Heiser Chevrolet Honored as “Business of the Year”
Recognized as an outstanding leader in the community
West Allis, WI, April, 2015- Heiser Chevrolet was honored by the West Allis West Milwaukee (WAWM) Chamber of Commerce last week as the “Business of the Year” for 2014. The award was accepted by General Manager, Brian Crandall, at the Annual Award Reception. It recognizes the important ways local business adds to the lives of citizens in the community.
Nominations for Business of the Year are considered across a number of criteria, including longevity, growth in employment and contributions toward community-oriented projects. Heiser Chevrolet was nominated by Shelly Strasser of the WAWM Recreation Department specifically for partnering with the department in the Chevy Youth Baseball Program. Heiser’s involvement helped purchase equipment for youngsters who could not afford to play the sport otherwise.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition from the Chamber,” said Mary Ann Scaffidi, one of the family owners of Heiser Automotive Group. “Heiser Chevrolet is really focused on making West Allis a better place to live, play…and work. We appreciate the opportunities the community gives us to contribute in the way we do.”
According to Brian Crandall, who grew up in West Allis, the award underscores Heiser’s ‘Anything’s Possible’ attitude. “Obviously we’re invested in West Allis, with the building, the number of employees and the amount of time we spend here. But, participating in the efforts the Chamber supports has really been that something extra we do. I particularly appreciate bringing the Chevy Youth Baseball Program to our young people, as I benefitted and love the sport of baseball myself”, he said. Crandall personally established a scholarship through the WAWM Old Timers’ Baseball Association for high school athletes in the district.
Heiser Chevrolet has shown support of the 4th of July parade. Each year they partner with the city’s Celebrations Committee to provide the convertibles for dignitaries and celebrities. Employees from the dealership also volunteer to help to make the parade the best it can be. “It’s a great example of the baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet theme line”, said Crandall.