TEQUESTA, Fla. — The Independent Tire Dealers Group (ITDG) has scheduled seven regional meetings, each in a different city, for members to discuss various topics.
Each meeting is co-hosted by ITDG's partner vendors. Vendors, at each meeting, will cover different segments of the business, such as tires, parts, wheels, accessories, insurance, financing, etc.
The meetings are:
- Tuesday, Oct. 8, Chicago;
- Wednesday, Oct. 16, Portland Ore.;
- Tuesday, Oct. 29, Atlanta;
- Wednesday, Nov. 13, Los Angeles;
- Thursday, Nov. 14, Stockton, Calif.;
- Tuesday, Nov. 19, Houston; and
- Wednesday, Dec. 4, Phoenix.
A combined total of 23 ITDG vendors will be represented during the meetings.
Dave Marks, president and CEO of ITDG, said the meetings are beneficial and informative for members and vendors.
"This gives our vendor partners an opportunity to spend quality time with our members, while giving our members an opportunity to learn more about the programs and value offered by our vendor partners," Mr. Marks said.
The meetings will have a morning session with vendor presentations, Q&A and a lunch break with all attendees. The afternoon session is restricted to ITDG members only and includes a brief ITDG business review with an update on future plans, followed by a roundtable discussion.
Each member should bring a business practice or idea that has helped them remain competitive and relevant in today's market.