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President Trump has been moving at warp speed, which has started to show the opportunities that exist in the next four years. This is why NOPA and OFDA need every member to join us in Washington on May 16-17 for our annual legislative fly-in. If you’re thinking you don’t have the time, think again! This new Administration is presenting all our businesses with a real opportunity to get out from the burdensome regulatory overreach, which has crippled our abilities to grow and expand. We can change that narrative with your help!

We are competing with so many other interests and our industry needs to standout. You know Staples/Depot will be trying. We now have another giant in Amazon that we are having to compete against. We cannot win these battles by staying home or relying on others to fight the battle for us. We need to be engaged in the fight – it starts in Washington on May 16-17. I hope you can join us!

Here's what's at stake:

  • Costly Overtime Rule
  • Tax Reform
  • Regulatory Reform
  • Job Creation

Each of these issues costs businesses billions of dollars each year.  NOPA and OFDA’s fly-in gives us an opportunity to play a role in shaping business friendly solutions. Join us!


Charlie Kennedy, Co-Owner, Kennedy Office, Chair, Small Business Advocacy Committee

Shelli Hellinghausen, COO, Perry Office Plus, Chair, Independent Office Products & Furniture Dealers Assocation

Join us for the 2017 Small Business Advocacy Fly-In!

WHO:  All NOPA and OFDA Members

WHAT:  Small Business Advocacy Fly-In

WHEN:  May 16-17, 2017

WHERE:  Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria / Old Town

WHY:  To Defend the Future of the Independent Dealer Industry
COST:  $50 Registration Fee




Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria / Old Town

1620 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Please book hotel reservations by clicking here.

Discounted pricing for the room block ends Saturday, April 15, 2017.

For those flying into the area, the closest airport is Reagan National Airport, Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the Small Business Advocacy Fly-In, click here