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From the Desk of Chad Elmore

Help Us Help You

Imagine this: You're invited to a roundtable meeting along with hundreds of other rural lifestyle dealers from throughout North America.
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Community Support

Whether you're expanding your dealership by merging with a store in another city or looking for ways to increase the customer base in your hometown, winning the support of the community is crucial to a successful business.
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What the Busy Society Means for Your Dealership

The sad fact is that in this extremely busy society, in order to get everything done in a given week, or an evening after work. Given a window of time to cross a few things off a list, rural lifestylers need 100% equipment availability -- just like the folks in production ag.
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OPEI Starts Legal Challenge to EPA's 'Regulation to Mitigate Misfueling'

The controversy over ethanol in gasoline continues. This month, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) started a formal legal challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Regulation to Mitigate Misfueling” rule that addresses concerns about 15% ethanol blends and non-road products and older model-year vehicles.
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Catering to New Types of Customers

One of the common traits we hear when talking about the buying habits of rural consumers is that they'll do a lot of research before making any purchase. In that respect urban or rural really doesn't matter -- they're just like any wise consumer these days.
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Economic Potential in Rural Communities

In June, the White House announced the establishment of the White House Rural Council. At the time, the Obama Administration said, "while rural communities face challenges, they also present economic potential."
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Advancements in Chainsaw Technology

At press events, editors often have an opportunity to operate new equipment while learning about the latest technology. These events have a similar look and feel to dealer meetings hosted by equipment manufacturers, where engineers and product managers talk about new products.
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