Jill Merriam Key Hyundai Blog

New car rear occupant indicator annoying – and lifesaving

February 9, 2020

Every summer it happens, families destroyed and hearts broken. At Key Cars of Connecticut, we are pleased that Hyundai is doing something about it. But perhaps all that is about to change. Listen as Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, explains the new auto technology from Hyundai, rear-seat occupant indicator, which is so simple, and so smart, and will no doubt save lives. In this[…]

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Successful year supports community non-profits: a year in review and gratitude

December 30, 2019

Do you know what you did? WOW. Simply, wow. Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut is seriously overwhelmed with gratitude for a successful year living, working, and giving back in Connecticut. Thanks to you, Key Cars was able to do so much in 2019, with unbelievable support given back to the communities where we live and work: Middletown, Manchester, Milford — and throughout Connecticut. Jill[…]

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Dollars vs dimes: when saving a little costs a lot

December 8, 2019

“IMG_3240” by lkeech3 is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Do you know what “stepping over dollars to save dimes” means? It’s something Jill Merriam, The Dealer For The People’s Grandma used to say, and she sees this every day at Key Cars of Connecticut’s Milford, Manchester, and Middletown car dealerships. Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, and the incredible team of solution providers at Key Cars of Connecticut help thousands[…]

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How gratitude and resilience build a successful life

November 25, 2019

Gratitude is an attitude, one this successful CT business owner highly recommends to jumpstart your career, business, or use as a lifehack in everyday activity. And the results of incorporating gratitude in your everyday activity has remarkable effects that will leave you in awe. Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, is even grateful for the things that scare her. The challenging stuff. The difficult stuff.[…]

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Connecticut Family Business of the Year nominee

November 11, 2019

People sometimes warn, whatever you do, don’t go into business with family, but Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, is here to tell you, nothing is farther from the truth. Key Cars was recently nominated as CT Family Business of the Year by the Hartford Business Journal – and there’s no better honor. At the awards ceremony, Key Cars employees were in a room filled[…]

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Defensive driving class in Connecticut

October 28, 2019

Whether just learning, or if you’ve been on the road for decades, there’s always room for improvement when tackling the roads behind the wheel of a nicer, newer car. No matter how good a driver you are – or think you are – there’s always room for improvement. Recently, Jill Merriam learned about an amazing opportunity to do just that, right here at a legit, real racetrack right here in[…]

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Do you remember your first time behind the wheel?

October 7, 2019

That first time behind the wheel — the freedom, the power – there’s really nothing quite like it, and now that Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars has a son ready to get his driver’s license, she’s been thinking a lot about how cars have changed, and also about how they haven’t. That first time behind the wheel is magical, and that’s something that hasn’t changed no[…]

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Don’t miss this amazing museum for car lovers

September 30, 2019

Car shows are a big deal in Connecticut, attracting thousands of CT car buffs who love everything automotive. Vintage, celebrity, muscle, high powered, race cars, American, foreign — people love what they love, and always want to see what’s just out of reach. Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, and so many of our friends are car enthusiasts, so maybe you know about this, but[…]

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Well paying career with no student debt in Connecticut

September 23, 2019

With college debt is bankrupting many graduates, did you know there is a HUGE need for a high paying job that requires little to no student loans right here in CT? Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, employs well of over 100 full and part-time employees in Milford, Manchester, and Middletown Connecticut, and is uniquely qualified to suggest a great paying, high demand career path.[…]

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Should Alexa, Siri or Echo ride shotgun in your car?

September 3, 2019

Many homes have Alexa (or Echo or Siri or Google voice commands) helping out around the house with voice commands, and this cloud-based assistance has taken hold here in the US. And now car manufacturers are offering to this voice activated technology in vehicles as well. When is too much too much? Jill Merriam, CT’s favorite new and used car dealership Key Cars of Connecticut, is not sure how she[…]

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