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Meet a Few of Our Bilingual Team Members As We Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Published on May 23, 2023 by Dylan Weiher

National Hispanic American Heritage Month takes place from September 15th through October 15th.  What initially started as a week dedicated to honor Hispanic Americans’ histories and cultures in 1968, has grown into a month-long celebration that was written into law in 1988.  The dates were meaningfully picked, with several Latin American countries observing their independence from Spain on September 15th and the majority of Latin America honoring El Día de la Raza (The Day of the People) on October 12th.

In 2020, the census reported that approximately 8% of people living in the Midwest are of Hispanic or Latino origin.  Since 2020, Kunes Auto & RV Group has acquired more stores in the Midwest that are staffed with dedicated employees who are ready to serve customers, including those who speak Spanish.  Kunes even took their services a step further when the Spanish site went live!  To celebrate National Hispanic American Heritage Month and the launch of our new Spanish auto group site, we asked a few of our bilingual employees about their experience in the auto industry and what kind of advice they’d give to someone who is shopping for a car right now.


Miguel Renteria

Sales Professional, Kunes Chevrolet Buick GMC of Elkhorn, WI


How long have you worked at Kunes? 
1 year.


What is the most enjoyable part about working here?
I enjoy my peers and what Kunes stands for. They have helped me grow personally and professionally.


What was your first experience buying a car like and how has it affected you today?
The first time I bought a car was with my parents and I just remember it taking forever. I now try to make sure I’m efficient and take people’s time very seriously.


What’s the best advice you can give to potential car buyers that are hesitant about buying from a dealership?
We have helped all sorts of people in all sorts of circumstances into some really nice vehicles. Help me help you.