‘Goshen News’ Also Backs Elkhart Co. Diversity

December 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following is an editorial appearing in the Goshen News assessing the economic outlook in Indiana’s Elkhart County. For the full story click here. As 2014 draws to a close and we consider what the year has brought to Goshen, Ind.-area residents, the word “prosperity” comes to mind. As many benchmark statistics show, the local economy is doing very well. October’s unemployment statistics showed that just 4.8 percent of the Elkhart County labor force was without... Read more

MARVAC Event Features Mix of Topics, Speakers

December 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

From left, Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds board members Ruth Ricard of Haas Lake RV Park, Gary Becker of Indigo Bluffs and Bob Rohn of Lake of Dreams Campground with Travel Michigan Vice President David West The new person in charge of the highly successful ‘Pure Michigan’ marketing campaign told nearly 30 campground owners Wednesday (Dec. 10) he has no intention of stemming the momentum. In fact, he’s looking to take the campaign even further. “I’m... Read more

Sunbrella Targeting RV Interior Furniture Sector

December 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunbrella, a respected upholstery manufacturer known for its durable yet elegant fabrics found on awnings, boats and outdoor furniture, is looking to expand its recreational vehicle reach as a supplier of acrylic fabrics for RV furniture makers. Chuck Andrie, OEM account manager for Trivantage, the North Carolina-based distribution arm of Sunbrella, told that the company touted the benefits of Sunbrella-upholstered furniture at last week’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. In... Read more

AIMS Power Partners With WESCO Distribution  

December 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

AIMS Power, a global leader in power inverter technologies, has entered into an exclusive distribution partnership with WESCO Distribution in Elkhart, Ind.  The team at WESCO will be working with AIMS Power’s national sales team to deliver the Reno, Nev.-based company’s diverse product line of power inverters to the heart of the RV manufacturing world. “The expansion of the existing business relationship with WESCO into the OEM RV business is a great opportunity for both companies,” said... Read more

RVB Top 50 Dealers Honored at RVDA Con/Expo

November 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

RVBusiness Publisher Sherman Goldenberg and RVB co-owner and Vice President of National Ad Sales Beverly Gardner The RV industry honored its best and brightest retailers Wednesday (Nov. 11) night at the RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards banquet during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas. The Con/Expo, convening for the first time at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip, attracted approximately 1,200 attendees, according to the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA). The event,... Read more

Hirsch Issues Challenge During RVDA Con/Expo

November 12, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Outgoing RVDA Chairman Jeff Hirsch (Photo by Shawn Spence) The 2014 RV Dealers International Convention & Expo moved into the next phase of activity on Tuesday (Nov. 11), featuring a wide range of workshops and the opening of vendor exhibits — as well as a customer satisfaction challenge from Outgoing Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Chairman Jeff Hirsch. The Con/Expo, convening for the first time at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip, attracted approximately 1,200 attendees, according... Read more

Manhunt End Revives Pa.’s Campground Sector

November 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Editor’s Note: The following article by Woodall’s Campground Management, sister publication to RVBusiness, examines the impact of the manhunt for fugitive Eric Frein on Pennsylvania campgrounds, and the resurgence since his capture. For the full report click here. Campground owners in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Poconos Mountains are welcoming a return to normal after the capture of a fugitive wanted in connection with the sniper-style deaths of two law enforcement officers. They... Read more

Redwood & ‘The Coopers’ Renewing Partnership

November 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jim Lazzarino (L), general manager for Redwood RV, spends time with the Cooper’s, Terry and his wife Evada, and their dachshunds. A unique partnership between Syracuse, Ind.-based Redwood RV and a couple of well known full-time RVers took another step forward Tuesday (Nov. 4) at the company’s brand new Customer Service Center, a facility the company shares with its CrossRoads RV sister division in Topeka, Ind. Texas natives Terry and Evada Cooper took delivery of an upscale 2015 Redwood 39MB... Read more

RV Industry Leaders Set for ORVA’s Convention

November 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Featuring presentations by some of the industry’s most notable figures, the Oklahoma RV Association (ORVA) will host its 2014 state convention Nov. 16-18 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa. The theme for the convention is “2015-Growing Stronger Everyday!” and promises to resonate with all attendees as they hear from top leaders in the RV industry, including Richard Coon, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA); Doug Gaeddert, a general manager for Forest River... Read more

RVDA’s Con/Expo Attendance Surpassing 2013

October 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

With a couple of weeks still to go, the 2014 Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) International Convention & Expo already has surpassed last year’s attendance figure of 1,100 attendees by 15%. “It’s looking very, very good,” RVDA President Phil Ingrassia told Billed as the “Passport to Excellence: Education & Training,” the RVDA Con/Expo, co-sponsored by the Virginia-based Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and RVDA of Canada, runs Nov. 10-14 at... Read more

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