Thursday, December 31, 2009

Win a 50" or bigger Flat Screen TV!

Publish Post

Choose The Wow Woody's Superbowl Vehicle and you could be Eligible for a drawing to win a 50" or bigger Flat Screen TV! Here's what you need to do to qualify for the drawing to be held February 1, 2010:

EASY AS 1-2-3 1. Go to and select your favorite vehicle. (You may post up to 5 vehicles per week up until 1/31/2010). 2. Select "Share This Vehicle" & Post To Your Facebook Page. 3. Join our Facebook Fanpage & submit the entry form found at! Easy as 1-2-3!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas and happy new year

Just want to dedicate my blog to such a wonderful season. Just like a new birth this is truly a time of the year when we can have a new beginning. Of course the birth I am thinking about is the birth of Jesus. It wasn't just his birth that gives us the chance for a new beginning, it was his willingness and obedience to die for us that brings us this opportunity. For that, we should be thankful. The forgiveness purchased on the cross brings us the opportunity to start a new beginning.

Likewise, a new year gives us the chance to start over and make better decisions. Just like when we go to bed overwhelmed and wake up the next day feeling like we can deal with lifes challenges, so we can have the hope of a new start with a new year. A start that allows for us to have the hope of change and the ability to cope with life in a better way.

So get out there and use both of these events to start over and start making some great decisions each day that lead to a better tomorrow.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays It's Time For Woody's Wow Wednesday Give-A-Way!

Since it's Christmas we're making it easy this week, just be the first two to respond to Woody's Blog at and you will win of a free oil change or cool Jeep Hat!! Have a wonderful Christmas Holiday, Sonja

Friday, December 18, 2009

RSVP Joy toys,

Wow, RSVP Joy Toys reached 760 children this year. Way to go volunteers and donors of this awesome program.

My family is coming in early this year to celebrate Christmas. I am planning on having a great time with my family. I suspect that many others will be celebrating Christmas early this weekend. Hope you all have a great celebration!

Please find the new Woodys automotive group on facebook. We are having a mascot contest. Send in your pics of your dog. The winning dog will be named WAG after Woodys Automotive Group.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

chillicothe school board

It is nice to see quality people like Robin Westphal and Robbie Skipper filing for our school board. We have always had a great school board because of lots of participation.

The various choir and band performances that take place this time of year have been great. Great job music staff for traning our children well.

Congratulations to Tyler Griesbach who is graduating from Northwest Missouri State University. Tyler is the son of Sonja and Jim Griesbach. Sonja is a huge asset to the all New Woodys Automotive Group.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's Woody's Wow Wednesday! Win A Cool Jeep Hat or Oil Change!!!

Hope your all enjoying your day, Here is an easy way to win a free hat (we will mail to you)or an Oil Change at Woody's! Just go to and find the stock number, make and model of one of our vehicles that has Navigation!! The first person to post the stock number, make and model of a vehicle with Navigation to our blog at will Win!! Good luck! Sonja

Monday, December 14, 2009


Wow what a busy day today! The New Woody's Philosopy is really catching on and we haven't really started an ad campaign to let people know yet. Between this weekend and today, we had more customers than our sales advisors could handle. What a great problem.

To better understand our new sales philosophy, please go to I think you'll see why so many are coming from out of town and way out of town to deal with Woody's.

We still have our National WAG dog mascot contest going on. You can find information about how to enter your dog on

Brent Kline

Friday, December 11, 2009

R. Wayne Cunningham, Brett Grozinger, White Christmas

Congrats to Wayne Cunningham on winning the Distinguished Service Award! Congrats also to the stalwart Brett Grozinger who is playing football for the Bearcats and who I believe will win the Div II national football championship. Way to play Brett!

WOW, the play "White Christmas" performed by the CHS drama department was awesome. Awesome directing Lisa Rule...and awesome job CHS players!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Woodys mission statement, Eva Danner, Tour of Missouri, Operation Help, RSVP Joy Toys

I just completed the Mission Statement of The new Woody's Autmotive Group in Chillicothe and I would like to share it with everyone.

Mission Statement:

To do right and two recognize and acknowledge through our actions that our customer is the most important person in our business; not dependent on us, rather we are dependent upon them; not an interruption of our work, rather they are the purpose of it; doing us a favor by letting us serve them; a part of our business; not a cold statistic…they are flesh and blood human beings with feelings and emotions; not someone to argue with or match wits with; and we shall do our best to treat them according to our beliefs by doing right ever day of every month and in every decision we make.

I mentioned a congrats to Eva Danner on her recent honor. She is a wonderful woman. The above statement came from many conversations I had with her late husband and my coach Daryl Danner. The first day I met him as a teacher, he said he had one simple rule and that was to "Do Right". It was through these conversations that many of my values were formed. In fact, he asked me to Calvary Baptist church, during a revival my Freshman year of High School and I was changed forever. I feel very blessed to have been a part of his life and he mine.

The Tour of Missouri press conference to honor Chillicothe has been postponed until next Wednesday the 16th in the Chillicothe Council Chambers.

Operation help is still selling raffle tickets.

RSVP Joy Toys is still collecting toys and bicycles for young people. Friday is the deadline for them to be able to distribute for Christmas.


Woody's Wow Wednesday Give-a-way!

Ok, Here is the Woody's Trivia Question (the answer can be found on our Woody's Wow Page at
Here is the question:

Who taught us how to do business?

a. Grandma
b. Grandpa
c. Aunt Shirley
d. Uncle Woody

Who ever answers this trivia question FIRST correctly by responding to this post on our blog at will win either 1. Free Oil Change 2. Free Jeep Camouflage Hat! Remember you must be the first person to respond to this blog to qualify to win one of our two prizes:)

We will notify the winner via Facebook:) Goodluck! Sonja

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Eva Danner, Tour of Missouri, Operation Help, Woodys Automotive Group National Mascot Search

I haven't posted for a few days and have a lot to mention. I will give more information and mention more detailed thoughts in later posts.

Congratulations Eva Danner! I remember the night at the YMCA when Eva asked my wife Jill an I to help her campaign to win the position of county commissioner. We did help a bit, she won, and has made an exceptionally great commissioner. NOW, she has been elected as the president of the Missouri Association of Counties. WOW! Great job Eva Danner.

I am very excited concerning the Tour Of Missouri press conference taking place tomorrow in Chillicothe. This conference is to announce Chillicothe as the winner of the Farm Bureau spirit award for the Tour of Missouri. I had the wonderful opportunit to work with a wonderful, hard working group of people who set out to not only get the Tour of Missouri in Chillicothe, but to win the spirit award. Through plenty of determination and hard work and cooperation and spirit from the citizens of Chillicothe... we did it. Congratulations Chillicothe!

Operation Help has been very very instrumental in assisting those in need over the years and especially this year. Ken Lauhoff came in to see me about a raffle for a 500.00 shopping spree to raise money for operation help. Lets all get behind this great ministry for the Chillicothe area! You can buy tickets by calling Ken Lauhoff at Lauhoff Jewelry, 660 646 3504 or Polly Applebury at Woody's Automotive Group at 660 646 3455 extension 26. Others are selling raffle tickets as well. You could win a 500.00 shoppins spree donated by Lauhoff Jewelry! Thanks Lauhoff's and operation help for all you do!

Lastly, the National Search for the New Woody's Automotive Group is going very well. There are some really cute dogs out there. You may submit a photo or video to:
WAG Mascot Search
310 South Washington
Chillicothe, MO 64601
or email at
With a brief letter about your dog, special qualities and why he/she deserves to wear the honorable WAG collar! The winner‘s photo/videos will be included in all Local, National Advertising for Woody’s Automotive Group for the next year.
Deadline for all entries is 1/1/10.

Thanks for listening!
Brent Kline

Friday, December 4, 2009

joy toys

RSVP Joy toys which operates out of the senior citizens building on Locust street in Chillicothe conducts a really awesome service year round. They collect bicycles trikes and toys and give them away to those who have need. I heard KCHI say this morning that they are still in need of toys. If you have a spare bicycle or toys or just want to make a donation to help with the repairing of the toys and bicycles, I would highly recommend everyone get behind this great cause.

Likewise, the county health center has a mitten tree project going on to get warm mittens and gloves in "the hands" of those who need them. Again, what a great cause.

When we go out of our way to do good for others it is like setting our lives aside to help others. Jesus taught is to do this and if fact paid the ultimate sacrifice of laying down his life for us...which is what Christmas is about. We can lay our lives down for other in small ways.

Thanks, Brent

Thursday, December 3, 2009

giving year round

It is a wonderful time of year when giving is in the forefront of peoples minds. Giving to either individuals or your community is a wonderful thing. Woody's has always been very involved in events going on in the community. Yes, The All New Woodys Automotive Group has a new logo, website and name, but community support has always been a strength of Woody's Dodge Jeep Chrysler and the NEW Woody's Automotive Group is committed to strengthening what we have always done well. We will be right here working with you to make our community and surrounding communities the best they can be!

We live in a great community and area.

Thank You for all you do


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

wow we're spreading like a wild fire!

Hello and hope you all are having a great day.

I am very happy to see that we have been on facebook for less than a day and already have more than 40 friends! WOW!

The national talent contest to pick WAG, the mascot for The New Woody's Automotive Group is well underway and very exciting. It will go viral so get your entries in quick!

Did you know: • Our prices are some of the lowest in the nation, so we don't have to be apologetic or concerned that you will find a better deal. In fact we'll be happy for you if you find a better deal. If you find something you feel is a great deal we'll even help you with the research and run a Carfax for you to confirm its history, safety and reliability! Wow!

This is fun! Have a great day.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Woody's Automotive Group Mascot Search

Woody’s Automotive Group in Chillicothe, MO is looking for a Mascot for the All New Woody’s Automotive Group! WAG as the dog will be known which happens to be an acronym for Woody’s Automotive Group, should Wow everyone he/she sees! Woody’s will start their search locally and spread the search nationally so they may reach all the potential dogs across the world! If you feel your dog embodies all of our Wow Philosophies as seen at including a loving, caring, compassionate view of the world and If you see the caring heart twinkle through the loving eyes of your doggie please submit a photo or video to:
WAG Mascot Search
310 South Washington
Chillicothe, MO 64601
or email at
With a brief letter about your dog, special qualities and why he/she deserves to wear the honorable WAG collar! The winner ‘s photo/videos will be included in all Local, National Advertising for Woody’s Automotive Group for the next year.
Deadline for all entries is 1/1/10.

A Customer Is

A customer is:
the most important person in the dealership.

Not dependent on us, but we are dependent on our customer.

Not an interruption of our work...rather, he or she is the purpose of it.

Doing us a favor by letting us serve them.

A part of our business.

Not a cold statistic...he or she is a flesh and blood human being with feelings and emotions.

Not someone to argue with or match wits with.

A person who brings us their wants, it is our job to handle them profitably.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Kelly & Angela Poling from Chillicothe, MO wrote:

"Very appreciative of the service we received at Woody's. Polly was wonderful to work with and the entire team at Woody's was invested in providing us with a car that met our guidelines."

WAG Mascot:)

Which dog should we use as our WAG Mascot?