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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 .

Society of Certified RV Professionals Hosting Event at RVDA Expo

Wed Oct 11, 2017

147274418134593.pngFairfax, Va. – The Society of Certified RV Professionals will host a special event at the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Monday, Nov. 6 from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. The event is designed to recognize and promote professional certification in the RV industry. The program also includes an educational component and a networking reception.

The event will lead off by recognizing several individuals who have maintained their professional certifications for many years and were selected as this year’s recipients of the Society’s convention/expo scholarship. Thanks to the support of Prime Time and Northern Wholesale, scholarship recipients will each receive a jacket and gift bag.

Following the awards, Janelle Barlow will present “Make Your Brand Come Alive in Your Service.” During this energizing session, Barlow will offer a quick walk through on how to enhance your reputation by making sure it is aligned with your service delivery. Barlow is a business person, a best-selling author, a speaker and a consultant for the past 30 years to some of the world’s leading corporations. She is passionate about customer service, branding and complaint handling and the strategic intersection of these concepts.

The Society’s reception is sponsored by Protective. All registered attendees are invited. To register for the convention/expo or to learn more about the program, go to the convention website.

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center Board of Directors initiated the Society in 2014 to increase the number of RV industry certified professionals and to retain those who already hold certification credentials. The society is aimed at individuals who hold or aspire to association certification credentials including:

• RVDA-RVIA Technician Certification which includes Certified and Master
• RV Learning Center certification which includes: Service Writer/Advisor, Service Manager, Parts Manager, Parts Specialist and Warranty Administrator

Visit www.rvda.org and www.rvlearningcenter.com to learn more about the society.

The RV Learning Center is dedicated to providing dealers and their employees with innovative ways to operate RV dealerships through an array of education resources including publications, distance learning, live workshops, online products, training and certification programs for RV dealership personnel.

For more information on the RV Learning Center, send an e-mail to info@rvda.org, or send a fax to 703-591-0734.