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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 Eight 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'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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