News @ Taylor Dealerships

Taylor Chevrolet Quarterback Challenge at the Fairfield County Fair

We would like to congratulate Tyler Monk of Lancaster High School and Austin Games of Millersport High School, the winners of last night's quarterback challenge at the Taylor Chevrolet Truck and Tractor Pull at the Fairfield County Fair!

Tyler and Austin won $500 for each of their schools courtesy of Taylor Dealerships!

Competing this year were Jacob Ricker of the Berne Union Rockets, Tyler Monk of the Lancaster Golden Gales, Cole Peardon of the Liberty Union Lions and Austin Games of the Millersport Lakers. Great job guys and good luck with the rest of your seasons!

Taylor Dealerships to Earn Heart Safe Business Accreditation

Courtesy of the Associated Press

LANCASTER - Taylor Dealerships, of Lancaster, has decided to take the heart safe plunge, ordering AEDs (automated external defibrillators) to keep onsite and scheduling certification classes for Monday, July 28.

An AED is a small, encased defibrillator machine that will shock a heart back into the correct rhythm.

When a heart suffers cardiac arrest, the heart stops and then enters an abnormal rhythm, quivering. If that rhythm continues, the victim will expire. Having an AED on hand prepares people to respond to a case of cardiac arrest.

Billy Thagard, general manager of Taylor Dealerships in Lancaster, has an AED in his home and is CPR certified. He wants others in his business to be certified as well so that employees will be able to respond to heart emergencies on the job.

Fairfield Medical Center representatives will come to Taylor on Monday to provide hands-only CPR and AED training.

The Heart Safe Business Accreditation program is run by the Snider Community Heart Watch (SCHW) committee at Fairfield Medical Center. In 2012, SCHW started a community access AED program, aiming to increase the number of AEDs accessible in the area.

Since then, businesses, schools, churches and law enforcement have acquired AEDs - over 240 to date - to ensure they are ready in case of heart-related emergencies.

"It's a great program," said Jennifer Dicken, a Logan resident and cardiovascular data analyst at FMC. As a public access AED program coordinator, she gives free AED training to businesses or organizations that purchase the kits.

Cardiovascular disease is "the number one killer in the United States, with 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occurring in the workplace each year," according to the SCHW brochure on Heart Safe Business Accreditation.

For a cardiac arrest victim, chance of survival decreases 10 percent every minute. For this reason, experts recommend using an AED within three minutes of the incident.

"Defibrillation within three minutes can increase the chance of survival up to 70 percent," the SCHW reports.

"That's the main thing we want is saving lives," Dicken said.

The SCHW brochure lists the criteria for Heart Safe Business Accreditation: self-assessments of each employee's risk of sudden cardiac arrest, CPR training for all leadership and at least 25 percent of employees, AEDs within 90 seconds of any place in the building and quarterly medical emergency drills.

Taylor's AEDs should arrive within the next three to four weeks. All three buildings on the Lancaster campus will contain a kit.

"We are real big on heart safe businesses and heart safe schools," said Thagard, whose wife has worked with Granville schools to move them toward becoming heart safe.

The hands-only CPR and AED training will be required for Taylor's managers and is available to all employees. With training and equipment on hand, employees will be able to respond effectively, should a customer or coworker suffer cardiac arrest.

For more information on SCHW programs or heart-safe accreditation, contact Dicken at 740-687-8345.

Taylor Donates to Lancaster YMCA
Taylor Dealerships recently donated $500 to the Lancaster YMCA as part of our ongoing Chevy Youth Baseball program:

Hoops for Charity March Madness Drive Raises $3,640 
Over the month of March, we raised $3,640 to give to local charities in Lancaster.  Every new or used vehicle customer made 5 basketball shot attempts, and for every basket made Taylor donated $20.  The $3,640 total raised was donated to Maywood Mission, the United Way of Fairfield County and Foundation Dinners & Shelters.  Thank you to all of our customers for their participation and support!

Taylor Chevrolet Supports Local Youth Baseball @ Lancaster YMCA
As part of Chevrolet's "Diamonds and Dreams" charity campaign, Taylor Dealerships contributed $500 to the Lancaster YMCA Youth Baseball program.

GM Awards Taylor Chevrolet with Mark of Excellence
General Motors recently presented Taylor Chevrolet with the 2012 Mark of Excellence award along with special recognition for the completion of our new state-of-the-art Chevy facilities.  Zone Manager Brad Finley and District Sales Manager Heiner Steffen presented these awards to Taylor Chevrolet owners Martin Taylor and Milt Taylor, and General Manager Billy Thagard.


Military Appreciation Event @ Taylor Dealerships Lancaster
On May 18, 2013 we honored our nation's troops with our Military Appreciation Day event.  We had a WWII Army plane flyover, a Military Avenger Missile display, Heritage Fyfe & Drum, live canon-fire and a visit from the Fairfield County Sheriff's K9 Unit.  Big Thanks to all our visitors and everyone who participated in making this day happen.  Check out our video of the event below:

Video Walkthrough of Our New Facilities at Taylor Chevrolet
Take a guided walkthrough of our new showroom!:


General Motors Honors Taylor Chevrolet

Martin Taylor was awarded on behalf of Taylor Chevrolet in recognition of Fifty Years as a Chevrolet Dealer from 1960-2010.  Taylor Chevrolet and Taylor Dealerships is currently in its third generation as a family business.