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 .

Society of Certified RV Professionals To Host Special Event at RVDA Ex

Mon Jul 18, 2016

146125008949210.gifFairfax, Virginia - The Society of Certified RV Professionals will host a special event at the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Monday, Nov. 7 from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. The event will include awards and recognitions followed by an educational component presented by Greg Dewalt of Marzahn & King. The evening will conclude with a reception.

The Society’s event is sponsored by Protective. All registered attendees are invited.

The event will lead off by recognizing several certified professionals and this year’s Society scholarship recipients. Following the awards, Dewalt will present “Attributes and Characteristics: What Does It Mean to Be Professional?” During this high-energy session, participants will learn the principles of professionalism and how these principles can create an immeasurable positive impact on their peers and customers.

Dewalt, a leadership and teambuilding expert, grew up in a family owned RV dealership in Pennsylvania. After graduating from West Point and serving with the U.S. Army, he returned to the family business in 1986. He has been active in all roles within the RV dealership including general manager, sales manager, service manager and RV technician.

After the awards and education program, all registered attendees are invited to stay for a reception celebrating the Society’s honorees.

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center Board of Directors initiated the Society in 2014 to increase the number of RV industry certified professionals and retain those who already hold certification credentials. The society is aimed at individuals who hold or aspire to association certification credentials including:

• RVDA-RVIA Technician Certification which includes: Certified, Master and Specialists
• RV Learning Center certification which includes: Service Writer/Advisor, Service Manager, Parts Manager, Parts Specialist and Warranty Administrator

Visit www.rvda.org and www.rvlearningcenter.com to learn more about the society. Go to the convention website to register for the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo and to find regular updates.

The RV Learning Center is dedicated to providing dealers and their employees with innovative ways to operate RV dealerships through an array of education resources including publications, distance learning, live workshops, online products, training and certification programs for RV dealership personnel.

The RV Learning Center is a tax exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.