howard J. Fleischmann Sr., Owner, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists.

Service Coupons and drawing will be offered at all the Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists locations: 15812 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032; 12251 N. 51st Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304; 2424 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85034; 4139 E. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034; and 945 Cove Parkway, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

Visit Community Tire and Automotive Specialists here.

Our facilities are full service operations offering complete automotive service and automotive repair and tire repair and tire service on both domestic and import vehicles. For the highest quality automotive service and only the highest quality tires and tire products, and wheels, call the people you can trust. Trust Your Community Tire and Auto Service Specialists. We are an A+ Rated BBB Facility with You in mind!

About AskPatty.com, Inc.
The AskPatty.com, Inc. website and blog is a safe place for women to get advice on car buying, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles at our network of Certified Female Friendly retailers across the U.S.

AskPatty.com is a member and 2009 corporate sponsor of the Women’s Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, Board member of the UnitedSpinal.org, Member of the California SkillsUSA.org board, on the Women’s Board of the Car Care Council, a SEMA member and a member of the SEMA Business Women’s Networking Group.

AskPatty.com is partnered with Parenthood.com, INSweb.com, LightSpeedVT.com, CareerBuilder.com, AutoTrader.com, NIADA, DriverTv.com, MyCarPage.com, MyAutoLoan, Aware and BlogHer.com.

Ask Patty Certified Dealer Program:
Properly armed with the right tools and training, automotive retailers can increase their share of the largest and fastest growing demographic of new vehicle buyers in the US — Women. The Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly program was designed specifically for automotive retailers to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women.

What Is An Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly Automotive Retailer?
An Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly automotive retailer creates a safe and comfortable environment where women feel welcome and make the experience of purchasing and maintaining her vehicle a pleasant one.

Ask Patty trained and Certified Female Friendly retailers are held to a high level of customer satisfaction for women consumers.

Go here to learn how to become AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly:

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Community Tire gets A+ grade from BBB January 12, 2009

bbb-logo1The BBB is now giving grades to their businesses!  In order to help consumers make better-informed decisions on where to spend their hard-earned dollars, Better Business Bureau will now assign letter grades to local businesses ranging from A+ to F. Community Tire and Auto Repair has received an A+ Grade.

Over the years, this family owned company has grown to 7 locations in Arizona. Community Tire & Auto Service Specialists has built a reputation of providing the highest level of honest and professional service in the industry. They recently won the Phoenix Chamber’s 2008 Small Business of the Year and a W.P. Carey’s Spirit of Enterprise award.

The letter grade system-which replaces a less-detailed scale of “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory”- represents BBB’s degree of confidence that the business is operating in a trustworthy manner and will make a good faith effort to resolve customer concerns.

Consumers can research the grades of more than 33,000 local businesses by reviewing BBB Reliability Reports™, which are available online and at www.arizonabbb.org. For more information or locations, go to www.communitytireaz.com.

 

Did your auto repair shop close down? November 18, 2008

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COMMUNITY TIRE OFFERS TO TAKE OVER WARRANTIES FOR CUSTOMERS OF CLOSED SHOPS

Community Tire & Automotive Service Specialists are opening their shops to drivers who have warranties or contracts with local auto shops that have closed in the past year. More than 50 independent auto shops in Arizona have shut their doors due to the slow economy, stranding drivers with broken down cars, empty wallets and added stress. Community Tire & Automotive is stepping up to help and wants to ensure those drivers are able to receive the full value of their warranties.

In 2000, the average annual cost for vehicle repairs was $6,880. Since most warranties will cover these routine costs, it is important for drivers to take advantage of this opportunity to use their warranties. In a time where every cent counts, spending extra money on car repair is a choice most people cannot afford.

“We understand the burden on your job and family when a car is not running right,” said Howard Fleischmann, owner of Community Tire & Auto Service. “By welcoming these car owners and honoring their warranties we are hoping to make the lives of everyone in the community a little easier during this financially slow economy.”

If a problem occurs with a vehicle that may be covered under warranty from any closed shop, bring the paperwork to one of the Community Tire & Auto Service locations and the warranty guidelines will be discussed with the owner to find a reasonable solution for costs and parts.

Community Tire & Auto Services Specialists have been part of the community since 1992. The family owned company has grown to seven locations over 17 years in the business and has developed a reputation of providing the highest level of honest and professional service. The Community Tire & Automotive Service Specialists continue to be involved in the community by supporting local business and encouraging all management personnel to be involved in community activities. Mr. Fleischmann believes that customer service is not just an over used tag line or promise it is their goal to exceed every client’s expectations each and every time they visit a shop. Community Tire was awarded the Greater Phoenix Chamber Small Business of the Year Impact Award, plus the Spirit of Enterprise Award from ASU School of business in 2008. This follows the Better Business Bureau Ethics finalist award in 2007. For more information please visit www.communitytireaz.com.

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Vote and Stimulate the Economy! October 27, 2008

Media Push Clients Pushing Valley Consumers to Vote and Shop on Election Day

A group of Valley small business owners are banding together to ask consumers to vote while helping to stimulate the economy by buying on Election Day.

Clients of the Phoenix PR firm and small business specialist, The Media Push, are honoring those who endure long voting lines and confusing propositions with a reward for taking part in American democracy. Voters who visit the companies listed below and sporting an “I Voted” sticker get special offers and deals.

Discounts on useful items and services for car repairs and oil changes or a few indulgent items, like Botox treatments or massages are some of the specials that will be offered by The Media Push clients.

Small businesses make up 99.9 percent of the 27.2 million businesses across the nation. Accounting for about half of all private-sector jobs, they generate up to 80 percent of new jobs each year and create more than half of non-farm gross domestic products. Small business owners are also the first to suffer from a dwindling economy.

“This is a very important time in our lives,” said Charlotte Risch, owner of The Media Push. “Not only are we voting for the next president but many local officials and propositions that will affect our community and small businesses. This is a fun way to cast your support for local businesses in your neighborhood and invest your hard-earned dollars with them instead of big chains.”

Below are the offers available to Valley voters. Please CLICK on the business name to gain access to their website for location, hours and info.


Simply Impressive Cooking School
: Take $10 off your next cooking class. Spend more time with your family at the dinner table and spend less money eating out by learning to cook smart, delicious meals at home.

Derma Health Institute: Feel beautiful and give your face a treat! Only $10 per unit of Botox, or $50 pumpkin peel facial for that day.

Acme Locksmith: Need to get a spare key made? Receive a free key copy (up to $5.00 value).

Community Tire and Auto Repair: Bring in your “I voted” sticker and receive free mount, balance, rubber valve stem and oil change with any tire purchase. Don’t need tires? Bring in your sticker and they will do a basic oil change for $14.92.

Zethina Cosmetics and Day Spa: Get a Massage for only $60 for one hour or a Body Treatment for only $55. Both services will relax and renew the tired stressed out voter.

Money Smart Grandkids: For just $12.95, invest in our youth’s financial future with the book “It’s Likely Your Grandkids will be Poor, Unless…” by Scottsdale Author, Chris Kulpinski. EMAIL HIM: chris@kulpinski.net

NARPRO.com: Car owners who visit the free referral network of independent, quality repair shops website (www.narpro.com) will receive a VIP Card. This card offers drivers discounts on services and parts.

Team Dean: Get a free appraisal with loan approval and a full review of your credit report. Also, information on how to increase your FICO score with all any application for a home loan.

If you have already voted through an early ballot and didn’t keep your “I voted” sticker, just mention you voted when contacting the business about the election specials.