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Local Restaurateur Welcomes Char Steakhouse to Red Bank

February 22, 2013 (Red Bank, NJ) – With the upcoming opening of Char Steakhouse in Red Bank, it may seen unusual that Thomas Cappello, owner of Gaetano’s Restaurant in Red Bank, is rolling out the red carpet.

Char-Steakhouse-Red-Bank-550x448“I’m excited that Char Steakhouse is opening in Red Bank.  Their investment is great for the city of Red Bank and all retail business owners. Consumers demand choice, so whether they are in the mood for steaks, seafood, Mexican food, or great hand-made pasta, Red Bank is the best single destination in Monmouth and Ocean County.”

Gaetano’s opened their Italian kitchen over 10 years ago, so Thomas Cappello has seen many restaurants come and go.  On the other hand, Cappello has a good feeling about Char. “When a restaurant invests millions of dollars to build a world class facility and brand, they are not amateurs.  Red Bank will benefit by their significant investment.”

The colorful orange awnings on Broad Street that decorate the exterior of Char Steakhouse are hard to miss when driving down Broad Street. The restaurant is located in the building formally occupied by Ashes Restaurant.   Gaetano’s is located one block away from Char Steakhouse on 10 Wallace Street, adjacent to the Red Bank public parking lot.

Gaetano’s is open seven days a week, operating under the following schedule:

  • Lunch 11:00 – 3:00 Monday – Saturday
  • Dinner 4:00 – 10:00 Monday – Thursday
  • Dinner 4:00 – 11:00 Friday & Saturday
  • Dinner 1:00 – 9:00 Sunday (dinner only)

For additional information visit: www.gaetanosredbank.com

About Gaetano’s

Gaetano’s is among the most authentic Italian restaurants that has come to Red Bank. Their management team and chefs have trained for many years throughout Italy and here in the States in the art and flair of Italian cookery. The restaurants’ design and interior atmosphere, with an open-air kitchen and brick oven pizza, is reminiscent of the typical Italian restaurant setting throughout southern Italy.

All aspects of the cooking process including fresh brick oven pizza’s, a full line of pastas, entrees and desserts that are prepared right before your eyes in our one of a kind open air kitchen. Not only do you get the most authentic food available, but the performance of our culinary team at work, the wonderful aroma’s that come from the kitchen and our bountiful fresh antipasto display placed on our cool granite counters takes place right before your eyes.

PCG Spotlight Awards Recognize Most Exciting Products at the 2013 NADA Convention

February 18, 2013 (Eatontown, NJ) – PCG Consulting announced today the six winners of the 2013 PCG Spotlight awards. The PCG Spotlight Award recognizes the most exciting products at the automotive industry’s largest trade show, the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) Convention. This year, the convention was held in Orlando, February 8-11th with over 600 companies exhibiting and over 2,000 products on display.

The six products recognized with an PCG Spotlight Award are Dealer.com’s MyCars™ shopping cart system, Dealertrack’s Payment Driver™ eCommerce tools, Dominion Dealer Solutions’s DominonDMX™ ERP-Based dealer management software, DrivingForce’s Stealth Shopper™ mystery shopping service, Car-Mercial’s Video Ad Network, and AutoFerret’s AVA lead nurturing software.

The MyCars™ online shopping system, first prototyped by Joe Pistell Senior Director of Product Innovation at Dealer.com, was also recognized as Best of Show. MyCars™ gives stealth car shoppers tools to organize the cars in their consideration set. A consumer’s MyCars™ toolbar offers email alerts when car prices change on a car they saved or if a saved car is sold. The solution will give dealers new tools to keep their brand in front of consumers during their car shopping life cycle.

For a full description of the products selected to receive a PCG Spotlight Award this year, please visit: http://www.pcgconsultingservices.com/spotlight/. Many of the products reviewed this year by PCG have recorded interviews direct from the convention floor, viewable on their website. The website also lists the runner-ups for this year’s awards, in the Honorable Mentions category.

About the Spotlight Awards

The PCG Consulting team comprised of automotive marketing and technology veterans choose the Spotlight Awards winners each year. The team looks for products and services that best serve the automotive community based on a variety of criteria including technology, ease of use, capabilities, and ROI to car dealers. Award winners receive an engraved crystal trophy to commemorate their outstanding accomplishments. The PCG Spotlight Awards are not associated with the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA).

About PCG Consulting, Inc.

PCG Consulting Inc. was formed to help dealers who need assistance in creating effective processes, measurement standards, and intelligent reporting for their business operations. The consulting team is comprised of automotive industry experts who will provide vendor-neutral recommendations for products and services that can assist dealers to increase sales and profits. Dealers looking to maximize the results of their existing technology, vendor solutions, and human resources rely on the advice of PCG Consulting.

http://www.pcgconsultingservices.com

Five Reasons To Educate Your Dealership Employees

After dealership employees have been hired, it is key to keep their education growing long after their initial training. Ensuring team members are up to date on the latest industry practices is ideal to keep the dealership thriving and business booming.

We’ve complied the top five reasons why it’s important to educate the employees at your dealership:

  • Grow Profits
  • Inspire new ideas
  • Build loyalty
  • Increase productivity
  • Train others

Educate Employees To Maximize Profits & Sales

Perhaps the most important reason why you should educate your employees is to grow profits. As a result of everyone on the team, the overall goal of selling more cars is met and profits increase.

Let’s take a step back and start from the beginning. By giving employees the opportunity to grow their skill-sets and be made aware of the latest developments in the automotive industry, they will create new ideas to implement and grow the dealership.

Employees will be inspired to create and implement new ideas throughout the dealership, which builds a sense of loyalty and trust between the dealer and team members. Employees will want to work harder and use their newfound information towards making their dealership more successful; this will also increase productivity and work ethic.

Not only will team members want to do better themselves, they’ll want to make their peers better as well. Employees who are well educated in digital marketing will be able to train others to take their efforts to the next level. Spreading the knowledge of SEO, paid search, social media and content throughout the dealership will increase the efforts and grow the expertise of others.

Train Your Employees With The Automotive Internet Program

How can you train your employees to see results in all five of these areas? With First Class Educators’ Automotive Internet Program (AIP). The AIP is designed to teach dealer employees of any and all skill levels the latest practices and strategies for the digital marketing world.

First Class Educators is proud to use the experts at PCG Digital Marketing to lead the classes of this semester’s AIP. Register your dealership today and be one step closer to having harder working employees, new strategies within your dealership and, most importantly, increased profits.

Visit http://www.automotiveinternetprogram.com to learn more about the course curriculum, the roster of teachers and to sign up.

 

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