Hollywood Comes to Dubuque: Film Festival Fundraising Gala Set for Feb.25


What: Star Struck: A JDIFF Hollywood Night
When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, plated dinner at 7 p.m.
Where: Diamond Jo Casino Harbor Room
Cost: $75 per person; $750 per table
Tickets: Call 319-670-8001 or email juliendubuquefilmfest@gmail.com


Is this Dubuque or is it Hollywood?

You might not be sure when you attend Star Struck: A JDIFF Hollywood Event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Diamond Jo Casino Harbor Room.

The fundraiser for the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will be a glamorous winter gala, complete with a red carpet and paparazzi.

“This is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up for a glitzy night out while also supporting the film festival,” said Susan Gorrell, executive director of the festival. “As a not-for-profit organization, we depend in part on the support of local residents. And who says fundraising can’t be glamorous and fun?”

The event will include a plated dinner at 7 p.m., photo opportunities with real film props, and a live and silent auction hosted by Radio Dubuque DJs Johnny Rhodes and Lisa Bennett. Among the auction items will be an early opportunity to sponsor a film.

“We will be auctioning off the sponsorship of a nominated film and two officially selected films, so attendees will be the first to get a sneak peek,” Gorrell said.

The cost is $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets, call 319-670-8001 or email juliendubuquefilmfest@gmail.com.

The sixth annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is April 20-23 in downtown Dubuque. Runde Auto Group is proud to have been a driving force behind the film festival from the start!

For more information, visit http://www.julienfilmfest.com.

New Year, New Look for the 2018 Chevy Traverse!

2018 Traverse.jpg

When you look at the long list of available features on the new 2018 Chevy Traverse, it leaves you wondering why  you wouldn’t get one!

The vehicle, now available in new RS and High Country trims, offers plenty of room for the whole family, a quiet and comfortable ride, and great safety, tech, and convenience features!

Some impressive new features include:
Traction  Mode Select: Adjust performance based on road and surface conditions with the simple turn of a dial — whether you have the available all-wheel drive or the standard front-wheel drive.
Adaptive Cruise 2018-traverse-interiorControl: This automatically maintains a preset distance from the
vehicle in front of you, even during stop and go traffic.
Intellibeam Headlights: These automatically switch to high beams when driving conditions are too dark, then switch back to low beams when an oncoming vehicle is detected.
Rear Seat Reminder: When a second-row door is open and closed during or just before a trip, this reminds you to check the back seats with five chimes and a message in the driver information center.
D-optic Headlamps: Available on Premier and High Country trims, these offer a crisp and smooth beam that is more like daylight and easier on your eyes. The Traverse is the first vehicle in the industry to offer these.

The vehicle offers a hands-free programmable liftgate to make preparing for a 2018-chevrolet-traverse-crossover-suv-mo-performance-1480x551-04trip simple. It also offers up to 14 available advanced safety technologies, including forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, low speed automatic braking, lane keep assist, full speed forward auto braking, and Surround Vision.

Want one? They will be available at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL, and Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI, later this year!

Learn more: http://www.chevrolet.com/all-new-2018-traverse.html

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor & 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Earn Cars.com Accolades


Cars.com has announced the winners of its annual Best of Awards!

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was named Best of 2017, and the Ford F-150 Raptor was named the Best Pickup Truck of 2017. Runde Auto Group is proud to have both in stock!

“We are excited to name the all-new Chrysler Pacifica with our highest honor,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief, in a press release. “The Pacifica impressed our team of experts on so many levels. This van is a must-have for families who are looking for a perfect blend of comfort, room and convenience. The new Pacifica has all that and adds polished road manners, innovative twists on the family-friendly features and loads of style.”

The Cars.com editorial team tests each car for three key criteria to determine the winners: quality, innovation, and value. In pickup trucks, the team also tests for power and capability.

Interested in driving one of these vehicles? Shop at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, 1221 W. Main St., or at RundeAutoGroup.com!