Ashdown Keynotes Northeast Park Conference

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March 9, 2011 by   Comments Off on Ashdown Keynotes Northeast Park Conference

Blake Ashdown

Blake Ashdown

Best Parks in America (BPA) is sponsoring a seminar and the keynote address at the upcoming Northeast Campground Association (NCA) Conference on Camping in Sturbridge, Mass.

Blake Ashdown, a key BPA strategic partner, will present his seminar on March 27 at 1 p.m. on the topic “Marketing in the NEW Experience Economy.”NCA logo

Ashdown will also present the keynote address that evening starting at 8 on March 28. Ashdown will also be joining Best Parks for the Monday morning meeting of Best Parks in America affiliates and invited New England park owners who qualify for affiliation, according to a news release.

The conference, the RV park and campground industry’s largest regional event, runs March 27-29 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center and will draw campground owners and operators from throughout the Northeast. It also features a trade show.

On Monday morning, the NCA buffet breakfast will take place in the hotel courtyard. The meeting room is right off the courtyard and very convenient to where breakfast will be. Guests are encouraged to pick up their breakfast and bring it to the Dudley Room where the meeting will be held. Park staff attending the NCA conference are cordially invited to join in.

“If you have a campground owner colleague who you feel would qualify and be a good addition to the Best Parks in America family, please invite them to attend the meeting with you,” David Gorin, BPA president, stated. “If you can assist us in enrolling a new BPA affiliate, we will gladly send you a $100 Visa Gift Card to thank you for your assistance.”

Ashdown is a successful entrepreneur who has started 15 businesses over the past 30 years, including 10 RV resorts and campgrounds. His last venture in the park industry was the acquisition, redevelopment and eventual sale of Tropical Palms Fun Resort in Orlando. For the last four years, he has been a professor at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University where he teaches marketing and business strategy. Ashdown is the president of SureVista Solutions, a marketing research firm that provides marketing tools designed to increase income.

For more information contact Gorin at (703) 448-6863.

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