2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Matt Havens Keynote Speaker for Outdoor Hospitality Conference

Thu Jul 11, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156285402372367.jpgMatt Havens, who speaks about generational issues and leadership, will deliver the keynote address in November at the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE) in Knoxville, Tenn.

According to association member surveys, one of the most pressing issues in the outdoor hospitality industry is the generational divide between employees.

"We are listening to our members' needs and pain points and building education at OHCE to help find the solutions," says Paula Horwitz, the association's executive director of education and events. "We selected Matt because his expertise in this area will help... attendees navigate this very timely issue and his ability to captivate an audience will certainly make for a memorable keynote."

Havens brings more than a decade of experience at the forefront of leadership and generational issues for a Fortune 50 company, but spices things up with a background in standup comedy. The association says one of Havens' clients called him "both the funniest and most informative speaker I have ever head in my life."

During his keynote, attendees will learn how to understand, recognize and resolve every generational issue facing today's workforce. Attendees will walk away with several immediately applicable strategies to solve problems, Horwitz says, caused by the disconnect between different generations, helping to inspire a healthier and more robust work ethic and attitude in employees of all ages.

The conference is a four-day event from Nov. 4-7 in Knoxville, Tenn. It will include more than 40 educational seminars, a trade show with more than 120 vendors, tours of local campgrounds, a CPR/disaster preparedness class and the association's Awards of Excellent program.

For more information about the conference, please click here.