US Dealer News/Info
MINI of Camarillo Open Summer 2012
Steve Thomas BMW, a 9-time recipient of BMW’s annual Center of Excellence award (based on a high SCI, or Customer Service Index), will open the newest dealer point in the nation with MINI of CAMARILLO, located an hour-plus north of Los Angeles, in July. The 21,345 sq. ft. building is being built with the goal of obtaining LEEDS certification as a "green" building is nestled on 2.3 acres fronting the historic 101 freeway in beautiful Camarillo California. The all-new state-of-the-art dealership will posses a MINI signature Jewel Box display, 10 service bays with picture windows on both floors allowing the customer full viewing access of the service shop, along with all the latest conveniences to make it the ultimate customer experience.
For further info: www.miniofcamarillo.com or 805/ 482-8868
After months of curiosity and anticipation, MINI of Wesley Chapel opened its doors on Saturday, March 24 to droves of excited customers. The state-of-the-art store includes a glass-enclosed "Jewel Box" where a featured MINI is displayed in the second-story showroom. Using a special lift, that showroom can accommodate up to three MINIs, with three more displayed downstairs. The store also includes three lounges, a MINI boutique area, covered check-in for service customers, a European-style service shop with air conditioning and red brick floors, a video poker machine, and free WiFi for customers. Based on an original concept by MINI USA, design and engineering was implemented by Spring Engineering, Inc. of Holiday, FL.
Wesley-Chapel MINI Launches MOG (MINI Owners Group) Website
Larry Stephens, the Sales Manager of the recently-opened Wesley-Chapel MINI (Tampa Bay area, Florida) is the kind of manager that understands MINI owners, as he’s been one for many years. Furthermore, he was the sales manager at a Harley-Davidson store for nearly 10 years, and they have a similar demographic/psychographic to we MINI owners- especially when it comes to our need to gather with other MINI owners.
MINI Owners Group is a meeting place for MINI and Mini owners to visit, and to keep in touch with other members. Members can post pictures, videos, and blogs on the site. Members can also post events that are open to anyone who wants to participate. The site is open to owners, enthusiasts and anyone interested in MINI. It is free to sign up, and the more members they get the better the site will be. Please check it out at www.miniownersgroup.com.