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Thompson Donates to Susan G. Komen The Thompson Organization is proud to have donated $1,050 to Susan G. Komen, an organization dedicated to breast cancer research, community health, global outreach and public policy. 10% of in-store boutique items sold during the month of October went to the organization, whose mission is to end breast cancer by ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Santa's Workshop is Comin' to Town
Let's face it - the holidays have a tendency to become really stressful, really quickly. With toy assembly becoming more and more like putting together IKEA furniture (you want what to go where?), it's time for our talented Thompson technicians to step in and lend a hand.
Between Friday, November 25 and Thursday, December 22, we will once again be taking on the role of Santa's Workshop. Rather than shipping the confusing parts back to the North Pole, customers are invited to drop off any new gift (with instructions) to any of our service and parts departments for free assembly. The donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program is also greatly appreciated.
Thompson Donates Coats to Children in Need
On Thursday, October 13th, The Thompson Organization delivered 150 new winter coats to Tabor Children's Services in Doylestown and Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services in Furlong. The coats are part of the Driving Away the Cold campaign organized by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. Since its inception in 2008, the program has distributed over 265,000 new coats to children in need.
Left to Right: Representatives from Tabor Children's Services with John Thompson, Vice President of The Thompson Organization - Carolyn Hodder, Intensive Family Support Services Supervisor; Rosaleen Holohan, Mentoring Specialist; Amanda Hoffman, Director of Communications and Development; Gloria Hall, Life Skills Specialist; and Alexis Tannenbaum, Intensive Family Support Services Social Worker
Left to Right: Lynne Rainey, Executive Director of Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency with Roxanne Watkins-Hall, Foster Parent and Volunteer Recruiter and
John Thompson, Vice President of The Thompson Organization
"We are proud to have participated in the Driving Away the Cold program for the past seven years," said John Thompson, Vice President of The Thompson Organization. "It's humbling to have the opportunity to touch the lives of local children directly, and to fulfill a need that is often taken for granted."
Crafts in the Meadow | Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, October 16th
The Thompson Organization is proud to sponsor the 2016 Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show, brought to you by the TylerParkCenter for the Arts. This weekend-long celebration of fine arts and crafts will be held on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, from to in TylerState Park. Click here for details.
Wrightstown Renaissance Faire | Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th The Thompson Organization is proud to participate in the 2016 Wrightstown Renaissance Faire. Join the Village Library of Wrightstown as they transform the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds into "Penn's Park" - a village that captures the spirit of the 12th through 16th centuries. Enjoy food, live music, theatrical and dance performances, artisans, medieval games, and more. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 5 enter free. Click here for details.
Yardley Harvest Day | Saturday, September 17th
The Thompson Organization is pleased to sponsor Yardley Harvest Day again this year. Located in downtown Yardley Borough, Yardley Harvest Day features unique artists and crafters, music and great food, historic and educational tours, and local civic groups and businesses. The event is 10 am - 5 pm, rain or shine, and emphasizes the many aspects of living, dining, socializing, shopping, working and enjoying one of Bucks County's most historic communities. Click here for complete information.
Thompson Bucks County Classic & Doylestown Arts Festival
Saturday, September 10th & Sunday, September 11th
It's the biggest weekend in Bucks County! Together, the Doylestown Arts Festival and Thompson Bucks County Classic draw over 30,000 spectators to the bustling downtown streets. There's something for everyone - a wide variety of artisans, live music and food, as well as men's and women's Pro-cycling, a recreational ride for cycling enthusiasts, children's races and much more!
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Doylestown Arts Festival is hosted by Discover Doylestown and presented by The Thompson Organization. The two-day festival draws thousands annually for a weekend of original art, featuring over 160 artists showcasing their creative works. Selections include paintings, photography, jewelry, wood and metal work, furniture, pottery and more. Five stages of live music and various activities will be featured throughout town. A variety of dining options are available at the festival's food court and in the many unique restaurants that line the streets. For a list of exhibitors, entertainment schedule and parking info, visit www.doylestownartsfestival.com.
Now in its fifth year - with Lexus as the official vehicle - the Thompson Bucks County Classic is a professional international bicycle race and cycling festival. This event has long brought together our local community, international participants, and the cycling world - but the elevation of the Thompson Criterium to the national level is sure to take this ever-growing race to new heights. Now a part of the newly-formed USA Cycling Pro Road Tour, this year's event packs six exciting races into one day: the Cyclosportif recreational ride, Amateur Men's Race, Children's Races, High Wheelers (new for 2016, and definitely not a race to miss), Pro-Women's Race, and the Grand Finale: the Thompson Criterium of Doylestown Pro-Men's Race. For complete details, spectator information and more, visit www.buckscountyclassic.com.
Mark your calendars now for these FREE unique Bucks County events in beautiful, historic downtown Doylestown!
Kids' Races at the Thompson Bucks County Classic
Bikes, trikes, and big wheels galore! Young riders between the ages of 3 and 13 are invited to share the same thrills as the pros with 220 yard and 320 yard courses. Parents, click to download flyer and waiver.
Thompson Pledges to Drive Away the Cold
The Thompson Organization is proud to participate in the 2016 Driving Away the Cold effort! As a participating dealer in this program, we will be donating a brand new winter coat to a local child in need each time a vehicle is sold at Thompson during the month of September.
Driving Away the Cold is a philanthropic program started in January of 2008 by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, of which we are a member. The program has one simple but very important mission: to provide new winter coats to underprivileged children living in the five-county region of Philadelphia.
If you would like to learn more about the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and the difference we are making in our communities, please visit www.caringforkids.com. Spread the Warmth. Do a good deed today.New Hope Auto Show | Saturday, August 13th & Sunday, August 14th
The Thompson Organization is proud to sponsor the New Hope Auto Show again this year. The Auto Show has become a showplace for magnificent classic and antique automobiles to compete. Located at New Hope-Solebury High School from 9 am - 4 pm both days, the proceeds provide scholarships to area students. Admission is $10 per person, $5 for Seniors 62+, and children under 12 are free. For more info, visit newhopeautoshow.com.
4UDREW Car Show | August 7th
The Thompson Organization is pleased to sponsor the 7th Annual 4UDREW Car Show, which will be held at Doylestown Central Park from 10 am - 3 pm. Established in memory of Drew Panettieri, the 4UDREW Foundation raises funds to support hunger prevention and education. The event is free to the public; the rain date for the show is August 14th. For more info, visit 4udrew.org.
Doylestown at Dusk Car Show | Saturday, July 16th
The Thompson Organization is pleased to sponsor the Doylestown at Dusk Car Show - now in its 7th year - again this year. This popular car show is set along the beautiful streets of downtown Doylestown and showcases a wide variety of cars. All proceeds benefit the Doylestown Rotary Club's Local Community Grants. FREE general admission, shuttle service and parking available at County Parking Garage. Click here for complete information.
Newtown Antique and Classic Car Show | Sunday, July 10th
The Thompson Organization is once again a proud sponsor of the Newtown Antique and Classic Car Show. More than 150 vehicles representing almost every decade of the 20th century will roll into town as part of the annual car show, presented by the Newtown Business Association. State Street between Centre Avenue and Jefferson Street will be transformed into a parking lot of classics from 10 am - 3 pm as thousands of people get a glimpse at some of the region's restored, preserved and rebuilt automotive gems, including classic cars, trucks, Corvettes, street rods and more. For complete info, click here.
Riverside Symphonia Concert Under the Stars | Saturday, July 2nd
Celebrate the 4th of July holiday weekend with an evening of light classical, popular, and patriotic music from the Riverside Symphonia! Tickets are $20 for adults ($25 at the gate) and $10 for students (ages 7 - 18) and can be purchased at Thompson Toyota, BMW and Lexus Service Centers. Children 6 and under are free. Gates open at 6 pm; concert starts at 8 pm. Don't miss the fireworks finale! Click here for details.
NOVA NO BULLying Run | Saturday, June 12th
The Thompson Organization is pleased to sponsor NOVA's 4th Annual NO BULLying Runat Doylestown Central Park. The goal of the race is to raise awareness of the effects and consequences of bullying. According to the National Education Association, about 160,000 children miss school every day out of fear of being bullied. 71% of students reported incidents of bullying as a problem at their school, and 43% of youth reported that they experienced some form of cyber-bullying last year. NOVA believes that in order to end bullying, an entire community must work together towards a solution. Click here for more information.
CF Charities Car Show | Saturday, June 12th
The Thompson Organization is proud to once again sponsor the CF Charities Car Show at Warminster Community Park. The event, which is held from 10 am - 2 pm, benefits the organization, who works collaboratively with school district partners to support students who are connected to a health science career-pathway program. Upon graduating high school, CF Charities awards eligible students (i.e. good grades, regular school attendance, positive behavior and personal drive) with scholarships that help offset the costs of college tuition and other educational opportunities. Details can be found here or on their Facebook page.
Thompson Performing Arts Series - formerly "Sounds of Summer Concert Series"
All performances will be held at the Covenant Bank Amphitheater in Central Park.
June 10: CB Cares-Y2C Rocks (7 pm) Don't miss up and coming CB West student John Leahy as he and his band The Rescue take Doylestown by storm.
June 22: River of Dreams Band (7 pm) Billy Joel Tribute. Remember when you couldn't turn on a radio without hearing those words...spend an evening with the memories and the magic.
June 29: British Invasion Tribute (7 pm) More than just The Beatles, the British Invasion Tribute features classic songs by iconic British groups such as The Zombies, The Moody Blues, Dave Clark Five and Herman's Hermits, etc.
July 6: Movie: "Good Boy" (8:30 pm) This fido flick is sponsored by Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic. Bring the whole family and four-legged best friend for some "dog"gone fun. Rating: PG. Rescheduled in the event of rain.
July 10: The Philly Party Band & Fireworks (7:30 pm) Featuring the "Ultimate Party Band" who will entertain you with everything from big band to disco to current top 40 hits followed by fireworks. $5 per car. Rain date 7/17
July 13: The Fabulous Greaseband (7 pm) Oldies but goodies featuring the best of the 50s, 60s, 70s 80s and 90s. Dance the night away with this highly entertaining and energetic performance.
July 20: Real Diamond (7 pm) The premier Neil Diamond Tribute band dedicated to the faithful re-creation of the live Neil Diamond experience. If you like Neal Diamond, you will love this band.
July 27: Quakertown Band (7 pm) As Bucks County's oldest community band, The Quakertown Band is known across the region for its performances of both historic and contemporary music.
July 29: Doylestown Heat (7 pm) Jazz, swing, ragtime, funk, rock! An energetic mix of music that everyone can enjoy. You wont be able to keep your feet still. Doylestown Heat is the ambassador band of the Doylestown Lions Club.
Aug. 3: Jimmy and the Parrots (7 pm) Grab your beach chair, your suntan oil, and your favorite drink, and get ready for a trip to the islands with the ultimate tribute to Jimmy Buffett.
Aug. 10: The Boy Band Project (7 pm) Back by popular demand, this group specializes in the sounds, movement, and energy that is the "boy band" including Backstreet Boys, Hanson, O-town, One Direction, Boyz II Men, etc.
Aug. 19: Back to School DJ Dance Party (6:30-9:30 pm) It's that time of year again. Get together for that last summer blowout in the park and on the dance floor with DJ Dave Boice! Rain date -8/26.
Mark Your Calendar for These Springtime Events!
A-Day Weekend at Delaware Valley University | April 22 - 24
Thompson Toyota is proud to once again sponsor DelVal's weekend of family-friendly fun. This student-organized event brings together the campus, community, and local businesses to benefit the A-Day Scholarship fund. With free admission, there's no reason to miss the craft exhibits, music and entertainment, student demonstrations, and delicious food. For more info about the 68th Annual A-Day Weekend, check out the Facebook event.
March of Dimes | Sunday, April 24 | Registration at 8:00 AM
Thompson is honored to sponsor a team again at this year's March for Babies, hosted by the March of Dimes Foundation, and you should participate too! This year's walk will span three miles and will start at Bucks County Community College (275 Swamp Road in Newtown) at 9:00 AM. If you can't make it to the walk, but you would still like to participate, consider donating here and search for "The Thompson Organization."
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Gala | Saturday, April 30th
Thompson Lexus is delighted to be a top "Twinleaf" sponsor for the 30th Annual Spring Wildflower Gala at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve. If you can't wait for spring to arrive, Bowman's Hill invites you to put on your "black tie and muck boots" to support the preserves' conservation and education programs with a night of dinner, dancing, and woodland walks. Click here for more info.
Mercer Legacy Event at Fonthill | Sunday, May 1st
The 31st Annual Mercer Legacy Sweepstakes and Drawing Party are approaching! Thompson BMW is proud to once again provide the grand prize for one lucky winner: a 2016 BMW 320i Sedan or $20,000! If you know someone who has been eyeing up a new BMW, tickets are $100 per entry. Each entry qualifies you and a guest to attend the event at Fonthill Castle, as well as a chance to win one of three fantastic prizes! Find out more here.
Santa's (Local) Toy Workshop -- November 27th to December 22nd
The holidays can become super stressful super quickly. With toy assembly becoming more and more like putting together IKEA furniture every year, we thought it was time for our talented Thompson technicians to lend a hand.
Between Friday, November 27th, and Tuesday, December 22nd, The Thompson Organization will be taking on the role of Santa's Workshop. Rather than shipping the confusing parts back to the North Pole, we invite our customers to pop into any of our Service and Parts Departments with your new gifts and toys for free assembly help. We also welcome you to donate a gift for our partnership with the Toys for Tots program to ensure that everyone feels the holiday spirit this year.
Thompson Lexus Supports the 2016 RX Food Drive -- December 9, 2015
Last year, over 400,000 people in Philadelphia alone struggled with hunger, and 90% of food banks ran out of supplies at some point. Tis the season of giving, and Thompson Lexus is proud to give as much as we can to those in need during the holidays. That's why we're excited to support the 2016 RX Food Drive.
On December 9th, a caravan of RXs will pick up our donations and deliver them to local food banks in need of non-perishable goods. If you'd like to help us fight hunger in our local communities, bring as many donations as you can to the Lexus Showroom between now and December 8th.
Porsche of Bucks County is Filling Our "Frunks" for Hunger! -- December 2, 2015
Porsche of Bucks County is thrilled to participate in the Risentöter Porsche Club's second annual "Phil-a-Frunk" campaign, in conjunction with 93.3 WMMR's "CampOut for Hunger." Together, we can provide for the communities in the DelawareValley struggling to purchase their share of food by filling the food banks and showing our support.
On December 2nd, we'll load up our Porsches and join the caravan on the way to the Capital Grille in King of Prussia at , followed by a trip to the Xfinity Live in Philadelphia. Last year the Porsche Club members brought 7,460 pounds of food in 131 Porsches! We're eager to help beat those numbers this year. Help us fill our frunks (front trunks) by placing canned goods and non-perishable items in the red donation bins located in the Warrington showrooms.
Thompson's Getting Crafty with the Tyler Park Center for the Arts! -- October 17-18, 2015
The Thompson Organization is proud to sponsor the 2015 Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show, brought to you by the TylerParkCenter for the Arts. This weekend-long celebration of fine arts and crafts will be held on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18, from to in TylerState Park.
The TylerParkCenter for the Arts strives to encourage art education and appreciation in the community, while also nurturing and supporting artists. Crafts in the Meadow is a juried arts and crafts show featuring the work of over 100 talented local artists who work with mediums ranging from sculpture to ceramics. There will also be hands-on demonstration opportunities, free children's activities, and delicious food, as well as live music performed by Evan Walton's Wineskin, the Fermenters, J.B. Kline, and more. In addition to the Thompson Organization and the event sponsors, a number of local non-profit organizations will also be featured, including Artists in Residence, Nor'wester Readers, the Pig Placement Network, and Crafters for Life.
This highly anticipated event is expected to draw a crowd of well over 5,000 art lovers from the Greater Philadelphia area, as well as New Jersey and New York, so make sure you book your group pre-sale tickets early by calling (267) 218-0290. Tickets are available at the entrance for $7.00. Check for coupons for $1.00 off in your local newspaper or on http://tylerparkarts.org/crafts-in-the-meadow.html. You will also receive a discount if you bring canned goods to donate. Mark your calendars!
16th Annual FACT AIDS Walk -- October 11, 2015
On Sunday, October 11th, FACTBucksCounty will be holding their 16th Annual AIDS Walk in New Hope and Lambertville. The Thompson Organization is proud to continue sponsoring this important event to help FACTBucksCounty live up to their name by Fighting AIDS Continuously Together.
Since 1992, FACT has provided financial assistance and personal support those living with HIV/AIDS in Bucks, Hunterdon, and MercerCounties, as well as offered education to local communities to reduce the spread of HIV. Now it's your turn. Grab some friends (even the furry and four-legged kind are welcome!) and join us and our fellow sponsors for either the scenic 10K full walk or a shorter walk. Registration opens at at New Hope-Solebury High School.
The Thompson Organization is proud to participate in the 2015 Driving Away the Cold effort! As a participating dealer in this program, we will be donating a brand new winter coat to a local child in need each time a vehicle is sold at our store this month.
Driving Away the Cold is a philanthropic program started in January of 2008 by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, of which we are a member. The program has one simple but very important mission: to provide new winter coats to underprivileged children living in the five-county region of Philadelphia.
Since 2008, the Foundation and its Dealer Members have donated 177,858 new winter coats to children in need throughout the Delaware Valley. If you would like to learn more about the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and the difference we are making in our communities, please visit www.caringforkids.com. Spread the Warmth. Do a good deed today.
Children's Bicycle Sprint Races in Doylestown - September 13
On the Racecourse of the Thompson Bucks County Classic
Ages: 3-5 Big Wheel/Trikes, 6-8, 9-10, 11-13
Distance: 220 yards for 10 & under, 320 yards for 11-13
11:30: Registration at Harvey & E. Court Streets
12:30: Races, medals and Pro Cycling Autograph Alley Helmets required!
The Thompson Organization is proud to sponsor Yardley Harvest Day in downtown Yardley Borough. Held on Saturday, September 19th from 10 am - 5 pm, Yardley Harvest Day features unique artists and crafters, music and great food, historic and educational tours, and local civic groups and businesses. The event is rain or shine, and emphasizes the many aspects of living, dining, socializing, shopping, working and enjoying one of Bucks County's most historic communities. Visit yardleyharvestday.com for complete information.
Two Big Events | One Huge Weekend | September 12th & 13th
It's the biggest weekend in Bucks County! Together, the Thompson Bucks County Classic and Doylestown Arts Festival draw over 30,000 spectators to the bustling downtown streets. There's something for everyone - a wide variety of artisans, live music and food, as well as men's and women's Pro-cycling, a recreational ride for cycling enthusiasts and children's races.
Hosted by the Doylestown Alliance and presented by The Thompson Organization, the Doylestown Arts Festival is the County's largest two-day outdoor juried arts and crafts show. Creative works from over 160 artists include paintings, photography, jewelry, wood and metal work, furniture, pottery and more. Five stages of live music and other activities will be featured throughout town, as well as two food courts and a variety of dining options in the restaurants that line the streets. For a list of exhibitors, entertainment schedule and parking info, visit DoylestownArtsFestival.com.
The Thompson Bucks County Classic, with Lexus as the Official Vehicle, is an International cycling festival that provides thrills for spectators and cyclists alike. This year's event is Sunday only, and packs five exciting races into one day: the Cyclosportif recreational ride, Amateur Men's Race (new for 2015!), Pro-Women's Race, Children's Races and the Grand Finale - the Thompson Criterium of Doylestown Pro-Men's Race. For complete weekend timeline and spectator info, visit BucksCountyClassic.com.
New Hope Auto Show
The New Hope Auto Show - once again sponsored by The Thompson Organization - has become a showplace for magnificent classic and antique automobiles to compete. Located at New Hope-Solebury High School on August 8th and 9th from 9 am - 4 pm, the proceeds from the show provide scholarships to area students. Admission is $5 per person (children under 12 are free) and parking is $5 per car. For more info, visit newhopeautoshow.com.
4UDREW Benefit Car Show
The Thompson Organization is pleased to sponsor the 6th Annual 4UDREW Benefit Car Show & Festival, which will be held at Doylestown Central Park from 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday, August 2nd. Established in memory of Drew Panettieri, the 4UDREW Foundation raises funds to support hunger prevention and education. The event is free to the public; the rain date for the show is August 9th. For more info, visit 4udrew.org.
Newtown Classic and Antique Car Show
The Thompson Organization is once again a proud sponsor of the Newtown Classic and Antique Car Show on Sunday, July 19th. More than 150 vehicles representing almost every decade of the 20th century will roll into town as part of the annual Newtown Classic and Antique Car Show, presented by the Newtown Business Association. State Street between Centre Avenue and Jefferson Street will be transformed into a parking lot of classics as thousands of people get a glimpse at some of the region's restored, preserved and rebuilt automotive gems, including classic cars, trucks, Corvettes, street rods, sports cars and muscle cars. For more info, visit newtownba.org.
Doylestown at Dusk Car Show
The Thompson Organization is proud to sponsor the 6th Annual Doylestown at Dusk Car Show on Saturday, July 18th. This popular car show is set along the beautiful streets of downtown Doylestown, showcasing many types of cars - from antique to street rod, old to new. Enjoy live music and entertainment beginning at 5:00 pm. Stay till 9:30 pm to catch the award presentation - trophies will be awarded to the top 20 participants displaying the best detail and cleanliness, best workmanship and most unusual design. All proceeds benefit the Doylestown Rotary Club's Local Community Grants. FREE general admission, shuttle service and parking available at County Parking Garage.
21st Annual Sounds of Summer Performing Arts Series
The Thompson Organization is proud to sponsor the 21st annual Sounds of Summer Performing Arts Series. Doylestown Township and Doylestown Borough will feature eight outdoor concerts to be held at Central Park (425 Wells Road) and Chapman Park (202 and East Road). In the event of inclement weather, performances will be held at Lenape Middle School (313 West State Street).
1910 Fruitgum Company
When: June 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Central Park
What: Today, the 1910 Fruitgum Company travels and performs throughout the US. A group that was created over fifty years ago is back with its original members and will take you on a nostalgic trip to the 60s. They perform their own chart-topping hit records as well as the very best cover tunes by The Beach Boys, The British Invasion, the Monkees, and many more.
Philly Party Band & Fireworks
When: June 28 at 7:30 p.m.
$5.00 per car Park opens at 5:00 p.m. Rain Date July 19th
Where: Central Park
What: You'll want to get out of those seats and on your feet when Philly Party Band brings their unique style of entertainment to Central Park for the Doylestown Township concert and fireworks. Experience the sounds of Standards, Motown, Rock, and Top 40, when the stage comes alive with the band's entertainment extravaganza to the delight of an audience of all ages. You'll sing, clap, and dance to your favorite sounds before a dazzling fireworks show to end the evening.
When: July 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Chapman Park
What: Hotsy Totsy combines sounds of the '40s, '50s and '60s with their own originality and unique style. See the group who started as an Andrews Sisters tribute trio who went on to create their very own "Hotsy" sound and style. Hotsy Totsy will perform hits of days gone by as well as their own "reinvented" current chart toppers that sound evocative of the golden age of music.
When: July 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Central Park
What: Fresh from the hit Off-Broadway Show Altar Boyz, The Boy Band Project is an NYC based boy band tribute group specializing in the sounds, movement, and energy of the world's most fascinating musical convention, the boy band. With the music of NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Hanson, O-Town, One Direction, Boyz II Men, The Four Seasons, and more, these boys will make you wanna get up and dance.
When: July 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Central Park
What: The Big Band from the Valley originated close to fifty years ago in Rose Valley, Delaware County as a dance band. They have since developed into a finely tuned unit attracting top musicians. Rooted in the sounds of the all-time big band greats, they have combined that excitement with today's music. The band is comprised of the full complement of three trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, piano, bass and drums.
When: August 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Chapman Park
What: Winners of Kenny Chesney's "Next Big Star" competition in Philadelphia, The Mango Men are a local favorite! Inspired by greats such as Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet and Bruce Springsteen, they perform everything from rock, to pop, to country. They will take you from the Boardwalk to Key West all in one night!
Interactive Sing-A-Long Movie (TBD)
When: August 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chapman Park
What: Get ready for a fun-filled evening as we gather under the stars for "Grease" on the big screen! Get out your poodle skirt and blue jeans and take part in an interactive sing-a-long as the movie comes to life and the "characters" get us up and dancing. See "Grease" like you never have before! Rating: PG-13. Prizes given for best dressed and dancing.
Thompson Toyota and BMW are now Car.com Repair Pal Certified
Jennifer May, Finalist in Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year
The Thompson Organization is pleased to announce Human Resources Manager Jennifer May as a finalist in the 2015 Delaware Valley Human Resources Person of the Year Award. With over 5000 HR professionals in the region, the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Committee sought candidates who represented "the best" in their profession. This highly prestigious award recognizes creative approaches and consistently high performance that benefits an organization. They share the belief that human resource professionals play a critical role in determining the strategic direction of organizations.
May was nominated for her role in not only starting a human resources department at The Thompson Organization over 15 years ago, but also managing the growth and diversity that has ensued while maintaining a very hands-on and empathetic approach. With her assistance, the company has doubled the number of employees. She also re-vamped the employee benefits package, taking care to offer improvements without significant increases to the company or to the employees.
As one of eleven finalists overall and one of four in the medium-size company category, Jennifer was honored on Thursday, May 21st, at the Vie in Philadelphia. Over 400 people were in attendance.
In addition to her role at Thompson, Jennifer is an Advocacy Team Member for National SHRM. She is also Vice President of the Bux-Mont HR Association, and mentors and educates other members
Mercer Legacy Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winners Announced
Perfect weather enhanced the experience and heightened the excitement at this year's Mercer Legacy Sweepstakes held on Sunday, May 3rd at the Fonthill Castle. The Grand Prize winners of the 2015 BMW 320i Sedan presented by Thompson BMW of Doylestown were Jake and Jennifer Hoisington pictured here with Thompson Organization Vice President, John Thompson. Photo Credit: Lynda Berry Photography.
2015 March of Dimes Walk
Thompson employees and their families took time out on Sunday, April 26th to participate in the annual March of Dimes March for Babies Walk in beautiful Tyler State Park.
For those who couldn't walk, they donated to this worthy cause. The Thompson team surpassed their goal and raised a record amount close to $3500.
The March of Dimes helps support the families of premature babies and also strives to prevent premature births, birth defects, and infant mortality. Thank you to our dedicated employees who live the Thompson motto at work and at home in the community.
Colin Thompson Wins GT Cup Race In Pirelli World Challenge
March 29, St. Petersburg Florida: From last to start to the win! Colin Thompson, of Doyletown, PA, in his number 11 Porsche of Bucks County GT3 car wins the Pirelli World Challenge. Thompson was involved in an accident on Saturday so was unable to compete. Sunday brought a fresh start and despite being in the last position, he brought home the win!
Thompson Organization Named the Region's Best Automotive Employer
for the Third Year in a Row!
The Thompson Organization is honored to be chosen as Best Employer-Automotive for the third consecutive year in The Intelligencer's/Bucks County Courier Times and Burlington County Times' annual "Jobs Now! Best Places To Work 2015" readers poll!
Thanks once again to our amazing team of employees at Thompson for creating the kind of environment where great people strive for excellence. Our success as an organization would not be possible without you!
Draw the Future Entries Are In!
The 24th Annual Draw the Future Children's Art Contest is officially closed.
Judges are busy sorting through the entries and have been so impressed with the creativity this year - everyone really revved up their imaginations!
All young artists should check their emails during the first week of April for information on t-shirt pickup, drawing display in our dealerships and more. Winners will be contacted with information on the award ceremony. Thank you to everyone who entered!
Never An Appointment Needed at Thompson Toyota Service
Time and convenience go hand-in-hand when it comes to servicing your car- and so do personal attention and competitive pricing. At Thompson Toyota, we are proud to say that there's never an appointment needed for any service or repair on your vehicle, JUST COME IN and we will take care of the rest.
"We know customers are looking for convenience and quick service, so we want to deliver everything they expect and more," said George Davis, Toyota Service Manager. "Our factory-trained technicians, advisors and 42 state-of-the-art service bays are ready to take care of every customer who walks in the door."
Thompson Spreads the Warmth to Local Children
On Friday, October 17th, The Thompson Organization delivered more than 200 new winter coats to Tabor Children's Services and Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services, both in Doylestown. The coats were part of Driving Away the Cold, organized by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. Since its start in 2008, this philanthropic program has distributed over 177,858 new coats to children who need them the most.
"The Thompson Organization is proud to have been a participant in the Driving Away the Cold program for the past five years," says John Thompson, Vice President of The Thompson Organization. "We are humbled to have the opportunity to touch the lives of the local children directly and to fulfill a need that many take for granted." Thompson Pledges to Drive Away the Cold
Together, we are warming hearts...
The Thompson Organization is proud to participate in the 2014 Driving Away the Cold effort! As a participating dealer in this program, we have agreed to donate a brand new winter coat to a local child in need each time a vehicle is sold at our store this month. Driving Away the Cold is a philanthropic program started in January of 2008 by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation, of which we are a member. The program has one simple but very important mission-to provide new winter coats to underprivileged children living in the five-county region of Philadelphia.
Since 2008, the Foundation, along with its Dealer Members, has distributed nearly 80,000 new coats to area children who need them the most. This year, the program hopes to distribute its 100,000th coat collectively. If you would like to learn more about the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and the difference we are making in our communities, please visit www.caringforkids.com. Spread the Warmth. Do a good deed today.
TWO BIG EVENTS | ONE HUGE WEEKEND September 13th & 14th
Together, the Thompson Bucks County Classic and the Doylestown Arts Festival will draw over 30,000 spectators to the bustling streets of downtown Doylestown throughout the weekend. There will be something for everyone - a wide variety of artisans and crafters, music and food, as well as children's bike races and professional cycling events for biking enthusiasts. Plan your weekend accordingly- with so much to see and do, you won't want to miss a thing!
3rd Annual Thompson Bucks County Classic Saturday morning the competition starts with the Doylestown to New Hope Road Race. This is the true European road race experience for spectators. From the start in Doylestown to the action on the Carversville Circuit and the new finish in New Hope, this stunningly beautiful race is fast becoming a world classic.
This year celebrates the 12th annual Thompson Criterium of Doylestown, a spectacular race that encircles the Arts Festival to the cheers of thousands of spectators. The day kicks off at 8:30am with the Cyclosportif 100K, a recreational ride throughout the spectacular terrain of Upper Bucks County. It may be "recreational," but this 62-mile course is designed for serious cyclists looking for a challenge and to share in a pro-racing atmosphere.
Our first-ever Professional Women's race begins at 10:30am followed at 12pm by the ever-popular children's races where kids get the thrill of a lifetime by sprinting up to the same finish line as the pros.
Then the Grand Finale of the weekend....the Thompson Criterium of Doylestown starting at 1pm. This will be true, professional cycling at its very best, don't miss it.
23rd Annual Doylestown Arts Festival 10am-5pm Hosted by Doylestown Business and Community Alliance and sponsored by The Thompson Organization, the festival closes down the streets, transforming the heart of Doylestown into this unique celebration of art, music, food and community.
The Thompson team raised over $2,600 for this year's March of Dimes March for Babies. Funds raised from the walk, which took place on April 27th, are used to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality. Special thanks to the employees who walked this year as well as the friends and family that walked with them!
KBB Announces Their Top Ten Green Cars of 2014
KBB has announced their Top Ten Green Cars on 2014 and four out of the ten vehicles chosen are Thompson Vehicles. The Volkswagen Jetta, Lexus ES300h, Toyota Prius made the list, and the 2014 BMW i3 was chosen as the Top Green Car of 2014 by KBB.
At Thompson we are proud to offer award winning cars. To read more information about each award please click on the link:
Click here to view the winners and their drawings.
The 23rd Annual Draw the Future Children's Art Contest winners have been announced.
We were so impressed with all the creativity - it was not an easy decision to choose the winners! We hope you enjoy the winning drawings as much as we did.
Thank you to everyone who participated and remember is it never too early to start drawing for next year's contest. We can't wait!
Thompson Organization named the region's Best Automotive Employer for second year in a row!
The Thompson Organization is honored to be chosen as Best Employer-Automotive for the second consecutive year in The Intellgencer's/Bucks County Courier Times and Burlington County Times' annual "Jobs Now! Best Places To Work 2014" readers poll!
Thanks once again to our amazing team of employees at Thompson for creating the kind of environment where great people strive for excellence. The Thompson Organization's success would not be possible without you!
Thompson 2013 Toy Workshop Was A Huge Success!
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season
is over and that
means the Thompson Annual Toy Workshop 2013 has come to a close. We want
thank everyone who brought in their gifts to be assembled. We had many
customers utilize this absolutely complimentary service. The service
departments at Thompson were overloaded with gifts and filled the
with the spirit of the season.
The Thompson Toy Workshop received some great press
year from CBS Philly, The Intellengcer, The Doylestown Patch and The
The Toy Workshop is Thompson's way to the say thank
our customers by offering some help in what is the busiest time of the
2014 has just begun, but it's never too early to start shopping and
those goodies for the 2014 Thompson Toy Workshop.
Click below to read the
articles about the Thompson Toy
Thompson Donates 200+ Winter Coats to Local Children in Need
The Thompson Organization delivered more than
200 new winter coats to Tabor Children's Services and Children
and Youth Social Services, both in Doylestown. The coats were
part of Driving Away the Cold, organized by the Auto Dealers CARing for
Kids Foundation and Automobile Dealers Association of Greater
Philadelphia. Since its start in 2008, this philanthropic program has
distributed over 140,252 new coats to children who need them the most.
"The Thompson Organization is proud to have been a
participant in this great program for the past four years," says John
Thompson, Vice President of The Thompson Organization. "We're pleased to
touch the lives of the local children directly and to fulfill a need
that many take for granted."
For more than 100
years, Tabor Children's Services has been a multi-service child welfare
agency, serving children, youth, young adults and families with
locations in Doylestown and Philadelphia. "On behalf of all of us at the
Tabor family, who work to ensure that children in Bucks County are safe
and cared for, thank you to the Thompson Organization and all those who
supported the Driving Away the Cold program. We are honored to work in
partnership as we fulfill our mission and ensure the children we serve
have better lives," stated Jonathan Solomons, President and CEO of Tabor
Solomons, President & CEO of Tabor Children's
Services, Inc. and John Thompson, Vice President of
the Thompson Organization.
The Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency
holds the official regulatory responsibility for ensuring the safety and
well-being of children. The agency provides a variety of services to
local children and families which aim to reduce dependency, strengthen
family life and promote family stability.
the warm hearts and generous effort on the part The Thompson
Organization, countless children and families in Bucks County will be
equipped with warm jackets when braving the cold this winter.
We deeply appreciate the opportunity to work in partnership with such
business leaders to address the well-being of children in our
community," stated Lynne Rainey, Director of the Bucks County Children
and Youth Social Services Agency.
Thompson, Vice President of the Thompson Organization and
Roxanne Watkins-Hall, Foster Parent/Volunteer
Recruiter for Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services
Spread the warmth. Do a good deed today.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series June 25-July 30th
Sponsored by The Thompson Organization, the Sounds of Summer Series is presented cooperatively by Doylestown Township and Borough and will feature six outdoor concerts to be held at Central Park (425 Wells Road) and Chapman Park (202 & East Road). In the event of inclement weather, performances will be held at Lenape Middle School (313 West State Street).
Concerts are free, open to the public and handicap accessible. A $5.00 charge for event parking will be collected at the fireworks performance on June 29th. For outdoor venues, blankets, chairs and picnics are permitted and encouraged. All performances will begin at 7pm unless other noted.
Concerts to be held on June 25th & 29th, July 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th.
Thompson Toyota Receives Toyota Motor Sales' 2013 President's Award
dealership was recently awarded the Toyota Motor Sales' 2013
President's Award, as well as membership to the 2013
Service, Parts, Customer Relations & Collision Excellence
Award for outstanding performance and high standards for
customer satisfaction. The President's Award is the most prestigious
honor a Toyota dealer can earn for success in all areas of operation,
including customer satisfaction, customer retention and sales &
profits. The Service, Parts, Customer Relations & Collision
Excellence Award recognizes dealers whose efforts, ideas and enthusiasm
earn them the right to customer loyalty and
Employees gathered together to celebrate these accomplishments at a luncheon on Thursday, April 17th. Also honored at the event were Tom Messina from Sales and Dan Curnell from Service. Messina was chosen to be a part of the 2013 S.T.A.R.S. Sales Consultant Recognition Program, for the second year in the row. The S.T.A.R.S program honors excellence in Sales, Toyota Product Knowledge, Ambassadorship, Retention and Service. Curnell, who has achieved the exclusive status of Quality Champion for an incredible four years in a row, was one of 20 technicians in the region (out of over 1800 total) to be recognized for his contribution as an elite Toyota technician.
With over four decades of experience, we
have become one of the area's most recognized names in quality and
reliability and continue to look for better ways to serve our customers.
Thank you to all our customers for your continued
Thompson Lexus Honored with 2013 Elite of Lexus Award
Thompson Lexus was
recently honored with the prestigious Elite of Lexus Award for 2013.
award is reserved for
dealers who excel at everything they
do and is the highest distinction a Lexus dealer can receive.
Elite of Lexus dealers are chosen based on
customer feedback from surveys rating owner satisfaction, sales and
service. Dealers must also exceed rigorous Lexus operational and
Lexus dealership opened its doors in 1989 as one of the premier Lexus
dealerships in the country. With over two decades of experience, we
continue surpassing expectations in sales, service and overall owner
support. To learn more about how we can provide you with an elite
automotive experience, call us today!
Audi Warrington Receives 2013 Magna Society Award
We're proud to announce that we have been honored with the 2013 Magna Society Award, which recognizes our store as one of the top performing Audi dealerships in the United States.
As one of only 61 dealerships in the country to achieve Magna Society status, we were recognized for an outstanding level of customer service, as well as strong business performance in 2013.
The Magna Society, established by Audi of America, recognizes dealerships that rise above the fold as top performers. In order to qualify, dealerships must prove that they maintain a solid foundation, merit high customer satisfaction scores and demonstrate that their facilities and staff represent the progressive Audi culture.
At Audi Warrington, we understand that customer satisfaction is vital to our business and appreciate the continued support of our customers. We look forward to serving your future automotive needs!
Thompson Volkswagen Elected into the 2013 Volkswagen Customer First Club
Thompson Volkswagen is honored to join the ranks of the 2013 Volkswagen Customer First Club. This elite group is recognized for excelling in all aspects of the customer experience, including new car, pre-owned and service. It is truly a special distinction, as our customers determine the winners through their Customer Experience Surveys. We are one of only 60 dealers to be recognized for achieving this level of customer service. Thank you to everyone for your support!
"We vow to strengthen customer relationships with each and every contact and to make owning a Volkswagen something to smile about."
Thompson BMW Awarded 2012 BMW Center of Excellence
Thompson BMW was
recently awarded the BMW Center
of Excellence, which is given to BMW dealers nationwide
based on their performance in customer satisfaction, outstanding brand
representation, operational excellence and profitability. One of just
thirty-one recipients in the U.S., we earned this distinction by
consistently demonstrating a combination of sales leadership and
Thank you to all our customers for your
Jack Thompson Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
26, 2009 The American International Automobile Dealers Association
(AIADA) today honored longtime member and past director John H. (Jack)
Thompson of Doylestown, PA with the David F. Mungenast, Sr. Lifetime
Achievement Award. The award, named after the late AIADA Chairman and
legendary St. Louis-area automobile dealer, was presented during AIADA's
39th Annual Meeting and Luncheon held at the Ernest N. Morial
Convention Center in New Orleans.
year's award winner has claimed the respect of dealers and industry
employees in all corners of the country," said AIADA President Cody
Lusk. "Jack is remarkable not just for his unwavering commitment to
protecting the livelihoods of international auto dealers, but also for
his strength as a leader and reputation for
Thompson was one of the first Toyota dealers in the United
States, opening for business in 1969. In 1989 he once again blazed a
trail as one of the country's first Lexus dealers. He credits his
success, and correspondingly high customer satisfaction and retention
scores, to the philosophy that he is not in the car business, but the
people business. In 1997 He won the Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the
Year award and in 1998 the Sports Illustrated Dealer of
Thompson's love of cars extends past the office. Over the
years he has accumulated one of the largest vintage car collections in
the country, focused primarily on vintage race cars and European models.
Jack is a member of the Sport Car Club of America and has served as
that organization's chief executive steward. Active in his community,
Thompson has also served as a board member of the land preservation
group Heritage Conservancy, the title sponsor of the Doylestown Arts
Festival, and as a host of the once annual Susan G. Komen Drive for the
Today, Thompson owns and operates six dealerships in both
Doylestown and Warrington, PA: Thompson Toyota, Thompson Lexus, and
Thompson BMW in Doylestown and Porsche of Bucks County, Audi Warrington
and Thompson Volkswagen in Warrington. He has been a member of AIADA