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LaFontaine Automotive Group
248-887-4747
LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run
11661 S. Beyer Rd. Birch Run MI 48415

Birch Run, MI – April/13/2017LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the newest member of the Family Deal: LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run. The brand new, state-of-the-art dealership is located on 19 acres along I-75, between Shiawassee Harley Davidson and Birch Run Expo Center.

LaFontaine Ford Birch Run is very proud to be recognized as the Ford Motor Company’s only Gold LEED Certified dealership in the world. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program through the U.S. Green Building Council for buildings and communities that guides their design, construction, operations and maintenance toward sustainability. It’s based on prerequisites and credits that a project meets to achieve a certification level: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The LaFontaine Automotive Group has achieved LEED Certification in four storefronts: Gold Certified Cadillac Buick GMC of Highland, Gold Certified Ford of Birch Run, Silver Certified Volkswagen of Dearborn, and Silver Certified Chevrolet of Dexter. The LaFontaine family is proud to participate in this program and remains committed to ensuring their facilities are designed with a positive customer experience in mind, all while being extremely environmentally and resource efficient.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carlito Mojica
LaFontaine Automotive Group
248-887-4747

LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run
11661 N. Beyer Rd. Birch Run MI 48415

Birch Run, MI – December 4, 2016 – LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art Ford facility in Birch Run. The new facility, is located on 19 acres along I-75, between Shiawassee Harley Davidson and the Birch Run Expo Center.

LaFontaine Ford of Birch Run Exterior BuildingThe community has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the LaFontaine Ford Birch Run dealership. The 34,000 square foot building is aspiring to be a Silver or Gold rated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility, complimenting their existing Gold LEED Cadillac/Buick/GMC location in Highland, as well as their Silver LEED Chevrolet in Dexter and Volkswagen of Dearborn locations.

LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
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The LaFontaine Family opened their hearts to hundreds of children on October 18, 2016 at 9:00am at the ribbon cutting for the LaFontaine Learning Academy. We are so blessed to be able to show our support to the Whaley Children’s Center, a home for neglected children that have been taken from their parents for one of many different reasons. A safe place for the kids, the center offers security, love, and hope for the future. The LaFontaine Family is passionate about giving back, so much so that the mission statement for the Automotive Group includes “…building life long relationships that connect families and strengthen communities…”

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Ryan LaFontaine and Matt Langdon founder of The Hero Round TableWe are so proud to announce that Ryan LaFontaine will be speaking at The Hero Round Table conference on October 24th!

The #HeroRoundTable is an amazing event, held in 3 countries around the world, that hosts a variety of speakers who share inspirational words about the many ways in which we can all be heros. Brighton, MI is the only place in the whole United States where this conference takes place, and we are so proud to have Ryan as one of the speakers! We greatly encourage you to attend this conference. It could truly change your life…we know it will be changing ours!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/HeroRoundTable to learn more about The Hero Round Table, and heroroundtable.com/michigan to get your ticket for the event taking on Monday, October 24th.

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP – Jeff Bronkema, a 27-year-old mini-tour golfer, never gave up the lead in the final round and won the 99th Michigan Open Championship presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group at Prestwick Village Golf Club Thursday.

“It’s the biggest tournament I’ve ever won, the first four-day tournament I’ve ever won, and it’s one I’ve wanted to win for so long,” he said after a closing 2-under 70 put him at 12-under 276 for a three-shot win over 2007 champion Andy Ruthkoski of Muskegon and fellow mini-tour pro Eric Lilleboe of Okemos.

“It’s great to win a tournament you’ve always wanted to win against really good players, and it solidifies your thinking that you can make it playing professional golf.”

Bronkema’s name will go on the James D. Standish trophy, he received the first-place check of $8,000 from the purse of $54,500 and sponsoring LaFontaine presented him with a lease on a new Cadillac.

“I controlled my golf ball all week, rarely put it in bad spots, kept it below the hole and for some reason I just play great on the back nine here,” he said.

LaFontaine Cadillac Michigan Open Championship

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HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP – Jeff Bronkema of Wayland made five consecutive birdies on the back nine in a 6-under 66 at Prestwick Village Wednesday to take the lead heading into the final round of the 99th Michigan Open Championship presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group.

“I scraped it around the front and couldn’t get anything going and then something clicked and I hit it to six-feet on 13, inside three feet on 14 and 15, made a 40-footer downhill for birdie on 16 and about a 20-footer for birdie on 17,” said the 27-year-old Plainwell native and mini-tour professional who finished second to Jeff Cuzzort in last year’s Michigan Open.

“I’m excited to get going tomorrow and finish one spot higher.”

LaFontaine Cadillac Michigan Open ChampionshipBronkema’s 66 gave him a 10-under 206 total with amateur and 2013 champion Tom Werkmeister of Grand Rapids two shots back at 208 and standing second after a 69.

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Jeff Cuzzort golf actionHIGHLAND – Defending champion Jeff Cuzzort of Grosse Ile, and nine other former champions who account for 21 championships collectively, head the field of 156 golfers who will compete for the 99th Michigan Open Championship presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group Monday through Thursday http://familydealblog.com/99th-michigan-op…restwick-village/(June 13-16) at Prestwick Village.

Six-time champion Scott Hebert (1997, ’99, 2000, ’01, ’02, ’06) of Traverse City Country Club, five-time champion Randy Erskine of Lake Orion (1976, ’78, ’79, ’84, ’85), three-time champion Steve Brady of Oakland Hills Country Club (1991, ’92, ’96), two-time champion Bob Ackerman of Ackerman Golf in West Bloomfield (1975, 2003), 2013 champion Tom Werkmeister of Grand Rapids, 2012 champion Barrett Kelpin of Kalamazoo, 2011 champion Randy Hutchison of Traverse City, 2007 champion Andy Ruthkoski of Muskegon and 1989 champion Barry Redmond of Boyne Resorts join Cuzzort in the third consecutive Michigan Open hosted by Prestwick Village and presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group.

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LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the expansion of their family with the acquisition of the full-service LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram of Lansing. We welcome all Bill Snethkamp loyal customers to our Lansing location.

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The facility is located at 6131 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI 48911 on the corner of Miller and Pennsylvania directly off the I-96 expressway serving the Holt and Lansing areas.

The Lansing location will offer the best new inventory from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Jeep offers models like the popular Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Patriot, Renegade, Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee. Don’t forget to check out the newly reinvented 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

There’s also a large selection of inspected road-ready affordable pre-owned vehicles for your purchase. New and used financing is also available and an experienced finance representative is there to assist you on the best option for any credit level.

Don’t forget our Service and Parts area that is there to serve our community of loyal customers.

One unique benefit of shopping the LaFontaine CDJR of Lansing store is that we offer an experienced Cross Store Specialist that can assist you with the purchase of any new make and model available from any of our stores.

“We expect to be a presence in the community, not just a business in the community. Our New CDJR store is another opportunity for our organization to be a contributor to the Greater Lansing Ingham County Area” –Ryan LaFontaine CEO

Founded in 1980, the award winning and nationally recognized LaFontaine Automotive Group includes 23 franchises in 18 locations and employs over 1,000 Michigan residents.

The “LaFontaine Family Deal” offers customers more than the best price and service on a new or pre-owned vehicle, it incorporates the attitude and approach to business developed and nurtured by the LaFontaine family.

The LaFontaine Mission Statement

Build lifelong relationships that connect families, strengthen communities and personalize the automotive experience.

The Family Deal. It’s not just what you get, it’s how you feel.

On September 1, 2015 the LaFontaine Family was honored to join over 1,000 Huron Valley School Staff Members for the “We Are Huron Valley” kick-off to the 2015-16 school year.

Huron Valley Schools’ Superintendent Jim Baker welcomed back the assembled teachers, bus drivers, secretaries, custodians, paraprofessional and lunch supervisors.

Those who gathered at the Lakeland High School fieldhouse were excited to attend this event not only because of its high energy nature, but also because a few lucky teachers were going to be presented with some outstanding awards.

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August has arrived and that means it’s almost time for one of our favorite summer events, Milford Memories.

Each year during the second full weekend in August, the Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer committee proudly put on one of the best festivals to attend throughout the country.

7 Family Friendly Activities at  Milford Memories

Whether this is your first time coming to the annual summer festival or you haven’t missed a show since it’s inception in 1992, here are 7 family friendly activities you don’t want to miss at this year’s Milford Memories.

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