A walk to remember

CF Foundation PicBaltimore Group supports fundraiser walk to honor colleague’s fight with Cystic Fibrosis.

There’s a distinct measure of pride in Jeff A.’s voice when he recounts the many different charities that benefit from the support of the Baltimore operational group.

The short list includes: American Heart Association, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Ovarian & Cervical Cancer Research, Baltimore Parks & People and Voices For Children.

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National Rehabilitation Association names Enterprise Holdings Large Employer of the Year

NRA 1.brightMinnesota team recognized for hiring employees with disabilities.

Becky K. received an email in September that took her completely by surprise.

Unbeknownst to them, the Minnesota operating group was nominated for state and national awards from the National Rehabilitation Association, recognizing employers for hiring disabled candidates. Becky, Talent Acquisition Manager, was astonished to discover that not only had her operating group been nominated for the two awards, but they won both of them.

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Fighting fires with rental cars (and trucks)

Enterprise Holdings, Rental Car, First Responder, Wild Fires,  Cal Fire, 111717How Enterprise supports first responders battling California wildfires.

On Oct. 8, as many Californians drifted off to sleep, one of the most destructive fires in the state’s history ignited in Northern California. High winds following a dry, hot summer set the stage for devastation. Within minutes, intense, fast-moving fires began raging across much of Napa and Sonoma counties.

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All in the family: From the court to cars

Damon, Jared and Jeremy with Chrissy Taylor at the Fleet Management National Sales Meeting.
Damon, Jared and Jeremy with Chrissy Taylor at the Fleet Management National Sales Meeting.

After more than two decades of often-intense competition, the score still isn’t entirely settled among three tennis-playing brothers: Damon, Jared and Jeremy.

Jared speaks admiringly of older brother Damon and his skills on the court. “He’s a really good athlete with a huge serve,” Jared says. Jared’s twin brother, Jeremy, is equally as strong on the court.

While Jared’s tennis game might not land him at Wimbledon, he says it’s his work ethic that really sets him apart.

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Called to duty: Activating for Irma

11.13.17.Irma.FBTwo days before Management Assistant Scott T. planned to evacuate his Fort Myers, Florida, home ahead of Hurricane Irma, he got a call that changed his plans.

His National Guard unit had been called to duty.

Within hours, Scott shifted roles from running the Exotic Car Collection branch in downtown Naples to that of a National Guard officer working a state of emergency.

“My unit had been activated, so instead of evacuating to Georgia with my wife, I had 48 hours to report to Tampa with the National Guard,” says Scott, a First Lieutenant with the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. “With the state of emergency declared, we knew we’d have to act fast.”

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Selfie With a Soldier 2017

Hand in paw

Carol and Nico_450 WideWhile dogs have long been known as man’s best friend, their rapport with kids is equally as strong.

Just ask Carol B., Operations Manager in the South Central Group.

For the past three years, Carol and her nine-year-old golden retriever, Nico, have volunteered at the nonprofit Hand in Paw. The pair helps children with physical, emotional, educational or psychological needs through animal-assisted therapy.

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Things I wish I knew: Howard Puterman, GM/VP

Howard Puterman“If only I knew then what I know now…”

Hindsight is 20/20. But one of the benefits of Enterprise’s promote-from-within culture is knowing company leaders all started from the same place as branch employees just beginning their careers. They’ve seen the same things, dealt with the same issues and faced the same fears.

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