On June 8, volunteers from Toyota Financial Services’ Dealer Sales & Service Office (DSSO) in Detroit teamed up with LaFontaine Toyota in Dearborn, Michigan to bring seven girls from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to job shadow various departments within the dealership, providing an opportunity for the girls to get real-world experience in possible career paths.
TFS Analyst Adam Reitemeier and Area Sales Manager Mark Gizowski coordinated the event with LaFontaine Toyota to include sessions with the dealership’s advertising team and one of their top salespersons. The students toured the entire dealership, including the service area, and even got to film a commercial with the marketing team!
Dealer principals Maureen and Mike LaFontaine Sr. got in on the action, providing the students with invaluable advice for those in the group with an entrepreneurial spirit. “No matter what you decide to do in life, you will only truly be successful if you work hard, work hard, work hard!” Maureen emphasized.