Schiller Park, IL (PRWEB) August 18, 2014
Its time to celebrate yet another bright Chicago idea. Twenty years ago SMART Cars, Inc. was incorporated as Chicagos first-ever chauffeured sedan car service. Before SMART Cars, all non-taxi livery licenses in the city were held by limousine companies. Business travelers heading for a Chicago airport had but two uninviting options: a costly stretch limo or a time-worn Chicago taxi.
All of this changed in 1994 when SMART Cars founder and President Stuart Rothstein, himself a frequent high-end business traveler, saw the need for a better way to get around town. Soon he had discovered a large and untapped market for comfort, convenience and reliability far superior to that of a taxi but costing far less than a limousine.
His epiphany was the concept of sedan service consisting of luxury sedans, operated by professional chauffeurs, working seamlessly with businesses large and small. Since then, Rothsteins SMART Cars formula of comfort, convenience and reliability has won and maintained the loyalty of top Chicago businesses and Fortune 500 firms including ED&F Man Financial, UPS, McKinsey & Company; certainly U. of C., from whose business school Rothstein earned his M.B.A.
“I rely on Smart Cars because of their safety, dependability and outstanding client service the reservationists, dispatchers and wonderful drivers all make you feel like youre their most important client. I highly recommend them to business colleagues, friends and family.” ~Connie Resendes, Head of Global Sales Excellence at Morningstar
In its early years, SMART Cars trained Chauffeurs drove clients primarily to and from Chicagos Midway and OHare airports. Today, they offer transportation not only citywide and region-wide but throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Far East, always utilizing fully vetted affiliate organizations. A single call to SMART Cars lets you seamlessly place all of your chauffeured ground transportation reservations almost anywhere in the world.
To keep SMART Cars on the cutting edge of the rapidly evolving field of chauffeured transportation, Rothstein travels widely, attending conferences and making presentations. He has served on several boards in his field, including the National Limousine Association (NLA) and the Illinois Limousine Association (ILA).
Advances in technology are so rapid; theyre fast separating the wheat from the chaff in our business. As head of a strictly value-driven company, I feel fortunate to use my training to keep SMART Cars ahead of the curve technologically. Theres no doubt, its the new technologies in booking, communicating and asset optimization that are creating the value demanded by upscale travelers today, said Mr. Rothstein.
To mark its 20th anniversary, SMART Cars will soon be announcing new technological advances to further enhance the SMART Cars experience. These include: