Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition Names Fitzgerald Auto Mall Dealer of the Year

October 18, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) - Fitzgerald Auto Malls has been awarded the "Auto Dealer of the Year" by the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) in recognition of its environmental practices and commitment to Electric Vehicles (EV).

Fitzgerald Auto Mall was the first automotive dealership group in North America to become ISO 14001 certified, the global standard for Environmental Management Systems. In addition to being a member of the Green Power Leadership Club with EPA, Fitzgerald installed a Solar Canopy at their Gaithersburg location that is over an acre. 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 85%, which is more than twice the national average for businesses."We are honored to be recognized by the Coalition for our commitment to sustainability and supporting the community by reducing our environmental footprint. We thank our associates and customers for their support of our commitment to energy efficiency and achieving our recycling goals," said Jack Fitzgerald, Chairman of Fitzgerald Auto Malls.

About GWRCCC

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition is one of nearly 80 coalitions in the US that fosters economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems, and other fuel-saving technologies and practices. www.gwrccc.org

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 four 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 Mall Announces the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting of Fitzgerald Mazda Annapolis

July 20, 2021 (Annapolis M.D.) - Fitzgerald Auto Malls is proud to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Fitzgerald Mazda of Annapolis on Wednesday, July 21 at 11am (EST). Built in the 1960s as a traditional VW store, Fitzgerald purchased the Mazda dealership in 1999. After modifications as Fitzgerald Auto Mall with several brands, the Mazda showroom has now undergone a complete transformation to a state-of-the-art energy-efficient glass-enclosed showcase. Designed by architect Penney Design Group and general contractor Porter Construction, the Fitzgerald Mazda dealership adds more natural light to workspaces and an open floor concept to the showroom and offices.

"Our people are very excited to work in and welcome the community to our bright and expansive new showroom. For us, this new showroom is a testament to Fitzgerald's commitment to energy efficiency and employee wellbeing." said Jack Fitzgerald, founder of Fitzgerald Auto Malls. Expected attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony includes a citation from Senator Ben Cardin, State Senator Sarah Elfreth, Delegate Dana Jones, Delegate Shaneka Henson, and Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley. A lunch by locally renowned caterers Bayside Bull will follow the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Fitzgerald Auto Mall-Mazda Annapolis
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
11AM (EST)
1930 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

About Fitzgerald Auto Mall

Fitzgerald Auto Mall was founded in 1966 with a single dealership. Today, Fitzgerald represents more than 30 brands in locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Florida. The FitzWay brand of service is synonymous with no hassle, no haggle upfront pricing with a transparent process. Fitzgerald Auto Malls operates a Management System that is certified to ISO9001 for Quality and an Environmental Management System certified ISO14001. Transparency You Can Trust, That's the #FitzWay! www.FitzMall.com

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Fitzgerald Auto Mall Reactivates the Child Safety Program

Vaccinated & Certified Professionals Will Inspect Child Safety Seats for the Community

North Bethesda, MD- July 13, 2021. Fitzgerald Auto Mall is committed to educating the community about the importance of properly installed child safety seats to keep children safe on the road. Fitzgerald Auto Mall has championed the safe installation of Child Safety Seats since 1999. Having trained more than 100 technicians, Fitzgerald Buick GMC Rockville will reactivate their first in person community event since the beginning of the pandemic on Thursday, July 15.

Jack Fitzgerald, the founder of Fitzgerald Auto Malls, initiated the Fitzgerald Child Car Seat Inspection Program in 1999 after he learned about the dangers of improperly installed child safety seats. To date, Fitzgerald Auto Mall installed over 50,000 child safety seats since the beginning of the program in 1999. No other local volunteer program in the United States has ever achieved this many child safety seat inspections within a single program or initiative. In partnership with the Montgomery County Safe Kids Coalition, vaccinated and certified professional will inspect child safety seats and educate the community on proper installation techniques during this free event.

"We started this because my own people wanted to make sure children were safer in cars, including their own. I am so thankful for their efforts because I know they're making a difference every day." said Jack Fitzgerald. For over 20 years, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, and MD Police have been a shinning example of public-private partnership success. The local Montgomery County Police and Fire Rescue volunteers have been key partners in helping to organize and staff the events.

Studies show that properly installed child safety seats reduce fatal injuries by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers ages 1-4 and 45% for children 4-8. Statistics can improve by using the car seats correct and not "graduating" children to seat belts too early. The misuse of car seats remain a big problem and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children 3 to 14. Please join us on July 15 to educate families about how to properly install their child's car seat.

Fitzgerald Auto Mall-Buick GMC Truck
Thursday, July 15, 2021
10AM-12:30PM
5501 Nicholson Lane Rockville MD 20852
This is a free service-No appointments necessary

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. That's the #FitzWay!

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

June 17, 2021 (North Bethesda M.D.) Fitzgerald Auto Malls is proud to support Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) and the Education Foundation in honoring and recognizing Mr. Joseph Bostic, Jr. as the Teacher of the Year for Montgomery County. Bostic is a mathematics content specialist and an eighth-grade team leader at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School.

Bostic, described as a “fierce advocate” for students was named the Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year during a virtual ceremony in April. He will now be a candidate for state honors among the winners for each county. Other finalists were Patricia Richards, a science teacher at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, and Sara Kopf, a first-grade teacher at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School in Silver Spring.

Bostic, described as “hard working, relentless and creative,” recently developed an “action plan” that reduced student truancy at his school from 33% to 25%, according to MCPS. “We are always proud to recognize the best teachers in Montgomery County,” said Dottie Fitzgerald, of Fitzgerald Auto Malls. “Not only as a great teacher – but also a mentor and coach. I have found in my own experience that people with coaching skills are the most memorable leaders and make the biggest impact on our bottom line as an organization.”

MCPS highlighted how students, parents and colleagues refer to him as an “exceptional teacher, mentor, and positive role model.” He is a member of the school improvement team, dedicates his lunch hours to help high-needs students with math, spearheaded a college and resource fair, and tailors his classes to meet students’ learning styles and needs.

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. Mr. Bostic 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 this Friday June 18, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Hyundai showroom in Rockville, MD.

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 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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