Happy Pancake Day!

Around the world today, many countries and cultures are celebrating. Whatever you call today (Mardi Gras? Shrovetide? Pancake Day?), it is, in the Christian calendar, the final day before the traditionally leaner period of Lent, where many abstain from excess or certain foods, like meat on Fridays. With Mardi Gras come plenty of delicious and […]
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Car Sharing and Tikku Houses

At Hourcar we are always thinking and talking about reducing individual car-ownership. We discuss how it will improve our cities and make them friendlier, healthier, and more accessible for their inhabitants.  But, what comes after car ownership? In the ultimate shared-mobility utopia, where each car sharing vehicle has successfully removed 14 self-owned vehicles from the road, what will […]
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Wecipe Wednesday – Pancake Taco Edition

* This month’s recipe comes courtesy of our friend Whitney at Center for Energy and Environment, an energy-efficiency organization with whom we currently share a building! We were talking with Whitney recently and she described a breakfast taco that sounded so interesting, we felt we had to share it. All of the ingredients can be […]
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HOURCAR in 2018!

Today we get a message from HOURCAR CEO, Paul Schroeder on looking forward to all of the great work HOURCAR will be embarking upon in 2018. Take it away Paul… 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for HOURCAR. Last year, we surveyed our members to learn more about what kinds of cars […]
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HOURCAR Nicknames!

Today’s post is written by Addison, one of our great Member Services team. They are one of the fine folks who help out our members during the day and on the weekends. Take it away Addison… As an HOURCAR Member Services Specialist, my work is often paradoxical. While Riley and I don’t often meet members face-to-face, we are […]
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Do Not Disturb

By: Meredith Benesh, Operations Manager After many reminders from my iPhone, I finally upgraded my iOS a few weeks ago.  After rebooting to complete the update, my phone asked if I wanted to turn on the “Do Not Disturb While Driving” setting. I decided to give it a try. The setting allows your phone to […]
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Welcome Riley!

Riley graduated from Edgewood College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in fine art, and has 3 years of experience working in nonprofits and small business management. Outside of work, Riley can be found running, reading comic books, or tending to one of their numerous houseplants. 
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Jen’s Monthly Recipe Corner

I clipped this tasty recipe out of the Star-Tribune back in the mid-90s and managed to keep track of the scrap of yellowing newsprint through two moves, but couldn’t locate it a few years ago when I wanted to make these again. I was lucky enough to get assistance from the late Al Sicherman, former […]
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Welcome to the Fleet Chevy Sonic!

The HOURCAR team is very excited to welcome two new 2017 Chevrolet Sonics to our fleet! The Sonic is a small hatchback, similar to the Honda Fits that we currently have.  The Sonic offers a responsive and peppy engine but maintains a quiet cab experience. Its has great visibility and 48 cubic feet of cargo […]
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Driving in a Winter Wonderland

Welcome to winter in Minnesota! As always, we are happy to help you live a car-light lifestyle – in all seasons. This is a brief winter update for you to hopefully answer any questions you may have about how we handle the snowy season with a fleet of 60+ cars. 1. Oh my gosh, I’ve […]
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