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Operator Hires State Governor As Chauffeur For A Day

Posted on May 9, 2018
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) holds the door for client Doug Dean, CEO of Elliott Health Systems while working as a chauffeur for a day with Grace Limousine & Shuttle in Manchester, N.H., on Friday, May 4, 2018 (photos courtesy of Grace)
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) holds the door for client Doug Dean, CEO of Elliott Health Systems while working as a chauffeur for a day with Grace Limousine & Shuttle in Manchester, N.H., on Friday, May 4, 2018 (photos courtesy of Grace)

MANCHESTER, N.H. — We all know it’s a tough time to recruit top-notch employees. Nationally, unemployment is a low 4.1%, and in New Hampshire, it’s an unbelievable 2.6%. When you have exacting standards like Grace Limousine & Shuttle, it can be hard to find chauffeurs who are up to the task.

So when Grace CEO Mike Campbell learned that New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu had long been interested inchauffeuring, he jumped at the chance to hire him . . . for the day, at least.

Governor Sununu started his day on May 4 undergoing driver training with Grace’s chauffeur manager, Jen Goulet. He caught on quickly. Next, he drove Mike Campbell and Elliot Health System’s Doug Dean to a business meeting at the Purple Finch Café in Grace’s iconic Tesla sedan.

"In today’s employment economy, finding qualified, professional chauffeurs is one of our greatest challenges as a business," Campbell said. "Imagine my delight when Governor Sununu arrived onsite for his training. In all seriousness, our time with Governor Sununu as our celebrity driver-for-a-day was the experience of a lifetime.

For Grace Limousine owner and CEO Michael Campbell (L), having Gov. Sununu as the celebrity chauffeur-for-a day helped highlight employee recruitment challenges in a state where the unemployment rate has plummeted to 2.6%.
For Grace Limousine owner and CEO Michael Campbell (L), having Gov. Sununu as the celebrity chauffeur-for-a day helped highlight employee recruitment challenges in a state where the unemployment rate has plummeted to 2.6%.
"I thoroughly enjoyed our time together in which we shared a stimulating conversation not just about our industry, but also about the state and the country at large. I’d also like to extend a special thank you to Doug Dean, CEO of Elliot Health System, for being a very brave passenger as the Governor completed his first run."

Governor Sununu’s “driver-for-a-day” experience was a fun way to introduce him to the luxury ground transportation industry. Campbell and Grace were honored to have him on staff.

Grace Limousine and Shuttle provides luxury transportation in New Hampshire and throughout New England. Grace commits to its community by collaborating with business partners, supporting charities, and communicating with political and business leaders.

Source: Grace Limousine and Shuttle

Related Topics: employee recruitment, Michael Campbell, New England operators, New Hampshire operators

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 7 months ago

    Great article !!!!!! These officials need to understand our industry and not allow illegal operations such a tnc's. Hard work, lots of funds are behind corporate transportation services and the hard work should be protected. This is why anti trust laws were placed to protect industries. A good example of not protecting our industry was broward county florida officials that went into bed with uber and changed the laws to allow them to operate with complete disregards to passenger safety. The last major news for uber was dec 2017 british female embassy employee was murdered by her uber driver with an extensive criminal history.... this criminal should have not been driving anyone but uber looked the other way

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