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Memorial Day Weekend

Last year, heavy rain along the Fox River caused hundreds od homes and businesses to flood. In fact, the media described the torrential rains as "absolutely catastrophic".

Memorial Day Weekend is the official launch of summer - and boating season. Currently, the status of the chain of lakes and the fix river is no wake boating only. Most likely this no restriction will be in place for most of if not all of the Holiday weekend.

One thing for sure, or no boat, restaurants are open and welcome your business. This holiday weekend take time to enjoy one of the many fine establishments along our beautiful waterways with family and friends. YOU can play an important role in helping these businesses succeed despite this unpredictable weather. Need some suggestions? Visit:    To check waterway status of the river visit: Foxwaterway

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Best Car Advice Comes From Shop Owners

Best Car Advice Comes From Shop Owners

I've had a lot of calls lately from my clients either looking to buy or sell a car or truck.

Have you considered speaking to your repair shop when you are in the market to purchase a replacement vehicle or sell your existing one? It's a great place to go for either of these transactions.

When you are looking to buy, your shop may not only know of a client who is looking to sell, but you will be able to buy with confidence knowing no one will know the car or truck better than those at the shop who serviced it. They will have records for when various services were performed and would most likely pass any service guarantees on to you as the new owner.

When you are looking to sell your car, no one knows it better than your shop and staff may just have a buyer looking for a car like yours. Everybody wins and the new owner can drive away with confidence.

I always encourage my clients who are purchasing a replacement vehicle, if they don't know a

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Douglas Q&A

Employee Spotlight: Chris Bach - Service Advisor

Christopher is one of the seasoned service advisers at our Crystal Lake location. His core focus as a service adviser is to review maintenance and repair work needed to ensure customers’ vehicles operate at full capacity.

Chris has a 13-year-old daughter who keeps him busy, yet he still finds time to enjoy salt water aquariums and summer sun activities. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corp - easily his biggest accomplishment in life.

For entertainment, Chris enjoys the show Fear Factor. He knows he could do well in the stunt/dare game show because he has the determination to face his fears and outpace the competition.

Favorite Quote: “Live like men of action, Act like men of thought. Live life with intensity and a passion for excellence.” - Gen. James Mattis

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