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Courtesy Chevrolet Partners with Ask Patty to Market to Women Consumers

Published Apr 16th 2007, 2:04pm by Jody DeVere in Pressroom Press Releases

Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 16, 2007 -- Courtesy Chevrolet, owned and operated by the same locally based family since 1955, will embrace the Ask Patty concept. Courtesy Chevrolet owes this distinction to their high level of customer service and outstanding reputation of total customer satisfaction. Courtesy Chevrolet's partnership with Ask Patty represents an increased commitment to the female car buyer to provide a safe and comfortable buying experience.

Edward J. Fitzgerald opened Courtesy Chevrolet in 1955 in an old farmhouse on East Camelback Road. In the years since that first store opening, the dealership has moved and expanded considerably, to include new service bays and storage, as well as a large and comfortable showroom. Courtesy Chevrolet employs almost four hundred people. All of their employees have helped the dealership to build and maintain a great reputation in the Valley of the Sun, and the State of Arizona.

"Women purchase half of the Chevrolet vehicles sold in the United States each year, spending billions of dollars in new car purchases. Yet, shopping for and buying a car can be a challenge for women in the Phoenix area who are first time car buyers or who have had a bad experience in the past with a stereotypical car salesman or 'old school' dealership," stated Scott Gruwell, Courtesy's New Chevrolet Sales Director. "Courtesy Chevrolet is proud to have hired women sales professionals and to have provided our designated sales team with the training necessary to be certified by the team as a female friendly dealership."

Mark and Scott Gruwell's decision to partner with Ask Patty reflects the kind of forward thinking needed to deliver consistent outstanding results in customer satisfaction and sales growth to this important consumer segment.

Women represent over half of all vehicles sold annually in the United States with revenues topping $80 billion every year. Until Ask Patty, there hasn't really been a website exclusively devoted to their needs and concerns.

Visit Courtesy Chevrolet at or call George Salman at 800-967-8954.

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Ask Patty provides women consumers an opportunity to send questions about car buying, selling, repair and maintenance to a panel of expert automotive women and is a safe online place to share and discuss their car buying experiences. Women can submit posts directly to the Ask Patty website by going to The Ask Patty advisory panel of automotive expert women is headed up by Deborah Renshaw -- professional NASCAR driver, and is comprised of women who hold various leadership positions in the automotive industry.

Women purchase over 50 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States each year and influence 85 percent of the buying decisions, spending over $80 billion. Yet, shopping for and buying a car can be a challenge for women who are first time car buyers or for women who had a bad experience in the past with a car salesman or dealership. is a member and 2006 corporate sponsor of the Women's Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, (, on the Women's Board of the Car Care Council, (, a SEMA member ( and a member of the SEMA Business Women's Networking Group.

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Properly armed with the right tools and training your dealerships can increase its share of the largest and fastest growing demographic of new vehicle buyers in the US -- Women Consumers. The Ask Patty Certified Dealer program was designed specifically for car dealerships to attract, sell, retain and keep loyal women consumers.

Visit Courtesy Chevrolet at or contact George Salman at e-mail protected from spam bots or 800-967-8954.

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