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Longtime Brumos worker retires
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local man has a lot to celebrate Monday night. He began his career cleaning cars, but tonight he's retiring as a trailblazer in the automotive industry.
After nearly a half-century, there is reason to celebrate the accomplishments of one man at Brumos Motor Cars.
Andy Chapman is a trailblazer of sorts.
"They let me know the struggles weren't going to be easy but they would be behind me 100 percent," said Chapman.
Everyone who gathered for his surprise retirement party knows how far he's come after 45 years with the same company.
"It's been a wonderful 45 years," said Chapman. "Matter of fact, I started out with the owners of the company. They saw that I had a wish list, a goal that I wanted to set in life and they took me on."
As an African-American in the 1960s, he started at the bottom and worked his way up.
"The only job I could get at that given time was a porter job, wasn't no such thing as minorities working on Mercedes at that given time," said Chapman. "The owners of the company seen an interest, knew what I wanted, and they gave me a shot at it, and I done well at it."
Chapman became an award-winning technician with Brumos and he will leave it with nothing but fond memories.
"People ask me right now today how did you manage to stay so long. I say, 'Because my faith in God, that's what took me through it,'" he said.
Chapman is also a veteran. He spent three years in the military after graduating from Stanton in 1959.
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Dignity U Wear Partners with The Brumos Companies and Jacksonville Jaguars to Keep Children Warm
Employees and Players to Distribute Clothing at Two Local Schools on November 8
Jacksonville, FL (October 24, 2011) ó Dignity U Wear (Dignity) is on a mission to provide new coats, gloves, scarves and hats to 1,500 local school children in need for the upcoming winter months. Local supporters have joined Dignity to make their One Jacket program a success, including The Brumos Companies as the lead sponsor for the One Jacket program. The Brumos Companies and Jacksonville Jaguar Quarterback Blaine Gabbert, will roll into two Jacksonville public schools on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 to deliver new clothes and hope.
Timucuan Elementary School will open their doors to receive warm clothing for students at 9 a.m. The distribution at Woodland Acres Elementary School will take place at 11 a.m, with the support of Communities in Schools, www.cisjax.org, Jacksonvilleís leading drop-out prevention program. High performing student ambassadors at both schools will be on-site to meet the new starting quarterback.
ì1 in every 5 children in the United States are living in poverty,î says Bob Bryan, president of Dignity U Wear. ìTheir families cannot afford even the basic necessities. Jacksonville children are not immune to this statistic. We are committed to not only providing clothes for the cold months ahead, but also providing dignity and hope for children in our community.î
ìThe Brumos Companies are honored to partner with Dignity U Wear and the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the Brumos initiative in 2011 to focus on health and education in our community, a partnership with DUW is a natural choiceî, states Charlie Tomm, President and CEO for the Brumos Companies. ìThis project will provide much needed warm clothing to deserving children in Northeast Florida. The Brumos Companies are committed to doing our part to improve the lives of children and families in our community and guiding them to a better and warmer future.î
Dignity U Wear believes that all children deserve the comfort and security of having their basic needs met. With the cold winter approaching, these children need the appropriate winter gear that will give them the strength and hope to overcome the challenges they face. One Jacket provides more than just clothing. It provides the gift of a warmer tomorrow.
The Brumos Companies, with auto dealerships for Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and Smart Cars, is sponsoring the distributions.
About Dignity U Wear
The mission of Dignity U Wear is to positively impact the lives of children and their families in need by providing brand new clothing at no cost to the recipients. Dignity U Wear partners with the apparel industry to provide the supply of clothing and then works through a network of social service agencies to deliver the clothing based on specified needs. Founded by Henri Landwirth in 2000, the organization has provided more than 6.6 million pieces, valued at $120 million, to more than 450,000 people. For more information about Dignity U Wear, visit www.dignityuwear.org or www.facebook.com/dignityuwear.org.
About The Brumos Companies
The Brumos Companies were founded in the mid 1950ís with a dedication to exceed the expectations of its customers in both sales and service. The rich heritage of Brumos Racing is reflected in superior leadership across the Brumos dealerships which contribute to the Brumos Companiesí strong reputation in the Jacksonville community. Along with Brumos Racing, there are 6 dealerships among the Brumos Companies: Brumos Motor Cars, Mercedes-Benz; Brumos Porsche; Lexus of Jacksonville; Lexus of Orange Park; Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park and smart center Jacksonville. In addition, Brumos recently added two more operations to serve the Jacksonville community: Brumos Collision Centers for auto body repair and Brumos AutoWerks for the repair and restoration of exotic and classic cars. For more information go on-line to www.brumos.com.
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Have Fun and Get Muddy!
The Boselli Foundation is proud to present the 2011 Jax Mud Fest, featuring a 5K Mud Run, Kids Mud Run and an Outdoor Festival. Designed for both the competitive and the casual fun seekers, Mud Fest is an event for everyone! For those who arenít into getting dirty, grab a seat in our spectator areas and watch your friends and family slip, slide and slosh their way through the muddy obstacles. www.jaxmudfest.com
WHAT: 5K Mud Run, Kids Mud Run and an Outdoor Festival featuring live music, food and beverages from local restaurants and lots of kids activities. Racers begin every 15 minutes throughout the day ñ ages 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult
WHEN: Saturday, October 8th
WHERE: The Jacksonville Equestrian Center
13611 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville 32221
Alright Brumos Team ñ we have two ways to participate:
1. GETTING MUDDY: Join the Brumos Mud Fest Team and get dirty for the cause. We have 24 slots available for participants. The registration fee has been waived as part of our sponsorship. A minimum of $100 raised in donations is required.
2. DAY OF THE EVENT: Volunteer at the Mud Fest and work at the Brumos Obstacle on the course (simple training provided) to cheer on all the participants as they compete. Looking for 6 Volunteers at each shift.There are two shift options: 7am ñ 12NOON or 12noon ñ 5pm
Please contact Nancy Toman direct 904-594-9035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up to volunteer or get the online registration information to participate. Be sure to provide your t-shirt size. Deadline to participate in either option is 9am Monday September 19th.
BRUMOS BOOSTERS BRIGADE ñ EVENT ITINERARY
Saturday, January 29th and Sunday, January 30th, 2011
9:00am ñ 10pm EXCITING EVENT FOR OUR BRUMOS BOOSTERS BRIGADE GUESTS BROUGHT TO US BY PORSCHE NORTH AMERICA!!!!Porsche Driving Experience Opens ñ Turn 1 Plaza (Brumos Car Corral Parking Location)
NOTE: Porsche Driving Experience will be available for guests on Sunday, January 30th from 9am ñ 2pm as well
during event Tram Transportation from Suites to in-field
11:00am Brumos Boosters Brigade Frontstretch Suites OpenVaries 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm Saturday / 10am, 12pm, 2pm SundayGuided Garage Tour with Daytona International Speedway Representativeñadvance sign-up requested ñmeet DIS representative with DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY GARAGE TOUR SIGN at the entrance to SprintÆ FANZONE BY TICKET WINDOW
11:45am Meet the Brumos Race Team ñ Driver Meet & Greet (Blue Garages ñ Infield Sprint Fanzone where Wine & Cheese event and signage is located)
12:00pm BRUMOS BOOSTERS BRIGADE WELCOME AND PRIZE GIVEAWAY(Inside the Blue Garages immediately following the Driver Meet & Greet)Welcome from Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood and Brumos Executives (2) 2011 Daytona 500 Tickets (2) 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona Tickets
12:15am Rolex 24 Driver Autograph Session
2:15pm Rolex 24 Driver Introductions
3:00pm Rolex 24 Pre Race Ceremonies/Activities
3:30pm Start of the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona
Suite Hours Saturday, January 29th, 2011 ñ 11am ñ 12am
Suite Hours Sunday, January 30th, 2011 ñ 7am ñ 1 hour post race (approximately 4:30pm)
Brumos Porsche Boutique Hours in Suite 502: Saturday 1pm - 7pm ï Sunday 9am - 3pm
Suites will be supplied with water, sodas, coffee & hot chocolate throughout event weekend.
Saturday afternoon/evening there will be hors díoeuvres served 4pm ñ 7pm
Sunday morning all BBB guests will receive a ticket to the CafÈ 24 breakfast located inside the Sprint Fanzone, Blue Garages ñ Breakfast available 8am-11am.
Lunch will be served in Suites on Sunday (hot dogs, chips, cookie) 11:30am-2pm.