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couldn’t make it, but our members’ safety is the most important thing. The association will continue to be a positive resource for those affected by the storms.” Following the workshops, hundreds of dealers took part in five different dealer education courses that covered everything from marketing trends to insurance costs. It was the NATDA Dealership Performance Training seminars that received the most attention, leaving only standing room for interested dealers. Friday morning, dealers were treated to a complimentary President’s Breakfast hosted by Waymire Distribution, Dexter Axle and Taskmaster Components, where NATDA President Andy Ackerman gave a presentation to honor 10-year exhibitors and attendees themselves. “It was important to me that we acknowledged the people that made this possible,” said Ackerman. “We’re thankful for the support we’ve been given over the years and we wanted to show that.” The day was capped off with the Dealer Reception hosted by Redneck Trailer Supplies, where dealers enjoyed food and live entertainment. The association will return to the Indiana Convention Center for the 2018 NATDA Trade Show & Convention on September 6-8, 2018. continued on page 38 NATDA Magazine 37