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Dealers build workforce of tomorrow

Recruiting talent for equipment dealerships can seem like navigating the perfect storm these days. Unemployment claims are at a 49-year low. The unemployment rate fell below 4 percent in recent months, its lowest since 2000. August continued a trend from the past several months of more than 200k new jobs created.

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U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 582

In the near future, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582), which would more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. While the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is willing to work with members of Congress to develop a legislative package that includes an…

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2019 Cost of Doing Business Survey

It’s time for the 2019 Cost of Doing Business Survey (CODB). Again this year, it is imperative that at least 100 equipment dealers submit financials for the CODB Report to be credible.

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4 Retail Trends Refining the In-Store Experience in 2019

What factors improve the in-store shopping experience for U.S. consumers? According to a recent report, a shopper’s needs and wants at the brick-and-mortar level continue to lean more traditional than trending. So it might not surprise you to see “quick checkout” (81%), “good customer service” (76%) and “ability to buy online and pick up in-store”…

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Revision to Cap and Trade Expenditure Plan

The Governor recently came out with his May Revision to his budget, which included a revision to his proposed Cap and Trade Expenditure Plan. The revision added $65 million to the funding for Ag Diesel Engine Replacement (FARMER Program).

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Norman J. Bingham, 1926 – 2019

Norman J. Bingham passed away May 15, 2019. Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 22 at LDS Galveston Stake Center Chapel: 1950 W. Galveston Street, Chandler, AZ 85224.

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What is your Cyber Risk Score?

Managing risk in the world of cybersecurity is about managing behavioral risk and skills gaps, as well as technical flaws. The ABC, U.S. Chamber and FICO offer these six recommendations…

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2019 Dealer Manufacturer Relations Report

[memberonly label=”Agricultural,Hardware,Individual,Industrial,Oil,OPE,Rental,Student,Test”]The 2019 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Report is a comprehensive survey that has been distributed to members and 59 manufacturers. The report is an annual endeavor that provides agriculture and outdoor power equipment dealers the opportunity to anonymously rate the manufacturer lines they carry. Dealers can rate their manufacturers in 11 key business categories, such as…

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