The Friends for Hope 14th Annual Benefit Concert hosted at Las Palmas Race Track on November 10, 2018.
The Friends for Hope Benefit Concert theme was Heroes and Outlaws. Chris Marshall of the Payne Street Team was in attendance and provided music for attendees and was part of the auction as well, raising $1500.
This benefit raised money for the Vannie Cook’s Children Cancer and Hematology Clinic. Guests were treated to music, food, a live and silent auction and a concert featuring Cory Morrow and Asleep at the Wheel.
The Vannie Cook’s Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic treats children in South Texas who suffer from cancer and blood disorders.
The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic, a joint effort of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center is the region’s first state-of-the-art pediatric hematology/oncology clinic.
“Become a HERO and let’s OUTLAW Children’s Cancer! Help our local kids fight the ultimate battle against cancer!” For more information please visit Friends for Hope Facebook page.
Photos from the Event
On Friday, November 9, Payne Mission kicked off Thanksgiving early with an employee luncheon. The dealership had an aroma of comfort food and the buzz of excitement was tangible. As everyone settled down with their food, speeches were made detailing the thanks for everyone’s hard work and dedication.
Payne Auto Group is proud to host such hardworking individuals and is dedicated to supporting our community. To keep up with future events, follow Payne Auto Group on Facebook!
On November 3, 2018, Payne Street Team’s Chris Marshall attended Cocktails for a Cause. This event took place in Harlingen, Texas and was a benefit for the Junior League of Harlingen (JLH).
According to the JLH Facebook page, “The Junior League of Harlingen, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.”
Business owners, sponsors, and prominent community members attended to support the JLH’s cause for raising proceeds for community programming. Attendees enjoyed a fashion show, silent auction, music, raffles and, of course, cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres.
Payne Street Team’s Chris Marshall raised $4,000 for the JLH’s community programming fund. Payne Auto Group is proud to help support the community. A big thank you goes out to the Junior League of Harlingen for having the Payne Street Team a part of this charitable cause, and we hope to continue to be of assistance to our community members.
Since August of 2018, Payne Auto Group introduced a tool called Rate Your Experience. Within this tool, customers of the Payne Auto Group are able to text “Regardless” to 313131 and rate their experience with their salesman, the service, and overall dealership experience.
As the months passed and the reviews started coming in, one name stood out above them all. One name, throughout the entire Payne Auto Group, surpassed others: Roger Davila.
Roger Davila is currently a salesman at Payne Brownsville Volkswagen and has been in the automotive industry since he was 19-years-old. Davila is no stranger to excellence as he has multiple Top Salesman awards under his belt.
“It’s about building relationships not just selling cars,” Davila says. “I love to make people smile. Our world is full of hate, it feels good to put a smile on someone’s face.”
We are proud of Roger Davila’s hard work and dedication. Congratulations on this achievement and we hope to see you excel even higher!
On Sunday, October 28, Chris Marshall of the Payne Street Team attended the Harvest Bash hosted by B.T. Church in Sharyland, Texas.
This annual event is host to plenty of family-friendly activities, such as music, rides, games and trick-or-treating for the children in attendance.
The Harvest Bash took place at Sharyland Plantation Amphitheater. This free event was open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Payne Auto Group is proud to be a part of our community and wishes everyone a very safe and Happy Halloween!
To keep up with future events and promotions, follow Payne Auto Group on Facebook!
Congrats to our employees of the third quarter! We appreciate all of our employees and the hard work they put in every day here at Payne Brownsville, but we want to give a shout-out to three employees who have been going above and beyond in their work.
First is Roger Davila who was awarded Salesman of the Quarter.
Not pictured is Oscar Parra who was awarded the Service Employee of the Quarter.
Congratulations to the End-of-Quarter award winners. We have an amazing and talented team and we wish we could award everybody, but these three gentlemen are the ones that went above and beyond what was required of them.
Shown below in order we have:
Thank you, gentlemen, for another Great Quarter!!!
If you’re looking to join the Payne team, apply now at www.paynecareers.com
On Saturday, October 20, the Payne Street Team attended The Fajita Cookoff in Rio Grande City. This family-friendly event took place from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Basilio V. Municipal Park. This event featured free concerts from artists such as Los Igualados, Lauren Corzine, Tigrillos and our very own Chris Marshall.
The Fajita Cookoff has some great history attached to it. According to their website, “THE FAJITA COOKOFF – was the first competition that put the region’s fajita barbecue masters in a head to head culinary confrontation. Some say the fajita was sold for the very first time in a Rio Grande Valley restaurant – at the now defunct ROUNDUP on Bus Hwy 83 in Pharr, TX.”
This year, The Fajita Cookoff was exactly how it sounds. Tons of BBQ cooking teams come from around the Valley for a chance to win. Along with cooking teams being featured, there was a kiddie carnival and family-friendly games and activities.
The Payne Street Team was present with our spinning wheel, prizes, and a gorgeous Jeep for attendees to look at. Payne Auto Group is proud to be a sponsor of such a long-standing tradition that is The Fajita Cookoff.
For more information, please visit The Fajita Cookoff website!
On Saturday, October 13, Payne Rio Grande City Ford hosted the Ford Drive 4Ur School event.
This event took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Rio Grande City at Payne RGC Ford. The Ford Drive 4UR School event is a fundraising event for communities to take advantage of.
The Drive 4UR School foundation is set up as such: Every valid test drive taken in a Ford vehicle at a registered one-day event, Ford will donate $20 to the participating school or community organization up to $6,000 per event.
Payne RGC Ford held this fundraiser to raise money for the Rio Grande City Rattler Football team. Members of the community came by to test drive various Ford vehicles such as the Mustang GT and the F-150.
Payne Auto Group is proud to help support our community with great incentives from one of the best brands around, Ford. Ford’s motto is “Go Further.” and we strive to help our neighbors go as far as they can and become great reflections of our community.
When communities have the opportunity to do great things, we see great things happen. That’s why Payne supports the Drive 4UR School campaign. The money raised by community members goes right back into their community.
If you would like to know more about Ford’s Drive 4UR School foundation, visit their website!