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New England Holiday Event Adds To Season Of Generosity

Jim Luff
Posted on December 11, 2019
LCT general manager Jim Luff (center) with LMC Group's Kristen Carroll and Melissa Lodi. (LCT photo)

LCT general manager Jim Luff (center) with LMC Group's Kristen Carroll and Melissa Lodi. (LCT photo)

NORTH READING, Mass. --- The New England Livery Association (NELA) hosted a combined quarterly association meeting along and holiday party on Dec. 10, drawing a crowd of about 75 people who enjoyed a night of networking, good food, and great raffle prizes.


LCT helped sponsor this annual event and donated some free show passes for the upcoming International LCT Show in Las Vegas Feb. 16-19, 2020.

 

NELA Second Vice President Tina Benson of L.A. Limousine Service and Sam Soares Boston Preferred Car Service each won a full show pass. Other raffle items included a wine basket, Google Home devices, a huge treasure chest of chocolates, and some Bose soundbars. 


NELA President Jason Dornhoffer welcomed new board members, Drew Messina of Create-A-Card and Britt Kirk of All Points Limousine to the board and acknowledged that Messina has already jumped in and assumed some new projects on behalf of the board. NELA CEO Rick Szilagyi provided an overview of NELA’s legislative and regulatory accomplishments during the past year.


NELA supporters and friends Britt Kirk of All Points Limousine, Sarah McKee of Chosen Payments, Drew Messina of Create-A-Card, and Alison Ford of LMC Group.

NELA supporters and friends Britt Kirk of All Points Limousine, Sarah McKee of Chosen Payments, Drew Messina of Create-A-Card, and Alison Ford of LMC Group.

As LCT General Manager, I attended the event and spoke about the disruption and divisive climate created with two industry trade shows scheduled back to back in February. LCT has already booked International LCT Show dates in Las Vegas in the first quarters of 2021 and 2022, as we have done for decades, and we hope there will be no future conflicts in dates.

 

“I have been attending the LCT Show in Las Vegas as an operator since 1994 and it has always been in the first quarter of the year. I’m not sure if our competitor couldn’t find another date or what logical reasoning there could be in doing this to the industry.” He also said he is thrilled to lead the 34-year-old LCT brand from the perspective of an operator. Luff spent 25 years as an operator and vowed to always keep operators in mind when creating educational, editorial, and social media content and to be mindful and respective of operators’ time schedules and budgetary concerns.

 

Other sponsors of the event included Lancer Insurance, Research Underwriters, Commonwealth Worldwide, Dedicated Funding, Alternative Claims Management, Center Insurance Agency, Boston Coach, Don Brown Bus Sales and Four Star Limousine.

Related LCT blog post: Jim Luff Outlines No. 1 Goal For 2020

Related Topics: 2020 ILCT, donations, Jim Luff, limo associations, Massachusetts operators, networking, New England Livery Association, New England operators, Rick Szilagyi

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