04/1/2021
Member News
GNJMA Members Featured in Women in Buses:
50 Stories from 50 States
Michelle Petelicki, GNJMA Board member, from Panorama Tours, Tammy Wolf-Baker and Tracy Wolf-Stroyny, of GNJMA member Wolf's Bus Lines are included in ABA's Women in Buses celebration of International Women's Day. Read Michelle's story and Tammy and Tracy's story
Starr Expands Its Reach
GNJMA member, Starr Transit Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that it will be providing Sales, Tour Planning and Tour Operations for Eyre Tours, a division of Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel servicing the Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia areas. This partnership provides Starr with the opportunity to scale its highly developed resources to experience growth in this new geographic area. Additionally, the union will provide Starr with larger buying power to further develop its large assortment of tour destinations and packages. Read the Press Release.
Lancer Insurance Coronavirus Resource Center
The Coronavirus Resource Center webpage from GNJMA Gold Sponsor, Lancer Insurance contains helpful resources on the coronavirus pandemic, steps you can take to help minimize the risk, regulatory changes and guidance, and financial relief for businesses. They will be adding new resources as they become available, so please check back often.
Moving Beyond the Pandemic: MCI Ready To Help

In a live "Let's Get Rolling" customer webinar broadcast on February 26, Gold Sponsor and Member Brent Maitland, MCI Vice President of Private Sector Sales & Marketing, Chris Stoddart, President of New Flyer & MCI, and Paul Soubry, NFI Group's President and CEO, joined other MCI leaders to discuss how the past year's actions have put the MCI brand in an even better position for its customers who serve the traveling and commuting public. View the presentation.
Jack Forbes Retires From Prevost After 40 Years
GNJMA Platinum Sponsor, Prevost announced Jack Forbes has retired from the company, effective March 5, after more than 40 years in the motorcoach industry. We wish him all the best in retirement! Read the Press Release.
GNJMA Safety & Risk Committee Inaugural Meeting Set
Our first committee meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 9th. We would like to thank our members who volunteered to serve on this important committee.

Thank you Amantuallah Allen, Scott Clark, Bob Crescenzo, Steven O’Shea, Erwin Pantel, Scott Price, Newell Scoon, Shawn Stout, and Tom Taylor!

GNJMA has six active committees: Finance, Legislative, Meetings & Marketing, Membership & Bylaws, Safety & Risk, and Scholarship. If interested in serving on a committee, please contact us!
COVID-19 Rapid Screening Tests
Bulk Purchase Opportunity
There is an opportunity for GNJMA members to buy test kits in bulk. In order to get the $14/per test pricing, we need to order a case. If you are interested, please email us. The test is CareStart COVID-19 Antigen tests by Access Bio, Inc. This is a rapid, 10-minute, test that has been authorized for Emergency Use by the FDA. Read the Member Alert for more details.
Operators: Complete A Brief Survey for
Driver Hiring & Training
GNJMA fellow Member and Platinum Sponsor, Kelly Anderson Group help transportation companies find, recruit, retain, train and manage drivers and staff. They are looking to put a special program in place for you. However, we first need to gather some information. Please complete this brief survey.
Atlantic City Parking Rates with B&B Parking
Did you know GNJMA Members receive exclusive discounted parking rates through B&B Parking in Atlantic City? Now that things are starting to move again, please take note, and also of their new parking lot location as of May 1st. Read the recent Member Alert to get details!
Register Today for April GNJMA Webinars

Monday, April 12, 2021 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
New Security Laws Affecting Our Industry and Grant Funding Webinar
GNJMA is hosting a webinar, facilitated by Colonel Mike Licata of CAT Eyes and Katelyn Sanchez of Grantabilities. Get details and register today!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
The Importance of Advocacy
Join Sean Hughes, Director of Corporate Affairs of GNJMA member Coach USA, Trisha Fridrich, Principal of GNJMA Platinum Sponsor The L&W Team, and Pattie Cowley for lunch and learning! Get details and register today!
Submit Scholarship Applications

The Scholarship program was developed to promote the higher education goals of our members, their employees, and their families, whether it be to pursue a college degree or a trade certification.  

The Scholarship Committee has extended the deadline to accept applications through June 30, 2021.  Get more information and apply today!
Motorcoach Professional Awards Nominations

We are accepting nominations for the Motorcoach Professional Awards.

This is a great way to recognize and reward your "stand-out" employees.

The deadline to submit your nominations is June 30, 2021 
Get more information and nominate your "stand-outs" today!
Registration is OPEN for the 2021 GNJMA Annual Marketplace and Group Leader's Appreciation Day!

Exhibitors - Reserve Your Booth!
Registration is OPEN for GNJMA Annual Fall Events!

The Annual Meeting of Members and related events will be held LIVE and registration is OPEN.

We hope you can join us October 6-7, 2021 at Resorts in vibrant Atlantic City! Ready To Register?  Click on the links below...

  • Golf Outing and Sponsorship Opportunities (10/6)
  • Benefits the Scholarship Program and the Association. Should you opt-in for a sponsorship, your company will gain visibility via signage with your name and logo.



UMA EXPO: $75 Off for Joint UMA & GNJMA Members Expires Today!
  
The UMA Motorcoach EXPO in Orlando, April 21-25 is an in-person opportunity to connect, learn, and network. View the digital brochureFor joint GNJMA and UMA members, UMA is offering $75 off the full Member Operator rate with the code: EXPO75-EXPO75; expires 4/1/21 Register here!

Questions or difficulty registering? Contact Antonio Thomas at athomas@uma.org or (703) 838-2929. 

*Savings code for full operator Member registration. Cannot be combined with other offers. 
Members...Let's Connect on LinkedIn!
GNJMA is active on LinkedIn! If you have a LinkedIn presence, make sure you follow GNJMA! 
Get featured and get some FREE Marketing! Share with us your story, any special news, such as company anniversaries, etc.  

Each Monday, we send an email to our entire membership and post to our website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) using the hashtag #MemberMondays, along with your company's social medial handles.

We need submissions to make this happen. If interested, submit your information by completing this short form.

Stay Connected!  GNJMA maintains active Social Media platforms. In addition to the emailed communications we send to you, we share information to our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. We encourage you to LIKE US, FOLLOW US, and ENGAGE with us! #gnjma
Industry News & Beyond
Intercity Bus Security Grant Program  Don't forget to register for the GNJMA hosted webinar on April 12th!
 ICYMI: Member Alerts
Member Alerts are sent out to our Members as needed.  All alerts, as well as past newsletters, can be accessed via our website member portal (Member Info/Documents/Member Alerts) with logon credentials.  Here is a sampling of what has been sent recently:

  • Reminder: COVID-19 RAPID TESTS
  • Kelly Anderson Group - Brief Operator Survey for Driver Hiring & Training
  • #MemberMondays: Atlantic City Cruises
  • Webinar Invitation: Come Learn About New Security Laws Affecting Our Industry & Grant Funding - April 12th 2:00pm
  • Reminder & New Location Soon! Discounted Atlantic City Parking Rates - An Exclusive Benefit of GNJMA Membership
  • Attention GNJMA Operators: Show Your Appreciation to Group Leaders!
  • COVID-19 RAPID TESTS
  • Webinar Invitation: The Importance of Advocacy - April 13, 2021 12:00 PM
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