DES PLAINES, Ill. -– Wheels Inc., a leader in the multi-billion-dollar fleet-leasing industry, today announced that it has been selected as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicago by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). The NABR recognized Wheels and other companies at "Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" 2006 symposium and awards luncheon on Friday, June 9th at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Ill. This award program was created to recognize innovative human resource best practices and tools for constant improvement demonstrated by the top companies in the area. Wheels’ recognition as an ideal work environment by the NABR panel of judges for the second consecutive year was based on information highlighting the company’s culture, policies and human resource practices. "Wheels is firmly committed to providing a workplace environment that supports every individual in the effort to achieve personal, educational and career objectives. Our corporate culture encourages collaboration across all levels, which leads to the creativity, innovation and dedication so necessary to creating organization value and business results. We provide a highly ethical business environment that instills pride in working for a company recognized as a leader in our industry. This award validates everything we are committed to from a human resource perspective," said Joan Richards, vice president of human resources. The winners of the 2006 "Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" award are selected based on the following criteria: Diversity and Multi-Culturalism, Work-Life Balance, Communication, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Education and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Recognition and Retention, Employee Engagement and Commitment and Community Initiatives. The "Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" competition is sponsored by The Chicago Sun Times, the Management Association of Illinois, Illinois Institute of Technology Center for Research and Service, DaimlerChrysler and Corporate Express. About Wheels, Inc. Wheels, Inc. (, which pioneered the concept of auto leasing in 1939, provides a full range of specialized services to help corporations manage their vehicle fleets. Wheels has 550 employees and manages more than 240,000 vehicles. Its holding company, Frank Consolidated Enterprises, currently ranks as one of the largest private companies in the United States, with nearly $2 billion in annual sales. For additional information, please contact About NABR The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) is a newly formed organization specifically dedicated to the representation, enrichment and advocacy of smaller businesses and entrepreneurships throughout the United States. NABR specializes in providing businesses the benefits, programs, service, and assistance required to operate as efficiently and successfully as possible. Best-practice solutions are available to members in the areas of human resources, healthcare, legal, transaction, compliance, marketing and office services. For more information about NABR and its offerings, please visit, or call 1-866-321-1822.