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Jeff Simonton
Works at General Motors
Attended Michigan State University
Lives in Allentown


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Been there a number of times and will return. Chose this resort on price many years ago, and we return for the quality. 

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Brian... great stuff!
My last post that documented the value of Google Places Click traffic stirred up a few questions from the automotive community. One question posted to me by…
Chevrolet Digital Advisor
I graduated from Michigan State University and spent 7 years in network affiliate television, including 5 years at the NBC station in Flint where I produced a kids’ news show, “Young People’s Report.” Working with kids wasn’t new, as I spent 5 summers as a camp counselor in northeastern Pennsylvania and actually met my wife, a Saginaw native, at a charity event in upstate New York during one of those summers.

After 3 years at an ad agency which catered to car dealerships, I spent over a decade with the McDonald Auto Group as Marketing Manager and Mike Young Buick GMC as the Digital Marketing Manager, before accepting a position in 2012 as a GM Digital Advisor based out of Allentown, PA. 
When not working, I enjoy family time with my wife and two daughters, Caribbean vacations, and tennis. Friday evenings throughout the summer, I can be found relaxing on our back deck with family and friends.
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State, regional and nationally recognized for video production, I'm now in the business of marketing car dealerships online.
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  • General Motors
    Digital Advisor, 2012 - present
  • Mike Young Buick GMC
    Digital Marketing Manager, 2012 - 2012
  • McDonald Auto Group
    Marketing Director, 2002 - 2012
  • The Creative Group
    Production Manager, 1999 - 2002
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Farmington Hills - Lansing - Saginaw
Nothing was average in our jerk pork dinner. The seasoning was great, but the pork was mostly inedible as it was almost all fat. This also indicates that the pork was not cooked low and slow to allow the fat to render. Our side of festival was exceptional, and rivaled both resorts and roadside restaurants in Jamaica. They really understand the Jamaican flavor profile, but high-fat cuts of pork need time to cook and mine never got there.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Don't let the location throw you. The tacky, dated hotel exterior keeps away the uninformed. Inside is a restaurant which increases the value of the hotel. Local farm to table with stunning quality. I showed up around 5pm mid-week and no reservations were required, but things got busy fast. I mentioned to a friend that I was going back to Harrisburg and looking forward to a great meal... he said, "Garlic Poet?" That may sum the place up!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
This hotel had a nice view of Mt. Rainier on the clear day I was there. Shower head was higher than 6' and the whole room was great. Breakfast was HIE standard, which was also nice. Parking in the area is pricey, but included at the hotel.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Stopped in for lunch with only 45 minutes available. The wait staff was exceptional, and the kitchen created 4 great lunches. The burgers were good, but perhaps a little overdone. The fries have larger crystal salt (sea salt?) which look overly salty, but are exceptional and properly-seasoned.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
60 reviews
This was the worst combination of atmosphere (too-loud music from bad speakers), service (Yindee was the only server working and she was trying, but needed help), and food quality (burnt bacon was just the beginning.) Perhaps they can thaw and warm seafood, but I wouldn't bet on it. 17 bucks for the breakfast plate and a drink was ridiculous.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
As a group of 5 out-of-towners, we had no history and no expectations. In fact, we weren't even all that hungry. Attentive wait staff replaced drinks while we decided on orders. The pizzas were too good to stop eating, and service was exceptional.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
The perfect mix of high-quality (Whole Foods?) and discounted store-brand products and everything in between. Shoppers can be a little impatient or slow (or both) depending on the day, but the employees have always been great. Buffet food is a little pricy, but a great variety and a solid solution when everyone wants something different.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago