RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

RV Dealers International Convention Will Provide Dale Carnegie Trainin

Thu Jun 30, 2016

146497011774596.gifFairfax, Virginia - RV dealers can provide Dale Carnegie training for their sales staff during the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. The convention’s sales track features Cory McGuire of Dale Carnegie Training of Nevada, who will present two workshops developed for sales professionals on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

The RV Dealers International Convention/Expo will be held from Nov. 7-11 in Las Vegas. It is the premier education event for dealers and their staff. The theme is “Gear up for Success.” The sales track will cover topics from communication to team building and is geared to keep a dealership sales staff on track to outperform competitors. Two important compliance workshops are also part of the track, with critical education about how to keep everyone on your team on the right side of the law.

The Carnegie workshops are “Overcoming Objections” and “Transforming Customer Complaints into Opportunities.” McGuire has worked extensively doing training in the RV and automotive industries at the dealership level and with auto manufacturers. In addition to McGuire, the track features three other new presenters delivering sales education chosen by the RVDA Convention/Expo Committee. Cory Mosley of Mosley Automotive Training, Pete Smith of SmithImpact, and Glen Daman of 10th Degree Consulting are all new presenters.

Other presenters include Michael Rees of A World of Training and Greg Artman of Diversified Insurance Management, Inc., a Bronze Partner of the Convention/Expo. Friday’s compliance education presenters are Harvey Fisher of Ally, a Silver Partner of the Convention/Expo, and Bob Harkins of the American Guardian Group of Companies.

All the workshops are one hour in length to keep the sessions dynamic and focused. Following are the workshops and presenters for each session, and full descriptions and speaker bios are available on the convention website.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
•“Dale Carnegie Training: Overcoming Objections," New presenter: Cory McGuire
•“Dale Carnegie Training: Transforming Customer Complaints into Opportunities,” New presenter: Cory McGuire
•“Selling to Millennials,” New presenter: Glen Daman

Thursday, Nov. 10
•“Best Practices Kill Sales Growth; How Not to be a Victim,” New presenter: Cory Mosley
•“Effective Communication: In Person, On the Phone and Electronically,” presenter: Michael Rees
•“Communication Skills for Better Dealership Results,” New presenter: Pete Smith
•“Team Building for Sales Managers,” presenter: Greg Artman

Friday, Nov. 11
•Compliance and Ethics: F&I and the Law,” presented by Bob Harkins
•Compliance: The Current Legal Landscape and How it Applies to You,” presented by Harvey Fisher

The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and each year the Convention/Expo Committee focuses on featuring new presenters to keep the content relevant and fresh for dealers.

The convention also will feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact Julie Newhouse at (703) 364-5518 or send an e-mail to jnewhouse@rvda.org.