YPF Corporate Member Highlight – Holiday Automotive
YPF introduced a new corporate membership program to area businesses in 2015. We would like to highlight some of our corporate members and catch up with them on the benefits that YPF provides to their employees and company, along with some advice they would like to share with young professionals. We are excited to highlight Holiday Automotive!
Holiday Automotive understands that getting a car can be one of life’s pivotal moments, and because of this they have built their dealerships around their customers and catering to the customer’s every need. Holiday Automotive has everything you are looking for from the Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Ford and Mazda brands, as well as their Budget Center.
When asked why Holiday Automotive became a YPF Corporate Member, Joe Truesdale, Digital Marketing Coordinator, said, “It’s important to Holiday Automotive and our leadership that our team’s young professionals have opportunities for growth and development. With a YPF corporate membership, there’s no longer a barrier to entry for our YP’s to get involved. Whether that’s attending professional development workshops or simply networking throughout the community.”
Joe went on to say that young professionals are an integral part of their organization: “As an organization that refuses to stand still, Holiday Automotive is always working towards moving forward. Without young professionals on our campus, we wouldn’t be moving forward, we’d be standing still. And, of course, the old adage, ‘If you’re standing still you’re moving backward’ definitely holds true. Bringing in fresh perspective, energy towards change and growth, as well as diversifying our guest portfolio are all major impacts young professionals have on our organization.”
Holiday Automotive has seen many benefits from their corporate membership with YPF already: “At Holiday Automotive, we enjoy taking advantage of the great programming that’s brought right into our neighborhood. A lot of the automotive conferences and workshops take place in Milwaukee, Chicago or even further. Because of this, it’s nice to have further development opportunities without travel expenses, or even admission expenses most of the time! We also love to host YPF events on our campus to help give back and provide a nice, clean facility for presentations, CEO sit-downs or even just committee and board meetings.”
What advice does Joe and his team from Holiday Automotive have for Young Professionals? “In anything that you do, we encourage all young professionals to work on their communication skills. Whether you’re in sales, accounting, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, or any number of industries; communication is a skill that crosses into all fields. Take classes, practice, volunteer, engage with groups. Learn effective communication, employ it all that you do, and we expect you’ll see great success.”