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The GNJMA Mourns The Loss of Martz Group Chairman and Long-Time Member Frank Henry

Frank Henry, Chairman Emeritus of his family's Martz Group, passed away on June 3rd at the age of 85.  The contributions Frank made to his company, as well as the motorcoach industry, are nothing short of amazing.  He served as chairman of the Martz Group for over 50 years.  He served on the Board of Directors of the American Bus Association (ABA) from 1976 to 1989, and as Chairman from 1989 to 1992. He received the ABA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.  Read more for a full biography of Frank's life.

Members Helping Members

When Trans-Bridge Lines  contacted the GNJMA looking for help from fellow Bus Operator Members for May 19th and  20th, we released a Member Alert asking for help.  Fellow GNJMA Bus Operator Members sprang into action!  

Thank you to members Werner Coach, DeCamp Bus Lines, Starr Tours, and Safety Bus for coming to Trans-Bridge Line's aid!  

J & J Luxury Transportation, Air Brook Limousine, Stout's Transportation, and Suburban Transit also came to Trans-Bridge's aid, but at that point, they had all the help they needed.  

We're feeling the member love here at the GNJMA!
Starr Tours Expands Reach Via Acquisition

Starr Tours has acquired Seniortours, a premier packaged vacation and cruise company serving Central and South Jersey.  

The acquisition allows Starr to expand its customer base geographically and complements its large assortment of tour destinations and packages.   "Our deep interest in Seniortours is in line with our strategy to regionally expand Starr's services, and sell our current and brand new tour line to an extended customer base. We are very excited and look forward to bringing new and enhanced travel experiences to all of our customers." said Sandy Borowsky, Vice President of Starr Tour Services & Marketing.  

R ead the full press release for more information about Starr Tours and Seniortours.
Resorts Casino Hotel Turns 40!

GNJMA Casino Partner,  Resorts Casino Hotel,  has announced an outstanding lineup of celebratory events and performances all summer long in tribute of the property's 40 th  anniversary. Commemorating Resorts as the first casino-hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, the festivities will officially kick off on Friday, May 25 and take place all summer.

"It is a privilege to be a part of the creation of gaming in  Atlantic City , taking it from a small gambling town in 1978 to what it is today - a multi-faceted industry providing countless visitors with first-class retail, dining and entertainment experiences," said Resorts President and CEO, Mark Giannantonio "Our 40 th  anniversary is a celebration of Resorts' success, and we look forward to commemorating this exciting time in our history by hosting three months of can't-miss entertainment and promotions."

The casino will host "Throwback Thursdays" at Bar One May 31st through August 30th.  Guests will have the opportunity to experience the iconic history and nostalgia of Atlantic City with a throwback-themed cocktail menu featuring drinks like the Brandy Alexander, Grasshopper, Tom Collins and Harvey Wallbanger. Guests can also listen to hit music from the late-1970's, check out historical photos and play trivia contests for the chance to win cool giveaways.

Resorts posted an amazing video highlighting some of their favorite moments from their 40 year history. The Press of Atlantic City also wrote a fantastic article on the history of Resorts.  Congratulations to Resorts for 40 wonderful years!
GNJMA Members Participate in ELD Webinar

The GNJMA held its first webinar on Wednesday, May 16th.  

Danielle Smith from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) presented critical information on the ELD mandate.  We had over 25 companies particpate and we received good feedback.

If you weren't able to join the webinar, please log-in to  the Member's  section of the GNJMA website to access a copy of the presentation.  

We look forward to hosting additional webinars.  If there are topics you are interested in, please contact us!
New Member Benefit Announced

We are pleased to announce the newest GNJMA member benefit - TicketsatWork!

TicketsatWork has been helping companies reward and retain their employees with exclusive discounts and special offers for theme parks, attractions, Broadway shows, special events, hotels, concerts, and movie tickets since 2001.

As we continue to look for new and innovative ways to show appreciation towards our members and their employees, we are offering this for you to access to 20 - 60% off on movies, hotels, shows, concerts, sporting events and more. 

If you didn't get the original "memo" with details on how to sign-up, please contact us!
Register Now for the Fall Association Annual Meeting & Marketplace

Dates: October 10-11, 2018
Location: Bally's Hotel and Casino

In addition to the Annual Member Meeting, we will host the Mini-Marketplace (for Allied Members) and the very popular Group Leader Appreciation Day & Marketplace.  Details on speakers and topics forthcoming. These events will occur on Thursday, October 11th.

The day before, October 10th, we will host our long-standing, traditional Golf Outing at the beautiful Atlantic City Country Club.  This is a favorite event for many of our members, and it's a great opportunity to get together with old friends and make new connections.   In the evening, we host a fun Meet & Mingle event at Arturo's, located within Bally's.  

Welcome New Members!

One new member has joined the GNJMA since our last newsletter in May.  Please join us in welcoming them!

Main Contact: Stephen Olender

Main Contact:  Jeff Cassell

Website Tip:  GNJMA Classifieds

Do you have available positions that you'd like to advertise for? 
Do you have used equipment that you'd like to sell? 

Promote these and other items on the GNJMA Classifieds Page in the Members section on our website!  

Email Pattie your classified and we will post it to the site! To view existing classifieds, a fter log-in, click Member Info and find our Classifieds page in the drop down menu!
 Industry Information
Construction Completed on Interchange 14A on the New Jersey Turnpike

Governor Phil Murphy was joined by NJ Turnpike Authority Executive Director John Keller, NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, local officials, and NJ Turnpike Authority Commissioners at the ribbon cutting for the newly completed $172 million Interchange 14A on the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension.  Governor Murphy declared the finished project a win for commuters and truckers, and a boon to the local economy.  " This is a critical infrastructure investment in the lives of tens of thousands of people who travel through Bayonne and Jersey City every day and in the futures of everyone who makes their living here in Hudson County," said Governor Murphy. "These improvements will reduce congestion both on the Hudson County Extension of the Turnpike and on the streets of Bayonne and Jersey City."  Read more...

Union Station Bus Terminal in Washington, DC Offers Covered Parking Facilities for Buses

The Union Station Bus Terminal is designed to accomodate tour and charter buses.  The parking facilities are in a covered area of the Station, with easy access to restrooms and a variety of dining options.  There are 32 bus spaces available daily and parking permits are issued on a first come, first serve basis.  Only reservations are guaranteed a parking space.  Click here for rates and additional information.

New Jersey's New Pay Equity Law

Governor Phil Murphy's new pay equity law take effect July 1st. The act will force many businesses to confront pay equity.  It will also make it easier for women and protected classes to pursue pay-discrimination claims, and significantly expands the amount of damages they can collect from employers if found guilty.
  • The act porhibits unequal pay for "substantially similar work", defined as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility.  This places a far greater burden of proof on employers to explain differences in wage.  However, the act does allow differences in pay based on a seniority or merit system, or if the employer can demonstrate that factors such as training and experience apply.
  • The act requires employers to justify differences in pay among protected classes based on race, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and other factors.  Experts say most employees fit into at least 3 protected class categories.
  • Employers cannot require employees to keep their salary information confidential from each other.
  • The act restarts the statute of limitations for filing a claim each time a discriminatory paycheck is issued.  Further, employers are liable to provide damages of up to 6 years of back pay if found guilty in a court of law.
For more information, visit Governor Murphy's website.
ICYMI: Member Alerts

Member Alerts are sent out to our Members as needed.  Since our May newsletter, we sent these alerts:
 Upcoming Events

Annual Golf Outing - Atlantic City Country Club
Meet & Mingle - Arturo's

October 11th  - Bally's
Board of Director's Meeting
Fall Annual Association Meeting
Group Leader Marketplace

November 7th - Tropicana Casino
2018 Driver's Safety Meeting

March 11-12th, 2019  - Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem
Sponsor Appreciation Dinner
Spring Association Meeting & Motorcoach Professional Awards

October 9-10th, 2019 - Resorts Casino Hotel
Golf Outing
Meet & Mingle
Board of Director's Meeting
Fall Annual Association Meeting
Group Leader Marketplace

For more information, please visit the GNJMA Events Page!
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Contact:  Pattie Cowley, Executive Director | Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association
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