On Monday, May 23, the Virginia Limousine Association (VLA) assembled for a membership meeting held at the Westin Hotel in Richmond. Twenty members and guests were in attendance, including CD President Chris Weiss, who participated in a discussion about the state of the industry and offered details about the upcoming CD Executive Retreat. Also present was a representative from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, who shared a bit about measures being taken to curb illegal operators.
“This was our second meeting of the year, and it feels great getting back in the swing of things and seeing our members in person,” says VLA President Bill Kerr of Camryn Limousine. “With operators being as busy as they are, we’re glad that we could get a good group together for an informal meeting.”
During a “fireside chat” with Weiss, VLA members discussed many of the issues faced by operators, such as supply chain difficulties, raising rates, and value of SUVs vs. sedans. Weiss also shared the news that CD is headed back to print in the coming months, which was met positively by the digital subscribers at the meeting. Details about the June 12-14 CD Executive Retreat in Miami were also talked about, and Weiss raffled a pass to the event. Abdou Brahim of VA Executive Sedan & Limousine was the winner.
The VLA Board also revealed plans to hold a combined fishing trip/meeting in Virginia Beach in August (date TBA), and a fourth meeting is planned to be held at the fall CD/NLA Show in National Harbor.
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