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Key Hyundai employee climbs ladder to successful career

Leadership skills rewarded at Key HyundaiDid you ever imagine yourself working at a car dealership? You just might when you find out the goal isn’t to sell cars, but to help people. When we hire solution providers to join the Key Hyundai team, we look for more than past experience; we look for future potential.

The Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai employs over 100 Connecticut residents at our local car dealerships in Milford and Manchester Connecticut, and are a proud third generation CT business owner.

We’re very proud that many Key Hyundai team leaders and managers were promoted from within.

It’s true.

And we want to tell you about one team member in particular: Billmary Ortiz. Her unique name may sound familiar; Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, interviewed her a couple years ago, as Billmary began her climb to success at Key Hyundai, and you can watch that here.

Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video and learn about this incredible leader, who she is and why we’re so proud to have her at Key Hyundai.

Here’s the quick story of one employee’s climb up the ladder at Connecticut’s Key Hyundai:

Do you have any questions about what it takes to be a leader at Key Hyundai? Or how to start? Write us at wecare@keycars.com and we’ll do our very best to find a solution for you!

Convenient, affordable CT airport makes Ireland vacation possible

Summer may be over, but CT’s Dealer For The People is still basking in the glow of an amazing vacation made possible because she lives in Connecticut. And if you live in CT, or nearby RI or MA, you may want to check this out as well.

Thanks to Bradley International Airport, the Dealer For The People somehow managed a once-in-a-lifetime getaway with her husband, that they never dreamed possible.

Listen to this quick Nicer, Newer News recap of our adventure, and how Bradley made it possible:

Do you use Bradley for work or pleasure? Why or why not? As a successful small business in CT, Jill is a big advocate to grow CT business, and would love to hear your thoughts at wecare@keycars.com. And if you’re in the mood for a fall getaway, check out the fares from Bradley!

And driving is more your style, give a Key Hyundai automotive expert at call at 1-800-450-1422 to find out how we can get you into a nicer, newer car today! (Let us worry about your credit problems, it costs nothing to make the call and find out if a nicer, newer car is in your future!)

Is it time to trade in your vehicle? How to know when to say when:

When should you trade in your vehicle?

Most people want to squeeze as many miles into their car as long as they safely can, but how do you know when it’s time to trade in your vehicle?

Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, Connecticut’s favorite new and used car dealerships, tells friends and neighbors these tell-tale signs to know when to trade in your car for a nicer, newer vehicle.

Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video and she’ll tell you too!

Top tips to consider when deciding to trade in your car:

So, are you ready for a nicer, newer car? If you would like professional help from our team of automotive experts, write to our team at wecare@keycars.com and a solution provider will get to work for you. Every situation is different, just as every car is different, and we want to help you drive your car for as long as you wish to safely drive it!

Hurricanes, gas prices, and the auto industry

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As the horrific news of Hurricane Harvey emerged, our hearts, prayers, and thoughts remain with the victims and residents of Texas. Many of us at Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai of Manchester were in the direct line Hurricane Sandy, and know the recovery will be long and tenuous, and ripple effects lasting.

As the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, Jill Merriam knows that Harvey’s impact will also reach into the car industry, effecting gas prices and car purchase decisions for years to come.

Listen to this quick Nicer, Newer News video on why that ripple effect is likely to hit Connecticut:

Does gas price effect your car purchase? We’d love to hear your thoughts about when you decide to drive big or drive small. Write our team of experts at wecare@keycars.com and share your thoughts on hurricanes, Texas, or your car choices.

Be safe.