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Another Full House for Ohio Midwest Training Expo!

The Ohio Rental Dealers Association (ORDA) held its 2019 Midwest Training Expo September 24 and 25 in Columbus, Ohio. More than 200 people filled the halls and the trade show coming together to meet vendors, learn about new products, and play a few rounds at Top Golf. “The ORDA show kicked off with a whip and a swing,” said Mike Tissot, president of Countryside Rentals (dba Rent-2-Own) and ORDA President.

Education was the main focus for both attendees and vendors as opening Keynote Speaker, John “The Whip” Davis of Corporate Action Hero, talked about the Five F’s: Fearlessly Focus with Faith and Frequency and always Follow-through. Soon after, the tradeshow was open for business as attendees visited this year’s vendors.

Randy Jones of ALMO with Ken Schimpf of Rentmark

Everyone had a chance to wrap up the day over dinner served at Top Golf. This event added some fun and lightheartedness to a busy two days and was touted as “one of the best events in their history” according to Tissot. “All vendors said they loved the engagement of folks and everyone had a great time.”

Exploring and networking on the tradeshow floor continued into day two. Attendees also had the chance to participate in training presentations from O’Rourke Sales Company, Whirlpool Corporation, and NavAir.

ORDA would like to thank the vendors and sponsors for another great Expo and look forward to what 2020 will bring. Tissot shared, “We appreciate your continued and undying vendor support. As always, we look forward to next year!”

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