Merchants Fleet Recognized as Best and Brightest Company to Work For® in Chicago

Written By: Alicia Hart, Vice President, Human Resources

Merchants Fleet, the nation’s fastest-growing fleet company, has been named as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2020.  This is the second year the company has received this recognition. Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can receive this honor.

“Now more than ever, being an employee-focused organization is critical to success”, said Brendan P. Keegan, CEO of Merchants Fleet.  “Merchants has continued to experience growth during these times.  Our growth is by design and due to the dedication, hard work, and loyalty of our employees and clients.  We are proud to be recognized as a best and brightest company to work for in Chicago.”

In March of this year in response to COVID-19 concerns and in the interest of keeping employees safe and engaged, the company reported all employees in their Rosemont, IL, office would be remote. “It was very important we put employee safety first”, said Alicia Hart, Vice President of Human Resources.  “But we wanted to be sure we kept our culture and employee connections strong.”  The company implemented weekly virtual hangouts as well as a co-pilot program to connect various employees across the business. “It was important to adjust our employee programs to meet the current environment and continue with our employee-first philosophy,” said Hart.

Every year companies throughout Chicago compete to be named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.”  These select companies were honored on Friday, July 24, on a digital platform that the honorees logged into.

About The Best & Brightest Companies to Work For: The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program 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. It is presented annually in several markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and West Michigan, as well as Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit to obtain an application.

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