TOPIC LINDA: Why Belong To An Association?

Posted on April 21, 2009 by LCT Magazine

ASSOCIATIONS: I have been told by quite a few companies that you are not rejoining the National Limousine Association or your local association. In my capacity at LCT, I attend many association meetings monthly and I can’t think of a better use of time. When I worked for a limousine company, I went to our local association meeting every month. I realize everyone needs to look closely and cut back, but this is one expense I just can’t see anyone cutting. 
Why be a member of a local association?
Successful associations foster good working relationships. Members get and give business to each other. When times are good, they share work with each other. 
At monthly meetings, you find out what is happening in the industry. 
You can’t be everywhere. With the eyes and ears of your fellow industry members you can stay on top of the issues that affect you most. 
There’s power in numbers. If you go at a problem alone with your local politicians you only have you and your employees as voting power. 
Local Association meetings provide education
Why be a member of the National Limousine Association?
The National Association serves as a watch dog on legislative issues that affect everyone in the industry
There is power in numbers
The National association provides educational programs for you to enrich yourself
NLA members give business to each other
Let me know if you are remaining active in the industry associations and what you get from them.
View comments or post a comment on this story. (2 Comments)

More LCT Blog Blog Posts

October 1, 2012

Event Management

Don't let your guests down. Here are some things to think about before the event starts.

September 26, 2012

October LCT Mag Focuses On Customer Service

ISSUE PREVIEW: What does he think? What did she really say? Are you channeling your customers? In the October 2012 issue of LCT Magazine, you’ll get a complete primer on how to read and please your
September 26, 2012

Driverless Cars Legalized In California

With no need for people to operate vehicles, how can limo companies adapt to the new world of transportation?
September 26, 2012

Manners Still Matter On Social Media

It has never before been easier for businesses to share information, insight and intimacy with consumers; it has also never been easier to offend them. Read more to learn how to avoid a social media faux pas.
September 20, 2012

My First Encounter With The 2013 Lincoln MKT Town Car

On my trip to Chicago last week for the 2012 BusCon Expo, I had the pleasure of experiencing a new ride — the 2013 MKT Town Car.
See More

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (2)

Post a Comment



See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - January 2017 $12.95 THE MONEY ISSUE COVER STORY: * Dashboard Helps Steer Company Finances * *


Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close