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Bess is the General Manager and Co-Owner of Gresham Ford.
She's on the board of the Gresham Chamber of Commerce, the East Metro Economic Alliance and Riverview Community Bank.
also co-chairs the East Multnomah County "Try Local First" coalition and has a passion for shopping local.
Gresham Ford is the ''Dealer With ...
Gresham Ford is the ''Dealer With a Heart'' because Bess Wills has a passion to improve the lives of people in our community and she wants her friends and customers to help decide where to focus her ...read more
is the ''Dealer With a Heart'' because Bess Wills
has a passion to improve the lives of people in our community and she
friends and customers to help decide where to focus her
With every vehicle you purchase at Gresham Ford
will donate $100 in your name to the charity of your choice.
will also donate 10% of all service work, parts and labor, up to $100.
service department and Quick Lane work on all makes and models and are documented tops in the nation in repair accuracy and customer satisfaction.
Phone: (503) 665-0101
Fax: (503) 665-1820
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1999 E Powell Blvd.
Gresham, OR 97080
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Bess Wills Bio:
Bess had been managing commercial real estate and several automotive dealerships in Southern California when she was given the opportunity to become General Manager of Gresham Ford in 2003.
leadership, Gresham Ford
has built a reputation as "TheDealer With a Heart" by being active in East Multnomah County with a variety of charitable organizations.
She has served and currently serves on boards such as; Gresham Barlow Education Foundation, The East Metro Economic Alliance, The Adventist Medical Foundation,Riverview Community Bank and the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center.
The Oregon Banker's Association
has honored her
with statewide recognition for community service, "The Community Applause Award".
was named Portland Business Journal's "Woman Executive of the Year" (Medium/Small Business) and recently was named as one of Adventist Medical Foundation's
"Hero's of the Heart".
passion for the community has resulted in Ford Motor Company
for the "Salute to Dealer Award" (2008-2011) and Gresham Ford
has won the Ford Motor Company President's Award (2009, 2011, 2012) putting the dealership in the top 5% of Ford Dealer's nationwide.
and the entire Gresham Ford
team live the mission that by working together they can make a difference in our community while providing world class customer service!
thinks Henry Ford said it best, "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
You can contact Bess
About Gresham Ford | Bess Wills, GM
Bess Wills is the General Manager/Co-Owner of Gresham Ford in Gresham, Oregon.
She is responsible for the daily operations of the dealership.
Her career spans 35 years of fiscal and corporate management experience that includes construction, real estate development and auto dealerships.
took over the operations at Gresham Ford
in 2003, she
was amazed at the warmth of the people and the eagerness with which the local community accepted an "outsider" from California.
Bess fell in love with the people of Gresham and began a crusade to help improve the lives in her
soon realized the needs of the community were great so she
started the "Contribute to the Community" program as a catalyst to inspire others to get involved.
is active with a variety of charitable organizations with a passion to help families that need a hand-up.
She has worked with My Father's House, Snow Cap and Human Solutions to name a few.
The Contribute to the Communityprogram has touched and contributed to well over 250 local charities and non-profits.
The Contribute to the Community Program has a three pronged approach to serving the customers and community of Gresham Ford
The first method began with Bess
devoting entire weeks of radio and print advertising to champion specific charities she
recognized as being particularly effective at meeting basic human needs.
By soliciting contributions in her
ads and sharing the second approach, the Gresham Ford
Upon request, Bess
donates 10% of customer service and parts purchases up to $100 per transaction, to the favorite charity of their choice.
In addition Bess
writes a weekly column in the Gresham Outlook to further highlight ways everyone can get involved and help make #GreshamStrong.
Bess also acts as a moderator on a community focused cable shoe called Gresham Strong that showcases local community efforts and betterment opportunities.
continues to utilize new and innovative ways to spur the community into getting involved.
"Every nickel we raise helps somebody in our community," Wills
Bess sits on the board or assists a number of charitable organizations including:
are actively involved in the following organizations: