LAcarGUY to sponsor 2010 Richstone Family Center Gala

May 19, 2010 lacarguy Charity, mike sullivan 0 Comments

Mike Sullivan’s LAcarGUY.com Family of Dealers is proud to sponsor Richstone Family Center “Affair of the Heart” Gala Event honoring Roger Van Remmen.

The Richstone Family Center is dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse, strengthening families, and preventing violence in families, schools and communities.

This year’s event, “AN EVENING IN NEW ORLEANS”, takes place this Saturday May 22nd 6:30pm  This is our 4th year in a row to sponsor this event (Mike Sullivan was honored at last year’s event!)
Taste Premier Cal wines, auction, food and drinks and a complete New Orleans style dinner complete with Strawberry Beignets

Cocktail attire

Free parking

RSVP by May 14th Allison Tanaka  atanaka@richstonefamily.org or register online at www.richstonefamily.org

Loyola Marymount University

1 LMU Drive

LA, CA

It's About The Swagger. And The 2011 Toyota Sienna Has It!

May 19, 2010 lacarguy Toyota, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

We’ve been blown away lately by the buzz around the Toyota Sienna’s new online campaign “Swagger Wagon”. It’s a fun, engaging departure from traditional advertising for one of our favorite brands at LAcarGUY. People are loving their new Sienna van from Toyota Santa Monica and Toyota of Hollywood and we’re impressed with all of the improvements that have come along with the redesign.

We feel that this is going to be a watershed year for our beloved Toyota brand, and the level of support from an amazing percentage of our customers show that your loyalty is as high as our. So enjoy the “Swagger Series”, maybe even make your own version and send it in to us!

Check out the Swagger Wagon website for MP3 and ringtone downloads now!!

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It’s About The Swagger. And The 2011 Toyota Sienna Has It!

May 19, 2010 lacarguy 0 Comments

We’ve been blown away lately by the buzz around the Toyota Sienna’s new online campaign “Swagger Wagon”. It’s a fun, engaging departure from traditional advertising for one of our favorite brands at LAcarGUY. People are loving their new Sienna van from Toyota Santa Monica and Toyota of Hollywood and we’re impressed with all of the improvements that have come along with the redesign.

We feel that this is going to be a watershed year for our beloved Toyota brand, and the level of support from an amazing percentage of our customers show that your loyalty is as high as our. So enjoy the “Swagger Series”, maybe even make your own version and send it in to us!

Check out the Swagger Wagon website for MP3 and ringtone downloads now!!

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LAcarGUY Sponsors Heal the Bay's 25th Anniversary: Bring Back the Beach

May 18, 2010 lacarguy Charity, Heal The Bay Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

In order to celebrate Heal the Bay’s 25th Anniversary, there is a gala event dubbed “An Evening Under The Stars” this Thursday, May 20th at The Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. With a foundation laid by past success, this is the leading networking venue for members of Southern California’s environmental, political, business and entertainment communities, to meet and mix. This is the exclusive event to celebrate and support the mission of Heal the Bay and their honorees.

LAcarGUY’s Advocate Sponsorship is an honor and our multi-year involvement with Heal The Bay and the associates events is a proud reminder of our commitment to our environment and the Los Angeles area. The evening kicks off with a 5:00p reception and silent auction, followed by an amazing dinner, and live auction. Highlighting the night will be the recognition of Jack Baylis, Nicolas Cage, Luann Laval Williams and The Walt Disney Company for their environmental leadership, then pinnacle: Jakob Dylan’s entertaining of the crowd.

More information about the event can be found on the Heal The bay website by clicking here.

LAcarGUY Sponsors Heal the Bay’s 25th Anniversary: Bring Back the Beach

May 18, 2010 lacarguy 0 Comments

In order to celebrate Heal the Bay’s 25th Anniversary, there is a gala event dubbed “An Evening Under The Stars” this Thursday, May 20th at The Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. With a foundation laid by past success, this is the leading networking venue for members of Southern California’s environmental, political, business and entertainment communities, to meet and mix. This is the exclusive event to celebrate and support the mission of Heal the Bay and their honorees.

LAcarGUY’s Advocate Sponsorship is an honor and our multi-year involvement with Heal The Bay and the associates events is a proud reminder of our commitment to our environment and the Los Angeles area. The evening kicks off with a 5:00p reception and silent auction, followed by an amazing dinner, and live auction. Highlighting the night will be the recognition of Jack Baylis, Nicolas Cage, Luann Laval Williams and The Walt Disney Company for their environmental leadership, then pinnacle: Jakob Dylan’s entertaining of the crowd.

More information about the event can be found on the Heal The bay website by clicking here.

Earth Day Green Lounge Event At Lexus Santa Monica a Success!

April 29, 2010 lacarguy Charity, Green Team, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Lexus Santa Monica, mike sullivan Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

With nearly one thousand people celebrating Earth Day at our own Lexus Santa Monica, the Green Lounge event struck a chord in the luxury-green Los Angeles beach-side community. The evening brought together celebrities, thought leaders, top media, entertainers and decor with a hyper-focus on green/sustainability and the environment. Our Lexus showroom was converted into a “Buddha Bar” style lounge with green decor and surrounded by wonderful sights and sounds, not to mention cuisine.

In each of the lounges, guests could sample and buy products, meet with the companies’ brand ambassadors and be a part of the of the unique event in an eco-luxurious setting.”  Part of the evening was set aside to honor leaders and advocates in the environmental, wellness and philanthropic arenas:

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Mike Sullivan has been a tireless advocate and leader for green and environmental issues both in the Los Angeles community as well as the automotive industry.  As the worldwide top-selling dealer for both Lexus and Toyota Hybrids and a focus on lowering the carbon footprint that businesses impact the earth with, the family of dealerships is part of a larger movement building today in proactive ways to minimize the impact the earth and this is the one day each year that the focus is magnified.

Award recipients included Josie Maran of Josie Maran Cosmetics (Green Business Wellness Award), Mary Murphy of So You Think You Can Dance (Effecting Change Award), and Rory Freedman, co-author of Skinny Bitch (Wellness Award).  Global Green, the Southern California-based eco-company received donations at the front door from attendees. Two members of the LAcarGUY team are local board advisers to Global Green, which is part of Green Cross International (GCI), created by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev “to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment.”

Going Green is for big and small!
Not your typical Lexus Santa Monica guests!

LAcarGUY forms internal "Green Team"

March 17, 2010 lacarguy Charity, Green Team, LAcarGUY Sustainability 0 Comments

In January of 2010, LAcarGUY created an internal “Green Team” to encourage, inspire and educate its 800+ employees about reducing our individual and corporate carbon footprint. Formed by LAcarGUY’s “Manager of the Environment”, Alisha Auringer, the “Green Team” has developed green advocates from each of our ten dealerships and body shop.

Every Green Team member ensures our eco-policies are being carried out, informs employees about upcoming events and is a liaison between the dealerships and the Manager of the Environment. Members are also tasked with presenting ideas on how to reduce their dealerships footprint as well as events that would should participate in. These ideas are presented and discussed at the monthly green team meetings as well as determining an eco-activity that is promoted to all employees.

Past Green Team activities include a company-wide Christmas tree recycling campaign and Arbor Day Tree planting. Upcoming plans include a Spring Recycling campaign, an Earth Day event at Lexus Santa Monica and creating a green handbook for all employees.

Mike Sullivan personally created “The Manager of the Environment” position to focus on reducing our organizational carbon footprint, develop green educational programs and to grow relationships with local green organizations. The LAcarGUY Family of Dealerships are recognized around the Los Angeles area for being involved with Sustainability, Environmental and other “Green Movement” efforts.

LAcarGUY forms internal “Green Team”

March 17, 2010 lacarguy 0 Comments

In January of 2010, LAcarGUY created an internal “Green Team” to encourage, inspire and educate its 800+ employees about reducing our individual and corporate carbon footprint. Formed by LAcarGUY’s “Manager of the Environment”, Alisha Auringer, the “Green Team” has developed green advocates from each of our ten dealerships and body shop.

Every Green Team member ensures our eco-policies are being carried out, informs employees about upcoming events and is a liaison between the dealerships and the Manager of the Environment. Members are also tasked with presenting ideas on how to reduce their dealerships footprint as well as events that would should participate in. These ideas are presented and discussed at the monthly green team meetings as well as determining an eco-activity that is promoted to all employees.

Past Green Team activities include a company-wide Christmas tree recycling campaign and Arbor Day Tree planting. Upcoming plans include a Spring Recycling campaign, an Earth Day event at Lexus Santa Monica and creating a green handbook for all employees.

Mike Sullivan personally created “The Manager of the Environment” position to focus on reducing our organizational carbon footprint, develop green educational programs and to grow relationships with local green organizations. The LAcarGUY Family of Dealerships are recognized around the Los Angeles area for being involved with Sustainability, Environmental and other “Green Movement” efforts.