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Sunday, March 29, 2015 Helping Dealers Succeed!
NAEDA co-sponsors Federated Designated Risk Management Seminar
  NAEDA and Federated will again host a 2 ½ day Designated Risk Management Seminar on July 13-15 at Federated HQs in Owatonna, MN.  Companies most successful at controlling losses have designated a key person as their risk manager. This person is supported by top management and is both responsible and accountable for identifying loss exposures and implementing risk management solutions.  This popular seminar is developed to target specific risk management concerns for the equipment industry. It is a valuable training tool for all risk managers, regardless of their experience in the position.  See attached Flyer.
2015 NAEDA Fly-in Registration Materials - Register ASAP!

We look forward to your participation in the 2015 Washington, DC Fly-in scheduled for May 20 and 21.

We cannot stress how important this Fly-in can be for our legislative agenda for 2015. Given last fall’s elections and the changes in leadership in both houses of Congress, we need to reach out now as their new agenda is being formed. If we are to get commitments from your representatives and senators to move on the matters that are important to us…..the Fly-in will be the time to get that accomplished.

We will be staying at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel which is located at 1001 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. NAEDA has a block of rooms and we will also be able to accommodate additional nights if some participants want to come in early or stay after the Fly-in dates. Those rooms will be on a first come - first serve availability. The room rates per night for the hotel are $281.00 plus taxes.

Below is a registration and housing link that needs to be completed by noon on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Please complete one form for each person who plans on attending. We will also need to know if a spouse/guest is planning on attending the briefing sessions so adequate materials can be prepared. Spouses and guests will be included in the meal functions.

Registration and Housing Link

An agenda for the meeting is being developed, but plan on a briefing session to start on Wednesday, May 20th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. We will be meeting in the hotel and also plan on having a dinner/reception that evening for all participants and invited guests. The dinner/reception is planned for 6:30 p.m. A breakfast will also take place starting at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21 until 9:00 a.m. after which Hill visits are strongly encouraged.

A list of the presenters and briefing sheets will be provided prior to the meeting as we have done in the past. The priorities established by the board for this Fly-in were:
•         Tax Reform
•         Highway Infrastructure Funding
•         Waterway Infrastructure Funding
•         Regulatory Reform

It is recommended that you start making contacts and appointments now for the Thursday Hill visits as congressional schedules fill very quickly. If you need assistance in contacting your representative or senators, you can go to and you will see a link to all the contact information for them. 

Additional briefing materials and “drop sheets” will be available at the Fly-in.

If you need additional information, please feel free to contact Mike Williams 636-349-6204 or or Amy Volk at or 636-349-6220.

NAEDA's Annual EDF Scholarship

NAEDA’s Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF) administers an Annual Scholarship Program that provides financial assistance for advancing the skills and expertise of your employees and potential employees. Scholarships are available for individual classes, vocational training, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, and post-graduate studies. Applicants must be sponsored by a dealer principal, who agrees to provide a written letter of recommendation and matching funds up to $1,000 per sponsored applicant.If you have an employee or potential employee who is seeking additional training and/or professional advancement, please share the attached EDF Annual Scholarship Program Guide/Application and consider sponsoring one or two applicants. A well trained workforce is a productive workforce!
Applicants must use the Microsoft Word - EDF Scholarship Application that can be downloaded at Once completed, applications must be emailed to  no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on April 30, 2015. Incomplete and/or late applications will be deemed ineligible. Scholarship recipients and their sponsors will be notified via mail and/or email no later than June 30, 2015.


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