Lori Kennedy, Owner of Alpha & Omega Automotive
Alpha & Omega Automotive is a family-owned, customer-driven auto repair shop committed to quality, honesty, and integrity. Our first location in Marietta opened in 2001 when Billy Kennedy decided to start a neighborhood auto repair shop with a more personal feel than the dealerships and franchise auto service centers. He had worked at both and even co-owned a Goodyear shop, but there just wasn’t the friendly, local vibe he was looking for—and that he knew other folks appreciate as well.
You see, Billy started working on cars with his dad when he was just eight years old, and with his own auto repair shop, Billy’s goal was to create a legacy in honor of his dad by running a shop with high integrity and family values. So, Alpha & Omega Automotive was born. The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Alpha & Omega Automotive employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.
This transcript is machine transcribed by Sonix
Speaker1: [00:00:07] Broadcasting live from the Business RadioX Studios in Woodstock, Georgia, it’s time for Cherokee Business Radio. Now here’s
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Speaker2: [00:01:38] Hi, Stone. I’m great. How are you? Thanks for having me.
Speaker3: [00:01:41] Well, it’s absolutely our pleasure. I’ve been looking forward to this for some time. We have to do a little juggling to work it out normally. A tricky business. Radio broadcast live on Tuesday mornings, but you are out playing for a few days and you’re busy when you’re not out playing it. I’m so glad that we got it that we got it worked out. I know there’s a very specific event that we want to make sure that we let our folks know about here in a little while. But before we go there and before we dove too deep, could you share just a little bit about the organization and what you’re really trying to do for folks and why?
Speaker2: [00:02:19] Ok, absolutely. Yes. My husband and I, we just a side note have been married. Thirty one years.
Speaker3: [00:02:25] Oh, yeah. Congratulations.
Speaker2: [00:02:27] Thanks. But we he’s always worked in automotive. His dad had a repair shop out of their, you know, their home and around where he lived. And so from the age of eight, he would go to work on, you know, Saturdays or whatever with his dad. And so he always worked on cars. And so at one point he decided that he wanted to do that for himself. And we were part of a good year for a while. But ultimately, in two thousand and one, he opened Alpha and Omega Automotive and his first location. And then in 2006, we opened a second location. And so we’ve been in business as Alpha and Omega Automotive since 2001.
Speaker3: [00:03:07] So it might work out right. And see how you guys might have this thing kind of figured out.
Speaker2: [00:03:14] Yeah, we’ve been doing it twenty years and then, of course, I’m not going to tell you how old he is, but if we’ve been married thirty one, you know, he’s been on he’s been working on cars for a little while.
Speaker3: [00:03:23] Yeah. So when you made the shift from the from the being affiliated with Goodyear kind of into totally going, was that did it feel risky? Was it scary? Were you both just ready? What was what do you remember what were things like when you were making that decision?
Speaker2: [00:03:40] Yeah, it was absolutely scary. We had a partner and my husband just wanted to be his own boss because even with a partner, there’s, you know, still things that that you have to work out and figure out. Sure. And it’s another marriage. Yeah, it is. It is. And in that case, it wasn’t necessarily a healthy marriage. So he decided he wanted to go out on his own. And so we actually interestingly enough, he kept working as a mechanic while we owned the shop and hired people over there. So we are paying part of his paycheck to pay people for working over there because we just didn’t have the clientele yet to to really, you know, we had to build that from scratch and
Speaker3: [00:04:25] Have this big treasure chest of working capital back in the closet either.
Speaker2: [00:04:29] I know we truly started this company, you know, from ground up. We didn’t have loans or anything. We went and bought lists that were used from places that had closed down. And we started it totally from scratch. And he would go at night and he would, you know, finish up things. And I would go I would on I was full. I worked full time as well. So my my salary was helping pay our bills. And when I got off work, I would go and balance the checkbook or write checks for the day like it was it was a lot. And our kids were younger than two, but we paid the dues and we’ve been doing it for a long time and we’re grateful to serve our community. We’ve been in Woodstock, our kids went to Sequoia, so we’ve been in Woodstock for years and we’re family owned, locally owned. And, you know, we just are here to we’re live. And here, you know, we have to we have to face you tomorrow, too, and so we want to do everything the right way.
Speaker3: [00:05:27] You work on a person’s car. You might see him at IPPs or one of the restaurants or something tomorrow. Right.
Speaker2: [00:05:32] Right, right. Absolutely. So we want customers for life. They’re really part of our extended family.
Speaker3: [00:05:38] So going back again, I’m always fascinated at the in the early stages of an entrepreneurial journey, and I think many of our listeners are as well. Was there a sign, a set of signs, a catalytic event, anything that you kind of said to each other? OK, honey, we’ve we’ve we’ve made this is this is going to work. Was there like was it a point of revenue or was it a kind of a just a breathing point? Like how did you how did or are you still like I don’t know if we’re going to make it or not?
Speaker2: [00:06:08] Yeah, that’s that’s a great question. Stone. I feel like it is kind of a journey. I mean, I think we just kind of settle in to where we are. And I think that if you ever sit back and think that you’ve made it, then that’s exactly when you want out.
Speaker3: [00:06:25] Well, that’s good counsel right there. Yeah. So husband and wife team running this business. I don’t know how much you have a wrench in your hand. I assume there’s some division of labor here. Can you speak to that a little bit? I want to know about the division of labor or more importantly, I want to know about the process for arriving at the division of labor.
Speaker2: [00:06:49] Well, we haven’t killed each other yet, so that’s good. That’s always positive. I actually have worked in another industry for years and he’s run this 100 percent on his own. Oh, wow. And then when covid hit, I was in live events. So that obviously changed my name
Speaker3: [00:07:07] Over or at least for a while. Right.
Speaker2: [00:07:09] Right, right. Yeah. Yeah. And so I just jumped in and started helping. And we’re still trying to really figure out, like, I know I can’t even screw in a light bulb. So we know that the mechanic stuff is all his right. But I just tend to look at things a little differently than he does in reference to just the marketing side. The advertising side is something that he’s always wanted to do but hasn’t had the time really to tackle that because he’s he’s really a hands on let’s fix this. And so I’ve been able to just strategically take it, take apart each part of the business and make sure that we’re doing things as wise as possible. But most of my input has to do with computer administratively, that sort of thing, like I’m helping with, you know, accounting and H.R. and advertising and marketing and that side of it more so than he’s, you know, still pulling an engine out of a car because that’s just what makes him alive.
Speaker3: [00:08:09] Right. Sounds to me like you’re pulling more than your weight. Well, we I’m sure he feels the same way.
Speaker2: [00:08:17] It’s just been amazing because it’s you know, it’s been a little over a year now, but we’re really starting to see some differences from from, you know, just a different side of the business being focused on. One of the main one of the really amazing things we did was just change our our point of sale system. And we went to a system that’s on the cloud where we can log in and we can just manage our business better and we can communicate with our customers better. And so that’s been so amazingly helpful. But it just takes a while for all that stuff to show up.
Speaker3: [00:08:51] So how does the whole sales and marketing thing work for, um, from the training consulting world where I’m selling something that doesn’t really quite exist and then we go back to the shop and build it. It just seems like a very different world than the one I came from. So I’m curious how the whole sales and marketing thing works for a business like yours, like how you get the new customers.
Speaker2: [00:09:13] Well, let’s see. I have no idea because I’m not a marketing expert. I’m just learning it as I go. But we’ve been focusing on social media. We obviously the main way that we keep business is to keep our customers happy. Like that’s our goal is to keep the customers we currently have happy in the least expensive way to get more customers is to have them tell others about it.
Speaker3: [00:09:37] There is a protip to do. Good work, good work, great sales tool, right?
Speaker2: [00:09:42] Yeah. I mean, that’s our goal. I mean, obviously we have people employed with us that we’re all human and so we’re going to make mistakes. But but ultimately we’re we’re going to stand behind our work. We’re going to fix our mistakes and we are going to try to provide you the best service possible. We do try to communicate with our customers in such a way that we give them a way to plan these things. You you need to get done today or you’re not going to stop at the next light. You know, your breaks down today or or it’s going to be a problem. But, you know, you’re about at 100000 miles. You may need to get this done in three to six months. You may need to look at. This in about nine months to a year, so we try to give them kind of an action plan.
Speaker3: [00:10:27] I would find that meaningful. I don’t drive expensive cars. I drive a twenty three F one fifty. And one of the reasons is I like to hunt and fish. I know I’m starting to hear a little squeak. I know that before hunting season gets cranked and I don’t drive it much. I live a mile from the studio now, but before I drive down to Tallahassee and spend some time with my brother and hunt and fish, I know, you know, we’ve got to get the all change. We got to get things. But if but if I could go in and if someone were willing to spend the time with me and say, OK, Stone, you don’t have to do all this today. But if you if you want to get ready for October, you know, here’s what here’s what you need to do. I personally, I would find that incredibly valuable because I don’t know the first I don’t know anything about it. And I need someone I can trust. But I also I would really like to have that plan you’re describing.
Speaker2: [00:11:15] Yeah, I well, we’re still I’m still kind of trying to get everybody on board to think like I do and, you know, help so that we can do that. That’s our goal. I don’t know that we’re doing it one hundred percent right now, but that’s what we want to
Speaker3: [00:11:27] Look at, is the intent. And I love that. That’s so for whatever, you know, one potential, because I think I’m in your demographic. I live right here in Woodstock. I have two tools at home, telephone and a checkbook. You know, I’m not a handy person. I think I’m your I think I’m your potential client base, right?
Speaker2: [00:11:45] Yeah, absolutely. I just I think I feel like if you have a car that has that’s not no longer under factory warranty or dealer warranty, that generally speaking, you should plan on a certain amount that you set aside for repairs each month, just like you would a car payment, like you’ve chosen to not have a car payment, which is amazing. But to have an expectation of no repairs is not reasonable. I do think that we are not like I would love for us to be Chick fil A in reference to everybody who comes in is always happy. But when people come in, they’re not necessarily excited to be there. And so even if we provide Chick fil A type service to you, that doesn’t mean that you’re happy that your car’s not working. So I think our people have to overcome people, customers coming in that are already unhappy. And I think that makes it harder for us, you know?
Speaker3: [00:12:43] Well, I’ll bet it does. I bet it is. All right. So as this thing evolved and it grew and I know that you were working part time probably during this shift or maybe not. So I’ll just ask instead of making assumptions here. But another inflection point for your business is you had the thing in Marietta and then you opened a second shop. You talk about that transition a little bit and what prompted that?
Speaker2: [00:13:03] And my husband is he’s an amazing man, but he has always he’s forward looking and he always I just help him follow his dreams, because if we were to go to Vegas, I would be Payne playing the penny slots and he would be challenging me to play the quarter slots. I don’t know. I don’t think either of us are really gamblers, but he’s always getting more high risk than I have. And he’s always pushed me to do my best. But I’ve always tried to stand behind him wanting to move forward. So that was something he did at the time. I was working full time. I was working in homebuilding because it was before the market crash. And so I was working full time. And so, again, we went back to. My salary paying our bills while we built a business from nothing and he did not take, you know, a salary at the time because we couldn’t afford it yet. Right.
Speaker3: [00:13:55] So what did you find the most rewarding? What are you enjoying the most at this point?
Speaker2: [00:14:01] I think my personality style is the kind that likes to create things and get them running and then let people take them from there. Mm hmm. And so I’m always thinking about the next project that I can put together and get off the ground and then give it to somebody to let them run with it. And so that’s kind of how I operate. And so the fun thing for me has been to start seeing people come in that I know are coming in because of something that I was part of, whether it be going to the Woodstock business club on a Thursday morning, or whether it be a advertising campaign that somebody said they came in because they saw that somewhere, you know, whatever that is, it makes me happy to know that I’ve created something that’s now happening. And I don’t know, I’m just always looking for the next thing. So I just take each piece of the business and look at it and see if, you know, it’s most effective.
Speaker3: [00:15:04] I would think that that a very important part of that whole equation would be the people that you recruit and develop and work so hard to keep so that you could so that they can kind of take the the mantle or take the ball and run with it. Talk a little bit, if you would, about this, your approach and your your thoughts, your observations, your joys and concerns, as we say in church, about people giving people and leading people. What’s what’s that been like for you?
Speaker2: [00:15:39] Well, I haven’t I mean, I’ve led tons of people not in automotive before. So this is all new for me. And I feel sorry for our guys because they’re trying to figure out, like, OK, he tells us, you know, he my husband tells us something and then she comes along and tells us either the same thing again. Hello. Do we need to really hear this twice or something different now? And what do I do? So he and I are still trying to figure out, like, you know, what he communicates with them about and what I communicate with them about. But I will say the good thing about it is we are a family owned business and they definitely feel like they’re part of the family. All right. Dad came and did something, and now here mom comes and does something, you know? So it’s real, right? You know, it’s real. It’s like there are there are children. And then our customers are like the cousins and nephews and nieces. And so it’s it it’s really like a family and we like that.
Speaker3: [00:16:31] So this family of yours, if you will, very involved in the community, quite, quite sincere, quite serious about investing in the community. I mean, it means a lot to you to be part of this part of this community to speak to that a little bit.
Speaker2: [00:16:48] Well, I think, again, after I was in homebuilding, I was in live events and my live events were national and even international. And so my focus on the local community has not I haven’t always understood that the same way. And so I’ve really loved getting plugged in to our local community during this last year. We have an amazing community here in Woodstock, amazing people that just want to do things for each other and be helpful. And I think one of the ways that we want to go into that community is to help people with their vehicles, not only to repair them, but what we’re wanting to do is a free car care clinic. And we’re wanting to have these twice a year, a set of them in the spring and a set of them in the fall and want to do one on a Saturday morning and then one on a Tuesday evening so that we can kind of capture more people that way. And some of the things that we’re going to talk about in that, those would be things like, you know, how to how to check your oil, how to check your tire pressure, why your tire pressure being correct is important, why it’s important to change your oil.
Speaker2: [00:17:55] What are some things that you need to have in your car? And we’re also going to show people how to change the tire. And we just do some conversations with them, like, you know, what can you what questions should you ask about your car when you take it in to get it repaired, to make sure that you understand? Like we want you to understand what your I know car places get a bad rap. But in most I think a lot of cases I know at least in ours, you know, we’re wanting to do what’s best for you. We’re not wanting to take advantage. But a lot of times people don’t understand. And so we are doing this free car care clinic. And the one that we have coming up is going to be on June 15th. And it’s going to be at our Woodstock location, which is sixty seven, thirty nine Bells, Ferry Road and Woodstock. And it’s going to be from six thirty to eight thirty. And I do have a link for you to sign up, and it’s it’s car care clinic, Woodstock dot Eventbrite dot com. That’s car care clinic Woodstock altogether, dot Eventbrite, Brighty, Dotcom. And incidentally, just so you know,
Speaker3: [00:19:07] We’ll make sure that we publish that link. Well, this show we’re broadcasting live, obviously, as you and I are talking, but we’re recording this. We’ll get it published in pretty short order and we’ll include that link there so that people can click on it.
Speaker2: [00:19:18] Ok, that’s awesome. And also, if you go to our website, we have some you know, when you first go and we have like splash screens. And so there’s also if you click on the one that has the car care clinic, you can register there as well.
Speaker3: [00:19:30] So so an informed customer really is that that’s that’s everybody wins when you have it. When I say informed, look, I’m never going to learn much about fixing a car, but if I know when to think about all the tire pressure and why it’s important and you mentioned a moment ago you there are some things you should you should always have in your car. Never even crossed my mind. And I mean, sometimes I’m in the woods with my truck. It’s it’s really important. I probably ought to put more thought into that kind of thing.
Speaker2: [00:19:58] Well, one of them is a blanket. If your car breaks down and you can’t start it and you’re out somewhere in the middle of one of them as a flashlight, you’re out somewhere at night and it’s cold. Right. You know, until somebody can get to you, you need to be able to stay warm. What if it was warm during the day and cold at night? You didn’t have a jacket in your car. Just just things like
Speaker3: [00:20:19] Warm to you right now. And again, we don’t drive big fancy cars. Holly drives a twenty seven Lexus, but it’s our nice car, right? That’s our nice car. And it is nice. I’ll tell you right now, we don’t have a flashlight or a blanket, but we will by two o’clock this afternoon. But no, this I mean these are things you don’t like. If you wanted to if you wanted to learn some things about doing a radio show, maybe I’d have a few tips. OK, but I mean, this is really meaningful to me, right? I mean, I’m going to go home right now because we have three or four flashlights. I know right where they were. I’m will grab one them, put fresh batteries in it, find a blanket and throw it in the back of that. That’s really I mean, just stuff like that’s meaningful. It’s important.
Speaker2: [00:20:58] Yeah. I think I think about all the people I know it was several years ago, but they had the ice storm and people got stuck all night on the road, you know, and and at some point you might run out of gas if you don’t stop your car. So anyway, I just think, you know, so we’re going through those. But ultimately, one of the things I really think that people don’t understand about automotive, the automotive industry is, for example, if your car if your engine blew and you took your car in to get it repaired, they can’t tell you what caused your engine to blow until they get your car running. I mean, it might be something that’s obvious, but what happens is people go in and they get this big bill or this big quote for an engine, and then after the engine’s fixed, then they get another bill or quote for, you know, a radiator or a thermostat or a fan or whatever. It could be multitude of things.
Speaker3: [00:21:54] But that’s the root cause of the right.
Speaker2: [00:21:57] See, people don’t necessarily understand it. If you think about your health, like your stress is what caused all these other things. But if you you know, if you you have to go back to whatever that root is and and sometimes that would mean that you have to correct the first problem before you can even tell what the next problem is. I think communication is important and sometimes people don’t know what they don’t know. And people who work in the industry are like making assumptions that, oh, well, they’ll know that.
Speaker3: [00:22:30] But well, that’s what makes me think it would be so valuable and so important to have a relationship with your with your mechanic so that you’re starting in a place of trust where, you know, this person is not going to gouge me. I mean, that you get properly compensated for their work, but you’re starting in a place of trust and you communicate so that you don’t have your your your sales guard up so high that you’re not letting them properly serve you.
Speaker2: [00:22:56] Yeah, and it’s interesting because you do have some people who come in for an oil change and they’re like, well, I really want to get a report card on my car. And then you have some people that come in for an oil change and they’re like, if you tell me anything else I have to do, I’m going to feel like you’re ripping you off. So it’s hard to know for sure how to communicate with people in ways that are going to be effective for them.
Speaker3: [00:23:18] Right. I’d like you to look at my brakes and then I would like you to tell me that I don’t need to do anything. That’s what that’s what I want right now. Can I actually, I’ve heard him squeak lately and I’m thinking, OK, you know, I don’t drive it that much. But before I get going, you know, I got to get I got to get down and haven’t looked at. Now, is there any wisdom at all I’m not this guy because I’m not going to invest the time and energy. But I wonder, is there any wisdom at all like me going, let’s say I do need breaks in? Are you going to get an apartment and bring them to you? Is that a way to save money and time and energy? Is that is that a good thing or is that makes zero sense?
Speaker2: [00:23:52] Or I was in the shop yesterday and a man came in and he said, hey, my brakes are squeaking, my friend did for me. Can you figure out why they’re squeaking? So now he had his friend do him, but now he’s going to have to, you know, have them looked at. Right. I there’s a couple of things that we also had somebody who wanted to put in their own alternator. They brought it and it didn’t work. So then they had to pay us to put it in. Then they had to pay us to take it out. And then they went and switched it out and they had to pay us to put it in again. So ultimately, ultimate and it doesn’t have a warranty from us, right. Because they brought the part. So they ended up spending more and didn’t have a warranty. So, I mean, you wouldn’t go to Kroger and buy a steak and then take it to Longhorn and ask to look out for
Speaker3: [00:24:40] You, which is great point, right? I know you
Speaker2: [00:24:43] Would. And you don’t expect to spend what you would spend at Kroger for a steak at Longhorn. Right. Right. So and ultimately, Kroger is making money on the steak, even if you buy it there. So it’s the same concept like you could go buy your parts in the parts place. Is making money or. And then you could bring him to us, but you’re not going to have a warranty and if something’s wrong, you’ve got to pay to take it out and then put another one in, or you can pay a little more because we’re warranty, because we’re paying for that warranty or we’re covering that warranty for you in case there’s something wrong with the part.
Speaker3: [00:25:18] Well, I’m glad I asked. I wasn’t going to do it, but now I’m definitely not going to do that. But matter what you’re saying, it makes perfect sense. Before we wrap, I would like to kind of talk to the other entrepreneurs out there, maybe even particularly the budding entrepreneurs. Maybe they are working a regular, full time job, but they’ve got this side hustle or, you know, their spouse or partner. Somebody is trying to get something, something going. Two things I’d like to chat about just for a moment or two before we wrap. What is your experience in trying to get that done in this community? I’ll tell you my experience real quick, and I have every reason to believe this is not unique. I’ve been in town. I’ve lived here for a little over 30 days. I started poking around maybe four months ago. This community has just embraced me like a long lost son. Everybody like Start Business Club or in Woodstock. I mean, they do. I just they want to help. They’re trying to help me find sponsors. They help me find great guest. I mean, they really the I just I can’t I’m just blown away at the at the the way that the Woodstock community has chosen to welcome me into the circle. Is that consistent with your experience?
Speaker2: [00:26:33] It absolutely is. I think if I’m being honest, I’ve taken it for granted because I’ve been here so long. Yeah, but I’ve also again, my job hasn’t had me focus in locally until, you know, until the last year when I was helping my husband. And so as that’s happened, I’ve really come to see all of the all of the camaraderie and the Samaritan ism and all of the amazing things about our community. We do have a great community of people, and I’m just honored and humbled to be part of it.
Speaker3: [00:27:06] I mean, I, I really don’t want to take it for granted. Living right here on the edge of town, the Woodstock Business Club, we meet on Thursdays at Reformation Brewery. I mean, we’re talking about a five minute walk from my back door. So I feel just so forth. I can’t wait to get up on Thursday morning and walk down there and listen to listen to the folks. So the other part of that question or conversation that I’d like to at least get going, I will probably continue the conversation as we get to know each other better. I don’t want to take it for granted. So some tips, some ideas, some counsel to people to fully leverage that opportunity, take advantage in it. What are some some tips to make sure that you take full advantage of the fact that we have that kind of business community here? Have you found yourself like just, you know, really trying to help the other person? The only tip I could come up with while I’m talking out loud and just, you know, if you if you get a you’ve heard like see something, say something, I’m like, well, if you can help somebody go heard him go do it, you know, swing back around you somehow, right. Yeah.
Speaker2: [00:28:12] I think I mean, ultimately, I need I’m wanting to get better at making sure that my thoughts are of others instead of of myself. That’s that’s something that I’m working on and want to continue to work on. But I think the more that you do for others, it’ll it’ll come back. I mean, it’ll come back. It’s not insane. It’s not it’s not a waste. Like we we as a community, if we reach out and we try to raise others up, then sooner or later we’re going to be raised up as well. And there’s there’s no there’s no reason to do it for that purpose. It will just happen.
Speaker3: [00:28:50] And it’s rarely, if ever, a straight line, right. Because it swings back around in the side window. I will call one person out just because it’s very fresh in my mind. And in it, it’s so emblazoned for me. My first experience at Woodstock, there’s a guy there by the name of Rudy Garza, and I think maybe his wife is part of that organization. I think she’s in the travel business. I believe she’s in the insurance business of some kind. Let me tell you, I don’t know that much about Rudy’s business. Rudy never talks about Rudy. He’s always trying to help you meet somebody else. Oh, you got to meet Stone Payton. You got to meet Jill. Hey, you really ought to talk to Bob. I think really, at least in my experience, is not about Rudy. And I want to be more like that.
Speaker2: [00:29:32] Right. And that’s Elyse. Yes. He is somebody that I look up to. He’s he’s awesome. He is actually on now doing some quotes for me because I trust him. Well, there you go through life with people and they trust you. And he also asked to be part of this car care clinic as well. So he’s been he’s been kind of sponsoring us on that as well.
Speaker3: [00:29:54] Oh, fun stuff. That is fantastic. All right. So before we go, let’s make sure that our listeners have all the appropriate. Points of contact, whatever you think is is appropriate, whether it’s LinkedIn or email, phone number that and then let’s swing back around and let’s leave them with some some specific details again about this upcoming upcoming clinic.
Speaker2: [00:30:14] Ok, our website is Alpha Dash, Omega Dash Auto Dotcom. We have two locations. One is at forty, thirty five, Canton Road and Marietta and one is at sixty seven thirty nine. El’s Ferry Road and Woodstock are Marietta locations. Phone number is seven seven zero nine two eight zero zero zero six. And our Woodstock’s phone number is six seven eight four eight three five nine nine five. We have some amazing people in place that would love to take care of you.
Speaker3: [00:30:51] Fantastic. All right. Let’s talk about this upcoming event one last time.
Speaker2: [00:30:55] Yeah, it’s June 15th, which is next Tuesday night, and it’s from six thirty eight thirty at our Woodstock location. And it’s totally free. And we’re just going to show you how to do some things on your car, check your oil and why some of these things are important. Check your tire pressure and that sort of thing.
Speaker3: [00:31:16] Marvelous. Well, this has been such a delight. Thank you so much for coming by and hanging out with us and insurance. Some of these ideas with this. I have thoroughly enjoyed the conversation. I hope you’ll come back some time and get us caught up on what you’re doing. Maybe, you know, recap one of these clinics as you as you do them. It may be it would be fun for you to come in the studio with a delighted client. And it maybe maybe they have a business for talk about their business. But we’ll also talk about the relationship like, well, like even how you were talking about you and Rudy and Rudy wanting to support this clinic. You up for that sometime?
Speaker2: [00:31:51] Yeah, absolutely. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it, Stone.
Speaker3: [00:31:54] Absolutely. All right. Until next time. This is Stone Payton for our guest today, Lori Kennedy with Alpha and Omega Automotive and everyone here at the Business RadioX family saying we’ll see you next time on Cherokee Business Radio