Aimbridge Hospitality Continues Portfolio Growth with 16 Extended Stay America Properties

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company, announces it has added 16 Extended Stay America properties to its growing portfolioAimbridge now manages 36 Extended Stay…

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company, announces it has added 16 Extended Stay America properties to its growing portfolioAimbridge now manages 36 Extended Stay America properties, with more in the pipeline.

This portfolio of Extended Stay America properties has received $5 million of capital improvements in the last two years alone and will continue to receive capital improvements into the future from the new ownership group consisting of Lodging Advisory Group and ServiceStar Capital Management, LLC.

Lodging Advisory Group (LAG) will serve as the portfolio’s asset manager. Founded in 2017, Lodging Advisory Group is focused on building a diversified portfolio of extended stay assets. LAG is led by former Value Place CEO, Dan Weber, and former WoodSpring Suites Chief Strategy Office, Tyler Brown. CEO Dan Weber says, «Our knowledge of and experience in the extended stay hotel space paired with Aimbridge Hospitality’s deep operational expertise is a partnership that makes perfect sense.»

Mike Deitemeyer, Global President of Aimbridge Hospitality, added, «At Aimbridge, we use our scale, deep understanding of extended stay properties and experience across each hospitality vertical to achieve success alongside our owners. Our extended stay team is excited to assume management of this exceptional collection of properties.»

The increased demand for affordable properties with amenities such as kitchens with a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, and range makes Extended Stay America particularly attractive to travelers. The new Extended Stay America properties added to Aimbridge Hospitality’s portfolio, with a total of 1,775 keys, are:

  • Extended Stay America West, Omaha, NE: 86 keys
  • Extended Stay America Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS: 118 keys
  • Extended Stay America Airport, Kansas City, MO: 108 keys
  • Extended Stay America South, Kansas City, MO: 119 keys
  • Extended Stay America Chandler, Phoenix, AZ: 101 keys
  • Extended Stay America East, Wichita, KS: 73 keys
  • Extended Stay America Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, NM: 101 keys
  • Extended Stay America Airport, Albuquerque, NM: 122 keys
  • Extended Stay America Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS: 126 keys
  • Extended Stay America Shawnee Mission, Merriam, KS: 142 keys
  • Extended Stay America Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO: 101 keys
  • Extended Stay America Tiffany Springs, Kansas City, MO: 89 keys
  • Extended Stay America East Chandler Avenue, Phoenix, AZ: 130 keys
  • Extended Stay America Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS: 133 keys
  • Extended Stay America 87thStreet, Lenexa, KS: 116 keys
  • Extended Stay America, Rio Rancho, NM: 109 keys

For more information on Extended Stay America or to book a stay at one of these properties, visit: https://www.extendedstayamerica.com/. For more on ServiceStar Capital Management, LLC, visit: http://servicestarcapital.com/And for more on Lodging Advisory Group, LLC, visit: https://lodgingadvisory.com/.

About Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality is the leading, global, third-party hotel management company operating branded full service, select service, luxury hotels, destination resorts, convention centers, and lifestyle hotels. Aimbridge merged with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2019, and now represents a premium portfolio of more than 1,400 branded and independent properties in 49 states and 20 countries. Aimbridge is based in Plano, Texas, and has additional corporate offices in Atlanta, Calgary, Fargo, Puerto Rico, San Clemente, Toronto, and Washington D.C. Aimbridge’s International Division, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, has supporting offices spread across Europe in Amsterdam, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Moscow.

For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com and connect with Aimbridge on LinkedIn.

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American Cancer Society and Chevrolet Celebrate 10-Year Partnership in Fight Against Breast Cancer

DETROIT, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Since 2011, Chevrolet has been a partner in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement, raising over $13.8 million to fund the future of groundbreaking breast cancer research, 24/7 support for cancer patients, and provide access to lifesaving screenings. 

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DETROIT, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Since 2011, Chevrolet has been a partner in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement, raising over $13.8 million to fund the future of groundbreaking breast cancer research, 24/7 support for cancer patients, and provide access to lifesaving screenings. 

Chevrolet and participating dealers across the United States have supported more than 100 Making Strides events across the country through event sponsorships, team participation, and customer engagement.

While Making Strides events have gone virtual this year, Chevrolet will continue support the events at the national, regional and local level all month. Employees across the country are participating in local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events by «walking where they are» and making donations.

On October 1, Chevrolet launched its monthlong #IDriveFor social media campaign, which encourages people to share whom they drive for using the hashtag. Chevrolet will contribute $5 for every social post (up to $220,000) on Twitter or Instagram using #IDriveFor.

Chevrolet is also showing its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Making Strides by turning the towers of the Renaissance Center global headquarters in Detroit pink during October, displaying a pink fleet of vehicles and painting the sidewalks in front of the Renaissance Center pink.

«We are more grateful than ever for Chevrolet’s partnership, 10 years strong,» said Gary Reedy, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society. «Cancer hasn’t stopped for COVID-19. Chevy’s continued commitment to Making Strides, ensures we can fund the future and continue the progress we have made in the fight against breast cancer through groundbreaking research, providing access to care and providing screenings for those who need it most.»

«Many things look different today than they did a year ago, but the commitment by ACS to continue the fight against breast cancer remains unwavering,» said Steve Majoros, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. «Chevy is proud to continue our commitment to Making Strides with the rollout of the #IDriveFor campaign. We are excited to leverage technology to create a virtual community fueled by the shared mission of raising awareness of and financial support for breast cancer research.»

To learn more about Making Strides, visit makingstrideswalk.org.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.

Media Contact: Amanda Bosherz, amanda.bosherz@cancer.org

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Bike Chattanooga Program Thrives Amidst COVID-19

Announces New Member Referral Program for Month of October

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Today, Shift Transit, a leading mobility operations company and day-to-day operator of the Bike Chattanooga bikeshare program, announced it was spearheading a new member referral program for the Bike Chattanooga bikeshare program. The launch of this campaign coincides with record-breaking ridership and membership gains for the 8-year-old bikesharing service.

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Announces New Member Referral Program for Month of October

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Today, Shift Transit, a leading mobility operations company and day-to-day operator of the Bike Chattanooga bikeshare program, announced it was spearheading a new member referral program for the Bike Chattanooga bikeshare program. The launch of this campaign coincides with record-breaking ridership and membership gains for the 8-year-old bikesharing service.

For the month of October, for each newly purchased Bike Chattanooga pass or membership on the PBSC/CycleFinder app, the pass holder will receive a unique code to refer a friend to try bikeshare with a free daily pass. A daily pass, valued at $8, gives riders unlimited 60-minute, station-to-station trips for a 24-hour period. The referral program is being launched at a time when bikesharing has become recognized as a great way to remain active and commute on one’s own terms in the midst of COVID-19, while also being able to maintain social distancing.

Since March, the Bike Chattanooga program has remained open, accessible, and safe for all to use. The service has distributed more than 200 free annual memberships to frontline workers, while seeing a 62% usage increase in stations adjacent to medial facilities between April – September. In addition, between January – September, the service has broken a number of system records including:

  • 62% Y-o-Y increase in the number of subscriptions sold
  • 27% Y-o-Y increase in ridership
  • 27% Y-o-Y increase in miles travelled

«We are thrilled to see the record-breaking success of the Bike Chattanooga program in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,» said Ben Taylor, Director of Transportation Operations for the City of Chattanooga. «It’s clear that Chattanooga residents and visitors have come to rely on the program as a vital transportation lifeline and we are grateful to be able to partner with Shift Transit to safely provide this service.»

A significant source of these gains has been the service’s 55 electric bikes. With e-bike sales surging across the country, Bike Chattanooga has also benefitted from the growing interest in electric transport. To date, the Bike Chattanooga e-bike fleet has seen a 97% increase in usage Y-o-Y, representing 36% of all system trips.

For more information, visit www.BikeChattanooga.com

About Shift Transit

Shift Transit is a leading provider in shared mobility operations, managing 25,000 mobility assets on a daily basis. Shift Transit offers clients a robust suite of services, including vehicle maintenance, repair, recharging/refueling, rebalancing, marketing and sales, and government relations support.

For more information, visit www.shifttransit.net

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InventHelp Inventor Develops Safety Barrier for Ride-Sharing Motor Vehicles (BRK-2933)

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — While ridesharing has become quite popular for both drivers and riders, there have been times when safety has been compromised. Concerned about that, an inventor from Birmingham, Ala., came up with an effective preventive measure.

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — While ridesharing has become quite popular for both drivers and riders, there have been times when safety has been compromised. Concerned about that, an inventor from Birmingham, Ala., came up with an effective preventive measure.

He developed PROTECT-A-DRIVE to protect ride-sharing drivers against physical harm from passengers, reducing the chances of injury and death. As such, it provides a barrier between the front and back seats of a motor vehicle. Thus, it improves safety and security and affords peace of mind. Furthermore, its durable construction makes it effective for an extended period of time. In addition, it is convenient, effective and affordably priced.

The inventor’s work experience inspired the idea. «Working as a driver for a ridesharing business,» he said, «I was once attacked by a passenger and almost wrecked my car because I had no way to keep separated from my rider.»

The original design was submitted to the Birmingham sales office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 19-BRK-2933, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp’s Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com.

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InventHelp Inventor Presents a New Automotive Wiper Accessory (BTM-2791)

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — «I drive a car with no back wiper, and have experienced difficulties driving many times when snow or rain block my view. I wanted a safe way to solve this problem,» said an inventor from Baltimore, Md. «So, I invented the REMOVABLE BACK WIPER.»

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — «I drive a car with no back wiper, and have experienced difficulties driving many times when snow or rain block my view. I wanted a safe way to solve this problem,» said an inventor from Baltimore, Md. «So, I invented the REMOVABLE BACK WIPER.»

The invention fulfills the need for add-on wiper capabilities for the back window of an automobile or light-duty truck. This special add-on wiper could be remotely activated. It would help restore the driver’s view for safe and confident lane-changing and other maneuvers in busy highway traffic. This invention would spare the automobile owner having to stop and manually wipe off the back window, which can be messy, time-consuming, and inconvenient. It could even serve as a temporary emergency wiper for the front windshield in the event the original system failed. Additionally, this product would also be weatherproof, user-friendly, secure, and easily adaptable to different vehicles without original rear wipers.

The original design was submitted to the Baltimore sales office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 19-BTM-2791, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp’s Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com.

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InventHelp Inventor Develops Easier Way to Access a Behind-The-Cab Toolbox (CBA-3892)

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — «I’ve worked as a contractor for 33 years and was tired of having to climb, jump or crawl into the truck bed from the lowered rear tailgate to get tools and supplies,» said an inventor, from Dillon, S.C., «so I invented MY BUDDY LADDER. My design ensures that tools in the behind-the-cab tool box can be easily and safely accessed by a worker.»

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — «I’ve worked as a contractor for 33 years and was tired of having to climb, jump or crawl into the truck bed from the lowered rear tailgate to get tools and supplies,» said an inventor, from Dillon, S.C., «so I invented MY BUDDY LADDER. My design ensures that tools in the behind-the-cab tool box can be easily and safely accessed by a worker.»

The patent-pending invention provides an easier way to access a behind-the-cab tool box on a taller pickup truck. In doing so, it eliminates the need to struggle and climb up into a truck bed. As a result, it saves time and effort and it could enhance safety and convenience. The invention features a durable and lightweight design that is easy to apply and use so it is ideal for the construction industry, trade workers, pickup truck owners, etc. Additionally, it is producible in design variations.

The original design was submitted to the Columbia sales office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 19-CBA-3892, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp’s Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com.

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UberJets reports stronger than expected 3rd quarter results…. 2020 continues to soar

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — UberJets unique pay as you go model propelled by artificial intelligence providing best and market pricing is a sharp contrast to old economy standards like FlexJets, NetJets, Sentient, and Wheels Up who all sell one size fits all 25 hour Jet Cards.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — UberJets unique pay as you go model propelled by artificial intelligence providing best and market pricing is a sharp contrast to old economy standards like FlexJets, NetJets, Sentient, and Wheels Up who all sell one size fits all 25 hour Jet Cards.

It has been widely reported in a recent Forbes article that Wheels Up had to take over $74 million from the government as part of the PPP program in recent months.

As a result of UberJets artificial intelligence platform, it does not own aircraft and is able to save tens of millions of dollars in personnel costs having unlimited expansion capabilities within the marketplace.

It’s for all these reasons UberJets is optimistic about its continued expansion within the marketplace and projects a 20% market share of this 6 billion dollar industry by 2023.

«Automation and integration have dramatically simplified an industry with a much needed long overdue facelift,» said Martin Aiken Engineering VP

As seen in numerous articles written by Afar travel magazine UberJets supports a «One Stop Shop» platform that assists members to navigate and select the best, most cost-efficient aircraft to cater to their specific needs & wants. 

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UberJets is not affiliated with the 300+ various DBA’s with the name Uber in it, UberJets is strictly private aviation.

About UberJets:
UberJets, founded in 2017, pioneered an innovative, pay-as-you-fly technology membership model. Inspired by the needs of the modern traveler, UberJets provides 24/7 access to charter services with unparalleled flexibility. While many in private aviation remain fixated on antiquated processes and procedures, UberJets leverages cloud-based machine learning to provide an industry-leading web/app framework. Our technology-driven operating system allows flyers live access to a wide variety of aircraft options, granting freedom to choose the exact year, make and model that serves their mission with the best in market price point. For more information, please visit www.flyuberjets.com.

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Pitt Football to Wear Makana Masks During Air Travel This Season

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Pittsburgh football team will wear Makana masks to best protect its student-athletes, coaches and team personnel during air travel this season. The Makana mask, developed by Dr. David Mathews and donated to Pitt Athletics by Makana, functions as a closed system (no valve) with a functional two-way filter to protect even the most vulnerable populations from airborne…

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The University of Pittsburgh football team will wear Makana masks to best protect its student-athletes, coaches and team personnel during air travel this season. The Makana mask, developed by Dr. David Mathews and donated to Pitt Athletics by Makana, functions as a closed system (no valve) with a functional two-way filter to protect even the most vulnerable populations from airborne pollutants.

«The Makana mask uses state-of-the-art technology and high-quality materials to provide the best possible protection,» said Dr. Freddie Fu, chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC. «I am proud of the relationship between Pitt and Makana and thrilled that this innovative new mask is going to help keep the Panthers safe during air travel.»

Pitt and UPMC Sports Medicine followed every CDC and UPMC guideline in place before ultimately choosing Makana masks to enhance student-athlete and staff safety during these unprecedented times. The Makana mask is not a N95 respirator mask, but rather as Dr. Mathews says «a mask that truly protects the wearer and those around them.»

«I did my residency in orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh, where I often treated Pitt athletes, and of course I became a fan,» said Dr. Mathews. «Years later, it feels great to be able to provide these masks to Pitt athletes to keep them as safe as possible when they travel, especially by plane, for games in these unusual times. Makana masks were developed to provide a more effective, more comfortable, and reusable alternative to disposable surgical masks for anyone in situations with pollutants, pathogens or questionable air quality. With a global pandemic interfering with so many aspects of our lives, I’m delighted that our company can play a small part in the great tradition of Pitt football. Hail to Pitt

Additional information on the Makana masks is available at www.makanausa.com.

Makana
At Makana we are humanitarians first and innovators second. In the beginning, we set out to design an anti-pollution mask for at-risk populations in developing nations; something we rarely worry about in the United States. We wanted to create a washable reusable facemask; improving comfort, function, and performance while reducing unnecessary waste. We designed our mask to protect the most vulnerable populations from airborne pollutants. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we collectively agreed to make sure that our masks could be worn all day, every day. Our mask protects the wearer and everyone around them, using a simple two-way filter to capture bacteria and virus particles. With countless color options and four unique filters to choose from, the Makana facemask the most user-friendly protection available for everyone no matter where they live, work or play. Makana making the world a healthier place one breath at a time.

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25th Annual Bob Busse Memorial Golf Classic Benefitting Special Olympics Georgia

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The 25th Annual Bob Busse Memorial Golf Classic is set to take place on Tuesday, October 27th, at 8:30 a.m. at the prestigious Settindown Creek Course at Ansley Golf Club. Come experience the tradition behind one of Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) signature events. All golfers will enjoy a breakfast, a delicious lunch, full round of golf, and a golfer…

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The 25th Annual Bob Busse Memorial Golf Classic is set to take place on Tuesday, October 27th, at 8:30 a.m. at the prestigious Settindown Creek Course at Ansley Golf Club. Come experience the tradition behind one of Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) signature events. All golfers will enjoy a breakfast, a delicious lunch, full round of golf, and a golfer gift bag. All proceeds raised will go directly towards benefitting our 26,620 Special Olympics Georgia athletes. 

«Special Olympics Georgia is so excited to host the Bob Busse Memorial Golf Classic for the twenty fifth year in a row. We are especially grateful to the Ansley Golf Club in Roswell for hosting us,» said Special Olympics Georgia CEO Georgia Milton-Sheats. SOGA invites you to come be a part of this very special day by signing up to be a hole-sponsor. There are still hole sponsorships available for interested companies and individuals. 

Special Olympics Georgia would like to thank our Premier State Sponsors: Publix, UPS, Marlow’s Tavern, and Winter Construction for their dedicated support and loyalty to our athletes.

Special Olympics Georgia would like to thank the Presenting Sponsors for the 25nd Annual Bob Busse Memorial Golf Classic: The Ryan Foundation, UPS, Holland and Knight, The Coca-Cola Company, Jim O’Donnell, Northpoint Commercial Financial, Weinberger and Wheeler, Hawkins and Parnell Law Firm, American Specialty Insurance and Risk Services Inc., The Hollett Family, Inwood Holdings, Knights of Columbus, Ben Deutsch, Rob Vaka, High Street Realty, Seefried Properties, Eileen Thanner, Postal Xpress, Michael Deadrick and Schreeder, Wheeler and Flint LLP.

About Special Olympics Georgia

SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 26,620 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. For more information, visit www.specialolympicsga.org.

 

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Volvo Group Named One of the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The 25 World’s Best Workplaces stood out for creating globally exceptional employee experiences, high-trust relationships and workplaces that are fair and equal for all. The Volvo Group’s ranking is especially impressive given the historic challenges of the past year.

«Every day and across all of our 12 great brands, our employees are engaged in developing sustainable future solutions that are essential for any society to prosper,» said <span…

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The 25 World’s Best Workplaces stood out for creating globally exceptional employee experiences, high-trust relationships and workplaces that are fair and equal for all. The Volvo Group’s ranking is especially impressive given the historic challenges of the past year.

«Every day and across all of our 12 great brands, our employees are engaged in developing sustainable future solutions that are essential for any society to prosper,» said Martin Weissburg, president of Mack Trucks and Chairman of Volvo Group in North America. «Connections and meaningful work inspire people to work harder for their colleagues and their customers. It’s what motivates our team to go that extra mile.»

Many Volvo Group entities around the world received Great Place to Work certification in 2020, including Volvo Financial Services in Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Sweden, U.K. and the U.S., as well as Volvo Penta in the U.S., Volvo Construction Equipment in Argentina, Volvo Group Brazil and Volvo Group Italy.

«We are truly honored and deeply humbled to be receiving this award,» said Marcio Pedroso, president of Volvo Financial Services, where almost 80% of employees work in a market recognized by Great Place to Work. «Our winning culture thrives on open dialogue, equality and fairness. This creates opportunities for employees that are important to their personal growth and engagement at work.»

While some companies boast an inspiring purpose, innovation, or a strong culture with growth opportunities and fair compensation, it is the combination of these offers that has set the Volvo Group apart for more than 90 years. 

«The workplace culture we’ve fostered is anchored in treating others with respect and inviting everyone to contribute to the innovations that have been the hallmark of Volvo Penta through the years,» said Martin Bjuve, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas.  «I am especially proud of our strong record of creating an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion throughout our company.»

Volvo Group employees are also deeply passionate about making a difference in the community, which has been more important than ever during the pandemic. A few ways the company supported front-line heroes and people in need worldwide include:

  • Monetary donations to Red Cross International and the United Way;
  • Producing and donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to local healthcare professionals in Europe, North America and China;
  • Donating R&D expertise for ventilator development in the U.S. and electric motors for ventilator production in Belgium;
  • Offering free meals to truck drivers delivering essential supplies in Poland and the U.S.;
  • Donating groceries to unemployed and migrant workers and their families in South America;
  • Food and laptop donations for families and for students in the U.S.; and
  • Free truck deliveries of needed supplies to several charities with local and global reach.

«Congratulations to the World’s Best Workplaces. These organizations not only have succeeded at creating a high-trust, inclusive, global culture, they have met the historic challenges of the past year with inspiring, deeply human responses. In the worst of times, the World’s Best have given us hope for a better future,» said Michael C. Bush, CEO Great Place to Work.

Great Place to Work identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces around the world with the publication of the annual World’s Best Workplaces list. To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must be named to five or more national Best Workplaces lists, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Companies also receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in their worldwide locations. Candidates for this year’s list appeared on lists published in 2019 and 2020.

94% of Volvo Penta employees, headquartered in Chesepeake, Virgina, say it is a great place to work compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

 

Colleagues from Volvo Financial Services and Volvo Group in Brazil recently celebrated their Great Place to Work certification.

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase customer uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. The Volvo Group is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs 104,000 people and serves customers in more than 190 markets. In 2019, net sales amounted to about $45.7 billion. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.   

For further information, please contact Mary Beth Halprin, Volvo Group North America, phone- 336-389-2375, email mary.beth.halprin@volvo.com.

 

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