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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Grand re-opening of Gosch Ford Hyundai dealership hosts Hemet San Jacinto Chamber special event


Last updated 7/4/2019 at 8:38pm

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Gosch employee greets visitors with a smile at the newly remodeled Gosch Ford Hyundai dealership showrooms at 150 Carriage Circle in Hemet for new and used car shoppers.

Gosch Ford Hyundai dealership's grand re-opening brought more than 100 special guests and members of the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce to the Hemet Auto Mall Wednesday, June 26.

Eric Gosch, president of Gosch Ford Hyundai, greeted all the guests with a smile as they arrived at the newly renovated brightly lit showroom. The new showroom offers comfortable leather chairs and sofas, walls decorated with framed copies of the most important American historical documents, photos and sketches of the first Ford products and private sales booths near the latest Ford and Hyundai vehicle models.

More than the grand re-opening of the dealership that has been a major business enterprise in Hemet since 1964, the event became a chamber business showcase that evening with the surprise introduction of the top businesses, business persons and nonprofits nominated by the chamber to the upcoming 2019 Businesses of the Year program.

Dozens of certificates and plaques were handed out to the businesses and individuals, bringing applause and cheers from those attending.

"This is the last seven years of construction and remodeling of our dealerships starting in Temecula and up here in Hemet, and I really think it shows our commitment to our community to the Valley and to the future," Gosch said of the new showrooms. "We are very, very excited about this facility."

With that he introduced the manager and staff of the two dealerships and thanked those who were instrumental in the remodeling project.

Dean Wetter, general manager of Valley-Wide Parks and Recreation, took the microphone to thank the Jack Gosch family, including Eric and Gisela Gosch who were long-time supporters of the major nonprofit recreation district with its many parks throughout southwest Riverside County.

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The Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce Female Business Leaders of the Year nominees are announced at the grand re-opening of the Gosh Ford Hyundai dealership in Hemet, including from left, Harmony Dick from Beltone Hearing Care Center: Rachel Leal from the Center Against Sexual Abuse; Geneva Mojado from he Soboba Foundation; Toni Martin from the Assistance League of Hemacito; Sonja Ramos from Boxing for Christ and Linda Livesey.

Wetter presented Eric Gosch with a "Gosch Excellence in Community Support" plaque as thanks from the community.

During the celebration and business showcase, Cindi Lemke was introduced by chamber Chairperson Lakshman Koka as the chamber's newest executive director. She introduced the owners of 102.3-FM The Vine radio station and the America Financial Family Association as the newest members.

The names of the nominees in each category were brought to the front of the attendees and presented certificates of their nominations.

A 50-50 drawing, silent auction baskets and raffle prizes were given away at the end of the special event, with an invitation for all Hemet and San Jacinto businesses to join the local chamber and receive its benefits including ribbon-cutting, award ceremonies, numerous networking opportunities and many others, Information about the Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce can be found on or call (951) 658-3211. Offices are located at 3101,615 N. San Jacinto St. in Hemet.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at [email protected]


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