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Jun. 23, 2015

MDNA News

The 2015 SUMMER edition of the MDNA News has been published! In This Issue: The New Board, Cover Story — The Year Of Women In Machinery, Sponsors, New Members And More ...

Read the digital edition here. More

Save the Date — Weekend With The Pros (WWTP) 2015


This year's Weekend With The Pros will be in conjunction with both the B.O.S.S. Seminar and AMEA USPAP! That's 3 great events all in 1 location so you can save time & money.

Where: Milwaukee, WI

Find out more about:

  1. Business Owners Success Seminar (B.O.S.S.) Thursday, Oct. 15 Open to Business Owners and Managers (with owner's permission)
  2. Weekend With The Pros (WWTP) Friday & Saturday, Oct. 16-17
  3. AMEA sponsored 7-Hour USPAP Sunday, Oct. 18
Registration OPENS early July for all three events!!!

Watch this short newly released video (1:33) from past MDNA Weekend With The Pros and hear what makes this event one of the best in the industry!More

Wants & For Sales

Available in the Member's Only Back Office under Sales Leads. You must login to view this information.

Login here for the New England Chapter Meeting dated June 18, 2015.More

CHAPTER MEETINGS

All members are encouraged to attend Chapter meetings and are invited to attend not only local meetings but any Chapter meeting or event of interest when convenient.

The following are upcoming Chapter events that are scheduled. Click on the Chapter meeting for more details:

Canadian Chapter Meeting- Races – July 8

Detroit/Toledo Golf Outing – July 13

Chicago Chapter Cookout – July 23

New England Chapter Summer Meeting – August 9 More

LOCATOR

Were you one of the over 50,000 people who visited Locatoronline.com in May?

While many websites in the industry continue to trend downward, our website traffic has been trending up over the last 24 months. Our recent SEO initiative has had a huge impact on our website traffic. In addition to improving the way we use our H1 Tags, we rewrote our Title Tags for greater optimization. We optimized all of our images and certain other elements to increase page load speed. This greatly improved our relevance scores and made us even more attractive to the algorithms that Google, Bing, and other web browsers use. The end user experience has improved dramatically with faster page loads and the ability to view all machines under a single category without having to leave the page.

We are quickly becoming the site that buyers go to Locate used machines. They can now navigate within broader categories. They can click on a listing and navigate to other listings from that dealer, listings from that manufacturer or listings within that category. Remember, they can’t buy your machines if they can't Locate them. If you're not currently listing your machines at Locatoronline.com then you’re missing out on thousands of prospective buyers.

We will continue to trend up and the value of the listings and ads at Locator will continue to increase!

If you would like to discuss the advantages of putting a display ad in our directory and online or have never advertised with Locator Services before, simply call Jim Bowman at 703-683-5957 or email JBowman@locatoronline.com. He would be happy to help you round out your sales and marketing strategy and discuss which products and services would work best for you.More

Good and Welfare

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Louis Srybnik, of long time MDNA member firm S & S Machinery Corp., passed away on Saturday, May 30.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 East 51st Street, New York 10022.

Click here for more information.

Please extend your thoughts and prayers to the family.More

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