• The Case for a National Powersports Dealer Association

  • Feb 10 2021
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Podcast
  • Summary

  • In the second episode of Season 2 of Centerstand, host Robert Pandya speaks with Bob Althoff, CEO of Dealernews, to discuss the recent call to action made in the January edition of Dealernews for a National Powersports Dealer Association. Together, Robert and Bob dive into the premise for the association, the benefits to dealers, customers, and the larger industry, and what needs to happen next.  Show Notes:  ·     00:00:00 00:00:12 o  Host Robert Pandya introduces guest Bob Althoff, CEO of Dealernews, and his recent call to start a National Powersports Dealer Association. ·     00:00:00 00:02:00 o  Bob shares his experience in the Powersports world.  ·     00:00:00 00:03:35 o  Robert speaks to Dealernews and how it is a resource for the Powersports community. ·     00:00:00 00:04:14 o  Bob discusses the need for a trade association serving the Powersports industry and the genesis of its need.  ·     00:00:00 00:7:40 o  Bob describes how the lack of an association is hurting our industry.  ·     00:00:00 00:11:00 o  Bob and Robert discuss why now is the time to create an association and the need to work together.  ·     00:00:00 00:16:00 o  Bob explains his reasoning for purchasing Dealernews and the support he has received from outside industry leaders. Bob speaks to the potential for a ridership initiative.  ·     00:00:00 00:18:50 o  Bob describes the forms in which the Association could look like and how he envisions dealers will respond. ·     00:00:00 00:22:20 o  Bob shares how those in the industry can get in touch with him and how to get involved. ·     00:00:00 00:23:40 o  Bob explains the differences between what a National Powersports Dealer Association would provide compared to a Twenty Group. ·     00:00:00 00:29:54 o  Bob explains how he sees the AMA and MIC fitting together. ·     00:00:00 00:33:50 o  Bob explains what good advocacy looks like in serving customers and employees. ·     00:00:00 00:36:28 o  Bob gives advice to the entire dealer network. ·     00:00:00 00:37:35 Robert closes the conversation and reminds everyone to subscribe and get in touch with the producers of Centerstand at IMSPR@informa.com.
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