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Limo Associations Moving Forward At Full Throttle

Posted on July 15, 2014 by Tom Halligan - Also by this author

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Tim Rose, (L), received a plaque acknowledging his successful 14-years as president of LANJ. Rose, owner of Flyte Tyme Limousine, stepped down in January, ceding the presidency to Vice President Jim Moseley, owner of Trip Tracker.
Tim Rose, (L), received a plaque acknowledging his successful 14-years as president of LANJ. Rose, owner of Flyte Tyme Limousine, stepped down in January, ceding the presidency to Vice President Jim Moseley, owner of Trip Tracker.

It’s been a hectic past couple of months on the road covering association and industry events. In May, I went to my first annual LCT Leadership Summit held in Miami Beach, and the day after attended the monthly meeting of the Florida Limousine Association (FLA).

Soon, I was off to Chicago to speak at the annual Illinois Limousine Association’s (ILA) annual meeting, and days later headed to New York for the Long Island Limousine Association’s meeting. As I write this, I’m preparing to head south to Washington, D.C. to attend some of the National Limousine Association’s annual Day on the Hill events, where association members confer with their home state Congressional leaders on local and national industry issues.

In addition, my colleague Steve Mullen attended the Limousine Associations of New Jersey (LANJ) which held its annual membership meeting and auction, raising $15,775 to fund various association causes that serve the interest of Garden State operators. The auction — which included several items donated by LCT — is a highlight of the annual event attended by more than 75 members and sponsors. Complete fleet/maplecrest has sponsored the event for the past 13 years and in that time has helped to raise more than $120,000 for LANJ. Co-sponsors also included Ford Lincoln/Ford Motor Company, Chosen Payments and Grech Motors.

New Jersey operator Tim Rose received a plaque recognizing his 14 years as president of LANJ. Rose, owner of Flyte Tyme Limousine, stepped down in January, succeeded by Vice President Jim Moseley, owner of TripTracker.

Commenting on her first meeting back in the industry as the newly appointed executive director of LANJ, Patricia Nelson said, “I felt like I never left and it’s great to see so many people turn out for the event supporting LANJ and raising more than $15,000.” Nelson, of course, served as NLA executive director from 2006 to 2012.

Speaking of raising money, while attending the FLA meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, the Greater Orlando Limousine Association (GOLA) in a gesture of solidarity contributed $3,500 to the FLA to support its lobbying efforts on behalf of operators to ensure the aggressive transportation network companies (TNCs) operate legally throughout the state.

“The entire industry needs to work together to stop illegal companies from operating in our space,” FLA President Rick Versace said. “No matter how great the technology, if these companies use vehicles that are not registered and not insured properly, then they are putting the riding public in danger and should either come into compliance or be closed down.”

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