Busam Subaru Visits the Ohio Pug Rescue

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I recently had the opportunity to visit with Teresa Livesay of the Ohio Pug Rescue (OPR). In addition to being the Foster Care Coordinator for the Cincinnati and Dayton area, she hosts adoptable pugs as well.

Livesay started with OPR three years ago, and has seen 113 pugs pass through her home on their way to  adoption. Livesay said, “Pugs are great dogs to adopt because they are always happy and friendly. I think that’s why so many get adopted.”

There are currently two pugs up for adoption at Livesay’s home: Cajun and Trevor. I can tell you from personal experience, they are fun Pugs! Check out these cute pictures:

Cajun is a 2 year old who was pulled from a shelter. He has lots of life and is super friendly.


Trevor is a 5 year old who was an owner surrender. Cajun likes A LOT of attention. He would do best as an only pet.


OPR has been helping pugs find homes for 15 years with a 100% volunteer staff. There is an extensive network of host homes that take care of the pups until they are ready for adoption. Each OPR pug is spay or neutered, given all necessary shots, and microchipped before they are eligible for adoption.

Cajun, Trevor, and other Pugs will be up for adoption at our upcoming Love a Pet at Busam Subaru event. We are hoping for a big turnout to help get a lot of dogs adopted. Please let your friends know about this great event!

Until next time, I’m Andrew Shipp ^AS, of Busam Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki

Busam Subaru Visits The League for Animal Welfare

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I had the privilege of visiting The League for Animal Welfare today, and what an impressive facility they have. 7 cat rooms, 2 areas of “dog runs”, 4 large fenced in play areas, and 20 acres make this an ideal place for a rescued animal.

Room to Roam at The League for Animal Welfare

The League for Animal Welfare is located just off State Route 32 East, in Batavia. The current location recently celebrated its ten year anniversary, but The League itself has been helping animals for over sixty years.

The current staff consists of 12 people, and a volunteer network of (are you ready for this number) over 1,500 People! Isn’t that amazing ~ I was floored when I heard that. It is so awesome that there are so many people willing to help care for so many animals in need of some TLC. If you are interested in volunteering please click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities!

The League takes care of over 40 dogs at a time, and about the same number of cats. Each dog is given its own “run”, which an area for them for move around and get some exercise. Each cat room is large and has a sliding door that allows the cats to come in and out as they please.

To learn more about some of The League for Animal Welfare’s cats and dogs you can visit their website, or stop by Love a Pet at Busam Subaru. A team of staffers and volunteers will be on hand to help you find your next best friend.

Please take a minute and enjoy a few additional pictures of their gorgeous facility!

Until next time, I’m Andrew Shipp ^AS, of Busam Subaru

A Room at The League for People to Meet with Their New Best Friend

The Medical Facilities at The League

The Volunteer Information Station at The League

"Loves" The Kitty Cat Taking a Cat Nap

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Exclusive Cincinnati Release!!!

Breaking News!!!

Busam Subaru will be host to the unveiling of the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX in the Cincinnati Area.

2011 Subaru WRX

Specifics of the Event (Click Here for RSVP in Facebook)

Date: Saturday July 24

Time: 2-4 pm

Location: Busam Subaru Showroom – 6195 Dixie Highway Fairfield, OH 45014 or Click Here for Directions

Attendees are encouraged to take pictures of the event, Tweet, Facebook Update, Check-In on Foursquare and use the hashtag


Prizes will be on hand for attendees!

For additional details please contact the sales department at Busam Subaru

513.870.0091 (Then Dial 1 for Sales)

To view BRAND NEW Videos of the 2011 Subaru WRX Visit:

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Looking forward to seeing everyone!


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There’s nothing more fun than watching some good ole’ fashioned Tee-Ball. The Busam Subaru sponsored Sharonville Shooting Stars were in action last night against Sharonville Ameristop.

One of many close plays during a great game!

The co-ed league is made up of 5 and 6 year olds playing their hearts out. These kids love it, and are passionate just like 5 or 6 year old should be. On one particular play a Shooting Star was called. As she walked off the field I could see her eyes swelling up, she walked over to her mom and started balling… her mom gave her a big hug and said, “it’s ok, everybody gets out sooner or later!”

These parents are the kind you want coaching your child’s team. Coaches Brian Williams and Kelly Meyer are awesome with the kids. Everything always positive, encouraging, and ensuring everyone is having a great time!

The league is structured to be instructional. Teams consist of 10-11 players. Everyone bats and everyone plays the field each inning. The ball is teed up each time by a coach who stays at home base. The batting team also has 1st and 3rd base coaches. For the fielding team 3-4 coaches in the field to control the chaos.

The quote of the night goes to two parents. I heard from a distance…

Parent 1 – “No playing in the dirt”

Parent 2 – (In a little girl’s voice) “But Daddy, that’s the best part!”

Check out some action shots from the game!

#2 Karissa

We love Tee-Ball!!!

Check out more pictures on our Facebook Page

Busam Subaru of Cincinnati

I want to thank the parents and players that posed for pictures and talking with me. I am already excited for next week! Maybe, I’ll be able to wrangle up some treats!

Until next time, I’m Andrew Shipp (^AS) of Busam Automotive

Becoming a Part of the Busam Family

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So excited for our first official guest blog. Tammy Coffin-Hana is a former employee at Busam, who has since moved on to pursue a career as a copywriter.  Check here out at Copy Cats, Inc.


In the wake of a bad economy and a need for a better vehicle, many are left not knowing where to turn.  Consumers do want not only a car with great gas mileage and reliability, but they want to be able to buy from someone they can trust. They can most certainly trust Busam Nissan, Subaru/Suzuki.

Busam Nissan GM says "Thumbs Up!"

Having worked for them a few years ago, I can personally attest to the effort behind the business.  The Busam family has been in this business since 1909, and is a household name in Cincinnati.  Time and again I saw repeat business coming in from friends and family of previous buyers with the Busam dealerships.  Most of all, I got the pleasure of meeting some of the buyers and finding out what they had to say.  The echoing reply was, “I have been coming here for years and I wouldn’t buy a car anywhere else.”  This is something that instilled confidence in me to want to be a part of their business.

Growing up with a dad who was in the car business, I learned a lot about how trust is everything.  Dad would always tell me, “If people don’t trust you, they don’t buy from you”, and that statement has continued to stick with me.  When I first went to work for the Busam’s in 2007, I found out that the owner had the same idea.

John Busam didn’t believe that people would just walk onto the showroom floor and just pick out a car and drive it off the lot.  He wanted people to come in to the showroom, and be greeted by staff who would make them feel at home and guide the buyer through the whole process.  Mr. Busam wants the buyer to be educated about the vehicle they are buying, and leave knowing they bought a great quality vehicle for the best value.  Mr. Busam wants his customers to know that when they have questions, they can just pick up the phone and call at anytime.

Buying a car at Busam Nissan, or Subaru/Suzuki means becoming a part of the Busam family.  At this store you won’t find any buyers who just write checks and never return.  Buyers here are buyers for life, and that is the goal for this store because the family wants this business to grow and flourish.   A business that stands the test of time for over 100 years is a business anyone would want to be a part of.  This is why the Busam dealerships is “The Dealer Closest to Your Heart”.

You Are in Control

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Tell me if you’ve ever been here — You are slowing down to a stop light and out of nowhere, BAM, another driver isn’t paying attention and slams into the back of you.

You step out of your car to inspect the damage, and see you’re going to need some serious work done. The first thing you do is call your insurance company. You explain the situation and the insurance recommends a body shop. Did YOU know you don’t have to take your vehicle to your insurance recommended body shop.

You Are in Control

Many times these insurance recommended body shops do not sure factory certified parts or employ factory certified technicians. This can lead to problems down the road. Don’t let your insurance send you to an inferior body shop.

Bring your vehicle to Busam Automotive and we will become your ADVOCATE. We put ourselves in your shoes. We treat your car like its our personal vehicle. Working directly with the insurance company to ensure you get the highest quality factory certified products.

In addition to providing the highest quality service Busam Automotive provides a car concierge service. Concierge car coverage? Are you asking yourself aren’t concierge services only at hotels? Not anymore!

We will take care of your needs!

A hotel concierge makes sure you are taken care of when you’re in an unfamiliar environment. The same rules apply with a concierge car service. We are here to help and make arrangements for you. The same way a hotel concierge helps find your the best place to eat; we make sure you are taken care of during the most annoying process of an automobile accident.

We are your advocate, and take care of it all!

  • On-Site Accident Pickup
  • Substitute Transportation
  • Supervise Ongoing Repair Process
  • Insurance Paperwork
  • Quality Check
  • Final Detail Service
  • Vehicle Return

We are really excited to begin offering this service. The next time you are in an accident call us first!

Contact Chris Hartke @ 513.612.4650

Until next time I’m Andrew Shipp ^AS of Busam Automotive

A Waggin’ Good Time!

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Puppy Dogs + Hot Dogs = Lots of fun! Yesterday was our pet adoption day: Doggy Days at Busam Subaru. We had such a great time and a great turnout.

Bark Bark --- Woof Woof (Translation = Doggy Days is Fun!)

Our Subaru showroom was packed with puppies and people. Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, Ohio Pug Rescue and Sheltered Paws Rescue were out in force with some awesome looking dogs… and one duck!

A duck you say?! Yeah, this is a really great story. A baby duck was lost from her mama and family and had wondered up to our lot. In a moment straight out of the movies, one of the volunteers from Sheltered Paws Rescue took the baby duckling down to the pond and was able to reunite it with his family! It was so cool!

The day was also highlighted by a recently rescued St. Bernard named Barney! This dog was awesome. He was a gentle giant, especially with all the Pugs and Boston Terriers running around! We even got to give him a bath!

Barney is lookin' good!

The doggy wash was a lot of fun. We were able to get all the puppies nice and clean! At one point we had at least 30 dogs on the facility sniffing each other and making new friends.

Thanks so much to all the participating rescues for bringing all the animals out!

We had so much fun!

Until next time – I’m Andrew Shipp of Busam Auto – “The dealer closest to your heart”


Doggy Days at Busam Subaru

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Are you an animal lover? Are you looking for a new car? Well, Busam Subaru has just the event for you! Doggy Days at Busam is being held on Sunday April 25th. 4 local dog rescues will be on hand at our Subaru dealership to facilitate adoptions and answer questions. The event will last from 11 am – 3 pm (or whenever you stop playing with all the puppies!)

The 4 rescues on hand will be: The Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, The Sheltered Paws Rescue, The Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue, and The Ohio Pug Rescue. Please visit their sites, these are 4 awesome organizations that are doing their part to help! The most awesome part about these local organizations is that they are 100% volunteer based!

To help offset costs, so these volunteers can continue to help, we will be donating $200 for each registered car sold or leased in conjunction with the event. The total money raised will be evenly distributed among the 4 rescue shelters.

Lots of  fun activities will be going on as well! A raffle with loads of great prizes will be held. A “doggy wash” will also be available for donations to the rescue centers. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn proper dog automotive safety from The Anderson Family Township Pet Center. Snacks and refreshments will be available for all in attendance.

We are really excited about this event and we hope you’ll be able to come out and join us! Please pass the word along so we can help these great local organizations!

Do you know of any other local dog rescues? Let us know, we are planning another pet adoption day next month!

Until next time I’m ^AS of Busam Automotive “The dealer that barks closest to your heart!”

Busam’s Greener Side

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As we all know automobiles can be hard on the environment. With that being said, it’s very important for car dealers to do their part. Busam Automotive is dedicated to being an environmentally conscious business. According to John Busam, of Busam Automotive, “We do our best to recycle anything that can be recycled.” We recycle oil, aluminum, metal, paper, cardboard, and plastic — Here’s how!

Reusing the Oil

The most routine car maintenance is changing the oil. Keeping your oil fresh and clean helps your engine run better and prolongs the life of your car. When you get your oil changed at Busam you are doing good on two levels:

  1. You’re taking care of your car
  2. You’re helping us heat our shop!

We use Clean Burn. Click here to learn more about Clean Burn. This repurposes used oil into fuel to heat our shop to keep our technicians nice and warm during those cold Cincinnati winters!

Clean Burn System used at Busam Nissan and Busam Subaru

The Metal and Aluminum

Busam Automotive has a full service and collision center, because of that we replace lots of metal and aluminum parts. Busam takes all non-biodegradable substances to area repurposing facilities. The facilities re-use the aluminum and metal to help produce a cleaner environment.

Some metal and aluminum on their way to be recycled

The Office Side of the Automotive Business

There is a lot of paperwork and other administrative work that goes into buying a car; therefore we use lots of paper. In addition to paper we receive parts in large cardboard boxes, and have a thirsty staff that enjoys bottles of water and cans of pop. Busam ensures that our paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles find their way to the recycling!

What do you do to help the environment? We’d love to hear more suggestions!

Until next time, ^AS of Busam Automotive, “The dealer closest to your Green heart!”