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May 4, 2015
NORTH TORONTO AUCTION CELEBRATES 12TH ANNIVERSARY

Founding NTA partners Matt Rispin, Frank Panza and Stu Ralph give NTA's future a thumbs up at the celebration sale
(From left) Founding NTA partners Matt Rispin, Frank Panza and Stu Ralph give NTA's future a thumbs up at the celebration sale.
NTA celebrated its 12th anniversary with an auction sales featuring major consignors such as Chrysler Canada, TD Auto Finance, Province of Ontario and GM Financial. There were 12 grand prizes ranging from a Mont Blanc pen to an exclusive selection of 12 year old single malt Scotch whiskey.

"We owe the success to our hard working staff both in operations and in sales and are extremely thankful for the relationships we have developed with our OEM, Fleet, Finance and Dealer consignors. The 12 years seem to have flown by. In that time, the company has matured and has a solid foundation and is poised to gain more share in the market place," said Stu Ralph, NTA.

April 21, 2015
ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS RENTAL MANAGERS MEETING CELEBRATES SUCCESS AND PLANS FOR FUTURE

Chrissy Taylor, Andy taylor and Pamela Nicholson, were joined by a number of Canadian fleet OEM representatives at the Global Update session, held during the meeting.
(From left, front row, seated) Chrissy Taylor, Andy Taylor and Pamela Nicholson, EHI, were joined by a number of Canadian fleet OEM representatives at the Global Update session, held during the meeting.
Enterprise Holdings Incorporated (EHI) held its Annual Rental Managers Meeting in Orlando. The event brought together over 3,000 senior management, employees and supplier partners. Meeting attendees were brought up to date on the four pillars of EHI's business strategy: customer service, employee development, growth and profitability during the course of the three day event.

A number of Canadian OEM vehicle suppliers were in attendance and learned more about Enterprise operations and how they affected their respective businesses. Enterprise operates in 70 countries providing car and truck rental, car share, commercial truck rental and fleet management services.

January 20, 2015
FLEET FLAG FLIES AT MONTREAL AUTO SHOW

Danny Sbrissa and Michel La Brie, LeasePlan Canada / Foss National Leasing, Rita Lanctot, Danone Canada, Jean Champoux, Systemex Communications , Nancy Mercier, LeasePlan Canada / Foss National Leasing and Fidele Toghoua, Systemex Communications at the Montreal Auto Show
(From left) Danny Sbrissa and Michel La Brie, LeasePlan Canada / Foss National Leasing, Rita Lanctot, Danone Canada, Jean Champoux, Systemex Communications, Nancy Mercier, LeasePlan Canada / Foss National Leasing and Fidele Toghoua, Systemex Communications at the Montreal Auto Show.
OEM representatives along with commercial, corporate and daily rental fleet customers attended the Montreal International Auto Show VIP night at the Palais Des Congres De Montreal in Montreal, Quebec. All took the opportunity to see new products and technologies from a wide range of OEM manufacturers.

David Bellitto, Chrysler Canada Inc., and Jean Champoux, SC360, with the Dodge Viper
(From left) David Bellitto, Chrysler Canada Inc., and Jean Champoux, SC360, with the Dodge Viper.
Also at the show, the announcement of technology of the year awards from AJAC was presented. To get the results, click here. In addition, finalists for Canadian Car and Utlity of Year were announced, read about it here.







January 20, 2015
ACTION EXPO 2015 HITS THE MARK

Dan Hadcock, Weather Guard and Mark Boutilier Action at the Weather Guard booth
(From left) Dan Hadcock, Weather Guard and Mark Boutilier Action at the Weather Guard booth.
Action Car and Truck Accessories held an upfitting Expo at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto, Ontario recently. The show attracted over 200 Action employees, customers, and aftermarket supplier partners.

“I enjoyed the Expo, especially the opportunity to speak with a number of the suppliers of many of the products we upfit our vehicles with," said Garry Drouin, Ministry of Transportation. "Having so many in one spot was a real benefit for me.”

Garry Drouin, MTO, with Amy Kohler, Action by the Back Rack booth
(From left) Garry Drouin, MTO, with Amy Kohler, Action by the Back Rack booth.
Expo attendees had the opportunity to learn more about hundreds of car, van and truck upfitting products from over 50 leading aftermarket suppliers. In addition to the tradeshow, guests took part in a number of product seminars giving participants a deeper dive into the application and benefits of a wide variety of consumer and commercial aftermarket products.

The Expo also provided numerous networking opportunities for everyone at the event luncheon and breaks between sessions.

December 15, 2014
NAFA ONTARIO ROCKING ROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Chris Hill and Jennifer Chapman, co-organizers of the event taking a moment by the Christmas Tree
(From left) Chris Hill and Jennifer Chapman, co-organizers of the event taking a moment by the Christmas Tree.
NAFA Ontario held a Holiday luncheon recently to celebrate the Christmas season.

The event was held at the Glen Erin Inn in Mississauga, Ontario and provided an opportunity for NAFA members to network and share best wishes for the holiday and the new year while enjoying lunch.
Chris Hill and Jennifer Chapman, co-organizers of the event taking a moment by the Christmas Tree
(From left) Ashlee Melo and Lisa Bouchard, ARI, with Sandy Hand, MTO.


"NAFA Ontario Chapter held a holiday lunch meeting on December 11, 2014 at the historic Glenerin Inn in Mississauga," said Chris Hill, NAFA. "Despite a day-long snowfall of about 20 centimetres in the area, 30 members came together for a traditional Christmas buffet. Chapter Chair Lyle Stedman recognized the volunteers who run the Ontario Chapter events and thanked the members for their support."

"A surprise blizzard could not keep our NAFA Ontario members from celebrating the Holidays at the beautiful Glen Erin Inn," said Jennifer Chapman, NAFA. "We were lucky to have a great turnout and were able to toast to the new year and consider even more exciting changes that 2015 may bring."

December 8, 2014
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH JIM PATTISON LEASE AT CONSTRUCT CANADA

Tyler Simpson, Owens Corning confers with Lou Mancini, Jim Pattison Lease at the Jim Pattison Lease display
Tyler Simpson, Owens Corning confers with Lou Mancini, Jim Pattison Lease at the Jim Pattison Lease display.
Construct Canada held its annual show and conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event brings together over 35,000 attendees from the construction industry for a trade show, presentations, networking and keynote speaker presentations. Jim Pattison Lease has been exhibiting at the show for a number of years, providing fleet leasing and management information for convention attendees.

December 1, 2014
EMKAY PRESENTS SAFETY INFORMATION SESSIONS

EMKAY hosts clients in Calgary at its safety information session
EMKAY hosts clients in Calgary at its safety information session.
EMKAY Canada recently hosted two safety information sessions in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. Topics that were featured included: driver record checks, driver training, and accident management.

“Our “Don’t Learn Safety by Accident” events were designed as information sessions which allowed clients to learn from industry-wide experiences, validate current internal processes and examine alternative options regarding driver and business safety programs ” said Paul Turner, President, EMKAY Canada.

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