BCAC Celebrates 20th Anniversary
with Commemorative Dinner
The Black Car Assistance Corporation (BCAC) celebrated its 20th anniversary with a dinner at Russo’s on the Bay in Queens, N.Y. Over 300 people attended the gala, including Limo Digest Sales Manager Richard Springer. Attendees included the officers of the biggest and most prestigious black car bases, vendors, supporters, and dignitaries.
Executive Director Victor Dizengoff says, “The BCAC’s 20th anniversary celebration was a tremendous success. It was a show of support for the BCAC and all it has done for the black car industry over the last 20 years and continues to do.” Berj Haroutunian, BCAC president stated early in the evening that the event was about the organization and all the individuals that contributed to its formation and its continued success rather than any one or few individuals receiving an award. “Whether it was getting the federal RIDE Act passed, leading the way on the New York State Reciprocity Laws, getting relief stands for its drivers, or providing thousands of free rides to the families of those who perished on September 11th, the industry has always banded together and done the right thing,” he says.
The BCAC received a proclamation from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg who announced Tuesday, May 22, 2012 as “Black Car Assistance Corporation Day.”
Haroutunian reminded everyone that while that evening was a time to celebrate, there is still much work to be done. “The BCAC has always fought for the rights of its base operators and drivers. There are many challenges to our industry in the months and years ahead. We do not ask for any favors. Just give us a level playing field to compete on. We will continue to, and always will fight for the right to compete in a fair marketplace.”
For more information, visit www.blackcarassociation.org.