(Nov. 7, 2013) — “In this uncertain economy where people are working long hours, it is unlikely that your clients intent is to continue to shop, but rather they want to purchase and use your product,” said Sobel. “The point is that it is their idea to be there.”
(Oct. 7, 2013) — “Our strategy has been to serve the needs of our customers,” said Murray. “So, as they asked us to get into other areas providing products that didn’t exist before or required unique variations, that’s where we try to jump in and fill the need.”
(Oct. 7, 2013) — “This is a dream come true. My partners and I have been part of some great organizations,” said Clark. “We learned over the years from mistakes and successes, and this venture gives us an opportunity apply everything we learned and build a special type of company.”
(Oct. 7, 2013) — As an RV park manager, one of the toughest issues that Pamela Wright said she had to train staff on answering were questions about the Wi-Fi service in the park. Recently she worked with Jim Ganley, of Checkbox Systems, to create a FAQ sheet that can be posted on your website, handed out to guests or put into a guest guide.
(Oct. 7, 2013) — These webinars are designed to help RV dealers focus on key areas of their business in order to remain profitable. Marzahn will also examine common reasons why dealerships fail to stay profitable and how RV dealers can avoid those pitfalls.
(Oct. 7, 2013) — “Taken together, this collection celebrates the ‘soft rugged’ camping experience KOA provides, reflecting the belief that camping is an important and positive life experience,” said Gast. “It shows how camping brings families and friends together, escaping the humdrum everyday experience in favor of the exciting, restorative outdoor experience enjoyed by young and old alike.”
(Oct. 4, 2013) — A total of 1,106 industry representatives registered for the 2013 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, a 9 percent increase over 2012. A total of 467 dealers attended, compared to 456 in 2012, RVDA reported. Links to selected workshop PowerPoint presentations will be posted soon.
(Oct. 4, 2013) — WatertownDailyTimes.com reports that 59-year-old Joseph A. Sarcone Jr., co-owner of Cedar Pines Campgrounds in Osceola, has been accused of damaging a DirecTV dish belonging to a camper.
(Oct. 4, 2013) — Dr. Shrink was awarded Distributor of the Year by Shrinkfast Marketing. Dr. Shrink was given this honor not only due to its high volume sales, but also its unique approach to marketing and training, according to a company press release.
(Oct. 4, 2013) — “We have been moving in a different direction so that we are more hands on with our dealer partners when it comes to supporting our dealer partners,” said Scavo. “We are now offering an assortment of training opportunities to help RV dealers better market extended protection plans, including monthly webinars.”
(Oct. 3, 2013) — “He has touched many people through his involvement in Spader 20 groups,” said Ingrassia. “He is a great thinker in the industry and always seeking to improve processes to make things better at his business and at RVDA.”
(Oct. 3, 2013) — The West Virginia Record reports that a woman is suing after she allegedly fell down a staircase in a rental cabin at Berry’s Campground in Hinton.
(Oct. 3, 2013) — On October’s edition of American RVer, host Peggy Grich heads to Coach-Net corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. Vice President of Sales Dan Lopez highlights the benefits of becoming a member of the Coach-Net family and details the new Protect Suite products now available through RV dealers.
(Oct. 3, 2013) — For the entire month of October, Richardson’s RV will donate $100 for every RV sold at its three dealerships to benefit the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in the Inland Empire.
(Oct. 3, 2013) — The RV Dealers Association appointed new executive directors today during the group’s annual meeting at the Rio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Several people were also recognized for their contributions to the industry and to RVDA.
(Oct. 2, 2013) — “Working with RVDA dealer leaders and other industry partners, Mike was the driving force behind a number of initiatives at RVDA that continue today — including public affairs advocacy, industry relations, and Go RVing,” said Pastore. “But what really stands out for many of us is Mike’s unwavering commitment to and leadership in continuing education.”
(Oct. 2, 2013) — It takes Velvac’s camera-based technology aimed at improving driver field of view and object detection over mirrors alone, and incorporates a sequential turn signal that more effectively alerts other vehicles of driver intentions to help reduce accidents.
(Oct. 2, 2013) — “We have heard the message loud and clear that early October is not the best time for a convention because many dealers are still trying to run the cash register and they can’t bring as many staff members to the convention as they would like,” said Hirsch. “This schedule allows more time for dealers between the Elkhart Open House and the RVDA convention.”
(Oct. 2, 2013) — “This new facility allows us to have our executive team under one roof,” said Drew President Scott Mereness. “Centralizing our management and shared services personnel will improve communications and cultivate our tradition of long-term team building. It also provides a larger home for Kinro’s thermoforming operation with room for continued expansion.”
(Oct. 2, 2013) — “We wanted to give dealers one source to go to make their jobs easier, and one person for their staff to talk to about a variety of finance and insurance products,” said Lopez. “Thanks to Coach-Net’s name recognition among RV owners, our Protect Suite now gives dealers even stronger visibility with their customers.”