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Windy City Wins LMC Circle Of Excellence Award

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Posted on May 8, 2019

Windy City CEO George Jacobs (Photo: LCT)

Windy City CEO George Jacobs (Photo: LCT)

CHICAGO --- Windy City Limousine and Bus received the 1st Quarter 2019 LMC Group Circle of Excellence Award for its superior performance in human resources policies and practices.

Windy City Limousine and Bus, owned by George Jacobs, is one of the fastest-growing ground transportation providers in the country. As the first company in the industry to be named to INC 5000’s list of fastest-growing private companies five years in a row, Windy City has experienced tremendous growth due to its impressive fleet and excellent chauffeurs.

These efforts have not gone unnoticed, as Windy City has been named “Best Transportation Provider" by Meetings + Events Magazine for the last seven years as well as an LCT Motorcoach Operator of the Year and Operator of the Year in the 51+ vehicles category.

CEO George Jacobs, President Kathy Kahne, and Executive Vice President Tracy Raimer make up Windy City’s experienced leadership team.

The company's senior management has made a number of deliberate decisions that keep them on top of their game, including the choice to empower their leadership through shared experiences for skill- and relationship-building and a voice in defining Windy City’s corporate culture.

LMC CEO Kristen Carroll has spent time with Windy City’ management and is impressed by their priorities. "Chronically high business expenses in the transportation industry in terms of fleet, technology, and safety leave little left to invest in the very employees who keep these companies going and growing. Windy City has a longstanding commitment to reinvesting in their human resources, aiming to be an employer of choice and understanding without a solid team in place, they cannot succeed. I commend their efforts, and I’m grateful for their partnership. They set the bar high, and they are a great example to follow," she said.

President Kathy Kahne (holding award), and Executive Vice President Tracy Raimer (to Kahne's left) accepted the 2019 LCT Motorcoach Operator fo the Year award on behalf of the company during the LCT Awards Celebration, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the International LCT Show in Las Vegas. (Photo: LCT)

President Kathy Kahne (holding award), and Executive Vice President Tracy Raimer (to Kahne's left) accepted the 2019 LCT Motorcoach Operator fo the Year award on behalf of the company during the LCT Awards Celebration, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the International LCT Show in Las Vegas. (Photo: LCT)

This past January, Windy City held a leadership retreat for its managers in partnership with The LMC Group. It was a two-day event that included a team-building cooking class and two days of seminars and workshops focused on finance and human resources. Topics covered during the human resources portion included how to be an effective manager; coaching, communicating, and documenting; sexual harassment training; and behavioral interview training. The team took the first portion of the day to collectively create Windy City’s mission and values statements.

Training and team building are often seen as luxuries or “someday” priorities, but they are essential to growing, thriving businesses. By investing in their people, Windy City Limousine and Bus is taking a long view that will pay off tremendously in the future.

Source: LMC Group press release

Related Topics: buses, Chicago operators, George Jacobs, honors and awards, Illinois operators, industry leaders, leadership, motorcoach operators, motorcoaches, The LMC Group, Tracy Raimer, Windy City Limousine

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