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Two Tampa Bay Icons Revel in Presidential Honors

2019 Presidents Club Winners and 2019 Presidents’ Trophy Winners Have a Lot in Common

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Tampa Bay Lightning this season, holy moly have you been missing out? This past week, the Bolts were awarded the Presidents’ Trophy – a distinguished NHL honor given to the team that procures the most points in a single NHL season (2 points for a win and 1 point for an overtime loss).

As of the date of this blog article’s publication, the Bolts have 120 points from 75 games, making it literally impossible for any team to surpass that with their 7-9 games remaining. Additionally, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a goal difference of +100 which blows away the nearest team (the Pacific Division’s Calgary Flames) by 44 goals.

Though ambitious, our mid-season predictions are looking more than doable. It’s quite likely that we’ll finally get to see the Stanley Cup return to Tampa Bay this spring.

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2019 Kia President’s Club Winners in Tampa Bay

Friendly Kia has also won a significant honor that is the Kia dealership equivalent of the NHL President’s Trophy (and Stanley Cup to be fair).

On March 18, John Gillis of Friendly Kia was awarded the high honor of inclusion in the 2019 Kia Motors’ President’s Club. This is the fourth year John and the team have been recognized by Kia, including their inclusion last year in the group.

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What is the Kia President’s Club?

As a quick refresher, the Kia President’s Club is an honorable distinction given to only 30 dealerships in the United States (out of more than 800) that recognizes exceptional sales and customer satisfaction.

Kia Motors North America had the following to say about our fearless leader John Gillis:

“2018 was an important year for the ongoing maturation of the Kia brand in the United States, and on behalf of the Kia family, I would like to recognize and thank John Gilliss and the staff at Friendly Kia for their commitment to exemplary sales performance and top-notch customer satisfaction.”

On behalf of the team here, we would like to thank you for making it so easy to do what we do every day – help great people in our community find valuable and reliable transportation.

As we celebrate this honor, we’d love to invite you to stop by and see the Kia Motors’ America President’s Club trophy in person. It’s beautiful and speaks into our ongoing belief that it is a responsibility and privilege to serve our friends, family members and neighbors in Tampa Bay.

While we may not be scoring goals on the rink at the Amalie, we’re hitting our goal every day of delivering award-winning satisfaction.

For more information on Kia vehicles, to schedule a test drive with a new Kia or to off-load some extra Tampa Bay Lightning tickets to your Friendly neighborhood Kia dealer, contact us today!

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