News and Events
Wishing you all the best, Amanda
This month we say goodbye to our Human Resources Administrator, Amanda Harris, who is moving to Calgary, AB. We are extremely grateful she spent 5+ years with us!
Kelowna INFINITI Nissan voted favourite dealership in town
Guess who was voted as one of the best New & Used Car dealerships in Kelowna? Congratulations team Kelowna INFINITI Nissan! Well-deserved for all your hard work! This competition was through communityvotes Kelowna 2023, where thousands of people in the community nominate and vote for their favourite business in town. Well-deserved! Keep up the great work team!
Staff BBQ’s – July 2023
Congratulations Kelowna INFINITI Nissan! – June 2023
We are beyond proud to announce that Kelowna INFINITI Nissan has been given the 2023 Nissan Global Award as not only the best Nissan dealer in Canada, but among the world! It’s our commitment to 5-star customer service that has allowed us to reach this great milestone, and we want to extend our most grateful gratitude to our staff members for their continued strive for excellence, and providing always the best service and buying experience to our customers. This award and recognition belongs only to you, big congratulations, team!
Trades Commencement Awards – June 2023
Our director of internal operations, Pamela Pearson, represented the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA) and Sentes Automotive at the Trades Commencement Award ceremony and celebrated the hard work, passion, and dedication of the students in various of trades. “Trades are vital to the success of our economy, and the future is bright with these young apprentices.” – Pamela Pearson (Director of Internal Operations).
Way To Go, Rafal! – June 2023
Our fixed operations director, Rafal Chrzanowski, not only volunteered at the YMCA ‘Cycle for Strong Kids’ riding over 100kms but also raised $1,500 towards this program and helped raise over $200,000! WOW! You’re amazing, Rafal. Thank you for everything you do for us and the community!
Kelowna INFINITI Nissan Number 1 in Canada! – May 2023
Kelowna INFINITI Nissan not only won the Nissan Award of Excellence but they are number 1 in Canada! This win is a result of our excellent Sales and Service customer satisfaction scores, fix it right first time scoring, Parts and accessory purchase loyalty, Nissan Canada Finance penetration, N-CAR usage and New Sales target gross. Elias (General Manager): “2022 was a tougher year but despite that we were resilient and accomplished great things! We pushed through as a team and kept going despite the challenges. 2023 is looking great so far!”
Kelowna INFINITI Nissan Appreciation Event – May 2023
Because YOU DESERVE IT, team Kelowna INFINITI Nissan! Thank you for everything you do for this company.
2023 Woman Of The Year – May 2023
Please join us in congratulating our very own Director of Internal Operations, Pamela Pearson, for being awarded as the 2023 woman of the year. Well deserved award, Pamela. Thank you for representing women, the community, and our company. Your hard work and dedication inspire us!
What a nice memory! – April 2023
One of our vendors sent us this awesome photo of his grandparents and their very first brand new vehicle, a 1990 Chevrolet, Cavalier, bought from us in 1990. What a beautiful picture to be displayed on their shelf!
We wish you the best, Bill Wray! – April 2023
Our Kelowna INFINITI Nissan store will not be the same without you, Bill, but we sure enjoyed having you on our team for 17 successful years. We wish you the best in your next adventure! Don’t be a stranger! You know where to find us.
Happy International Women’s Day – March 2023
We are proud to have so many wonderful and hard-working women in our group. Congratulations on your special day. Thank you for everything you do for our company!
Congratulations Bryden! – February 2023
Kelowna INFINITI Nissan is proud to announce the promotion of Bryden Lavers to General Sales Manager.
“Bryden came to us with plenty of experience in automotive sales and the Nissan brand. He joined our company 6 years ago and since day one he has proved to be an excellent leader and mentor for our sales team. He is always ready to jump in and assist in delivering the best customer service to our guests and is an incredible wealth of knowledge. Always in a good mood and ready to help out, Bryden has been a staple of our Kelowna INFINITI Nissan team. Please join us in congratulating Bryden on his promotion! We wish you the best in your new role Bryden and are glad you chose a career with Kelowna INFINITI Nissan”. – Elias Flores (General Manager)
2022 Sentes President’s Award Winners – January 2023
Please join us in congratulating the following 4 staff members who have been recognized as ‘2022 President’s Award’ winners within the sales teams at Sentes Automotive. Special CONGRATULATIONS to Adam Boast (Kelowna INFINITI Nissan) for being the ‘Wildcard Winner’ with 174.5 vehicles sold.
Mark Samson 1st place (Kelowna INFINITI Nissan), Adam Boast 2nd place (Kelowna INFINITI Nissan), Maggie Foun 3rd place (Kelowna Mercedes-Benz), and Colton Steeds 4th place (Lexus of Kelowna)
Starting The Year On the Right Foot – January 2023
Our Lexus of Kelowna staff was surprised by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce with delicious treats as a random act of kindness on Monday, January 16th, known as Blue Monday. Blue Monday refers to the time of year when the excitement of the holidays are over, holiday bills start to roll in, and the dreary winter weather starts to weigh on people’s mental health. Sentes Automotive paid forward a random act of kindness by bringing lunch to another local business; our IT partner, Northern Computers. Let’s keep the positivity rolling by making 2023 the ‘Random Act of Kindness’ year!
Christmas Party – December 2022
Our Sentes Holiday Party took place on December 3rd at Big White resort. It was a celebration dedicated to all our staff members for their enthusiasm and dedication they all brought in 2022. We look forward to an incredible and successful 2023.
Christmas Potluck & Gift Exchange – December 2022
Christmas is a time to have fun and enjoy the holiday spirit, that is why our stores enjoyed delicious treats and exchanged gifts as part of the festivities. Thank you to everyone for participating in all the fun, we already can’t wait for next year!
Santa at Sentes – December 2022
We had two very special guests stop by our Lexus of Kelowna dealership to have some family fun and spread the Christmas cheer! A special thank you to Chris Neves (Fixed Operations Manager at Kelowna Mercedes-Benz) and Sam Kaloti (General Manager Kelowna Mercedes-Benz) who played the roles of Santa Clause and The Grinch and volunteered their time to help raise donations for families in need this year. A big shout out to everyone who donated, came out in support of a good cause and for some fun!
Service Valet/Detail Appreciation – December 2022
We celebrated the detail and service valet teams of our stores as an appreciation for the outstanding work they do every day. Hard working employees like all of you make this company what it is today. Thank you for bringing your best to work every single day! Our detail and service valet crew enjoyed an exciting night of bowling and delicious food at ‘Pins and Pints’ in West Kelowna.
We are constantly impressed by your performance. Thank you for your hard work!
‘Take Your Kid to Work’ day – November 2022
Milana McAllister joined her dad Charles McAllister (Kelowna INFINITI Nissan finance manager) on November 2nd to celebrate the national ‘Take Your Kid to Work’ day. Milana had a blast with the team, she helped her dad preparing deliveries, splitting deals, greeting customers and going on test drives. Thank you for joining us, Milana, it was so much fun to have you!
Wheelchair Accessible Business- November 2022
Sentes Automotive is Happy to announce that both Lexus of Kelowna and Kelowna INFINITI Nissan dealerships will be included in the ‘Wheelchair Accessible Businesses’ directory that the Spinal Cord Injury BC is building with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
Naloxone Training – November 2022
Pamela Pearson, our Director of Internal Operations, and a few staff members attended The Commerce ConneX Event at ‘The Bridge Youth & Family Services Society’ sponsored by the Kelowna Chamber. The team had the chance to learn about overdose prevention and how to best react when faced with those situations as well as how to correctly administer Naloxone when needed. Thank you to those who participated and learned more about overdose awareness.
Technician Appreciation – November 2022
The month of October we celebrated the technician team, as an appreciation for all they do everyday for our company. We know how hard you all work to deliver the best service to our customers. Your valuable knowledge and unique skillset in the automotive industry and determination certainly makes an impact on results and performance to this company. Our technicians enjoyed a night of bowling and beer at Pins and Pints in West Kelowna.
Finance Appreciation – October 2022
The month of September we celebrated the Finance Manager team of our Kelowna and Vernon stores, as an appreciation for all the hard work they do everyday. Our amazing Finance managers had a great dinner at The Modest Butcher – Kitchen + Market at the Mt. Boucherie Winery. Thank you Finance team for being so awesome and all your hard work!
Goodbye BBQ Season – September 2022
Looks like the weather is starting to cool down and with it all the summer fun and activities, including BBQ’s. But don’t worry, we will still have a lot of fun this fall season! Who is ready for Halloween?
Kelowna INFINITI Nissan has one of the best 10 Sales Managers across Canada – September 2022
Please join me to congratulate Nils Kelly (KIN) for being awarded with the ‘Sales Manager – INFINITI Empowered Performers Program’ for the second consecutive year. For the 2021 fiscal year, this award is presented to only 10 Sales Managers across Canada and is a combination of both monthly sales target attainment and INFINITI University scores.
Pamela Pearson, our famous celebrity – September 2022
Talk about being famous and popular! Our very own Director of Internal Operations, Pamela Pearson, was featured in the ‘Level Up’ Magazine for the month of August! Congratulations Pam! We are so lucky to have the honor to work with you. Hard work pays off, no doubt!