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CAG Top Gun Award

This year the Continental Automotive Group has started an employee recognition program called the “Top Gun Awards.” The Top Gun Award is designed as an avenue for CAG to recognize, with appreciation and gratitude, dedicated and loyal employees who contribute to its’ success.

“We wanted to start an employee recognition program for some time,” says Will Hardeman, owner of CAG. “We want our employees to know that their efforts don’t go unnoticed.”

Each of the 6 locations: Austin Infiniti, Austin Subaru, First Texas Honda, Mercedes-Benz of Austin, Continental Collision, and Wholesale Parts Direct, select an employee (non-manager) from each department to win this award each year. The Top Gun Awards will be given out each year at the annual company appreciation dinners.

This year our inaugural 34 winners will each receive their name on a Top Gun Award Plaque, a trophy, and an iPad2!

Alfredo Ruiz – Austin Infiniti
Chris Jackson – Austin Infiniti
Chris Wanken – First Texas Honda
Clint Craven – Austin Subaru
Craig Sager – First Texas Honda
Daryl Meaux – Information Technology
Forrest Laxton – Austin Subaru
Glenda Shaw – Austin Subaru
Greg Clayton – Wholesale Parts Direct
Isidoro Rodriguez – Continental Collision
Jacki Blancas – Wholesale Parts Direct
Jackie Romero – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Jason Youngblood – Macho Marketing
Jessie Rodriguez – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Joe Mills – First Texas Honda
Joel McColl – Austin Subaru
John Burke – Wholesale Parts Direct
Jose Torres – Wholesale Parts Direct
Julie Jackson – First Texas Honda
Larry Williams – Austin Infiniti
Marco Garza – Wholesale Parts Direct
Matthew Bender – Continental Collision
Michael Bakiris – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Mike Brooks – Continental Collision
Ricardo Reyes – Austin Subaru
Shannon Burnham – Austin Subaru
Shannon Tursam – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Steve Donovan – Austin Infiniti
Thomas Pardo – First Texas Honda
Tim Terry – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Tony Anthony – Austin Infiniti
Victoria Seidenberger – Austin Infiniti
Wade Wells – Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Wylane Clark – First Texas Honda

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Austin Subaru Share the Love Event

Austin Subaru Share the Love Event

The fourth annual “Share the Love” even it back once again and gives you the chance to give back to the community. Starting November 19th and ending on January 3rd 2012. You, the customer, will be able to receive a great deal on any new Subaru, and for every new Subaru that is sold or leased through Austin Subaru, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of one of these five charities:


American Forests
ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)
Special Olympics

So come on out to Austin Subaru and take advantage of these great deals, and give back to the community at the same time!


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Top Work Places Award

Top Work Places Award

The Continental Automotive Group has been awarded a spot on the Austin American Statesman’s “Top Work Places” list based on workplaces as reviewed by employees. CAG employee comments and votes from Austin Infiniti, Austin Subaru, First Texas Honda, Mercedes-Benz of Austin, Continental Collision Center, and Wholesale Parts Direct are to thank for this award. One of the main reasons CAG won this award is their extensive employee benefits package. Continental Automotive Group is also noted for their “career” possibilities. When other companies have cut back on benefits and laid off staff, the Hardeman’s have stayed true to their mission – taking care of their employees. Today, CAG’s benefits package continues to grow, and there have been no layoffs based on current economic conditions. Read More.

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Pedal for Puppies Recap 2011

Pedal for Puppies Recap 2011

The 2nd Annual Pedal for Puppies event was hosted on October 29th and was a complete hit! Preliminary results are 287 registrations, a little over $10k raised for Austin Pets Alive!, plus 3 possible adoptions. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and people who raised money for this event. We also want to thank everyone who volunteered and participated in this year’s Pedal For Puppies and making it a success once again!


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Austin Subaru at 1st-Annual SUP-Games

Austin Subaru at 1st-Annual SUP-Games

On Saturday October 22nd, Austin Subaru sponsored the First Annual SUP (Stand Up Paddling) Games at Pure Austin Quarry Lake. SUP ATX, the company that brought paddle boarding to Austin had several obstacle courses for the event. These included a Slalom Buoy course, an Angry Balls obstacle course, a Jousting event, Water war, and a World Record breaking SUPZILLA event. 34 people were recorded on the SUPZILLA to break the record! Wow. Check out the video to see the world record-breaking feat.






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Austin Subaru and Austin Pets Alive! at Dogtoberfest

Austin Subaru and Austin Pets Alive! at Dogtoberfest

Dogtoberfest was held on October 22nd, at the Domain Shopping Center. The canine rescue fundraising event had such events as a costume contest for pets and a wiener dog race. The categories for the costume contest were wackiest, best owner/dog duo, cutest, and most creative costume. Austin Subaru was proud to sponsor Austin Pets Alive! at the event. Thank you to everyone that stopped by our tent!


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