Calling young tire dealers: Volunteer for ITEC panel

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AKRON (April 24, 2014) — One of the many new features at the 2014 International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) Tire Dealers/Auto Service event in Orlando, Fla., is a Young Tire Dealers Panel.

For young people working in family-owned and independent tire dealerships, the challenges include not only trying to grow the business in an increasingly competitive marketplace, but taking a greater leadership role in the business. Other concerns: How—and whether—to keep up with rapidly changing technology; and if there is even a future for independent tire dealers.

The chairmen of ITEC Tire Dealers/Auto Service and Young Tire Dealers Panel moderator Jeff Wallick, director of training and development for K & M Tire Inc., are inviting input from young people working at independent dealerships. What are your questions or concerns? For what problems do you need solutions? Perhaps you’ve already figured out how to add innovation to the traditional core values of your company. Why not join the young dealers panel and share your insights?

Send an email to ITEC Chairman Ray Evans at raypsu@aol.com or Vice Chairman Hank Inman at hjinman@neo.rr.com with your topic suggestions or to propose yourself or someone else for the young dealers panel.

The conference and trade show take place Aug. 20-22 at the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel in Orlando, Fla. For more information or to register to attend, visit the ITEC conference website.

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When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?

I try and take in at least one show a year.
30%
I usually attend one every few years.
14%
There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.
12%
I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.
19%
I’d like to but I am too busy
25%