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Van Horn Auto Technician Max Umbs Competes on International Stage at Kia Skill World Cup in Korea

June 5th, 2024 by
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  Max Umbs, is an auto technician with 25 years of experience, who works at Van Horn Kia of Sheboygan. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail and genuine passion for automotive maintenance. In April 2024, Max achieved a rare and remarkable milestone by winning first place at the Kia Skill National Cup…

Driving Change: Van Horn’s Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Memorial Day Test Drive Event

June 3rd, 2024 by
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  For the fourth year in a row, Van Horn Automotive Group partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters for their annual Memorial Day Test Drive Event. The three-day event, May 24, 25 and 27, saw participation from all 16 Van Horn dealership locations. A test drive at any Van Horn location raised $20 toward the…

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Van Horn Automotive Earns Fourth Consecutive Year as a Top Workplace by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

April 30th, 2024 by
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Van Horn Automotive Group is proud to be named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for the fourth year in a row in 2024. This recognition is based on feedback collected through a comprehensive employee engagement survey. This noteworthy award is a testament to the dedication to creating a positive and rewarding work…

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April 17th, 2024 by
New Van Horn Kia Building Rendering

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, April 17, 2024 – The Van Horn Automotive Group recently broke ground on what will be a new Kia dealership, located at 3512 Wilgus Avenue in Sheboygan, WI. The new build was part of an agreement made with Kia Corporation to erect a stand-alone dealership, during the purchase of Brantmeier Ford Kia in…

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Van Horn Awards Brenna Prieto With Dale Carnegie Scholarship

March 22nd, 2024 by

Van Horn Automotive Group recently awarded Brenna Prieto with a scholarship to attend the Dale Carnegie Women’s Leadership Academy. Brenna, who works as a Training and Development Specialist in the Service Business Development Center, was selected by the She Owns It committee from a pool of applicants as the winner. She has been with the…

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February 16th, 2024 by

Plymouth, WI, February 16, 2024 – The Van Horn Automotive Group, extended family and local community lost a great leader and influencer this week. Joann (Jo) Wieland passed peacefully late Tuesday, February 13 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. Joann was the daughter of the late Joe and Kay Van Horn, and…

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October 3rd, 2023 by
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On September 30, 2023 Van Horn Automotive Group terminated the franchise agreement with Mazda Motor Corporation. The dealership will now operationate as a retailer and service center for pre-owned vehicles. Van Horn Mazda of Sheboygan, located at 3512 Wilgus Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53085 was owned by Chuck Van Horn, and managed by Van Horn Automotive…

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Van Horn Joins Habitat for Humanity for ‘Rock the Block’

September 26th, 2023 by
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Van Horn Automotive Group joined forces with other Sheboygan area businesses and community members for ‘Rock the Block’; a neighborhood revitalization event through Habitat for Humanity Lakeside. Through ‘Rock the Block,’ Habitat provides affordable financing for exterior home repairs and community projects in a designated neighborhood. This year’s event took place in the Sheridan Park…

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Beyond Van Horn: Steve Lopez – General Manager Turned Pro Angler

August 23rd, 2023 by
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In the early part of 2023, Steve Lopez, former General Manager of Van Horn Ford of Oconomowoc, made the difficult decision to leave the auto industry he loved, and focus all his attention on the professional fishing circuit. In his first season as a full-time angler with Major League Fishing, Steve is already making a…

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Trunks Filled with School Supplies for the Van Horn Automotive Group Annual ‘Stuff the Trunk’ Event

August 11th, 2023 by
Van Horn Automotive Delivering Stuff the Trunk Items to Big Brothers Big Sisters WI Shoreline

  Van Horn Automotive Group partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters for the 3rd year in a row, for their annual ‘Stuff the Trunk’ event. From July 19 to August 5, all Van Horn dealership locations popped the trunk of a showroom vehicle to encourage both employees and customers to donate school supplies to local…

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