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Every weekday we, at NTPDA, reach out to our current, former and potential members just to check in, thank them for their membership, encourage membership and better explain the benefits of membership. But, long before we get into all of that we explain the reason for our call, "Hi, and thanks for Man phone call plad shirt taking our call. We reach out to our members, potential members and past members just to check on you and your business. Tell me, how are things with you and your family?"

We can tell you that the overwhelming response has been very positive. Somebody actually cares and is willing to take the time to reach out. And nearly every call we've been making we're hearing reports that business in the agriculture world is solid. It could be a combination of farmers/ranchers having the time to focus on repair or it could be lower prices are forcing many do DIY or it could be that they are seeing value in their relationship with their parts supplier.

In other words...business is good.

We share that with you for a reason. On each call we learn more about our members and their unique place in their community and how they reach out to customers old and new.

Just like with everything else, if you stay in touch with your customers and keep your business "top of mind" they will more likely continue to do business with you. But, just like we're doing with our membership it all takes time. But, the rewards can be very positive.

One other thing.  Have you got news for us?  

Onion Dump Chicago TribuneFrom time to time our membership forgets to let us know about what's going on so that we can share that through our robust social media efforts, here in our
business blog or with other news outlets.

Just a reminder...if you've got news about your business or a story you want to share...like the onion story we heard last week from our member Steven Sparks at Nyssa Tractor & Implement. Check that HUGE yard!  Did you know that the biggest user of onions isn't the consumer but schools and restaurants?  And because so many restaurants and schools have shut down many farmers are having to "dump" their onion crop because it's way too expensive to try to hold them. And...Outback Steakhouse uses those "jumbo onions" for their famous "Bloomin' Onion" and many of them come from onion patches near Nyssa. (Photo - Chicago Tribune)

Who...knew?

So, if you've got a story send it along, we'd love to share.  You can send it to Michael@NTPDA.com

Stay safe and well!


Why I Joined NTPDA

I just got my copy of The Bulletin and that caused me to THINK, really THINK about why in the world I ever joined the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association.  And, it was one word:

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While that may have been my motivating factor years ago the reason I stay connected
to NTPDA today is more complex.  Sure, business is part of it and we're grateful to have been the agency of record for NTPDA but...it's more.

You see, I really LIKE the people that belong to this organization.  From the staff, who has always been wonderful to me and our crew, to the Board who changes yet stays committed to the efforts of us all, to the Members who fight like hell on a daily basis to build a life for themselves and their families and my fellow Associate Members who, like me, originally joined to "do business".

Jack McFarlandI have become friends, true friends, with so many of you. We have shared life and death struggles, happy and tearful moments and a drink or three and it has been rewarding and added to my quality of life.

So, that's why I joined NTPDA and why I'm staying.  How about you?

One more thing?  I look forward to seeing you in Memphis next year and here is a place where you can register.

Thanks for reading!

Michael Libbie - Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications