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.
Yardley Harvest Day
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.org 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
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
Thompson Toyota and BMW deliver world class service, and now
Thompson Toyota is excited to announce that we are a Repair Pal certified
dealership. To become a certified dealership, repair pal requires the
following: Fair Prices, employ certified technicians, provide stellar customer satisfaction
and have a warranty for parts and labor performed. To learn more about repair
pal, or to use it for your next service click here.
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
Jonathan Solomons, President & CEO of Tabor Children's Services, Inc.
and John Thompson, Vice President of the Thompson Organization
"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."
John Thompson, Vice President of the Thompson Organization and Roxanne Watkins-Hall,
Foster Parent/Volunteer Recruiter for Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
For More information: Click Here
Thompson Marches for Babies
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
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
At Thompson we are
proud to offer award winning cars. To read more information about each award
please click on the link:
BMW i3: http://www.thompsonbmw.com/dealership/news.htm
Volkswagen Jetta: http://www.thompsonvw.net/News-and-Events
Toyota Prius: http://www.thompsontoyota.net/dealership/news.htm
Lexus ES300h: http://www.thompsonlexus.com/NewsandEvents
To view the complete
list of Top Green Cars of 2014 click here.
Awards Keep Piling Up For Our Brands
The awards continue to pile up for our brands. Thompson BMW, Audi Warrington and Porsche of Bucks County are proud to announce the following awards:
2014 World Car Design of The Year: BMW i3
2014 World Green Car: BMW i3
2014 World Car Of The Year: Audi A3
2014 World Performance Car: Porsche 911 GT3
At Thompson we are proud to offer award winning cars. To read more information about each award please click on the link:
Porsche 911 GT3: http://buckscounty.porschedealer.com/events/
Audi A3: http://www.warringtonaudipa.com/news---events.htm
BMW i3: http://www.thompsonbmw.com/dealership/news.htm
Draw the Future Winners Have Been Announced!
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
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!