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Zeigler Hosts 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Canned Food Drive For Local Charities In The Community

November 28, 2022

For the fourth consecutive year, Zeigler Auto Group is hosting its Ugly Sweater Holiday Canned Food Drive in benefit of local charities in the community. The food drive kicks off  today and will run through December 21, 2022, with all Zeigler dealership stores participating. Each individual store will choose its own local beneficiary and is now accepting donations from the public. Starting today, customers can stop by their favorite Zeigler store and drop off non-perishable food items. Last year, Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates took home the big win, for a second year in a row, with an impressive 7,000 items donated. Overall in 2021, Zeigler Auto Group collected 15,465 items for local organizations across four states.

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Zeigler Auto Group Gives Thanks 2022 Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2022

Zeigler is so grateful for our customers, team members, and community members that continue to push us to be our best in every way. This year we have so much to be thankful for and none of it could have happened without you. From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and Happy Holiday Season. #TEAMZEIGLER

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Zach Cardis Earns Second Consecutive Win At 11th Annual Product Knowledge Competition

November 22, 2022

Zeigler Auto Group has named Zach Cardis of Zeigler Ford of Lowell as its 11th Annual Product Knowledge Competition winner. Cardis took the top spot for the second year in a row after beating out 24 other team members in the annual, three-day competition that took place on November 8th, 9th, and 11th; with the award announcement happening today, Monday, November 21, 2022 at the Trak-Houz Bar & Grill. Ted Rabourn and NickFioravanti were also announced as second and third place winners, respectively.

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WMU Head Hockey Coach Pat Ferschweiler Joins the Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series with Presentation on Winning with the Championship Standard

November 15, 2022

Patrick Ferschweiler, head hockey coach for the WMU Broncos, was the latest celebrity presenter to join the Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series on Monday, November 14, 2022. During his presentation Ferschweiler covered winning strategies for success. This included the importance of character, his coaching philosophy, and the idea that “Greatness is a daily choice.”

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Zeigler Auto Group Honors Our Veterans Veterans Day 2022

November 11, 2022

 Zeigler Auto Group is proud to honor all of our Veterans this Veterans Day, especially those who are part of our very own #TEAMZEIGLER family.  Veterans Day is celebrated every November as a way to honor all who have served in the U.S. military across different branches, representing the highest ideals of what our country stands for. Recognized as a federal holiday, Veterans Day is a time to reflect and recognize the valor, courage, and sacrifice of these incredible patriots.

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Zeigler Auto Group Among Glassdoor Economic Research’s Top 10 U.S. Companies for Work-Life Balance, Only Auto Company to Make List

November 2, 2022

A Glassdoor Economic Research study on Work-Life Balance in the U.S. for 2022 has named Zeigler Auto Group among its Top 10 U.S. companies for work-life balance. The study gathered Glassdoor.com reviews from January through September 2022 using companies with 1,000 or more employees. Zeigler ranked at number 6 overall with an impressive 4.77 average rating. The dealer group was also the only automotive company to make the list.

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Basketball Hall of Famer and Michigan State University Head Coach Tom Izzo Returns to the Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series

October 24, 2022

The Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series welcomed back Tom Izzo, head coach of the MSU basketball team, Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame coach spoke to Zeigler team members on the importance of self evaluation and motivation and the impact this has on success in all areas of life.

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Subaru of Merrillville Donates over $3,000 to Salk Elementary School

October 10, 2022

For the second year in a row, Subaru of Merrillville has chosen Salk Elementary as the beneficiary of its Subaru Loves Learning program. The Subaru Loves Learning program is in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, with Subaru as its largest corporate supporter. Through the Subaru Loves Learning program Subaru of Merrillville donated over $3,000, around $500 per box to the local school. This is the second year in a row where the local elementary school was chosen. The Zeigler Subaru dealership has additionally pledged to donate to the school next year for 2023.

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Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon To Run Through WMU Waldo Stadium, To Include Iconic Landmarks: AirZoo, Bicentennial Trail & Stryker

September 20, 2022

The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon today announced course details for its Full Marathon, marking its big return on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 a.m. after three years. As a USATF Certified Course, the Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon will serve as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The organization also announced course details for its Zeigler Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, all scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 7:30 a.m., 7:55 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., respectively. The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon weekend will start Saturday, April 22 with the free PNC Kids' 1K and Health Expo at Downtown Kalamazoo.

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40th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Gala’s Record-breaking Night Brings in Over $2M for Charity with the help of Guest Speaker Big Ten Coach Mel Tucker

September 13, 2022

The Drive for Life Foundation Gala celebrated its 40th Anniversary in a big way last night by bringing in over $2M for charity. Big Ten Coach Mel Tucker served as special guest speaker during the event in benefit of the American Cancer Society and many other local and regional charitable causes. Mayor David Anderson and NASCAR driver Josh Bilicki of Spire Motorsports were also in attendance.

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LoJack to Partner with Zeigler Auto Group, Josh Bilicki for Three Races in 2022

September 7, 2022

LoJack, leading stolen vehicle recovery and connected car solution, will partner with Zeigler Auto Group aboard Spire Josh Bilicki’s No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for three NASCAR Cup Series races in 2022, beginning with the September 17 Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.  LoJack will also be featured aboard Bilicki’s Chevy Camaro later in the season at the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and again for the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 

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The 40th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Gala Sets $2.5 M Goal With 150% Match On All Donations, Tickets Still On Sale

September 6, 2022

The Drive for Life Foundation Gala will celebrate 40 years of giving in a big way this upcoming Monday, September 12, 2022 by setting its fundraising goal at $2.5 million dollars. Last year the gala raised over $800,000 for the American Cancer Society & other local charities. This year, the organization will be matching all donations by 150% thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors. The Gala will feature Big Ten Coach Mel Tucker as a Special Guest Speaker, NASCAR Driver Josh Bilicki, & a replica of the Zeigler.com 77 x MSU Spartan Camaro. Tickets are on sale now at driveforlifefoundation.org with each ticket admitting two guests, and serving as one entry to win a new 2022 Honda Accord or $30,000.

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RECAP: 10th Annual Kalamazoo Balloon Fest A Huge Success

August 31, 2022

This past weekend, the Kalamazoo Balloon Fest celebrated 10 years of family-friendly fun and excitement. The event, which was presented by Zeigler Auto Group, kicked off at Gull Meadow Farms on Friday, August 26 and ran through last Sunday, August 28, 2022.

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The Kalamazoo Balloon Fest, presented by Zeigler Auto Group, to celebrate a decade of family fun next weekend August 26 - 28

August 21, 2022

The 10th Annual Kalamazoo Balloon Fest, presented by Zeigler Auto Group, will take place next weekend from Friday, August 26th to Sunday, August 28th at Gull Meadow Farms. The event will feature 30 balloons, four hot air balloon flights, two balloon glows, a classic car show and a special appearance by Josh Bilicki on Saturday with a Zeigler.com 77 Camaro replica wrapped with the special MSU scheme.

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Zeigler Auto Group Earns Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation Award for Fourth Year in a Row

August 17, 2022

Zeigler Automotive Group is once again among the Best And Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation, earning the recognition for 2022. This is the fourth time in a row that the Kalamazoo-dealership group has been honored with this distinction. The coveted list is part of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition presented by the National Association for Business Resources.

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VP of NFL Players Association, ESPN Analyst & Author Sam Acho Breaks Down "What It Takes To Win" During Zeigler University Guest Speaker Session

August 15, 2022

This past Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 9-year NFL Veteran and ESPN Analyst Sam Acho joined the Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series with a presentation on What Winning Really Means.  The Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series invites entrepreneurs, athletes, innovators and leaders across different industries to share their stories and points of view with the Zeigler team. Acho's session discussed what really goes into winning and what love really looks like when that is your goal.

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Zeigler.com x Spartans 77 Camaro Goes Green With MSU Coaches Mel Tucker & Tom Izzo As Grand Marshals At MIS, Delivering Top NASCAR & National News Coverage

August 11, 2022

This past Sunday, special Zeigler-invited guests Tom Izzo and Mel Tucker delivered the famous “start your engines” command as Co-Grand Marshals at the Firekeepers Casino 400. The head coaches– basketball and football, respectively– flew into the Michigan International Speedway via helicopter in partnership with MSU sponsor Nike. The top coaches also posed for pictures next to the Zeigler-sponsored, Spire Motorsports driver Josh Bilicki who was behind the wheel of the Zeigler.com x MSU 77 Camaro finishing 21st at the NASCAR Cup Series Race.

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The Zeigler.com 77 Camaro driven by Josh Bilicki will feature special MSU scheme at MIS on Aug. 7

July 28, 2022

Michigan International Speedway today announced that Michigan State University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo and Football Head Coach Mel Tucker will serve as co-Grand Marshals for the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 on August 7. The duo will be guests of Zeigler Auto Group, an anchor sponsor of Josh Bilicki’s Spire Motorsports Chevrolet. In addition, Bilicki’s No. 77 Michigan State University/Zeigler Automotive Chevrolet will feature a special Michigan State paint scheme. 

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World-renowned speaker and author Damon West joins Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series with Presentation on Transformation through "Be a Coffee Bean"

July 25, 2022

This past Wednesday, July 20, 2022, best-selling author, and speaker Damon West joined the Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series with a presentation on adversity and success.  The Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series invites entrepreneurs, athletes, innovators and leaders across different industries to share their stories and points of view with the Zeigler team. West’s session discussed the importance of making your adversity work for you by going inward and being the “Coffee Bean” in life to become your best self.

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Big Ten Coach of the Year winner Mel Tucker Joins the 40th Annual Drive for Life, Event to Match Donations by 150%

July 11, 2022

Zeigler Auto Group today announced MSU football coach Mel Tucker as its special guest speaker for its 40th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Gala. The Big Ten Coach of the Year winner will be speaking in benefit of the American Cancer Society and other local charities on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:00p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. Charity gala tickets are now on sale, with each $300 ticket admitting two guests for a social cocktail hour, silent auction, live auction plus, a raffle to win a new 2022 Honda Accord or $30,000 in cash. All donations this year will be matched by 150%, with last year’s event bringing in over $800,000.

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Zeigler Subaru of Kenosha donates nearly $26K to the Sharing Center, bringing its total to over $100k since 2018

July 5, 2022

Zeigler Subaru of Kenosha ​recently donated $25,885 to local charity the Sharing Center, a local food pantry and support center. Since 2018, the Zeigler dealer has donated over $100,000 in support of the organization.  Besides this charity, Zeigler Subaru of Kenosha also supports various other local organizations.

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Zeigler Recognized with a 2022 Milwaukee’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® Award, Just One Year After Expansion Into the Area

June 27, 2022

Zeigler today announced it has been recognized by the National Association of Business Resources with its first Milwaukee’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® Award. The dealer group expanded into the region in 2021 with four new dealerships–its largest acquisition to date–which included its first Toyota and Hyundai dealerships, and only its second Subaru location. Besides winning its first award, Zeigler was the only dealership group in the region to be listed in this year’s Milwaukee Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.

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Ready, Set, Go! Zeigler President's Circle Winners for Service Take On Josh Bilicki at Autobahn to Celebrate Induction

June 20, 2022

This past Thursday, June 16, 2022, Zeigler held a celebration at the Autobahn in Joliet, Ill. to congratulate this year’s President’s Circle Winners in the Service Technician and Service Advisor categories. The event was hosted by Aaron Zeigler, president and owner of Zeigler Auto Group, with Fixed Ops Dir. Bob Keuhl, and Dir. of Talent Development, Mike Van Ryn also in attendance. This year’s winners were able to test their driving skills on the track against NASCAR driver, Josh Bilicki.

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Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville Donates to Local Charity Chasing Dreams, Inc. for Second Year in A Row, Bringing Total to Nearly $50,000

June 15, 2022

For the second year in a row Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville has chosen local charity Chasing Dreams, Inc. as the beneficiary for its annual Subaru Share the Love Event, donating $25,000 to the cause and bringing its total donation within the last two years to nearly $50,000. Last year the local Merrillville Subaru dealer presented the organization with a $24,208 donation during a check ceremony in its showroom . Chasing Dreams is dedicated to providing community members with disabilities with access to programs that promote independence through education and life skills.

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The 40th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Gala Announces 2022 Date, To Match Donations by 150%

June 13, 2022

Zeigler Auto Group today announced that it will be hosting the 40th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Gala, and matching all donations by 150% thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors. Having raised over $800,000 in 2021, the organization hopes to reach $1 million in donations this year to benefit the American Cancer Society of Kalamazoo, MRC Industries of Kalamazoo, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kalamazoo, as well as other local charities. The 40th Annual Drive for Life Gala is scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center with tickets on sale now at DriveForLifeFoundation.org.

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Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon Made NASCAR History by Announcing its 2023 Date aboard the Zeigler.com’s 77 Camaro at the Enjoy Illinois 300

June 6, 2022

The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon raced into the national spotlight yesterday at the Enjoy Illinois 300 at WWTR. The organization unveiled its 2023 date announcement aboard the Zeigler.com 77 Chevy Camaro, confirming April 23, 2023 as the official return date of its full marathon, with additional events taking place the day before. This is the first time in NASCAR history that a marathon race date has been announced aboard a NASCAR race car. The Zeigler-sponsored Camaro was piloted by Josh Bilicki of Spire Motorsports at the NASCAR Cup Series event. Registration will open Monday, August 1, 2022, with additional details to be announced.

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Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon Races Into National Spotlight with 2023 Marathon Date Unveil at NASCAR WWTR Race This Weekend

June 1, 2022

The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon will be announcing its official 2023 event date on the hood of the Zeigler.com #77 Chevy Camaro piloted by Spire Motorsports driver Josh Bilicki. The event date reveal will take place on Sunday during the WWTR NASCAR race. 2023 will mark the return of the organization's full marathon as well as the hosting of its half marathon, 10K, 5K Run, the Priority Health 5K Walk, and the PNC Kids' 1K. Registration will open Monday, August 1, 2022, with additional details to be announced.

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Zeigler’s Driving Vision Podcast Interviews Bill Nye… The Science Guy and 29-time Emmy Award-winner Bill Stainton

May 30, 2022

Zeigler Auto Group’s new Driving Vision Podcast with Sam D’Arc and Mike Van Ryn interviewed famed scientist, engineer, comedian, and author Bill Nye during a special episode which also featured 29-time Emmy Award winner Bill Stainton. During the interview, Bill Nye discussed the importance of making science entertaining and accessible to everyone, and his ongoing quest for innovation as an inventor and communicator.

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Zeigler Auto Group Earns Its 16th Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® in West Michigan Award

May 16, 2022

Zeigler Auto Group is proud to announce that it is once again among West Michigan’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. This is the organization’s 16th win since 2007. The 2022 West Michigan Best & Brightest Companies to Work For list is published yearly by the National Association for Business Resources. In order to receive the recognition, organizations are evaluated by an independent research firm on best practices in human resources and more.

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Zeigler Auto Group Honored with Chicago's Best & Brightest Companies To Work For® Award for Ninth Year In A Row

May 9, 2022

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced that it has once again been named one of 'Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®' by the National Association for Business Resources. In order to qualify for the award, organizations must be evaluated by an independent research firm that grades each company using a strict guideline for best practices in human resources and more. Zeigler Auto Group was the only dealer group awarded the distinction this year. This will also be the ninth consecutive win for the dealer group since 2012.

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Zeigler Honda of Kalamazoo Earns First President’s Award, Sixth Consecutive Elite Express Service Award From Honda

May 2, 2022

Zeigler Auto Group announced today that its Zeigler Honda of Kalamazoo dealership has earned the prestigious 2021 Honda President’s Award. This is the first time the dealership has received the accolade, with key metrics for the award including Dealer Service Effectiveness, Genuine Parts Effectiveness and Customer Service Experience. In addition to this accomplishment, Zeigler Honda was also recognized with the 2021 Honda Elite Express Service Award for the sixth consecutive year in a row.

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The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon Wins at Driving A Healthy Community

April 28, 2022

The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon returned this past weekend as a huge success with nearly 2,000 registered runners, family-friendly activities; and crowd favorites that included the Bacon Station and the Gummy Bear Forest. The PNC Kids 1K kicked off the event weekend Friday with nearly 600 kids participating. Saturday, Downtown Kalamazoo was host to the Kalamazoo Health Expo with tons of family-friendly activities, booths displaying event sponsors and charity partners; and a meet and greet with NASCAR driver Josh Bilicki. The main event races were held Sunday which included the half marathon,10K, 5K Run, and the Priority Health 5K Walk.

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The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon This Weekend Fri April 22 - Sun April 24

April 19, 2022

The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon, formerly known as the Kalamazoo Marathon - Borgess Run, will be taking place this weekend starting Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24, 2022. The event will kick off with the free PNC Kids' 1K at Mayors' Riverfront, then continue on Saturday with the Kalamazoo Health Expo in Downtown Kalamazoo; and finalize on Sunday with the Zeigler Kalamazoo Half Marathon, 10k, 5k run, and Priority Health 5k walk starting at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place. The event will feature appearances by NASCAR driver Josh Bilicki, special spirit stations, fire trucks, the Zeigler-sponsored hot air balloon, swag bags from sponsors, and plenty of fun for the whole family.

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Zeigler Maserati of Grandville Honored with Prestigious Maserati North America Trofeo Club Award

Zeigler Auto Group is proud to announce that its Zeigler Maserati of Grandville location has been honored with the prestigious Trofeo Club Award from Maserati North America. The coveted award was given to the top 15 Maserati dealers out of 129 dealerships throughout the country.

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Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates Honored with 2021 Mercedes-Benz Best of the Best Silver Laurel Award

April 4, 2022

Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates has been chosen as a 2021 Best of the Best Silver Laurel Award Winning Dealer by Mercedes-Benz USA. The coveted award is given yearly to a select group of top performing Mercedes-Benz dealers that fall within the leading 15% nationally.

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Bilicki, Zeigler Auto Group Race to Top-20 Finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway

March 22, 2022

Josh Bilicki drove the Zeigler Auto Group No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro to a top twenty finish on Sunday, March 20th at Atlanta Motor Speedway, finishing in the 16th position.  Gerber Collision was also proudly displayed on the hood of Bilicki’s No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro.

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Zeigler Announces Raul Rodriguez and Ethan Buck as its 2022 Rising Tech Award Winners

​March 21, 2022

Zeigler Automotive Group has chosen Raul Rodriguez of Mercedes-Bernz of Hoffman Estates and Ethan Buck of Zeigler CDJR Grandville to take home its 2022 Rising Tech Award. The award is part of an initiative established in 2019 to recognize rising service talent within the dealership group.

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Coach Mel Tucker on Keys to a Successful Turnaround

March 11, 2022

Zeigler Auto Group welcomed Michigan State University Football Coach Mel Tucker as its latest Zeigler University Speaker Series' celebrity guest. Tucker's presentation: "Keys to a Turnaround'' was delivered on Monday, March 7 at 9:00a.m. EST/8:00 a.m. CST in person at the Kalamazoo Honda Locker Room and through live streaming for the entire organization spanning four states to enjoy. Tucker, who has won Big 10 Coach of the Year awards with both Media and Coach votes, is among the top names recruited to lecture for the Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series.

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Zeigler Auto Group Gears Up for First Primary Sponsored NASCAR Cup Race of 2022 with Spire Motorsports

Monday, February 28, 2022

The No. 77 Zeigler Auto Group Camaro will be driven by ZAG sponsored driver, Josh Bilicki, who is fresh off a career best finish at Daytona where he came in 9th during theNASCAR season opener for the Xfinity Series race.  The Las Vegas race weekend will mark Bilicki’s second NASCAR Cup Series race of the season.

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29-Time Emmy Award-Winning Executive Producer and Hall of Fame Speaker Bill Stainton Joins Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series

February 28, 2022

Zeigler Auto Group welcomed 29-Time Emmy Award-Winning Executive Producer and Hall of Fame Speaker Bill Stainton as its latest Zeigler University Speaker Series' celebrity guest. The two presentations, which are part of the dealer group's ongoing internal leadership and development program, were held last Thursday, February 24, 2022. The first one titled: Connect the Dots: Innovative Thinking for Zeigler Points, was presented in keynote style at 9:30 a.m. EST; while the second, ZAG Elite Innovation Lab, was given workshop style at 1:30 p.m. EST.

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The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon Announces Course Details for Main Event

February 22, 2022

The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon today announced full course details for its main event, the Zeigler Half Marathon–along with its 10k, and 5k events–all scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 7:30 a.m., 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., respectively. Formerly known as the Kalamazoo Marathon - Borgess Run, the Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon will start Friday, April 22 with a free Kid’s 1k Fun Run and Expo at Mayors Riverfront Park and the main Sponsor Expo taking place on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

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Josh Bilicki and Team Zeigler Race to Top-10 Finish at Daytona

February 21, 2022

Josh Bilicki, No. 36, broke the top 10 at Daytona this past weekend behind the wheel of the Zeigler Auto Group sponsored Chevrolet Camaro for DGM Racing. Finishing at an impressive ninth place, a career best, Bilicki delivered a top performance during the 2022 NASCAR season opener at the historic Daytona International Speedway, capturing plenty of attention for TEAM ZEIGLER and DGM Racing.

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Zeigler is Family - Valentine’s Feature Part 3

February 18, 2022

In our final edition of our Valentine's Day feautre: Zeigler is Family we continue to learn more about our families at Zeigler, and take a moment to thank everyone that participated in the series. As a family owned and operated business, having families play an instrumental part of our company culture has helped set us apart as an organization.

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Zeigler is Family - Valentine’s Feature Part 2

February 16, 2022

Our special Valentine’s Day feature: Zeigler is Family continues today with Part 2! At Zeigler, working with family is a unique and exciting experience for many of our team members. Keep reading now to hear about these experiences and what sets Zeigler apart in this regard. Also be sure to check out our final edition of this 3-part series debuting this Friday!

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Zeigler is Family - Valentine’s Feature Part 1

February 14, 2022

Zeigler Auto Group is proud to present a special Valentine’s Day feature: Zeigler is Family.  In this 3-part series, you’ll get to know some of our Zeigler families, with many spanning various generations. Keep reading now to hear about their experiences working with loved ones and what sets Zeigler apart in this regard. Also look out for Parts 2 and 3, debuting on Wednesday and Friday, this week!

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Zeigler Auto Group Keeps Tradition Alive By Sponsoring Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon, Honoring Local Race Legacy

February 8, 2022

The Zeigler Kalamazoo Marathon, formerly known as the Kalamazoo Marathon - Borgess Run, is scheduled to return as a three-day event, starting Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24, 2022. The event will feature a free Kid’s 1k Fun Run and Expo at Mayors Riverfront on day one, with its main Sponsor Expo taking place the following day in Downtown Kalamazoo; and finally culminating with the Zeigler Kalamazoo Half Marathon, 10k, 5k run, and 5k walk starting at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place. Registrations are now open online at ZeiglerKalamazooMarathon.com.

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Jonathan Sprinkles Kicks Off Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series for 2022

January 31, 2022

This past Wednesday, January 26, 2022, author, TV personality, celebrity business coach and award-winning keynote speaker Johnathan Sprinkles kicked off Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series for 2022.  The Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series invites entrepreneurs, athletes, innovators and leaders across different industries to share their stories and points of view with the Zeigler team. Sprinkles' session, titled: LIVE BIGGER! LEAD BETTER! spoke about the idea of living your truth out loud in order to lead teams in with more authenticity and transparency.

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Jim Craig Leadership Workshop on Consistent Accountability features interview with Mike Van Ryn & Aaron Zeigler

January 24, 2022

Jim Craig presented a workshop on Consistent Accountability last Thursday, January 20, 2022 with a special interview session that featured Director of Talent Development, Mike Van Ryn and Zeigler President & Owner Aaron J. Zeigler.

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Zeigler Auto Group Reveals Josh Bilicki’s 77 Scheme for Spire Motorsports

January 20, 2022

Zeigler Auto Group today revealed the official paint scheme for Josh Bilicki's No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Spire Motorsports. Zeigler, who will support Bilicki as the primary title sponsor for the 2022 season, will have its group's logo and website: Zeigler.com, displayed prominently on the car. The car will also feature the #TEAMZEIGLER hashtag on the rear. The black and yellow scheme, which was conceptualized by Orion Biedrzycki of Hershy Designs, will make its official in-person debut early this year.​

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BREAKING: #TEAMZEIGLER to Support Josh Bilicki as Primary Sponsor for 2022 Season with Spire Motorsports

Zeigler Auto Group today announced that it will be supporting Josh Bilicki as the primary title sponsor during his 2022 season. Bilicki, formerly 52 for Rickware Racing, will now drive as 77 for Spire Motorsports starting with next month's WISE Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

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Zeigler Ford of Elkhart Wins the December Weight Loss Challenge with Over 100 Pounds Lost

December 31, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group's today announced its Athletic Mentors December Weight Loss Challenge Winners, with Zeigler Ford Elkhart taking home the number one store position, and Jack Alexander taking home the individual winning position. Elkhart lost 101.2 pounds, Alexander 48, and  the group 344.2 pounds overall. 

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Zeigler’s 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Canned Food Drive Brings In 15,465 Items, Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates Wins With 7,000 Items Donated

December 27, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group Announces Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates as its 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Canned Food Drive Competition Winner. This is the second year in a row that the luxury dealership has claimed the title with 7,000 items donated, bringing the overall group-wide total to 15,465!!!

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Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours

December 24, 2021

Closing out a blockbuster year, Zeigler Auto Group hosted its 46th annual Holiday party in Kalamazoo. With 2021 being the biggest year in the history of the organization, Zeigler broke various records and stood out as the most innovative dealer group in the country!

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Chryl Procarione and Chris Zeppenfeld Honored with Coveted 2021 Zeigler Legacy Tribute Award

December 20, 2021

 

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Zeigler Auto Group Hosts 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Canned Food Drive Competition For Local Charities In The Community

Zeigler’s third annual Ugly Sweater Canned Food Drive, which started November 15, will run through December 18, 2021 in benefit of local charities in the community. The Kalamazoo-based dealer announced that all of its stores will be participating in the food drive with donations going to each store’s choice of local organization. Last year, Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates took home the big win with an impressive 5,000 items collected, with the entire dealer group collecting a grand total of 13,500 items overall. 

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Zeigler Auto Group Gives Thanks

Thanksgiving 2021

Join us as we celebrate Thanksgiving 2021 with quotes on gratitude and thankfulness from across Zeigler Auto Group. 

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UPDATE: Zach Cardis of Zeigler Ford of Lowell Takes Home 10th Annual Win

November 24, 2021

Zeigler Announces 10th Annual Product Knowledge Competition Championship Contestants & Winner. This year's winner was Zach Cardis of Zeigler Ford of Lowell, who took home bragging rights, a beautiful crystal trophy; plus his choice of a watch, 3 nights at any Ritz Carlton in the US, or cash equivalent. 

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#TEAMZEIGLER’s Josh Bilicki Wins Monday Night Racing Event With Tribute Car In Honor of Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy Victims

November 23, 2021

Last night Josh Bilicki took home the number one spot behind the wheel of a Mazda MX5 cup car at Daytona during a Monday Night Racing online event. The digital event, which was streamed via Twitch, is a popular off-season competitive online series for many professional drivers. Number 52’s paint scheme included Zeigler logo in support of Bilicki and Rick Ware Racing’s special tribute to the Waukesha Christmas Parade victims.

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Zeigler Honors Its 10th Annual Product Knowledge Competition Contestants & Winner

November 22, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group today announced its official list of 25 competitors for its 2021 Product Knowledge Competition Championship. The Championship, now in its 10th year, will be split up into two days starting Monday, November 22 from 10:30 a.m. and culminating in an awards ceremony dinner at Trak-Houz Bar & Grill the following day at 6:00 p.m.

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Zeigler Auto Group Salutes Our Veterans Veterans Day 2021

November 11, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group is proud to salute all of of our heroes this Veterans Day, especially those who are part of our very own TEAMZEIGLER family. Learn more about our Veterans, their time in the military, and their thoughts on what Veterans Day means to them.

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Zeigler Empowerment Series: Leveraging Individual Strengths for Collective Success

November 1, 2021

Last Thursday, October 27, 2021, Gabriel Jimenez lead Zeigler Auto Group's fourth workshop in partnership with Gold Medal Strategies and renowned speaker and Gold Medalist Jim Craig. The session covered how to Leverage Individual Strengths for Collective Success with a select group rising leaders from across Zeigler in attendance.

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Zeigler Auto Group Takes Top Spot In Glassdoor Economic Research Work-Life Balance Study

October 25, 2021

Glassdoor’s Economic Research study on Work-Life Balance in the U.S. during COVID-19 was released on Thursday, October 21, 2021, with Zeigler Auto Group as the top rated new and used auto dealer group oin the nation. The study–which gathered Glassdoor.com reviews from current and former U.S.-based, full-time employees between March 15, 2020, and September 28, 2021– also ranked Zeigler within its top 20 highest-rated companies across different industries, listing the organization at number 14.

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Team Zeigler Spotlight: Zeigler Subaru of Kenosha, Our Newest Subaru Store

October 12, 2021

Our new #TEAMZEIGLER Spotlight series continues with another installment highlighting our four new teams in Wisconsin. This week we'll learn more about the team behind our newest Subaru store: Zeigler Subaru of Kenosha. This is one of only two Subaru franchises under Zeigler Auto Group, with both stores acquired recently within the last few months.

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Colette Carlson Lights Up Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series With Session On Connecting Effectively Through Communication

October 11, 2021

This past Thursday, October 7, 2021, Zeigler Auto Group welcomed Speaker Hall of Famer Colette Carlson for the latest installment of its highly successful, and long-running Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series. Carlson's session examined the importance of connecting when communicating-and how this can make a world of difference in our personal and professional lives.

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Team Zeigler Spotlight: Zeigler Hyundai of Racine, Our First Hyundai Franchise

October 4, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group is proud to present: #TEAMZEIGLER Spotlight, a new series highlighting different teams across our auto group. This month we’ll be highlighting our four new teams in Wisconsin, starting with our first Hyundai dealership: Zeigler Hyundai of Racine. 

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How Zeigler is Empowering its Leaders to Develop its Next Generation In-House Leadership Spotlight: Damon Allison

September 27, 2021

Getting to Know Damon Allison: Rockstar Recruiter, Author, and the Brains Behind Zeigler's Aspiring Leadership and Development Course. We sat down with him to discuss what his typical day looks like, what inspired him to start Zeigler's Aspiring Leadership and Development Course, and the importance of facing Dyslexia publicly while writing his new book, King of Dreams: How to Create Winning Teams in an Unconventional Way.

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39th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Charity Gala Raises $800,000 For Charity

September 14, 2021

The Drive for Life Foundation Charity Gala raised over $800,000 in benefit of American Cancer Society of Kalamazoo, MRC Industries of Kalamazoo, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kalamazoo, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan, and many other deserving charities. Read our recap on the event to learn more about our charities, sponsors, and this year’s special guest speaker: NBA Hall of Famer, Ben Wallace.

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Zeigler Podcast: The Future of ZAG Today Interviews Special Guests for Upcoming Drive for Life Gala

September 6, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group's new podcast the Future of ZAG Today recently interviewed special guests: Ben Wallace, Josh Bilicki, Bob Beaudine, Aaron Zeigler, Dan Scheid and many more as part of its Drive for Life Series covering our upcoming gala. The 39th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Gala will take place on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center.

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9th Annual Kalamazoo Balloon Fest Recap featuring World-Renowned Pilot Derrick Jones

August 30, 2021

The 9th Annual Kalamazoo Balloon Fest presented by Zeigler Auto Group was this past weekend from Friday, August 27th to Sunday, August 30th. Read our recap and learn more about Derrick Jones, GSM of Zeigler Maserati, and his experience as a world-renowned air balloon pilot.

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Zeigler Auto Group’s 39th Annual Drive for Life Gala To Feature Ben Wallace

August 25, 2021

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced that it will be hosting the 39th Annual Drive for Life Foundation Charity Gala, alongside Greenleaf Trust, Brown & Brown Dealer Services, and Huntington Bank, on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. The event, which will feature special guest speaker and soon-to-be NBA Hall of Famer Ben Wallace, hopes to raise $750,000 this year in benefit of various local charities. Charity gala tickets are now on sale, with each $250 ticket admitting two guests for a social cocktail hour, silent auction, and live auction; plus, a raffle to win a 2021 Honda Accord or $30,000 cash.

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Zeigler Auto Group sponsors Josh Bilicki for NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway, Meet & Greet scheduled for Saturday

August 16, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group today announced that it will be sponsoring Josh Bilicki for the FireKeepers Casino 400 of the NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Zeigler will also be hosting a free, Meet & Greet event for Bilicki at Zeigler Motorsports, 5001 Park Circle Drive, on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from noon to 4:00 p.m. EST with opportunities for autographs, photos, and a chance to win tickets to the race the following day.

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Aaron J. Zeigler Sits Down with CBT News For Exclusive Interview

August 11, 2021

Aaron sits down exclusively with CBT News to discuss Zeigler Auto Group's newest acquisitions in Wisconsin. Plus, Zeigler's leadership and promote from within culture and why it sets Zeigler apart from everyone else.  

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Aaron J. Zeigler Kicks off Season 3 of the DealerNewsToday Podcast

August 10, 2021

DealerNewsToday Kicks Off Season 3 with an exclusive interview featuring Aaron J. Zeigler, President & Owner of Zeigler Auto Group. Aaron discussed a number of topics including lessons learned throughout his extensive automotive career and during the pandemic. He also goes over which of Zeigler's stores performed the best during the shutdowns. Plus, an in-depth look at the chip shortage and more!

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Jim Craig Honored with Special Legacy Tribute Award for Profound Impact On Zeigler Leadership Development

August 09, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group recently recognized famed Olympian, speaker and author, Jim Craig with its coveted Zeigler's Legacy Tribute Award for his unparalleled contributions to Zeigler's leadership development. This is the first time the prestigious accolade has been awarded outside of the organization.

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Zeigler Auto Group Announces Partnership with Athletic Mentors

August 3, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group recently announced its partnership with Athletic Mentors, a premier wellness and fitness coaching company offering Michigan’s widest selection of programs for individual endurance and power athletes; and the area’s top organizations. The partnership gives Zeigler team members free access to the company’s fully digital platform which includes an on demand educational library, one-on-one coaching, wellness programs, monthly challenges with prizes, and more.

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Zeigler Auto Group Expands into Wisconsin with Four New Dealerships in Largest Acquisition to Date

July 26, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group today announced the purchase of four new dealerships in Wisconsin previously owned by the Home Run Auto Group, marking acquisitions number 32 through 35 and Zeigler’s first ever locations in the state. The deal, which closed today, Monday, July 26, 2021, includes Honda of Racine, Toyota of Racine, Kenosha Subaru, and Racine Hyundai—giving the dealer group its first Toyota and Hyundai; and its second Honda and Subaru dealerships. All locations have reopened under the Zeigler name as of today.

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Zeigler Motorsports Donates ATV to Sherman Lake YMCA

July 12, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group, a long-time supporter of the Sherman Lake YMCA, has stepped up once again in support of the organization by donating a new ATV through Zeigler Motorsports.

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Zeigler Auto Group Among Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies To Work For®, Earning Its Eighth Award In A Row

July 6, 2021

Zeigler Automotive Group has once again been named one of 'Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®' by the National Association for Business Resources. This win marks the Kalamazoo-based dealer group's eighth consecutive win since 2012.

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Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville Presents Local Charity Chasing Dreams, Inc with $24,208 Check

July 1, 2021

Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville recently donated $24,208 to Chasing Dreams, Inc., a local charity dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities learn the life skills needed to lead a more independent life. The donation was part of the Subaru Share the Love Event sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc., where the auto manufacturer donated $250 and the dealer donated $50 to the customer’s choice of charities for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased.

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Zeigler Auto Group Earns Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation Award for Third Year in A Row

June 15, 2021

Zeigler Automotive Group is once again among the Best And Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation, earning the recognition for 2021. This is the third time in a row that the Kalamazoo-dealership group has been honored with this distinction. The coveted list is part of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition presented by the National Association for Business Resources.

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Zeigler Auto Group Buys First Subaru Dealership, Marking Its 31st Acquisition

May 18, 2021

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced the acquisition of International Subaru of Merrillville from Francis and Ralph Mauro of the International Autos Group. The dealership located at 1777 W U.S. 30, Merrillville, IN will be renamed Zeigler Subaru of Merrillville, officially opening under Zeigler management on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Zeigler Auto Group Earns 14th 'West Michigan's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For' Award

April 14, 2021

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® today announced that Zeigler Auto Group was among its Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in West Michigan for 2020. Keeping in line with the government's recommended social distancing guidelines, Zeigler along with all other winning organizations will be honored on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. via digital platform.

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Zeigler Auto Group's New Hot Air Balloon Takes Flight Just in Time for Easter

April 5, 2021

Zeigler's new, branded hot air balloon successfully completed its first flight on Sunday, April 4, 2021. The Easter Sunday flight took off from Jamestown Elementary in Hudsonville, Michigan at 6:45p.m. and concluded an hour later in a sod field just north of Hudsonville. The pilot, Derrick Jones, a world-renowned hot air balloonist, is also the general sales manager at Zeigler Maserati-Alfa Romeo-Fiat of Grandville.

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Aaron Zeigler Covers the May 2021 Issue of F&I and Showroom Magazine

May 1, 2021

Aaron Zeigler, president of Zeigler Auto Group sits down with Kate Spatafora of F&I and Showroom magazine to go over what sets Zeigler apart when it comes to employee relations and its F&I processes for customers.

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Zeigler Acquires Four Acres of Property with Plans to Renovate and Expand BMW of Orland Park

April 1, 2021

Zeigler Auto Group today announced that it has plans to purchase four acres of property from a private investor group with plans to renovate BMW of Orland Park. The 174,240-square-foot renovation will include plans for the expansion of 325 parking spaces and an interior remodel representing BMW’s newest showroom specifications.

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RECAP: Captain Tom Chaby Returns As Zeigler University Guest Speaker

March 1, 2021

Renowned public speaker and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Captain Tom Chaby visited Zeigler Auto Group in person, delivering two inspiring sessions for the Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series on February 16 and 17, 2021.

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Aaron J. Zeigler Interviewed on Mergers & Acquisitions strategy by MiBiz.com's Jayson Bussa

February 14, 2021

Aaron J. Zeigler, Zeigler Auto Group CEO interviewed on the dealer group's mergers and acquisition strategy after a successful 2020 and a promising start to 2021.

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DealerRater Names Land Rover Jaguar Schaumburg Jaguar Dealer of the Year

February 5, 2021

DealerRater recently announced its recipients for Dealer of the Year Awards, listing Land Rover Jaguar Schaumburg as its Illinois winner in the Jaguar category for the second year in a row. The Zeigler Auto Group dealership was also recognized with a Consumer Satisfaction Award for the third time, winning in 2021, 2020 and 2016.

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Zeigler Ford of Lowell Takes Home DealerRater’s 2021 Consumer Satisfaction Award With A 5-Star Rating And 100% Recommend Rate

February 4, 2021

DealerRater.com recently announced its annual Dealer Award winners via press release naming Zeigler Ford of Lowell as a 2021 Consumer Satisfaction Award winner. 

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Zeigler Nissan Gurnee Earns First DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Award

February 1, 2021

DealerRater has recently announced its annual list of Consumer Satisfaction Award winners, naming Zeigler Nissan Gurnee among its top honorees. 

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RECAP: Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series Kicks Off 2021 With John O’Leary

January 28, 2021

The highly sought after motivational speaker, John O'Leary kicked off Zeigler University Guest Speaker Series for 2021 earlier this month. O'Leary spoke about his life story and how he used it as motivation to keep going even during the most difficult times he has experienced.

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Zeigler Auto Group's Second Annual Ugly Sweater Canned Food Drive Winners Announced

December 31, 2020

Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates collected an impressive 5,000 items for Zeigler's Second Annual Ugly Sweater Canned Food Contest resulting in a win for the luxury dealership. As a whole, Zeigler Auto Group collected a grand total of 13,500 items.

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Aaron Zeigler, President & CEO of Zeigler Auto Group Interviewed by "Everything Business Corp!" Podcast

December 23, 2020

Aaron Zeigler featured in the CEO spotlight for Corp! Magazine podcast. He speaks on Zeigler Auto Group's 2020 challenges and triumphs with the COVID-19 pandemic and his auto industry predictions for 2021.

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Aaron Zeigler President & CEO of Zeigler Auto Group Interviewed by MiBiz On Q3 Demand & Performance

December 20, 2020

Aaron Zeigler sits down with MiBiz to discuss new and used inventory demand, COVID-19, and outlook for 2021 and beyond.

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Zeigler Hosts 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Canned Food Drive For Local Charities In The Community

December 3, 2020

Zeigler Automotive Group has announced it will be hosting a canned food drive at all of its Chicago, Indiana and Michigan dealerships.

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Zeigler Crowns Caleb Fairchild As Its 9th Annual Product Knowledge Competition Winner

November 30, 2020

Caleb Fairchild of Zeigler Forld Lincoln Elkhart has won this year's product knowledge competition, beating out competitors from every dealer across the Zeigler Automotive Group family.

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Zeigler Executive Development Associate Zach Terrell Interviewed by FootballFoundation.org

October 21, 2020

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Latest Installment of Zeigler University Speaker Series to Include Global Ultra-Endurance Athlete, Charles Engle

October 13, 2020

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced that ultra-endurance athlete Charles Engle will be Zeigler University Speaker Series’ latest celebrity guest. The presentation, which will take place on Friday, October 23, 2020, is part of Zeigler University—the dealer group’s ongoing internal leadership and development program.

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Zeigler Announces Alex Gramza As Its 2020 Rising Tech Award Winner

September 1, 2020

Zeigler Automotive Group has chosen Alex Gramza as its inaugural Rising Tech Award winner. The award program was established in 2019 to recognize rising service talent within the dealership group. Alex was nominated by his service manager Kevin Mangus to receive the award and was subsequently selected based on his GPA, lab grades, attendance and personal interview to receive training through the Zeigler Sponsorship Program.

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Zeigler Automotive Group Earns Second Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation Award

August 24, 2020

Zeigler was recently recognized as one of the 2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation, an award that is part of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition presented by the National Association for Business Resources.

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Zeigler Motorsports Presents Bike Night Featuring Joey T. of GR's Finest Stunt Team, Friday, July 31, 2020

July 24, 2020

Join the Zeigler Motorsports family this Friday, July 31 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. for its latest installment of Bike Night featuring Joey T. of GR’s Finest Stunt Team. This free event will also feature food, drinks, giveaways and a live performance by Crooked Root.

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Carpreneur Podcast Launches With Zeigler Auto Group President Aaron Zeigler As One Of Its First Guests

July 13, 2020

Listen to Aaron Zeigler's interview now on the Carprenuer Podcast. Plus, enter to win a new podcast set up with a brand new Apple MacBook and mic when you listen and share.

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Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates Named Dealership of the Quarter For Q2

July 10, 2020

Zeigler has chosen Mercedes-Benz of Hoffman Estates as its Dealership of the Quarter for Q2. The dealership, which was recently purchased at the beginning of the year, has broken a number of sales records despite closures due to COVID-19.

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Zeigler Earns Seventh Consecutive 'Chicago's Best And Brightest Companies To Work For®' Award

July 2, 2020

 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® today announced that Zeigler Auto Group was among its Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Chicago for 2020. Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can receive this honor. Zeigler, along with other winners, will be honored via a digital award ceremony on Friday, July 24, 2020.

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Ford Honors Zeigler Ford of Plainwell With 2019 Presidents Award

June 27, 2020

Zeigler Ford of Plainwell has been selected by Ford Motor Company as one of the top Ford dealers in the nation, earning its third President's Award from the manufacturer. The distinction, which is only presented to the top 10% of Ford dealerships in the US, was announced earlier this year via press release. 

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Aaron Zeigler Featured In Yahoo Finance & GoBanking Rate Article: 25 Ways the Coronavirus Has Upended the Auto Industry Across The Globe

June 24, 2020

Zeigler Auto Group president and owner, Aaron Zeigler, is featured in an updated version of a previous Yahoo Finance and GoBanking Rate Article: 18 Reasons Car Buying Will Never Be the Same Again. Read more to explore additional insights.

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Zeigler Awards $100,000 in Scholarships to Employees & Their Families for the Second Year in a Row

May 14, 2020

Zeigler Auto Group today announced that it has chosen 11 recipients to recieve its 2020 Zeigler Family Scholarship. This year's award winners will share a fund totaling $100,000, with two receiving $5,000, and the rest receiving $10,000 each. The scholarship program, now in its second year, is open to all dealer group employees and their families.

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Aaron Zeigler Featured In Yahoo Finance & GoBankingRates.com Article:18 Reasons Car Buying Will Never Be the Same Again

May 7, 2020

Aaron Zeigler, president and owner of Zeigler Auto Group, has been featured in  a new article published by GoBankingRates.com & Yahoo Finance covering the new way to buy cars amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.In the article: 18 Reasons Car Buying Will Never Be the Same Again by Gabrielle Olya, Zeigler goes into detail on what his dealership group is doing to ensure customers are still able to purchase vehicles in an efficient and pleasant manner.

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Zeigler Announces Zeigler Ford of Lowell As Dealership of The Quarter - Q1 2020

April 27, 2020

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced that it has selected Zeigler Ford of Lowell as its Dealership of the Quarter for Quarter 1, ending in April 2020. The program is part of an initiative that recognizes high performing dealerships within the automotive group family. Dealers are chosen based on a number of factors including employee retention, customer service, community involvement and sales. 

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Promote From Within Culture Pays Off Big For Zeigler In More Than One Way

April 24, 2020

Zeigler Auto Group's long-standing decision to prioritize promotion from within has given the dealership group a unique competitive advantage that goes beyond retaining top talent

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Zeigler Auto Group Announces Employee Stimulus Plan

April 22, 2020

Aaron Zeigler, the dealer group’s president and owner, announced on Monday, April 20, 2020 that he will be offering free health insurance for the month of May and June to all employees that were currently working or called back to work by Friday, May 1, 2020. 

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Zeigler Auto Group Adds 13th 'Best and Brightest Companies to Work® For in West Michigan' Award To Its Growing List Of Accolades

April 14, 2020

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Has Listed Zeigler Auto Group Among 2020's Best & Brightest Companies To Work® For in West Michigan

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Zeigler Set to Purchase Three New Luxury Dealers in Group’s Largest Acquisition In History

January 13, 2020

Today Zeigler Automotive Group announced that it will be purchasing three new luxury dealerships in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates: Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter of Hoffman Estates at 1000 W. Golf Road, Jaguar Land Rover Schaumburg at 920 W. Golf Road, and INFINITI of Hoffman Estates at 1075 W. Golf Road. This marks the group’s largest acquisition in history with the addition of 5,000 new units per year projected at $350 million in yearly sales -- bringing the group's total to $1.7 billion per year on 40,000 units. Zeigler will take over operations on Monday, January 20, 2020.

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Zeigler Motorsports' In-House Restaurant To Debut New Name With Grand Opening Event

November 19, 2019

Zeigler Motorsports today announced that it will be hosting a week-long grand opening event for its recently renamed, in-house restaurant -- Trak-Houz Bar & Grill -- starting Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5003 Circle Park Drive. The dealer also plans to hold an official ribbon cutting and private soft opening the Friday prior (November 15 at 5:00 p.m.), with the group's president and owner, Aaron Zeigler in attendance. Formerly known as Sprinkle Road Tap House, the 4,500 square-foot Zeigler-owned venue will celebrate its switch to in-house management by debuting a new motorsports-themed menu and hosting several local breweries during its week-long event.

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Zeigler Automotive Group Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation For 2019

February 1, 2019

The Kalamazoo-based dealer group was recently recognized as one of the 2019 Best And Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation, an award that is part of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition presented by the National Association for Business Resources. 

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Aaron Zeigler Acquires McCarthy Ford Riverside With Plans To Take Over Early Next Week

June 22, 2018

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced the acquisition of its fourth Ford dealership, McCarthy Ford of North Riverside, from the LeFevour family. The dealership, formerly known as Joe Rizza Ford for nearly 40 years before falling under LeFevour ownership a little over a year ago, will be renamed Zeigler Ford of North Riverside and will officially open on Tuesday, June 26 under Zeigler management.

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Grossinger Autoplex Becomes Zeigler's First Buick GMC Cadillac Dealer, 24th Acquisition

March 7, 2018

Zeigler Automotive Group today announced the official acquisition of its first Buick GMC Cadillac dealership, making Grossinger AutoPlex its 24th retail location to date. The nearly 60,000-sq. ft. dealership at 6900 N. McCormick Blvd. in Lincolnwood, IL will be renovated and rebranded to Zeigler Buick GMC Cadillac.

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World's Largest Motorsports Dealer & Action Park to Hold Press Conference

June 12, 2017

Zeigler Motorsports today announced that it will hold an official press conference on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 starting at 4:30 p.m. at its dealership located at 5001 Park Circle Drive in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The press conference will also include appearances from several notable pro-motocross riders, special industry guests, and a possible appearance by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

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Nissan Opens First Purpose-Built Nissan 2.0 Store In US, Iconic Design On Display At Zeigler Nissan Gurnee

April 10, 2017

Zeigler Automotive Group announces the opening of its state-of-the-art Zeigler Nissan Gurnee dealership now located at 3175 E. Grand Ave in Lindenhurst, IL. The new facility is the first ground-up, purpose-built Nissan Retail Environment Design Initiative (NREDI 2.0) store in the United States.

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Kalamazoo-based Aaron Zeigler Opens Highly Anticipated 50-Acre Powersports Dealership & Entertainment Facility

March 7, 2017

Zeigler Automotive Group announces the grand opening of Zeigler Motorsports, its 50-acre dealership and entertainment complex. The new facility, located in Kalamazoo, Michigan opened on Monday, March 6, 2017.

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Zeigler Motorsports Featured in 262 Magazine and First&42

October 1, 2017

Andrea Pratt stops by Zeigler Motorsports to speak to Aaron Zeigler and Mike Van Ryn about the dealer's new leadership training program Elevate. Zeigler Auto Group started using the specialized leadership and team building training twelve years ago, when Mike Van Ryn joined the team as Director of Talent Development. Formerly a teacher and principal, Van Ryn built up the system that has been so successful for Zeigler Auto Group, and helped conceive the idea for Elevate.

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Zeigler Automotive Group Continues Growth with Opening of Nissan and INFINITI Dealerships in Orland Park, Illinois

January 19, 2016

Zeigler Automotive Group, one of the largest privately owned dealer groups, today announced its continued growth with the opening of Orland Park Nissan and Infiniti dealerships. Located at 8500 and 8550 West 159th Street, the dealerships opened on January 7 as Zeigler Nissan of Orland Park and Infiniti of Orland Park. Zeigler Automotive Group cites the strong growth of the Nissan and Infiniti brands and Orland Park's vibrant economy as key factors for making the purchases.        

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Zeigler Auto Group Supports Kingdom Sports

August 28, 2015

Zeigler Auto Group, a leading regional dealer of new and pre-owned vehicles, has pledged its support to Kingdom Sports and their nonprofit arm Kingdom Kids. Kingdom Kids helps support the recreational opportunities for under privileged kids that want to play soccer, flag football, and baseball within the Kingdom organization.

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Zeigler Auto Group Acquires MINI Dealer in Orland Park

June 03, 2015

Zeigler Auto Group has officially acquired a MINI Cooper dealership. The MINI of Orland Park franchise joins the BMW of Orland Park dealership located in Cook County, Illinois. 

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Zeigler Auto Group Offers Opportunity to Donate Cars for Charity

February 20, 2015

Zeigler Auto Group offers customers a great opportunity to donate cars to a variety of charitable organizations.

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Zeigler Auto Group Presses on to Achieve Impressive Growth

February 18, 2015

Zeigler Automotive Group has more than tripled its sales and made more than 25 acquisitions over the past decade, growing the organization from a medium-sized family business to a national leader in automotive sales.

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Zeigler Auto Group Receives Excellent Reviews on Glassdoor.com

February 17, 2015

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Zeigler Auto Group Continues Wide-Reaching Charitable Efforts

February 16, 2015

​Zeigler Automotive Group has continued to make charitable contributions to the communities it serves through a variety of events and initiatives.

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Western Michigan Football Coach PJ Fleck to Take Part in 'Drive for Life' Event to Support Cancer Research

February 13, 2015

Western Michigan University head football coach P.J. Fleck will take part in the upcoming Drive for Life event, which will raise funds for cancer research and survivors throughout the region. The 34th annual event, which will take place in April in Kalamazoo, will include a raffle and live auction, as well as an appearance from legendary U.S. hockey player Jim Craig. Local companies Zeigler Automotive Group and Greenleaf Trust of Kalamazoo have organized the event, which will feature Fleck as a speaker.

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Zeigler Auto Group Purchases Rosen Nissan in Gurnee

September 22, 2014

Zeigler Auto Group, one of the largest auto groups in the nation has officially purchased Rosen Nissan in Gurnee, Illinois. The auto group now owns and operates 20 auto dealerships and 55 franchises in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and New York, as well as three finance companies, several insurance agencies, a leasing firm and a comprehensive real estate portfolio. Rosen Nissan reopened under Zeigler name on September 16th, and Carlos Uribe will serve as general manager of the store. 

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Zeigler Teams Up With The American Cancer Society For The 30th Annual Gala Event

April 08, 2011

The Harold Zeigler Automotive Group is proud to present the 30th Annual Drive For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer. On April 28th, Michigan’s longest running Cancer Society gala event will bring together Southwest Michigan’s top community and business leaders in support of the mission to save lives by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.​

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Harold Zeigler's Drive For Life Benefits American Cancer Society

May 12, 2010

Recently the Harold Zeigler Automotive Group played host to the American Cancer Society’s Drive for Life. The event saw Harold Zeigler spokesperson Sheli Sanders in attendance and featured food, entertainment, auctions, and a raffle drawing; all of which raised $340,000 for the American Cancer Society to aid in the fight against Cancer.

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