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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 .

RVDA Convention to Host Workshop on Passionate RV Leader

Tue Sep 20, 2016

146125008949210.gifFairfax, Virginia - Finding your passions as a leader and learning ways to inspire your team to do the same are critical to running a high performing dealership. Learn ways to unleash everyone’s personal best in the workplace during an education workshop at the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention Expo. David Spader of Spader Business Management will present an intense, hour-long workshop, “The Passionate RV Leader,” in the Dealer/GM track on Thursday, Nov. 10.

The session requires brief advance online coursework that can be found at Participants can create an account and complete the free “Work Interests” assessment in the tab under their name. Print the assessment and bring it to the workshop to greatly enhance your learning. Have you ever met someone truly passionate about their job? In this workshop, the presenter will show attendees how passionate employees, led by passionate leaders, can produce outstanding results. Participants will explore one of the most important personal attributes that affects leadership effectiveness and how to find a role best suited to their passions. Then they’ll learn to do the same for the members of their team, according to a press release from the RVDA.

Bring the results of the advance coursework along to the session so you have a customized report to use during this fast-paced presentation.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

The true cost of passion-less leaders (and employees)

The three types of workplace motivations, and how to use them effectively

How to best leverage your top two passions

How to predict whether someone will be passionate about their job (including yourself)

Why Style (DISC) is NOT enough for a successful job fit

How to manage the two types of work that could sink your career.

The convention is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, 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 theme of the convention/expo is “Gear Up for Success,” and it takes place Nov. 7-11 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. This is the premier education event for North American dealers and their top staff.

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

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