Harry Robinson Buick GMC VIP Employee of the Month

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. Being nominated is an honor; winning is awesome! I’m talking about being a VIP Employee of the month. We don’t use VIP’s usual interpretation, we call ourselves Valuable, Inspiring, Positive employees. Our motto being: It’s up to everyone to create a positive culture. Speaking from a… Read More Harry Robinson Buick GMC VIP Employee of the Month

Women’s History Month: Mary Barra

As a woman in automotive & a huge advocate for female leadership, I’m excited about the first woman I’m featuring, Mary Barra. Ms. Barra is not only an amazing female leader in a male-dominated industry; her leadership style is feminine and powerful. Mary Barra is the CEO of General Motors. General Motors was the first — and remains the only — automaker to be led by a female CEO. GM is one of only two Fortune 500 companies with women in CEO and CFO positions. Six of the 11 members of the board of directors are women. Ms. Barra is famous at GM for her inclusive leadership style & has been known to have “town hall” type meetings to seek input on projects. She has been praised for creating an inclusive environment where employees feel they can voice their opinions. She’s increased efficiency in some very creative ways. She cultivates a culture where departments work together when they had previously never done so. This style of leadership has produced highly effective teams. She is both a breath of fresh air & a force to be reckoned with. … Read More Women’s History Month: Mary Barra

BTWednesday: Diesel Gelling-A Cold Weather Issue Arkansans & Oklahomans Have Probably Never Had to Consider

Diesels will start to gel in temperatures this low! In severe cold, even the best winter blend diesel fuel can reach its cloud point (the measure of diesel’s low-temperature operability) and begin to gel up. Due to so many differences in fuel quality existing across North America and the fact that each vehicle’s exposure to cold weather will be different, there is no definitive temperature at which diesel begins to gel. However, most fuels reach their cloud point between 20 degrees F and -18 degrees F. … Read More BTWednesday: Diesel Gelling-A Cold Weather Issue Arkansans & Oklahomans Have Probably Never Had to Consider

BTWednesday: Local Business Spotlight-The Cassie Elwonger Team-Keller Williams Platinum Realty

Candi says, ” we’re in the business of HELPING people. We love building lifelong relationships with our clients that turn into friends. Need a REALTOR? We got you! Need a plumber, handyman, or electrician recommendation? We have that too!”… Read More BTWednesday: Local Business Spotlight-The Cassie Elwonger Team-Keller Williams Platinum Realty

Harry Robinson Buick GMC Wins 2021 DealerRater GMC Dealer of the Year Award

“Car buyers have spoken and have identified Harry Robinson Buick GMC as the best GMC dealer to do business with in United States,” said DealerRater General Manager Jamie Oldershaw. “The quality and number of reviews for Harry Robinson Buick GMC speak volumes of the top-notch experiences they provide to customers.”… Read More Harry Robinson Buick GMC Wins 2021 DealerRater GMC Dealer of the Year Award

BTWednesday: Autocheck Reports

We now have a new website provider, so I wanted to be sure to let everyone know that we still provide an Autocheck report for every used vehicle on our lot. The screenshots below point out the button’s location on the new website, clickable on the search results page (top photo) & on the vehicle’s detail page.… Read More BTWednesday: Autocheck Reports

Celebrating an Icon in American History

Martin Luther King, Jr was an American hero who left us too soon. We’ve all heard echoes of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. And, most of us hope for a world where we can all be judged on our character’s content and not the color of our skin.… Read More Celebrating an Icon in American History

River Valley Business Owners…

6 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Credit

Banks use our credit scores to consider the risk they take by giving us a loan. This means having a better credit score will get you a better interest rate & which will save you even more money to build your credit.… Read More 6 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Credit

2021: Grit, Gratitude & a Will-do Spirit

I think it’s fair to say, 2020 seems to have been a year of struggle. The mental struggle of facing a quieter, less busy lifestyle was no small feat for those more extroverted among us. The emotional battle for those taking care of sick family members or who have lost loved ones. The pressure at… Read More 2021: Grit, Gratitude & a Will-do Spirit

Opportunity for River Valley Business Owners & Local Charities!

Opportunity for River Valley Business Owners & Local Charities!… Read More Opportunity for River Valley Business Owners & Local Charities!

2020 Pearly Awards

In recent years, we have started a tradition of doing Superlative Awards at our annual Christmas Party. Generally, it’s not an official awards ceremony, it’s more of a fun thing we do after the dinner and before the dancing. They’ve never had an “official” name & they’re always different each year. We have had to… Read More 2020 Pearly Awards

Sierra Full of Joy 7

We’re excited to kick off our 7th Annual Sierra Full of Joy on Sunday, December 1st!  Sierra Full of Joy is our annual donation drive to help local foster children. Each year we take up donations for THE Call of Crawford & Sebastian Counties. The state of Arkansas has nearly 5,000 children in foster care,… Read More Sierra Full of Joy 7

Five Steps You Can Take to Stay Safe When Driving

Five Steps You Can Take to Stay Safe When Driving   When we drive safely, everyone on the road wins. Not only do we protect ourselves and our passengers, but we also help others at the same time. If you don’t want to be labeled a high-risk driver, then you should do all you can… Read More Five Steps You Can Take to Stay Safe When Driving

How to Plan a Safe, Comfortable Road Trip for an Unforgettable Summer

How to Plan a Safe, Comfortable Road Trip for an Unforgettable Summer   Are you making plans for an epic road trip this summer? Exploring the open road by truck can make for an exciting vacation. Before you start packing those bags, though, you need to take care of a few essential tasks to keep… Read More How to Plan a Safe, Comfortable Road Trip for an Unforgettable Summer

Useful and Cool: Finding the Right Gift for the Car Lover on Your List

Useful and Cool: Finding the Right Gift for the Car Lover on Your List Car lovers are very picky about what goes into their vehicles, and it’s likely that they already have most of what they need and desire. That means Christmas gift shoppers have to be more diligent about doing their homework and learning… Read More Useful and Cool: Finding the Right Gift for the Car Lover on Your List

Sierra Full of Joy 6

We’re excited to kick off Sierra Full of Joy on Tuesday November 27th!  Sierra Full of Joy is our annual donation drive to help local foster children. Each year we take up donations for The Children’s Emergency Shelter & The CALL. Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter provides shelter & care, in a safe, structured home-like environment… Read More Sierra Full of Joy 6

Please Vote for Harry Robinson Buick GMC!

We are honored to be among the nominees for River Valley’s Best of the Best 2018! Not only did we receive nominations in Best Collision/Body Shop, Auto Service/Repair, Large Used Auto Dealer & New Car Auto Dealer, but also for Best Place to Work and Best Customer Service! What an unexpected recognition! We strive to… Read More Please Vote for Harry Robinson Buick GMC!

Auto news: 40 Under 40 Retail Honoree Amanda Mendenhall. Harry Robinson Buick GMC, Fort Smith Arkansas

Congratulations to our Service Manager, Amanda!! Amanda Mendenhall AGE: 37 POSITION: Service manager, Harry Robinson Buick-GMC, Fort Smith, Ark. ACHIEVEMENT: In the last year, more than tripled service department profit by more than doubling labor hours per ticket and by performing inspections intended to show customers worn parts on their vehicles Amanda Mendenhall’s recipe for… Read More Auto news: 40 Under 40 Retail Honoree Amanda Mendenhall. Harry Robinson Buick GMC, Fort Smith Arkansas

Best of Best Fort Smith 2018

  We would very much appreciate your nominations for this years Best of the Best. You guys have given us awards every year for the past few years, and it’s time for this year’s nominations. We would appreciate your noms in the following categories: 🚗Auto Service & Repair-Dealer 🚙Collision/Body Shop-Dealer 🚗New Auto Dealer 🚙Large Used… Read More Best of Best Fort Smith 2018

Buick Owners-Fort Smith, Arkansas

At Harry Robinson Buick GMC we don’t just sell Buicks, we own them! About 10 of us own Buicks & we are in Love with them. Buick offers the best ride on the road, elegant styling, great gas mileage and luxury!… Read More Buick Owners-Fort Smith, Arkansas

Cathy Nesbit – How Culture Creates Community | Terry Lancaster

Source: Cathy Nesbit – How Culture Creates Community | Terry Lancaster | Social Sales Speaker • Trainer • #1 Best Selling Author   Cathy Nesbit – How Culture Creates Community If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: “Sticking feathers up your butt doesn’t make you a chicken.” Social media is enormously… Read More Cathy Nesbit – How Culture Creates Community | Terry Lancaster

HRBG Women in Automotive

We are proud Women in Automotive ❤ We made a video encouraging women to join us working in the automotive industry. *it was rainy-hence the hair 😂 *its Arkansas, what can ya do 🤷‍♀️ Some of the great advantages of joining the automotive industry are its Fun, you get to work with cars 😍, you don’t need a… Read More HRBG Women in Automotive

Harry Robinson Buick GMC Wins Three 2018 DealerRater Awards

Harry Robinson Buick GMC Wins Three 2018 DealerRater Awards

Arkansas Buick Dealer of the Year Award
Arkansas GMC Dealer of the Year Award
Customer Satisfaction Award  … Read More Harry Robinson Buick GMC Wins Three 2018 DealerRater Awards

CBI Team Fort Smith, Meet Renee Durham

Source: CBI Team Fort Smith Rachel Todd  December 7, 2017   Community Influencer Renee Durham We are continuing our CBI Team Fort Smith-River Valley blog series on local Community Influencers. Meet Renee Durham, General Manager of Harry Robinson Buick GMC. Renee has been in the automotive industry since 1996. She has a bachelors degree from UALR and… Read More CBI Team Fort Smith, Meet Renee Durham

Harry Robinson, Time Dealer of the Year Nominee

DETROIT, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ally Financial today announced that 47 auto dealers nationwide have been selected as nominees for the 2018 TIME Dealer of the Year award, one of the most prestigious automotive industry honors, recognizing successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a deep and long-standing commitment to community service. “Only a small fraction of the… Read More Harry Robinson, Time Dealer of the Year Nominee

Sierra Full of Joy 5

We’re excited to kick off Sierra Full of Joy on Monday November 27th!  What is Sierra Full of Joy you ask? Well, I can tell you all about it! It is our annual donation drive to benefit local foster children. Each year we take up donations for The Children’s Emergency Shelter & The CALL.… Read More Sierra Full of Joy 5

Black Friday Giveaway

Everyone who has a Service Appointment, Buys a Vehicle, or has a Body Shop Appointment from Harry Robinson Buick GMC between NOV 15th -DEC 15th will be entered!… Read More Black Friday Giveaway

Harry Robinson Buick GMC Donates Yukon to Fort Smith School Resource Officer

Harry Robinson Buick GMC Donates Yukon to Fort Smith School Resource Officer Fort Smith, Arkansas: Friday, October 20, 2017, at 5:00 pm at Harry Robinson Buick GMC, 6000 S 36th Street, Fort Smith, AR Fort Smith Police Department received the donation of a 2015 GMC Yukon to Fort Smith Public School Resource Officer Travis Watkins.… Read More Harry Robinson Buick GMC Donates Yukon to Fort Smith School Resource Officer

Time Quality Dealer of the Year, Arkansas

    This is an exciting announcement! We just received news that Harry Robinson, Harry Robinson Buick GMC has been selected as Arkansas Dealer of the Year for 2018 by the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association (AADA). With this honor, Harry Robinson is Arkansas’ nominee for the prestigious Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award. Known to us… Read More Time Quality Dealer of the Year, Arkansas

SWTimes Best of the Best Voting

Thank you for nominating us for Best New Car Dealer, Auto Service & Repair, and Collision Center! Voting is this week. Aug 13th-20th! Here’s the link: swtimes.com/best You will be entered to win $250 when you vote in 25 categories. As a local company it means a lot that you nominated us & are voting.… Read More SWTimes Best of the Best Voting

Harry Robinson Sr. Obituary | Fort Smith AR

It’s with a sad heart I share the news of Harry’s father’s passing. He was a good, sweet, kind, giving, caring, Godly man. He will be dearly missed. Harry G. Robinson, Sr. 93, of Houston, Mississippi, died July 10, 2017 in Fort Smith. He was born February 7, 1924 in West Point, Mississippi to William… Read More Harry Robinson Sr. Obituary | Fort Smith AR

Women in Business discuss key aspects behind their leadership, drive and commitment to serving – Talk Business & Politics

Source: Women in Business discuss key aspects behind their leadership, drive and commitment to serving – Talk Business & Politics On behalf of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal staff, I am pleased to present to you the 2017 class of Women in Business honorees. If you want to feel inspired, I think you will enjoy… Read More Women in Business discuss key aspects behind their leadership, drive and commitment to serving – Talk Business & Politics

Thursday is Ladies’ Day

We’re introducing Ladies’ Day here at Harry Robinson Buick GMC. Ladies’ Day is every Thursday. Ladies who make a “Ladies Day” appointment will get $10 off an oil change & tire rotation. Here’s the link to make your appointment now: https://goo.gl/1LJFuB You can also give us a call at 479-646-8600, and be sure to mention Ladies… Read More Thursday is Ladies’ Day

All New & Exciting 2018 Buick Regals PT 2 Featuring the TourX

The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and Regal TourX will be arriving this fall. They each fill a gap in the market. A beautifully discreet hatchback and a wagon! 😍 Part 2 we explore the TourX, the perfect vehicle for the outdoor enthusiast! If you haven’t read about the exciting new 2018 Regal Sportback, read more here.… Read More All New & Exciting 2018 Buick Regals PT 2 Featuring the TourX

All New & Exciting 2018 Buick Regals PT 1 Featuring the Sportback

The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and Regal TourX will be arriving this fall. They each fill a gap in the market. A beautifully discreet hatchback & a wagon! 😍

First here’s a peek at the Buick Regal Sportback.… Read More All New & Exciting 2018 Buick Regals PT 1 Featuring the Sportback

Service Specials too good to not share!

Service Specials too good to not share! GM Certified Service Offers: ACDelco Advantage Wiper Blades Buy 1 Get 1 Free March 1-31 2017 Up to $100 Rebate on Select Tires March 1- April 30 2017 Tire Price Match All Local Vendors<–We Always do this! Anytime you find a local tire sale, just copy it, or… Read More Service Specials too good to not share!

Harry’s Heart to Heart Diaper Drive

Harry’s Heart to Heart diaper Drive kicks off today and goes through the month of March. Last year we collected 6595 diapers, 3152 wipes, $400 cash & a baby bed mattress! I have no doubt we can do even more this year. I’ve been advised that there’s a special need for diapers Size 4 &… Read More Harry’s Heart to Heart Diaper Drive

We Messed Up, We Missed Something, We Apologize, Here’s Why…

You may have heard that over the weekend, unfortunately,  we had a very upset potential customer. I’m not going to mention names or specifics outside of our mistake and what we did to fix it. As soon as us “nerd herd” (internet staff) people found out, we started working on finding the problem and the solution.… Read More We Messed Up, We Missed Something, We Apologize, Here’s Why…

Harry Robinson Wins Dealer Rater Award, 4th Consecutive Year

Harry Robinson Buick GMC Wins 2017 DealerRater Buick & GMC Dealer of the Year Award Award recognizes top U.S. and Canadian auto dealers who demonstrate excellent customer service as expressed by consumer reviews written on DealerRater Fort Smith, AR Harry Robinson Buick GMC has been awarded a 2017 DealerRater Dealer of the Year Award, which… Read More Harry Robinson Wins Dealer Rater Award, 4th Consecutive Year

Arkansas Body Shop Files Case for CarFax Reporting Issues…

An Arkansas Body Shop has filed a case with the Attorney General over Carfax reporting issues. Carfax has long used its advertising dollars to convince the consumer that car dealers are out to get you, and the way to combat us from taking advantage of you is the Carfax. The problem with this and the… Read More Arkansas Body Shop Files Case for CarFax Reporting Issues…

Harry Robinson Buick GMC VIP Employee of the Year Awards

At Harry Robinson Buick GMC we pick our employee of the year by having the nominees be the employees of the months for that year and having every employee (almost 100 now!) vote. We call our employees of the month/year VIP because it’s our individual responsibility to each other the be Valuable, Inspiring and Positive.… Read More Harry Robinson Buick GMC VIP Employee of the Year Awards

Celebrating an Awesome 2016 at HRBG

I hope you are off to a great 2017. We are so excited about what the new year has in store for us. We are over the moon excited about the year we had in 2016. Thank you to our amazing customers. We have the best customers and the most awesome coworkers, I’m partial to… Read More Celebrating an Awesome 2016 at HRBG

Arkansas foster care system ‘in a crisis’; steps taken to fix – Talk Business & Politics

Yesterday we kick off Sierra Full of Joy 4 & today there’s a story in TB&P about the foster care crisis we are facing here in Arkansas. *Sebastian County has more children in need of a foster home than any county in the state, according to DHS statistics. So, if you’re looking to bless someone… Read More Arkansas foster care system ‘in a crisis’; steps taken to fix – Talk Business & Politics

Sierra Full of Joy 4

Today we kick off our 4th annual Christmas donation drive for local foster children benefitting Children’s Emergency Shelter and The CALL of Crawford/ Sebastian county . Here are their 2016 Wish lists.   Follow these links for more information about the Children’s Emergency Shelter & The CALL. The River Valley is blessed to have awesome… Read More Sierra Full of Joy 4

We Support the Blue Wrap Up

I’m about a week late with this wrap up report. I apologize. I had no idea how far behind I was! You should have seen all the emails needing tending to. Just to remind you, We Support the Blue is a month of giving dreamed up by our (Harry Robinson Buick GMC) General Sales Manager… Read More We Support the Blue Wrap Up

How To Test Drive…You Need to Test Drive

This is a TBT. I was checking out my facebook memories, and this came up. I realized I’d never shared it here. There’s a lot of value in the article, but more importantly there’s a lot of value in test driving a car…here’s the memory. 🙂 I just read an article that stated people shouldn’t… Read More How To Test Drive…You Need to Test Drive

We Support the Blue Kickoff Event at Harry Robinson

This kickoff weekend was awesome! Thank you to everyone who came out. Don’t forget we are donating $100 for every vehicle sold in the month of October to the Fort Smith Police Dept & Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office for equipment, training and other resources. You can Support the Blue even if you’re not in the market for a… Read More We Support the Blue Kickoff Event at Harry Robinson

Harry Robinson Buick GMC donating to FSPD and SCSO – News – Times Record – Fort Smith, AR

Harry Robinson Buick GMC donating to FSPD and SCSO Monday Posted Sep 26, 2016 at 3:42 PM Share By John Lovett / Times Record / jlovett@swtimes.com   A community effort to raise funds and support for the Fort Smith Police Department and the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office is being spearheaded by Harry Robinson Buick GMC. The dealership at 6000 S.… Read More Harry Robinson Buick GMC donating to FSPD and SCSO – News – Times Record – Fort Smith, AR