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Spotlight: Meet the Central Maine Motors One in Five 5K Team

Central Maine Motors is proud to be sponsoring this year’s One in Five 5K, which supports the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center in the fight against sexual assault. We invite everyone to join us on April 13 at Thomas College for this event.

This year, several members of the Central Maine Motors team will be participating in the One in Five 5K. Get to know the group a little better, and feel free to sign up to participate.

We hope to see you there!

Rob Moore, Chrysler Parts Manager: This is the second time that Rob has participated in the One in Five 5K. Rob is happy to be part of the team and to support this wonderful cause.

Scott Fotter, Toyota Sales: This is the first time Scott will participate in the One in Five 5K. He has been training for weeks with his beautiful wife, Val, who will be joining our team as well this year.

Mike Roderick, GM Finance Manager: This year marks the first time Mike is participating in the One in Five 5K. Mike is very excited to be part of our team and to support this very important cause.

Bo Hendrick, General Sales Manager at CMM: This is the first time that Bo is participating in the One in Five 5K, during which he will be joined by his wonderful wife, Judy. We look forward to having them as part of the team!

Jess McQuillan, Internet Manager for CMM: Jill is serving as this year’s team captain for Central Maine Motors! This is the second year she has participated in the One in Five 5K.

Sean Vigue, Toyota Sales: This is his second 5K and the second time he has done the One in 5K. Sean will be participating with his lovely wife, Kristina.

Judy Berard, Office Manager of CMM: This is the second time Judy has participated in the One in Five 5K. This year, she will be joined by her son, Ryan.

Luxy LeClair, Executive Manager of CMM: Luxy is one of our more seasoned 5K participants, competing in them during the spring and summer months. This is the second time he has done the One in Five 5K, and he is joined every year with his wonderful wife, Marie!

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Join Central Maine Motors on April 13 for the One in Five 5K Event

One in Five 5K

According to a 2011 survey from Muskie School of Public Service, one in five Maine residents will be affected by sexual violence during their lifetimes, but unfortunately, the issue of sexual violence is a topic that doesn’t always get the attention it should.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we want to do our part at Central Maine Motors. That’s why we’re sponsoring the One in Five 5K on April 13 at Waterville’s Thomas College. The Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center is organizing the event, which should include about 500 people walking and running to raise awareness about this issue.

One in Five 5K
Where: Thomas College in Waterville, ME
When: April 13
Time: 9 a.m.

Want to join the Central Maine Motors team for the One in Five 5K? You can do so here by clicking the Join Group/Team button. All proceeds from the event will go to the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center’s fight against sexual assault, as well as the organization’s role in supporting victims of sexual abuse.

Help us contribute to the incredible work of the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center. Join us for the One in Five 5K to support the fight against sexual violence.

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Redesigned 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Roll Out to Dealers

The Chevy Tahoe (left) and Suburban (right) are redesigned for 2015.

The Chevy Tahoe (left) and Suburban (right) are redesigned for 2015.

Chevrolet’s Tahoe and Suburban make up nearly 50 percent of all full-size-SUV sales, so they can make big waves in the segment anytime they undergo a significant redesign. Boasting updated styling, greater fuel economy and a bevy of new technologies that improve their ride and safety, the all-new 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban have started arriving at dealerships nationwide.

The 2015 Tahoe and the larger 2015 Suburban each offers a more efficient version of the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, as well as fuel-saving technologies like a new electric variable-assist power steering system, allowing both vehicles to return up to 23 mpg on the highway. That EPA rating is an improvement of two miles per gallon compared to the outgoing models, placing the new Tahoe and Suburban at the top of the full-size-SUV segment. Featuring a stronger, fully boxed frame, a wider rear track and an optional third-generation magnetic ride control damping system, Chevy’s latest SUVs also provide drivers with a smoother ride and more dynamic handling.

“While its competitors are content to let their full-size SUVs rest on their past achievements, Chevy has thoroughly modernized its Tahoe and Suburban to give buyers the fuel efficiency and technologies that have become commonplace in smaller vehicles,” said Bo Hendrick, general sales manager of Central Maine Motors, a seller of new and used SUVs in Maine. “At the same time, the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban still deliver all the capability and interior space that drivers have come to expect from a Chevy SUV.”

Chevy’s EcoTec3 V8 has 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque on tap, enabling a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 pounds in the 2015 Tahoe and 8,300 pounds in the 2015 Suburban. Inside, the new Chevy Tahoe can house up to 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats, while that number swells to 121.1 cubic feet in the new Chevy Suburban. For protecting the most precious cargo, Chevrolet’s redesigned SUVs can be purchased with newly available active-safety technologies, including forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning, lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and front-park assist.

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It’s Chevy Truck Month: What Do You Love About Your Chevy Silverado?

2014 Chevy Silverado mud

March is Chevy Truck Month, which makes it a great time to talk about the amazing features of the Chevy Silverado. Whether you own a 1500, 2500 or 3500, you know that the Silverado will stand the test of time and tough work. A 5.3-liter EcoTec V8 in the Silverado 1500 pumps out 355 horsepower while still managing to return up to 22 mpg on the highway. Plus, the Chevy Silverado features all the modern technology new pickup owners want.

We looked at social media to see what people love about their Chevy trucks, and the verdict is clear: No matter how old their Chevy is, drivers have lots of good things to say! Tell us what you love about your Chevy pickup in the comments below.

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Central Maine Toyota Blood Drive

CMM Blood Drive 2014

On February 21, we partnered with the Red Cross to host a blood drive at Central Maine Toyota! Members from the community, as well as team members here, rolled up their sleeves and got to work saving lives by donating blood. All that hard work was rewarded with baked goods donated by Nancy Gaunce, fresh fruit and juice. We had 27 people sign up, and altogether the Red Cross collected 25 pints of blood.

Every two seconds in the United States somebody needs blood, so we were happy to do our part to help out. Check out the photos below to see our life-saving team in action!