Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Illinois Limousine Association (ILA) held its board of directors meeting via teleconference July 15. The meeting began with a swearing-in ceremony for its new officers, who include: Tracy Hodge-Raimer of Your Private Limousine serving as president, a position she has previously held; Greg Eggan of OML Worldwide Transportation being appointed as vice president; and Paula DeBiasi of Chicago Coachworks accepting the position of secretary-treasurer. Chauffeur Driven Publisher Chris Weiss was also elected to the ILA board of directors.

Once the board business was concluded, the conversation inevitably turned to the prominent issue on the table: Uber and other rideshares. ILA members recently sent a letter to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn asking him to veto a bill that aims to regulate ridesharing services like Uber. Twenty-two of the association’s 63 members signed the letter, expressing their nearly unanimous displeasure with a bill they believe is not strong enough.

Before the teleconference concluded, the board’s special vote ended with its consent to participate in The Chauffeur Driven Show this November, where the association will have a booth on the show floor (in Association Pavilion). There will be an open board teleconference for all ILA members to join on August 20 at 1 p.m.

Visit illinoislimousineassociation.com for more information.

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