"At the end of the day our life is really about who you helped, inspired, motivated or what you’ve given back."
- YEGOR MALINOSVKII, General Manager
Yegor moved to Maine in 2008. His wife Krystal is from Augusta and their three lovely children were born in Portland. Yegor loves the authenticity of the people of Maine and the incredible landscapes of nature, ocean, food, and friends.
"Our entire organization believes in giving back to the communities where we live and work. That’s why several years ago we’ve created the Drive for Education Program – supporting public schools in Maine with grants ranging between 1000 and 3500 per project.
In addition to that we are active in many local and national charities; Camp Sunshine, Maine Cancer Foundation, March of Dimes and many others."
"It feels good to know that supporting Maine charities means fewer children go hungry, less elderly go without services, and warm clothing is provided to those who cannot afford it."
- ELISSA EMMONS, Dealer Principal
Elissa has worked at Charlies Honda since her family opened it in 2005. Elissa was born in Maine, and currently lives in Richmond ME with her two sons and daughter. One of Elissa’s greatest loves is for the friendly and caring people of Maine.
"We believe that if it was not for those in our community, we would not be such a successful dealership. We support the United Way because they allocate funds where they are needed most whether it is to help children, elderly, or those with food insecurity, mental health, heating assistance and more."
Darling's Honda Bangor
"This community supports me every day in my business and it makes me proud to give back to that community whenever possible."
- GEOFF JOHNSON, General Manager
Geoff moved to Maine 19 years ago and joined Darlings Honda in 2009. Geoff and his wife Kathy have two children and four adorable grandsons. His favorite part about living and working in Maine is that the people are genuine, friendly, kind and know how to enjoy life!
"We're committed to fostering a more vibrant, prosperous community because it's important for all of us. Working with local groups, individuals, and businesses, helps us use our collective influence and resources to make this a better place to live, work, play and raise a family. We've been blessed with so much and we think it's extremely important to give back to help others."
"We should aspire to help out our neighbors without being prompted, it’s the right thing to do"
- SHAWN HUSTON, General Manager
Shawn Huston was born in Caribou, Maine and has spent the past 16 years working with Honda.
Shawn believes the people of Maine are some of the greatest people on earth he takes great pride in being a “Mainer”.
"Our family of Companies supports over 75 organizations and believes it is important to give back to the community. We believe in paying it forward and always helping those in need. Those organizations include hospitals, schools and other non-profit organizations in Aroostook County. Griffeth Honda exists and is successful because of the great people of the communities we serve."
Lee Honda in Auburn
"True charity is giving to those in need without expectation or wanting something in return."
- BILL MENKE, General Manager
Bill moved to Maine in 1991 and began working for Lee Honda in 1994. His favorite Honda of all time? A 1989 Honda Accord LX-I with the pop up headlights.
"We have had a long record of community philanthropy and support. Our philosophy is to give back to the communities in which we do business. We do this by focusing our support in the areas of education, health and human services, the environment and conservation, arts and culture, and community and civic development.
The people of Maine are genuine, honest and care about their families. It’s what makes living and working in Maine so great!"
Prime Honda - Saco
"Helping people in need is important to me. There is no gift too small to help people who need it."
- DENNIS STEEVES MENKE, Sales General Manager
Dennis is a native of Maine and has worked for Prime Honda for 10 years. “It’s the people of Maine that make living here so great!”
"Giving back is one of the principles Prime Motor Group was founded upon and we believe in supporting the communities in which we do business. Throughout the year, we proudly sponsor a variety of local events ranging from golf tournaments, youth sports, art exhibits, musical festivals and donation of items to silent auctions."