This weekend your Board, friends and family and other members will be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for our Summer Meeting. We've got much on our plate from Board decisions to a site tour of All States Ag Parts and, yes, some socializing. In advance of our trip to South Dakota we reached out to our Board Members and asked this question: "What is the highest value you receive by being a member of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association?"
To a person we were told that the networking and relationships that are built at any of these NTPDA events more than make up for any cost of becoming a member. One told us, "I can share with you that business coming to us because of our many relationships is 25 times that of what my membership costs are." That is a pretty good endorsement.
Other members told us they learn new things, find new products and compare ideas to help their business grow.
This weekend we'll be talking about ways in which we can do better when it comes to adding value to an NTPDA Membership including better efforts for outreach to retain existing members and recruit new members.
We just thought you should know.
Safe travels as you head to Sioux Falls! Wait...what? Rapids in Sioux Falls? Yep, and it's a big draw for folks...