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Colorado Group Hosts Largest Meeting In A Year

Posted on October 3, 2018

(l to r) Nikko Ouzounis, White Dove Limousine; Mary Norby, Carey Denver; Gary Buffo, Pure Luxury Transportation; Jason Ramsey, Prestige Worldwide Transportation; Marcos Contreras, A Advantage Limo
(l to r) Nikko Ouzounis, White Dove Limousine; Mary Norby, Carey Denver; Gary Buffo, Pure Luxury Transportation; Jason Ramsey, Prestige Worldwide Transportation; Marcos Contreras, A Advantage Limo
In an engaging and informative luncheon, the Colorado Limousine Association hosted a general membership meeting on Sept. 25 with several guest speakers and topical presentations. It was the best attended meeting in more than a year, with about 35 members and guests.

The highlight of the meeting was the first-rate key note presentation from NLA President Gary Buffo (Pure Luxury Transportation). Buffo spoke on tough issues, answered hard questions, and gave operators real food-for-thought. He also updated the attendees on NLA projects and benefits of NLA membership. His participation helped bring out less active CLA members and non-members alike. Overall, this event helped the CLA and the NLA sign up new members. 

Generally, the Colorado Limousine Association (CLA) holds general membership meetings at a local college. For the past few months CLA President Jason Ramsey (Prestige Worldwide Transportation) has had plans to put on a show. “We just wanted to do something different than a standard meeting – we wanted to pull out the stops and encourage more participation," Ramsey said. 

The three-hour meeting began with a 30-minute networking session that allowed local operators to connect and form new affiliate partnerships. At noon sharp, a catered lunch began with a presentation by Stu Williams of Denver International Airport. Williams was well prepared with diagrams, plans, and timelines to give local operators much better insight on the multi-year Great Hall Project at DIA. With the airport undergoing major construction, operators are experiencing many changes on how they handle airport services. Williams' insights provided a better understanding of the changes that will enable operators to train their chauffeurs and educate their clients .

NLA President Gary Buffo gives a presentation about the benefits of being an NLA member.
NLA President Gary Buffo gives a presentation about the benefits of being an NLA member.
Also attending the meeting were sponsors Nathan Spears (South Point Risk Advisors) and Robin Friedberg (Research Underwriters), who both gave short presentations.

Source: CLA press release

Related Topics: airports, Colorado Limousine Association, Colorado operators, Denver, Gary Buffo, industry events, limo associations, National Limousine Association

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