The family of Matthew DeBroux joined us today to remember their son. Matt worked for the Anderson Automotive Group for seven years, from 2004 to 2011, and was the Detail Manager here at Anderson Toyota & Lexus of Rockford. A happy, hard-working young man with a great personality that, on January 22nd 2011, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while at work.
Matt’s family – father Dave, stepmother Candy, and stepsister Stacy Bartholomew – were here to dedicate their donation of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in his memory. They were joined by Lieutenant Robert Vertiz, EMS Coordinator with the Rockford Fire Department, who discussed the importance of AEDs in the workplace and the training of employees in CPR and the use of the device.
Dave DeBroux explained that when he heard that Anderson Toyota & Lexus of Rockford were moving to a new and larger location that “a light bulb went on” and they decided to donate the defibrillator so it would become a part of the new dealership. The AED now hangs, centrally located, on one of our Service Department walls beside a picture of Matt and a plaque that reads:
In memory of our friend and colleague
Sept. 22, 1982 – Jan. 22, 2011
The Toyota Promise ~
We must never stand still.
Where others might rest, Toyota will move forward and seek out the opportunity to do better. Toyota products and services will represent the finest in quality and value, to improve life for our customers while respecting the earth’s resources.
Our efforts will be guided by two principles: Continuous improvement and respect for people.
We honor our customers as welcome guests and serve them in a manner they desire. We respect the time and priorities of our customers and colleagues.
We practice the belief that “there is no best, only better”.
Together we will bring this commitment to life at every opportunity and for every customer.
So, here we are in northern Illinois. It’s cold, and snowy, and the sun sets way too early in the day. Thoughts wander to warm tropical beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze, maybe a fun vacation at Disneyland. You’re in luck! Spring break is right around the corner! But wait – is your older minivan going to make it to Florida this year? Do you have a sedan and the kids and the luggage just aren’t going to all fit? Take a look at the new 2013 Sienna van. Room for just about anything you can imagine, the seats even fold down for more square footage and storage room. Come in and visit us, take a Sienna for a test-drive and see if it will work for your family. Short on time? Visit our website and take a look at the selection. You can choose an LE, XLE, SE, or Limited, we even offer an All Wheel Drive version. Toyota is offering a $750 rebate or 0% financing for 60 months right now, so there’s really no better time to take the minivan plunge!
We’d like to give a big WELCOME to our new Lexus of Rockford sales consultants. Steve Anderson, Jeff Johnson, and Matt Jeronimus. Of course we still have the “old timers” Chris Beto and Mike Sartino – these two have been here for quite a few years and have a very loyal client base. If you’re in the market for a new Lexus or Toyota or any type of used vehicle in Rockford, please give us a shout. We’d love to hear from you! You can reach any of us at 815-397-8900.
When purchasing a car, taxes can be tricky. Taxes vary by State and sometimes by County, Parrish, or City. Some States tax negative equity while others don’t. If you’re trading a car in, some States deduct that amount from the taxable total. If you’re purchasing a vehicle out of State, you’ll either pay your State tax rate at the car dealership (via a reciprocal agreement between States) or you’ll take care of taxes and fees at the DMV or Secretary of State office in your home State. The Finance / Business Managers at most car dealerships can answer any questions you have regarding taxes when purchasing a new or used vehicle. At Anderson Toyota and Lexus of Rockford we collect the 6.25% tax that is required in Illinois and the County we’re located in. Being on the border of Wisconsin, we make sure to let Wisconsin residents know that they’ll only pay their 5.50% tax.