On Wednesday, September 20, the Philadelphia Regional Livery Association (PRLA) held their fall membership meeting a Spasso’s Italian Grill in Media, Pa. Sponsored by Titus leasing, the event was attended by 40 members and guests, including CD Editor Rob Smentek. A highlight of the meeting included the announcement that PRLA Treasurer Bob Euler Jr., of King Limousine is filling the recently vacated role of vice president.
Networking was the name of the game at the meeting as many familiar faces welcomed new and prospective members. Attendees extended past the Philadelphia region as some came from as far as Baltimore to take part.
PRLA President Tony Viscusi of Global Limousine Service welcomed the members and shared a bit of business from a recent Board meeting. As many operators have not renewed their memberships, the association’s Board of Directors is going to make more of a concentrated effort to secure annual dues from past (and new) members. Attendees were encouraged to re-up their dues at the dinner meeting.
Next, Bob Euler Jr. of King Limousine provided a treasurer’s report. It was then reported that Euler was unanimously approved to take the position of vice president. This news was met with a round of applause. PRLA Secretary Tracy Salinger of Unique Limousine then announced that she is running for a National Limousine Association Board seat, which got a similar positive response from the members.
The always-precarious situation at Philadelphia International Airport was briefly discussed, specifically TNC drivers illegally leaving their cars at Zone 6 (the limo waiting area). Operators are encouraged to report illegal activity to the airport police.
Following a multi-course Italian meal, Chris Swatt from Advantage Remarketing Solutions was invited to speak to the group. He provided an overview of his company’s services—which includes selling, buying, and financing buses—basically describing the firm as a “one-stop shop” for all vehicle needs. Various members provided their own testimonials of Advantage, recommending them to operators.
Before dessert, PRLA Board Member Suman Anwar of ANB Trans announced the winners of a 50/50, as well as a raffle for a pass to the CD/NLA Show in Orlando on October 22-25. In both cases, Frank D’Souza of Riviera Limousines was the winner. D’Souza pledged to use the 50/50 winnings to sponsor the membership fee of a new PRLA member.
Lastly, the issue of bringing future PRLA meetings to a more centralized location was discussed, and Viscusi said that the next event will likely be held in King of Prussia, Pa.
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