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Comings and Goings: Grand opening set for Toyota, Scion
Bill Alexander Automotive Center announces the grand opening Jan. 17-20 of the recently completed Alexander Toyota Scion dealership at 889 E. 32nd St. The 45,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features an eight-car showroom with two customer lounges, large-screen HDTVs and Wi-Fi service.
The facility also features a separate showroom for Scion with an interactive Scion live guide. This guide allows customers to customize their new Scion using multiple accessory configurations and a printout of their new customized car. This system also features the Scion Pure Price advantage.
The service department boasts three service drives and two Toyota Express Maintenance service lanes along with an additional 28 service bays and a detail and carwash facility.
In other news for the dealership, Alexander Toyota Scion recently received the prestigious President's Award from Toyota Motor Sales that recognizes outstanding achievement in sales, service, customer satisfaction and business management.
Alexander Toyota Scion is part of the Bill Alexander Automotive Center, a locally owned and operated family business since 1954. Bill Alexander Automotive consists of four dealerships in Yuma and employs more than 200 associates. Its brands include Toyota, Scion, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Ford and Lincoln.
Yuma Rehabilitation Hospital, 901 W. 24th St., announces that Jay Eldridge has joined its outpatient therapy department as a senior physical therapist.
Eldridge began his physical therapy career in 1984. He has worked in Yuma since 1989, primarily as an outpatient physical therapist, and was the co-owner of Southwest Rehab for almost 20 years. His experience and specialization in balance and vertigo disorders complements the current outpatient therapy services offered at YRH.
Those referred for these disorders will receive a thorough evaluation consisting of a history and examination specific to their problem. Eldridge will then develop an individualized treatment plan with the goal of restoring balance and/or alleviating vertigo.
For more information regarding evaluation and treatment for dizziness and imbalance, call 726-5000.
Denise Carlos has joined RE/MAX as the new branch manager of the real estate agency's town office, 2833 S. 4th Ave., Suite E. She can be reached at 344-4848 or by cell phone at 210-9957.
Carlos received her real estate license in 1998 through the Phoenix Institute of Real Estate and went on to obtain her broker's license, GRI and SFR certifications and designations. She also is short sale and foreclosure certified through the National Association of Realtors.
She has served on the Yuma Association of Real Estate board of directors and as the treasurer of the organization.
Saguaro Foundation announces the opening of its latest program, SAND (Saguaro's A New Day). Located at 274 N. Avenue B in Somerton (formerly known as 15719 S. Avenue B), SAND will provide a nurturing environment designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their maximum potentials.
Programs will help increase an individual's daily living skills, social interactions, community involvement and employment-related training. For more information, call Sergio Castro, program manager, at 246-7177.
The new facility was designed by architect Steve Fischer and built by LPC Construction. A grand opening will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
The Saguaro Foundation Community Living Program has served the Yuma area since 1975 with a variety of services designed to assist individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities.
Yuma Community Food Bank, 2404 E. 24th St., has been honored as the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for January.
The Food Bank was founded in 1978 by a group of dedicated volunteers to feed hungry children within Yuma County. Today, the agency is the largest hunger relief organization in Yuma and La Paz counties, continuing to create and enhance emergency and supplemental food programs that have an educational and nutritional component. In addition to its own food programs, the Food Bank provides food for other organizations in the Yuma area that have feeding programs.
Its customers today are classified as the “working poor” — single parents, two-parent working families and the elderly on fixed incomes. Mike Ivers, president and CEO, reported that 27.1 percent of people in Yuma County and 42.9 percent of its children are “food insecure” and not sure where their next meal is coming from.
Bruce Brown has been selected as the new golf operations manager for the Desert Hills Championship-Style Golf Course and Desert Hills Par-3 Golf Course, announced Damon Chango, city of Yuma Parks and Golf Course manager. Both courses are owned and operated by the city of Yuma.
Brown has been a Class A, PGA golf professional for 28 years and has managed several golf courses, including the Arizona Biltmore, Scottsdale Country Club, Stonecreek Golf Club, Desert Mirage Golf Club and Mesa Country Club. In addition, he served nine years on the board for the Junior Golf Association of Arizona, been a volunteer for the Special Olympics Golf Tournament five times and has volunteered for several events at the First Tee of Phoenix.
Located at 1245 W. Desert Hills Drive, Desert Hills Golf Course is a par 72 championship course. Call 373-5220 for tee times and more information. It is open every day but Christmas. The complex includes a pro-shop and Desert Hills Bar & Grill, a full-service restaurant.
Desert Hills Par 3 is an 18-hole course at 1301 W. 32nd St. and can be reached at 726-8350.
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