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IEDA Now Offering Sponsor Level Affiliation
For Related Businesses Supporting Independents



The Independent Equipment Dealers Association, a professional association for reputable independent used equipment dealers and companies, has announced a Sponsor Level affiliation to acknowledge support from companies and businesses not recognized as "independent dealers."

The IEDA recently created a new "Sponsor Level" affiliation with the association. The sponsor level is designed for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) dealers, auction companies, and other industry organizations that do not qualify as an independent dealer.

IEDA restricts its membership only to independent dealers who have been in business for at least two years. By creating the sponsor level, they open affiliation to organizations that wish to become members but cannot due to the group's bylaws.

"The Board of Directors of the IEDA has spent a great deal of time and consideration evaluating the benefits of recognizing support from various industry market segments. This was a decision years in the making, and I feel confident that both current and future members of this exclusive group will benefit from this strategic positioning of the IEDA in the marketplace" says IEDA President Drew VanBrunt.

Executive Director Kristen Williams elaborates on the announcement, indicating that "Sponsoring companies are simply industry related businesses showing support for independents - these sponsoring businesses will not be considered 'members' of the organization, but their support will be clearly recognized and highly valued by dealer members."

Sponsor affiliates receive benefits including invitations to participate at IEDA networking events, logo exposure on the IEDA website and publications, a dedicated page in the IEDA Annual Dealer Directory and more. However, sponsors cannot serve on the board of directors and do not have voting rights. They may use the IEDA Sponsor logo to represent themselves, but not the IEDA logo.

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