The Chairman’s Column: Membership Benefits

Written by Brian Osterndorff October 2, 2023 Chairman's Column

Dear CEDA Members,

I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. As we navigate through the ever-changing landscape of our industry, I am reminded of the incredible strength that unity brings to any endeavour.

Today, I am writing to you with a heartfelt plea for all of us to consider the invaluable benefits that come with being a part of our esteemed association.

Allow me to outline a few compelling reasons why each of us should proudly wear the badge of membership:

  1. Professional Growth and Development:
    • Our association is a treasure trove of knowledge and expertise, offering a vast array of resources, workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities. These avenues provide a fertile ground for honing our skills, acquiring new knowledge, and staying abreast of the latest industry trends.
  2. Fostering Collaboration and Innovation:
    • Together, we are more than the sum of our individual parts. Through our collective efforts, we can catalyze innovation and drive progress in ways that may be unattainable when working in isolation. By sharing ideas and experiences, we strengthen the foundation upon which our industry stands.
  3. Advocacy and Influence:
    • As a unified force, we wield a stronger voice in shaping policies and regulations that directly impact our profession. Our association advocates for positive change, ensuring that our industry thrives in an advantageous environment.
  4. Networking and Relationship Building:
    • Building and nurturing professional relationships is a cornerstone of success. Our association provides a platform for connecting with like-minded individuals, mentors, and potential collaborators, all of whom can play pivotal roles in our personal and collective journeys.
  5. Giving Back to the Community:
    • As members, we contribute to a vibrant, dynamic community that thrives on mutual support and collaboration. By actively participating in CEDA’s initiatives, we not only give back but also play a part in building a legacy for future generations.

I implore you to reflect on the profound impact we can collectively make by standing together as members of our association. Let us seize this opportunity to propel our industry forward, secure in the knowledge that our shared dedication will lead us to even greater heights.

Thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to our profession and our association.

Warm regards,

Brian Osterndorff

Chairman - Canadian Equipment Dealers Association