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Wheels Named One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies for a Decade
Des Plaines, Ill, July 27, 2020 – Wheels, Inc., a leader in the automotive fleet leasing and management industry, was named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2020 by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR).
The competition honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in employee enrichment and a dedication to overall employee satisfaction. This is the 10th year Wheels received the honor. Wheels and the other selected organizations were honored at a virtual celebration presentation on July 24.
“We’re so grateful for our people,” said Mary Formosa, vice president of human resources at Wheels. “Even through challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic, our employees continue to stand with Wheels because of our strong values and our commitment to their health and safety. Our high level of employee satisfaction and engagement cannot be swayed. This is largely due to transparency, flexibility and our culture of doing the right thing.”
The independent research firm appraises Chicagoland companies based on various criteria, such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition and retention. Employee surveys are also considered in the selection process.
Wheels commits to the success of its employees from the start of employment by fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, combined with the encouragement to continuously learn and grow. Throughout employees’ careers at Wheels, the company offers a variety of benefits, such as educational opportunities, wellness programs, and a focus on professional development. Wheels is dedicated to enriching the lives of employees, which is one of the reasons the NABR continues to honor Wheels.
Additionally, Wheels is actively involved in giving back to the community. We offer opportunities for employees to make a positive impact in our community through mentorship and tutoring elementary school students, as well as donating to United Way. This year, employees raised over $130,000 in donations with a company match to United Way. There was funding specifically geared toward local communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Wheels, Inc.
Wheels, Inc. was established in 1939 as the world’s first automotive fleet leasing and management company. Eighty-one years later, Wheels is one of the largest privately-held companies in North America, featuring a portfolio of more than 325,000 vehicles under management across the continent, capabilities in 56 countries worldwide, and a client base that consists of some of the best-known businesses in the world. In addition to vehicle acquisition and leasing, Wheels provides numerous specialized services that help all sorts of organizations manage their fleets. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Best and Brightest Programs
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.