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Pohanka of Salisbury opens Pohanka Automotive Training Center in Salisbury, MD

In August 2022, Pohanka of Salisbury opened its newest venture with the Pohanka Automotive Training Center located in Salisbury, MD. Led by Master Technician David White, the training center allows anyone in Delmarva, seventeen and older, to begin or transition into a career as an automotive technician, free of charge. Pohanka provides students with a complete toolset and guarantees them a full-time job at the end of the 2-year training program. As long as students fulfill the course requirements they will graduate as a Certified  Automotive Technician, free of debt, with a full set of tools! 

David White has worked for the past 35 years as a teacher at Parkside High School, teaching Automotive Technology for their CTE program. He also taught Automotive Courses for Wor-Wic Community College and served as a trainer/consultant for current technicians at Pohanka of Salisbury. He is excited to join Pohanka as the full-time instructor and head of the all-new Pohanka Automotive Training Center. 

On Thursday, September 8th, from 5 pm-7 pm, the Pohanka Automotive Training Center will be hosting a business after-hours event for the public. There you can tour the new facility, meet with Instructor David White to learn more about this unique program and hear from the students of the inaugural class. There will be lite fare from Green Hill Country Club provided and chances to win door prizes.

To register for the business after-hours event visit: http://www.chamberdata.net/webforms/EvtListing.aspx?dbid2=mdsal&evtid=364517&class=E


To learn more about the Pohanka Automotive Training Center visit: https://pohankaacademy.com/

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.

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. 

City of Salisbury Hosts First Ever Marathon Event

The City of Salisbury hosted their first ever full marathon, half marathon and 5k event on the morning of April 6th 2018. Runners from all over the nation flocked to our small city to enjoy a one of a kind course.

 

The 26.2 mile course was a qualifier for the famous Boston Marathon. Known for its flat terrain, Salisbury became the ideal course for competitive runners to qualify for the legendary race. Every mile or so had snack and aid stations as well as volunteers and bystanders cheering on the runners.

 

“The SBY Marathon was exciting in that it brought a Boston qualifier to our backyard.” Said Jeff Rodgers, a seasoned marathon runner “All the volunteers made you feel incredible and encouraged you to push through and run on.”

 

While some came with high hopes of placing or getting a qualifying spot, others were simply along for the ride.

 

Amanda Wilkinson , a Delmar Delaware native who had never run a timed race in her life said she had been training for months for this event. For Wilkinson it wasn’t about finishing as fast as she could but just to finish at all. She wanted to prove to herself and her loved ones that anything is possible and wanted to represent the Salisbury area.

 

“The race was incredible” said Wilkinson. “The first half felt great but it got pretty intense after mile 18 or so, but I finished!”

 

Pohanka’s involvement with the race was substantial given that they were the title sponsor. The start and finish lines were both laced with the Pohanka Pays It Forward logo reminding all the runners and spectators the importance of giving back and supporting the local community.

 

“Pohanka made all the difference” said marathon participant Janet McGillian. “Their involvement really made the event possible.”

 

The organizers of the Salisbury Marathon were very excited with the great success of the event. Hopefully this will become an annual tradition that the people of Salisbury will look forward to and participate in for years to come.

Shore Insurance Helps Record Breaking Number of People Save Money at Pohanka of Salisbury

Your in good hands with our Allstate Insurance team here at Pohanka of Salisbury! Last month alone our team of educated and skilled product specialist helped a record breaking number of people save money on their insurance policies! Our teams goal is to lower your rate while making sure you have the exact amount of coverage you need.

 

Shore Insurance at Pohanka of Salisbury was first created back in 2015 when Pohanka Automotive Group of Salisbury’s Owner/Operator Sandy Fitzgerald wanted her customers to have the ability to purchase car insurance on site when purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle. “It’s a really great opportunity to be able to purchase your insurance at the actual dealership” Says Bethaney Ralph Head of Shore Insurance. “Your not just spitting numbers and mild information into a computer but your having a real discussion with an actual insurance representative who knows the exact car your buying and its history.”

 

Shore Insurance not only provides customers with car insurance but also sells home insurance, renters insurance, life insurance, boat insurance, motorcycle insurance, jet ski insurance and more! “If it has a motor we can insure it” says Ralph.

 

Customers often rave that the prime benefit of purchasing form Shore Insurance is the ability to sit down with a personal  and local insurance agent to take a look at their current coverage. Very often consumers only look at their insurance policy when it is first purchased and forget to revisit the policy when a life changing event occurs.

 

“I constantly hear our agents telling customers they only have this little tiny bit of coverage that is the absolute minimum” Ralph explains “Often customers have a large amount of capital invested in these assets and need to up their coverage to protect it. This kind of personal advice can not come from a computer.”

 

Shore Insurance’s personal approach to the insurance industry has caused this strong team to shatter records and save locals more money than ever before. They will continue to help anyone who walks through the door and implores  everyone in the Delmarva area to look over their current policy and give them a call with any questions. When was the last time you checked your coverage? Don’t trust those 1-800 numbers to get you out of a bind. Call our team today at (443) 260-1610