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Jun. 25, 2013

2013 Weekend with the Pros October 24-26, 2013
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Mark your calendars now and plan to attend this year's WWTP.  Cleveland is our destination and the MDNA Cleveland Chapter is excited to host this event in their town.  This year the schedule is a little different than in previous years.  We will start the event on Thursday.  For those needing USPAP, plan to come in early to take this class.  For all others, plan to come in anytime Thursday or Thursday night to be ready for a full Friday of Manufacturing Tours.  Details will follow but all please attend this Manufacturing Tour. It will be up and running, using the machines that you sell every day and some that are sure to be new to you.  On Saturday we will have our traditional MDNA Dealer hopping Tour Day with a special twist.  Stay tuned for all the details!

When:  October 24-26, 2013
Where: Cleveland, OH
Hotel: Aloft Cleveland Downtown, 1111 W 10th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

Schedule:
              Thursday –         AMEA USPAP Class
                                       MDNA Chapter Leadership Seminar
              Friday –              Manufacturing Tour Day
              Saturday –          MDNA Cleveland Dealer Tour DayMore

Mark Your Calendar for July 9 at 2 p.m. EDT to See the Locator Inventory Software Live
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Check out the newest features of the Locator Customer & Inventory Management System (CIMS) on Tuesday, July 9, at 2 p.m. ET. More than 30 dealer companies use the system daily to manage customers, inventory, quotes and advertising. Learn how Locator CIMS can work for your business.

Locator CIMS offers easy, secure access with a web front-end and up-to-date functionality. With a few clicks, you can choose a customer and machines to generate an email quote complete with photos ... and capture all the quote information for future reference. Plus, you can do away with multiple data entries. Enter your machine information just once to populate your website and send advertising automatically to Locator, Surplus Record and Machine Tools. 

Prefer to set up an individual online demo for your team? Call Terry Pitman at 703-683-5957 or email TPitman@LocatorOnline.com to schedule at your convenience.More

Chapter Meetings
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All members are encouraged to attend Chapter meetings and all members are invited to attend meetings outside their own Chapter. The following are upcoming Chapter events that are scheduled. Click on the chapter meeting for more details on each event:

Detroit/Toledo Annual Golf Outing & Chapter Meeting — July 15, 2013. Click here for details. More

MDNA - 72nd Annual Convention & Business Meeting Photos ... Click here to view photos
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AMEA
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Share your industry experience! AMEA is looking for article submissions to use in the upcoming editions of the AMEA Appraiser Newsletter. This is a great way to earn up to 4 hours of continuing education credit! Click here for more details!More

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General Electric Flags Off $1 Billion Manufacturing Facility
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US Manufacturing's Production Levels Will Rise In June To 3-Month High, Driven By New Orders: Markit Flash PMI
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