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EPA Bonus Session

Join us for a special BONUS SESSION, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, as Janice Chan, of EPA’s Region 9 Compliance Division, discusses the agency’s National Compliance Initiative to stop aftermarket defeat devices for vehicles and engines, as well as best practices to avoid Clean Air Act (CAA) violations

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Niki Schwan: Authentic Brands Evoke Emotion

Equipment manufacturing isn’t typically seen as a “sexy” industry. But it could be. Just ask Niki Schwan, who helps brands build a competitive advantage across industries by leveraging customer perceptions, preferences, dreams and values.

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Silent Auction supports scholarships

2019 California FFA 2019 Nevada FFA FWEDA Scholarship Winner Anna Wiley Proceeds from FWEDA’s Annual Silent Auction support industry education and advocacy. Members and Non-Members can bid and win auction items. Support Education and Advocacy with your contribution. Contact us to donate cash or auction items.

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Equipment Dealer Groups Announce Joint Legislative Fly-In

ST. LOUIS, MO (October 1, 2019) – The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) in conjunction with its four affiliate associations, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a joint legislative fly-in on March 23-25, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The groups, Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA), Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA), Midwest-Southeastern Equipment Dealers…

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Pat McGaughey: Next Generation Associations

The next generation of equipment dealers will not be “joiners.” They will, however, remain industry supporters and purchasers of the features and benefits that associations offer if we incorporate the changes they demand. The social aspect of membership is being inverted by our next generation, and those who embrace these inevitable changes will be successful.…

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Lance Formwalt: Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Lance Formwalt likes to think about the future. Of course, that comes with the territory when you’re exclusively dedicated to giving counsel to equipment dealers. When he’s thinking of your future, he wants to make sure you understand all of your succession planning options, even if they seem complicated and are not understood well by…

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Jerry Leemkuil: Data Security Risks

Cyber-crime is the fastest-growing and most dynamic exposure in business today. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about a data security breach or an incident of hackers compromising sensitive information. Jerry Leemkuil, Field Manager, Association Risk Management Services at Federated Insurance, discusses several layers of risk management that help reduce a business’s exposure,…

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Ann Duignan

Amid China’s warning to investors not to break out the Champagne just yet, Ann Duignan, machinery analyst with J.P. Morgan, will break down the recently announced U.S.-China trade truce at FWEDA’s 72nd annual conference, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Slowing production along with other market factors prompted Duignan to rank Deere underweight as manufacturing numbers released…

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Master Class: Farm to Table Style

Niki Schwan’s upbringing in California’s Central Valley led to her lifelong passion for farm-fresh living and the rural lifestyle. “Every customer contact provides an opportunity to enhance an emotional connection,” Schwan. “This is where the farm-to-table experience factors in.” Following her general session presentation Schwan curates, explores and inspires with a Master Class in Farm…

Russ Ball: 2019 FWEDA Experience

The 2019 FWEDA Annual Convention is coming soon to the Phoenix Marriott Resort & Spa! The Board and staff have worked diligently to put together a meaningful lineup packed with great speakers and information in a format that is time-sensitive to the demands of running your business. So please join us Nov 6th-8th in Tempe,…

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