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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The NLA has added a field called "I Pledge to Ride Responsibly" to each member's online profile. Our goal is that 100% of NLA members will click "Yes."

    By clicking "Yes," you are simply agreeing to follow the Passenger Bill of Rights and Duty of Care, as outlined on RideResponsibly.org. The Passenger Bill of Rights and Duty of Care apply to all passengers of a ground transportation vehicle, including but not limited to a sedan, SUV, van, mini-coach or bus.

    At your earliest convenience, log in to your membership account at
    www.limo.org, click on your name on the top right, then click "update profile".

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    Meet Our New NLA Members

    (April 8, 2015 through April 21, 2015)

    Federal Transit, Inc., Brooklyn, NY www.federaltransit.com

    King Limo Biloxi, Gulfport, MS www.kinglimobiloxi.com

    Time Worldwide Transportation LLC, Wilton, CT

    PergoRides, New York, NY  www.pergorides.com

    Transekur, Santo Domingo, DR  www.transekur.com

    One Link Limo/ Global Quality Inc., Brooklyn, NY  www.gqtlimo.com

    White Knight Limousine, Columbia, MI www.gowhiteknight.com

    Eveready Limo Corporation, Maspeth, NY www.evereadylimoz.com

    US Limo System, Floral Park, NY www.uslimosystem.com

    Securitas, Luxury Transport, Reykjavik, Iceland www.luxurytransport.is

    Siesta Trolley, Inc.., Sarasota, FL www.siestatrolley.com

    Suave Sedan, Laurel, MT www.suavesedan.com

    1st Class Limousine, LLC, St Louis Park, MN  www.1stClass-Transportation.com

    Chauffeur Adamo, Santa Clara, CA www.ChauffeurAdamo.com

    Champagne Limousine Service Inc., Pen Argyl, PA

    MT Pleasant Shuttle, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, SC

    Orlando Style Limousine Incorporated, Gotha, FL www.ostylelimo.com

    Boise Limousine Service LLC, Boise, ID

    Judah Elite Transportation Services, Antioch, TN www.judahelitetransportation.com

    AGB Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

    Ameerlimo Transportation, Houston, TX www.ameerlimo.com

    Speedy Wiz Transport, Inc., Kennesaw, GA www.speedywiztransport.com

    Limoport Transportation, Tucson, AZ www.limoport.com

    Westbus Coach Services Ltd., Hounslow, United Kingdom www.westbus.co.uk

    Pandia Group Inc, San Francisco, CA

    (AGT) Airlink Ground Transportation, LLC, Danbury, CT www.airlinklimo.com

    Coachman Luxury Transport, Farmingdale, NY www.coachmanlimo.com

    Canada INC / Chauffeured Services, North York, Canada



  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    The NLA has implemented weekly updates presented by NLA President Gary Buffo. The weekly updates will consist of what the NLA is currently doing on all its members behalf.

    If you were unable to view last weeks President's update than take a glimpse at what you missed below.


    Committee Update
    The committees have all been assigned co-chairs and we look forward to officially beginning calls next week.
    We are anticipating another productive year and moving our association and our industry forward in a positive direction.

    Below are the 2015-2016 NLA Committee Co-Chairs:

    Committee

    Co-Chair

    Co-Chair

    Association Liaison

    Jeff Greene

    Dave Shaw

    Bylaw

    Kevin Illingworth

    Richard Kane

    Charity Fundraising

    Robert Alexander

    Ron Stein

    Finance

    Robert Alexander


    International

    Joe Ironi

    Michael Oldenburg 

    Legislative

    Richard Kane

    Scott Solombrino

    Management Oversight

    Joe Ironi

    Dawson Rutter

    Membership

    Laura Canady

    Ron Stein

    Nominating

    Stephen Qua

    Erich Reindl

    Political Action

    Christopher Quinn

    Dawson Rutter

    Public Relations

    Robert Alexander

    Scott Solombrino

    Scholarship

    Kevin Illingworth

    Dave Shaw

    Show

    Diane Forgy

    Douglas Schwartz

    Sponsorship

    Laura Canady

    Erich Reindl

    Technology & Social Media

    Michael Campbell

    Stephen Qua


    New NLA Ad Hoc Committee
    Great News! The NLA Board of Directors approved a new ad hoc committee called the "Advisory Council." This is a new committee with members selected annually by the current President. The council will meet regularly to provide input on industry issues, direction, and advice to the President and the Executive Committee. This year's Advisory Council includes: Dawson Rutter (1st VP), Joe Ironi (2nd VP), Robert Alexander (Treasurer), Laura Canady (Secretary), Cheryl Berkman (Music Express), David Seelinger (EmpireCLS), Diane Forgey (Overland), Gary Kessler (Carey International), Richard Kane (International Limousine Service), and Scott Solombrino (Dav El/BostonCoach).

    I am very excited to have these leaders work together to preserve the integrity of our industry and our prestigious association.


    Public Relations Update

    We are pleased that our Ride Responsibly (www.rideresponsibly.org) campaign, although still in its infancy, has started gaining traction and national attention. We encourage all members to be familiar with the campaign and participate via the website, Facebook page and Twitter account. Please share Ride Responsibly with your affiliates, chauffeurs, and clients to assist in spreading the word.

    Here is a sampling of some of the media placements we have received. Click on the links below to be taken directly to the pages:

    MarketWatch, February 11th
    Yahoo Finance,
    March 10th
    TheStreet,
    March 10th
    Bloomberg, Taking Stock with Pimm Fox,
    March 11th
    Styling/Southern Mama,
    March 31st

    Also, please read the weekly industry intelligence report gathered by Evins Communications. This report will give you a snapshot of some of this week's headlines specifically relating to TNCs.


    Day on the Hill
    Mark your calendars: this year's Day on the Hill is Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. We are confirming the final details and will have the registration form available soon. This is the single best opportunity to have YOUR voice heard in Washington. We set up meetings with YOUR representative so you can express your concerns directly.

    Check your inbox for updates on this important event in the weeks to come.

    Show Update
    The NLA Show Committee will begin their weekly calls next week. They look forward to planning excellent educational content for the 2015 LCT-NLA Show East from November 8-10, 2015 at Harrah's in Atlantic City and the 2016 International LCT Show in Las Vegas.

    The full East Show schedule including educational topics, speakers, and descriptions will be announced in the next couple months. They will also be posted on the Show's website, www.lcteast.com.


    Sincerely,


    Gary Buffo, NLA President



  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 1:53 PM | Anonymous

    The NLA/LCT scholarship program is designed to allow new operators to attend the industry’s leading annual convention in Las Vegas. Each recipient must meet certain criteria, among them they have to be in business less than five years and never have attended an LCT Show previously. In addition to a full Show pass and hotel accommodations for three nights, each recipient received a complimentary one year NLA membership, if they were not already members.

    Read comments from the 2015 scholarship winners on their personal experiences during this year's International LCT Show.


     
    Julie Hatter
    La Bella Chauffeurs
    Long Beach, CA

    "I felt a sense of community amongst my colleagues at my first LCT show. The experienced owners took time to offer invaluable words of wisdom and encouragement and the suppliers were patient in explaining their products and services. I am extremely proud to be a new NLA member and look forward to many, many years  of our mutual success!"

     
    Curtis Pree Jr.
    Premier Luxury Car Service
    Atlanta, GA

    "One of the main key things that stuck with us and we have already started implementing is getting our back office in order. That is key and very vital to any operationght direction to clean some things up that we may have that wants to grow and become more efficient in their operation. We've already have taken steps in the ri been lacking in before attending the show. We really loved the experience of the showroom floor to get up close and personal with a lot of the newer vehicles and to see where the market is headed in the near future."

     
    Adnan Shukat
    Excelride
    Ashburn, VA

    "It was an honor and pleasure to be part of the NLA and also to attend the LCT Show. In my honest opinion, everyone who is in the limousine industry should attend the show because it is an eye opener. I was able to network and meet so many like-minded professionals and to exchange information and build relationships is priceless. The educational sessions are a must for everyone to attend and educate yourself with better tools and knowledge to grow your business in the right direction. The exhibit hall is a treat to watch and you get to walk around in the hall and see what vendors are offering in the limo industry. You are able to get information about Limo Software, fleet vendors of every kind from sedan to big luxury buses and vans and also what technology is available for us in the limousine Industry."


     
    Mitchell Weber
    Tornado Transit LLC
    Wichita, KS

    "I want to express my extreme gratitude to the committee for selecting me as a scholarship winner this year. Without your graciousness I would not have been able to attend otherwise. The show was very informative and educational for me as a young operator. Truly believe that what I learned and the contacts I made will be beneficial."



  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 1:40 PM | Anonymous

    There is no better opportunity to grow affiliate business than with fellow NLA members!

    The 2015 - 2016 NLA Directory of Members provides significant value when seeking partners around the globe for farm-in/farm-out networking revenue.

    Contact the NLA office direct at [email protected] or (800) 652-7007 to explore the best package for your company needs.

    Download 2015-2016 Advertising Form HERE


    *YOU MUST BE A 2015 NLA MEMBER TO BE INCLUDED*


    HERE IS WHAT SUCCESFUL OPERATORS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE NLA DIRECTORY OF MEMBERS

    “The NLA directory is to NLA members like the Bible is to believers; you really can’t live without it.”

    -Ron Stein, Exclusive Sedan Service

    “We all meet people at the shows, make small talk and exchange business cards that come home in a pile. When I get home I organize my visits by stapling the business cards that I have collected into the NLA Directory of Members at the top of the page that lists the company. Because Company Car only does business with NLA members the book is filled with members who have impressed me personally but have shown that they are professionals as well. If you would like an opportunity to do business with my company start by being in the book.”

    -Steve Qua, Company Car and Limousine

     “CLT Express and SC Express have always been members of the NLA and as a result been in the directory. It is a great resource for finding affiliates and for affiliates to find us. I have several affiliates now that originally found us in the NLA directory and gave us a chance. Our NLA membership and listing in the directory have been invaluable”.

    -Laura B. Canady, CLT Express Transportation.


  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    Meet Our New NLA Members

    (March 23, 2015 through April 7, 2015)


    Supreme Limousine and Corporate Car Service, Columbus, OH

    Krystal Transportation & Limousine Service, San Antonio, TX

    TelTrans, Browns Mills, NJ

    Ambassadors Executive Car Service, Denver, CO                                                     

    Rico Sun Tours, Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico, www.rstpuertorico.com

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the following NLA Board officers who were elected for the 2015-2016 term at the March 15, 2015 NLA Board Meeting.

    NLA President Gary Buffo stated, “The board of directors will stay focused on our agenda to work steadfastly on behalf of the entire membership. This, in turn, will create an abundance of value for every single member of our prestigious association. I believe we have an incredible board of directors, and a strong executive committee, whom I look forward to working with.”

    Gary Buffo – President


    Dawson Rutter: 1st Vice President


    Joe Ironi – 2nd Vice President


    Robert Alexander – Treasurer


    Laura Canady – Secretary


  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:29 PM | Anonymous





    NLA members came to visit the NLA booth during the International LCT show to celebrate NLA’s 30th year anniversary. Members had the opportunity to share with past and present board members along with staff on how many years they’ve been members with the NLA over the last 30 years. 

    The NLA would like to thank all of our members for their continued support, and who stopped by the NLA booth to take pictures and share stories on the success of their business. Let’s continue to have another successful 30 years in the ground transportation industry.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:24 PM | Anonymous

    Meet our new NLA Members

    (March 4, 2015 through March 24, 2015)


    Chauffeurs of Distinction, Adel, Iowa www.chauffeursofdistinction.com

    Absolute Transportation LLC, Redding, CT www.absolute-transportation.com

    Legacy Atlanta, Inc., East Point, GA www.legacyatlanta.com

    Connoisseurs Golf Transportation, Bandon, OR

    8 Senses Inc., Zürich, Switzerland

    Red Star Party Bus, Austin, TX www.redstarpartybus.com

    PC Limo & Tours, Palm Desert, CA http://www.pclimoandtours.com

    Corporate Worldwide Transportation, Inc., Orlando, FL www.corporateworldwidetransportation.com

    Border Limousine Service, Hudson, NH www.borderlimousine.com

    Lakeville Livery LLC, Salisbury, CT www.lakevillelivery.com

    Sharon Limousine Inc., Grapevine, TX

    Falcon Valet Limousine, Alexandria, VA www.falconvalet.com

    Davids Of London Ltd, London, United Kingdom www.davidsoflondon.co.uk

    Altitude Transportation/NoCo Party Bus, Fort Collins, CO www.NoCoPartyBus.com

    LussoLuxe Worldwide Transportation, Commerce City, CO

    855 Limo Car Inc., East Elmhurst, NY

    CCS Executive Car Service, Inc. Chicago, IL

    Woodside Chauffeured Services, Portola Valley, CA

    K and G Limousine Services, Inc., New Hyde Park, NY www.kglimo.com

    Chicago CoachWorks, Chicago, IL www.chicagocoachworks.com

    Lux Rides, Phoenix, AZ www.LuxRIdesAZ.com

    Vip Sedan & Limousine, Omaha, NE

     

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 2:16 PM | Anonymous


    At this year's 2015 LCT Magazine Awards Celebration & Emerald Ball in Las Vegas, Ford Motor Company generously contributed a total of $78,000 to the NLA ($39,000) and the Harold Berkman Memorial Fund ($39,000).

    The NLA and Harold Berkman Memorial Fund would like to thank Craig Hall and the Ford Motor Company for their continued generosity and support of our industry. We truly can’t thank you enough!!

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