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Bob Phibbs

Bob Phibbs, is the Retail Doctor; a speaker, author of three books and retail sales expert of choice for some of the most legendary retail brands including, LEGO, Omega, and Yamaha. With over 30 years’ experience, beginning in the trenches of luxury retail and extending to senior management positions, he has been a corporate officer, franchisor and entrepreneur. He and his work have appeared…

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Niki Schwan

Niki Schwan is a Trend Expert and Creative Consultant who brings a brand to life, articulating brand voice visually and aesthetically, across all platforms. “Fashion Your Brand From the Inside Out” walks the audience through defining and preserving a brand’s identity, developing customer-centric results, and being a team leader who inspires productivity with clear direction from creative concepts in design and merchandising throughout the entire product life-cycle.

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Ron Nilson

Ron Nilson says he is an example of the “Great American Dream,” and his passion is to share how he attained that dream with others — by giving back to an industry that’s given him so much. Nilson started at the bottom changing out hot tanks in a small manufacturing company in Seattle. He worked…

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2019 Dealer Panel

DEALERS SHARE INSIGHT ON EFFORTS TO TRANSFORM COMPANY CULTURE AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE Patrick “Pat” McGaughey, moderator Leadership from Wickham Tractor Company, Kern Machinery, 21st Century Equipment and Garton Tractor share how they’re applying lessons learned from FWEDA’s keynote speakers who discuss building a company culture of brand ambassadors that converts to revenue, conveying that brand…

Keynote Speaker: Ken Schmidt

About Speaker Ken Schmidt… Ken Schmidt is widely known as one of the business world’s most outspoken and provocative thought leaders on customer loyalty and has partnered with many of the world’s most successful brands. Schmidt, author of the 2018 book, Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance, opens the 2019 annual FWEDA conference Nov.…

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Lawmakers rush to pass bills as session closes

As the California legislature wraps up the 2019 session Sept. 13, lawmakers push to pass bills that will have a significant impact on agriculture and businesses in the state, including Senate Bill 1, Senate Bill 54, Senate Bill 468 and Assembly Bill 5.

HBK Partnership Announcement

Far West Equipment Dealers Association welcomes HBK Financial Consultants to our Preferred Provider Program. Preferred Providers are screened and approved to support FWEDA dealers with incentivized products and services. FWEDA welcomes HBK Financial Consultants to our Preferred Provider Program.

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California Tax Laws Update

On July 1, California Governor Gavin Newsome signed Assembly Bill 91 into law, selectively conforming California’s tax laws to certain changes made under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) limiting like-kind exchanges of real property after Jan. 10, 2019. California state tax law does not automatically mirror federal tax law.

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