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8 Great Columbia, MD Holiday Shopping Ideas

by Imani Williams on Nov 30, 2017 10:25:35 AM

Temperatures are dropping; days are getting shorter and ready or not, the first snowfall of the year is right around the corner. While plenty of us are missing the heat of summer, the official arrival of the holiday season can provide all the cheer and comfort you need to get through winter's coldest days. Holidays mean fun traditions, festive decorations, great food, family time and of course gift giving! Some of you braved the crowds and chaos of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday and made a huge dent in your holiday shopping. For those who still have some gifts and shopping yet to do, there are plenty of hidden gems right here in Columbia, Maryland that can fulfill all your holiday shopping needs. Check out these eight local businesses where you can find treasures that are sure to put smiles on the faces of your loved ones.

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Topics: Columbia, holidays

Let's Make Columbia's Future as Great as Its Past!

by Brian England on May 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We feel incredibly fortunate to have raised our children in Columbia, to have started a business in Columbia, to have the opportunity to watch our grandchildren grow up here.

More than five decades ago, Jim Rouse had a vision of Columbia as a city in harmony with its environment.  It's one of the things we love about Columbia.  

We participated in Greenfest again again this year and shared news about a new program we have for greener ways to service hybrids. We also offered customers a "plantable car" that can grow into tomatoes...  yes, that latter one is a little different, but fun. They are both in sync with what Columbia is all about.

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Topics: Columbia, 50th anniversary, BA Mini Cooper

Thanks to the Anthony's for 25+ Years of Excellent Work!

by Rosalyn Williams on Apr 20, 2017 11:13:40 AM

Some of the things that make a business truly special don't get noticed.  They hover, under the radar .  We don't notice unless they don't happen or something goes wrong.  Sometimes the people that do that work, and keep things "under the radar" go unrecognized.  

This month, we would like to take the time to thank Chuck & Dena Anthony of Pioneer Cleaning.  Since the 1980's, Chuck and Dena have been handling the office cleaning at British American Auto Care.  Their dedication and attention to detail help ensure that we can deliver a positive experience for our customers in a clean, pleasant environment.  

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Topics: clean auto shop

Auto Apps You Will Love!

by Sandi Weaver on Apr 6, 2016 3:03:57 PM

Do you have any ‘car related’ apps on your Android or iPhone? There some cool ones out there and in the pipeline. Here are some favorites:

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Topics: auto apps

14 Great Valentine Ideas

by Sandi Weaver on Feb 12, 2016 2:09:00 PM

February is quite a month. Typically, around this time people are tiring of winter and gray days -- hoping to avoid that last winter storm.  Though this has been a somewhat easy winter, we thought we would heighten the celebration with 14 great Valentine Day ideas.  We know a huge part of life is positive relationships, the kind we try to build with our customers.

So if you want to go beyond candy and flowers, here are a few Valentine's Day ideas for you.  

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Topics: Valentine's Day, Romance, Ideas

Holiday Food! To Indulge or Not to Indulge?

by Brian England on Dec 24, 2015 8:38:41 AM

When the holidays come around there is a flow of food that come with them. It starts with a few snacks and ends with a torrent of food.

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Topics: holidays

Tips for Avoiding Potential Problems This Holiday Season

by Brian England on Nov 24, 2015 12:48:23 PM

When it comes to avoiding problems, we put the ‘P’ in Prevention. It’s all about understanding what can commonly go wrong around the holiday season, and taking steps to prevent those things from happening.  Since we are auto experts here at British American Auto Care, let’s begin with your car.

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Topics: holiday car trips, preventive care care, prevention

Savoring the Holidays

by Brian England on Nov 24, 2015 12:48:01 PM

How many times have you gotten to the end of the holiday season and felt absolutely exhausted -- as if time just flew by?

It’s so important to take time out to really enjoy and “savor” the holiday season.

You can begin by thinking of the particular part of the season that’s most meaningful to you -- whatever that might be:

  • Holiday decorations
  • Visits with family and friends
  • Aromas of the season
  • Fabulous feasts
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Topics: enjoyment, holidays

Preservation Focus: 6 Tips for Building Enduring Relationships

by Rosalyn Williams on Feb 9, 2015 8:20:12 AM

One of the key building blocks of our philosophy at BA Auto Care is preservation -- helping to preserve assets (like your money and your car or our facility and equipment) and relationships (our relationship with you, our customers, as well as our employees).  

If you run a Google trend on the word preservation, you’ll find that it’s trending downward.  

This isn't surprising as so many things just don't last that long anymore.  People are tossing things out and replacing them rather than focusing on preservation. But here at BA Auto Care preservation is important, and it begins with putting people first -- preserving relationships.  

When we were coming up with ideas for this month’s newsletter we thought about Valentine’s Day, and Brian and Jennifer (Jen) England immediately popped into mind.  After all, they have been married for 45 years.  We thought that by taking a look at their relationship, we might get some insight into what it takes to build a strong relationship.

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Topics: British American Auto Care, preservation

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