Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) dealers who met sales quotas during the first quarter recently were treated to a four-day, deep-sea fishing expedition as part of a dealer incentive program.
The second annual Continental Del Cabo Sportsfest, held in Los Cabos, Mexico, drew accolades from dealers. Attendance increased by more than 50 percent over 2001, the Charlotte-based tire maker said.
CTNA selected the Westin Regina in Los Cabos for its location, amenities and relaxed tropical atmosphere.
``The Sportsfest is strictly a reward,'' said Jeff Jankowski, CTNA director of dealer sales for North America, ``and we want to treat it as such. Our dealers earned their way by achieving their first quarter goals. We appreciate their commitment and want to show our appreciation in a way that is truly exciting.''
American Tire Distributors' 13th annual golf benefit recently raised more than $40,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Ada Jenkins Center in the Charlotte area.
The event, held Sept. 17 at Birkdale Golf Club near Charlotte, included ATD employees, customers and suppliers.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a leading supporter of diabetes research and education; the Ada Jenkins Center offers after-school care, tutorial services, adult learning programs and crisis assistance services to residents in two counties surrounding Charlotte.
Last year ATD, formerly called Heafner Tire Group Inc, raised more than $45,000 at its annual golf outing. Part of those proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in New York City and Washington, D.C., in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Since the inception of the golf benefit, ATD has raised more than $250,000, the company said.
Tire Kingdom Inc. has begun renovating a former Winn Dixie grocery store, which is slated to become the dealership's new headquarters in September 2003.
The building, in Juno Beach, Fla., is 44,000 square feet in size with 36,000 square feet on level one and 8,000 square feet on level two and a mezzanine.
Tire Kingdom, currently based in Riviera Beach, Fla., said it plans to expand a breakroom and build an in-house exercise room and an enlarged training classroom. Among other amenities, the new headquarters building is located four miles east of Interstate 95 and ``virtually just steps from the ocean,'' according to President and CEO Orland Wolford.