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Northeast Times | September 24, 2018

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Bedford: Texas Harley-Davidson Awarded Chamber of Commerce Mid-Size Business of the Year

Bedford: Texas Harley-Davidson Awarded Chamber of Commerce Mid-Size Business of the Year

Texas Harley-Davidson, part of the Calculated Risk family of dealerships and the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in Texas, has been recognized by the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Chamber of Commerce with the Mid-Size Business of the Year award. Texas Harley-Davidson was recognized for its commitment to the Bedford community and its contributions to local charitable organizations. The award was presented to Texas Harley-Davidson’s Ambassador of Fun Terry Purdom at the 2018 Annual Awards Luncheon on February 9.

“This honoree is incredibly involved in our community,” said Steve Farco, 2017 Chamber of Commerce chairman of the board. “Texas Harley-Davidson organized a Christmas toy collection and helped distribute food for Mission Arlington. They’ve been a valued supporter of the HEB ISD Education Foundation, and for the last two years, sponsored the chamber’s Chili Challenge. In October, Texas Harley welcomed kids into the store for free trick-or-treating and they offer the dealership’s meeting facilities to the public at no charge. They also collected bottled water to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.”

Texas Harley-Davidson was also recognized for its long-standing support of the Bedford Animal Shelter. The dealership regularly uses its social media platforms to post photos of adoptable animals and has hosted adoption events. Team members also recognize active military members every Friday by wearing RED, an acronym for Remember Everyone Deployed.

“Texas Harley-Davidson also hosted a bake sale and sock drive to benefit the Community Storehouse,” added Farco.

“We have been a long-time supporter of Community Storehouse, which is dedicated to helping low-income children in our community,” said Purdom. “Texas Harley-Davidson has just recently donated a 2018 Harley-Davidson Softtail Slim for a raffle benefiting Community Storehouse. We sold only 250 $100 raffle tickets with 100 hundred percent of proceeds going toward the children’s programs at Community Storehouse.”

“Congratulations to Texas Harley,” said Mary Martin Frazior, president and CEO of the HEB Chamber of Commerce. “You do so much for our community and it’s an honor to recognize you for your outstanding work.”

Texas Harley-Davidson is the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in the state, with 72,000 square feet and two showrooms situated on six acres. Its unique aspects include the world’s largest Harley-Davidson Bar & Shield, which hangs in the service department, and its Parts Bar, which simulates the experience of friends customizing bikes together in the garage. The store has a full calendar of events such as Bike Nights and offers a Riding Academy for new riders. Texas Harley-Davidson is part of the Calculated Risk family of dealerships. Calculated Risk is an investment company that owns and manages six Harley-Davidson dealerships and the Lucky Penny Cycles pre-owned motorcycle brand. Calculated Risk also offers comprehensive dealership consulting, real estate investment and development expertise, and talent development services.