Our President of Kia of Murfreesboro, Martin Herr, teamed up with Fox 17 for their "Week of Giving" leading up to a telethon benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. Herr was chosen as a compelling local business owner that consistently gives back to the community and embodies a spirit of giving. He appeared on Fox 17 This Morning to garner the support of viewers.
“Everyone knows me as “The Kia Guy” in town but what people don’t know is that I’m Martin, the father of two beautiful children…I can’t imagine being in a time of need and not having the kind of support that Ronald McDonald House gives...We all need to pitch in and help out because we could all be in that spot.”
The telethon raised over $120,000 in three hours to support the Nashville Ronald McDonald House.
The Nashville Ronald McDonald House provides an affordable “home away from home” and other resources for families and their children in need. The House is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and is supported by six full time staff members and 200 active volunteers.
The House is a home, providing hot meals, laundry facilities and a place to rest. It has all the benefits of a house, including a playroom, teen game room, a library, two kitchens and a large dining room.
Your New Kia Guy, Martin Herr, took the airwaves by storm to raise money for our country’s veterans. Partnering with Operation Troop Aid, WSM 650 AM and other donors on live radio, Herr rallied listeners to make donations to help raise $5000 to support the Big Christmas Payback. The prize went to one active duty member or veteran to help this Christmas with their mortgage, rent, car note, credit cards, medical bills, a Big Christmas for their family or a combination thereof. Operation Troop Aid’s founder Mark Woods believes that, “As our men and women in uniform are deployed all over the world, let us not forget our freedom, for it is because of them, past, present, and future that we can live free. What better way to express our FREEDOM than to reach out to the ones that provide it. Let them know they are “NOT FORGOTTEN.” Along with Operation Troop Aid and all sponsors, Kia of Murfreesboro salutes our American Troops.
(left to right) Nan Kelley, host and author, Mark Woods, Founder of Operation Troop Aid, Martin Herr, President/CEO Kia of Murfreesboro, Devon O'Day, host
Kia of Murfreesboro is honored to be the winner of the 22nd Annual Daily News Journal Ruthies Awards for “Favorite New Car Dealership”. The Ruthies Awards are the official people’s choice awards of Rutherford County and Cannon County. The awards are selected by readers in multiple categories where the top businesses in each category are named.
"Thank you Rutherford County! We are truly blessed to have such overwhelming support from our community. We will continue to do things right, live and operate on a higher moral standard, and will also continue to contribute to this great community.” – Martin Herr, President, Kia of Murfreesboro.
Kia of Murfreesboro President & Your New Kia Guy, Martin Herr, accepting the dealership’s Ruthies award.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kia of Murfreesboro donated a portion of all vehicle sales in the month of October to the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition (TBCC) Fund. We were able to raise and present a check for $2,500 to support this worthy cause to help end the fight! The TBCC was founded in 1995 to increase awareness of breast cancer issues to men and women in Tennessee. Their efforts have led them to a vast number of accomplishments and the ability to provide assistance for breast cancer patients across Tennessee. We applaud our customers and staff for supporting our endeavor.
"It's important that we all contribute to society in one way or another. Some will contribute their time, money, or both...... we as an organization will do both..... that's our promise!" #Blessed #GivingBack #YourNewKiaGuy #KiaOfMurfreesboro
Kia of Murfreesboro President & Your New Kia Guy, Martin Herr, presenting a check for $2,500 to the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition.
Hut, Hut Hike!
For the 2016 Youth Fall Football Season, Kia of Murfreesboro punted their spirit for community service to the Junior Warriors by sponsoring the team and providing uniforms. The Murfreesboro Warriors Youth Football organization believes in instilling values and virtues into the youth of Murfreesboro to ensure their growth in becoming positive forces in the community. They do this through instilling the five principles of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant-leadership and sportsmanship. Kia of Murfreesboro along with, the coaches, staff, and players are working on building a strong community.
“It was really nice to be recognized for our contribution to the Warriors football program here in the boro'..... however, it was I who felt blessed. Those children had such big smiles!!”
-Martin Herr, “Your New Kia Guy”
Kia of Murfreesboro sponsored and contributed to the 4th Annual Old Hickory Fun Run to support Operation Stand Down Tennessee. Since 1993, Operation Stand Down has focused on empowering Veterans to achieve their American Dream. Through a weekend encompassing the usual fun run, lunch, insanely popular raft-up and powerboat race, dinner and auction, the Fun Run raised tens of thousands of dollars to support our veterans.
94 FM, The Fish, and Kia of Murfreesboro raised money to feed children in Guatemala. With the support of the community, what was supposed to be thirty minutes of on-air time turned into hours of challenging the listeners to match gifts. Listeners were up to the challenge, Kia of Murfreesboro was up to the challenge, so now children will have a basic need that everyone should have. Thanks to everyone for their support.
Did you know that over 100 youth will become victims of suicide this week? Clark Flatt, President of The Jason Foundation Inc. knows the realities of this statistic all too well. However, instead of being overcome by his own tragedy, he is on a crusade to fight against youth suicide. Flatt created The Jason foundation; a foundation that has successfully passed legislature and created programs focused on the education and awareness of suicide prevention. He is not fighting alone, because Kia of Murfreesboro teamed up with The Jason Foundation as one of its sponsors for the 18th Annual Phillip Fulmer & Charlie Daniels Golf classic. Ninety-six cents of every dollar raised goes directly to support programs. Join the Jason Foundation again next year for its 19th Annual PFCD GolfClassic on May 16th, 2017.
Charlie Daniels (far left), award winning multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, and singer, Dan Butler, Kia Motor Finance, Trace Starr, Parts and Service Director for Kia of Murfreesboro, Martin Herr, President/CEO Kia of Murfreesboro, Phillip Fulmer (far right), former University of Tennessee Head Football Coach.
Kia of Murfreesboro is the proud recipient of the 2016 Rutherford County Main Street Besties Awards in two categories. The dealership won first place for the “Best Place to Buy a New Car” and were a Besties finalist for the “Best Place to Buy a Used Car."
“The Besties” are The Murfreesboro Post’s Annual Business Awards, selected by readers in over 60 categories. More than 10,000 ballots were received and the top 3 businesses in each category were named. “It is quite an honor to have been named among the finalists but to win in their first year of business is huge for Kia of Murfreesboro," said Jennie Slowey, Account Executive for Main Street Media.
Kia of Murfreesboro President & Your New Kia Guy, Martin Herr (left) and Controller, Vance Gregory (right) accept the dealership’s Besties awards.
Kia of Murfreesboro was a major sponsor of the 2015-2016 Rutherford County Chamber Ambassador Program. The program is designed to develop people who are excited to tell the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce story. A story that encompasses preparing students for the business world, developing business owner’s leadership skills by addressing community needs, developing small business, and educating Chamber members on local, state and national government issues.