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TIA Announces Board Candidates

Ten candidates, including two incumbents and eight newcomers, are vying for four open spots on the Tire Industry Association’s board of directors. Those elected will serve three-year terms.
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Creating a High-Touch Culture in a No-Touch World

Creating a High-Touch Culture in a No-Touch World

Amid this pandemic, you have an extraordinary opportunity to re-boot your business in a fundamental way — by truly putting the customer at the center of your culture. There are quick, old-fashioned methods to provide the right touch, even in our new no-touch world.
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The Importance of a Strong Balance Sheet

The Importance of a Strong Balance Sheet

In times like these, we learn the business lessons that stick with us for the rest of our lives. One lesson I think we’ll see is that the tire dealers who kept all of their technicians and best sales people employed during the pandemic will recover faster than those who did not.
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3 Questions With Black’s Tire

3 Questions With Black’s Tire

Modern Tire Dealer is kicking off a new series of interviews with independent tire dealers. We sat down with Rick Benton and Ryan Benton from Black's Tire Service Inc. and asked them questions about issues facing the tire industry. They addressed wholesale distribution, e-commerce and the search for technicians.
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PPP Loan Deadline Extended

PPP Loan Deadline Extended

With approximately $129 billion in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding remaining at the end of June, Congress and President Donald Trump have extended the deadline for applications.
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‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ But Here Are Five Reasons Why You'll Get What You Need

‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ But Here Are Five Reasons Why You'll Get What You Need

You can’t always get what you want/But if you try sometime, you just might find — you get what you need.” Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote these lyrics in 1969 (or 1968, depending on who you believe) and I’m sure they weren’t thinking about independent tire dealers at the time. But those words do have an unexpected resonance some 50 years later.
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