How fast do you want the news? If you're like most people striving to stay ahead in the fast-paced tire industry, the answer is: Now! It's crucial to know what your competitors and suppliers are doing, as they're doing it (or even before they've begun) when making strategic decisions concerning your own operations.
Keeping pace with the ever-changing tire industry should get a little easier next month when we launch a new e-mail service called Tire Business Newsmail.
Starting June 1, Tire Business will begin daily delivery of the latest tire industry headlines via e-mail to those who sign up for the new service.
Each morning (five days a week) when Newsmail subscribers log on to their computers, they'll find an e-mail from Tire Business containing the latest industry headlines.
The best part of all this is that the Tire Business Newsmail service is free.
All you need to do is sign up, either online at our Web site, www.tirebusiness.com, or by clipping and faxing in the coupon found on page 24 of this issue.
As an added bonus for signing up, you'll receive one-month of full access to the Tire Business Web site.
That will allow you to tap into all the information on the site, including the latest news and feature stories, archives to Tire Business stories since 1994 and market data, such as rankings, market shares and directory listings.
Much of this information is normally restricted to paid subscribers of our paper.
Delivering the news fast has been our approach since we founded Tire Business in 1983.
Our objective, then as it remains today, is to provide readers with industry news while it's still news.
In 1983, that meant publishing every other week—twice as frequently as our monthly competitors.
Today, of course, Tire Business is much more than that.
We continue to publish a print version every other week that's packed with the latest news stories and other valuable information for tire dealers and retreaders. But with our Web site, Tire Business has become, in effect, a daily news resource.
If you want to keep current with tire industry happenings, give the Tire Business Newsmail a try. It's fast, it's current and it's free!
Do you know of a tire dealer or retreader who is making a difference in his or her community through charitable or civic contributions?
If so, how about nominating them for this year's Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award?
A nomination form can be found in this and past issues of Tire Business for the seventh annual Humanitarian Award.
This year's recipient will be announced during November's Tire Association of North America meeting in Las Vegas, with the winner receiving the Tire Dealer Humanitarian medal and a $1,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice.
Deadline for nominations is July 31.
You can reach Tire Business Editor and Publisher Dave Zielasko at (330) 865-6131, or at [email protected]