Carter Volkswagen Presents the Volkswagen Arteon in Seattle, WA

2020 Volkswagen Arteon yellow driving around city corner with people in background

SEATTLE (PRWEB) January 20, 2020
Having only launched in the United States as recently as April 2019, the Volkswagen Arteon is one of the newest Volkswagen models. The Arteon exists as a successor to the Volkswagen CC and looks and feels like a larger version of the Volkswagen Passat.
The Volkswagen Arteon generally looks like a sedan with its four main side doors, but the Arteon has a unique fifth door. This fifth door is called a “fastback,” by the automaker, but it much more similar to what most drivers will know as a “hatchback.” The fastback hatch door is positioned much like a common sedan trunk but when it opens, the back window goes with it as one unit. When open, it becomes clear how much storage room is in the back of the vehicle. The back seats fold down to increase the already ample storage space, so drivers can store a total of 55 cubic feet of cargo.
Drivers will find the Volkswagen Arteon larger than the Passat. With an EPA estimated interior volume of 123.4 cubic feet, the Arteon is 13 cubic feet bigger inside than the Passat. This does not, however, make the Arteon too big when it comes to cornering since it is slightly shorter, an inch wider and has almost the same wheelbase.
Volkswagen kept the trim level choices concise for the Arteon. Shoppers can find the SE, SEL, SEL R-Line and SEL Premium R-Line on the lot at Carter Volkswagen. All Arteon trim levels on the lot feature Volkswagen 4MOTION® four-wheel drive technology so shoppers in Seattle can make sure to get the most out of the Arteon and its 2.0L 4-cylinder inline turbo engine. This engine gives drivers control of up to 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission lets owners get the most out of the Arteon. Shoppers are encouraged to call 206-782-7474 or talk to a member of the sales staff at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest Seattle, Washington, 98107.

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Michelle Griffin-Carter's New Book 'Whatcha Doin', Ivy Rayne?' Follows the Delightful Ventures of a Bright Kid Who is Always Doing Something

Recent release ‘Whatcha Doin’, Ivy Rayne?’ from Covenant Books author Michelle Griffin-Carter is an enjoyable read that carries the fun from one little kid’s story who goes on adventures with her sister and best friends.
Press Release – updated: Jan 20, 2020 06:00 EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 20, 2020 ( – Michelle Griffin-Carter, a wife, mother, and educator; has completed her new book, “Whatcha Doin’, Ivy Rayne?”: an illustrated creation that follows Ivy as she walks on numerous adventures and learns about youth and life along the way.
Michelle writes, “This book was inspired by my youngest daughter, Ivy Rayne. While walking into her room, I saw Ivy busy pulling things apart and building them back together again. I said, ‘Whatcha doin’, Ivy Rayne?’ Ivy looked up at me with her bright eyes and said, ‘Oh, nothing, just being Ivy.’ I laughed and immediately went to my laptop and began typing.
Ivy is always doing something that prompts your curiosity. This story is centered around Ivy and the adventures she shares with her big sister Madi and her two best friends Max and Brody. When faced with a problem or challenge, Ivy is fast at work finding the solution. When asked the question ‘Whatcha doin’, Ivy Rayne?’ the response is always the same, ‘Oh, nothing, just being Ivy.’ Join Ivy, her sister Madi and her two best friends as they work together in ‘Whatcha doin’, Ivy Rayne?’ The Window”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Michelle Griffin-Carter’s new book is an amusing piece of children’s literature that accounts the adventures of a young and intelligent girl whose days were far from boring.
Readers can purchase “Whatcha Doin’, Ivy Rayne?” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books

Ideal CU Promotes Nicole (Nikki) Carter to Branch Manager in Eagan

Nicole (Nikki) Carter has been promoted to branch manager of Ideal Credit Union’s Eagan office. Carter will coordinate branch operations and take an active role in the Eagan community.

Nikki is a seasoned professional who brings a wealth of member and cash services experience and knowledge to her new position as branch manager. – Brian Sherrick, Ideal CU President/CEO

WOODBURY, Minn. (PRWEB) January 10, 2020
Nicole (Nikki) Carter has been promoted to branch manager and leader of Ideal Credit Union’s Eagan office. Carter will coordinate branch operations and take an active role in the Eagan community. Prior to her promotion, Carter served as Supervisor of Cash Services at Ideal’s Woodbury branch. She has also worked as an IRA Specialist, Tartan Student Branch Advisor, Contact Center representative, teller and in Special Accounts. Carter joined the Ideal team in 2002 and has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. The Eagan office is located at 3225 Denmark Avenue, next to Home Depot.
Carter is a regular volunteer at the credit union’s Second Harvest Heartland packing nights and Ideal CU-sponsored MN Brain Tumor 5K events. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, being at her cabin and spending time with family and friends.
“Nikki is a seasoned professional who brings a wealth of member and cash services experience and knowledge to her new position as branch manager,” said Brian Sherrick, Ideal CU President/CEO. “As team leader, she will work with her staff to build meaningful relationships, identify members’ goals and needs and make appropriate Ideal CU product and service recommendations. We know she will continue to put our members first.”
Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that is dedicated to providing financial services driven by a sincere and personal interest in the needs of our employees, members and community. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of digital banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products, exclusive VIP member payback, business services, investment services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit for details and directions. Ideal has been voted “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” three years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette and was named a 2018 Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace. Equal Housing Lender.

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Realty ONE Group Donates $11,111 to the Beverly Carter Foundation

Realty ONE Group’s generous support will exponentially impact our efforts to educate and inspire safer practices within the industry.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (PRWEB) December 17, 2019
“Keeping our real estate professionals safe should be our number one priority as an industry,” said Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO and Founder of Realty ONE Group. “We are so moved by what Carl Carter, Jr., and his team has done with The Beverly Carter Foundation that we wanted to support the cause and raise the visibility of this tremendous organization.”
The death of Arkansas real estate professional Beverly Carter was an awakening for many in the industry that much more needs to be done to educate real estate professionals and arm them with the tools and resources they need to stay safe.
“Since losing my sweet mom through this horrific tragedy, I’ve been surrounded by a tremendous support system within our industry to ensure this never happens again,” said Carl Carter, who is also a real estate professional and Founder and Executive Director of the Beverly Carter Foundation which was created to honor his late mother. “Realty ONE Group’s generous support will exponentially impact our efforts to educate and inspire safer practices within the industry. I’m forever grateful for their kindness in honoring my mom, and their commitment to the safety of all real estate professionals.”
Realty ONE Group announced the donation at the RISMedia Power Broker Dinner during the National Association of REATLORS® Conference in San Francisco just a few weeks ago. Carl Carter, Jr., Beverly Carter’s son was being honored that same night with the RISMedia Hall of Fame Award.
With the donation, Realty ONE Group furthers its own mission to give back to the communities and organizations that make a difference. Realty ONE Group has its own 501(c)3, ONE Cares, to facilitate its network-wide philanthropy and the company honors its founding, May 1, with an annual day of volunteering.
If you would like to find out more about the Beverly Carter Foundation and to fundraise, volunteer or donate, visit You can also access training and download resources to help yourself and others stay safe.
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About Realty ONE GroupFounded in 2005, Realty ONE Group is an industry disruptor, radically changing the face of real estate franchising with its unique business model, fun coolture, technology infrastructure and superior support for its real estate professionals. The company has rapidly evolved to include more than 12,000 real estate professionals in over 240+ offices across 36 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and Canada. Realty ONE Group ranks in the top one percent in the nation by REAL Trends, has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 5 Real Estate Franchise and has been on Inc. 500’s list of the Fastest-Growing Companies for seven consecutive years. Realty ONE Group is surging ahead, opening doors, not only for its clients but for real estate professionals and franchise owners. To learn more, visit

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