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Flying in or out of TPA Tampa?

Want Simple? Want Clean? Want Safe?

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I can pick you up from TPA or take you to TPA

To/From: Clearwater FL, Clearwater Beach FL, Bradenton FL, Palm Harbor FL, Sarasota FL, St. Pete Beach FL, Tampa FL 

 

Examples of Easy Airport Flat Rates, Point A to Point B:

(Excludes Special events and nights out from Pinellas to Tampa and vice verse)

 1-12 Miles (minimum rate): $45

13-19 Miles: $55

20 – 33 Miles: $65

34-46 Miles: $85

47 – 57 Miles: $95

58 – 68 Miles: $125

 

Please call me for longer distance rates or go here.

 

Thank you!

Lance Greene TC6

Mobile#: 727-288-1545

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Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Tampa Florida

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I went to pick up one of my regular customers at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa FL the other night at about 1:00am.  I had not been there in a while and it was fun to see the beauty of the facility.  The throngs of people coming and going never ceases to amaze me.

It was a fun night driving!

Call me for a ride! :) 

727-288-1545

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Long & Hard………

Salami Festival

Ok, so I just cannot help myself……..a customer I picked up the other day was “pranked” and sent me the video from YouTube……They asked her to help them find the Salami Festival at the corners of Long and Hard!  lololol……the way she told the story was hilarious! The video is funny but my customers telling of the prank on her was even more hilariously funny!

Here it is:  https://youtu.be/O7veO19gOWc

The Privilege Was All Mine

One day last week, I received an order to pickup a named female at a specific address and take her to the airport. When I called her to touch base I could hear in her voice that she was under stress. She instructed me to pick her up on a specific corner & cross street. When ever that takes place it is always a red flag to some degree. Either way, it raises our senses.

I arrived at the corner and seen no one. I looked down the street as I pulled up and seen a female standing 2 blocks down. I went to that location and sure enough it was my customer.

She picked up her bags and we placed them in the trunk.  I could see in her eyes that she was tired and stressed…..sad mostly. As she got into my car the rest unfolded.

She had come to Florida to start anew.  Bottomline, it did not work out and the situation was far from pleasant.

As we drove she began to cry…to sob. I felt bad for her as I could relate to her feelings as I have been there too many times in the past myself.

Sooooo, I exchanged my horror stories with her and let her know that it happens to men too.

:-))!

I assured her she will find the “one” she is looking for as I did…and if I did, she sure will.  She just has to pray for it and be extremely specific in what she desires.

During the rest of our ride to the airport we laughed and laughed…we laughed hard and over and over again.  She laughed at the pleasure of hearing the misery of my past….I laughed just as hard along with her.

I could now see in my rear view mirror that she was laughing so much she was crying from that!  LOLOL

When we got to the airport, she thanked me for the ride…..told me she could not believe how calm she now was, because of how bad she felt while waiting for me to pick her up…….calm, she was now calm…..she then thanked me again and gave me a hug…….yep…..gave me a hug……….

So evidently she had an awesome ride………and so did I.…….

The Privilege Was All Mine!

Jesus once again protecting and directing. Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of an awesome day.

:-))!

Hire a Car for these Upcoming Events…..

Call me directly to reserve with me on my Mobile:

Mobile: 727-288-1545

OR

  Call – 24 Hour Town Car Dispatch & request TC#7: 727-360-2820

Book Online with BATS and please request TC#7 in the notes field: BATS ONLINE RESERVATIONS

These are only a few examples, we will gladly take you to any event of your choice.

1)  Festivals Of Speed – Friday March 6th – 8pm-11pm – Tampa Bay Auto Museum – www.festivalsofspeed.com – VIP Luxury Cocktail Reception
2)  Festivals Of Speed – Sunday March 8th – 10am-4pm – Vinoy Park – 250+ Exotic cars, Motorcycles and more – www.festivalsofspeed.com

3)  Melissa Manchester – Thursday March 5th – 7:30pm – Capitol Theatre Clearwater, FL 

4)  RUTH ECKERD HALL EVENTS – All through the year! 

5)  Capitol Theatre Events Clearwater – All through the year!

6)  Diana Krall – Thursday April 9th & Friday April 10th – 7:30pm – Capitol Theatre Clearwater, FL

7)  Elvis Costello – Monday March 16th – Dinner 6pm & Show 8:00pm – Ruth Eckerd Hall 

8)  John Mellancamp – Thursday March 19th – Dinner 5:30pm & Show 7:30pm – Ruth Eckerd Hall

9)  I LOVE LUCY LIVE – Tuesday March 24 & 25 Dinner & Shows – Ruth Eckerd Hall

10)  Sarah McLachlan – Sunday March 29 – Dinner 6:00pm & Show 8:00pm

11)  Tampa Bay Lightning – Multiple Game Dates through May 2015

12)  Bette Midler – Monday May 11th – 8:00pm – Amalie Arena

Check back often! I Will keep adding more!

Thank you!  Lance Greene Town Car #7

Mobile: 727-288-1545

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Festivals Of Speed – Tampa & St. Petersburg Florida

www.festivalsofspeed.com

Will you be going to the Festivals Of Speed in either Tampa or St.Petersburg or both?

Go in style and reserve my services today! I provide many extras in my car. A service many appreciate.

Friday March 6th – 8pm-11pm – Tampa Bay Automobile Museum – VIP Cocktail Reception

Sunday March 8th – 10am-4pm – Vinoy Park – 250+ Exotic Vehicles on display

Call today and reserve now!

Direct Mobile#: 727-288-1545

OR

BATS Town Car Dispatch Line: 727-360-2820 (Please request TC#7)

(If I am booked please ask to reserve Tim #9 or Ken #4)

***If you have 4 or more people please ask to be booked with Tim in TC#9 as he drives a full sized Suburban

THANK YOU!  See you soon!

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It’s A Small World After All……

So, ok, I drive an Executive Car as a chauffeur in the Tampa Florida area. I meet people from all over the world.

When I was young, in elementary school and high school I spent a couple of short stints living in Canada in Windsor, Ontario and in Toronto, Ontario. I am from the USA.

When I lived in Toronto I went to Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate Institute (high school) in 1975-1976.

As I pick up customers to bring them from or to the Tampa airport I always wonder if I will meet someone I know from one of the schools I attended in Canada.

Well, it finally happened…….twice!

A few weeks ago I picked up a customer from Clearwater Beach going to the airport to pick up her daughter.  As we spoke I found she was from Toronto, from Scarborough, the same area I lived in.  As we spoke more we found we had gone to the same school!  Sir Wilfred Laurier!  It was cool, very cool. Small world.

Then again, this last Wednesday, I picked up 3 women going from St. Pete Beach, FL to the Tampa Airport. When they got into the car I stated to one of them that she looked familiar, they all chuckled and stated…..”OH we are not from here!”  It was funny.

I asked, well where are you from?  They said Canada….Toronto Canada.  I stated I had lived there also and the one asked where I had lived. When I stated Scarborough, Ontario they all were now shocked and laughed sayong thats where they were from and lived now.  THE BEST PART???!!  One of them was actually a teacher at my school, Sir Wilfred Laurier in the 60’s, anothers Mother was a teacher when I was there and the third lady????  SHE actually lived in my very same neighborhood that my family lived in when I was there!!!

WOW!!  It was sooo cool!  They knew one of my teachers by the name of Diane Lang, my Math teacher…she was awesome by the way.  They also knew my band teacher of who I just am not able to recall his name.

Then they told me about the upcoming Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate Institute’s 50 Year Reunion!  I laughed and told them I actually got the notice from Classmates.com!!  THAT was hilarious! We all got a laugh out of that! Then they asked if I recalled when the reunion was going to be because they had not heard yet!  LOLOL….is that not funny???!

So I tried to find the email about it and of course I could not, figuring I had deleted it since I would not be able to attend.  The ladies thought it would be funny to hear about the dates for the reunion from someone who had gone to the school and was now in Tampa Florida.  I thought so too! We got a great laugh out of that thought.

Soooooo, after I dropped them off at the airport it was driving me crazy and I looked frantically for the email and found it.  I parked in the parking garage at the airport and went in to find them inside the airport. I located them still at the ticket counter and walked up to them….they were of course surprised to see me. I stated the dates for the reunion and showed them the email!  It was awesome and we all laughed.  They got a big kick out of it!

Another great day on the job as a chauffeur in Tampa Bay Florida…..another great day of laughs!

It’s A Small World After ALL :-))!

Cannot beat that!

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A Simple bag of Chips…..Lots of Laughs!

Once again, this last Friday was full of laughter…….all because of a simple bag of Lays Classic Potato Chips. 

It was simply awesome. Another reason and one of the main reasons I LOVE what I do. 

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The basket pictured here is full of snacks, chocolates …….and Lays Chips for my customers to enjoy. One of the reasons I do this is because of the reactions I get from the customers when they see it.  It is simply so much fun.  Another reason is because it gives my customers a small snack to take with them on a plane if they want to, They are there for anyone.  No matter how much the fare is, no matter if they tip me or not.  It is more about the experience and the fun for all of us.  :-))!

Typically, I will encourage my customer to take a snack…..so that the person or persons around them will be jealous on the plane!  Hehehehe :)

This last Friday, one of those moments came to light as one of my favorite customers shared her story with me of her bag of chips on the plane.  She could not wait to tell me and I could not wait to hear it once she had stated she had a story for me. I was already chuckling as she said that because I could just imagine. :)

Two weeks prior, I had taken her to the airport, dropped her off and I suggested she take something for the flight as I always do…..she said….”ya know Lance….I think I will take a bag of chips.”  I said….yeah and rustle the bag a bit and eat each one slowly!  She thought that was a great idea and we got a little chuckle out of it and off she went. I wasn’t sure she would, just thought she would eat them and that would be that.

Now, Friday, I pick her up on her return flight into Tampa. We get in the car and we are not even out of the parking garage and she is bursting at the seems like that bag of chips to tell me her story.  That part alone was hilarious.  She is very funny anyway normally so this was even better :)….I was already laughing. I still am even as I write this.

The Story of Laughs!

Customer: So Lance, ya know those bag of chips?

Me: Yes……

Customer: Lance that bag of chips was so puffed up and huge like a pillow when I went to open them on the plane!  I rustled the bag a bit and people started looking.

Remember this Lays Commercial below, with the little girl?  This is basically how the story is…..and how I can see my customer …..ohhhh man I am laughing out loud as I write this,,,,lololol….I don’t know maybe you had to be there but man it was funny! Still is!

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Customer: Lance….that bag of chips being so puffed up…..POPPED!  It made a POP SOUND when I opened it!! (as she laughs)

Me: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……..AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..doubled over LOLOL!

Customer:  And Lance……..the aroma of the chips coming out……people were looking….you could tell they were wondering where I got the bag of chips.  Oh and the flight attendants were not able to get out of their seats due to some turbulence, so they could not pass out snacks!! (as she laughs)

Me: OMG! …..AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA   AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA    AHAHAHAHAHA ( having a hard time breathing at this point! lolol)

Customer: So Lance….now I have the bag open and people are again looking…..wondering….smelling….(as she says with a smirk in her voice, which made me laugh even more!)

Me: DId you eat each one slowly??  (laughing as I asked)

Customer: Ohhhhh I did Lance……it must have taken me an hour to eat that little bag!

Me:  Out of control laughing at this point…….tears running out of my eyes!! I could just see her doing it….making each customers mouth water for something salty. lolololol…..Can you see the little girl in that commercial???  Ohhhh mannnn I sure could and I loved it!

Customer: And then after i was done I continued to fold the bag over and over making a slight crinkling sound……(as she laughs)

Me:  More and more….continued laughs……huge laughs!

Customer:  Lance, who would know that a simple little bag of chips would provide so much entertainment.

So, as I drove on, we talked more about it on the way back to her home, we both were talking about that very point that she made.  That simple bag of chips provided her a snack, (one of her favorites) and provided her a really strong inside chuckle to herself while on a business flight.  It also provided her and I additional entertainment….HUGE entertainment as I drove her home. I cannot tell you how priceless that is and was.  My “job” is driving an Executive Car Service Town Car…..I do it because I love it. I do it because of customers like this one.

All the snacks and beverages in my car I provide personally and pay for at no charge to the customer.  Can I put a price on that bag of chips??  Absolutely Not!

A simple bag of chips.  Priceless.

Thank you Mrs. “C”! Thank you for sharing that story with me!

You made my month!!  Probably longer!  lolol!

I will tell this story for a long long time.

Thank you for being such an awesome person and customer!

:-))!

Seeking Corporate Clients

My specialty is the Corporate Client – If you need a driver who is licensed, level 2 background checked and approved, on-time, professional, courteous, goes the extra mile….literally :) and carries extra items in the car for the client, then you have come to the right place.

I am currently seeking new Corporate Clients who desire safe upscale treatment for themselves and their business clients. 

With extensive experience owning my own elite corporate/celebrity limousine service in Minnesota in the past, I ensure you will receive above and beyond service, professional and confidential. I know when to talk and when not to. 

Living in Clearwater, FL., I can easily get anywhere in the Pinellas and Hillsborough County areas.

I would be happy to meet with you so you may get to know me before you book with me.

Simply give me a call, I am on-call 24 hours per day and I have two other team members who can help out also when needed. Full sized Suburban also available.

Direct Mobile: 727-288-1545

Lance Greene TC#7

Providing Directions To Your Hired Driver…

As a driver, although we drive all over Gods Little Green Acres each day, it is difficult to know every street, nook and cranny everywhere…..however we know many many of them. Sure, we have and use GPS, but personally I do not care for using GPS all the time.  I prefer to pull up a Google map and memorize where I need to go since I basically know the area anyway.

The key is, your driver most likely knows all the main roads to get very close to your actual destination, but maybe we might just need your help once in a while getting down the little side streets that jog here and there through a neighborhood. Directions at this point are appreciated and can be very helpful as gps can be distracting I feel, although I do use it if needed.

My point here is this, a suggestion to you is to please keep your directions to a minimum and limited to primarily when your driver is close to your destination.  Please do not give him/her turn by turn directions, simply provide to the driver where they need to end up.  There are reasons for this, mostly is that the professional driver is thinking about more things than just the physical address and we are thinking about different things than when you personally drive yourself to the same location, whether it is your home or business. 

What the driver thinks about:

So you have hired a driver to take you somewhere and make sure you get there easily, comfortably, safe and in style.  However, you feel compelled to provide directions even if the driver does not ask.  This is normal.

Here is the problem……

When you the customer provide directions you give them based on how you drive to the location and what you do on your way there. Professional drivers think about numerous other things and take routes based on a number of factors. Maybe you take a certain road because you stop at your favorite store, dry cleaners or coffee shop and do other errands on the way when needed.  If you/we stop along the way, you will enter the shopping area for example from a certain direction because it is simply the way you like to go.  Once you get there you park.  That is the difference….you park.  We do not.

Example: Shopping Center: You need to stop on the way to pick up some supplies for a meeting at the office which we will end up at.  You know the shopping center and you go a specific way all the time because it works for you. BUT, when you get there….again…..you park.  The thing is, the driver knows the shopping center location also and he/she starts their planning much before they get there.  We will most likely take a different street to get there….why?  Because we need to make sure we end up entering what ever location it is on the correct side.  Correct side you ask?  Yes.  The professional driver wants to make sure they enter on the side that has you closest to the curb when exiting the car for your safety. We do not want you to have to cross the parking lot or a lane where other vehicles are coming through.  In addition, we may go around the block instead of taking a direct street because we do not want to have to cut across traffic. It is much more efficient and safer to go around the block and come in on the proper side making all right turns.  This is also something UPS found helped safety and fuel efficiency.

Specific Roads: This may be repetitive, but again, the professional driver most likely takes a different route than you do or may be used to.  The reason is we drive the roads every day all day long.  The professional driver knows where the accidents have been that day, where the snarls have been etc and will take a different route to avoid any “possible” safety or time issues.  Many drivers will take a certain route because it suits the way we drive and also because it will possibly give you a more comfortable ride with less stop lights. We strive to go the routes with less stop and go.

Bottom line?  We appreciate the directions when we are close to an unfamiliar destination, as we cannot know all of them and we see so many.  However, we are concerned with many other things along the way and once we arrive that you may not be, so please leave the nitty gritty up to the driver.  If the driver states that they usually go a certain way, please do not say that it is much easier your way….because most likely for the driver it is not easier and not safer for you or the driver.

Bottom line?  It is the safety we are after.

Comfort and style happens when you arrive safe.

Thank you!