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Meet Our Members - CallNotes with Cy Hilty

It's time to ditch that yellow pad and step up to Call Notes. His name is Cy Hilty and for years he has dabbled in computer software…as a hobby. But now he Cy Hilty June 2024 has created a system that helps businesses keep and track phone calls…from a request to a completed transaction. We all know that many of our members still rely on doing this "the old way" however, with Call Notes you keep a record of every call, every request and can up your customer service quickly and easily. Thank you Cy for joining the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association and this should be an asset for many of our current and future members!

We're here to help our members grow their business and provide a wide range of great benefits that more than pay for an annual membership fee of $400. If you're interested in becoming a member head to our Membership Application and let's do this.  Thanks for listening and thank you for being a Member! 

 


Meet Our Members - Colfax Tractor Parts

Recently I took a trip down a gravel road in tiny Colfax, Iowa to visit with Jeff Bucklin of Colfax Tractor Parts. They own 100 acres full of nearly every type Jeff Bucklin 17 May 2024 of used agriculture equipment out there. The founder of the business, Bennie Bucklin (79) still puts in a full week of work helping identify where various tractors, combines, planters, skid loaders are located. Now, get this: They ship these tractor and construction parts all over the globe. It's a big deal. In addition they also buy "gently used" vehicles, detail 'em and sell those as well. Come along for a great family story we think you'll enjoy. 

Thanks for being here!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on  PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon Central on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.


Summer 2024 Bulletin Deadline

If it seems like we just finished the Spring 2024 Bulletin...you're right!  But, because we like to work ahead we're letting you know that the Tractor Man Sitting Use DEADLINE for submission of articles and/or news is Friday, May 17. Items that come in after that date we can't promise they will make it into this edition.

So please, if you've got changes to your copy or you've got new news, photos, etc. get them to me over the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime we're playing around with images to use for the June Cover Shot and we'll give you a peek!

If you need help with your story or your timeline please give me a call at 515-707-7699 which is my NTPDA Cell.

Thank you for being a Member! It matters...

Michael


Meet Our Members - Paul Kelly and MaxiForce

We have known Paul Kelly for several years as a loyal NTPDA member and when we invited him to sit down for an interview about his company MaxiForce I was in for a surprise story Paul Kelly MaxiForce Sept 2023 about his father Santiago Morales.  We all knew Santiago, who recently passed away, but I did not know this amazing story about his involvement with the CIA, the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba that resulted in him being in a Cuban prison for 18 years. Here you will not only learn that story but also about the success of the business he started many years ago, back in 1994.  Meet Paul Kelly...

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on  PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.

 


Meet Our Members DC Heavy Hydraulics

Join us as we travel to the small community of Union, South Carolina where we visit with one of NTPDA's newest members and what has become a very fast Ann Kerr DC NTPDA Member August 2023 growing small business. Ann Kerr is the General Manager of DC Heavy Hydraulics.  The company has seen rapid growth over the past eight years and Ann suggests that is because of their commitment to customer service, building positive relationships and having a dedicated technical staff. We love showcasing growing small businesses and more than that we so enjoy visiting with new NTPDA members!  Listen in to our conversation.  

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on  PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.


Meet Our Members - Freight Partners Group

Another radio story about one of our NTPDA Members. While we were in Pennsylvania for our Summer Board Meeting and Mixer we had the opportunity to sit Tom Drew FPG July 2023 down with the President and CEO of Freight Partners Group, Tom Burke and the Director of Sales, Drew RamosFreight Partners Group is a technology driven logistics company that assists large and small businesses who ship everything from small freight to big items just about anywhere. If you ship anything it might be a good idea to listen and then connect with our friends from FPG. And, because they are NTPDA Members the company offers exceptional rates and service to each of you.  Enjoy the conversation and learn more about their technology and mission. 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on  PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.


It's That Time! Fall Bulletin News

You've got products and services and our members would LOVE to know more about them!  It's time to reserve your spot in the Fall Edition of The Bulletin. Fall Road Four times a year we print a high quality magazine (and online edition) covering member news, interviews, thoughts and ideas about the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association. And because we allow advertising in the mag...you get to be there too.

So, if you've got news or simply want to make sure our members see what you have to offer this is the time to secure your spot. Here is a link to the sizes and special member pricing for the ads and if you've got NEWS about your business we'd love to share with everybody.  Sure, you can do social media (and we do) but this is an opportunity for some "hard-copy" reading that stays around longer than a scroll through. 

Send your story or ad to [email protected] and we'll do our very best to make sure it gets in.  Have questions and want to visit?  Sure, call us at 877-668-0900 and we'll be happy to help!

Thank you for being a member...it does matter! 


Wengers of Myerstown - Meet Jake Walmer

Last month NTPDA held our Summer Board Meeting and Social in Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. It was an amazing trip. So much Jake Walmer July 2023 history and things to see and do. (Like dining at an inn that George Washington frequented.) Along with our Board we had a number of members join us for the weekend. Our host was Wengers of Myerstown a multi-generation company that is seriously crushing it when it comes to construction and agricultural parts. Here we sit down with family member Jake Walmer and talk about the past, present and future.  How this company has continued to expand, where their market is and how technology has made a huge difference in overall sales. Oh, one other thing the Wengers Foundation has given millions of dollars to local non-profits. It's part of their mission.  Here's Jake...

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of NTPDA Member Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.


Marketing & Advertising with Jeff Pfeifer of TractorHouse

Advertising and marketing products and services can be a nightmare. So many avenues and so little resources. Here, during the NTPDA Annual Conference Jeff January 2023 and Trade Show, we sat down to talk about those topics, the use of print and digital media with Jeff Pfeifer of TractorHouse.com.  TractorHouse has been coming to our annual events for years and not only does the Lincoln, NE based company produce products that put buyers and sellers together they also create and host many of the websites currently in use by our members. Click the player to listen to a wide-ranging conversation about several of the ways you can take your product or service to the consumer who is motivated to buy.  This conversation originally aired on News/Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa.  Enjoy...

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 


New Member: Chris Honeymann a Startup Story

While we were at the Annual Conference and Trade Show, this year in Nashville, (AND...what a great time we all had!) for the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) we got the opportunity to visit with a guy Chris Honeymann Jan 2023 who had just opened up his business. It's not common that we get this opportunity so we sat down with Chris Honeymann to talk about what it means to realize a dream come true, what challenges he had/has, his thoughts about the NTPDA and more.  Meet Chris from Honeymann Tractor Parts of Arkansas. Thank you Chris for becoming a member and...for your great comments about our time in Nashville and what you've experienced in the short time you've been with us.  Can we enlist you as a spokesperson?  Good on you! 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.