Victor Peralez , General Manager, of the new Advance Auto Parts in Wood River ceremonially opened the store’s doors to the public with a River Bend Growth Association ribbon cutting on Friday October 30. RBGA Director of Member Services Joell Aguirre kicked off the ceremony by welcoming Advance Auto Parts to the area and thanking Victor and the team of employees gathered around him for opening their store in Wood River and becoming a member of the Growth Association.
City of Wood River Mayor Frank Akers attended the ribbon cutting along with Councilwoman Cheryl Maguire, Fire Chief Steve Alexander, Park & Recreation Department Director Jason Woody and Aquatics Center Manager Fred Slow. The Mayor said that he’d received many complements on the great improvement to the property on which the store was built - property that had been neglected for several decades. Akers went on to urge all the residents of the river bend area to come by and see what Advance Auto Parts has to offer.
Usually after all of the speaking about the new business, it’s time for the ribbon to be cut, but Advance Auto Parts is no ordinary corporation. As a way of jump-starting its relationship with their new community, Advance Auto Parts corporate office gives new stores $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. Victor and his team chose to donate the $1,000 to the United Way. Watch as Victor presents a ceremonial check to Maura Wuellner, Director of United Way’s Illinois Region. Focused on going the extra mile in customer service, Advance Auto Parts will not make you pay for wiper blade and battery installation, makes loaner tool sets available to its customers and test batteries, alternators and starters for no charge (pardon the pun.)
Advance Auto Parts, located at 934 E. Edwardsville Road in Wood River, offers convenient hours; Monday through Saturday 7:30am to 9:00pm and Sundays from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Visit Advance Auto Parts’ newest shop in Wood River today!
Advance Auto Parts 934 E. Edwardsville Road Wood River IL 62095
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