Ohio dealers tap Kane president
COLUMBUS, Ohio-The Ohio Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association elected Larry Kane of Terry's Tire Town in Alliance, president during the OTDRA's annual convention and suppliers showcase June 21-24 in Cleveland.
The association also elected: Jim Federico of Federico Tire & Auto Service in Painesville, first vice president; Rick Pollard of Madison County Tire in London, second vice president; and George Birsic of Lakewood Firestone in Lakewood, treasurer.
Missouri group's meeting in Aug.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Missouri Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association will hold its annual convention Aug. 10-12 at the Chateau on the Lake Resort and Conference Center in Branson, Mo.
The event will feature a fishing tournament at Table Rock Lake, sponsored by Goodyear, on Aug. 11, and a Michelin-sponsored golf tournament at Pointe Royale Golf Course on the same day.
A $25 registration fee is required for all individuals attending any portion of the convention, the MTDRA said. Registration deadline is July 27. For more information, contact MTDRA at (816) 415-4400.
N.E. group eyes TV, radio ads
EAST BOSTON, Mass.-The New England Tire & Service Association is considering an advertising campaign using the association's name to promote its member dealerships.
The group is looking at the possibility of airing TV and radio ads that portray independent tire dealers as dedicated professionals who are involved in their communities, unlike transient store managers at price clubs and mass merchandising outlets, said NETSA Vice President Bob Katz.
NETSA has been discussing a potential ad campaign since its annual meeting in April at Hyannis Port, Mass., he said.