Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends:

I am excited to announce the start of our Association Health Plan! We are partnering with insurance industry leaders to offer the most robust and cost-savings plans possible exclusively for AMAC Members. Plan features include:
  • Market leading plans and competitive price points
  • Open to sole proprietors, small, medium and large businesses
  • Dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Part-time employee benefit options
The new Association Health Plan allows small employers to participate in medical plans, typically only reserved for large employers. I am pleased to bring our members market-leading medical coverage options to help reduce financial costs and compete for the best employees in the industry.

For more information on our Association Health Plan, please visit www.amac-branchkeiser.com, email  info@amac-branchkeiser.com or call 1-800-506-7036.


Sincerely,

Krystal J. Brumfield 
President & CEO
Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
EVENTS
AMAC and COMTO Holiday Party

December 4, 2018 | Washington, DC
Please join us along with COMTO for our Holiday Party at our headquarters here in Washington, DC! We look forward to celebrating a successful 2018 with you. Additionally, we are accepting onsite end of year donations for our foundations! RSVP by this Friday, November 30. Click here to view the event flyer.

Save the Date! AMAC Business Opportunity Summit

April 26 - 28, 2019  | Tampa, FL
The AMAC Business Opportunity Summit: Business by the Bay hosted by Tampa International Airport provides aviation leaders and entities the opportunity to cultivate new relationships and expand hyper-locally through the Southeast region.

FOUNDATION FOCUS
Scholar Spotlight: Justin Tonascia

"Thank you AMAC for allowing me this opportunity and assisting with financing my education!"

MEMBERSHIP CORNER
Remembering Richard White


Our beloved past Board Member and longtime AMAC Member Richard White passed away suddenly on Thanksgiving Day. Richard worked for the Memphis Airport for over 20 years and was very active in AMAC and ACI. You can read his obituary here.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 29 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm with a private viewing for family and close friends from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm. The Kappa Alpha Psi ceremony will be at 6:00 pm at R.S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home (2944 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38111).

The funeral will be held on Friday, November 30 at 11:00 am at Hope Church Memphis (8500 Walnut Grove Rd, Cordova, TN 38018) with the internment at Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery (5668 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119). A repast will be held at Hope Church Memphis in Room 230 above the South Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to BRIDGES USA. Richard passionately served on the BRIDGES Board of Trustees. Click here to donate.

Please keep Eldra, Maya, Rickey and the entire Tarpley White family in your prayers. If you need an additional contact for the family, please contact Ann Marie Wallace at (901) 491-3761.
ABQ ACDBE Stakeholders Meeting

You are invited to participate in the  Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Stakeholders Meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2018  at 2:00 pm in the Albuquerque International Sunport Press Room (2200 Sunport Blvd. Albuquerque, NM 87106).

AVIATION NEWS
How U.S. Airports Are Giving New Businesses an Opportunity

PJ Mastracchio wanted to create a delivery solution for passengers short on time in the airport. By late 2014, he had begun thinking about At Your Gate, a service that would deliver almost anything passengers wanted, with a courier picking up food and delivering to them to customers waiting at a gate.

Here Are All of The Countries Not Allowed to Fly into the U.S.

Commercial aviation is booming. More than four billion people traveled by air last year. During the first half of 2018, air travel grew 7%. However, as interconnected as global air travel may be, countries around the world still have differing standards in terms of their safety, technical and regulatory frameworks.

Food Truck Pilot Program Takes Flight at SAT

Foodies flying out of San Antonio International Airport (SAT) now have a new place to stop and grab a bite to eat. The airport welcomed its first food truck as part of its food truck pilot program. Lone Star Mobile Food Truck is the first to take part.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
U.S. Homeland Security Plans to Test Counter-Drone Systems

With new legislation opening the door for testing, evaluating and eventually deploying systems to mitigate threats from unmanned aircraft systems that can be purchased commercially, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to begin evaluating related technologies and systems in 2019.

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