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Pohanka Raises Over $17,000 for the American Cancer Society at Annual Golf Tournament

One of the largest and most anticipated charitable events of the year on the Delmarva Peninsula is the annual Pohanka Pays It Forward Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament was held on Sunday, August 8th at the GlenRiddle Golf Club in Berlin MD, and benefited the American Cancer Society. Over 70 golfers came out for a day of fun, sport, and charitable giving.

Many Pohanka employees as well as a large group of local business owners, golfers, and philanthropists attended the tournament and put their best foot forward on the green.

“It’s a great event we here at Pohanka look forward to all year,” Says Jared Algier, General Sales Manager at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury. “It’s a fantastic way to bring people together and raise money for the community we live in.”

Collectively the tournament raised over $17,000 for the American Cancer Society and gave their first-place trophy to the Pohanka Toyota of Salisbury team which included Toyota’s General Manager Thurman Donoway and their Sales & Leasing Consultant Ryan DeVage.

Many participants were thrilled with the outcome of the tournament and look forward to participating next year. Caleb Moore, Sales Manager at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury said, “I have not had that much fun in a long time and I am looking forward to participating in the future to help the tournament grow.”

Pohanka of Salisbury has been known for its continuous community involvement and generous charitable donations on the Eastern Shore since founding the “Pohanka Pays It Forward” charity initiative in early 2009. Sandy Angello-Fitzgerald, the automotive group’s Owner/Operator, started the initiative amidst the great recession in order to grow the community we all live in and raise our families in. Since that time the program has succeeded in donating over $3,000,000.00 to more than 750 local charitable organizations.

Pohanka Recycles Over 450 Tons of Automotive Material in 2020

Pohanka of Salisbury has made many generous contributions to the Eastern Shore since the foundation of the “Pohanka Pays It Forward” charity initiative in 2009. Their unique program has succeeded in donating over $3,000,000.00 to more than 750 local charitable organizations. Their generosity has provided financial aid to much-needed programs all over the shore ranging from children’s sports leagues to hospice care for local senior citizens.

Another way Pohanka greatly contributes to society is by recycling as much automotive waste as possible in order to better treat the environment. Automotive waste is one of the largest and most profound contributors to our planet’s “carbon footprint.” By choosing to recycle products such as tires, batteries, oil, transmissions, and more, Pohanka is playing a large part in reducing waste and protecting valuable natural resources. In the year 2020 Pohanka of Salisbury recycled over 450 tons of automotive parts and products. 

Pohanka of Salisbury has been recycling products since the foundation of their dealership. However, it was in 2011 that they really began to take an interest as to how they could better serve their environment. 

“We have been recycling for many years and the amount we recycle has grown substantially over time.” Says the Pohanka of Salisbury Parts Director Herb Williams. “About 10 years ago we started to look at how much we actually were recycling and began to look for more things we could recycle on a daily basis.” 

While most products including tires, cardboard, and scrap metal simply get recycled, other “core” automotive parts such as engines and transmission are shipped to manufacturers to be rebuilt and reused. As the recycling industry has grown over the years so have Pohanka’s environmental efforts. 

“It has become much easier to participate since the growth of the recycling industry. Our environmental efforts have grown substantially over the years and now it is an initiative all of our employees proudly take part in.” 

Come see Herb and the rest of the Pohanka team at their Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, or VW dealerships located on Route 13 in Salisbury MD. 

Future Downtown Plaza Brings Light to the City of Salisbury  

Salisbury Maryland is a small city located on the Eastern Shore and most widely known for its award-winning university and close proximity to the beach. For many years now local officials have been working tirelessly to build this city to its full potential and make it an exciting and homey location for citizens to grow their families and bring new businesses to the Delmarva Peninsula. 

The evolution of this small city has been extensive by implementing the well-known Third Friday event where once a month local vendors and artisans set up booths with trinkets and treats for sale. There is often live music, food trucks and entertainment the whole family can enjoy. Salisbury has also hosted the National Folk Festival for the past two years bringing music lovers from all over the nation to the small city. 

The next step in the bettering the area is creating a newly renovated downtown plaza in the heart of Downtown Salisbury. The project will essentially be giving a facelift to the city with new sidewalks, streetlamps, and landscaping as well as allowing local businesses and residents to run high-speed internet lines.

Though the finished product is to be a beautiful new downtown area, the lengthy construction has caused problems for local business owners, some of which have decided to relocate their businesses in order to avoid the hassle of dealing with the construction.

Other local businesses, however, are please and very much excited about all the changes coming to the area. Nicole Rogers, manager of Angello’s Scoops located on E Main Street, thinks the city has great potential and looks forward to the changes that will make downtown a family destination. “It’s difficult to deal with right now but the end result is a newer, better city to raise our families and grow our business in. Who wouldn’t want that?”

Rogers and the rest of the Angello’s team are excited for all the changes coming to the area and look forward to the conclusion of the construction which is expected to end in late 2020. 

Pohanka Employees Become 8th Grade Mentors at JA Inspire

Pohanka of Salisbury Automotive Group was a proud sponsor of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore‘s latest event JA Inspire.

This massive event involved a collection of local educators and industry leaders coming together to educate over 3,000 Eastern Shore 8th graders on potential future career and educational opportunities. The students were given hands-on activities involving tasks relevant to jobs in many different industries. This gave them a chance to find a potential future career path involving a specialty they love. The fair also gave students the ability to explore apprenticeships and educational programs from local trade schools, colleges, and universities. 

The purpose of this event is to provide students with knowledge of future career paths before determining their high school workload. They get the opportunity to learn about future career opportunities from local, caring mentors who are there to help guide them. It is also a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to build their workforce and offer interactive learning. 

Pohanka of Salisbury was widely represented at this event offering mentors from their sales, service, and insurance departments. The Pohanka staff had the opportunity to discuss all of the opportunities that come with a career at Pohanka as well as how much the automotive group gives back to their community through the Pohanka Pays It Forward Program. 

Katelyn Williamson, a Customer Service Representative at Pohanka Insurance and volunteer at JA Inspire noted, “It was a pleasure talking to the children about what I do and how I got here. I wish I would have known about companies like Pohanka when I was deciding what I wanted to do. I hope that I was able to make a difference in the children’s career options.”

Pohanka truly enjoys partnering and volunteering for Junior Achievement and would like to thank them for all they do in the community. As a group, Pohanka employees look forward to attending more events in the future to educate the local youth and build the workforce on the Eastern Shore. 

 

 

 

6 Things to Do in Salisbury This Spring

Spring is finally in the air and as the sun shines bright in the sky the people of Delmarva are eager to have some fun in the sun! Luckily Salisbury offers many beautiful and exciting outdoor venues for families and friends to enjoy the great outdoors and soak up some rays after a long winter. Check out these six springtime attractions available in the heart of Salisbury MD!

 

Salisbury Zoo

The Salisbury Zoo is a local zoo that is free and open to the public. Here you can see everything from llamas to flamingos! With exhibits showcasing animals and critters native from North, Central and South America you will have an action packed day watching these beautiful animals roam the grounds. This venue is complete with a beastro where you can grab lunch, a playground for kids to play and even a gift shop for anyone wanting to take home a memory from this modest but elegant local zoo. There is no question, the Salisbury Zoo is the place to be on a warm spring day in Salisbury.

 

Delmarva Shorebirds

The start of spring is also the start of baseball season! Delmarva is very proud to have their own minor league baseball team; the Delmarva Shorebirds. The Shorebirds are a member of the South Atlantic League and play at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in good old Salisbury Md. Peanuts and crackerjacks are just the start of all the fun a Delmarva Shorebirds game has to offer! The shorebirds get the crowd involved in every game with fun contests, games and surprises. Come dance with the Shorebird mascot Sherman on top of the dug out! There is even a kids area to let the little ones play while parents watch the game. Click here to see the Shorebirds schedule for spring/summer 2018.

 

Pemberton Historical House

Looking for a great picnic spot? What about running, walking and biking trails through the woods? Or maybe a nice place for some authentic family pictures in the sunshine? Pemberton Historical Park offers all of that and more. The historic Pemberton Hall was built in 1741 on a 262 acre spot of land that was later transformed into a beautiful park open to the public. This historic site offers the opportunity to hike up to 4.5 miles and appreciate the beauty and wildlife of the eastern shore. The park is open everyday from 5AM-8PM this spring season.

 

Downtown Salisbury 3rd Friday

Third Friday is one of the most anticipated and interactive outdoor activities in all of Salisbury. On the third friday of every month (April-October) Downtown Salisbury hosts a festival free to the public. During this event the streets are lined with local vendors, artists and crafters selling their one of a kind pieces as live music fills the air. There are games for the children and food trucks offering a variety of local dishes. The event encourages people to interact with one another and support the local economy. For more information on the festival including dates, themes and how to get involved click here!

 

Nutters Crossing Golf Club

Spend a day on the green at Salisbury’s distinguished Nutters Crossing Golf Club. This high end facility is a golfers dream. The beautiful Par 72 course includes lush fairways, 8 water hazards and 50 bunkers built to the USGA’s specifications. Bring the entire family for a round of golf or have some much deserved alone time on these rolling hills. For information on memberships, specials and packages click here

 

Enjoy Outdoor Dining                                                                                                                                         
Salisbury is full of superb local restaurants with cuisine ranging from fresh seafood to luscious meats. Many of these restaurants such as Brew River Restaurant & Bar and Market Street Inn offer outdoor dining with beautiful water views. Come to one of these prime dining spots on a Friday or Saturday night and enjoy live music and various drink and appetizer specials. Book your reservation for a family dinner or night on the town at one of these fantastic restaurants today.