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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 .

Kaleigh Morgan of Hemlock Hill RV Is 2018 Spader Scholarship Recipient

Thu Nov 9, 2017

151024407458693.jpgFAIRFAX, Va. – Kaleigh Morgan, Service Coordinator at Hemlock Hill RV in Southington, Connecticut, has been chosen as the 2018-2019 recipient of the Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship. The scholarship, valued at nearly $15,000, will allow her to attend an 18-month Spader Leadership Development Program. The program is an element of the strategic alliance between Spader and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

The scholarship is named after its founder and former RVDA chairman, Duane Spader. The joint arrangement promotes leadership development programs for RVDA members and provides one annual scholarship. The scholarship is part of a broader program of RVDA educational opportunities directed at Young RV Executives.

Morgan began her career in the RV Industry nearly five years ago as a parts clerk at Hemlock Hill RV and was promoted within a year to Retail Parts Manager. After Morgan earned the promotion to a Service Coordinator, she was brought to the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo by Hemlock Hill RV. Kaleigh attended the Dale Carnegie workshops and other workshops for Young RV Executives.

Chris Andro, general manager and partner, at Hemlock Hill RV, says, "One of the most refreshing things about Kaleigh is she is a student of the game. Bringing her to the Convention last year has proven to be invaluable, it's a must for all dealerships. The knowledge, excitement, contacts, and overall enthusiasm she came home with is like watching a child eat candy for the first time. I am excited to have Kaleigh as part of our long-term plan for Hemlock Hill RV."

Spader Business Management has spent more than 30 years educating businesses how to have more time and make more money, how to develop a strong culture and high-performing staff, how to obtain and retain more customers and how to see and adjust with or ahead of the marketplace.

The RV Learning Center is supported by dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and other RV industry members who are committed to dealership education and the high levels of customer service that is provided by educated employees. The RV Learning Center offers certification programs, readiness testing, webinars, audio presentations, live workshops, and a wide variety of specialty publications.