You’re sitting behind the wheel belting out the lyrics to a song by your favorite band, pretending to sing to a crowd of thousands…Or maybe you’re just singing along in the crowd.
Brian B., Group Rental Manager in Virginia, is no stranger to giving back. For the past 20 years he’s volunteered with Special Olympics, and he’ll soon embark on a new adventure with the organization – honorary coach of Team Virginia for the 2018 Special Olympics USA games.
The winning game plan, refined and repeated over and over as Enterprise established a presence in new markets, focused on aggressively building the neighborhood rental business – serving customers who needed a temporary replacement vehicle because of an accident, repair or theft, or a different car for a special occasion or leisure trip.
During its second decade, Enterprise continued to grow, expanding beyond its hometown St. Louis roots and beyond its core car rental and leasing business. Focusing on neighborhood locations and the needs of local renters, the company opened offices in Kansas City, Atlanta, Houston and key markets in Florida – in fact, it was in Orlando that an entrepreneurial manager pioneered our trademark “We’ll pick you up” service which was quickly adopted throughout our operations.
In early 1957, Jack Taylor was 35 years old and the sales manager for a suburban St. Louis Cadillac distributorship. He became increasingly intrigued by the relatively unheard of practice of leasing cars as an easy, convenient alternative to buying and owning a vehicle. Taking a gamble and a 50 percent cut in pay, the entrepreneur convinced his boss to let him establish an auto leasing business.
It was 60 years ago on a rainy winter afternoon that Jack Taylor started a car leasing business. He invested his entire savings ($10,000 and the help of a loan), his future and his career into the new venture. In a tiny lower-level office in a St. Louis Cadillac dealership, he began with a fleet of seven cars, one employee and a commitment to provide a uniquely personal brand of customer service.
On Loud and Gaudy!
Come Fringed and Shoddy!
Wear it proudly – without shame or fear,
The festive tradition takes place Dec. 16 this year.
So no matter your Enterprise Holdings brand or business line,
Don your ugliest holiday sweater or jumper – it’s sure to be divine.
Ever wondered what the Enterprise Management Training program looks like from the inside? Astrid P. from South Florida documented the first five months of her career as a Management Trainee to share her experiences with friends, family and co-workers. Astrid’s collection of images document typical day-in-the-life experiences of an MT, such as: training sessions, working at the airport and fun team-building events. Astrid even celebrated a birthday with her Enterprise family! Browse the photo gallery below to see what it’s really like to be an Enterprise Management Trainee: