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LANJ LANJ 1st Vice President Joe Gulino of Gem Worldwide (left) and Treasurer Barry Trabb of Complete Fleet Livery Sales LANJ L to R: John Arone of Transportation Insurance Brokers, Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide, and Gary Dersarkissian of The Good Life Transportation

The Limousine Association of New Jersey (LANJ) held their spring membership dinner at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove, N.J., on May 16. Courtesy of Title Sponsor Complete Fleet Livery Sales, nearly 100 members and guests from across the tri-state area were present for the event, including CD President Chris Weiss and Editor Rob Smentek.

Kicking off with a cocktail hour sponsored by EmpireCLS Worldwide, Gem Worldwide, and Leros Transportation Group, the meeting offered no shortage of networking opportunities for the operators and vendors in attendance.  As dinner was being served, LANJ President Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide made his opening remarks, welcoming everyone to the event.

“It’s terrific to see so many old friends,” he said. “And it’s great to see so many new faces.”

LANJ L to R: (top row) Sean Collins of Vander Plaat Executive Limousine, Lucky Takhar of ANB Trans, CD President Chris Weiss. (bottom row) Mark Luxe of Luxe Chauffeured Service, Suman Anwar of ANB Trans, and Randall Willms of Minuteman Limousine and Car Service LANJ L to R: Darren Martin of Advantage Remarketing Solutions, CD President Chris Weiss, Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide, and Eric Coolbaugh of Advantage Remarketing Solutions

Sharenow then introduced Barry Trabb from Complete Fleet, who thanked the crowd and emphasized his pride in being a sponsor and faithful supporter of LANJ. Next, Gold Sponsor Eric Coolbaugh of Advantage Remarketing Solutions briefly spoke, offering financing and sales support for the membership.

Following dinner, Sharenow thanked the event’s Silver Sponsors: T-Mobile, Fleetwood Limousine Worldwide, Driving Transactions, Broadway Elite Limousine, Dolphin Transportation Specialists, Naples, My Limo, BBZ Limousine & Livery Service, Epic Insurance Brokers, Grech Motors, ABC Companies, Lancer Insurance, and Stellantis.

LANJ L to R: LANJ President Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide, Joey Gulino of Gem Worldwide, CD President Chris Weiss, and Jay and Adam Erlich of Europe Limousine Service LANJ L to R: Ned Johnson of Grech Motors, Carl Restivo of Advantage Remarketing Solutions, and Bob Schiavo of Albert’s Limousine

A moment of silence was then held for LANJ Members Michael Starr of A1 Limousine and Keith Ciottariello of Ultimate Party Bus, who both recently passed away. Social media expert Jessica Maarek of Red Root Media, who handles LANJ’s online initiatives, was the next speaker, followed by LANJ Lobbyist Michael DeLamater of Market Street Strategies.

The evening’s premier presenter, Ken Lucci of Driving Transactions, then took the stage for a brief but informative discussion about measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) available within reservation software.

LANJL to R: CD Editor Rob Smentek, Ken Lucci of Driving Transactions, and Shady Azar of Gem Worldwide

“KPIs calculate the cost of an action, event, or process in your business,” said Lucci. “Improving your KPIs improves your profitability.”

Sharenow concluded the evening by thanking LANJ Executive Director Patricia Nelson for her hard work behind the scenes. She received a hearty round of applause from the attendees.

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