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 .

NATDA Announces Dealer Education Lineup

Thu Jul 6, 2017

145279608730370.jpgSt. Petersburg, Fla. - The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) announces the Dealer Education lineup for the 2017 NATDA Trade Show & Convention being held in Indianapolis on September 7-9, 2017.

“Dealer Education is of massive importance to our association and community,” NATDA Executive Director Jesse Battle says. “We wanted to kick off our program right by offering some incredible education seminars at our trade show. This is a great opportunity for our dealers to not only gain some valuable expertise, but really get a fantastic introduction to some of our educational partners.”

Below is a brief overview of the free Dealer Education being held on Thursday, Sept. 7 between 1:30 and 5 p.m.

Churning Out a High-Performance Service Department
Bob Clements, President, Author & Keynote Speaker, Bob Clements International, Inc.:

Addresses a manager’s goal to produce strong profits and give customers an exceptional experience with the dealership. Whether managing service, parts, sales or rental, achieve these goals by focusing on motivating and communicating to the team. What dealers do to improve profitability in their service departments. Some of the topics include basic shop processes, compensation programs and the roles and responsibilities of shop staff.

Three Ways Improving Your Experience Value Increases Your Parts Sales
Bob Clements, President, Author & Keynote Speaker, Bob Clements International, Inc.:
How a parts department can create the income it should. Increase profitability and improve the customer experience at the parts counter.

Leveraging Three Marketing Trends to Increase Your Dealership’s Revenue
Kent Lewis, President & Founder, Anvil Media:
Outlines three digital trends that can be leveraged to increase a dealership’s revenue. This workshop includes opportunities to optimize a website for voice search as well as identify the latest advances in video and mobile marketing. Provides actionable steps for amping up website, social media and search engine presence to create immediate revenue impact for the dealership.

How to Stake Your Claim Amongst Bigger Dealer Competition
Bob Clements, President, Author & Keynote Speaker, Bob Clements International, Inc.:
Set one’s business apart from the business down the road. No longer rely on your brand. Work to create a unique experience that competitors cannot easily duplicate. Discusses putting the right strategy in place.