COLUMBIA, S.C.-The South Carolina Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association has invited the convention organizers from neighboring state associations to discuss developing joint trade shows during the SCTDRA's fall convention, Nov. 3-5, at the Hilton Resort on Hilton Head Island. Much like its counterparts in other parts of the country, the SCTDRA believes combining two or more trade shows draws a better crowd for the show exhibitors and creates an overall more exciting convention, according to the SCTDRA's new executive vice president, Leigh Burns.
The SCTDRA has invited the convention directors of the Virginia Tire & Automotive Service Dealers Association, the North Carolina Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association and the Georgia Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association to address its convention.
If the SCTDRA decides to conduct future joint trade shows, it will probably be co-hosted with one neighboring association, rather than a multistate show, Ms. Burns said.
The South Carolina TDRA held its first joint trade show with the Georgia TDRA in 1994 and had reported a successful turnout.
S.C. group taps board members
COLUMBIA, S.C.-During its September board meeting, the South Carolina Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association appointed a new officer and four directors to fill vacancies on the association's board.
Danny Lyell of Lugoff Discount Tire, Lugoff, previously second vice president, ascended to the first vice president post, replacing LeGrande Fender of LeGrande Fender Inc., St. George, who resigned.
The SCTDRA installed Jim Livingston of Palmetto Tire Service, Florence, and Glenn Miller of M*&*M Tire Co. Inc., Greenwood, to fill vacancies on the board.
Meanwhile, Leon Sawyer joined the board as the new representative for Heafner Tires & Products and David Lassiter will represent ITCO Tire Co.
KTDA to include Neb. members
TOPEKA, Kan.-More than a dozen tire dealerships in Nebraska have signed up for membership in the Kansas Tire Dealers Association's proposed regional association.
The registrations fulfilled a Sept. 8 quota deadline set by the KTDA to determine if there was enough interest in Nebraska for organizing a regional association. The KTDA, itself only about five years old, began recruiting Nebraska dealers in early June.
Having achieved the goal of establishing a minimum $3,000 in dues income from Nebraska dealers, the Kansas TDA board will meet Oct. 28 to propose changes in association bylaws to include the Nebraska members.
The association also is considering revising its name and may poll the membership for ideas, said KTDA Executive Director Shawn Harrelson.
The association expects to finalize the reorganization by the end of the year.