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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 .

Sales Expert Michael Rees To Provide Workshops at RVDA Convention/Expo

Wed Jul 12, 2017

148700543448595.jpgFairfax, Va. - Noted sales and leadership expert Michael Rees of A World of Training will provide dealers with new tools to hire, train, retain and lead employees during two workshops at the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention and Expo, held in Las Vegas from Nov. 6-10. The workshops are:

“You're a Manager and a Leader - Now What?”

Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 2-3 p.m.

This workshop will provide attendees certain tools to help them lead their respective teams, to be more successful. During this workshop, attendees will learn:
• How to install and maintain accountability
• What motivates employees to do what managers/owners want
• What goals to set and how to use them with accountability and motivation to provide the desired results

“Stop Re-cycling Other Dealer's Underachievers - Learn How to Recruit and Train to Get the Best”

Thursday, Nov. 9 from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Recruiting the right people for the job is one of the most difficult challenges dealers face. It takes time and effort, but this workshop will provide proven ways to find the right people for the job (from outside the industry. Sample recruiting ads will be provided, along with interview techniques and testing that will show you more than any interview or profile testing.)

During this workshop, attendees will learn:
• Learn how to make a successful recruiting ad
• What to look for during an interview and how to get the candidate talking
• How to increase your chances of selecting the right person, without costly mistakes

Reese started selling cars full-time at age 18 in England, moving to the U.S. at age 22 to become one of the youngest sales managers in the country. Working all aspects of management (F&I, Sales, GSM and General Manager). He moved back to England and became a Partner in and Dealer Principal of a Mitsubishi and used car operation, taking it to No. 1 in the nation. Reese has written several articles for magazines such as RV Executive Today, Auto Dealer Monthly and RV Business. He is also a regular workshop speaker at the annual RVDA and NADA conventions – he invariably speaks to a full house due to his captivating topics and lively presentation style.

The RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and each year the Convention Committee focuses on featuring new presenters like Ken Barnes, Myril Shaw, Adam Lafurgey, Brian Barlow and Scott Meyer to keep the content relevant and fresh for dealers.

The convention will also 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 jnewhouse@rvda.org.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention for regular updates as the convention approaches. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.