History

2015

LCT 2015 Association of the Year!!

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  • Awarded the LCT 2015 Association of the Year!! The 2015 LCT Association Award of Excellence is a big honor. Our Association that has demonstrated superior achievement in working on behalf of limousine operators. The 2014 GOLA was and still is a leading association in information, education and new ideas for our members in Central Florida and our industry in Florida and Washington.
2014

Annual Day

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  • Lobbying efforts continue, along side NLA to assist local congress people with our annual Day on the Hill events.
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  • GOLA members raise necessary $10,000.00 and produce documents that exceed established application qualifications for corporate permit. The first vehicle is permitted 30 days later.
  • Excerpt from LCT Magazine Concerns about stepped-up enforcement of the U.S. Department of Transportation requiring all Florida operators to meet Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) regulations...
2010

Golf Tournament

  • GOLA creates a charitable golf tournament for Threshold, Inc. Center for Autism. read more
  • Lobbying efforts continue, along side NLA to assist local congress people with our annual Day on the Hill events.
  • GOLA also holds a charity fishing excusion.
  • Excerpt from LCT Magazine
  • (GOLA) is working with the office of U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown...to ensure that limousine operators in the Orlando area have access to any economic stimulus...small businesses.
  • GOLA is negotiating with the Orange County Convention Center to make the pilot program that allows GOLA to manage the luxury curbside lane at major events into a permanent contract with GOLA. The program has been operating for the past two years...
2009

Charity Events

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  • GOLA creates a charitable golf tournament for Threshold, Inc. Center for Autism. read more
  • Lobbying efforts continue, along side NLA to assist local congress people with our annual Day on the Hill events.
  • GOLA also holds a charity fishing excusion.
  • Excerpt from LCT Magazine
  • (GOLA) is working with the office of U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown...to ensure that limousine operators in the Orlando area have access to any economic stimulus...small businesses.
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  • GOLA is negotiating with the Orange County Convention Center to make the pilot program that allows GOLA to manage the luxury curbside lane at major events into a permanent contract with GOLA. The program has been operating for the past two years...
2010
  • GOLA creates a charitable golf tournament for Threshold, Inc. Center for Autism. read more
  • Lobbying efforts continue, along side NLA to assist local congress people with our annual Day on the Hill events.
  • GOLA also holds a charity fishing excusion.
  • Excerpt from LCT Magazine
  • (GOLA) is working with the office of U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown...to ensure that limousine operators in the Orlando area have access to any economic stimulus...small businesses.
  • GOLA is negotiating with the Orange County Convention Center to make the pilot program that allows GOLA to manage the luxury curbside lane at major events into a permanent contract with GOLA. The program has been operating for the past two years...
2008

Cocktail Reception

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  • Lobbying efforts continue, along side NLA to assist local congress people with our annual Day on the Hill events.
  • GOLA holds cocktail reception for Congresswomen Corrine Brown.
2007

Association of the Year

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  • GOLA shot and launched the GOLA infomercial aired on Channel 13 to widen local awareness of our professional members.
  • Won Association of the Year Award from LCT Limousine, Charter & Tour.
  • GOLA now involved in lobbying efforts, along side NLA to assist local congress people. Now a proactive association, we continued with the Day on the Hill events every year to present continuing joint efforts with NLA.
2006

New Meeting Standards

  • GOLA set up new meeting standards for independent operators.
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  • LCT Limousine, Charter & Tour states, "GOLA Pushes Mayor to Crack-Down on Illegal Operators" read more.
  • Unlicensed Commercial Drivers Are Endangering Orlando's Travelers - Calls on Mayor for Greater Code Enforcement...PR Newswire
  • Won Limo Digest Association of the Year. "GOLA successfully fought with the Orlando airport to prevent Walt Disney World greeters access" ... read more.
  • Started relationships with local and county officials to show GOLA's united strength in the political arena.
  • Building on GOLA's commitment to maintain it's professional standing in Orlando's business community, meetings are now hosted in convention facilities of prominent Orlando hotels.
  • The annual Christmas parties are becoming more focused on driving the business owners into the new year with re-ignited confidence of prosperity.
  • Charitable events continue with assistance to the Negro Spiritual Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Cancer Society.
2005

GOLA Luxury Curve

  • In 2005 the GOLA board began negotiations with the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) regarding implementing GOLA Luxury Curve. The partnership was put into place in 2006 and lasted through 2008.
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  • Also in 2005 GOLA began addressing the affect of the launching of DME Disney Magical Express. Efforts continued into 2007 to try and curb the affects of this on the Orlando limousine industry. "(GOLA), has hired an attorney to continue its fight against what former U.S. Attorney Larry Colleton calls an unfair business practice,"...read full article by mouseplanet.com.
  • Also that year a website was setup as an additional marketing avenue to increase members' revenue.
2003

Corporate Permit Registration

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  • GOLA Board of Directors and Canaveral Port Authority meet and begin process of meeting guidelines of corporate permit.

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  • GOLA members raise necessary $10,000.00 and produce documents that exceed established application qualifications for corporate permit. The first vehicle is permitted 30 days later.

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  • GOLA donates to operation home fires. In appreciation of our troops GOLA presented a check for $5,000.00 to assist families of local service men and women. Families were also provided with limo rides to and from Sea World
2002

First Municipality Luncheon

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  • GOLA Board of Directors holds first municipality luncheon. Present are City of Orlando Vehicle for Hire, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Osceola County Vehicle for Hire, Canaveral Port Authority, and Hillsboro County Vehicle for Hire.
2000

First Victory

  • Orange County Board of Commissioners consider not to renew or issue home base limousine service occupational licenses. In response GOLA invites Zoning Board to meet and create new zoning rules that would be acceptable to GOLA members and County Commissioners. At public hearing new proposal is presented to and accepted by Orange County Commissioners. A victory for the small operator.
  • GOLA joins Atlantic Coast Livery Association, Florida Limousine Association, and West Florida Livery Association forming The Florida Ground Transportation Association. The FGTA represents over 250 members on a state and national lever.
1999

National Limousine Association Recognization

  • GOLA is recognized by the National Limousine Association. GOLA is represented at the annual NLA convention.
  • GOLA holds first Annual Year End Banquet.
1998

First unofficial meeting

  • First unofficial meeting is held.Twenty five companies are represented.
  • First election of officers by 18 members.
  • Bylaws are written and approved by the members.
  • GOLA is incorporated.
  • GOLA opposes specific changes to the ground transportation rules and regulations by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, changes that would have negatively impacted members but positively impacted airport concessionaires giving them an unfair service advantage. Over a two month period GOLA representatives debated the proposed changes and they were removed. A victory for all transportation companies.

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