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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 .

Sobel University Sales Course Enrollment Exceeds Last Year's Numbers

Thu Jul 13, 2017

149996299339333.jpgTacoma, Wash. - Enrollment in Sobel University’s August Comprehensive Sales Course has increased 330 percent over last year, according to a press release from the company. The three-day course is scheduled for July 31 to August 2, 2017, in Tacoma, Washington, and enrollment is still open.

"The August class provides the solution to salespeople not producing numbers congruent with the market growth. Dealers cannot afford to let ineffective salespeople continue burning ups and then wait to be frustrated with their performance this winter," Sobel University President Randy Sobel says.

"The brutal truth is, you can either fire up your salespeople or wait till the off season when they are starving and have to fire them," Sobel says. "While bottom sales people are away at class, dealers can truly track their cost of burnt ups when their quality salespeople get a chance to work with those same customers. Dealers cannot afford to have their customers helped by untrained salespeople."

The Comprehensive Sales Course is a "boot camp" class for new and experienced salespeople and managers. Students can expect eight hours of classroom instruction, with homework every night and exams every day. Students are also put into role-playing situations to help sharpen their skills. According to the press release, dealers have reported a drastic increase in sales volume upon their staffs' successful completion of this class.

To learn more, visit sobeluniversity.com. To enroll, call 253-565-2577.