10/19 update: The deepening investigation is going on two weeks as accident examiners work toward a preliminary cause report.
The countdown has begun to… the International LCT Show, coming up next week. As we editors prepare to attend and cover this action-packed event, several scheduled programs stand out:
NYC “Green” Rules Increase Interest on the Subject: There will be two seminars this year especially relevant to those affected by
Lively Keynote Speakers: Vince Poscente presents “Life in the Fast Lane: Transform Your Workplace Performance!” How can an operator find the inner strength to get motivated when facing a tough, stressful, and competitive business environment? Learn how to ignite your passion about your life, your business, and the choices you make.
In “Going Beyond the Obstacles: The Art of Getting What You Want,” Francine Ward talks about overcoming adversity after having battled drug addiction and homelessness, and how she turned her life around by creating a life regimen that anyone can live by. Ward's philosophy is simple, but profound: set a goal for where you want to be, create a plan for making it happen, don't let obstacles get you down, ask for help along the way, and baby step your way to success.
Family Business Transition – How to Pass the Baton: This panel – composed of business family members – will share how the baton of leadership has been passed (is being passed) in their limousine companies. Whether you imminently are poised to turn over the helm of your company to offspring or your children taking command is still years away, you will be better off for hearing these insights. Rick Brown of La Costa Limousine will moderate. The panelists include: Jon Epstein, Royal Coachman Worldwide; Brandon Stein and Ron Stein, Exclusive
Industry Awards Gala: Everyone who is anyone in the chauffeured transportation industry will join together for an evening of glitz and glamour to celebrate and applaud those who made the greatest contributions to the industry in 2007. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, awards and a live auction.
Award Categories Include:
Association Award of Excellence
Best Direct Mail
Best Sales Brochure
Best Print Advertisement
Best Company Promotional Item
Best Web Site Homepage
And the most prestigious awards in the entire industry. . .
LCT 2008 Operators of the Year
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