NEBA Continues Long-Running Annual Meetings

The New England Bus Association (NEBA) held its 94th annual meeting at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, from June 20 to 23. More than 90 operators and vendors attended what is most likely the longest-running annual event in the motorcoach industry.

“Once again our association balanced both education and relationships. I was thanked several times for helping establish friendships,” said NEBA Secretary/Treasurer Mitch Guralnick.

George Zieba, a photographer emeritus who has helped preserve the history of buses in the region, was inducted into the NEBA Hall of Fame. Zieba presented photo books to several New England operators. “I am pleased to announce that George’s daughter will continue to photograph our industry” and maintain the family tradition, Guralnick said.

Educational and information sessions covered topics ranging from driver recruitment and retention to the impact of technology on the bus business and the upcoming 400th anniversary of the founding of the Plymouth colony. UMA’s Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Ken Presley and ABA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy Suzanne M. Te Beau Rohde held a combination listening session/ legislative update.

The family fun portion of the meeting was, in part, provided by lunch and a trolley ride at the Seashore Trolley Museum and a scenic lobster boat cruise that took the group past the Bush Family compound at Walker’s Point. The finale was a traditional New England Lobster Feast.


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