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Regarding The Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Zeigler Automotive Group, we are committed to your health and safety. Learn what steps we are taking during this crucial time to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

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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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Ford Honors Zeigler Ford of Plainwell With 2019 Presidents Award

June 27, 2020

Zeigler Ford of Plainwell is among the top Ford dealerships awarded the coveted Presidents Award by the automotive manufacturer.

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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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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.

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


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

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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 Brighest 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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