State of the Economy — Keith Prather, Armada Corporate Intelligence
More importantly – what do we expect from this point forward? We know we have rising interest rates and that means a stronger dollar, are we going to see more inflation too? What does the farm sector have to look forward to and what are the issues of concern in 2018?
Parts Growth Requires Action – Dave Teigen, Dealer Institute Consultant
Success in the parts department doesn’t just happen, it requires action to move the needle to improve departmental efficiency, growth and profitability. Learn how to work more effectively to improve KPI’s, create strong sales strategies, focus on customer service and resolve conflict.
Dealer Institute: The Importance of Education – Michael Piercy, Director of Business Development
Learn how to find the right training/consulting solution for your organization and how the association can support you getting there.
Stay Out of Trouble! – Robert Uhler, Safety Consultant
Learn about the top ten OSHA violations. If you think you’re being safe check out these crazy photos of dealerships safety violation and how you can clean things up around your dealership. Learn more about Mock OSHA audits to prepare your team for a potential inspection and address current safety issues.
Governmental Affairs Federal & State Overview — Eric Wareham, WEDA VP of Government Affairs
In this session Eric will discuss the 2018 legislative agenda for the region and how dealers can participate in moving the needle on regulations and legislation. A suggestion box will be provided at the meeting to submit issues for the association to review for potential future agenda.
Hockey Night or Lounge Mingle
Choose to attend the hockey game or relax and mingle in the hotel lounge with drinks and appetizers.
You’re invited to Hockey Night with the Tri-City Americans at the Toyota Center. The Tri-City Americans are a major junior ice hockey team of the Western Hockey League (WHL), based in Kennewick, Washington. Wednesday Night, 7:00 p.m. PST, Americans vs. Victoria Royals Game is optional, but tickets must be purchased with registration or before registration closes on January 17, 2017. Tickets will be nonrefundable but can be transferred. Please see meeting registration page to sign up and pay for tickets at $16 per person. Feel free to join us in the lounge before you head to the hockey game.
Lounge Mingle will be available for those that are not attending the hockey game. We look forward to visiting with you as we share some drinks and appetizers. Drink tickets and appetizers are provided, no dinner will be served.