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You Decide - We Provide beneficiary The Hooved Animal Sanctuary

BARRE, Vt. - April 1, 2017 -- Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram introduced a philanthropic campaign to bring additional attention and resources to charities providing services around Barre, Vermont this year.  To qualify an organization had to be accessible within one and a half hour by car. Any non-political charitable organization within that area, with a qualifying IRS 501c3 designation is eligible to partake or be considered for support as part of this program.

Each month Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram reaches out on Facebook to find qualifying organizations that want to participate in the current month's program.  Charities can self-nominate or be nominated by a member of the community for inclusion.  On the 16th of each month at Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram's Facebook site voting opens up and Facebook users can vote for the charity of their choice.

February 2017 was the second month of our new giving program which we have christened "You Decide - We Provide".  Several local charities were nominated during the first half of the month and during the voting phase the recipient of Februaries award went to The Hooved Animal Sanctuary in Chelsea Vermont.  The Hooved Animal Sanctuary is a The Hooved Animal Sanctuary is a volunteer based animal welfare organization established in 2003 to provide a safe, caring sanctuary for abused, abandoned, and neglected hooved animals.

In March Jessica Campbell, our Hyundai Sales Manager was able to visit the organization in their Chelsea home.  During this visit, Jessica Campbell, the owner's daughter and Sales Manager for the dealership was happy to present our gift to help in their cause.

The entire team at Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram appreciates the hard work they do.  Organizations like this is one of the reasons Central Vermont is a great place to work and live and make us proud of the community.

Midstate Dodge is hoping that this new effort will allow a variety of groups and organizations to get recognized for their hard work and dedication to our community. We sincerely hope that all area charities will participate and reap the benefits presented within this program.  We look forward to making many more gifts throughout 2017 with the help of the community with our You Provide - We Provide campaign. 


Midstate Kicks off its You Decide - We Provide Giving Campaign

BARRE, Vt. - Feb. 7, 2017 -- Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram introduced a philanthropic campaign to bring additional attention and resources to charities providing services around Barre, Vermont this year.  To qualify an organization had to be accessible within one and a half hour by car. Any non-political charitable organization within that area, with a qualifying IRS 501c3 designation is eligible to partake or be considered for support as part of this program.

Each month Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram reaches out on Facebook to find qualifying organizations that want to participate in the current month's program.  Charities can self-nominate or be nominated by a member of the community for inclusion.  On the 16th of each month at Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram's Facebook site voting opens up and Facebook users can vote for the charity of their choice.

January 2017 was the first month of our new giving program which we have christened "You Decide - We Provide".  Several local charities were nominated during the first half of the month and during the voting phase the recipient of our first award went to Almost Home Dog Rescue and Rehab in Montpelier Vermont.  Almost Home Dog Rescue and Rehab is a dog rescue organization in Central Vermont, dedicated to saving the lives of the unwanted dogs.

On February 6, 2017 Sindi Parker and Don Blanchette, the principal organizers of Almost Home Dog Rescue and Rehab stopped by the dealership with some of the dogs they care for.  During this visit, Mitchell Jay, the dealership's owner and Jessica Campbell, Mitchell's daughter and Sales Manager for the dealership were happy to present our gift to Sindi and Don for the great work they do in Central Vermont.

The entire team at Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram appreciates the hard work Sindi and Don do.  Organizations like theirs are one of the reasons Central Vermont is a great place to work and live and make us proud of the community.

Midstate Dodge is hoping that this new effort will allow a variety of groups and organizations to get recognized for their hard work and dedication to our community. We sincerely hope that all area charities will participate and reap the benefits presented within this program.  We look forward to making many more gifts throughout 2017 with the help of the community with our You Provide - We Provide campaign.   Complete rules are available on Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram's website http://midstatedodge.net


Williamstown Women Scores Big!

Wins lease on a new Ram truck by correclty predicting score of Patriots game from Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 107.1 Frank-fm!
  
BARRE, Vt. - Sept. 19, 2016 - Patriots Fan, Elaine Owen of Williamstown Vermont was watching the Patriots Game on Sunday and found herself doing something she never fathomed possible.  Praying that the Patriots ace kicker Stephen Gostkowski would miss a late in the game 39 yard field goal.  "When he missed, I couldn't believe it, Everyone in my living room cheered!"

Elaine was chosen as Frank-fm's Friday Morning Quarterback presented by Midstate Dodge Chrysler Jeep and Ram.  The opportunity before her was a chance to Win a lease on a Brand New Ram Truck by predicting the correct score of this Patriots-Dolphins Game.  On Friday morning Elaine was live on the radio station that is the Central Vermont home for New England Patriots Football  1071 Frank-fm.   The host of Frank's Big Morning Gig, TJ Michaels asked Elaine for her prediction and she proclaimed that the Patriots would win the game by a score of 31-24!

Midstate and Frank-fm are offering the chance at a new Ram Truck every week of this years NFL regular season…that is if you can correctly predict the upcoming score of that weeks Patriots Game!

The Patriots jumped out to a quick lead in Sunday's game before back up Quarterback Jimmy Garappollo who's filling in for suspended starting quarterback Tom Brady left the game with an injury.  Up 31 to 10 the Patriots offence in the second half stalled allowing the Dolphins to come back.

The Final Score: Patriots 31, Dolphins 24, winning Elaine a lease on a New Ram Truck!

Elaine is planning on joining TJ live on Wednesday morning on Frank's Big Morning Gig on 1071 Frank-fm to talk more about her big win!


Midstate Dodge Donates to Barre Salvation Army


Midstate Hyundai and Midstate Dodge, in conjunction with IAM were pleased to have presented Lieutenant Drake with the Salvation Army in Barre, Vermont a check in the amount of $1845.00, representing a five dollar donation on behalf of each customer who stopped by the store in October during Midstate Sell-Off Event.

Midstate Dodge
has worked with the Salvation Army for several years, providing vehicles for the Army to use during their red kettle drive in November and December.  The dealership contributes non-perishable food items during the annual Stuff-A-Truck event in November that Frank FM 107.1 hosts to benefit the Salvation Army and after the flooding of Irene, Midstate hosted a special Stuff-A-Truck event at the dealership to help the Salvation Army meet the needs of those needed help from this devastating flood.  Midstate's staff was looking to do a little more this year for the Salvation Army, so they approached IAM, one of their marketing partners in Orlando with an idea to raise funds for the local branch of the Salvation Army.  Together, both companies agreed it would be a great idea to have a little fun and make a donnation on behalf of each customer that came in during their October sale.

The Salvation Army is located on Keith Avenue in downtown Barre, Vermont and you can read more about them by visiting their website at http://www.use.salvationarmy.org/barre Midstate Hyundai and Midstate Dodge are located half way between Barre and Montpelier Vermont selling and servicing new Hyundai's, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler and Rams, in addition to a complete line up of used cars and used trucks.

MidState Dodge Announces Its Cans for Cars Food Drive


Mitchell Jay, owner of MidState Dodge in Berlin, VT, announces this year's food drive, Cans for Cars.

"We at Midstate really like to give back to our community at this time of year," states Jay. "This is why we participate annually in Wheels for Warmth (http://www.wheelsforwarmth.com/) as well as donate a car to the Salvation Army. We have also conducted a food drive for a number of years, but we are making it even better this year with our Cans for Cars campaign."

Starting November 1st, the Cans for Cars campaign rewards customers for bringing in cans of non-perishable food items that will be donated equally between the Hedding United Methodist Church Food Shelf in Barre and the Montpelier Food Pantry in Montpelier, VT. The campaign is simple: when you bring in 5 cans of non-perishable food, you will receive a coupon for $250 off any car priced $5000 and up. The coupon is good from November 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014. Donations will be taken through December 31, 2013.

"This time of year can be a tough on many people for lots of reason," says Jay. "With Cans for Cars, we have the opportunity to help provide much-needed food to our community and at the same time, help our customers purchase a car for less."

For more information on the Cans for Cars promotion, visit the Midstate Dodge website.  For information on the Hedding and Montpelier food shelves, visit these links:

Hedding United Methodist Church - Contact: Reverend Renny Azotea

http://heddingumc.org/welcome/community-service/

Montpelier Food Pantry - Contact: Kimberly Lashua

http://justbasicsvt.org/JBI/Food_Pantry.html

About Midstate Dodge

Midstate Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, & Ram is one of the leading dealerships in the Central Vermont area, serving customers from all over the tri-state, for over thirty years.  Home to a friendly environment, attractive financing options and a great selection of cars, Midstate Dodge offers Vermonters the cars they need at the prices they can afford.

Midstate Dodge Donates 44 Used Tires to Wheels for Warmth Program


Mitchell Jay, owner of Midstate Dodge in Berlin, VT, announces his participation in this year's Wheels for Warmth used tire drive.

"As Vermonters know, winter is a very tough season," states Jay. "Being born and raised here, we know that many people struggle to keep their homes heated during the winter months. It's important to us to help where we can, and the Wheels for Warmth program is a great avenue to do so."

Wheels for Warmth aids Vermonters on fixed incomes who need help with fuel costs during the winter. The program, created by Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott, collects used tires that meet state inspection standards in sizes ranging from 13 inches through 17 inches. The tires are then sold for very discounted amounts to those needing winter tires, and all proceeds of the tire sales go directly into the state's fuel assistance program. Tires that do not meet state inspection standards can be recycled at Casella Waste facilities with tire collection units for $4 per tire, and Casella donates the entirety of the recyclable fees to the fuel assistance program as well. To date, the program has collected over $175,000.

"We've been participating in Wheels for Warmth for seven years and each year we are able to donate a little more," states Jay. "Our hope next year is for two trucks!"

About Midstate Dodge

Midstate Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, & Ram is one of the leading dealerships in the Barre-Montpelier area of Vermont, serving customers from all over the tri-state area for over thirty years.  Home to a friendly environment, attractive financing options and a great selection of cars, Midstate Dodge offers Vermonters the cars they need at the prices they can afford.

Midstate Dodge teams up with River Bend Career & Technical Center


Midstate Dodge recently worked with River Bend Career & Technical Center in Bradford Vermont to provide a co-op experience for one of their young students.  This collaboration allowed River Bend to send over a student from their automotive technology program, to shadow and work with experienced technicians at Midstate Dodge.  

Through this partnership, River Bend's student got to work with Brandon, a fully trained level 4 Chrysler Certified Technician and Duane, a Chrysler Certified technician with either level 3 or 4 training in all skill areas.  The partnership allows aspiring students to get outside the classroom and get "real world" experience.  River Bend's student had a chance to work with Midstate's senior technicians on repair jobs that included heavier work then what the student would usually experience in the technical center.   This partnership also allows Midstate's technicians the chance to interact with co-op students and discuss new trends that are being taught in the school systems today.

The co-op student got to assist with the replacement of a clutch and swapping out a transmission, work the student said he had not experienced before.  Midstate Dodge has provided co-op experiences to students from not only River Bench Career and Technical Center, but the Barre Technical Center over the past five years.

Midstate Dodge is a new and used car dealer in central Vermont selling and servicing New Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Ram and Hyundai vehicles.  Their used car inventory is one of the largest in the area and carries a broad range of makes and models.  Current makes include all of the major brands, plus high end makes like Mercedes Benz or Porsche.  River Bend Career & Technical Center provides innovative technical education programs for students from seven area high schools and for adults. Located centrally on the Upper Plain in Bradford, Vermont, adjacent to the Oxbow High School campus, River Bend's facility includes a state-of-the-
art automotive garage, heavy equipment training sites and shop, a complete building trades workshop, and an outstanding commercial kitchen with its own restaurant.


Midstate Dodge named "Best of the Best" in Times Argus Reader's Poll

The results are in - Todays Times Argus highlighted the winners and runner ups in this years "Best of the Best" reader's poll.  Once again the Times Argus asked readers to name the Best of the Best in our region and people responded.  We think the Times Argus summed it up best when they wrote "Vermont, while small, is a state of diversity, full of businesses and people devoted to giving you the best service possible."

All of us at Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Hyundai are honored to have been named again in 2013 as the "Best of the Best" in several automotive categories including:

Best Auto Repair Shop
Best Mechanic (Vaughn Powers)
Best New Car Dealer
Best Used Car Dealer
Best Brake Service Shop

In fact the Times Argus summed it up as "Taking in a total of five awards Midstate Dodge & Hyundai dominated the field, in the Getting Around in Style portion of the voting."

In addition to taking multiple awards in the transportation section, Midstate Dodge was named as the runner up in the Vermont website section.  Mitchell Jay, the owner of Midstate Dodge stated that "I was shocked to see us receive a mention in the category of Vermont Website.  I can only assume that the voters, many of them who would be customers and friends of the dealership gave us a nod for really taking the time to make midstatedodge.com informative and full of useful information"
 

Midstate Dodge is located half way between Barre Vermont and Montpelier Vermont on US Route 302.  Midstate carries the full line of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Hyundai automobiles.  In addition to these lines, Midstate carries a broad range of used cars and used trucks from brands like Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, Nissan and VW.


Freezing Fun For Families returns for it's 15th year!

A little history from Freezing Fun For Families website:  Freezing Fun For Families is the World's Largest Snow Softball Tournament. Founded in 1999 by Cass Bresette Freezing Fun For Families raises money for Vermont families who have a child battling a life threatening illness. In 1999 Freezing Fun For Families held its first snow softball tournament. Eight teams got together for the one day event and raised $800.00. Over the next eleven years Freezing Fun For Families has raised over $160,000.00, with 100% of all the proceeds going to these families. In 2008 Freezing Fun For Families had 57 teams participate and raised $50,000.00 for a comfort room at Central Vermont Hospital. Only to be topped in 2009 when the tournament brought 61 teams, 795 players and set a Guinness World Record for "The World's Largest Snow Softball Tournament".

The beneficiary of this year's co-ed softball event will be almost 2 year odl Brantley Brooks of Essex, Vermont.  It is a great cause, and we would like to encourage anyone with interest to check out Freezing Fun For Families web site at http://www.freezingfunforfamilies.com/home.htm

This year's event will be held February 28, 2014 - March 2, 2014 at the Barre Town Recreational fields.  Midstate Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ramis  proud to contribute again this year to the fireworks display, held as part of the fundraiser.  Midstate is a new and used car dealer in central Vermont carrying the new car line up of Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram and Hyundai vehicles.  More information can be found at www.midstatedodge.net

Midstate Dodge is proud to carry one of the vehicles named for the10 Best Interiors by Wards.


At Midstate we were excited to see Wards announce the winners of their 10 Best List.  Each year, Ward's Automotive picks out the best interior of any new or significantly improved car. This year they picked out their 10 Best Interiors from a total of 46 cars.  This year, two of the cars with in the brands Midstate carries were picked by the editors of Ward's Automotive.

The Ram 1500 "Laramie Longhorn" made the list and is testimony of just how far truck interiors have changed over the past few years.  The Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn was the only truck to make the list.  In fact the editors of Ward's Automotive were so impressed with the Ram they went on to say its "spectacular, emotive interior that sets a high standard other auto makers will be hard-pressed to emulate".  But they didn't stop there, the called the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn the "Bently pickup..."


President Signs Tax Extenders Bill; Limited-Time Tax Benefits End Dec. 31, 2014


President Obama has signed a measure that increases small-business expensing and bonus depreciation, which allows car and truck dealers and their customers to expense a larger portion of equipment purchases for 2014. Customers must act quickly to take advantage of these tax benefits. This provision may provide substantial potential savings for business customers, but they must purchase qualifying vehicles before Dec. 31, 2014

Here is a look at what the bill does:

First, the bill contains a retroactive increase of the limit on business equipment eligible under Section 179 small business expensing to $500,000 for eligible new and used equipment purchased in 2014. Without this bill, the maximum eligible for Section 179 expensing in 2014 would have been limited to $25,000.

The bill also includes an extension of the 50 percent bonus depreciation deduction for new business equipment acquired and placed in service in 2014. In addition to these changes, there is an extension of the additional $8,000 in first-year depreciation for certain business vehicles purchased in 2014.

With a very few business days left in the year, Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has a good stock of commercial vehicles with special year-end savings during Chrysler's "Big Finish 2014" event.

Customers are encouraged to consult their tax advisors to determine the exact amount of their potential tax savings, which depends on their own particular tax situation and the provisions described above.

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Midstate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

1365 US Route 302
Directions Barre, VT 05641

  • Sales: (888) 253-3231
  • Service: (888) 268-5053
  • Parts: (888) 286-8043

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