RVDA NewsBrief
July 27, 2011

RV Learning Center Town Hall slated for 2 p.m. today
RV Learning Center
Learn about new developments in the convention education program and highlights of the Go RVing Leads-Plus program – including how to more efficiently download Go RVing leads. There is no charge to participate in this event, which begins at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here for instructions on dialing in.More

Student receives 2011-2012 RV Learning Center scholarship
RV Learning Center
College sophomore Evan Richardson is the latest recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the RV Learning Center Scholarship Program, which is endowed through The Kindlund Family Foundation. Richardson is in his second year as a computer engineering major at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a 3.57 GPA. His father, Kevin Richardson, has been employed as a sales consultant with North Trail RV, Ft. Myers, Fla., for the past 15 years. Evan recently assisted his father and North Trail RV by creating a customer database program. More

Book your convention room now!
RV Learning Center
Signing up for the 2011 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is just the first step to participating in the ReVolution planned for October 3-7 in Las Vegas—don't forget to reserve your room at the Rio All-suite Hotel & Casino. Early registration at the Rio ensures that you'll be close to all convention events, makes you eligible for terrific door prizes, and gets you a special discounted rate. To register, click here.More

Solar travel: RV owners test out solar panels at WIT Grand National Rally
WHO-TV
Winnebago owners at the Winnebago-Itasca Traveler's Grand National Rally in Forest City, Iowa, got the chance to test out flexible solar panels designed with RVs in mind. When placed on top of an RV, they'll charge up your battery in three or four days, engineers say. The back of the panel is like a giant sticker, so there are no holes to drill. Once the panel is in place, a cord connects to the panel at one end and the generator battery at the other end.More

Partners in Progress Brand Committee meeting schedule announced
RVDA
Partners in Progress Brand Committee meetings at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo provide dealers with a forum to discuss brand-specific issues with top management from participating manufacturers. Brand Committees will review results from the 2011 Dealer Satisfaction Index Survey (DSI) during the meetings.More

August is 'Camping and RV Month' in Michigan
MARVAC via Marketwire
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has declared August "Michigan Camping & Recreation Vehicle Month." Camping is a key contributor to the state's $17 billion tourism industry. The declaration supports the economic and recreational contributions that the camping industry makes to Michigan's tourism.More

Is disorganization sapping your small business's health?
Entrepreneur
In a popular Looney Tunes cartoon, an unseen artist keeps changing the backdrop and plot on hapless Daffy Duck, who scrambles to change his costume and dialogue to fit the ever-changing agenda. Finally, when Daffy finds himself with no scenery or costume at all, he sneers, "Let's get organized, hmm?" Small businesses can be like that, too, with disorganization sapping productivity. Here are eight tips to stop the chaos. More