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Join Us September 27-29, 2022

Play, Learn & Network with fellow GNJMA Members!

Deadline to Register is September 1, 2022
Member News!
A.W. Griffith Transportation Consulting Highlighted
August is Black Business Month, to celebrate ABA will be highlighting members of ABA's African American Motorcoach Council. Meet Anthony Griffith of A. W. Griffith Transportation Consulting in White Lake, N.Y. Read more... 
Starr Bus Charter & Tours to Host Historic Bus Festival
Starr Bus Charter & Tours is hosting The Friends NJTHC Historic Bus Festival on September 17, 2022 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at their location in Trenton, NJ! View the event flyer for more information.
ABC Partners with MTRWestern and Proterra
As part of GNJMA Platinum Sponsor ABC Companies’ Zero Emissions Tour, which highlights the availability of sustainable transportation, MTRWestern put into operation a 75-passenger Proterra-powered battery electric Van Hool TDX25E double-deck motorcoach, which can travel around 260 miles between charges. The bus traveled between Seattle, Wash., and Vancouver, B.C. Read more... 
Scotty Kesseler Joins MCI as VP Regional Canadian Sales
GNJMA Platinum Sponsor, MCI is excited to share the news of Scotty Kesseler joining MCI as Vice President Regional Canadian Sales. Scotty will be responsible for new and pre-owned coach sales, including the industry’s best-selling J Series and the brand new luxury zero-emission J4500 CHARGE™, to private operators in Canada. Read the press release.
President of Resorts Named President of the CANJ
The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) has named Mark Giannantonio as president of the trade organization, effective immediately. Giannantonio is the president and CEO of GNJMA Gold Sponsor, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Read more...
Submit Your Story for #MemberMondays!
We will share your story by sending an email to the membership and post to social media each Monday and use the hashtag #MemberMondays, along with your company's social medial handles.  

We need submissions to make this happen, so if you are interested in being featured, please share with us your story, any special news, such as company anniversaries, etc. by clicking this link. If you have an image(s) to include, email them to View previous member stories shared.
If you have news, please send it to us so we can share it with your fellow members! 
Survey Time!
The GNJMA Meetings and Marketing Committee is looking for input on the types of trips your Group Leaders usually plan.

All participants will be entered in a drawing to win an Amazon gift card(s) courtesy of our friends at MeetAC!
Association Updates & Upcoming Events
GNJMA Requests Legislator Meetings and Pens Letter to School Superintendents
  • It is important to us to keep our relationships up-to-date with our legislators who make critical decisions on our behalf.  GNJMA recently requested meetings with Senator Diegnan, Assemblywoman Pinto-Marin and Assemblyman Benson. We have heard back from Senator Diegnan's office that he is amicable to meeting with us and are awaiting responses from the other two. We will keep you updated. Read the letter.
  • GNJMA sent a letter to NJ School Superintendents on August 15th regarding school trips booked through bus brokers. We hope that by providing them with this information, it raises awareness and and we can make progress toward avoiding future cancelled trips and disappointing any more students. Read the letter.
Join Us for a Toast to Tommy in Honor of Tom Dugan
The Golf Outing is scheduled September 27th at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Galloway, NJ. Join us for a new tradition at the 19th hole this year; A Toast to Tommy!

Our Toast to Tommy will give honor to our friend and a founding member, Tom Dugan. Tom passed earlier this year in an untimely and tragic fall. We miss him dearly. We will update you on other plans to honor Tom at our upcoming Annual Meeting.

This is a sponsored event. We would like to thank Tony Mongiovi and TEMSA for sponsoring the inaugural event. We hope you will join us.

This is a great opportunity to network with GNJMA members and industry partners. Get details below and register!
Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker - John Kennedy!
John's topic is "The Mermaid Effect: Learning to Breathe Underwater"

As the motorcoach industry’s tectonic plates shift under our very feet, the ability to adapt and change has never been more needed and more necessary.

Join international speaker and strategist John Kennedy as he addresses the adaption rate of change, the race for relevance in the tour and travel industry, and the challenge to “become comfortable being uncomfortable” in today’s new now and new next.

From the “Diffusion of Innovation” to the art of “Magical Thinking,” John will challenge the audience to make time for a come back as we all hurt and heal from this dramatic set back. The choice is yours…be the first to adapt or be the last to adopt. Read the full announcement.
GNJMA Refer-A-Friend Limited Promotion!
The Membership & Bylaws Committee has been busy these days discussing ideas on how to grow membership. They want more industry businesses to be able to take advantage of the many benefits GNJMA has to offer.

Now for a limited time, we will be running a Refer-A-Friend promotion:
The Details:
Between now and September 1, if you Refer-A-Friend who joins GNJMA, you will have the option to:

  1. Receive $100 off your 1/1 renewal OR...
  2. Get a $50 Gift Card!

Simply, share this link with your "friends" to learn more about membership and to access the membership application. 

On the application, there is a field to enter who referred them. Please let them know to enter your name.
Interested in serving on a GNJMA committee? Please contact us!
GNJMA Motorcoach Professional Award Rewards
Nominations Accepted Through December 31st
The Motorcoach Professional Awards honors employees that demonstrate excellence and professionalism in the industry.  

UPDATE: We will host award recipients at our 2023 Spring Meeting.

This is a great way to honor those who are stand-outs at your company. Award recipients receive gifts, giveaways and recognition in front of their peers and friends. Nominations accepted through December 31, 2022Nominate your best today!
Industry News & Beyond (Links)
Chris Rotondo, FMCSA NJ Division Administrator, advised that this is a handbook of sorts, to help the industry with FAQ's, and other common issues, medical questions and concerns over the years. It will allow the industry to see that others had or have similar issues and this was the answer from either FMCSA or OST. Chris recommends contacting the FMCSA or state (depending on the situation) if you have any real issues or regulatory concerns.
ABA's Women in Buses will host their next Driving Force webinar, with a focus on recruiting, as part of their Wednesdays Series on November 2nd at 2:00 PM. Click here to register.
 ICYMI: Member Alerts
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