All of us here at the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) hope this finds you and your family well. Over the past month we've been reaching out to our current and potential members and the bottom line seems to be that you are having a superior season. We are grateful...stay safe and well.
That "safe and well" comment leads us into sharing that the Board recently voted on if we should move forward with our Summer Board Meeting in Portland or if we should not travel and do our Board Meeting remotely. The overwhelming response from the Board was to cancel our trip to Portland and hold our July meeting "on-line". This decision was not made lightly. President Scott polled each board member for their input and at the end of the day he made that decision. You should know the hotel and staff have been great to work with and they totally understand and are working with us for next year.
The good news is that we hope to be in Portland in July of 2021 and all systems are "GO" for that adventure.
What About Nashville 2021
We're still looking forward to holding our Annual Conference and Trade Show in Nashville in January of next year. Phyllis has been working with the venue and considering speakers and topics. If you've got a "hot button issue" you might like us to consider get with President Scott, Phyllis or Michael and let us know. As always, we love hearing from our members.
It took a bit of time but we can now announce that Granit Parts has been officially welcomed as an Associate Member. We've had extensive conversation with members who may have taken issue with admitting Granit and in the end it was decided to bring Timm Mueller and his company in. We look forward to having them join us in January. Many of our current members have already met Timm and for those of you who have not we hope to fix that next year.
Stay in Touch
While we're making phone calls every day to our current and potential members we remind you to stay in touch with us. If you have new, news about your company please share it with us and we'll do our best to share it with the world. Follow us on Facebook and if you use Twitter you'll find us here: @NTPDA.
Thanks for reading...and...stay well!