Thursday, September 12, 2013

Charlotte Growing Into Serious Player in Corporate America


270 Fortune 500 Companies Represented in Charlotte

If momentum is everything in business, then Charlotte has the big MO in a big way.  Ranking 17th in population as a city, and 23 as a region, Charlotte is playing way above its handicap when it comes to Fortune 500 companies. 

Corporations who have their headquarters in Charlotte include 10 (11 including Wells Fargo's East Coast operations) Fortune 500 companies listed in order of their rank:
  1. Wells Fargo,  
  2. Bank of America
  3. Lowe's in suburban Mooresville,
  4. Nucor (steel producer),  
  5. Duke Energy,  
  6. Sonic Automotive
  7. Family Dollar,  
  8. Goodrich Corporation,  
  9. SPX Corporation (industrial technology),  
  10. Domtar (in suburban Fort Mill), 
  11. Chiquita Brands International.
Other major companies headquartered or with corporate operations in Metro Charlotte include: Extended Stay Hotels, Babcock and Wilcox, RSC Brands, TIAA-CREF, Time Warner Cable (formerly a business unit of Fortune 500 company Time Warner), Fox Sports 1, ESPNU, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC., Muzak, Belk, Harris Teeter, Meineke Car Care Center, Lance, Inc, Carolina Foods Inc, Bojangles', Carlisle Companies, National Gypsum, Electrolux, LendingTree, Compass Group USA, Food Lion, and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (the nation's second largest Coca-Cola bottler). U.S. Airways regional carrier CCAir was headquartered in Charlotte.

When you visit Charlotte, you will find it much more convenient and cost effective to use a chauffeured sedan than rent a car or take taxi's.  If you'd like to see some of the reasons why that's true, just check out this article. 

If you are responsible for motivational activities at a Charlotte based company, you might also be interested in our recommendations for a night-on-the-town promotion to help with sales or other goals. Our new Mercedes Party Bus is Charlotte's answer to Fun on Wheels. 

We have locations in Charlotte and Atlanta to serve you:

A Step Above Limo Services
3377 Weston St.
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 605-1108

Ambassador Limousine Service
3355 Lenox Rd.
Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30026
Tel: 404-621-2544

When your executives or sales professionals need Charlotte airport transportation, we can also be of help.  For a humorous take on the comparison between taxi and limo for airport transportation, check out this post.

Monday, September 2, 2013

7 Reasons to Use Corporate Limousine Services

A Step Above Limo Has You Covered for Any Corporate Limo or Chauffeured Sedan Need

There are so many great uses for chauffeured sedans and limos in the business world, that you could probably write a book.  Instead we have chosen to use this blog to give you the details on many such uses.  In this article we will try to provide an overview of as many possibilities as possible, and supply you with links to the details on other posts.  If  we've left out any great ideas, please add them in the comment section.

1.  Give away a night on the town as a contest prize

2.  Improve the productivity of traveling executives

3.  Pick up business guests and visiting customers at the airport

4.  Provide evening entertainment to a visiting customer or other guest

5.  Event transportation for sales meetings, trade shows, and seminars

6.  Office night out for a celebration or incentive

7.  Airport transportation for any traveling executives are sales staff

Please add to our list with your ideas in the comments. 

If you need to rent any type of chauffeuredvehicle, from a Mercedes Sedan, to a Chrysler Stretch Limo, or even a Party Van, we can be of help.  In Charlotte our phone number is (704) 605-1108  and our website is   In Atlanta, our phone number is 404-621-2544 and our website is