Tom Walworth, president of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Statistical Surveys Inc., is one of the featured speakers at the April 14 Spring Education Program sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVC). The program will be held in the MARVAC Conference Center in Okemos, Mich.
Walworth will lead off the morning program and review the activity of RV sales around Michigan, looking at price points, sizes, gas vs. diesel and more. He will look at trends and share his experienced view of the 2010 RV selling season. Campground owners will be interested in what RV owners will be pulling into Michigan campgrounds this season.
The other session will be led by Traci Smith, Michigan program director for the USDA Rural Development Commercial Loan Guarantee Program. Smith will outline the program which provides loans at variable or fixed rates for real estate, equipment purchases and working capital. Eligible businesses must be located in rural communities less than 50,000 population. Smith will walk through the program answering questions regarding amounts, lending institutions and loan use purposes.
For more information on the USDA program, go to http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do.
For more information about the MARVAC event, contact Event Manager Debra Behrendt at (800) 422-6478 ext. 20.