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's Susan Rontti Hits 10-Year Mark

Mon Jun 5, 2017

149667670957553.jpgSt. Petersburg, Florida - Priority One Financial Services, Inc., the recreational industry’s oldest and largest F&I outsourcing provider, has congratulated Susan Rontti for 10 years with the company.

Since 2007, Rontti has worked at Priority One as a business manager, where she provides retail financial services for recreational dealers nationwide. On a daily basis, she works with lenders to obtain loan approvals for her dealers’ customers so that they may purchase the boat, RV or trailer of their dreams and also helps them with choosing protection plans to safeguard their investment.

“Susan is the poster child for Priority One," says Robert Handy of Robert Handy Camping Center, a dealer Susan works with. "She exemplifies the core values of the Priority One mission statement. Susan is not just someone I work with, she is my friend. I've had the honor to meet her several times and I can honestly say she is a genuine person. She has always given 100 percent to working every deal for me. I truly view her as a business partner and not just an acquaintance, and she has held up her end of the bargain and made our dealership a lot of money. I want her to know I love her and congratulate her on 10 years at Priority One and look forward to her being a driving force for Priority One and Robert Handy Camping Center for many, many more years. Congratulations and much love!”

Prior to joining Priority One, Rontti served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years as an Operations Specialist Second class and was most recently in the Middle East fighting the "war on terror." She also served as a liaison at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt as the Director of the Suez Canal Transits. Her worldly experience, in addition to her property management, leasing, marketing and customer service work, are assets recreational dealers truly appreciate, according to a press release.

“Looking back at the past 10 years, we couldn’t have done it without Susan," Priority One Operations Manager Rina Aponte says. "We are so glad she’s part of our team, and we wish her much more success in the years ahead.”