Park Place Sponsors Accessible Luxury Charity Fashion Event In Dallas

Set against the luxurious back drop of Park Place Dealerships, Accessible Luxury is one of Dallas’ most exciting events to hit the fashion scene. The event, benefiting the patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, is set to impress, once again, this year on April 21, 2012.

Under the leadership of 2012 Accessible Luxury honorary event chairs Lisa and Ken Schnitzer and event chairs Heather and Robert Murphy, the highly anticipated evening will provide guests exclusive access to fashion, cars, art, jewelry and delicious cuisine by notable area chefs.

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“Robert and I are so proud to be at the helm of an event that benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children which has such an important role in the community,” said event chairman Heather Murphy. “To have a night that is dedicated to celebrating some of Dallas’ finest, it only seems fitting that it would benefit such a medical jewel in our city. We are also thrilled to have Lisa and Ken Schnitzer involved in this special night. Their support of Accessible Luxury since the first year has been vital to the event’s success.”

Party attendees can expect a vast selection of activities throughout the night:

  • McLaren State-of-the-Art featuring Wisby-Smith Fine Art Browse and buy original art from one of Dallas’ finest art galleries. You won’t find a better exhibition space than in the company of a McLaren Roadster, a super performing, adrenalin-pumping sports car. As one of only 6 McLaren dealers in the United States, Park Place McLaren Dallas is at your service.
  • Maserati Man Cave featuring Beretta This male-dominated cavern showcasing Beretta’s polished apparel and gear awaits you for an evening of luxury cars, specialty drinks and hand-rolled cigars.
  • Bentley Bubble Roomfeaturing Eiseman Jewels Sip champagne as you pick out a new precious gem from Eiseman Jewels. Browse the collection of Texas native and jewelry designer Katie Decker.
  • Rolls Royce Runway Show featuring Oscar de la Renta Be inspired by the new fashion obsessions and vogue looks of Oscar de la Renta at this 8 p.m. show featuring Model Citizens and Campbell-Wagner models.
This accessible chic event is anything but typical and is sure to entertain guests from the time they arrive on the red carpet.
To be a part of one of the best fashion events Dallas has to offer, visit www.tsrhc.org/AL or call (214) 559-7656 for ticket information
or sponsorship opportunities.

Pictured, above  – Heather and Robert Murphy (Photo by Rick Smith)
Pictured, top – Models show off Barneys Spring 2011 collection
(Photo by Bob Manzano)

Park Place Dealerships Honors Extraordinary Members With Annual Celebration

Park Place Motorcars in Dallas, Motorcars Grapevine and Motorcars Ft. Worth, as well as Park Place Porsche in Dallas recognized outstanding members including “Member of the Year” in several departments as well as “Coach of the Year”, “Dealership Support Member of the Year” and other awards and recognition a couple of weeks ago at a celebration at Medieval Times in Dallas. Members and Award recipients were treated to an exclusive dinner and night of jousting and chivalry as General Managers and President Neil Grossman honored attendees and spotlight members recognized for outstanding performance during 2011 at this annual celebration of ongoing excellence. Congratulations, winners!

Park Place Community Partner Spotlight: Children’s Medical Center

Children’s Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is the seventh largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites.

“Since 1999, Park Place Dealerships has been a loyal supporter of Children’s Medical Center. Park Place’s contributions have totaled more than $250,000 cumulatively over the last decade, and they have graciously hosted numerous fundraising events for the hospital. Children’s is proud to call Park Place Dealerships a corporate friend, and salutes the organization for its years of support of our mission to make life better for children throughout North Texas.” Said Pete Kline, President of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

Children’s was the state’s first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more information about Children’s or how to give, please visit www.childrens.com.

Free Valet Parking for Lexus Owners at Rangers Home Games!

 

Free Valet Parking for Lexus, the Official Luxury Vehicle of the Texas Rangers

As you may know, Lexus vehicles receive free parking at all Lexus valet stands for Texas Rangers home games. However, due to the Rangers’ stellar performance, the valet parking lots fill up quickly. But Lexus owners can now receive updates on their mobile phones to track the valet parking status. There are three new ways to get up-to-date information on game days:

SMS: Text “LexusValet” to 76432 to find out which of the four valet stands have reached capacity and which stands are still available.
Web: Visit texasrangers.com/valet for real-time updates.
Twitter: Follow @RangerBlake for valet and traffic updates.

Keep in mind that we have four valet stands for your convenience (North, South, East, and West). But also remember that lots reach capacity 60 – 90 minutes before the first pitch, so get there early!

Want complimentary parking but don’t yet have a Lexus? Come visit us at Park Place Lexus Plano or Park Place Lexus Grapevine to check out our inventory of new and used Lexus vehicles.

Park Place Dealerships Appreciates Its Vendor Partners

Thank you to all of our vendor partners who attended the Park Place Partner Appreciation Event at the Texas Tornados game this past weekend. In attendance were our partners from AIMedia, AutoTrader, BlackBook, CARFAX, Cars.com, Costco, eCarList, WrightIMC, and our content maven, Meryl Evans. “We are grateful for all of your contributions in 2010 to make Park Place Dealerships successful,” said Frank Sobyak, Director of Internet Business Development. “It is your partnership and your expertise that helps put the excellence in Park Place.” Below are some photographs from this memorable family event.

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We all had a good time, and perhaps the kids enjoyed it the most!

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Mike Ostrom works to ensure our paid search campaigns are successful. Mike, his wife and family cheer on the Texas Tornados.

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Meryl Evans creates all of the wonderful copy for our new model overviews, and through her words, she has the unique ability to bring our vehicles to life. Here she poses with her family.

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Jerry Salerno from eCarList. He and his team help direct our website functionality and populate vehicle information across the Internet – in addition to hundreds of other things they do to help make Park Place successful. They have an extremely sharp team at eCarList and we are greatly appreciative of all of their efforts, their loyalty and their commitment to Park Place.

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Left to right, Scott Gipson, CARFAX; Frank Sobyak, Park Place; Dwayne Marshall, CARFAX; Jodi Donley, AutoTrader and Scott Horton, BlackBook. Our friends at CARFAX are there to make sure that free CARFAX reports are always available to our clients. CARFAX reports help give our clients peace of mind in knowing that they are getting a quality vehicle.

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Jodi Donley of AutoTrader is very helpful in making sure we use the AutoTrader service to its fullest extent possible. She is instrumental in helping us understand and try new services.

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Troy Ford is with Costco and he helps coordinate all of our vehicle displays. We are very appreciative of our great vehicle placements over the holiday.

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Big Porsche fans, Meryl’s kids and Kayla get a ride in a 2011 Porsche 911.

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Scott Horton from BlackBook with his family. Scott helps ensure that the BlackBook trade appraisal tool is always functional for our clients so that they can get a true and fair value on their trade-in.

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Arena party photo. Standing, Israel Alpert. Thanks to your and your team for working with Park Place to develop and provide the best vehicle videos on the market. Together we have come a long way.

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Tony Wright and his team make sure our dealerships can be found online when clients are searching for our products and services. The SEO services of WrightIMC are unparalleled in the industry.

Thanks for a great job and many hours of dedicated commitment to all our Vendor Partners.

Park Place Dealerships to Go Red for Women

American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day February 4, 2011 Park Place Dealerships will be going red inside and out in support of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day – Friday, February 4, 2011 – a day when Americans nationwide will take women’s health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness.

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Park Place Dealerships will donate $25 to the American Heart Association for every authorized test drive at any of our participating Dallas-Fort Worth dealerships on Friday, February 4 or Saturday, February 5. In addition, Park Place Dealerships is allowing its employees to wear jeans with a red shirt or blouse February 4th in exchange for a $5 donation to AHA. Women are encouraged to take the “Go Red Heart Check Up,” a free interactive online assessment tool that helps women take charge of their heart health. Simply enter your information into the questionnaire at www.GoRedForWomen.org. The website also offers tips on heart health and ways to get involved to make a difference.

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Women & Heart Health Facts: • While 1 in 30 American women die of breast cancer, almost 1 in 3 will die from cardiovascular disease. • Research shows that 80% of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking. • African-American and Mexican-American women have higher heart disease and stroke risk factors than white women of comparable socioeconomic status. • Heart disease rates in post-menopausal women are two to three times higher than in pre-menopausal women of the same age.
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Participating Go Red for Women test drive dealerships include Park Place Motorcars in Dallas, Fort Worth and Bedford; Park Place Porsche on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas; Park Place Lexus Plano and Grapevine; smart center Dallas and Fort Worth; Park Place Jaguar Plano and Park Place Volvo at Inwood/Lemmon Avenue. Be sure and mention you are taking a test drive in support of the Go Red for Women initiative. Directions and complete details are online at www.parkplace.com. Meanwhile, wear red Friday, February 4th in support of the American Heart Association and help spread the message:

Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear… It’s the #1 Killer of Women.
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Demi Lovato buys first car from Park Place

Disney star Demi Lovato turned 17 last August, but she couldn’t really celebrate because she was in Canada filming Camp Rock 2 with the Jonas Brothers. The film recently wrapped and Demi returned home to her family in Colleyville. One of her first stops was to visit her uncle David De La Garza, and to pick up her first car: a new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350.

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At the very top of her list was a trip to the Texas DMV, reports De La Garza, Finance Director at Park Place Motorcars Dallas, She wanted to have a Texas driver’s license rather than a California one. And she would only buy a car from Park Place Motorcars here in Dallas for obvious reasons. David De La Garza’s brother Eddie is Demi’s stepfather and manager. Demi’s mom Dianna is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and singer. Demi’s younger sister Madison De La Garza plays Juanita Solis (Eva Longoria’s daughter) on ABC-TV’s Desperate Housewives. Her oldest sister Dallas Lovato is an actress and singer as well. Demi got her start on the locally produced Barney & Friends TV show. She ordered the 2010 E350 back in July, said De La Garza. The car is as loaded as you can get a car. It has absolutely everything: a high-end sound system, iPod kit, Parktronic, etc. Best known as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock, and Sonny Munroe in the Disney Channel’s TV series Sonny With A Chance, Lovato is also a solo music artist. Her first album Don’t Forget debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 in September 2008. Lovato released her second album, Here We Go Again, last July. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 108,000 copies in the first week. I have a firm commitment from my brother that all their luxury car purchases will be through Park Place, says David De La Garza with a smile. He knows there will be family trouble if they don’t.

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