The National Limousine Association (NLA) recently updated its dues structure, which includes monthly installments based on number of vehicles. In an effort to provide NLA members more flexibility, the NLA Board of Directors has approved updates that will allow members different payment options when joining/renewing.
The new dues structure was detailed during a Facebook Live event on Tuesday, August 25, with NLA President Robert Alexander and Bill Faeth of Limo University hosting. The changes, spearheaded by the Membership Committee, were detailed by committee co-chair Douglas Schwartz of Executive Ground Transportation.
“We want everyone in this industry to be successful. We’ve made a lot of steps toward [this] to date, but it doesn’t stop now,” Alexander said during the Facebook Live session, adding that he and the NLA Board are committed to making improvements. “If nothing else, I hope that in the past six months we’ve proven that the NLA is for everybody."
During the critical early days of the pandemic, NLA offered its resources to every operator in the industry, regardless of membership status, in order to share information. Among its efforts, NLA has launched best practices for cleaning in its Hygiene Protocol (in conjunction with the Global Virus Network), a customizable video for customers called When It Matters, daily updates from its lobbying firm Cornerstone, discounts with affinity partners (aren’t we all looking to save cash right now?), and a revitalized creed that focuses on inclusivity.
Education is also a big focus of the NLA’s agenda, especially for smaller operators who make up the majority of the industry. Schwartz, who also serves on the CD/NLA Show Education Committee, spoke about the upcoming virtual event that the association and magazine are currently putting together. The event—featuring educational sessions and a networking component—is expected to take place in November, and more details will be coming soon. Faeth has also been extremely active in engaging operators since the beginning of the shutdown through his Limo Growth group and frequent Facebook videos.
Starting on September 1, members who join/renew can:
1. Pay their yearly dues in 12 monthly installment payments
2. Pay their yearly dues in full and receive a one-month discount
New memberships will be valid for one year from the date of the first dues payment. If members choose to opt into monthly installments, they will be automatically charged each month.
All current active members will continue to have an expiration of December 31 each year. All membership information can be found in members' profile on limo.org.
The full Facebook Live announcement can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/BillFaeth/videos/10223027921236938
All membership inquiries regarding new memberships, renewals, and dues payment options can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.