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 .

Sessions Geared To Young RV Executives To Highlight Convention/Expo

Wed Aug 17, 2016

146497011774596.gifFairfax, Virginia - A dozen sessions geared toward the professional development needs of Young RV Executives are set for the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. Track education topics range from branding to recruitment and many feature presenters new to this event. Descriptions of all Young RV Executives events are available on the convention website. Register online. Advanced registration discounts end Aug. 31.

The convention, Nov. 7-11 in Las Vegas, is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

Education workshops in seven tracks take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Coach-Net is sponsoring a networking reception for Young RV Executives after Wednesday’s sessions. The following education workshops are part of the Young RV Executives program:

•Personal Branding and Social Media
•Dale Carnegie Training: Transforming Customer Complaints into Opportunities
•Key Metrics for the New Economy
•It Starts with You: The Leader’s Role in a High Performing Team
•The Passionate RV Leader
•Dealership Dynamics: Recruiting and Retaining Your Service Department
•Communication Skills for Better Dealership Results
•Website Analytics for Dealers
•Professional Selling Skills that will Improve Your Profit, Compliance and Customer Satisfaction
•Compliance and Ethics: F&I and the Law
•Compliance: The Current Legal Landscape and How it Applies to You

Complete workshop descriptions and presenter bios are available on the convention website.

In addition to networking and track education, there is a co-located training opportunity provided for Young RV Executives by Dale Carnegie Training of Nevada. “How Smart Leaders Create Engaged Employees,” will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 8–11:45 a.m. for an additional fee of $99. Gulf Stream Coach is sponsoring this session to offset the cost for dealership staff so the half-day event remains affordable. Registration is separate from convention registration. Download a registration form from the RV Learning Center website. A video preview by presenter Cory McGuire is available online.

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.

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center is supported by dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and other RV industry members who are committed to dealership education and the high levels of customer service that is provided by educated employees. Certification programs, readiness testing, webinars, audio presentations, live workshops and a wide variety of specialty publications are all part of the RV Learning Center’s offerings.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention for regular updates as the convention approaches. You also can get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.