Kia of Wesley Chapel believes nothing is more important than supporting its community, and is thrilled to be the fireworks sponsor for Avalon Aglow on Dec. 12.
When asked why giving back to the local community is so important to him and his staff, Shawn Visconte, who is general manager at the dealership, says it’s the right thing to do.
“People like that we’re involved with the community — for folks who haven’t done business with us in the past, they see us and understand who we are, what we do, and what we believe in,” says Visconte.
Most of Visconte’s employees live close to the dealership, which is located on State Road 54, just east of I-75 and a few miles west of Avalon Park Wesley Chapel.
“Our employees call the Wesley Chapel area their home, and proudly contribute to our local community through their families’ involvement and support of area schools, community organizations and clubs, veterans groups and places of worship,” said Visconte. “We hope to sponsor many fun community events, such as Avalon Aglow, in 2021 and beyond.”
Kia Gives Face Guards to Wesley Chapel Hospital
In August, Kia of Wesley Chapel received 117 face shields for staff to use while working and talking with customers. While thankful and appreciative of the corporate donation, employees at the local dealership preferred using traditional face masks, instead of the shields.
Rather than letting the face shields sit unused, General Manager Shawn Visconte had an idea.
“I thought to myself… our local hospitals could probably really use these face shields much more than us,” says Visconte.
So, he called AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and asked if they could use more face masks. “And they said, ‘Absolutely’,” says Visconte.
Visconte arranged for a meet-up with workers from AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, and gave them all 117 face shields.
“They told me, ‘You should see some of the face shields we use.’ Basically, a lot of them were old and beat up, so this was perfect timing for them,” said Visconte.
Published November 25, 2020