On September 21, 2018, Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff was thrilled to celebrate our Grand Opening. Owners Michael Martin and Trampus Mansker were on site to commemorate the event as well as representatives from Mercedes-Benz corporate. We opened our doors for many distinguished guests from our city, including Mayor Coral Evans.
Flagstaff is a wonderful community and Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff is honored to be a part of such a vibrant and caring city. As the only luxury car dealership in the city, we knew we had a chance to truly create a special and memorable evening. We feel we accomplished just that!
We rolled out the red carpet, carefully positioned our most prized cars in front of our dealership, and welcomed our guests. We provided valet parking so that everyone could feel at ease as they arrived. The red carpet stretched across the front of the dealership, providing a wonderful opportunity to snap pictures with friends in front of our beautiful facility. Once inside, there was another opportunity to take pictures in front of a backdrop that featured the Mercedes-Benz emblem and the Martin Automotive Group logo. It was so much fun to see our guests pose in both sophisticated and fun manners and enjoy themselves.
The area was opened up so that guests could mingle and enjoy some gourmet catering and drinks. Lush flower arrangements decorated the tables and provided a small but classy spark of light. Exquisite ice luges proudly displayed the Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff emblem as well as the Martin Automotive Group logo and guests could enjoy seeing their drinks poured through them. Dinner was provided by Mainstreet Catering and included enjoyable and tasty shrimp cocktails. Guests could enjoy an array of alcoholic beverages, including such speciality cocktails as the Mercedes-Mule and the MAG Mojito. To top it all of, some tasty gelato was on hand for dessert.
An important evening requires top notch entertainment so we were thrilled to have a live band play music from the big band era. These nostalgic and well loved tunes provided an excellent backdrop to an evening of celebration and luxury. Additionally, a mentalist made his way around the crowd astonishing guests with his insights while a magician delighted and surprised with more traditional tricks. Other guests simply enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances.
The Grand Opening celebration event fell on the same day that is earmarked to honor those who are prisoners of war as well as those missing in action. At Martin Automotive Group, we highly value the sacrifices and commitment of those who serve in the military and we knew that we wanted to make time on this special day to honor them as well. We were thrilled to invite guests from the Nation of Patriots to share time with guests as well as speak to the importance and significance of the day. There were other opportunities for guests to learn more about their work during the evening through displays and booths.
Following their very moving presentation, we had a chance to hear from Mayor Coral Evans who has been an important partner for us here at Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff. We also got to hear from Mercedes-Benz officials. It is a huge honor to have their support and was a true encouragement to hear from them on this special night.
Our store would not be what it is without the leadership of both Trampus Mansker and Michael Martin. Their speeches at our Grand Opening event reminded us why Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff will continue to be a strong example in our community as a business of diversity and growth. They lead us in valuing the customer above all else and putting them first. A strong standard of always prioritizing the customer enables us to stay focused on what matters in delivering the kind of experience Mercedes-Benz customers have come to expect. Both Mr. Mansker and Mr. Martin demonstrated the kind of humility and generosity in their speeches that has allowed them to capably lead our business to its Grand Opening Day.
Shortly following the speeches, the crowd gathered outside for the ribbon cutting. Flagstaff is always beautiful and the setting sun created a stunning atmosphere for us to enjoy this special occasion. We all clapped and cheered as the ribbon was cut. It was truly a special moment. We were also thrilled to be able to offer our guests a keepsake gift. Everyone was able to take home a small stemless wine goblet with the Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff logo etched on it. Additionally, we were delighted to offer special gourmet cookies for the furry friends of all our of guests.
While the Grand Opening event will always be a special memory, we know we have only great things to look forward to in the future. We invite you all to come and visit Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff! We have a great inventory of Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles in addition to a nice selection of pre-owned cars. Our service department is top-notch and and always here to help you with anything you need. Come see us today!