RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 26, 2017) — The North Carolina Tire Dealers Association (NCTDA) will induct John Bolt and Leornard Turnage of Wilson N.C.-based ITCO Tire into its Hall of Fame during the group's annual expo and trade show March 3 in Raleigh.
Also during event, the NCTDA will honor John Allen of Hughes Bros. Tire Service in Wilmington, N.C., as the dealer of the year.
That same evening, Carolina Tire Co.'s Mike Erickson will take over as president of the association, while Frankie Pugh of Pugh's Tire and Service Centers in Greenville, N.C., will be the vice president.
The NCTDA Expo and Trade Show runs March 3-5 at the Marriott City Center in Raleigh. Room reservations can be made by online, or by calling 800-228-9290 or 888-236-2427. Special rates are available through Feb. 13 for those attending the conference; Ask for NC Tire Dealers or use code TIR when booking your room.
The program opens with reception and banquet at 6 p.m. on March 3. Local news anchor Lynda Loveland, of WRAL TV, will serve as the emcee for the evening and the association will honor its Hall of Fame inductees, dealer of the year and incoming officers.
Also on Friday, American Tire Distributors Inc. President and CEO Stuart Schuette will give the keynote address.
On Saturday morning, Greg Marchand of Service Sales Academy will give a presentation on the achieving sales goals and ensuring excellent customer service, both over the phone and in-store.
The trade show opens at noon and attendees will have an opportunity to see tire and service repair shop demonstrations, network with industry leaders and win prizes throughout the day. Lunch is included with the show.
For more information about the event, visit www.nctda.com/convention.