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Minority Operators Making Their Mark With B2B Benefits

Tom Halligan
Posted on May 25, 2017
MLOA Board of Director Reggie Tymus is leading a recruitment drive to add more minority operators. (LCT file photo)
MLOA Board of Director Reggie Tymus is leading a recruitment drive to add more minority operators. (LCT file photo)

The Minority Limousine Operators of America (MLOA) is focusing on recruiting new members by expanding its membership committee to reach out to the growing number of minority operators in the industry.

During MLOA’s bi-monthly member conference call meeting Tuesday, May 24, membership board second vice president and committee chair Reggie Tymus (Capital City Limousine, Washington, D.C.) said the organization — now in its sixth year — is stepping-up initiatives to sign-up more members to become part of the growing association.

MLOA President Maurice Brewster (Mosaic Global Transportation, Redwood City, Calif., emphasized that benefits of membership include education offerings such as minority certification classes to become eligible to compete for government and private sector contracts, and a series of web seminars to help operators grow their business.  Two web seminars are schedule this summer: A June 28 session, "Strategic Sales Skills Training” and Aug. 23 session, “Corporate Marketing Done The Right Way.”

In addition, Brewster announced that MLOA will launch a “Success Group” for minority operators that will serve as a venue for face-to-face education, networking, and sharing best business practices. The group will be led by Arthur Messina, founder/president of Create-A-Card, who said the initiative is in the planning stages and expects to launch its first meeting early next year.

Brewster also announced that MLOA will be meeting at the annual LCT-NLA Show East at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, Nov. 5-7.

Related Topics: Arthur Messina, continuing education, Create-A-Card, LCT-NLA Show East, Maurice Brewster, minority business contracting, Minority Limousine Operators of America, minority-owned businesses, MLOA, Mosaic Global Transportation LLC, Reggie Tymus

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