December 23, 2016

Santa visits Amigo Mobility!

Team Amigo received a special visit from Santa earlier this week! Santa stopped by to deliver gifts to our Saginaw Intermediate School District (SISD) student helpers, and he did it in style too, riding around on the Dex Pro. Thanks for visiting Santa!

December 22, 2016

Amigo shows it's Christmas spirit!

Last Friday, Team Amigo celebrated National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day in style! The event was a jolly, fun time as we showed our Christmas spirit and helped raise money for our 2017 Walk MS fundraiser. Which sweater is your favorite?

December 6, 2016

Friendly Wheels - Tips for the Holiday Shopping Season

Looking to make shopping a little easier this holiday season? Our accessibility expert Shelley Peterman Schwarz breaks down her key shopping tips in this month’s issue of Friendly Wheels! To learn more about it, click here.

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November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we are thankful for everything in our lives, especially YOU! We wish all our wonderful customers, business partners and friends a heartfelt Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2016

Quote of the Day: Travis Mills

Looking for some motivation on your Monday? Meet Travis Mills, a U.S. Army Veteran and founder of the Travis Mills Foundation.

Click here to hear his story!

November 12, 2016

GLBMA visits Amigo Mobility

On Monday Nov. 7, Amigo Mobility received a special visit from the Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association!

GLBMA kicked off their evening with a stop at Kremin, Inc. in Frankenmuth. Next, they visited our Amigo Mobility facility in Bridgeport, where they enjoyed dinner and reviewed each of our production lines. And at the end, there was an opportunity for networking with manufacturers.

Thank you GLBMA for stopping by this week!

November 11, 2016

Happy Veterans Day from Team Amigo

Team Amigo would like to say thank you to our nation's brave veterans for serving our country. In particular, we'd like to thank the following Amigo associates who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces:

Al Bussinger
Roger Dones
Frank Duenes, Jr.
Jim English
Jason Hurd
Tarryl Inches
Marche Karger
Doug Shaw

November 7, 2016

Friendly Wheels - Moving Forward

Friendly Wheels is back with a special feature on our very own Matt Feighner!

Matt (far right) and his coworkers
at the Grand Rapids Mobility Center
Matt, who works at our Grand Rapids location, has been pushing forward with a positive mindset for as long as he can remember.
Click here to read about his inspiring journey!

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November 1, 2016

Team Amigo celebrates Halloween!

Another fun, festive Halloween at Amigo Mobility is in the books!

Yesterday we enjoyed the holiday together with a fundraiser potluck luncheon and a costume/decorating contest, with all proceeds going to United Way. Each department came up with their own decorative theme, some of which included Harry Potter, Day of the Dead, Where's Waldo and Old Western.

Congratulations to the Commercial Team (Harry Potter) and MBS Team (Day of the Dead) who both tied for first place!

(Top) Customer Service Team - 'Where's Waldo'; (Left) Accounting Team - 'Old Western';
(Middle Right) MBS Team - 'Day of the Dead'; (Bottom Right) Commercial Team - 'Harry Potter'

October 28, 2016

UM-MSU Football Game!

As we look forward to the big game between Michigan and Michigan State, Team Amigo members are showing where their loyalties lie! The Spartans won a close one last year, but the Wolverines are looking to reclaim in-state bragging rights with a win tomorrow in East Lansing.

Who are YOU rooting for?!?

October 14, 2016

Amigo hosts Michigan Manufacturers Association Meeting

Amigo Mobility had the pleasure of hosting the today's fall regional meeting for the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA). Each year, the MMA chooses different manufacturers around the state to host their meetings, and Amigo was fortunate enough to be one of their selections for 2016. 

After the meeting concluded, the group members also took a tour around our Bridgeport facility. Thank you MMA for coming by today!

Chris Spanding recognized by the Conductive Learning Center

Amigo's own Chris Spanding was recently recognized by the 
Conductive Learning Center for his dedication and work with their company! They thanked Chris through a recent Facebook post, see below. Great job, Chris, way to represent Team Amigo!

October 7, 2016

Friendly Wheels - A Helping Hand

Did you receive this month's issue of our Friendly Wheels newsletter? If not, click here to meet Stefan and read about his career in the education industry!

Stefan Orlando and his son
at Ogemaw Heights High School.
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September 28, 2016

September 16, 2016

Incredible moment at the Rio Paralympics!

For those watching the Paralympics this week, you probably saw Algeria’s Abdellatif Baka win gold in the 1500m run. What you probably didn’t notice is that Baka’s winning time was actually faster than the Olympic winning time set by Matthew Centrowitz. That means Baka ran the fastest 1500m time by any athlete, disabled or not, in Rio this year!

This feat was made even more stunning given the fact that the second, third and fourth-place finishers all recorded times faster than Centrowicz. To put that in perspective, the top four Paralympic finishers in the 1500m ran times fast enough to win gold had they competed in the Olympic Games.

Congrats Abdellatif Baka (1st place), Tamiru Demisse (2nd place), Henry Kirwa (3rd place) and Fouad Baka (4th place) on this incredible feat!

September 9, 2016

Happy Birthday Colonel Sanders!

Team Amigo wishes Colonel Sanders a happy, happy birthday! 

For those who don’t know, Sanders was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and a former Amigo owner of ours. Since its start in 1930, KFC has rapidly grown into one of the most popular fast food restaurants in the world!

September 6, 2016

2016 Paralympics: Get to know Matt Scott

Cheer on Matt Scott and the US Wheelchair Basketball Team as they begin their quest for gold in Rio! Scott, a Detroit, Mich. native, is looking for his second Paralympic medal after winning bronze in 2012 London. 

Since joining wheelchair basketball at the age of 14, Scott hasn't let any "excuses" stop him from competing and achieving his goals. Check out his motivational video below!

Remember to tune in Thursday, Sept. 8 on NBC to watch the first basketball games begin.

September 3, 2016

Friendly Wheels - The Superhumans Are Back

Check out this month’s issue of Friendly Wheels to learn about the evolution of the Paralympic Games and what to look forward to in Rio! Click here to view the full article.

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September 2, 2016

Tailgate Party Success!

It’s Friday in September which means the fall sports season is finally here!

Team Amigo celebrated by hosting a tailgate party with delicious brats, chips, salads and desserts. We also celebrated the event by wearing our favorite sports team apparel, and employees could pay to wear jeans with all proceeds going to our United Way fundraiser. Great work Team Amigo!

Accessibility on Mackinaw Island

Ever wonder if Mackinaw Island is a good accessible destination spot? POV/scooter user Mary Schroeder shared her experience in a recent article in the Detroit Free Press. Mary breaks down everything you need to know from her ride on the Arnold Ferry, to her adventures exploring the downtown area, to her experience shopping through the stores and markets. Click here to read her full article!

One of two carriages from the Mackinaw Island Carriage Tours that 
is designed to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters 
for tours and taxi rides. (Photo by Mary Schroeder)

August 31, 2016

Welcome, Lola Kate Kehres!

Jennifer Thieme Kehres and her husband Dan welcomed their second daughter, Lola Kate Kehres, into the world on August 19th. The family is happy, healthy and doing well.

Congratulations Jen and Dan, and welcome Baby Lola!

August 30, 2016

2016 Paralympics: Get to know Tatyana McFadden

Track & field athlete Tatyana McFadden will be competing in her fourth consecutive Paralympic Games this year. She’s one of America’s most accomplished Paralympians, having won 11 medals including 3 gold. The Maryland native will be busy in Rio as she’ll be competing in 7 events within a 10-day span. Tatyana’s first race will begin Thursday, Sept. 8 on NBC. 

Check out the video below to see how she’s preparing for the competition in Rio!

August 19, 2016

The Paralympic Games and the Shepherd Center plan for Rio

The Paralympic Games and the Shepherd Center, founded by Amigo owner James Shepherd, have helped Georgia become a leading center for people with disabilities. Click here to read about their work and upcoming plans for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. And remember, you can catch this year’s games on NBC from September 7-18!

(Left to right) James Shepherd, former Paralympian Al Mead and Andy Fleming, former CEO of the Atlanta Paralympic Games

August 17, 2016

Quote of the Day: Jack Ratz

TO LEARN MORE about Amigo owner Jack Ratz's journey as a survivor of the holocaust - click here!

August 5, 2016

Friendly Wheels - The Travel Adventurers

Did you receive the August issue of Amigo's Friendly Wheels newsletter?

If not, click here to meet Jan and read about her incredible travel experiences across the world!

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August 3, 2016

Amigo TravelMate to appear on QVC!

For the second time this year, the Amigo TravelMate is to be featured on QVC! Our very own Jordan Thieme is scheduled to appear tomorrow at 6:40am EST to demonstrate our innovative, folding travel model.

To learn more about our TravelMate, click here

July 3, 2016

Thank you Travis Mills and all veterans for your service!

Team Amigo would like to thank Travis Mills and all veterans for serving our country! Originally from Vassar, Mich., Travis is one of only a few quadruple amputees from Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries. Travis is the founder of the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization benefitting wounded and injured veterans and their families. Today, he dedicates his life to motivational speaking, acting, writing and advocating for veterans and amputees. No matter what obstacles he faces in life, Travis always stays true to his motto: “Never give up. Never quit.”

Thank you for inspiring us Travis!

July 1, 2016

Friendly Wheels - Find A Way

Did you receive the July issue of Amigo's Friendly Wheels newsletter? 

If not, click here to meet Tim Brown and read about his contributions to the Michigan Polio Network!

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June 30, 2016

DNR offering Fireworks-Free camping options across Michigan

With Fourth of July weekend quickly approaching, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering FIREWORKS-FREE camping options for veterans and other visitors. For the second year in a row, the DNR and Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency have collaborated for the event.

“We are pleased to help honor our veterans by offering alternative camping options in several of our beautiful state parks,” said DNR Parks and Recreation Division Chief Ron Olson. "This is an alternative for anyone seeking a quieter Fourth of July celebration." 11 state parks located in 10 different counties will be hosting this event.

For more information, click here.

June 10, 2016

Team Amigo Members with Muhammad Ali

As you may have heard, World Heavyweight Champion boxer Muhammad Ali passed away last week at the age of 74. What you may not have known was our very own Debbie Williams and Joe Mooney had the opportunity to meet the boxing champ in person. Debbie was working at a restaurant in college when she met Ali and served him his burger. Joe met Ali at a charity event, and he even had the chance to spar with him a bit in the boxing ring!

June 3, 2016

Friendly Wheels - 57 Years in 248 Pages

Did you receive the June issue of Amigo's Friendly Wheels eNewsletter?

Al Thieme and Jack Jensen (right)
If not, click here to meet Jack Jensen and read about his self-published book called "57 Years."

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May 27, 2016

Success at the 2016 Mobility Center Open House!

We’re pleased to say our Bridgeport Mobility Center Open House last Friday was a giant success! Loyal Amigo owners from across the state stopped by for a visit and caught up with members of our Amigo Team. Additionally, the event was a great opportunity for Amigo owners to tour the facility, receive quick service checkups and check out the newly renovated MBS showroom.

The Amigo Team would like to thank everyone for visiting and making the event a great time!

April 21, 2016

You're Invited!

WHEN: Friday, May 20th from 8am - 5pm

WHERE: Amigo Mobility Center 
6693 Dixie Hwy, Bridgeport, MI 48722

WHAT: An Amigo family reunion open house! We will prep your Amigo for warm weather activities and can also provide service for other types of mobility equipment.
  • Complimentary mobility evaluation
  • Complimentary 8-point service checkup
  • $10 off batteries (17ah and 33ah)
  • Reconditioned units available in limited quantities
  • Tour of the factory
  • Snacks and refreshments
Give us a call at 1-888-892-2580 or visit our website for more details!