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April 5, 2021
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Burkett Restaurant Equipment Founder Remembered as an Accomplished Entrepreneur
Mike Burkett passed away on March 29 after a decades-long battle with multiple sclerosis.
Singer Acquires Thompson & Little
Singer’s resources will support Thompson & Little’s next stage of growth, leader Drew O’Quinn says.
Ali Group Acquires KOLD DRAFT International
Ice machine maker will provide Ali Group with one of the industry’s most well-known ice shapes.
Hoshizaki America Names Chris Karssiens as Interim President
James McDowell departs the manufacturer for personal reasons.
Refrigerated Solutions Group Names Experienced Voeller & Associates as New Sales Rep
The company will represent the refrigerated equipment maker in the Pacific Northwest.
HostMilano Set for Oct. 22-26
The world’s largest foodservice exhibition is again offering an all-expenses-paid opportunity for 20 FEDA members to attend.
U.S. Chamber Survey Finds 63 Percent of Voters Oppose a Financial Transaction Tax
Chamber says it will continue to urge policymakers to stand against the taxation of trades of stocks, bonds, and derivatives.
FEDA Signs Letter Urging Passage of the DRIVE Safe Act
Bill would allow commercial driver’s license holders under age 21 to operate across state states.
President Biden's $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Calls for Increases to Corporate Taxes
U.S. Chamber and NAW encourage the administration to pursue a bipartisan plan that would not stymie recovery with higher taxes on businesses.
Legislative Updates
See all recent legislative updates, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's and NAW's statements on President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan.
FEDA Learn Institute Resources

Video: How Dealers Can Register and Use the Complimentary FEDA Video Marketing Center
Learn about the essential tool dealers can use to boost their sales and team training.



VMC Product Video of the Week
Learn more about the FEDA Video Marketing Center by checking out this week's highlighted video: Equipex countertop, compact convection, and pizza ovens.



Registration Open for the FEDA Learn 2021 Educational Conference
Set for May 10-12, this virtual education and training event for FEDA members will focus on training content aligned with FEDA's six strategic skills areas: product education, operator trends, modern sales strategies, digital marketing, leadership, and operations and technology.



Save the Date for the 2021 FEDA Annual Conference
The four-day event will be held Sept. 21-24 in Nashville, Tennessee. Early bird registration opens on June 16.

FEDA 2021 Events
Upcoming Webinars
These upcoming webinars are available to help companies learn about and implement best practices.
New Employer Resources
These new employer resources are designed to help companies manage their business.
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