Luxury Coach & Transportation

January 2017

Magazine for the professional limousine, charter and tour industry.

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SPECIAL SECTION 73 The NLA would like to thank the following 2016 LCT-NLA East Education Sponsors GRECH MOTORS AMERICAN EXECUTIVE SEDAN WORLDWIDE GROUND TRANSPORTATION CHOSEN PAYMENTS GATEWAY GLOBAL THE DRIVER PROVIDER PURE LUXURY TRANSPORTATION GOGO PARTY BUS ROSE CHAUFFEURED TRANSPORTATION WELDON WORLDWIDE TRANSPORTATION EL PASEO WORLDWIDE TRANSPORTATION GLOBAL ALLIANCE WORLDWIDE CHAUFFEURED SERVICES LTD. The NLA Charity Night's Live Auction Surprise Ending! The annual LCT People's Choice Awards and NLA Charity Night at the 2016 LCT-NLA Show East took place on Monday, Nov. 14, with a surprising finale. Ford/Lincoln Limousine and Livery Vehicles had contributed a 2017 Lincoln ConƟnental to be aucƟoned off live aŌer the awards ceremony. The opening bid, taken at the NLA booth was $45,000 from Andy Thompson, Rose Chauffeured TransportaƟon. The aucƟon, which benefited the Harold Berkman Memorial Fund, soon became the show's most memorable event. A bidding war broke out between industry leaders George Jacobs of Windy City Limousine and Dawson RuƩer of Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured TransportaƟon. The bidding quickly escalated to over $70,000 when Craig Hall of Ford/Lincoln Limousine & Livery Vehicles stepped in to add even more excitement to the event. Not wanƟng either bidder to leave without a ConƟnental, Craig and Ford/Lincoln decided to allocate a second vehicle! This leŌ both RuƩer and Jacobs with winning bids of $72,000! The NLA and the NLA Charity Fundraising CommiƩee would like to thank Ford/Lincoln Limousine & Livery Vehicles for unexpectedly providing two 2017 Lincoln ConƟnentals and for their conƟnued unwavering support of the NLA and the Harold Berkman Memorial Fund. A huge thank you also goes out to George Jacobs and Dawson RuƩer for their unparalleled generosity and support! (L to R): LCT Publisher Sara Eastwood-Richardson, George Jacobs, Craig Hall, Ford Motor Company Limousine & Livery Vehicles, Dawson Rutter, and NLA Charity Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs, Robert Alexander and Ron Stein. Mark Your Calendars! March 12, 2017: Harold Berkman Memorial Fund Charity Fundraiser, Las Vegas, NV March 13, 2017: NLA Annual Membership Meeting, Las Vegas, NV March 13 – 15, 2017: International LCT Show, Venetian & Palazzo Resort Hotel Casinos, Las Vegas, NV June 14, 2017: NLA Day on the Hill Washington D.C. Nov. 5 – 7, 2017: LCT-NLA Show East, Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

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