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July 12, 2021
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New! FEDA Announces New Program Format and Speaker for NAFEM Show Networking Lunch
FEDA Chairman Michael Keck to moderate networking lunch and sales trainer Paul Reilly to lead a discussion on value-added selling in the online marketplace era.
Register Now for the 2021 FEDA Annual Conference!
This year's event is set for Sept. 21-24 in Nashville at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
INDUSTRY
Welbilt Determines Ali Group's All Cash Buyout Offer is Superior
The manufacturer says it will end the prior merger agreement with Middleby, pending amendments to its proposal.
National Restaurant Association Updates COVID-19 Operating Guidelines
Revised guidance incorporates new OSHA recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated workers.
Eating and Drinking Places Added 1 Million Jobs in 2021 So Far
Despite gains, the restaurant-and-accommodations sector had 1.2 million job openings at the end of May.
Distribution Talk Podcast Features Jamie Arguello
The Grady’s CEO shares her experiences in family business and explains how distributors can provide workforce re-entry opportunities.
Alto-Shaam Names New Director of Regional Key Accounts
Bill Rodgers will work with the manufacturer’s sales, service and product development teams to tailor support for regional key customers
ADVOCACY
Take Action Alert: Tell Congress Not to Raise the Corporate Tax Rate
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is planning a day of action to let legislators know that tax increases would hurt employers, including 1.4 million small businesses.
Business and Labor Organizations to Support Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan
The Coalition for Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment releases a statement urging action on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework.
Additional Legislative Updates
See all recent legislative updates, including the NAW's latest statements on the Biden Administration's spending proposals.
EDUCATION
FEDA Learn Institute Resources

FEDA Video Marketing Center Product Video of the Week: Equipex
Check out this week's highlighted video: Equipex convection ovens.



Learn Institute Course of the Week: Modern Selling - The Social Platform
In this course, Rich Austin shares strategies on how to use social platforms to improve sales. Remember to log in using your FEDA credentials.



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.



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 businesses.

Additional Learn Resources: learn.feda.com
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