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    Here you go lovers of the NLA & LCT. Your very own thread to spread the accomplishments & good deeds of the NLA to the masses. Seeing the NLA loving crowd can't seem to debate the specifics on the unofficial "I Hate The NLA" thread, it's only fair that you all have your own space to lube each other up.
    Here is one where you all can stroke each other & while I will poke in to read all the loving, I will not post in response here or anywhere within the forum on topics of this thread.
    But beware if you venture into the darkside.

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    Come on folks lets have those positive comments. Lots of value in those memberships. Spread the love guys.

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    Like you said it before Wade, the membership book is the best part of the NLA membership.

    I do recall when I was a member and on the Board the education forums were pretty good at the conventions.



    John

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    A friend advised us to join the NLA, to go to the LCT show, and subscribe to both LCT and Limousine Digest when we first started in this business. All of those choices have borne fruit for us personally and professionally. We receive requests for jobs all across the state simply because we are in the NLA directory and most of the other operators in Montana are not. Although it is impractical to serve such a huge area, I am confident that we are contacted for nearly every opportunity in our service area because we are in the Directory. We have saved every LCT magazine we have been able to lay our hands on and read them cover to cover each month gleaning everything we can from them. I have met Ty Bobit and Sara and find them to be hard-working, credible individuals who have invested a lot of time and effort into this industry. If more operators would get involved and work for the good of the industry and work together to improve the groups and tools already available rather than tearing them down and bad-mouthing them at every opportunity we would all be much better off. It is much easier to tear things down than to build them up. My hat is off to those folks who are striving to raise the standards and the positive visibility of this industry through the NLA and LCT.
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    A real good memory is the second issue of Limousine and Chauffeur Magazine in 1983 . Retailing Today owned the magazine then and John Kilroy was the publisher. Kilroy wrote a spot-on editorial on how the industry was changing and growing. Twenty four years later it remains one of my favorites. The NLA wasn't invented yet, but operators in LOI ( Limousine Operators International-a network of operators in the larger cities ) were certainly discussing a need for a national association. It was the Dawn of the Age of the Limousine.
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    And here I thought one of my articles was your favorite Dean. LOL... With this post, I think you're showing your age. I was still in High School then.

    It's true that the industry is always evolving, but one thing always remains constant: It's still the greatest industry there is! I have met some great people because of this industry...Which reminds me, I owe you a couple of drinks at LCT East.

    Originally posted by Dean Schuler:
    A real good memory is the second issue of Limousine and Chauffeur Magazine in 1983 . Retailing Today owned the magazine then and John Kilroy was the publisher. Kilroy wrote a spot-on editorial on how the industry was changing and growing. Twenty four years later it remains one of my favorites. The NLA wasn't invented yet, but operators in LOI ( Limousine Operators International-a network of operators in the larger cities ) were certainly discussing a need for a national association. It was the Dawn of the Age of the Limousine.

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    I have good memories working with Maury Sutton, Bobit Publishing's LCT Chief in the later part of the 1980's too. Since 1991, I have been under contract with Digest Publications/MTG. So the drinks would have to be in Atlantic City www.limoshow.com for the Fall Show.
    Dean Schuler

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    We definately appreciate your kind words and support at LCT. We work hard to bring top-notch education to help this industry thrive and prosper. If you ever have any article ideas or concerns please feel free to let us know. You can write to wayne@lctmag.com

    I also hope to see everyone at the LCT Eastern Conference on September 9th and 10th. It will be at the magnificent Mohegan Sun Hotel and casino in Connecticut. This is a great opportunity to get cutting edge education along with great opportunities to network with some of the largest companies and networks and get to know many of the top operators in the Northeast. Go to www.lcteast.com for more information.

    Originally posted by ADAM:
    A friend advised us to join the NLA, to go to the LCT show, and subscribe to both LCT and Limousine Digest when we first started in this business. All of those choices have borne fruit for us personally and professionally. We receive requests for jobs all across the state simply because we are in the NLA directory and most of the other operators in Montana are not. Although it is impractical to serve such a huge area, I am confident that we are contacted for nearly every opportunity in our service area because we are in the Directory. We have saved every LCT magazine we have been able to lay our hands on and read them cover to cover each month gleaning everything we can from them. I have met Ty Bobit and Sara and find them to be hard-working, credible individuals who have invested a lot of time and effort into this industry. If more operators would get involved and work for the good of the industry and work together to improve the groups and tools already available rather than tearing them down and bad-mouthing them at every opportunity we would all be much better off. It is much easier to tear things down than to build them up. My hat is off to those folks who are striving to raise the standards and the positive visibility of this industry through the NLA and LCT.

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    I have been a member and it has done wonders for our company with affliates.

    They will find you through the directory or the NLA website. It carrys a lot of weight to bea memeber of the NLA.

    Anyway the NLA has joined the US chamber of Commerce. That is big. And i am probably the first one to get a huge covention through them in the city of seattle for next month. The money that i will make, I can probably pay my NLA dues for the next 100 years.

    Keep up the good work NLA.

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    I appreciate the press releases that the NLA has begun distributing for holidays or seasons. It is helpful to have them prepared for us. For the small operators it is also helpful to have a PR firm which we can use as a benefit of our membership. This is even more useful to me than many of the other discounts, although I try to take advantage of every one offered.
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    And also the suppliers and education that they provide are special to the limousine industry.

    You have a special printing company for business cards, gps, meet and greet sign and etc.

    It is a good organization for the limousine industry.

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    We are members, as of several months ago. We joined mostly to get into the directory. The dues are very inexpensive for very small companies like mine, and if I pick up even one job over the course of the year as a result of that listing, it will have paid for itself.

    Regardless of political agendas, and for whom "The NLA" do or do not fight, I've gotten a lot of good info from various NLA members, and very much enjoy reading LCT each month. It is not the "Bible" to me, but does provide a lot of practical and useful information.

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    How can we make it your bible? I want it to be your bible damn it!!!!! Just kidding of course.

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    Political????? Naaaaaaah the NLA???? Not them...


    Jim, I didn't know you were religous?



    just kidding

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