Trade Show

Bulletin Deadline Coming Up!

Hello Members!  A reminder that the deadline for our Conference and Trade Show Bulletin is the 16th of November.  This is a great opportunity for you to MPL Clock
reach every member in our association with your message/advertisement prior to going to Nashville.  We're on a really tight turnaround this time because we want to get the Bulletin to you well before the middle of December. 

So, if you've got business news or if you are advertising with new copy we're going to need that before the 16th.  If you are in the holiday mood you can also send holiday greetings to your members with a small ad. You can send your ad and presser to Michael@NTPDA.com.  Please be aware of the deadline...it really matters with this edition.  So you have ad information here is a LINK to the ad sizes and rates.

One more thing Kim and I just finished our weekly phone meeting and I can share with you we've received lots of registrations for our Nashville event in January. This looks to be a fantastic conference and trade show.  To get registered you can follow this LINK.

Thank you for being a member!

Michael & Kim


Three Important Things!

Look, we know you are busy so we won't take up much time...however, there are THREE important things to share with you right here, right now.  

Early Registration for Nashville Renaissance Hotel Room 2022

It's already shaping up to be a popular Conference & Trade Show and what is really neat is that you'll not have to pay the hotel nightly rate of $270.00 plus tax. The NTPDA Board has authorized a "buy-down" of your hotel rate for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of $150 per night. That means your nightly rate for those three nights comes in at $120.00 plus tax. That, friends is a significant savings.  So, that is "Thing One" about registration. "Thing Two" is that if you register, using THIS LINK you'll also save money. Registration is $300 per person until the end of October and then it jumps to $375 per person for November/December.  We've already had a number of people register and we encourage you to do it now.

The Whova App

Whova Ad Capture ImageThis is also some really big news. We're using an application that will be on your smartphone. The Whova App is a great way to connect with other NTPDA Members and Guests.  When you register you'll be getting a link to download the app that features photos, contact information and a way for you to connect with our trade show displayers.  Plus you'll be able to ask us questions and more.  This is a total game changer.  That is "Thing One" about Whova. "Thing Two" is an advertising opportunity for your company to be placed on the app so that you can promote products and services to attendees. The cost for that is just $500 and Whova stays live for weeks following our event in January. For more about this opportunity contact Kim or Michael for details. We think you're going to love it. Want to LEARN MORE?  Check out this VIDEO

The December Bulletin

And, finally the deadline for entry into the 2022 Conference and Trade Show Bulletin is November 16.  We're on a really tight schedule because we want to get it into your hands well before the holidays.  So...if you have news about your business or if you want to take this opportunity to highlight your presence at our Conference and Trade Show...let's get this done.  You can send your news and your ad directly to Michael via email: Michael@NTPDA.com 

CORNHOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cornhole Ladies

OK, I lied...there is a fourth thing.  We're seeking sponsors to help us with the two prizes we're doing for our brand new Cornhole Tournament. First Prize is a cool $1,000 and second place walks away with $500. If you would like to sponsor this event (and it's already starting to fill up) let's do it.  You can contact Kim or Michael to reserve your place.  Kim@NTPDA.com or Michael@NTPDA.com 

OK, that's it and under 500 words!


It's Going To Be Awesome!

Very soon we're going to be sending out a link, by email, to those of you who have registered for our Annual Conference and Trade Show scheduled for Whova Logo January 19 - 21 in Nashville. The link will take you to the Whova Event & Conference App which will give you the power to communicate with other conference attendees, post photos, make appointments, check the agenda, gather contact data at the trade show booth, experience some great contests and more. This also means that we'll be going mostly paperless in January.

Over the summer Kim has been working on making sure this will be a positive experience and we're almost at launch. When you get your notice via email you can start to build your profile in the app. That would include your photo, details about your company, contact information, etc. 

Whova Ad Capture ImageOne more thing. The Whova App also allows you to market your company to attendees. Yes, there is advertising space that scrolls from page to page. The Board has recommended that  advertising space be sold to our membership at $500 per advertiser and we already have two spots taken!  You can advertise your website, special deals and more. It's a new and exciting way to market your company to our membership. And, the app stays live for weeks after the event. If you would like to claim an advertising spot connect with Kim by email, Kim@NTPDA.com or me at Michael@NTPDA.com and we'll get you hooked up.

Also a reminder that you can register for our Annual Conference and Trade Show now and save.  Here is that link, and check out how fancy this looks...also another big change. 

We hope you'll engage with this new technology because it will truly enhance your experience. So, you know, I've used the Whova App at several national events and it's really slick.  Be watching for your email invite and thank you for being a member!

Michael & Kim


A Global Giant in Ag Parts - Worthington Ag with Mike Winter

From very humble beginnings nearly sixty years ago, Worthington Tractor Parts Inc. has evolved into a company that sees its Mike Winter 25 January 2022 subsidiaries doing business not only in the Western Hemisphere but also in Australia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Italy and more. My guest is Mike Winter the President of this vast company. Here we talk about the early days, the business growth, what they offer to their customers and some interesting details about a corn-head many farmers laughed at back in the 1980's...but no longer.  Oh, one other thing, Mike gave us an exclusive about a new development that deals with Capello Corn Heads and the U.S as well as he concern about Ukraine. 

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.


NTPDA Leadership with Scott Schelling and Trey Russell

Over 40 years ago a group of agriculture equipment recyclers got together and formed the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA). The group was small and mostly confined to the United States. Today the association has members not only in the Trey and Scott KC July 2021 U.S. but also Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and Malaysia. Here I sit down with Scott Schelling the Immediate Past President and owner of Rock Valley Tractor Parts of Iowa and Trey Russell the incoming President and second generation to Russell's Tractor Parts of Alabama during our time at our Annual Conference and Trade Show. We talk about what they've gotten out of the association and what may be coming in the future.  Plus a "Shout Out" about the Summer Mixer coming in July. 

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.


Some Phyllis Cox Photo Memories

All of us at the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association want to take a moment to wish Phyllis the very best in her retirement. She's been with us for nearly 25 years and has made so many friends and we have so many memories. We visited earlier today, on her last day with us, and don't worry...she has plenty of projects lined up to keep her busy. Here, from over the years are some Phyliss Photo Memories.  Enjoy!  You can click on the image to enlarge. 

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Here's to you Phyllis and thank you!! 


New Video & Conference Information

We're ramping up for NTPDA-2022 in Kansas City next month. If you have not yet registered it's time to get on it. Here is that online registration link. NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Hotel We've got so many cool things planned and it's going to be great to see everybody again.  The last time we were in Kansas City was 2016 and because it's so centrally located we made the decision to go back. And, we know you want to do business while you're with us and we're all into that.

We've created another video for you and you're about to see some familiar names and faces.

A couple of other pieces of information. To be able to get the Group Room Rate you can reserved online here or give Harrah's a phone call at 1-800-427-7247 and remember to get the correct rate use our code: S01NAT2.  Reservation deadline is coming up fast...like Monday the 20th of December!  Get 'er done! It's been a long time since we've all been together and we've got so many cool things planned.  And, we know you come to do business and we're all about that as well. If you've got questions or having issues with your registration give us a call at 1-877-668-0900. Staff will be onsite early to help with everything you might need. Also, watch your email for some important information coming from Kim.  See you in Kansas City!

 


Oh My!!! NTPDA22 in Kansas City

OMG! This is going to be amazing! Your Board just got back from our NTPDA Summer Board Meeting and facility review of our host hotel for our Annual Conference and NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Board Gordon Ramsay Steak Trade Show as we return to Kansas City in January. What a fantastic location and it's already promising to be a huge event.

As you know we were unable to go to Nashville in 2021. Since then we've been working on putting together an amazing event for 2022. We've already been on the phone getting companies to commit to attending, some for the first time in years. And, we've got plenty of surprises in the works that will make this Annual Conference and Trade Show one of the best we've had in a very long time. 

The Facility

NTPDA 2022 Harrahs HotelWe'll be at Harrah's Hotel & Casino in North Kansas City. Even for those of you who are not into gambling this is a fantastic location and facility. The gaming rooms are separate from much of the hotel...but there if you wish. The hotel is just minutes from Downtown Kansas City but, because we're not directly in the city center, our room rates are really quite low. But, that's not all. We're working on setting up a credit for each night you stay with us on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It's called motivation.

And you'll be just steps away from the very famous Gordon Ramsay Steakhouse located in the facility. Your Board (see above photo) had dinner there and we promise you that it will be an amazing experience. Even though it serves some fantastic steaks you've got to try the sea bass. No, really...it is stunning!

We also checked out the Trade Show Floor and that too has room for plenty of our Associate Members to show off their products and services. Plus we've been working on several new ways to help you better engage with our displayers and actually...win some $. Our goal is to make this Trade Show Event one of the best we've ever had and really make it worth the time and effort for our Regular and Associate Members.

Registration & Pricing NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Room

The Board, during our Summer Meeting, has set the pricing for registration and booth space and that link will soon be on our website. Don't worry, we'll share as soon as we go live.  However, just so you might start planning, registration is $300 per person through the end of October, $375 per person through the end of November and $450 per person if you're going to drag your heels and wait to register. 

Booth space is set at $500, a bargain if you've been seeing the rates for other trade shows, and we're working on a Site Visit that will take place at Cook's Tractor Parts of Clinton, Missouri. Transportation is included...and Richard tells us so is lunch...and more. There will be a Spouse Event that will be "over the moon" and of course we'll continue our tradition of fund raising for St. Jude.

NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Gordon RamsaySave The Date!

So you can plan to be with us make sure you save the date!  Many will be arriving on Thursday January 20th as we get the party started and we'll be active with tours, the Trade Show, Annual Meeting, St. Jude Auction and Dinner ending on Saturday night, January 22.  Again, full registration details and our event details will soon be posted on the NTPDA website. Our goal here is to get you in the mood for what is promising to be an outstanding event for business and for a great social experience. Photo: Gordon Ramsay Streak Restaurant. 

Stay tuned...we'll continue to tease you.

 


Nashville 2021 Annual Meeting - Cancelled

In what was a tough decision by the NTPDA Board of Directors the 2021 Nashville Annual Meeting has been cancelled. Over the past several weeks it was Nashville Skyline becoming more clear that the vast majority of our membership had made the decision to skip the event. This past weekend President Scott and Vice President Trey had some discussions about the numbers and, of course, the bombing which happened just blocks from our hotel. 

President Scott sent a note to each Board Member asking for their input and the group voted 8 to 2 to cancel. President Scott did not vote and would have only done so if there had been a tie.  We will be holding a Board Meeting Conference Call during the time that we had been scheduled for Nashville to accomplish the business of the Association. 

In addition if you had pre-paid your registration we'll be making reimbursements as soon as Kim gets back in the office.  If you made room reservations we urge you to call and cancel as soon as possible.

What's Next?

Now your staff is working to make sure we connect with each member who had indicated they were going to go to Nashville. We are also connecting with the hotel, the restaurant, transportation, the Jack Daniel's Distillery and others involved.  In addition we're also changing up The Bulletin and removing information about our 2021 event.  That issue should be in your hands in the next couple of days.

Now it's on to making plans for our 2021 Summer Meeting which is scheduled for Portland and our 2022 Annual Meeting and Trade Show which is scheduled for California. Our focus will be to create some outstanding events that will help each of our members and their businesses.

On a personal note you need to know that we worked hard to make this happen but in the end it was not to be.  You should also know that NTPDA Leadership took on the task to, behind the scenes, continue to keep everybody in the loop. We've had near daily phone calls and text messages.  Our thanks to President Scott and the entire Board of Directors for their input and work.  Thank you too for being an NTPDA Member...it matters.


Put It On Video - Nashville & Beyond

As we make plans for a very different Annual Meeting and Trade Show we kicked around the idea of allowing our members to create a brief 3 – 5 minute video Video Crew to showcase their products/services.  Stay with me on this because it’s a great marketing tool for your business.

As you may know, due to COVID19 we’ll not be having a Trade Show in Nashville this coming January but (and this is where it gets interesting) how about hooking up with your fellow members via a produced video that we’ll not only share with attendees who come to Nashville in January but then release to all our members during the months following the scheduled January meeting?  Think of this as an enhanced Member Benefit! This is for all our members, Regular and Associate.

Here’s what I’m hoping for:

  • Create a short video with your crew to highlight your product/service;
  • Make sure it is “evergreen”. In other words no time limits on pricing, etc. If you have special NTPDA Member Pricing make sure it can carry through for months;
  • The video can be funny or serious...but you know this crew...if you can create with some humor...so much the better;
  • Put it on a Flash Drive and send it to me or, if you have the ability to use a Dropbox that will work as well.
  • We’ll then take your video and create the program for attendees and then begin to share it on our NTPDA Blog and through our social media platforms.

Work for you?  And, the Board has said there will be some prizes for “Best Of” so get cracking!  Deadline for you to get me your video is December 15, 2020.

Thanks and my address is: 2009 80th Street, Windsor Heights, Iowa 50324

Michael Libbie, Business Development/Membership Cell: 515-707-7699