Archive for the ‘Howdy Honda Events’ Category

When and Where To Trick or Treat for Halloween 2018 in the Austin Area

Friday, October 5th, 2018
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2018 Halloween Events and Trick or Treat Times Austin TX

Halloween is right around the corner and many Austin-area families are gearing up for spooktacular fall fun this year. Treat yourselves to some extra Halloween excitement with this guide to 2018 Halloween events and trick or treat times in Austin, TX that include the Howdy Honda Halloween events, Boo at the Zoo and more. Make this Halloween even more exciting and see how much candy you can fit in the 2019 Honda Pilot at Howdy Honda! (more…)

Howdy Honda Sponsors 2018 Sound & Cinema Series

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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2018 Austin Sound & Cinema Lineup

The Austin area offers many great events throughout the summers months. Howdy Honda will be sponsoring one of these events, the 2018 Sound & Cinema series of concerts and movies. The 2018 Austin Sound & Cinema lineup includes many great bands and films. (more…)

Howdy Honda Sponsors Country Music Live Concert Series

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Nutty Brown Country Concerts Summer 2018

The Country Music Live concert series will be returning to the Nutty Brown Amphitheater for the 2018 season. Howdy Honda will be one of the sponsors of this great concert series. The Nutty Brown country concerts for summer of 2018 will include an impressive lineup of artists. (more…)

Lone Star Jam Returns to Austin for 2018

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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Artists Performing at Lone Star Jam 2018

Lone Star Jam will be returning to Austin for 2018. Howdy Honda will be one of the sponsors for the 11th Annual Lone Star Jam. There will be an extensive lineup of artists performing at Lone Star Jam 2018 spread out over two days. (more…)

Howdy Honda Mentioned on Jerry Reynold’s Car Pro Show

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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Jerry Reynold’s CAR PRO Certified Honda Dealership in Austin TX

The Jerry Reynold’s CAR PRO Show offers automotive advice, news and car reviews every week. The CAR PRO show also serves as a way to recognize dealerships the provide the best in customer service experience. Howdy Honda is proud to be a Jerry Reynold’s CAR PRO certified Honda dealership in Austin TX, and recently received a shout out on the CAR PRO Show. (more…)

Howdy Honda reveals new Dell Children’s Hospital recovery room

Friday, April 28th, 2017
New Howdy Honda Dell Children’s Hospital Room

New Howdy Honda Dell Children’s Hospital Room

Howdy Honda has just revealed a newly re-designed recovery room at the Dell Children’s Hospital. The new Howdy Honda Dell Children’s Hospital room is designed as a post-chemo treatment area for patients. (more…)

Tote Bag Design Challenge Submissions

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

 

Totebag Design by Michelle A.

Tote Bag Design by Michelle A.

Tote Bag Design by Irene S.

Tote Bag Design by Irene S.

 

Tote Bag Design by Max M.

Tote Bag Design by Max M.

 

Tote Bag Design by Arcadius S.

Tote Bag Design by Arcadius S.

Thanks to those of you that participated in the second round of our Tote Bag Design Challenge!

Before we order a new batch of tote bags, we asked for your help in designing them. Howdy Honda Loyalty Program participants can choose their favorite design via email and the rest of our fans can choose via Facebook or Twitter.

The winner will receive the following:
– Full design credits on the bag.
– $200 Gift Card, $75 Restaurant Gift Card and a Howdy Honda Service Voucher

Be sure to become our fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you can vote!
– After the winner is selected, the final artwork selected must be submitted via email to avillegas@howdyhonda.com as a high resolution vector file, 7”tall by 12”wide.
– Howdy Honda will have exclusive rights to the chosen design to use on howdyhonda.com and any promotional materials. The artist may use the design in his personal portfolio, but may not use it for any commercial purposes.
– Make sure your entry information is active and valid as this is the only means of contacting you if you win.

Howdy Honda Tote Bag Design Contest!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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Back by popular demand! Your favorite Honda dealership in Austin is looking for your help with our second Design-a-Tote-Bag contest! We love our previous winner’s design by Nancy Keetch and it’s time to update our tote bags for 2016.

Before we order a new batch of tote bags, we want your help designing them. We know that Austin is full of creative individuals and our Howdy Honda community is no exception, which is why we fully trust your artistic abilities to help us out.

We are looking for a design that represents Austin and fits with the Howdy Honda brand. Be as original and amazing as you want, the only requirement we have is that you include our logo (we’ve made available below two versions of our logo) and our website address (www.howdyhonda.com), and that the design is not a picture.

This is how the contest will work:
Submit your design to avillegas@howdyhonda.com before midnight October 27th. After that, we will post an album/voting link on Facebook and/or Twitter with the submissions and our fans will vote on their favorite design. The artwork with the most votes will be the chosen tote bag design! The artist with the winning design must be able to send a final high resolution vector art version to avillegas@howdyhonda.com, 7”tall by 12”wide.

What is the prize for the winner?
– Full design credits on the bag.
– $200 Gift Card, $75 Restaurant Gift Card and a Howdy Honda Service Voucher

What should you include in your email?
– Your original design as a JPG or PNG, no greater than 2MB (save a copy!)
– Full name
– Phone number so we can reach you in case that you are the winner.
– Date of birth

Then, be sure to become our fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter so you can vote for your design and share it with friends!

Howdy Honda Logo Black

Howdy Honda Logo Blue

These JPG files downloadable. If you encounter any issue, please email Ashley at avillegas@howdyhonda.com

Here are the other guidelines and rules: (PLEASE READ)

– The design must incorporate our logo and howdyhonda.com. No pictures will be allowed. You should use programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to construct your design.
– The Howdy Honda logo can be the original blue, white, black or gray.
– The first artwork can be submitted as a JPG or PNG via email to avillegas@howdyhonda.com before midnight October 27, 2015.
– The final artwork selected must be submitted via email to avillegas@howdyhonda.com as a high resolution vector file, 7”tall by 12”wide.
– There is no limit as to how many designs you can submit and you can promote your work as much as you want.
– There is no fee to enter the contest.
– The artwork has to be original in concept, design and execution and can not be in violation of any U.S. copyright laws.
– All entries must meet the specified criteria.
– Entries that meet the requirements, will be put to public voting on Howdy Honda’s Facebook page/voting link. Voting deadline to be determined.
– Howdy Honda will have exclusive rights to the chosen design to use on howdyhonda.com and any promotional materials. The artist may use the design in his personal portfolio, but may not use it for any commercial purposes.
– Howdy Honda reserves the right to disqualify any entry at their sole discretion.
– Make sure your entry information is active and valid as this is the only means of contacting you if you win.

 

2015 Howdy Honda Picnic and Grilling Cookbook

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Congratulations to Adam R. for winning first place in our 2015 Summer Cook Book Contest! We reached out to customers in our Loyalty Rewards Program to help create the content for this Summer’s book. Some recipes include awesome Honda owner stories. Download a copy HERE.

Cookbook Contest Winner Adam R.

Cookbook Contest Winner Adam R.

 

Howdy Honda: Passion for Environment and Customer Service

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

As a larger Austin business, Howdy Honda had already implemented the city’s universal recycling ordinance. But, after personal experience with environmental initiatives at home, General Manager Cliff Collier wanted to go further. He’d added 21 solar panels to his 2,600 square-foot home about three years ago; since then, his energy bills have dropped significantly, and he gets credits in the winter.

“I saw the results at home and wanted to do it here,” he says. “The cost savings makes it easy, but it’s also the right thing to do – we have to take care of this planet.”

Since then, the dealership has made significant environmental modifications that have resulted in big changes – and much less of an environmental impact. Of course, seeing is believing — and this aerial video says it all.

Collier and Howdy Honda have worked with Circular Energy on a complete environmental overhaul over the last three years, including installing the 706 rooftop solar panels you see in the video, as well as replacing all exterior mercury vapor lights with LED alternatives, and all incandescent interior lighting with fluorescents.

Those efforts recently earned the dealership a Gold Award as part of Honda’s national Environmental Leadership initiative. Launched in 2012, the core of the voluntary dealer program includes a 10 percent reduction in energy use, water conservation, and recycling.

Honda has been working to reduce the environmental impact of its products, manufacturing and logistics operations, and facilities in North America over the last 30 years, so expanding its environmental initiatives to dealers was a logical next step.

As independent businesses, each Honda dealer is responsible for developing strategies to reduce their environmental impact – and Collier and team took that to heart. While the award wasn’t Collier’s goal, he’s proud of the recognition.

“Qualifying is a level of accomplishment – it exhibits the fact that we’re doing something positive for the environment,” says Collier. “Now, our goal is to add motion-initiated light switches and other modifications and get to the Platinum level.”

A better customer experience

Collier and the team at Howdy Honda were also recently honored with the 2014 Honda President’s Award. The award is a reflection of the entire dealership scorecard – buying, selling, service, and parts – and the dealership was the only Honda store in the Austin market area to receive it.

“It’s about the total dealership experience – no matter what the need – and we’ve been able to fill it at a level of quality that’s tops in the industry,” says Collier, who has been general manager of Howdy Honda for the last 26 years. “In this business, success is about working hard and treating people well. When people come to Howdy Honda, they’ll be treated better than anywhere.”