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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 .

Motivational Speaker George Dans to Give Three Workshops at RVDA Expo

Fri Oct 6, 2017

150056571218497.jpgFairfax, Va. - Motivational speaker George Dans delivers inspiring speeches that are backed with real world training content and a drive to help those he encounters to succeed. Dans has been training RV dealership personnel since 1999 and presented more than 750 keynotes and workshops. Dans will host three 60-minute workshops during which he teaches, and relates to, today's sales people. His RVDA speaker page, with preview videos, is located on the convention website.

The convention/expo is the premier education and networking event for North American RV dealers and takes place at Bally’s in Las Vegas, Nov. 6-10.

“Turn Your CRM into an ATM Machine” takes place Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. In this captivating workshop, attendees will learn how to build a fantastic repeat and referral business, why someone else is needed - besides the sales people - to do a follow up, and how dealers can increase sales and profits every year while cutting their ad budgets in half.

Dans’ second workshop, also in the sales track is," Coffee is for Closers - Close Em or Lose Em!" on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 10:15 a.m. After this workshop, attendees will be able to apply a simple sales process that is easy to follow and is adaptable to any type of RV product or dealership, three of George's most powerful and easy-to-use methods that will help close more sales, professionally, without sacrificing gross profit, and how to start an easy sales training program.

His final workshop, “Do You Have Order Takers or Sales People in Your Parts and Service Departments?,” will be presented in the parts and service tracks Thursday, Nov. 9, at 3:15 p.m. This workshop will teach fixed ops personnel five of the easiest, basic selling skills to use, how to track and forecast everyone's performance, and how to have the service and parts team to work together to improve proficiency.

Informative workshops and Vendor Training +Plus sessions make this year’s convention/expo a mandatory event for dealers who want their management staff to stay current—and excel—in their respective field. The convention dates, Nov. 6-10, make the timing ideal since it’s after the peak of the season.

The convention will feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies that offer 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 email to jnewhouse@rvda.org.

The convention is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

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