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VMI and the MDA Stride and Ride

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On Saturday March 27th, 2009 VMI was a proud sponsor in the MDA's 11th Annual Stride and Ride in Tempe, Arizona.  The MDA is trying to make STRIDES to find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy.  For over a decade, VMI has focused all our fund raising dollars to the MDA because we believe in their cause and their wonderful organizatio...


NMEDA Conference – Feb 4-6, 2009

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In February, I will be attending the NMEDA conference in Daytona Beach, FL.  It is the annual conference for members of NMEDA, National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.  NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadeni...


Abilities Expos – New Venues for ’09

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I attended my first Abilities Expo in 2005 in Northern California, which used to be one of their larger expos.  I was just starting out at VMI and getting my feet wet with this industry, so I found the expo to be a invaluble experience.  Here we are, three years later, and I vow to never miss another Abilities Expo. The Abi...


Abilties Expo – What an Experience!

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On three occasions this year, I had the pleasure of attending the Abilities Expos.   The first was in Edison, NJ, second was in Anaheim, CA and last month I was in Minn, MN.   It is such a great expo for people with disabilites because it's almost a "one stop shop".  There are many Mobility Equipment Dealers and multiple ...


VMI Introduces the Honda Odyssey with the Summit Fold-Out Ramp

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Phoenix, AZ – August 2008 – VMI is beginning sales of the Honda Odyssey Summit with a fold-out wheelchair ramp. The company has completed all design, engineering and validation processes for the Honda Odyssey, which is their latest lowered-floor, side-entry minivan conversion. VMI has more than 150 authorized dealers who ...


VMI’s Recent Donation to the Sam Schmidt Organization

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting Sam Schmidt, who in 2000 was injured in an Indy Racing League (IRL) practice round.  Sam was diagnosed as a quadriplegic; the result of a severe injury to his spinal cord at the C-3/C-4 levels.  I flew to Indianapolis to present him with a wheelchair accessible Honda Odyssey that VMI conv...