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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The November 14 MCTA meeting hosted a packed house Minneapolis — The Minnesota Chauffeured Transportation Association (MCTA) met up on November 14 for a meeting chock-full of information and speakers, plus the election of the 2018 board. Outgoing MCTA President Len Nelson of Valley Limousine & Coach kicked off the meeting with his report before turning the floor over to evening’s speakers. Jeremy Lee of Wells Fargo Finance, Mike McKay of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Steve Holes of the Metropolitan Airport Commission, Todd Anderson from Carey Limousine, and attorneys from law firm Lockridge Grindal Nauen all shared a range of insights and information with the meeting’s nearly 30 attendees.

With Super Bowl LII coming to Minneapolis in February, operators are primed for an uptick in business—and immersed in planning and coordinating all the moving parts that come with handling transportation for one of professional sports’ biggest days of the year. Having found success with the casual Happy Hours the association debuted earlier this year, MCTA is currently planning another one for January in order to focus on additional Super Bowl plans. Anderson reminded everyone that the Super Bowl LII Transportation Committee will be meeting December 4 to discuss chauffeur background checks, drop-off areas, game day passes, and more.

Outgoing Vice President Charlie Murray of Total Luxury Limousine reported that Minneapolis’ January 1, 2018, rise in minimum wage will affect all companies that do work in the city, not just those based in the city. He added that operators should pay attention to a similar push for a minimum-wage increase in St. Paul.

At the end of the meeting, the 2018 MCTA Board of Directors was unanimously elected as the following:

President: Charlie Murray of Total Luxury Limousine
Vice President: Gus Ortiz of Executive Transportation
Secretary/Treasurer: Chad Peterson of Renee’s Royal Valet

Outgoing President Nelson and Secretary/Treasurer Gina Brennan of Corporate Car & Coach were thanked for their many years of serving on MCTA’s board in various capacities.

MCTA is currently planning membership meetings for both January and March, with plans to host a holiday party in February.

Visit mnlimo.org for more information.

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