The staff at Propark know that time spent scouring for scarce parking spaces is time better spent. Comprising 400 locations across 13 states, the parking-lot-management company aims to reduce time spent searching as much as possible. It oversees the day-to-day operation for lots at high-traffic locales such as hospitals, train stops, and urban garages, ensuring the vehicles left at each remain safe and sound. Each location participates in a company-wide commitment to green parking practices through the use of eco-friendly shuttle buses and recycling programs.
During his frequent travels, entrepreneurship professor Bill Guerro noticed both the high cost of airport parking and the congested drop-off area at the local terminal. Noticing a vacant lot on campus, Bill wanted to marry available resources to the situation, and brought his idea to one of his classes. Students crafted a business plan for a discount airport parking service that would also benefit the community by returning profits to the students and campus of the university. Offering short- and long-term service at reasonable rates, Purchase Park 2 Fly remains an extension of the university, and Phil Sanford—one of the students in Bill's initial entrepreneurship class—continues to serve the project as marketing coordinator. Profits help support Purchase College through scholarships and capital enhancements to roadways, facilities, and gold-plated foam fingers.
Wings Air Helicopters' band of experienced pilots advocate the beauty of airborne travel through charter services, flight lessons, and an aerial film-production studio. Luxury jets, decked out with sectional couches, meeting tables, and bars, grant passengers and their mobile studio audiences safe travels with charter and cargo services. Within helicopter cockpits, Bose noise-canceling headsets block out the hum of spinning propellers to ensure clear communication during charters and tours. Wings Air Films offers a wide range of aerial production services, supplying movie helicopters and camera platforms to capture bird's-eye shots of famous landmarks or Waldo sightings for motion-picture and television industries.
Though it began in 1981 with just one Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, today, Silver Star Limousine operates a fleet of 35 upscale vehicles that range from the antique to the exotic. Drivers can ferry a pair of passengers to a wedding in a 1932 Hupmobile, chauffeur a corporate getaway in a Mercedes Sprinter, or make a quick trip from the airport in a Lincoln Town Car. Each vehicle has been outfitted with technology to reduce its carbon footprint and can travel across the tri-state area. Stretch limos and party buses create an air of mystery for groups of up to 40 passengers, with amenities such as LED light shows, 54-inch plasma TVs, and room for dancing.
Writing a letter or eating a rotisserie chicken aren’t things you should do while driving. During trips to JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, or a range of other locations with drivers from Five Star Limo Car Service Inc., though, patrons don’t have to keep their eyes on the road. As the gleaming vehicles slip through traffic, passengers relax to prepare for stressful business meetings or hammock-modeling gigs.