MBA is Bronze Partner for RVDA convention

FAIRFAX, Va. — The RV Dealers Association today announced that MBA Insurance is a Bronze Partner for the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo.

This is the 18th consecutive year that MBA Insurance has provided financial backing for the premier dealer education event of the year, the release noted.

The convention/expo will take place Nov. 6 to 10 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. It is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

“Thank you to MBA Insurance for partnering with RVDA again this year for the 2017 Convention Expo,” said Convention Expo Chair Ron Shepherd, who is also president of Camperland of Oklahoma. “Bert Alanko is one of the biggest proponents of an educated workforce, and his entire career has been dedicated to keeping professional development affordable and relevant for dealership staff. We are fortunate to have supporters like Bert that we can count on year after year.”

“RVDA has been an integral part of the success of the RV industry over the years,” said Alanko. “Our affiliation with RVDA/RVRA has, from the very beginning, given MBA greater visibility and credibility.  It is our pleasure at MBA to be able to partner with RVDA; supporting the great effort that staff and volunteers put into making our dealer association beneficial to this industry.

“MBA has been there from the beginning, that little convention at the Holiday Inn in Orlando,” he continued.  “To see what RVDA has become through the good and the tough times is a testament to the strength and leadership of the dealer body.  We are proud to be a part of it.”

The 2017 theme is “Gear Up for Success” and the RVDA Convention/Expo Committee is working to provide a variety of workshops and networking events that will aid dealers in building on an expanding market and interest in RVs and RV travel.

The convention will also feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers enhance profitability.

Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities, as well as exhibitor information, can contact Julie Newhouse at 703.364.5518 or send an e-mail to

Visit for regular updates as the convention approaches.

SOURCE: RV Dealers Association press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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