Six industry experts to offer seminars in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The six notable industry experts signed to perform the ’09 Louisville RV Industry Business Seminars, today reiterated their commitment to contributing back to the RV industry during this tough economic period.

The speakers – Bert Alanko, of MBA Insurance; Simon Hickey, of RedZia RVs; Jan Kelly, of Kelly Enterprises; Hardee McAlheney, of McAlheney Consulting; plus Roger and Sheril Vergara, of RH Power & Associates – will all share free relevant information, tips and advice to RV dealers and industry business personnel attending the seminars being presented Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in Louisville.

“It’s no secret that times are tough for our industry right now”, said Sheril Vergara, whose topic will be developing an effective Internet sales force. “We see dealers reluctantly cutting back on important business services that impact their growth and profitability. If we can give them a piece of that help back at no cost, then their chances for improvement and success are greatly increased for 2010.”

Each speaker will represent a different segment of RV business operations ranging from financial budgeting to Internet lead and sales development, RV rentals development to retail advertising.

The seminars are each one hour in length and will be repeated several times over the course of the three-day period.

“We want to give attendees the greatest flexibility with their personal schedules,” said Alanko, who will show dealers new techniques on how to generate greater revenue through RV rentals. Alanko added that “most are planning fewer days at the show, so repeating the seminars will allow them to attend at their convenience.”

The ’09 Louisville RV Industry Business Seminars will be held in the Madison/Oldham rooms at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport, formerly known as the Executive West Hotel, on Phillips Lane in Louisville. Attendance is free and RV dealers and businesses may bring as many participants as they wish.

Full details along with a schedule of all seminars and times can be viewed on the group’s website at which also features instant web-based registration. Alternatively, people may also call 800.552.1993 to register by phone.

SOURCE: RH Power & Associates 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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