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Giving back, one tree at a time

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Enterprise employee Ariff A. and his wife Jessica helping out at the planting in Oregon

When Arbor Day was founded in 1872, the idea was simple – set aside a special day for tree planting.

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, of course, sets aside many days a year, as it’s in the 13th year of a special 50-year pledge for tree planting.

Every year, 1 million trees are planted as part of the Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge – a unique public-private partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation that will continue through 2056.

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Things I Wish I Knew: Bridget L., General Manager

BridgetLongBridget L., GM of the Southeast England group, shares the advice she would give herself as a Branch Manager.

Bridget’s 18-year Enterprise career has spanned five Groups, three time zones and two continents. She worked as a Branch Manager in the Chicago group and then took roles in South Florida, Seattle and San Francisco. In 2015 she made her biggest move yet, heading across the pond as General Manager in the Southeast England/London group.

Here’s the advice she’d give her younger self:

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Giving from the Heart

CanadaRMH PhotoCarrie A. knows what it’s like to spend more time inside the walls of a hospital than out.

Her youngest daughter, Avery, who was born in 2011, spent most of her life — all 10 precious months of it — fighting to survive at the University of Michigan’s Children’s Hospital.

“No one ever anticipates needing to be at a hospital for months-on-end,” says Carrie, Group HR Manager in the Southwestern Ontario group. “That’s why it’s important for me to give back to organizations like the Ronald McDonald House – an option for my family and for many of our friends experiencing challenging times.”

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Friendship on the soccer field leads to mentor partnership

Linda and MyraWhen Business Rental Sales Manager Linda B. joined the Sacramento operating group’s indoor soccer team, she was looking for a way to get to know a new batch of up-and-coming Enterprise employees.

“I remember when I met Myra B. on the soccer field – she was determined, focused and persistent,” says Linda. “She embodied all the qualities you look for in a teammate both on the field and in the branch.”

That rapport would expand as the two teamed up off the field as part of the operating group’s Formal Mentoring Program.

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Leaving a legacy (and a tie) in Brooklyn

2493 TiesAn Enterprise branch takes employee promotions to new heights.

One of the highest honors in sports happens when an athlete’s jersey number is retired. Their legacy is firmly enshrined as a part of the organization’s history, and their presence is remembered by all those who look up to the rafters.

For Javier L., former Branch Manager of the New York group’s flagship branch in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, that familiar ceremony served as a source of inspiration to recognize employees.

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Dead battery recharges customer’s love of Enterprise

David Colon PicPuerto Rico Return Agent provides exceptional customer service.

Six months ago, Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico leaving mass destruction in its path.

In the weeks following the storm, Enterprise employees worked tirelessly to ensure the business could get customers where they needed to go.

Today, many residents are still feeling the effects of the storm. According to Puerto Rico’s Power Authority, 103,000 people are still without electricity.

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Enterprise recognized by PotentialPark in multiple categories

4.4.18.PotentialPark.LISince 2002, Potentialpark’s market research has brought the voice of the candidates to both employers and universities. They have released the 2018 ranking of the most talent friendly employers in US, and Enterprise has made the list in several categories!

We’re proud to have been recognized by PotentialPark for the digital experience we provide to job-seekers. We love sharing Enterprise stories and connecting with you! Keep reading to find out how we ranked in several categories. 

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Contagious Energy: MT Program Launches in Spain

Laura Truchado PicPleasant surprises. Exceptional training and support. Laura T.  has come to appreciate both these aspects of her everyday work environment as an Assistant Manager at the Enterprise home city branch in Móstoles, Spain.

Perhaps most surprising is the fact that she’s embraced a career in the car rental industry, after completing a degree in occupational therapy at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. During her undergrad days, Laura worked part time for Enterprise at the airport. And somewhere along the way, she says, “Enterprise’s energy caught me!”

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A big brother’s influence

Kyle and NateKyle Z. recently attended a meeting that could make or break the possibility of a college football career — just not for him.

Kyle, an Area Manager with the Southwest Florida group, already had his heyday as a Division I college athlete. So what led him to attend a parent/teacher conference at Fort Myers High School? The opportunity to advocate for his Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) little brother, Nate.

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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Rob+WRob W. is 28 years into his Enterprise career, yet every day he comes to work excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Rob has good reason to be excited – he recently made the move from Southwest Florida, where he was General Manager, to Enterprise Corporate Headquarters in St. Louis, where he now serves as Corporate Vice President of Northeast Operations.

If there’s one thing Rob has learned over the course of his robust career, it’s that in order to grow, you need to get out of your comfort zone. We recently sat down with Rob to learn how he tackles new challenges and get his perspective on the business.
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