March 2023 Penz Newsletter

Company Newsletter February 2023

Dear Penz Community, 

Thank you all for another great month of helping people love what they drive. Keep reading for a few highlights form February, along with what we have to look forward to in the months ahead. 


Todd Penz

Making Strides in Spring Valley

It’s time for a building update – only a few more months to go! There’s certainly more work to be done, but each day we are making great strides towards our brand new Chevrolet dealership in Spring Valley.

Sponsorships & Upcoming Events

Polar Plunge

On February 11th, James Albien & James Schmidt took the ultimate plunge to support Special Olympics Minnesota!

The Polar Plunge is the biggest fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota. All funds raised by Plungers provide year-round training and services to thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state.

We’d like to thank you both for braving the elements for the sake of a wonderful cause such as this!

Subaru Loves to Help

Subaru Loves to Help means that we are dedicated to supporting those who need it most in our communities – we believe our communities get stronger when everyone is cared for.

This is why we chose to donate our Subaru Loves to Help socks to the Dorothy Day House in Rochester – a temporary homeless shelter for people in crisis & in need of basic essentials.

A big thank you to the Subaru Sales Team for getting these socks together & taking time out of your days to drop them off.

Chili Cook Off

This time around, we decided to do things a little different for our Employee Appreciation Lunch!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first ever PAG Chili Cook Off! And thank you to our executive team for taste-testing every single pot of chili. Lastly, we want to thank YOU – we want all of our employees to know that we appreciate them & their hard work every day.

A big round of applause for our first ever PAG Chili Cook Off winners, Craig Easler & Emily Tollefson. It’s probably the thing you do best.


National Share a Smile Day

March 1st was National Share a Smile Day!

To honor the day, our team put together & dropped off treat bags with hand written notes of encouragement for children & families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester.

The Ronald McDonald House is a nonprofit that provides a home away from home and gives support to families seeking medical care for their children.

Thank you to everyone who helped with this – you truly shared a lot of smiles!

Employee Spotlight | James Schmidt

We sat down with James Schmidt, our Sales & Finance Specialist of Buick GMC of Rochester.

Personnel Updates

Lastly, we would like to welcome, congratulate, and celebrate the following people.


Congratulations to Chris Schleusner, our new Finance Manager at Buick GMC of Rochester!

New Hires

Please introduce yourself to our new team members if you have not already!

March 21, 2023
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