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EXPERT ALERT oAvis Purchase of Zipcar for $500 Million oWatch Out for Bad Tax Advice MEDIA JOBS oScience and Technology Reporter – National Journal (NYC) oGeneral Editor – ESPN (Seattle) oFeatures/Entertainment Reporter – Bradenton Herald (Florida) OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES oTop Blog Posts of 2012 oReporters: Make 2013 Work for You oUpcoming #ConnectChat: The Business of Freelancing EXPERT ALERTS Expert Alerts are listings of ProfNet members who are available to discuss timely news topics. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact their media representative at the end of the listing. You can also find Expert Alerts online at http://bit.ly/pncalerts Avis Purchase of Zipcar for $500 Million Gil Cygler CEO All Car Rent A Car and Carpingo CarShare "We at All Car and Carpingo hope the acquisition of Zipcar by Avis will be a benefit for consumers and allow consumers to choose from New York's local car-share providers. This has not been possible with Zipcar's monopoly of parking spaces in New York City. Just as consumers have choice at an airport car rental concession, they should have the ability to choose from among the car-share companies operating in New York City, which include Carpingo, Hertz and Enterprise. The consumer loses when Zipcar is the only car-share company found in 99 percent of New York City parking garages." Cygler serves on the board of the American Car Rental Association and was named 2012 Executive of the Year. He heads the largest independent car rental company in New York City, All Car Rent A Car, established over 30 years ago. In August 2012, he founded Carpingo, New York City's first hometown car-share company. Cygler can speak to the impact of the Avis acquisition of Zipcar on: the car rental industry as a whole, the growing car-share industry, the general business economy, and the transportation industry in the greater New York region. 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ProfNet Sources Available on Bad Tax Advice, Avis Acquisition of Zipcar
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