Fitzgerald Auto Mall Celebrates Earth Day!

In Celebration of Earth Day, Fitzgerald Auto Mall Reaffirms its Commitment to Recycling & Renewable Energy

April 8, 2021 (Gaithersburg, MD) – This years' Earth Day theme is, "Restore Our Earth", which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking to restore the world's ecosystems. In celebration of Earth Day, Fitzgerald Auto Mall is committed to establish and maintain an Environmental Management System (EMS) that goes beyond simply meeting environmental laws and regulations, but extends to everyday practices and business decisions. Fitzgerald's 2020 energy offset report from their Solar Canopy reaffirms its continued commitment to eco-friendly practices.

After one year of full operation, the Solar Canopy offset 82% of their power consumption. In addition, for the fifth year in a row, Fitzgerald Auto Mall's solid waste recycling percentage increased, reaching to 85%, which is more than twice the national average for businesses.

The Fitzgerald Solar Canopy, installed in May 2019, has 2,435 panels covering approximately 45,168 square feet. The acre sized Solar Canopy is the largest of any car dealer in the DMV and is believed to be the largest Solar Canopy East of the Mississippi. In 2020, 82% of Fitzgerald Auto Mall’s operating energy was offset by the Solar Panel with monthly electric bills decreasing by 66% and with a total savings of $240,449 since the installation.

Fitzgerald Auto Mall was the first automotive dealership group in North America to become ISO 14001 certified, the global standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). They were also the first dealership group to become an EPA Green Power Partner Member of the EPA Green Power Leadership Club and a long-standing member of the Clean Energy Partnership in Maryland. “Fitzgerald is committed to sustainability and supporting the community by reducing its environmental footprint. Increasing investments in clean energy also makes perfect business sense,” said Jack Fitzgerald, Chairman. All Fitzgerald dealerships are fueled by renewable energy sources, such as Wind and Solar.

To learn more about Fitzgerald’s commitment to the environment, please visit www.FitzMall.com

About Fitzgerald Auto Mall

In 1966, Jack Fitzgerald founded Fitzgerald's Colonial Dodge in North Bethesda, Maryland. From the beginning, the guiding principle of this new dealership was to provide exceptional value in the most comfortable, customer friendly sales and service environment possible. Today, Fitzgerald Auto Malls represents over twenty brands at Auto Mall locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida, where that same guiding principle continues. Transparency You Can Trust, That's the #FitzWay! www.FitzMall.com

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Fitzgerald AutoMall Offsets 82% of Energy with Solar Array

March 17, 2021 (Gaithersburg, MD) – Fitzgerald Auto Mall continues its commitment to eco-friendly practices with their 2020 energy offset report from their Solar Canopy. After one year of full operation, the Solar Canopy offset 82% of their power consumption. In addition, for the fifth year in a row, Fitzgerald Auto Mall's solid waste recycling percentage increased, reaching to 85%, which is more than twice the national average for businesses.

The Fitzgerald Solar Canopy, installed in May 2019, has 2,435 panels covering approximately 45,168 square feet. The acre sized Solar Canopy is the largest of any car dealer in the DMV and is believed to be the largest Solar Canopy East of the Mississippi. In 2020, 82% of Fitzgerald Auto Mall’s operating energy was offset by the Solar Panel with monthly electric bills decreasing by 66% and with a total savings of $240,449 since the installation.

Fitzgerald Auto Mall was the first automotive dealership group in North America to become ISO 14001 certified, the global standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). They were also the first dealership group to become an EPA Green Power Partner Member of the EPA Green Power Leadership Club and a long-standing member of the Clean Energy Partnership in Maryland. “Fitzgerald is committed to sustainability and supporting the community by reducing its environmental footprint. Increasing investments in clean energy also makes perfect business sense,” said Jack Fitzgerald, Chairman. All Fitzgerald dealerships are fueled by renewable energy sources, such as Wind and Solar.

To learn more about Fitzgerald’s commitment to the environment, please visit www.FitzMall.com

About Fitzgerald Auto Mall

In 1966, Jack Fitzgerald founded Fitzgerald's Colonial Dodge in North Bethesda, Maryland. From the beginning, the guiding principle of this new dealership was to provide exceptional value in the most comfortable, customer friendly sales and service environment possible. Today, Fitzgerald Auto Malls represents over twenty brands at Auto Mall locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida, where that same guiding principle continues. Transparency You Can Trust, That's the #FitzWay! www.FitzMall.com

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FITZGERALD AUTO MALL HONORS MONTGOMERY COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR WITH A HYUNDAI SONATA

January 21, 2021 (North Bethesda M.D.) Fitzgerald Hyundai Rockville joins Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) in honoring and recognizing Ms. Inge Chichester as the Teacher of the Year. Chichester is the World Studies content specialist at Sligo Middle School and a 19-year veteran of MCPS, who will now go on to compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Chichester was one of three finalists for Teacher of the Year, selected by The Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, along with Annie Moore, kindergarten teacher at Farmland Elementary School, and Rodney Van Tassell, social studies resource teacher at Winston Churchill High School “We are always proud to recognize the best teachers in Montgomery County,” said Dottie Fitzgerald, of Fitzgerald Auto Malls. “They create the foundation for students who become our future customers and associates. And Ms. Chichester brings out the best in her students, we need more of her positive enthusiasm!”

MCPS highlighted how students, parents and colleagues refer to her as a superstar and during her nomination it was noted that “Chichester expects greatness from her students and is a fierce advocate for them. She supports them and holds them accountable. She listens to them and has a special ability to make them see and believe in their own growth and capabilities.”

For more than twenty years Fitzgerald Auto Mall has been part of recognizing the MCPS Teacher of the Year. All of the Teacher of the Year finalists received $2,000 from the Greenblatt Educational Fund. Ms. Chichester will also receive a cash prize from the MCPS Educational Foundation and the complementary lease and use of a new Hyundai Sonata from Fitzgerald Auto Malls.

About Fitzgerald Auto Mall

In 1966, Jack Fitzgerald founded Fitzgerald's Colonial Dodge in North Bethesda, Maryland. From the beginning, the guiding principle of this new dealership was to provide exceptional value in the most comfortable, customer friendly sales and service environment possible. Today, Fitzgerald Auto Malls represents over twenty brands at Auto Mall locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida, where that same guiding principal continues. Transparency You Can Trust, That's the #FitzWay! www.FitzMall.com

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FITZGERALD AUTO MALLS DONATES TO THE YELLOW RIBBON FUND INCELEBRATION OF NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

May 8, 2020 (North Bethesda M.D.) As we celebrate the National Military Appreciation Month this May,Fitzgerald Auto Malls (“Fitzgerald”) has announced its commitment to supporting military personnel and theirfamilies by making a donation to the Yellow Ribbon Fund for every new Toyota purchased at Fitzgerald ToyotaGaithersburg during this month. The Yellow Ribbon Fund ensures that every donation received goes towardssupporting and assisting the service men and women responsible for protecting our Nation.

Fitzgerald has been a longtime partner of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which supports returning service men andwomen and the behind the scenes heroes and their caregivers. “When we started by just providing rental cars forfamilies who were here with their loved ones at Walter Reed and Navy Medical, we had no idea what an impactthis would have. We think supporting America’s heroes, especially during this extraordinary time, is just the rightthing to do” said Jack Fitzgerald, Chairman of Fitzgerald Auto Malls.

Yellow Ribbon Fund (“YRF”) proudly serves, protects, and assists our military families from hospital tohometown. The Fund is seeking donations to provide the vital resources our military families need to survive.Weakened immune systems, PTSD, mobility issues, TBI’S, and wounds sustained from combat impact ourveterans each day. The YRF gathers support to remind our veterans they are not alone in their time of need. Fitzgerald Auto Malls’ donations support two key programs, The Housing & Transportation-The CrossroadsProgram and the Caregiver & Family Support-Keystone Activities. The Housing & Transportation-TheCrossroads Program provides housing and transportation needs that are individualized to each family; and theCaregiver & Family Support-Keystone Activities provides support to all members including wellness, life skills,peer support, education and respite programs and events.

Please watch the YRF video to learn about the impact of the programs please click here.

About Fitzgerald Auto Mall

In 1966, Jack Fitzgerald founded Fitzgerald's Colonial Dodge in North Bethesda, Maryland. From the beginning,the guiding principle of this new dealership was to provide exceptional value in the most comfortable, customerfriendly sales and service environment possible. Today, Fitzgerald Auto Malls represents over twenty brands atAuto Mall locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida, where that same guiding principal continues. That'sthe #FitzWay! www.FitzMall.com

About The Yellow Ribbon Fund

The Yellow Ribbon Fund is a veteran service organization, 501(c)3 providing housing, transportation, andcaregiver & family support to severely wounded, ill and injured post-9/11 servicemembers from every branch of the United States military following unexpected medical crises. www.yellowribbonfund.org

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FITZGERALD AUTO MALLS CANCELS CHILD SAFETY EVENT

FITZGERALD AUTO MALLS CANCELS CHILD SAFETY EVENT

At the Request of Kids in Safety Seats MD Dept. of Health the Event is Cancelled

NORTH BETHESDA, MD – March 17, 2020 At the request of the Maryland Department of Health, Kids In Safety Seat program Fitzgerald Auto Mall has CANCELLED our March 19, 2020 Child Safety Seat Event.

Fitzgerald Auto Mall is known for their community service and their Child Safety Seat Events that have inspected more than 50,000th child safety seat since the beginning of their program in 1999. Fitzgerald has hosted a monthly Child Seat Inspection program at Fitzgerald Buick GMC Truck on Nicholson lane in Rockville, MD.

The Maryland Department of Health has reminded Fitzgerald that people are supposed to be distancing themselves. Child Passenger Safety Advocates have been asked to assist the public in a responsible manner by requesting caregivers use their owner's manuals, and referring to YouTube channels for companies like Graco and Britax and referring caregivers with Goodbaby/Evenflo products to their own customer service video chat service.

When monthly events are rescheduled, they will be held at the Buick GMC Dealership on Nicholson Lane, on the third Thursday of every month. Visit www.FitzMall.com for details or to make an appointment.

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