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Adventure Subaru is Raising The Bar When It Comes to Selling Cars and Giving Back to The Community Here in Northwest Arkansas

About the Show:

We spoke with the folks at Adventure Subaru in Fayetteville. Danielle Dotson, Marketing Manager, Kelley Carey, HR Manager, Brent Baker, GM, and Managing Partner. They gave us an inside view of the super successful dealership that has tapped into the outdoor enthusiast here in Northwest Arkansas. 

Adventure Subaru was the last piece of an automotive dealership collection owned by Don Nelms. Don is a bit of a legend in Northwest Arkansas, establishing the “Service in the Nelms tradition,” where Adventure Subaru carries this mantle by focusing on taking care of the customer first and always doing the right thing. 

This method is a refreshing approach to auto sales and service where you don’t feel “sold to” but rather taken care of.  

Brent shared his journey from Austin to partnering up with Don and why he is so excited about Northwest Arkansas and the future of car sales, new electronic vehicle models from Subaru, and why in 2022 Adventure Subaru won the Subaru Love Promise Retailer of the Year

Finally, we discussed Adventures Subaru’s mission to give back to the local community as much as possible. So it would be no surprise that Adventure Subaru has given back more than 3+ Million dollars to the Northwest Arkansas community for programs like Second Hand Smoke and Nate Walls, Single Parent Scholarship Fund, The Roots Festival, and so many more. It is one of the reasons why you see the Adventure Subaru name tied to so many great causes and events.  

While they do not sponsor this podcast, we encourage you to check them out if you need a new or used car.  Subarus have one of the highest reliability factors in the auto industry, and most models are ideally suited for the topography here in the Ozarks.  

If you visit, please tell them the good folks at the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast sent you.

All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.

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