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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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Did you know May is National Pet Month? Why not celebrate by taking your dog on a road trip this summer!

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To a dog, motoring isn’t just a way of getting from here to there; it’s also a thrill and an adventure. The mere jingle of car keys is enough to send most any dog into a whimpering, tail-wagging frenzy.

~ Jon Winokur

Instead of leaving your dog behind with a pet sitter, allow your dog the thrilling experience of a car ride. Before you hit the road, here are a few preparation tips to get you ready for the journey ahead.

We put together this handy Dog Travel Tips Inforgraphic to help get your prepared for the next time your take your dog on a road trip.

Dog Travel Tips Inforgaphic

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On Wednesday October 8th, the LaFontaine Family completed the paperwork that finalized the purchase of Gladwin Ford located in Gladwin, Michigan.

Now that all the I’s and T’s are dotted and crossed, I’m thrilled to introduce to you the all-new LaFontaine Ford of Gladwin!

LaFontaine Ford of Gladwin Michigan

With the addition of LaFontaine Ford of Gladwin to our family of dealerships, the LaFontaine Automotive Group now includes 20 franchises in 13 Michigan locations.

John Berghoefer, General Manager of LaFontaine Ford of Lansing will also take on the duties of overseeing the operations of LaFontaine Ford of Gladwin.

The two Ford dealerships plan on working closely together to ensure that the customers of both stores have access to the entire Ford lineup of cars, trucks and SUV’s.

Ryan LaFontaine spoke on behalf of the family and the entire team,

We have many long time customers and friends in northern Michigan. Finally having a facility and staff there will make an already great business even better for our customers. We are looking forward to growing in this market with a full line-up of great Ford products and a wide variety of pre-owned vehicles.

The Family deal is about being there for our customers throughout their ownership journey. It’s not just about selling a vehicle, it’s about enhancing the overall experience from sales to service to parts.

We’re looking forward to showing our dedication to the customer and our commitment to this community. This is a proud time for us and couldn’t be happier to have a new home in Gladwin.

To show our support of the community right from the start, LaFontaine Ford of Gladwin is proud to be official sponsor of the Gladwin High School Flying G’s.

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Four years ago a tradition was started at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC with an event that we now call the LaFontaine Family Fun Fest.

Local residents and the families of our employees were invited in to the dealership to enjoy a safe and fun alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating.

Each year since, the Fun Fest has been an event that we all look forward to.

LaFontaine Family Fun Fest

Because it has always been such an enjoyable event for kids and adults alike, it made sense to hold a Fun Fest at more of our locations.

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With 2013 quickly coming to a close, many people are getting ready to make a New Year’s resolution that will undoubtedly drop from their memory like the 2014 ball in Times Square.

Fact: A staggering 88% of people who make a resolution this year will ultimately fail, and I don’t want that to happen to you (or me!).

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That’s why I came up with this quick guide of helpful tips – so you’ll be able keep that promise to yourself, to others, and to your waistline.

Without further ado, here are 3 Ways To Make a New Year’s Resolution and Keep It:

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On behalf of the LaFontaine Automotive Group, I’m happy to welcome you to the all-new Family Deal Blog!

Although FamilyDealBlog.com has been online for a few years, we’re relaunching it today with a new emphasis on providing a top notch user experience for our audience.

From the content we publish to the format we present it in, our hope is that you’ll be engaged, entertained & educated with each new blog post.

Welcome to the Family Deal Blog

Kick back, relax and enjoy our content on the FamilyDealBlog.com

When you visit the all-new Family Deal Blog, you’ll get a regular dose of fresh, original content. You can expect our blog posts to focus on:

  • Tips, Tricks & How To’s that make your life easier.
  • Family & Safety oriented articles.
  • Community News & Events that keep you connected .
  • Manufacturer Related News that keep you engaged with your favorite brands.
  • Maintenance & Usability Tips for your vehicle.
  • The extraordinary things our team members do on a regular basis.
  • Plus any other tidbits we think you’ll find useful.

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