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Nissan Donates $500,000 to MS History and Civil Rights Museum

studentsNissan has generously contributed to the beloved MS History and Civil Rights Museum to help support new construction and future exhibits. In fact, Nissan donated a total of $500,000 to the museum.

Nissan has special ties with Mississippi as it was the first automaker to bring a plant here which now employs over 6,000 people. The brand’s dedication to providing for our state and country has truly been remarkable, and even more so now with the generous donation to the museum.

Jeffrey Webster, director of Diversity and Inclusion for Nissan North America said, “This project seeks to tell the full story of Mississippi’s past while also magnifying hopes for the future. This contribution continues Nissan’s commitment to diversity, education and service in our community.”

We at Blackburn Nissan are happy to see Nissan contributing to places in our home state and appreciate their overall commitment to improving the local communities.

List of Great Holiday Events in Vicksburg

Holiday Events in VicksburgThe holidays are a magical time, not only because Santa is coming to town, but also because it allows everyone to spend more time with their families. To make sure you have the best holiday season possible, Vicksburg has plenty of great events to offer. Make sure you check out this list of holiday events in Vicksburg and enjoy the holidays in the best way possible!

Outlets at Vicksburg Moonlight Madness
Where: The Outlets at Vicksburg
When: November 27 at 11:00 PM
Activities: Black Friday shopping with deals galore! You can even win great prizes, including a shopping spree.

Downtown Vicksburg Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House
Where: Downtown Vicksburg
When: November 30 at 1:30PM to 5:00PM
Activities: Experience Christmas in Downtown Vicksburg while exploring shops! Santa will also make an appearance, making it a magical holiday adventure.

Breakfast with Santa
Where: Southern HeritageAirFoundationMuseum Hangar at Vicksburg-TallulahRegionalAirport
When: December 6 at 8:00AM
Activities: Eat a delicious pancake breakfast, take a photo with Santa, and enjoy tons of Christmas activities!

“Holly Days” Arts & Crafts Show
Where:1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg39180
When: December 6 at 9:00AM
Activities: Peruse a variety of vendors as they sell their handmade wares. 

Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights
Where: Downtown Vicksburg
When: December 6 at 5:00PM
Activities: Watch the annual parade walk along historic Washington Street!

Wrap Up the Holidays Sale
Where: The Outlets at Vicksburg
When: December 22 to December 24
Activities: Shop for the last few gifts you need at affordable prices!

Do you have any holiday events in Vicksburg you would like to tell Blackburn Nissan about? Share them with us below!

2015 Nissan Murano Production Begins in Canton

2015 Nissan Murano Production
2015 Nissan Murano

Back in July 2013, Nissan announced that its Canton, Mississippi assembly plant would support production of the Murano, bringing 800 new jobs to the area. Then in May of this year, the automaker announced an additional 500 jobs, bringing employment at the plant to more than 6,000. Now, as 2015 Nissan Murano production commences, Governor Phil Bryant and officials from Nissan gathered on site to celebrate.

The production of the 2015 Murano not only marks the first time the Murano has ever been built in the U.S., but also makes the plant the global hub for Murano production, shifting its focus from a domestic manufacturing plant to a global manufacturing one.

“Today’s debut of the first Murano manufactured in the U.S. once again puts Mississippi on the global stage and helps us further demonstrate to the world that we have a business environment that spurs success and a quality workforce that takes pride in a job well done. I thank Nissan for adding the Murano to the Canton plant’s production line-up, and I wish the company many more successful years in our state.” Governor Bryant said in a news release.

Mississippi has gained tremendously in this move, creating not only thousands of sustainable, well-paying jobs, but also creating the opportunity to export to over 100 markets worldwide.

Here at Blackburn Nissan, we are thrilled to welcome the Murano to our home state!

Enter to Win!

Blackburn Nissan and Blackburn CDJR want you to win a $60 gift card to Roca Restaurant! All you have to do is like our Facebook Page, enter a photo of you and your mom into our Mother’s Day Photo Contest, and get your friends to vote for your photo. The photo with the most votes (at least 30) by May 16th at 12PM CT will be our winner!

Enter to Win
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How nice would it be to take your mom out for a nice dinner… ON US? Here at Blackburn, we would love to see photos of you and your mom! Once you enter the contest, be sure to get your friends to vote for your photo. To enter for your  chance to win visit: https://www.facebook.com/blackburnmotorcompany. Be sure to like our page! Visit http://blackburnmotorco.pgtb.me/klgmXJ to enter the contest and to view entries! Hurry and get your entry in so you have more time for your friends to vote for your photo!

Win Prizes at Blackburn!

Win Prizes at Blackburn!The NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament begins in just a few short days! Are you excited for March Madness? This year, you can win prizes at Blackburn! We will post a game of the day on our Facebook page each day throughout the tournament. All you have to do is pick which team you think will be victorious. At the end of the tournament, the person who picks correctly the most times will win a free car wash and a free oil change at Blackburn.

Want to win free stuff? It’s easy! All you have to do is “like” or comment on our daily Facebook posts. Make sure you are a fan of Blackburn on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/blackburnmotorcompany. Be sure to get your entry in before tip-off of the game of the day! Check out USA Today for bracket information and matchups! Round one play begins on March 18th.

At Blackburn Nissan we want to make you a winner! Stop by our Facebook page for more information and to enter our contest!

The Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan

The Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan
Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan

The Heisman Trophy will be showcased at our dealership in Vicksburg, Mississippi from December 19th and now extended through the 26th. Come to the dealership to get your picture taken with the iconic sports memorabilia and strike your best Heisman pose! We will be posting the pictures to our Facebook wall. The photo with the most likes just after New Year will receive $50 in Visa Gift Cards.

The Heisman Trophy was originally known as the DAC trophy and was presented to its first winner, Jay Berwanger, in 1935. The trophy features a statue of a football player strait-arming a tackler and side-stepping. In 1936, following John W. Heisman’s death, the trophy was renamed. Heisman was well-known for being a strong American athlete and an inventive football mogul.

This year the trophy was awarded to Jameis Winston a quarterback from Florida State University. The trophy was awarded on December 14th broadcasted live from the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on ESPN.

Come see the Heisman Trophy at Blackburn Nissan! Be sure to check out this amazing piece of American History at our dealership. Be sure to vote for your favorite entries on our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/blackburnmotorcompany.