Payne Auto Group Supports the RGV Food Bank

By Bimmy Payne | Posted in Community on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 7:56 PM

On Saturday, December 1, the Payne Street Team attended KTEX’s 9th Annual 10 Man Jam in Mercedes, Texas, a benefit for the Food Bank RGV INC.

KTEX has hosted the Ten Man Jam for nearly nine years now. The 9th Annual 10 Man Jam was held at the Livestock Show Grounds in Mercedes, Texas.

10 Man Jam is an annual benefit for the Food Bank RGV INC. Prominent artists from Nashville come to the Rio Grande Valley and perform to help raise money to support the RGV’s Food Bank. Some of the artists who performed were Dillon Carmichael, Cam, Everette, Runaway June, Jimmie Allen, Eric Paslay, Danielle Bradbery, Granger Smith, Maddie & Tae, and Trent Harmon.

Many sponsors participated in this benefit, including Payne Auto Group! We are so grateful to be able to support our community and help provide meals to those in need through the Food Bank RGV INC. Over 10,000 people were in attendance and hundreds of dollars were raised to be able to give people of the Rio Grande Valley much needed aid through the Food Bank RGV INC.

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Follow Food Bank RGV INC’s Facebook to find out how you can donate to a great cause!

Photos from Ten Man Jam 2018

Friends for Hope Benefit Concert: Heroes and Outlaws

By Bimmy Payne | Posted in Community on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 6:46 PM

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.

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Photos from the Event

Chris Marshall performing at the Friends for Hope 14th Annual Benefit Concert

Payne Street Team Presents the Alfa Romeo Giulia

By Bimmy Payne | Posted in Community on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 6:08 PM
On November 10, Payne Street Team’s Chris Marshall made an appearance at the Mercedes Premium Outlets alongside the Alfa Romeo Giulia.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is MotorTrend’s Car of the Year! The Giulia is a luxury sedan equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, extensive infotainment and safety features, and a stylish build that turns people’s heads!
Once customers of the Outlets got their fill of the Giulia, they turned their sights, and ears, to Chris Marshall. Chris was entertaining patrons with classic country music in the food court of the Outlets. Joining him was the Sharyland Pioneer RGV Lead Club, offering free face painting.
Overall it was a fun and informative weekend with the Payne Street Team!
Payne Alfa Romeo FIAT is having amazing offers this month! Are you interested in an Alfa Romeo Giulia? The Giulia has 20% off MSRP on 2017 models with 2 years maintenance!  Check out our inventory for more information and additional offers on other Alfa Romeo and FIAT models!
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Photos from the Event

Chris Marshall singing for patrons at the Mercedes Premium Outlets

Product Specialist, Hunter Huddleston, standing next to the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Painting was done by the Sharyland Pioneer RGV Lead Club

Payne Mission Gives Thanks

By Bimmy Payne | Posted in Community on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 9:26 PM

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!

Photos from the event

Payne Auto Group Supports the Junior League of Harlingen

By Bimmy Payne | Posted in Community on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 9:26 PM

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.

Volunteers from the Cocktails for a Cause event, November 3, 2018

Chris Marshall of the Payne Street Team

Top Rated Salesman: Roger Davila

By Bimmy Payne | Posted in Community on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 6:14 PM

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!

Roger Davila (left) holding a check for his winnings as Top Rated Salesman. General Manager Manual Mar (right) is standing by his side

Payne Street Team at the Harvest Bash

By Bimmy Payne | Posted in Community on Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 8:32 PM

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!

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Chris Marshall posing with the Payne Street Team vehicle with candy for the Trunk or Treaters

Attendees of last year’s Harvest Bash

 

 

Payne Brownsville Celebrates its Employees!

By Bimmy Payne | Posted in Community on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 8:17 PM

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.


Second is Tomas Parra who earned the title of Employee of the Quarter.

Not pictured is Oscar Parra who was awarded the Service Employee of the Quarter.

Congratulations again to these three men, and a big THANK YOU to all of our Payne Brownsville family.

Visit our website to meet the rest of our team! And if you’re looking to join the Payne team, apply now at www.paynecareers.com

Payne Mission Celebrates its Employees!

By Bimmy Payne | Posted in Community on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 7:07 PM

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:

Top Salesman of the Quarter – Juan Benitez
Top Technician of the Quarter – Dwight Regalado


Top Employee of the Quarter – Bert Tamez

Thank you, gentlemen, for another Great Quarter!!!

If you’re looking to join the Payne team, apply now at www.paynecareers.com

Payne Street Team at the Fajita Cookoff

By Bimmy Payne | Posted in Community on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 9:01 PM

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.

Chris Marshall at the Payne Auto Group booth

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.

Chris Marshall on stage at The Fajita Cookoff

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!

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