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July 2015

NTPDA Gets Bold!

Recently at the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) Summer Board Meeting Sioux Falls Phyllis talking webBoard Meeting the board took the bold step in reaching out for new members and getting them involved in our Annual Trade Show and Meeting scheduled for Kansas City in January. "Our goal", said NTPDA President Jeff Griggs "is to not only build our member base but show that we can provide real value to our existing members, people who have left our group and folks who have not been members."

To that end the Board ratified an outreach program to target several potential members who have businesses within a few hours of Kansas City and offer them a full registration for $100 per person with a maximum of two people. 

Phyllis Cox is the executive meeting planner and long time coordinator of NTPDA and, as you can see, when she speaks the Board listens. She added, "We know some business owners might be skeptical of joining an organization however, we bring real value to our members with training, networking and solid business help that will help them sell more product.  It all happens in Kansas City in January!"

Over the next several months you'll be hearing more about the Kansas City NTPDA Fish Kissing Boot Camp for Business.  If you've been a member and dropped out or you've not
been a member and your business is within a couple of hours of Kansas City expect us to reach out to you and encourage you to come see why we're serious about doing business.

Oh, and there was some "Fish Kissing" going on.'s not ALL business! 

Thank you for reading.  Stay tuned!  

NTPDA Member Benefit: Cabela's Discount

Jeff FishingGoing fishing?  It's that time of the year and because you're a member of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) you can "fish for less"! NTPDA has negotiated with Cabela's the World's Foremost Outfitter a special price for the stuff you'll need to land that "big one"!

This NTPDA Membership Benefit gets individuals, who are with member companies, to get 10% off on purchased gift cards and the company can save 20% off the manufacturers suggested retail Cabela's!

Here is how it works: 

Member BenefitsYou've got to log into the Member Benefits Section of the NTPDA website by using your credentials and there is a link there.  So, let's say you want a $100 Cabela's Gift Card because you are a member that card only costs you $90.

But, there is more!

As an NTPDA Member your company can get up to 20% off on Cabela's merchandise and Cabela's can customize merchandise with your logo at no additional charge!

And, yes...there is MORE:

Additional advantages to this program:

  • Free shipping to the nearest Cabela’s retail store.
  • Size doesn’t matter – if you have one employee or a thousand employees you can take advantage of the discount on merchandise and gift cards through Cabela’s Corporate Outfitter Program.
  • No order minimums – You can buy one shirt with your logo on it or 100 shirts at the same discounted price.  Cabela’s Corporate Outfitter Program exists to serve any and all of your business needs.
  • Free logo setup – Cabela’s will set-up your logo(s) at no charge.  Design assistance is available for those who want to update their logo, don’t currently have a logo, or want to create a special logo for an event or special occasion.
  • NTPDA’s organization discount will continue to increase as the collective purchasing reach additional dollar thresholds.

If you've got questions feel free to call us at the Office and we'll help you along. In the meantime...enjoy the benefits of Membership! 

Wow! That Was Nice!

FireworksThe long holiday weekend is over and all of us at NTPDA hope that you and your friends and family had an exceptional time honoring our great nation.  Now, it's back at it. (OK, we know...agriculture never really takes a holiday but, hope your customers took some time off.)

We would really be interested in how you spent your time away from the office. If you care to, hit us up on Facebook we'd love to see.

We're in the middle of planning for the upcoming Summer Board Meeting which will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  If you've got some questions, comments or want to learn more about what the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association has coming up...feel free to shout (well not SHOUT) at us.  We're always listening!

We get it, you've got work to do and we're with you on that.  Once again, thanks for reading and for your membership in the NTPDA!

Oh Say, Can You See...

There are few holidays that truly speak to the soul. Thankfully Independence Day, as Declaration of Independence it was originally named, or the 4th of July is one of those. It's interesting that in a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail dated the 3rd of July, 1776 he wrote about the vote by the Second Continental Congress to approve a resolution of independence that had been circulated in June of that year. 

"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."

He missed it by...two days. The public wished to celebrate on the date on the more widely circulated document the Deceleration of Independence.

Coincidentally, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Signing the DeclerationDeclaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, becoming the third President in a row who died on the holiday. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only U.S. President to have been born on Independence Day.

Historical as it is the 4th of July is a treasured holiday for friends, family and for remembering the sacrifice of those who died to preserve our freedoms. It does not matter to what political party you belong; the commonality of celebrating the birth of our nation rings true for all.

May you, here in the United States, have a blessed, safe and joyful Independence Day!