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Franklin Toyota salesman uses NFL draft video contest to promote Statesboro

Franklin Toyota salesman G. Flores, who is also a novice videographer, created a video promoting the dealership and our hometown Georgia Southern Eagles for a national video contest. See the video in the article!

A Statesboro Toyota dealer is using the opportunity of the NFL Draft to promote their brand with a new video. G. Flores is a salesman at Franklin Toyota, and he says he's honored to call Statesboro his new home.

Flores has been in Statesboro for four years. He fell into the car business by accident, and he's happy to promote Franklin Toyota.

Flores promoted the Franklin brand through a contest for a promotional video of the Toyota Crown. The winner of the contest will receive a free ad space on a vehicle. He wasn't going to enter the competition at first, because he was discouraged by how large it was and he didn't think he stood a chance of winning. However, his managers convinced him to participate.

He says the video contest is about more than just trying to win. It's about showing that Franklin Toyota is more than just a go-to dealership.

"We want to remind Statesboro that we are people just like you; we are moms and dads, fishermen and hunters, athletes and spouses. We are your family," Flores said.

He expressed his desire to promote not only the dealership but also the city of Statesboro through his video.

"Even if I don't win, I want as many eyes on Franklin Toyota and Statesboro," he said. "That includes our Hometown Warriors, the Georgia Southern Eagles Football Team #GATA."

History of community service

Franklin Toyota and Franklin Chevrolet share a long history of outstanding service to our community. H. Lehman Franklin, dealer principal at Franklin Toyota in Statesboro, Georgia, was a finalist for the 2024 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Franklin oversees two dealerships, Franklin Toyota and Franklin Chevrolet.

Under his leadership, Franklin Toyota underwent a $1 million renovation that focused on improving the customer and employee experience. He is committed to community service and has served on the board of the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association since 2015, leading the board as chair.

Franklin is also involved in various civic and community activities, such as supporting the Georgia Police K9 Foundation, hosting annual toy drives for The United Way, sponsoring college scholarships, and supporting high school athletics and technical schools. He also serves in the Georgia Legislature representing the 160th district.