Illinois Trade Group Celebrates 30 Years

Tom Halligan
Posted on June 7, 2017
ILA members gather at a pre-meeting networking event marking the association's 30th anniversary.
ILA members gather at a pre-meeting networking event marking the association's 30th anniversary.

CHICAGO — Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Illinois Limousine Association (ILA) held its annual membership meeting Wednesday, May 10 that featured panel discussions, keynote speakers, and industry suppliers displaying products and services.

More than 80 members and guests attended the event highlighted by a panel discussion moderated by George Jacobs (Windy City Limousine) and panel Tracy Raimer, Ron Hoye, and Art Rento that brought members up to speed on city and state regulatory and licensing information. In fact, association members are reviewing a proposed city ordinance that would mandate video security cameras on city licensed charter and sightseeing vehicles of 15 or more passengers. The ILL Board asked members to review the ordinance and submit comments to the city to ensure the ordinance is “budget friendly, simple by design, yet meets to basic requirements requested by the city.”

The annual meeting also presented the newly elected 2017 board of directors: President, Tracy Raimer, Windy City Limousine; Secretary-Treasurer, Paula DeBiasi, Chicago Coachworks; Board of Directors: Beth Cox, Cox Livery Service, Art Rento, Pontarelli Companies, Brian Sheely, Epic Limo, Scott Delheimer, Class Act Limousine, Ron Hoye, Carey/Embarque Chicago, and vendor members Sarah McKee, Chosen Payments and Chris Weiss, Chauffeur Driven.

Related Topics: Chicago operators, Chosen Payments, George Jacobs, Illinois Limousine Association, Illinois operators, limo associations, Windy City Limousine

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