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Performance Mobility at the 2016 Colorado Garden & Home Show

Colorado Garden & Home Show

Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s longest running and impressive garden and home show where you can visit over 1,400 booths and 700 companies.  You also get to see the most incredible gardens and home improvement experts that attend this amazing show.  The Colorado Garden & Home Show, at the Colorado Convention Center – 700 14th St. Denver CO, is an exciting event that Performance Mobility has enjoyed participating in past years. Garden enthusiasts and flock to the yearly garden show presented by the Colorado Garden & Home Show. Those who attend the nine-day event have the opportunity to view an acre of exquisitely landscape gardens, learn the latest landscaping ideas, talk to professional home improvement and landscaping experts, attend educational seminars, landscaping demonstrations, showcase exhibits, and much more. New exhibits are introduced every year.  This year’s theme is “Metamorphosis” which is going to be spectacular in the displays of floral arrangements and gardens.  Don’t miss the theater sessions and the 9 News Hot Products Zone! Performance Mobility representatives will be located at new booth space by the main entrance to show you the brand new wheelchair accessible SUV.

The Performance Mobility staff will be at booth 907 featuring the brand new 2015 Ford Explorer MXV by BraunAbility with an in-floor ramp conversion. This innovative new design is very exciting!  We can’t wait to show you the new wheelchair accessible SUV by BraunAbility. The Performance Mobility team will be there every day so come down to the Colorado Convention Center so that we can show the MXV and give you one of our new Performance Mobility brochures.

Along with a chance to meet our staff and see the amazing wheelchair accessible vehicle, the proceeds raised from the annual show also supports projects such as school landscaping, related educational programs, community gardens, and more. Notable projects that received financial support from the Colorado Garden & Home Show include the Historic Rose Garden, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, the Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Western Colorado Botanical Society’s “Weddle Native Colorado Garden” in Grand Junction, and a variety of projects at The Denver Botanic Gardens.

The Colorado Garden and Home Show continues February 13th through the February 21st.  Stop by the Performance Mobility booth to check out the BraunAbility MXV built on the 2015 Ford Explorer.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Portland International Auto Show

BraunAbility MXV

The Portland Oregon Team will be at The Portland International Auto Show on January 28th-31st, 2016 held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.  We are excited to showcase the BraunAbility’s brand new MXV Ford Explorer conversion as well as the BraunAbility and the Vantage Mobility International (VMI) minivan conversions. We will also have the very unique and rugged MV-1. There is something to fit everyone’s needs.  Bring your questions and come see us. It’s a great opportunity to see what is new on the market in wheelchair chair conversion vehicles. You will also enjoy a fun filled day at the largest indoor event in Oregon.

For show times visit: www.portlandautoshow.com

 

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Performance Mobility Customer and Friend Reveca Torres Awarded 2015 Person of the Year by New Mobility Magazine

2015 New Mobility Magazine Person of the Year - Reveca Torres

New Mobility Magazine's 2015 Person of the Year - Reveca Torres


Performance Mobility is very proud that our Portland customer and friend, Reveca Torres has been awarded 2015 person of the year by New Mobility Magazine. This is a huge honor and the community and Oregon team are very proud of her.

Reveca was injured on New Year’s Eve. Dec. 31, 1995 in an automobile accident with her family, she was only 13 years old at the time. This accident left her with a C5-6 spinal cord injury.

Reveca is the founder of Backbones. BACKBONES exist to help people with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) and their families connect with their communities. They do that by creating events and experiences that promote awareness and engage people of all abilities. BACKBONES is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Reveca is also an artist, storyteller, humanitarian and extremely motivated in every area of her life.   In 2002, she traveled to England on an exchange program with Mobility International USA. Reveca then decided she would apply to the University of Arizona and in 2004 she obtained a bachelor’s degree in theater arts, with an emphasis in costume design. In 2006, her next trip was to Costa Rican rain forest. This time she was a group leader with Mobility International. She wanted to give to others the peer support that she did not have during the early stages of her recovery and rehabilitation.

Reveca is very proud of an art exhibit where she paired 21 nondisabled photographers with 21 wheelchair users to showcase their daily lives. To see this piece in it’s entirely please visit vmuseum.com/rtw/ .

As you can see, Reveca is an amazing young lady and most definitely deserves this prestigious award of 2015 Person of the Year.

Way to go Reveca!

Please visit: backbonesonline.com

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Performance Mobility Set to Open Scottsdale, AZ Location in 2016

Performance Mobility coming to Scottsdale, AZ

Performance Mobility is expanding into Scottsdale, Arizona with a new location in 2016!  With the new Scottsdale retail store, Performance Mobility now offers two locations in the greater Phoenix, Arizona metro area.  There are now a total of eight Performance Mobility locations in Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Oregon to assist you with all of your mobility needs.  Kevin W. Durban, the President of Performance Mobility stated, “We continuously strive for new ways to expand our service offering and geographic reach for the convenience of our customers.  We are really pleased to serve the community in Scottsdale and the wider Phoenix metro region with this new location in Scottsdale.”

To find out more about Performance Mobility, please visit our website at www.PerformanceMobility.com  Performance Mobility has locations in Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Portland, OR, Eugene, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, Denver, CO and Colorado Springs, CO.

Performance Mobility is a leading provider of new and used wheelchair accessible vans, wheelchair rental vans, hand controls, high tech driving equipment and specialized mobility seating for individuals with limited mobility.  Performance Mobility has over 24 years of continuous operation with service to the disabled community, providing sales and service of new and pre-owned wheelchair accessible vans, wheelchair van rentals, scooter lifts, specialized seating, hand controls and other products to facilitate transportation for individuals with mobility challenges.

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The Presley Family Gets a Wheelchair Van!


Until a few months ago, James Presley drove his son William (who is in a wheelchair) to school every day in their wheelchair van.  William has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and lost the ability to walk when he was 10 years old.  Unfortunately, their wheelchair van broke down, so James started walking his son to school every day.  Needless to say, the 2.5 miles to and from William’s high school was a long way to go without transportation.

Performance Mobility was contacted by James and a new relationship was formed!  Terry Chleboun, the General Manager at the Denver West location of Performance Mobility, was instrumental in helping James and William find a used wheelchair van that was a great fit for their needs.  A local TV station also provided a profile of the Presley family which helped raise over $15,000 dollars on their Go Fund Me site.  Performance Mobility was able to offer a $10,000 discount towards the van purchase, making it possible for the Preleys to acquire a low mileage, reliable vehicle.  Together the community came to help a family in need!   William and James took their vehicle home from Performance Mobility the week before Thanksgiving!  It was a happy day for everyone involved.  Steve Art, the Economic Development Director for the city of Wheat Ridge, also came by to meet this wonderful family the day they took delivery of their wheelchair van.

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Saluting Our Heroes Luncheon

Veteran's Day 2015Veterans Day is one of the most important national holidays to honor all of our Veterans that have served this country.  The Saluting Our Heroes Luncheon is held by the National Ability Center.  The Saluting Our Heroes Luncheon honors the men and women who have been wounded in service to our country, while building awareness of the needs of returning service members. This event highlights opportunities and resources available in Utah to assist veterans as they transition back to civilian.  Performance Mobility is a proud sponsor of one of the 2015 Military Tables.   All funds that are raised at this luncheon will directly support veterans and their families.

Click here to learn more!

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Performance Mobility Denver’s Customer Appreciation Day 2015

Performance Mobility Customer Appreciation Day Denver

Performance Mobility in Denver, CO announces Customer Appreciation on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 11 am to 2 pm. The Denver team loves having the opportunity to have a customer appreciation day to show customers a great time and appreciation for their loyalty and business. There will be a delicious lunch including BBQ, beverages, a drawing for door prizes including Kindle Fire’s!  Complimentary valet parking will be offered to our guests.  You will be able to see the new 2015 Toyota Sienna, 2015 Honda Odyssey and 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan wheelchair accessible mini-vans. There is a large selection of used vehicles that you must come and see along with discounts.  The MV-1 is unlike any other wheelchair accessible vehicle!  The MV-1 handicap accessible vehicle conversion has been solely built with the purpose of supporting the mobility community. These handicap vehicles have been designed from the ground up with wheelchair users and service providers in mind. Come see the MV-1 and go for a test drive!

The brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles will be available and there is always a great variety of pre-owned converted mini-vans to suit any wheelchair or scooter user’s needs. As well as mini-vans that have lowered floors and converted, there are many products that we offer to make a customer’s every day life as easy as possible! Please come in on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 so that the Performance Mobility staff can show appreciation for our amazing customers!

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Sandy Location Annual Oktoberfest

 

2015 Sandy Oktoberfest

Performance Mobility in Sandy, Utah announces its Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 from 11 am to 2 pm. The Sandy team loves having the opportunity to have a customer appreciation day to show customers a great time and appreciation for their loyalty and business. There will be a delicious lunch including bratwurst, root beer, a drawing for door prizes including a few Kindle Fires.  There will be discounts on vehicles as well.  In addition to the door prizes, you will be able to see the new 2015 Toyota Sienna, 2015 Honda Odyssey and 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan wheelchair accessible mini-vans. There is a large selection of used vehicles as well that you must come and see.  The MV-1 is unlike any other wheelchair accessible vehicle!  The MV-1 handicap accessible vehicle conversion has been solely built with the purpose of supporting the mobility community. These handicap vehicles have been designed from the ground up with wheelchair users and service providers in mind. Come see the MV-1 and go for a test drive.

The brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles will be available and there is always a great variety of pre-owned converted mini-vans to suit any wheelchair or scooter user’s needs. As well as mini-vans that have lowered floors and converted, there are many products that we offer to make a customer’s every day life as easy as possible! Please come in on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 so that the Performance Mobility staff can show appreciation for our amazing customers!

 

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Phoenix Big Sales Event

Performance Mobility Big Sales EventPerformance Mobility in Phoenix announces its Big Savings Event on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm. The team of Performance Mobility loves having this opportunity to show current and new customers a great time and appreciation for their loyalty and business. There will be a delicious lunch of bratwurst and beverages, a drawing for door prizes and big discounts on vehicles!  The BraunAbility MXV will be on display at the Big Savings Event.  This is very exciting and the first time wheelchair users can have the option of driving in a converted Ford Explorer SUV.   The BraunAbility MXV has an innovative door design, tow package available and an Infloor, power lighted ramp.  Make sure to stop by and see the MXV while it is still at the Phoenix store!

Complimentary food and drinks will be offered to guests and in addition to the raffle to give our visitors free gifts; you will be able to see the new 2015 Toyota Sienna, 2015 Honda Odyssey and 2015 Chrysler wheelchair accessible mini-vans. The MV-1 handicap accessible vehicle conversion has been solely built with the purpose of supporting the mobility community. These handicap vehicles have been designed from the ground up with wheelchair users and service providers in mind. Come see the MV-1 and go for a test drive!

The brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles will be available and there is always a great variety of pre-owned converted mini-vans to suit any wheelchair or scooter user’s needs. As well as mini-vans that have lowered floors and converted, there are many products that we offer to make a customer’s every day life as easy as possible! Please come in on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 so that the Performance Mobility staff can show our appreciation for our amazing customers!

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Colorado Springs Customer Appreciation Day

 

Performance Mobility Customer Appreciation DayPerformance Mobility in Colorado Springs announces its Annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 from 11 am to 2 pm. The team of Performance Mobility loves having this opportunity to show current and new customers a great time and appreciation for their loyalty and business. There will be a delicious lunch of BBQ and beverages, a drawing for door prizes and big discounts on vehicles! Complimentary valet parking will be offered to guests and in addition to the raffle to give our visitors free gifts; you will be able to see the new 2015 Toyota Sienna, 2015 Honda Odyssey and 2015 Chrysler wheelchair accessible mini-vans. The MV-1 handicap accessible vehicle conversion has been solely built with the purpose of supporting the mobility community. These handicap vehicles have been designed from the ground up with wheelchair users and service providers in mind. Come see the MV-1 and go for a test drive!

The brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles will be available and there is always a great variety of pre-owned converted mini-vans to suit any wheelchair or scooter user’s needs. As well as mini-vans that have lowered floors and converted, there are many products that we offer to make a customer’s every day life as easy as possible! Please come in on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 so that the Performance Mobility staff can show our appreciation for our amazing customers!

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