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INEDA Supports Commonsense Repair Solutions

Ever since the introduction of a so-called “Right to Repair” bill in the Nebraska Legislature in 2015, INEDA has been working closely with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) to provide industry-wide support for...

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Where Can I Find A Tech?

Where Can I Find A Tech?

[Author: Tom Junge, 07.17 | Keywords: Iowa Field Director, Technicians] Where can I find a tech? This is a question Iím frequently asked by dealers. As a matter of fact, one day in early June I heard it from not one, but three dealers.  Finding technicians has been a...

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Looking Into the Future

Looking Into the Future

[Author: Andrew E. Goodman, 07.17 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Millennials, Personal Development] By the year 2020, Millennials – also known as Generation Y – are projected to make up half of the United States workforce. As a result, it is critical that employers...

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The Problem with Property Taxes

The Problem with Property Taxes

[Author: Cindy Feldman, 05.17 | Keywords: Marketing, Work Ethic] Smart people know the importance of shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities. They use their weekends to create a better week ahead. This is easier said than done, so here ís...

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Recruiting for Technology

Recruiting for Technology

[Author: Mark Othmer, 05.17 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Nebraska Legislative] Recently, several dealers from Nebraska and Iowa traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual legislative Fly-In. In my opinion, this is one of the best experiences for...

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Sessions Begins in Nebraska

[Author: Will Rogers, 07.17 | Keywords: Dealer Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, Consumer's Use Tax] Earlier this spring, one of our Iowa members received notice that the Iowa Department of Revenue (I-DOR) had selected their business for a Consumerís Use Tax (CUT)...

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Management of a Board of Directors

Ever since the introduction of a so-called “Right to Repair” bill in the Nebraska Legislature in 2015, INEDA has been working closely with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) to provide industry-wide support for...

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Top Ten Member Issues

Top Ten Member Issues

[Author: Mark Othmer, 07.17 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes] The Beginning The 2017 session of the Nebraska Unicameral began on January 4, 2017 with 17 newly elected senators. With the addition of these freshman senators, there were now 34 sitting senators with two...

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Election Results in Nebraska

Election Results in Nebraska

[Author: Tom Junge, 01.17 | Keywords: Iowa Field Notes, Nebraska Power Farming Show] No one was more surprised than me at the terrific outcome of the 10th Annual Nebraska Power Farming Show held December 6-8 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Prior to the show, I spoke with...

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Are We There Yet?

[Author: Mark Othmer, 11.2016 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes, Election] Another election season has finally concluded and I think it is safe to say that everyone is elated that itís over. As I traveled across Nebraska, the most common theme I heard was, ìEnough...

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The Equipment Dealers Association

[Author: Will Rogers, 09.2016 | Keywords: Right to Repair] Over the past several weeks, I have spent dozens of hours touring the state, performing outreach and education to federal and state lawmakers, equipment dealers, agricultural journalists and farmers about our...

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Election Year Thoughts

Election Year Thoughts

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 07.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, NAEDA, EDA] The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) was founded in 1900 by a group of state and regional association executives who gathered together for a meeting in Chicago. At that...

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DIY Equipment Repairs

DIY Equipment Repairs

[Author: Cindy Feldman, 07.16 | Keywords: Marketing, Change] It was Neale Donald Walsch who said: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” And it cannot be more true if you think about the correlation of where the equipment industry is right now. Most often,...

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Nebraska  Legislative Recap

Nebraska Legislative Recap

[Author: Will Rogers, 07.2016 | Keywords: Safety] It's time to ask yourself the following about your dealership: "Are we being proactive about safety? Are we taking the safety of our employees seriously and making it part of our culture?" Recently, I had the...

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Industry Relations

[Author: Tom Junge, 05.2016 | Keywords: Iowa Field Notes, Change] During my visits with dealers, many have brought up the old saying ìbad habits are learned in good times.î Dealers are starting to recognize that they have developed bad habits or ignored good business...

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Remembering “the 80s”

Remembering “the 80s”

[Author: Will Rogers, 07.2016 | Keywords: Safety] It's time to ask yourself the following about your dealership: "Are we being proactive about safety? Are we taking the safety of our employees seriously and making it part of our culture?" Recently, I had the...

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2016 Legislative Review

[Author: Andrew Goodman, 03.2016 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Industry Relations] In the May 2000 issue of The Retailer, I wrote about the relationships between dealers and manufacturers and factors affecting those relationships. At that time, manufacturers had...

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