Zimbrick Fish Hatchery Road Community Involvement
Why we give:
Zimbrick Fish Hatchery Road is a local, family owned business. When John Zimbrick purchased the Buick franchise in 1965, he understood that it was important to give back to the community. This support was done not only with money, but with personal time from our employees, what Mr. Zimbrick called “civic rent”. 50 years later, we continue give back to the community in which we live and work.
Zimbrick is proud to be one of the top ten contributors to the United Way of Dane County. This list includes businesses with large employee bases like American Family Insurance, EPIC.
This year the United Way of Dane County campaign raised more than ever before. But the support of United Way goes beyond dollars and includes a significant investment of time. In 2014, 94 Zimbrick Employees participated in United Way’s Days of Caring. Zimbrick employees gave an estimated 375 hours back to the community over 3 days.
Our United Way campaign also includes some “fun” raising, including a softball tournament, a golf outing, Texas Holder tournament where all monies raised go to the cause. In 2012, we were given a United Way Innovation award for our annual campaign in recognition of our high levels of employee involvement and creativity.
Adopt a Highway
Zimbrick at Fish Hatchery Road helps keep a section of Verona Road beautiful. At least three times per year, employees volunteer to clean up the section of highway adopted by Zimbrick Honda, Buick, GMC and Infiniti.
First Aid & CPR Training is offered to Zimbrick employees annually. Not only do these employees help keep our employees and customers safer in the case of an emergency, but they also take their skills with them into the community.
Zimbrick Supports it’s Employee’s Community Involvement
Stuffed Animal Drive – Each December, Sonja Henricksen’s Fish Hatchery Road office is overflowing with stuffed animals. For over 17 years, Sonja has been collecting new stuffed animals for children who have to celebrate the holidays in area hospitals. These plush toys are donated by Zimbrick employees at all of stores and also go to police departments to give children in difficult situations a little comfort.
Sonja is also the chair of the Breast Cancer Golf Rally. The Fish Hatchery Road campus helps her raise funds to the Carbone Cancer Center and Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation.
Middleton Outreach Ministries (M.O.M) – The Office Manager of our Middleton stores, Steve Van, coordinated donations of over 1,000 pounds of food for the Middleton Food Pantry for the 2013 holiday season. We can’t wait to see what they will do in 2014.
With our manufacturers
BMW Olympic Drive
Chasing an Olympic dream is expensive. BMW of North America helps athletes make their dreams come true. BMW centers, including Zimbrick BMW, invite their customers to their Olympic driving events. For each driver that attended the events BMW donated $10 to Team USA in that person’s name.
Buick Test Drive program
In June of 2014, Zimbrick Buick West held a test drive event for the benefit of Madison Memorial High School.