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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Pedal pusher

Pedal.Pusher.Group38.fight.cancerWhen a distinguished physician in Ohio decided there wasn’t enough funding for cancer research, he took matters into his own hands and decided to do something about it.

From one physician’s passion came the Pelotonia bike race. The fundraising event began in 2008 in Columbus, Ohio and is a three-day experience which includes cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. Since the event began, more than $130 million has been raised for life-saving cancer research efforts at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

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Rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey

Harvey.FB.4On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey swept through Southeast Texas devastating everything and everyone in its path. As one of the strongest storms to hit the U.S. in 12 years, the damage and rainfall left thousands homeless and businesses destroyed.

While many sat glued to their TVs watching the powerful storm sweep across communities in Texas, for Enterprise employees in Houston – the storm was a reality they couldn’t escape – and made a lasting impact they will never forget.

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Recognition fuels growth

Referrals help fuel successA couple of years out of college, Katie R. had already learned a few things about what she wanted in a career—and perhaps just as importantly, what she didn’t.

“I just wasn’t fulfilled,” she says of the entry-level corporate human resources position she landed upon finishing a post-grad management degree. After two years she decided to leave and went to work as a bar and restaurant manager in Sudbury, Ontario.

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The value of an internship

the value of an internshipAs college students head back to campus, about 2,000 students will enter academic halls with more knowledge than they could have learned from any textbook this summer — because they gained real-world experience by completing the Management Training internship program at Enterprise.

Take it from Management Intern Mitch L. Now a senior at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Mitch is grateful his experience surpassed his initial expectations.

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Tips to finding an inspirational mentor

James+and+John_500wideAlign yourself with positive people.

That’s advice James Callaham frequently gives to employees he mentors.

It wasn’t long ago that James was a mentee himself, receiving inspiration, motivation and encouragement from Enterprise leaders.

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