A message from your regional director
By Brock Huffstutler

A message from your regional director

Hello, American Rental Association (ARA) Region Six members. 

I hope everyone is having a great year so far. Our spring busy season got off to a wet start here in the Midwest, but business has been good for most, so that is something to be thankful for. Now it’s time to look forward to some exciting happenings coming up.

During the spring there were some terrific gatherings at the ARA state chapter level, like the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations meetings in Nebraska and Iowa. Both were well-attended and full of great information.

This summer, there are even more great networking opportunities for you to jump on: the ARA of Minnesota’s Summer Cruise through central Minnesota takes place July 19-20; the ARA of Missouri will host a get-together at Margaritaville on Lake of the Ozarks July 29-31; and the ARA of Iowa is planning a social event later in the summer — more information is coming soon on that one. Find details on these events inside this edition of In Your Region and plan to attend if you can.

The ARA Show™ in Orlando is approaching (Feb. 11-15, 2023). Registration opens on Oct. 18, but I encourage you to book your hotel room now to get the best rates. Be sure to book through onPeak — ARA’s official hotel partner. By making your reservation through onPeak, your will get the best-priced room, flexible options and the ability to book now and pay later. Get started right here.

The new ARA Healthcare Solution is up and running. It is really easy to get a quote — you’ll just need to send the plan administrator your employees’ names and dates of birth, and they will send you several different plans to choose from. If you haven’t already, take time to check the program out to see if it is right for your business. Visit ARAhealth.org to get started.

Until we meet again, have a safe and profitable summer!

Doug Haas, ARA Region Six director
Crown Rental
Burnsville, Minn.

Brock Huffstutler

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Brock Huffstutler is the regional news editor for Rental Management. He writes and edits articles for ARA’s In Your Region quarterly regional newsletters, Rental Management, Rental Pulse and other special projects. Outside of work, he enjoys biking and spending time at the few remaining vintage record stores in the region.

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