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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 .

RVIA and Sobel University Partner for 3-Year Training Program

Fri Jul 28, 2017

149280278339170.jpgTacoma, Wash. - RVIA’s Senior Vice President of Trade Shows and Events Liz Crawford reached out to Randy Sobel, president of Sobel University, in an effort to provide instructional training to future show attendees. Randy Sobel was excited that RVIA saw the value in on-going instructional training that helps sell RVs and make the dealer money, according to a press release.

This 3-year instructional training contract will begin at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, from Nov. 27-30.

As the RV industry’s biggest event, Louisville brings together more dealers, salespeople, technicians, campground managers, manufacturers and product suppliers than any other industry event.

Rather than entertainment based training, with the hype and jazz that you would expect from speakers outside the industry, Sobel University will present educational, RV sales training, that will give attendees skills to implement for an increase in productivity.

With more than 35 years in the RV industry, Sobel continues to develop current and relevant sales training that makes dealers money. By contracting with Sobel University for three years, building block classes will occur that will provide more advanced material rather than starting over from scratch with each session.

These courses will take place on Wednesday and Thursday from 8-10 a.m. The two-hour time slot allows for real training to occur that will make dealers money with immediate application at their dealerships.

With a 3-year contract Sobel plans to offer certification credits reinforcing the power of RV product knowledge in the sales presentation. All attendees will receive $1,000 in credits towards Sobel University Sales Certification Courses.

Registration for The National RV Trade Show in Louisville opens Aug. 15. Seating may be limited so be sure to register for the Sobel Courses at registration. More details will follow.

For more information or to get an early start on the winter training program, contact Sobel University at 253-565-2577.