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May 19, 2011

AskPatty Certified Female Friendly® Blog Carnival - May Edition

Askpatty_femalecertified_logo_1.5x1.5 Well, we've been through some intense weather situations in the Ask Patty Nation in the past month or so, and our thoughts are with those affected by the devastation of the southern tornadoes and storms.  Hopefully those ill-named "April showers" are past us because we're all most certainly due for some May flowers as we prepare for summer.  This month in the AskPatty CFF Carnival, we see a plethora of impressive updates and a wide range of awards and accolades, unique events, and a couple of relocations to satisfy growing business needs - all great things in the AskPatty Nation!  


Darcars Congratulations are in order to Tammy Darvish of DARCARS who is being honored by Northwood University for "The Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award" on Sat April 9, 2011 in Midland, MI.  She is one of 5 recipients.



Hi-tech Hi-Tech Car Care in Arizona celebrated Earth Day this year by holding a unique recycling event: child car seats.  He collects used car seats and dismantles them, recycling the components individually.  The foam seats go to a local animal shelter for use as beds!  Awesome job, Hi-Tech team.

Nigro Big Congrats to Domenic Nigro for Nigro's Auto Body in Philadelphia who started the Spring by working with the American Red Cross to raise money for the Japanese disaster victims. The shop gave customers the opportunity to donate up to half of their deductible, which Nigro’s then gave to the Red Cross for this cause.  Nigro's has also become a distributor of AutoTex PINK, Passchal Bags, and the Mobile TattleTale app, and shows no signs of slowing down.  

Curry Curry's Auto Service has a couple of pieces of big news:  First, they opened a brand new location in Fairfax,VA, on April 4, plus - owner Matt Curry was recognized as a Locally Grown Hero by NFTE!  Congratulations Curry team on your continued growth and recognition!

Altaview Alta View Tires & Service participated in this year's Alta Gala -The Alta Gala is an annual collaborative fundraiser for Alta Community Enrichment (ACE), Friends of Alta and Alta Historical Society.The goal is not only to raise money for these 501(c)3 non profits in Alta but to raise awareness of the arts, environment and history of Alta.Check out the Silent Auction page and see what we donated!

Potomac Potomac Falls Express Lube Owner Pat Wirth named finalist in SmartCEO magazine as the ECO/CEO of the year!  Check out the whole story here:


Mountainview Mountain View Tire is holding a "Show us your Mountain View" contest on Facebook - fans are encouraged to share their favorite photos of themselves in a mountainous vista, and a lucky winner will receive $500 in free tires.  Best of luck to everyone who enters!  


Waukegan Waukegan Tire is making history with Passchal line of luxury bags, and the saga continues as they introduce Passchal's latest line of bags.  The new line is named after Waukegan Tire co-owner Julie Scroggins’ daughter Mary Ann, who was diagnosed with TSC in 2009. Mary Ann decided to focus on spreading awareness of this disease and to help find a cure. Working in partnership with Passchal, the 18-year-old freshman art major at Illinois State University channeled her talents to design a line of handbags. Each item is one-of-a-kind due to the nature of the markings on the inner tubes. 

Victoria Victoria Transmission & Auto Care, in Victoria, BC, will be hosting a Ladies Night and Car Maintenance Clinic on June 1st.  Call to sign-up today 250-382-2833, or visit their website for more information:

Hepner Hepner Tire & Auto in Woodstock, Virginia, hosted their First Annual Ladies Car Care Clinic in March.  It was a great success and they are planing to make it a yearly event for all their customer's.   Follow them on FaceBook to lean more:

Victory Jeff Matt, owner of Victory Auto Service & Glass, with locations in Brooklyn Park, Ham Lake and Fridley, Minnesota,  has been honored with a 2011 Eleven Who Care award for his work with a local charity.  He regularly donates use of the shops space and services, to Free 2B!, an Anoka County non-profit that helps cash-strapped residents with repairs.   Follow this link for the full article:


Schoenplace Schoen Place Auto is proud to be the only auto repair shop listed in Rochester Woman Magazine's 2011 Business & Resource Directory.  Experience Peace of Mind at Schoen Place Auto.  Follow them on FaceBook:, or stop by for a visit!


Adolfhoepfl Adolf Hoepfl & Son Garage hosted the Second Annual "Oldie but Goodie" Classic Car Show on April 30th, and had a blast! There was a BBQ and all enjoyed some cars you just don't get to see on the road anymore.  In addition to a great time for the customers, they were able to raise over $1,000 for the tsnuami victims in Japan and for The School of American Leadership!  All this community pride is one more reason why they were also named a winner of the Pinnacle Award from the 2011 Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence Program!

Lonestar Lone Star Chevrolet in Houston, Texas has been named a BBB Awards for Excellence Pinnacle Winner for 2011.  This coveted award recognizes the dealerships commitment to excellence in the marketplace and gives consumers greater confidence when choosing Lone Star Chevrolet.  Congratulations!

Fisk Fisk Automotive is experiencing some growing pains, and has relocated to a new larger location in their home city of Fullerton.  They will be celebrating the move with an Open House event.  Happy Housewarming, Fisk!

Afterhours After Hours Auto Repair of Wichita, KS, is moving as well, into a bigger and better facility in a great new location with fabulous visibility.  They're holding an Open House celebration on June 18.  Good luck with the move, After Hours Team.


Qualityplus Quality Plus Auto Repair & Mufflers held their First Annual Car Care Maintenance event in recognition of Car Care Awareness month in April.  They provided Free Vehicle Checks, a BBQ lunch for all in attendance and car maintenance tips.   Making their customers happy is why so many nominated Quality Plus Auto Repair for the "Best Auto Repair Shop" & "Best Customer Service" for the 2011 Best of the Mid-Valley.  Follow them on FaceBook for updates throughout the year:


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