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Sunday, August 18, 2019

0414-klaMembers of the KLA at a breakfast meetingMetropolis, Ill.—The Kentucky Limousine Association (KLA) held a two-day mini-event for its most recent association meeting. KLA members traveled along the Western Kentucky Parkway into the great state of Illinois, and then on to their final destination at Harrah’s Metropolis Hotel and Casino … sans Superman and his pals. The whole affair was put together by the KLAs very own Superman, Val Newton of Regal Limousine Service.

First on the agenda was a discussion of Kentucky House Bill 513 and Kentucky Senate Bill 177, which are already in committee for this 2014 legislative session. These bills were created due to a recent ruling by a federal judge in favor of Wildcat Moving of Lexington, K.Y. in its battle to overturn “anti-competitive” state laws, and its effective "re-regulation" of laws relating to certificates of operating authority for limousines, and other "need for service" industries. Because of Uber and the proliferation of other rogue apps, KLA membership would clearly like to see these bills passed into law very soon.

Louisville, K.Y. local news affiliate, WHAS, ran a story exposing an illegal limousine operator who was caught in a sting operation by Louisville Metro Police. This illegal operator was caught, red-handed, on camera by law enforcement officers. The coverage and/or videos are posted on KLA website. KLA members were encouraged to direct the general public to these incriminating videos, so they will be forewarned of illegal limousine operators in the area who come out en masse during the busy prom and wedding season.

Other 2014 KLA initiatives announced and discussed during this meeting included: End of year KLA “Operator of the Year” and “Chauffeur of the Year” awards; the Kentucky State Fair Board’s request of an invitation to a future KLA meeting to expand the existing relationship between the two groups, and the pros and cons of Livery Coach and FASTTRAK software were bandied back-and-forth by KLA members currently using those software packages, or similar products with a chauffeured ground transportation industry focus.

The next KLA meeting guests/speakers were announced including Churchill Downs Vice President of Operations, Greg Bush, and various members of his staff. They will be speaking in regard to the upcoming 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 3.

Visit kylimo.org for more information.

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eliteRenzo Ormsbee and Sylvia Rodriguez Houston, Texas —Elite Limousines of Houston welcomes Sylvia Rodriguez as our newest team member. Rodriguez will be the company’s first outside sales representative, and will have the title of Solutions Consultant.

“Sylvia has performed at a high level in sales and management in several different industries, and is currently training on our pricing, business procedures, and all the nuances and challenges that are unique to the transportation industry,” says Renzo Ormsbee, president of Elite Limousines of Houston. “Her disciplined motivation, and outgoing personality make her a natural networker. She has already opened some doors for us…and we haven’t even printed her business cards yet!”

“I have known Renzo for almost 20 years, and I know the level of integrity that he and his family have. I know what this business and their clients mean to them, and I represent the company with great pride,” says Rodriguez.

Elite Limousines of Houston currently has a fleet of 20 vehicles based just outside of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston.

Visit elitelimohouston.com for more information.

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A-List WWA List Worldwide President Avi Karpel presents a certificate of company stock to Senior Chauffeur Marvin Vick, who has worked at the company for over 17 years.Los Angeles, Calif. — A List Worldwide Transportation Services, based near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), recently started offering all of its employees shares in the corporation.

Under the Corporate Shares Program, employees will be given shares in the company at the end of each month based on their performance, continued length of employment, and great customer service. It is open to all employees who fulfill their employment probationary requirements. Additional shares can be distributed by management for what is considered “over the top,” extraordinary service and repeated acknowledgement by a client(s) for a chauffeur’s or staff member’s performance.

“I always treated my employees as my extended family. My door has been always open for them for any issue they may have and I am proud to have one of the best team of chauffeurs and staff in the industry,” says A List President, Avi Karpel. “I felt this program was something extra that I needed to do to show my utmost appreciation to their dedication, something that will go beyond their regular payroll, 'partnership in the corporation.' When the program was introduced to them in a meeting and my commitment to them was outlined in their employee handbook, they were thrilled and astonished. Now, adding our employees to a level of our partners, you can only expect the best out of A List Worldwide Transportation Services.”

Visit alistlimo.com for more information.

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