“The goal is for you to leave the school Thursday afternoon with concrete ideas that you can take back to your dealership, moving a step closer to the next level of success the next day,” said Alanko.
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(Dec. 4, 2018) — MBA Insurance wants to remind dealers and all those considering the RV Rental business of its upcoming – 19th Annual RV Rental School, February 5, 6, 7, 2019.
(Oct. 10, 2018) — MBA Insurance announced that registration is now open for the 19th Annual MBA RV Rental School.
(Jan. 25, 2018) — This week’s guest is Bert Alanko, president of MBA Insurance. The company specializes in offering rental insurance to RV dealers and private RV renters. The 2018 Rental School takes place Feb. 20 to 22 at the Tuscany Hotel in Las Vegas. The event has been a sellout every year for many years. Alanko explains why he started the rental school and describes some of the training that dealers and rental managers can expect out of the three-day classes. He also describes the instructors who provide the training and the companies who participate by offering products and services to streamline the rental operation.
(May 9, 2017) — “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,” said Shepherd.
Sept. 1, 2016) — “Some of those motorhomes and trailers that dealers are buying will make great rentals. Come see us and we can briefly discuss how we can assist you in the rental area,” Alanko said.
(March 21, 2016) — “Brown & Brown has found a perfect way to pay tribute to an individual who has been a linchpin in the success of the RV Learning Center over the years and legend in our industry,” said Pastore. The donation was made to honor Bert Alanko.
(March 11, 2016) — “We had very new rental dealers attend the class along with one who said he has been in the business 10 years and wished he had attended earlier,” said Alanko.
(Nov. 30, 2015) — Founded in 1978, MBA provides rental insurance for the recreation vehicle and power sport vehicle markets throughout the United States. MBA has annual net revenues of approximately $5.5 million. The acquisition is scheduled to close effective Dec. 1.
(Oct. 12, 2015) — he 16th annual MBA RV Rental School takes place March 1 to 3 at Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas, MBA Insurance announced. The specially-designed training helps people evaluate whether to get into the RV rental business or to strengthen their existing rental operations.
(April 7, 2015) — “MBA has supported the RVDA convention from the very beginning; because, to support RVDA is to support RV dealers,” said Alanko. “The RVDA convention is all about education and dealer networking. We feel that the convention/expo value proposition gets better every year with the work the staff puts into it.
(Feb. 6, 2015) — MBA Insurance announced today that Feb. 10 is the deadline that hotel spaces can be reserved at discounted rates during the 2015 RV Rental School. Registration is still open, although space is two-thirds sold out.
(Jan. 27, 2015) — The MBA Rental school covers the RV rental gamut from staffing, pricing, concepts, fleeting, advertising/promotions, and daily operating procedures. Instructors and students discuss renting motorhomes and travel trailers. They also debate the unique advantages of the two operational models — dealer owned vs. managed fleet.
(May 1, 2014) — “MBA has always supported the efforts of the RVDA and the RV Learning Center,” said Alanko. “We support the convention because it is the engine that drives the RVDA. The success of every business is dependent on the positive development of all facets.”
(March 27, 2014) — In the podcast interview, Alanko, the president of MBA Insurance, talks about the success of the 2014 RV Rental School and why so many dealers are interested in jumping into the rental market. He describes dealers who make between $500,000 and $1 million in states where they have only a six-month rental season. He describes the advantages for dealers to rent RVs, as well as some of the common pitfalls that dealers can avoid to improve their profitability.
(Feb. 14, 2014) — When the class size exploded past 60 this year, the company had to look at establishing a maximum simply to maintain a quality balance of networking and instruction, Johnson explained, noting the intimate interaction available at prior classes is what made them so successful.
(Jan. 3, 2014) — “People come to the rental school not only to listen to our top-rated instructors, but also to network with each other. Students include novices to the rental business to experienced professionals who attend to stay on top of their game,” said Alanko. “We build into the schedule plenty of opportunity for participants to interact with each other.”