Ohio Golf Outing Is Many Things to Attendees

Bob Ulrich
Posted on July 30, 2019
Tom White, left, co-owner of The Tire Source, handed the metaphorical president's gavel to incoming President Jamie Hensley.
Tom White, left, co-owner of The Tire Source, handed the metaphorical president's gavel to incoming President Jamie Hensley.

The 2019 Annual Ohio Tire & Automotive Association Golf Outing proved to be more than a day on the links for a record 124 attendees. Held July 29 at The Country Club at Muirfield Village near Columbus, Ohio, golf was just a prelude to the itinerary that followed (and yes, I was one of the golfers).

OTAA executives booked Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH 12th District) to speak to the dealers. As a member of the House Small Business Committee, he was able to pass along good news to the attendees.

He said you shouldn’t rely on CNN and Fox News for the news, adding there is a lot being done in Congress. To prove his point, he said his committee has passed 11 bipartisan small business bills in the last two months, which was welcome news to the crowd. The goal of the committee is always “to protect your livelihood.”

Dave Zielasko, left, received the William Floyd Distinguished Service Award from OTAA President Jamie Hensley.
Dave Zielasko, left, received the William Floyd Distinguished Service Award from OTAA President Jamie Hensley.

Specifically, the bills were designed to:

 * help dealers survive when national disasters strike;

* deal with cyber threats;

* comply with new laws;

* support veterans and service-disabled veteran businesses; and

* amend the Runway Extension Act by revising “certain requirements for prescribing size standards for small businesses,” said Congress.gov.

Jamie Hensley, who runs four Jamie’s Tire & Service locations, presided over the event as the new association president. And he was in a giving mood.

The OTAA's annual golf tournament received a lot of support.
The OTAA's annual golf tournament received a lot of support.

Not counting the golf awards (Hensley handed out a prize to himself for being on the second place scramble team), he first gave the William Floyd Distinguished Service Award to Dave Zielasko, former editor and publisher of Tire Business and now vice president of marketing and communications for the Tire Industry Association.

He also handed a $2,500 check to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) on behalf of the OTAA.

Related Topics: AACF, B.O.B., Dave Zielasko, House Small Business Committee, Jamie Hensley, Jamie's Tire & Service, TIA, Tire Source, Tom White, Troy Balderson

Bob Ulrich Editor
Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
The new Rein Automotive Oil Pan Kit (P/N ESK0172) comes complete with oil pan, gasket, drain plug, and aluminum torque-to-yield bolts, along with the torque specs.
Product

New Rein Oil Pan Kit Simplifies Service

The new Rein Automotive Oil Pan Kit (P/N ESK0172) from CRP Automotive is designed to simplify service on a wide range of European vehicles by allowing technicians to place one order and receive all of the necessary parts for a complete oil pan replacement.

CEAT will unveil the Farmax R70 tire in size 710/70R42 at the 2019 Farm Progress Show.
News

CEAT Unveils Farmax R70 Ag Radial

CEAT Specialty Tires Ltd. offers the Farmax R70 Ag radial tire in size 710/70R42 for farmers who need good traction and reduced soil compaction combined with good roadability.

News

Jack Williams Tire Adds Equipment Sales and Service Business

Jack Williams Tire Co. Inc. is expanding its business with the acquisition of the equipment sales and service division of PetroChoice LLC. The 90-year-old tire dealer will add 21 team members and will sell, service and install equipment from eight new brands.

The autumn rebate covers more than 80 sizes and tread patterns among Alliance's Agriflex 354, 363, 372 and 389 tire lines
News

Alliance Offers Rebates on IF and VF Farm Tires

Farmers can receive rebates of $100 to $125 per tire on purchases of two to 16 qualifying Agriflex increased flexion (IF) or very high flexion (VF) tires from Alliance Tire Americas Inc.

News

Texas Retreader Joins Marangoni Network

Texas-based KCT Retreads LLC, which goes to market as King Country Retread, has joined the Marangoni Tread North America Inc. independent dealer network and will offer Marangoni’s Ringtread brand throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Sullivan Tire's multi-year agreement with the Bruins includes a partnership with defenseman Torey Krug. (Photo: Brian Babineau NHLI via Getty Images).
News

Sullivan Tire Contest Rewards Bruins Fans

Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. is offering Boston Bruins fans a chance to win two tickets to the final preseason game of 2019 and the opportunity to meet defenseman Torey Krug after the game.

News

Unimax Updates Its Online Look

Unimax Tire Ltd. has refreshed its website to help it display and market its seven retail banners available to tire dealers across Canada.

News

Simple Tire Is No. 383 on the Inc. 5000

For the second straight year, SimpleTire LLC has been named one of the fastest growing companies as well as the fastest growing automotive company in America by Inc. Magazine.

News

Michelin Workers in 2 States Ratify New Contract

About 2,500 union employees who work in BFGoodrich plants for Michelin North America Inc. have a new, three-year contract. The agreement covers United Steelworkers (USW) members in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Fort Wayne, Ind.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!