Regional Digest: ARA of Kentucky

Kentucky meeting includes education and a day at the races

The American Rental Association (ARA) of Kentucky held its spring membership meeting April 20-21 at Bryant’s Rent-All in Lexington, Ky. Participants enjoyed a weekend of education, socializing and horse racing during this annual event.

Speakers at the evening meeting covered rental contract law and health care issues. Roger Kelley of Strategic Employee Benefit Services opened the meeting with a program addressing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the changes employers and employees can expect to see. Jordan Clarke of Wooten Insurance Agency and Farrell Beyer of The ARA of Kentucky followed the health care segment with a presentation based on the ARA Insurance-sponsored legal seminar, P.S., See Page 3 … Top Ten Contract Addenda.

“The content played a big role in my decision to attend this meeting,” says Ian Goff, manager of Goff Southeast Tents in Nicholasville, Ky. “The health care information really helped me understand what these new laws are going to mean for small businesses like us. He took the time to explain what will be happening and how it will affect us. In addition, a lot of things are changing in the world of insurance and contracts. Since the tent collapse in Indiana, we knew there would be some changes in regulations for staking and other areas, so this was a great opportunity to learn how to protect ourselves and our customers.”

“This meeting helped me learn more about the industry and the changes to the state regulations that govern the way we do business,” says Kimberly Gaunce, Special Events in Lexington. “I also love the networking and meeting new people. After the meeting I was put in touch with someone that was in need of a large tent and other rentals and I was able to help.”

The following day, attendees met at the Keeneland Race Track for an afternoon of networking and horse racing.