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Staff are often offered tickets to sporting events. Above, team members enjoy a Milwaukee Brewers game.

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Kunes Country Ford-Lincoln of Delavan

Delavan, Wis.

#30 100 List Ranking

Dealer

Gregg Kunes

Full-time employees

99

2016 new-vehicle sales

597, up 15%

2016 used-vehicle sales

1,296, up 24%

Sales Manager Mike Terlikowski on showing employees they are valued

"It's the little things — the owner singing 'Happy Birthday' to you over the intercom, sports tickets being offered to team members, pastors available to talk and an open-door policy where any employee can talk to any manager any day."

Special Finance Manager Art Palinski on keeping employees engaged

"We have a corporate office, but nothing is mandated. We are able to work together to make sure things are compliant, and we're reflecting the heart of the company well, but as a store, we're able to set our own personality and programs. It's our own, and we all know it."

Kelli Kunes, events and special projects manager, on attracting employees

"We've recently found a lot of success in placing Facebook ads for our openings and encouraging our team to share them throughout their network."

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