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The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are upon us. I think I have discovered the true meaning of the “good ol’ days.” I remember anxiously awaiting the end of the school year when I would be able to waste the day away playing with my friends, fishing, and attempting to train my newest best friend, a springer spaniel puppy named Joe. Those were truly the “good ol’ days.”

Q&A with INEDA Field Directors

INEDA is fortunate to have two field directors on the road visiting dealers and distributors. One of their roles is to listen to members’ needs and concerns and provide immediate solutions. One of the main issues facing members today is hiring and retaining employees, so we sat down with our field directors to find out what they’re hearing from dealers on the topic.

Company Culture: Planned or Perceived?

Mark Othmer, Nebraska Field Director, marko@ineda.com Every business, whether intentional or not, has a culture. Company culture is defined as the shared values, attributes, and characteristics of an organization. It is evident in the way an organization’s employees interact with each other, the values they hold, and the decisions they make. Company culture encompasses a… Read More »

Nebraska Notes

Nebraska Notes

[Author: Mark Othmer, 05.2020 | Keywords: Nebraska Field Notes] This has been a very unusual time. Coronavirus has dictated nearly every action/inaction upon us today. While we all continue to do our best to support social distancing, we’ve had to utilize different methods to collect information than we have in the past. I used to… Read More »

Recap of 2017 Legislative Session

Recap of 2017 Legislative Session

[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 years or less lawmaking experience. By one month into the session, Senator… Read More »

Annual Legislative Fly-In: A Terrific Event

Annual Legislative Fly-In: A Terrific Event

[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 dealers INEDA helps arrange.  We make arrangements for Nebraska dealers to visit the offices of… Read More »