Grappone Automotive Group Wins the Community Pillar Award

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Amanda "Grappone" Osmer, fourth generation family owner of the Grappone Automotive Group, will accept the 2014 Community Pillar Award on behalf of the Grappone Family.

Fourth Generation Owner, Amanda "Grappone" Osmer

The philanthropic vision of the Grappone Family is unheard of in their industry, and is something that car dealerships around the world should one day hope to emulate.

Amanda "Grappone" Osmer, fourth generation owner of the Grappone Automotive Group, will receive the 2014 Community Pillar Award on November 10th at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. The Community Pillar Award is a a prestigious award issued by the Volunteer NH board of Directors. The Grappone Family was selected for this award for their history of volunteering, and promoting their services and philanthropy within the New Hampshire Community.

Last year, Volunteer NH recognized more the 5000 volunteers and more than 700 people attended the event, including Governor Hassan and Miss New Hampshire. The 12th annual Spirit of New Hampshire Awards will express gratitude and appreciation to volunteers throughout the state for their hard work and dedication to making New Hampshire a better place to live. The previous winners of the Community Pillar Award are the television station WMUR, Governor John Lynch, the Alstead Flood Volunteers, Dean Kamen, and the Singer Family. Gretchen Berger, the Executive Director at Wabuti stated to the Grappone Family, "Your dedication to the citizens of New Hampshire is clear in your work within the community".

For years, the Grappone Family has played an integral role in the state-wide commitment to improving the lives of New Hampshire citizens. The Grappone Automotive Group has been in business since 1924, and started out as a gas station in Concord. Since then, they have expanded into a multi-franchise automotive group that sells and services Toyota, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, and Scion vehicles.The philanthropic vision of the Grappone Family is unheard of in their industry, and is something that car dealerships around the world should one day hope to emulate.

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