ITODA Membership Benefits
The Independent Turf and Ornamental Distributors Association (ITODA) was formed in 1990 to foster the trade, commerce, and interests of those independently-owned businesses engaged in the business of servicing and marketing products for the turf and ornamental landscaping industries. In achieving our goals, ITODA presents a united front to manufacturers, customers, and other independents, along with a strong sense of environmental responsibility. Our hope is to bring together distributors and manufacturers in a true business partnership, recognizing all philosophies of manufacturers and suppliers to find the common ground that enhances our mutual prosperity.
ITODA provides a unique setting for interaction between industry peers in one-on-one and group settings. It allows independent distributors, industry suppliers, and manufacturers the opportunity to exchange information within a non-competitive environment where everyone understands and appreciates the issues at a similar level. ITODA also allows you to become known and seen as an industry leader.
Receive news through ITODA emailed bulletins that are sent when information demands a quick response. The ITODA website (www.itoda.org) shares information within the industry and about the industry with the world. As a member, your logo and contact information have a place among the other leaders in the industry and your email address and website are linked for easy access.
Communication Tools help members
make connections with each other and with potential customers.
ITODA has been acknowledged as the primary educational resource for independent distributors. With its biannual Industry Forums and other training sessions, participants learn skills to build sales and better manage their businesses. These educational programs bring together the most progressive independent distributors and their suppliers to create an industry brain trust.
For Owners and Senior Management
Conferences are held each June and October for owners and
senior management focusing on new concepts and techniques that can improve
your business and your ability to succeed. These educational programs
bring together the most progressive independent distributors and their
suppliers to create an industry brain trust. The Summer Industry Forum in June is limited to independent distributors for an intimate
group size with informal discussions that bring out issues that might
not otherwise be addressed and allow for group problem solving. The October
meeting includes suppliers and manufacturers with a program that is relevant
to all participants.
And Employees – Your most valuable asset
The ITODA Training Institute – Institute programs are high impact,
specialized training that isn’t available anywhere else. The
initial programs are focusing on sales training that is designed by
turf and ornamental professionals to meet the specific needs of sales
people in this industry. Cost effective program design keeps registration