Randy Curnow Buick Pontiac GMC Becomes Kansas City's First AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly Location

New Services Designed with the Woman Car Buyer in Mind

Kansas City, Kansas February 8, 2009 -- Randy Curnow Buick Pontiac GMC is pleased to announce they have completed AskPatty.com's Certified Female Friendly training and is now Kansas City's first Buick Pontiac GMC Certified Female Friendly location. To achieve certified status, their personnel completed over 60 hours of online training on how to better meet the expectations of the woman consumer.

"Our mission is to make sure everyone who walks through the door is treated honestly and fairly. We want to offer them the best service possible, before and after the sale."

An Ask Patty certified dealership creates an inviting and comfortable environment where women feel welcome. They guarantee that the experience of purchasing and maintaining a vehicle will be a pleasant one. Ask Patty trained and certified dealers are held to a high level of customer satisfaction with women consumers.

Along with the certification, Randy Curnow Buick Pontiac GMC has enhanced its website to cater more to women, thereby reinforcing their commitment to the Ask Patty Dealer Program. This latest design integrates seamlessly with the existing dealership website, http://www.randycurnowautos.com/, for their Buick Pontiac and GMC lines and provides a platform to effectively deliver online information and services to female consumers.

The new website can easily be found and accessed utilizing the Certified Female Friendly web icon on the existing website, http://www.randycurnowautos.com/ . The Female Friendly site is an extension of the main site, with many of the same features simply presented in a more appealing and inviting format for the female audience.

The site provides a host of features to assist women through the automobile purchasing process, ultimately saving them valuable time.

Certified Female Friendly helps automotive organizations build, develop and maintain a high-performance workforce aimed at improving communication with women by offering virtual interactive training that transforms workforce performance management into an ongoing, dynamic process.

"Up until now, like most dealerships, we thought the obvious goal was to ensure that women were treated the same as men. Through the AskPatty program, we've learned that treating women the same as men does not necessarily yield the ideal experience for women," states Randy Curnow, Dealer Principal. "This may not sound profound, but with an increased awareness of what elements women seek in a positive automotive purchasing and servicing experience, our dealership is better prepared to meet and exceed the expectations of our female customers."

"Women are not the same as men, and they do not make purchasing decisions in the same way as men. Women not only communicate differently, but also buy differently. Business Week reports that women make over 80 percent of the buying decisions in US households today. In effect, they have become nearly every family's chief purchasing officer," says Jody DeVere, President of AskPatty.com "Businesses that do not change their approach to communicating more effectively with women will get left behind and leave themselves open to being over-taken by their competitors."

The new Certified Female Friendly virtual interactive training design and functionality are another industry first from AskPatty.com, the company, which initially developed the most comprehensive solution available to automobile dealers for engaging, selling, and retaining women customers. The Ask Patty web sites are the first designed specifically for women and provide the tools and resources most requested by women.

About Randy Curnow Buick Pontiac GMC:
Randy Curnow Pontiac Buick GMC is a family owned dealer, serving the Kansas City area for nearly 15 years. While other dealers are consolidating and closing, they are continuing to expand. With their recent addition of the Liberty, Mo. store they continue to provide the best selection of new and pre-owned automobiles to thousands of loyal customers.

They are centrally located at 7707 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66102 just a few minutes east of the new Legends Speedway in Kansas City.

They have a new waiting area with plenty of fresh popcorn and a children's play area to keep your family entertained while you look.

About AskPatty.com, Inc.:
The Ask Patty.com, Inc. website, blog and Second Life venue is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles at our network of certified female friendly dealerships across the U.S.

AskPatty.com is a member and 2007 corporate sponsor of the Women's Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, Chair of the United Spinal Motorsports program, Member of the California Skills USA board, on the Women's Board of the Car Care Council, a SEMA member and a member of the SEMA Business Women's Networking Group.

Ask Patty Certified Dealer Program:
Properly armed with the right tools and training Ask Patty Female Friendly certified dealers can increase their share of the largest and fastest growing demographic of new vehicle buyers in the U.S. -- Women Consumers. The Ask Patty Certified Dealer program was designed specifically for car dealerships to attract, sell, retain and keep loyal women consumers.

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