Dealers of Tomorrow – Kennewick, WA

February 2019

Three Rivers Convention Center | SpringHill Suites 

Plan to attend this informative program in either location. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and visit with other dealers/managers like you. “Dealers of Tomorrow” is a special initiative of Western Equipment Dealers Association. The mission of the Dealers of Tomorrow program is to provide outstanding educational experiences for equipment dealers. Be a part of this exciting program.

Hockey Game (Optional) on the evening of January 31, 2018. 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 at $16 per person.

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Dealers of Tomorrow Brochure

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.

The Schedule

 
9:00am – 4:00pm
6:30pm – 8:30pm
7:00pm
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
Parts Counter Training
Lounge Mingle – SpringHill Suites The Wheelhouse
Hockey Game (Optional, must pre-register for ticket)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
6:00am – 8:30am
8:00am – 9:00am
9:00am – 9:15am
Breakfast Provided by Hotel
Registration
Introduction by Jennifer Luce VP of Pacific Northwest
9:15am – 10:45am State of the Economy
Keith Prather – Armada Corporate Intelligence
10:45am 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Parts Growth Requires Action – Dave Teigen, Dealer Institute Consultant
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:45pm – 2:45pm Continuation Growth Requires Action – Dave Teigen
2:45pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:15pm Continuation Growth Requires Action – Dave Teigen
4:15pm – 4:30pm Break
4:30pm – 5:00pm Dealer Institute: Importance of Education
Michael Piercy – Director of Business DevelopmentDinner & Entertainment
5:30pm Cocktails
6:00pm – 8:30pm Dinner & Entertainment
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
6:00am – 8:30am Breakfast Provided by Hotel
8:30am- 9:30am Stay Out of Trouble!
Robert Uhler – WEDA OSHA Audits & Compliance
9:30am –9:45am Break
9:45am-10:45am Governmental Affairs Federal & State Issues (Suggestion Box)
Eric Wareham – WEDA Governmental Affairs Director

Hotel Information

SpringHill Suites
7048 W Grandridge Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 820-3026

Click Here to book hotel for $119 per night

 

Meeting Location

Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W Grandridge Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336

 

Tax Deductible Education Expense – Under certain circumstances, the Internal Revenue Service allows an income tax deduction for education expenses undertaken to maintain or improve professional skills, including registration, meals, travel and lodging. Please consult your tax professional before taking any deduction.

Special Needs or More Information – If anyone requires disability assistance, a special diet, or special accommodations during the seminar, or if you need more information, please contact Jennifer Luce at 800-933-7437 or jluce@westerneda.com

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