Young Automotive Group donates $10,000 to local schools and opens new-look Toyota dealership in Logan

Hundreds of children and families snaked their way around new and used cars as they filled their bags with candies and goodies on Saturday. The Young Automotive Group in Logan hosted their annual Trunk-or-Treat and also celebrated the ribbon cutting of their recently-remodeled Toyota dealership at 1945 North Main.

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Not only were there hundreds of costumed children on display, but so were hundreds of colored Halloween pages from students in the Cache and Logan school districts. The Young Automotive Group committed to donate money directly to classrooms in both districts for every coloring page that got turned in.

“When you walk around the store you can see coloring pages from kids in grade school,” said General Sales Manager Jake Talbot. “The Young Auto Group will write a $10,000 check to local schools for these kids coloring these pictures. It illustrates their commitment to the community and the community’s commitment to the Youngs.”

“We are so appreciative for the support that we receive,” exclaimed Teri Lewis, Executive Director of the Cache Education Foundation. “Every year they support the foundation in all our fundraisers in all the things that we do.

“The resources that we receive with moneys like this go for non-consumable resources that are used in the classroom for years to come that will really enhance education. We really could not do what we do without your support.”

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Shana Longhurst, Executive Director of the Logan Schools Foundation, echoed a similar sentiment.

“We are very grateful and appreciative to the team at Young Automotive for their support of our students and our schools,” she said. “This money will help them participate in programs and have things in their classrooms that we would not normally have.“

In addition to celebrating the donations to local schools, Saturday’s event also signified the completion of the remodel and rebranding of the building at 1945 North Main. The Young Auto Group separated the Toyota and Honda brands by building a new dealership solely for Honda just to the south of their existing location. The Toyota dealership now has a larger showroom, a modern façade, more offices and a larger customer service area.

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The expansion and addition of the new Honda dealership required cooperation and coordination of Logan, North Logan and the Cache School District. Spencer Young, President of Young Automotive Group, said it was a challenge to get the pieces of property to come together, but he was thankful for the efforts displayed by the various parties who came together.

“We’re really excited to make a bigger investment in Logan, in this community,” Young exclaimed, “and this community has welcomed us here.”

Logan City Mayor Craig Petersen explained that one of the first things he did upon being elected as mayor four years ago, was to work on coordinating the expansion and remodel plans of the Young Auto Group.

“We met on a number of occasions, we had some challenges,” Petersen explained. “None of them involved the Young family, they involved various political entities. We worked through those.

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“When I met with the Youngs one of the things I was impressed with was their commitment to community.”

Mike Capron, the general manager of the Logan dealerships, said the Young commitment to community is displayed not only in helping the local school districts, but also in how they handle themselves and work with customers. He explained that is all embodied in their YAG (Young Automotive Group) commitment: Trust and Loyalty, Engage and Support, Work Together, Rise Together, Gratitude and Value.

“Whenever we start a meeting we discuss the YAG commitment,” Capron explained. “We not only memorize these points, but in our meetings we think it’s important to point out people who are actually using these points in their daily businesses to make decisions, guide employees, whatever it is.”

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Work on the Honda dealership is winding down and grand opening ribbon cutting should be taking place within the next few months.

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