Merchants Fleet Management has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2017 Rising Star award, "Coolest Company for Young Professionals." The organization Stay, Work, Play developed this award to honor companies in New Hampshire that create environments to attract and retain young workers.

"It is essential to attract the next generation to our business, to train them and invest in them as they will be the next leaders," said Mike Reilly, chief human resources officer at Merchants Fleet Management.

Other organizations nominated for the award include Core Medical Group, FoodState, Lindt & Sprugli, Right Network, and Scribe Software.

"Our judges had a challenging task when trying to differentiate between amazing and amazing," said Kate Luczko, the organization's president and CEO. "We are honored to have so many outstanding young leaders and organizations that invest their time and talent to serve the future of the Granite State."

The winner of the award will be announced at the Rising Stars awards ceremony on Oct. 2.