Friendly Ford recently celebrated its 43rd anniversary as a valued member of the Las Vegas community .
Led by chairman Ed Olliges and general manager Jason Davis, the dealership welcomed former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman to the festivities. Accompanied by two Las Vegas showgirls wearing costumes in Ford blue, Goodman joined Olliges and Davis in welcoming guests including Ford dignitaries .
Representatives from all facets of the dealership were on hand including sales, service, parts, business office and body shop.
Goodman, who is the city’s goodwill ambassador, had high praise for Friendly Ford.
“Friendly Ford is a well-respected institution in Las Vegas,” he said. “They’ve put a lot of people to work, and they’re always giving back to the community. This is going to be another great year for Friendly Ford.”
Goodman also took time at the dealership to announce his new book, “Being Oscar,” which is set for release Tuesday .
Olliges has been Friendly Ford’s dealer principal since it opened in 1970.
“We are proud to be celebrating this anniversary, but we’re even prouder of our employees,” Olliges said. “We have employees at Friendly Ford who have been with the dealership for decades, working together with new employees, to serve generations of Friendly Ford’s valued customers. All of them together are dedicated to complete customer service.”
The celebration included most of the dealership’s 180 employees gathering for breakfast and discussions about Friendly Ford’s past, present and future.
Friendly Ford is at 660 N. Decatur Blvd., just north of U.S. Highway 95.
The dealership is a One Ford Elite winner and a 14-time Presidents Award winner, Ford’s highest honor for customer satisfaction and excellence.
For additional information about the dealership, call 702-870-7221 or visit www.friendlyfordlv.com.