Monday, June 08, 2009

The Spirit and Garber Buick Need Your Help

Dear Saginaw Spirit Season Ticket Holders and Corporate Sponsors,

The Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club requests a very large favor from you today. We wish to join the initiative that Jo Anne Crary and the Saginaw Future Board and our Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce has began with their request to our community to write a letter on behalf of Garber Buick and request that GM reconsider their decision.

As most of you know, recently General Motors made a decision to wind down over the next 16 months Garber Buick, ending in this case its 102 year history with Buick and of providing World Class Service to Mid Michigan.

However, there is a glimmer of hope that General Motors will give to Dick Garber and our community early this week. Dick has represented that the business and his family have a very unique relationship with Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region.

This is where your assistance comes into the picture. We need to arm Dick with "Letters of Support" for Garber Buick and what Garber means to our Great Lakes Bay Region. We need these letters on your company letterhead if you are a business and simple stationary letter-head if you are an individual writing on behalf of yourself and/or your family.

Dick and his family, going back to his 1907, have had a "Significant Positive Effect" on our region's commerce and overall quality of life. All of the residents, who call our community their "Home", have benefited greatly from the Garber Families philanthropic support of many of the good things that have happened and are now happening in our Great Lakes Bay Region. A few such examples are the Mid Michigan Children's Museum, renovated Saginaw YMCA, Dow Event Center, Downtown Development, and Hundreds of Charities they support throughout the region not to mention that without Garber Buick we likely would not have the Saginaw Spirit.

So please take a moment today (Sunday) or on Monday, and write a letter of support of keeping Garber Buick a vital part of our region's future just as it has been an integral ingredient of the success and development of our region during the past 102 years.

Also keep in mind this is one of the top performing GM Dealerships in the country. Top 10 in overall Buick Sales Volume Nationally, Customer Satisfaction Scores in the top 1 or 2% in US, World Class Facilities and location and a balance sheet that allows it to give back like community like few others.

Garber Buick means much more to our region than just "Buick Auto Sales". Garber Buick means "Community", Philanthropy, Regional Commerce and many other things that have been and are "Good" for our past, present and future as the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Address your letter to the attention of: General Motors, Attention Mark Laneve, GM North America Vice President, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing

Please drop you letter off to the Saginaw Spirit Store at 5789 State St on Monday, June 8th or we can possibly send someone to come to you and pick up your letter of support. Letters can also be sent via email to Please send emails as an attachment

For more information, please contact the Spirit at 989-497-7747 or go to

Thank you in advance for taking the time to write your letter on behalf of Garber Buick.

With respect and appreciation,

Craig Goslin
President/Managing Partner
Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club

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