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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 .

Leisure Systems Inc. Presents Annual Awards to Jellystone Franchisees

Thu Nov 17, 2016

MILFORD, Ohio — Leisure Systems Inc. has presented its annual awards to exemplary Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort franchisees throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The awards were issued on the final day of LSI’s annual symposium in Covington, Kentucky in the following categories:

— Camp-Resort of the Year: This is LSI’s highest honor. It is given to the Camp-Resort whose facilities and operators exceed all Jellystone Park standards. Recipients must be Pinnacle Club members, meaning they rate 95 percent or higher on the annual LSI inspection of their facilities and operations. Award recipients also must have achieved strong growth in business, implemented sustained improvements and be seen as a leader in the industry:
• Burleson, Texas

— Entrepreneur of the Year: This award is presented to Camp-Resorts with strong year over year growth in business. This year’s recipients, based on revenue category, include Jellystone Park franchises in:
• Bremen, Georgia.

• Mt. Gilead, Ohio

• Burleson, Texas

• Gardiner, New York

— Operator of the Year: This award is given to an individual or individuals directly responsible for day-to-day operations of the Camp-Resort. It represents excellence in management, improved ratings and growth in business:
• Melissa Mendrek, Toronto, Ontario, in the category for parks with less than 225 sites
• Tracy Czambel, Mill Run, Pennsylvania, in the category for parks with more than 225 sites

— Franchise Inspection Leader, “The Carroll Award”: Given to the Camp-Resort that achieved the highest inspection rating of all Jellystone Parks.
• Milton, Pennsylvania

— Jim Webb Spirit Award: This award, named after an individual who has played a major role in the success of the Jellystone Park franchise, is presented to the franchisee who embodies the same spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to Jellystone Parks that Webb displays:

• Steve Stafford, Burleson, Texas.

— Maple Leaf Award: This award is presented to a Canadian franchisee for their commitment and dedication to the Jellystone Park system:
• Toronto, Ontario

— Facility of the Year: This award is presented to parks that have shown sustained improvements to their facilities:

• Frankenmuth, Michigan, in the category for parks with less than 225 sites
• Niagara Falls, Ontario, in the category for parks with more than 225 sites

— Dan O’Connell Service Award: This award recognizes an individual’s strong support and work to improve and grow the campground industry:
• Cindy Keinath, Frankenmuth, Michigan

— Special Recognition Awards: These awards are presented to Camp-Resorts and operators who achieve high ratings on specific categories of park operations or marketing initiatives:
• Rookie of the Year - Owner: Chip and Kim Smith, Monticello, Iowa

• Rookie of the Year - Manager: Christina Spencer, Fremont, Wisconsin

• Most Improved Inspection: Mexico, New York

• Facility Branding: Cave City, Kentucky

• Landscaping: Milton, Pennsylvania

• Camp Resort Store: Fremont, Indiana

• Camp Resort Comfort Station: Milford, Delaware; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Burleson, Texas; Wichita Falls, Texas; and Woodstock, New Brunswick

• Website: Northgate Resorts

• Brochure Design: Madison, Florida

— Club Yogi Rewards:
• Warrens, Wisconsin

— Rental Units:
• Mill Run, Pennsylvania

— Customer Service Awards: These awards are presented to Camp-Resorts that score 88 percent or higher on annual guest satisfaction surveys:
Elberta, Alabama
Estes Park, Colorado
Lake Monroe, Indiana
Fremont, Indiana
Cave City, Kentucky
Madison, Maine.
Grayling, Michigan
Mears, Michigan
Woodstock, New Brunswick
Tabor City, North Carolina
Kingston, North Saskatchewan
Woodridge, New York
Big Prairie, Ohio
Mt. Gilead, Ohio
Harrisville, Pennsylvania
Mill Run, Pennsylvania
Milton, Pennsylvania
Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Swansea, South Carolina
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Memphis, Tennessee
Fredericksburg, Texas
Tyler, Texas
Luray, Virginia
Caledonia, Wisconsin
Warrens, Wisconsin
Pelahatchie, Mississippi

— Recreation Awards: These awards are presented to Camp-Resorts that achieve a total recreation score of 88 percent or higher in guest satisfaction surveys.
Bloomington, Indiana
Fremont, Indiana
Cave City, Kentucky
Grayling, Michigan
Woodstock, New Brunswick
Tabor City, North Carolina
Marion, North Carolina
Kingston, North Saskatchewan
Big Prairie, Ohio
Mt. Gilead, Ohio
Harrisville, Pennsylvania
Mill Run, Pennsylvania
Milton, Pennsylvania
Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Swansea, South Carolina
Memphis, Tennessee
Fredericksburg, Texas
Tyler, Texas
Hayes, Virginia
Luray, Virginia
Caledonia, Wisconsin
Elberta, Alabama
Pelahatchie, Mississippi
Madison, Maine