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September 2014 | Construction Equipment Distribution | www.cedmag.com | 55 Best Practices and creates a forum to discuss the issues with members of Congress. He also takes employees to Washington to speak to lawmakers because "legis- lators don't just want to hear from CEOs." Decisions they make will affect the jobs of everyone in the industry. Perryman encourages all dealers to help move the needle in Washington by attending the Fly-In. It's the key event of the year for political advocacy and where you will have the help of many experienced dealers and AED's Wash- ington staff to help you become an effective national advocate. As a board member of AED, Perryman also helps shape the association's agenda, and makes sure the association is focused on the right issues. "You underestimate how powerful your business can be," added Perryman. "You'll realize you can make a differ- ence; and by the way, it's a lot of fun." 5. Get involved in a local group. The Dallas-Fort Worth AED local dealer group meets about three times a year and represents a broad assortment of dealers. The group offers Perryman an opportunity to discuss common issues such as infra- structure, tax and regulatory policy with other dealers. A local lobbyist looks out for AED group members' interests on the state and local level, while AED management visits the local group at least once per year. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) is scheduled to attend the local group meeting on Sept. 5 and AED members will present him with an AED PAC check. * AED PAC only accepts contributions from owners and senior executives of AED dealer member companies that have given prior solicitation consent approval in accordance with the Federal Election Campaign Act. For more information, contact AED's Washington office at 703-739-9513 or aeddc@ aednet.org. ADVERTISERS' INDEX Association of Equipment Mgt. Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . 48 BidSpotter.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Bobcat Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Direct Capital Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 e-Emphasys Technologies, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29 eBS Mechdata, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 EPG Insurance, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 GE Capital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 HKX, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Hydrema Exports A/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Infor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 John Deere Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Knapheide Manufacturing Company, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Loftness Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 PFW Systems Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 PriSim Business War Games, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Sandvik Mining & Construction LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 SANY Heavy Industry Co., LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Sentry Insurance Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Stewart-Amos Equipment Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Sullivan-Palatek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Vacuworx Global, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Wells Fargo Equipment Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 XAPT Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OBC As the official magazine of Associated Equipment Distributors, this publication carries authoritative notices and articles in regard to the activities of the association. In all other respects, the association cannot be responsible for the contents thereof or the opinions of contributors. Copyright © 2013 by Associated Equipment Distribu- tors. Construction Equipment Distribution (ISSN0010-6755) is published monthly as the official journal of Associated Equipment Distributors. Subscription rate — $39 per year for members; $79 per year for nonmembers. Office of publication: 600 W. 22nd St., Suite 220, Oak Brook, Ill. Phone: 630-574-0650. Periodicals postage at Hinsdale, Ill. 60521 and other post offices. Additional entry, Pontiac, Ill. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Construction Equipment Distribution, 600 W. 22nd St., Suite 220, Oak Brook, Ill. 60523 ("How One Dealer Helps Move the Needle in Washington, D.C." continued from page 45) Setting Up a Local Visit Local visits help lawmakers understand what dealers do and their impact on the local economy. 1.) Work one or two months out to arrange a date. Congressmen typically have schedulers in both D.C. and back at their district office. Schedules are typically more hectic when Congress is in session, compared to when they are home. Contact AED's Washington office or regional managers for assistance for help identifying your member of Congress. 2.) Be flexible. Schedules can change. Plan for about an hour-long visit. 3.) Be clear about the purpose of the visit and the issues you want them to talk about (AED's Washington team can provide talking points tailored to your company and congressman's committee assignments). 4.) Decide who will attend – employees, key customers, and suppliers are all potential audiences. Keep in mind space limitations. Groups can be as small as 10 or as large as several hundred. 5.) Allow time for lawmakers to address employees and Q&A.

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