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Ed Morse Mazda Celebrates Over 65 Years of Automotive Excellence

Ed Morse Mazda BAH (4)

Since 1946, when Ed Morse founded Morse Motors with his father, the Morse name has stood for strength, integrity and trust.

More than 65 years later, Ed’s son, President/CEO Edward (Ted) Morse, Jr., has continued to build the family owned and operated Ed Morse Automotive Group into one of the nation’s most respected automotive dealer groups.

“When you put your family name on the businesses throughout the state all these years,” said Ted Morse, “you have given yourself and your family a standard to live up to, and that is exactly what we do with every customer who walks through our doors.”

The group consists of 15 dealerships that house 17 automotive franchises and 10 different brands – both domestic and import – throughout Florida.

Ted Morse sees great promise in the Lakeland market, and when General Motors closed the Saturn brand, he chose to continue as a Lakeland dealer when he purchased the Mazda franchise and renovated the facility as it is today.

The legacy that Ed Morse leaves behind is not just a successful business but also a strong commitment to the communities that the Ed Morse Automotive Group supports through is philanthropic activities.

Each year, the Ed Morse Automotive Group is an official sponsor for Toys-for-Tots and Feeding America, with each dealership serving as a drop off location. The annual Ed Morse Automotive Group MDA golf tournament raises money to help children attend the MDA camp each year, and has raised more than $2 million since the first tournament in 1994.

The Ed Morse Automotive Group also supports the American Red Cross, the Humane Society, the American Heart Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Dan Marino Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association.

“The value of the trust others have in you,” said Ted, “is far beyond anything that can be measured. Building a reputation of integrity takes years; and, as a family, we continue my father’s commitment to our communities and to maintaining the reputation he worked so hard to build.”


Ed Morse Mazda Lakeland
1250 W Memorial Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 274-7240


Business After Hours Celebrates Beef’s 20th Anniversary on August 18

Celebrate with us on August 18!

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It’s a 20th Anniversary party and you’re invited!

  • Share business cards!
  • Meet new contacts!
  • Reconnect with fellow members!

Harbsmeier DeZayas, LLP has teamed up with Beef O’Brady’s Family Sports Pub to celebrate Beef’s 20th Anniversary with live music and awesome food & drinks.

And, who could forget about door prizes – we even hear there will be “Chicken Wings for Life” for one lucky attendee!

We’ll see you there!

Beefo O’Brady’s Family Sports Pub | 4810 S Florida Ave | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Hot Summer Night By a Cool Fountain – This Thursday!

Come out for some refreshment from the Summer heat on July 21!

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Refresh your business by the Lakeside Village fountain at Business After Hours!

  • Share business cards!
  • Meet new contacts!
  • Reconnect with fellow members!

The merchants & management of Lakeside Village have prepared a beautiful night with live music and awesome food & drinks.

And, who could forget about door prizes?

Meet us at the main fountain area!

Lakeside Village | Harden Blvd & Polk Parkway | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Hit a Homerun for Your Business at Business After Hours!

Take me out to the BALL GAME!

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Before our own Flying Tigers take on the Jupiter Hammerheads, hit a homerun for your business!

  • Share business cards!
  • Meet new contacts!
  • Reconnect with fellow members!

The Flying Tigers & Lakeland Electric have planned a great night of food, drinks & live music.

Admission to Business After Hours includes a ticket to the ballgame at 7 p.m.

Plus, during the game until the 7th inning, it’s $1 beer & soda!

Joker Marchant Stadium | 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Will You be Lucky at This Thursday’s Business After Hours hosted by Office Furniture Depot?

Everyone’s invited to this Thursday’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Office Furniture Depot!

Join the Office Furniture Depot Family as they offer food & beverages from Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill along with the opportunity to win a one week stay on beautiful South Padres Island, Texas!

Office Furniture Depot

2240 US Highway 98 North

one mile south of I-4 across from Lakeland Chrysler

March 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Register Today!