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"My dealership has been a MHEDA member
since the 1970s and we find the annual
Convention to be a worthwhile use of our time
and funds. I always manage to come away
with great new ideas to implement and helpful
new contacts. I'd like to see even more of my
colleagues from around the country attend.
What suggestions do you have to them and
their dealer principal on how to make the most
of their time during the Convention?"
Michael Edmonds, Marketing Manager at
Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc., York, PA
Scott Lee, President
Conveyor Solutions, Inc.
I think MHEDA does a great job creating
an event that caters to almost every type
of personality, level of employment and
If I was trying to convey a message to
someone about why they should attend, I would simply say,
"How could you afford not to?" The majority of your industry
peers and leaders will be there. You get a solid blend of entertainment, networking, education and a little free time. It's time
you carve out to work on your business and not in it!
Buddy Smith, CEO
Our dealership usually sends two or
three members of our management team
to the annual convention. While this adds
additional expense, I have found it very
helpful in gaining maximum value out
of our attendance.
Prior to the convention, we meet and
discuss the agenda and speaker topics.
collectively, we decide which topics would
be most helpful and decide which of us will
attend the various workshops. Most often,
this requires us to split up for the workshops
to get as much pertinent information as possible. We also make it a point to attend the
roundtable discussions, as these allow us to
meet other dealers who we can dialogue with
about specific issues.
After returning from the convention, we
convene again and compare our notes and
observations, specifically around those issues
and topics where we feel we need improvement. Our goal for these "post-convention"
meetings is to create four or five action plans
that will help us improve in some aspect of
We have followed this process for several
years and have found that each year we
uncover some great ideas that help move
our dealership forward.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2016
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Ask Your Board
MHEDA University Calendar
MHEDA Member Profile
Teamwork and Personal Accountability
Exhibitors' Showcase Product Guide and Floor Plan
Six C-Level Cyber Blunders (And Solutions)
What to Look Forward to in 2016
How to Build a sense of Community for Your Business
Women Mean Business
What's Your Exit Strategy?
Creating Great Customer Experiences: Why, How and Why Now?
Turning Near Misses into a Winning Safety Environment
Too Much of a Good Thing
Matuson's Sixteen Workplace Predictions for 2016
Spotlight on Association News
Index of Advertisers by Product Category
The Last Word
The MHEDA Journal - Second Quarter, 2016