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 .

Priority One Business Manager Remembered as Dedicated, Kind

Thu Mar 23, 2017

149028518454801.jpgSt. Petersburg, Florida - Priority One Financial Services, Inc. has reported the passing of business manager Lars Thurman. He passed away on March 19 after a battle with cancer.

Thurman was a member of the Priority One family since early 2015 and contributed to the growth and success of the company.

“Lars was loved and respected by all who knew him," Operations Manager Rina Aponte says. "His dealers continue to call me today to offer their condolences and thank us as they were always impressed by his professionalism and desire to serve. I am grateful and honored to have worked with Lars over the years. His conversations, kindness, sense of humor and love for his family and friends will always be admired.”

Before joining Priority One, Thurman served for 10 years as the finance director for several large automotive dealer groups including AutoNation in the Tampa market.

He is also certified as a finance professional by the Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals. Prior to the finance industry, Thurman came up through the sales ranks in the healthcare industry and served as president and CEO of Asgard Alliance Corp. and president and COO of Fairfield Medical Products Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis and daughter Lauren.