Luxury Coach & Transportation

January 2014

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LimoScene Englishtown, N.J., where he was the Grand Marshall of the track. As an alumni of drag racing, Joey built a replica of the Green Hornet and set up displays at local tracks where fans lined up to get pictures and autographs from him until his illness no longer allowed him to participate. He enjoyed the noise, smell and roar of the crowd at drag racing events and was honored to waive the fag to start the race. Cirruzzo stopped racing after a crash in Pennsylvania in 1979 where his car blew up completely. He had spent 10 years on the circuit. His frst job as a chauffeur was for a New York City limousine company, driving a 1974 four-door Cadillac with jump seats. The company he worked with had contracts to transport celebrities, and Cirruzzo became a preferred chauffeur. He later bought a 1979 Cadillac limousine and booked his vehicle through other operators in the city. His feet and business grew. He got out of the "metal business" altogether in 1991, forming one of the very frst limousine networks called ELS Network, AWARDS, ACHIEVMENTS & ACCOLADES which is comprised of independent professional limousine services around the globe. Outside the limousine industry, Cirruzzo supported causes for animals such as the SPCA and the Humane Society. He was rarely without his dog, Snowgirl, who he had featured on the Pinellas County Humane Society's annual fundraising calendar for 2013. Joey, born on March 17, 1938, is survived by his daughter, Julia Cirruzzo Rosenthal and son, Joseph Cirruzzo, Jr. and wife, Angela, grandsons Michael Lasky, Charles Rosenthal, Joseph and Angelo Ciruzzo. He is also survived by his companion of 17 years, Kathy Bradley, and Snowgirl.■ More online coverage: www.lctmag. com/joecirruzzo. OPERATORS OUT & ABOUT Commonwealth Worldwide Wins NYC Concierge Award NEW YORK — Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation in November was named the winner of the 2013 Concierge Choice Award for Best Limousine Service. Established in 2007, the awards are presented by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC), honoring the companies, organizations and individuals who produce outstanding experiences for visitors to New York City. "We are proud and delighted to receive this award as we work very closely with the NYC concierge community," said Commonwealth executive vice president, SCOTT RUTTER, who accepted the award. "They understand outstanding service and to receive this designation from them is truly an honor." There were 15 different categories of awards ranging from restaurants to cultural institutions. The award reception was Commonwealth held at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park and was hosted executive vice president accepts the 2013 by Davler Media Group, publisher of City Guide and PromeConcierge Choice nade Magazines. More information can be found on the event Award for Best website at Limousine Service. Commonwealth Worldwide, based in Boston, is owned by CEO DAWSON RUTTER. The company operates a feet of 225 vehicles in Boston and New York. Limo Companies Make Inc. 500/5000 List Inc. Magazine in November named Dulles, Va.-based Reston Limousine & Travel Service and Randolph, Mass.-based ETS International to its annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive public ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy — America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Kristina Bouweiri; John Greene • KRISTINA BOUWEIRI, president and CEO of Reston Limousine, has guided the company from fve vehicles in 1990 to a diversifed transportation company with more than 160 vehicles. • ETS International, owned by operator JOHN M. GREENE, took the honors as a result of seeing its three-year revenues surge 110% from $3.1 million in 2009 to $6.5 million in 2012. This year's Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for proft, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of Dec. 31, 2012. ■ OPERATOR TAKES LCT INTO THE WILD DANNY SULLIVAN of Vogue Limousine in Glendora, Calif., got rough with his October copy of LCT Magazine on Oct. 26, while vacationing in Kalispell, Montana. He fashed the copy while visiting with Heather Keepers, a wildlife trainer at the Triple D Game Farm in Kalispell, and Hershey, a 6-month-old tiger cub. The photo was taken by Sullivan's wife, who was attending a wildlife photo workshop. MERRY CHRISTMAS, LIMO-STYLE The maintenance department at Unique Limousine in Harrisburg, Penn., owned by JIM and JOSIE SALINGER, celebrated a mechanical twist to the holiday season, with a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree. The tree was put up Dec. 3, at the company's facilities. ■ LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR JANUARY 2014 15

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