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Key Hyundai team receives CPR Training


Key Hyundai solution providers receive CPR training.

CPR training saves lives, and it did just that for my friend and business mentor for Key Hyundai‘s success and my own Dealer For The People leadership, Greg Goebel.

After fast-acting CPR saved Greg’s life at a marathon, I decided as the Dealer For The People, to make sure Key Hyundai solution providers are trained in this life-saving procedure.

Today, I’m proud to report 11 Key Hyundai solution providers are Red Cross certified in CPR training, and we now have AED defibrillators at both Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai of Manchester new and used car dealerships.

Take a quick listen to my Nicer, Newer News video about how this successful training came about, and what it means for the Key Hyundai customers and community:

I HOPE WE NEVER EVER have to use these devices, but I am proud that should the need arise, Key Hyundai solution providers are trained, willing and able to lend a life-saving hand.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, especially if CPR training has affected your community! Write me at jillcares@keycars.com.

How to determine a car payment

car loanDo you know how much your car payment should be, or do you just find a car you want and think you’ll figure it out later? Sometimes our new and used car shoppers at Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai of Manchester don’t know what they want to spend, and this is a mistake.

Here’s some Dealer For The People advice: know how much you want to spend on a car payment before you ever walk into a dealership.

I hear a lot of car shoppers struggle with determining how much car they can afford, and question much their car payment can comfortably be. Here is a quick Nicer, Newer News video to give you smart advice on determining your car payment.

Don’t strap yourself into a car you can’t afford to drive. And if you are already there, come visit our solution providers at Key Hyundai and let us help you get you out of that car and into something you will love to drive. Got questions? Email me at jillcares@keycars.com.

Key Hyundai, Hope on Wheels, and CT Childrens Medical Center

Connecticut Childrens Medical Center

Photo courtesy Connecticut Childrens Medical Center Facebook page.

It’s September, which means pediatric cancer awareness month, which is really big deal for all Connecticut new and used Hyundai dealers, especially this Dealer For The People!

Hyundai Hope On Wheels makes it possible to donate life-saving funds to hospitals and research centers right where Hyundai dealers live and work.
I’m so proud that again this year, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center was the recipient of a Hope On Wheels donation.

None of this would be possible without Hyundai customers. As a Hyundai owner, you helped contribute to Hyundai Hope On Wheels, Hyundai’s charitable organization to help cure pediatric cancer and together, we are making a huge difference in the lives of so many people.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is close to my heart, and let me tell you why. Here is my Nicer, Newer News video sharing our Hyundai Hope On Wheels donation, and why I think CT Childrens Medical Center is so remarkable:

Thank you for helping fund such a great medical center right in our own state. I’m proud of Hyundai for donating to hospitals like CT Childrens Medical Center right here in the community, and I’m very grateful to you for helping make this happen.

Do you have a charity you’d like featured on a Nicer, Newer News video? I’d love to hear about it at jillcares@keycars.com.

Is Jill Merriam a Real Person?

Back To Cool -You’ve heard the Connecticut Dealer For The People on the radio all summer, and now it’s back to school, back to cool!

Have you ever wondered if Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at CT’s new and used car dealer Key Hyundai, is real? Plenty of people do! We get asked all the time if I’m an actress, a character, just a voice on the radio, or, in fact, maybe, just maybe, the real deal!

Here’s proof: I’m Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and just ask my kids, I’m as real as it gets. I’m a friend, sister, daughter, wife, community leader, business owner, mentor, new and used car dealer, and mom. I’d like to introduce you to my beautiful children, who are truly going back to school!

Take a quick listen to my Nicer, Newer News video and meet my cool kids ready for school:

Even if your school days are over, there’s something exciting about September. I’m pumped for the new school year, and know my kids are too! Are you?

What does September mean to you? I’d love to hear about it at jillcares@keycars.com! For me, I’m not going back to school, but I’m always learning new things about cars, financing, people, leading, business and community! I love to learn!

Self-driving cars: yay or nay?

jetsonsAre self-driving cars the end of an industry?

What will bring down the auto industry? Could it be a car that drives itself?

Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and as a CT small business leader and owner, I often need to think BIG PICTURE about the auto industry. Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to self-driving vehicles. Take a listen to this Nicer, Newer News video and see why:

Are self-driving cars the wave of the future? Is it the end of an industry? I’d love to hear your thoughts at jillcares@keycars.com.