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RVDA News Brief
Feb. 18, 2009

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Includes Motorhome Purchase Incentive and Net Operating Loss Provision
from RVDA
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act economic stimulus legislation includes a tax provision that allows a portion of the sales or excise tax paid on the purchase of a new motorhome to be deducted. The bill also includes an extended carry-back period for small businesses' Net Operating Losses (NOL). The NOL was designed to help cash-strapped companies and may allow some RV dealers a liquidity boost through a cash refund. More
See related article: Stimulus Bill Gives RVs an Edge (The Press-Enterprise)

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Despite Economic Downturn, RV Parks Filled Up
from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
RV parks in South Florida are bustling this winter — as usual. RV trips remain relatively affordable for owners, especially with gas prices down to about $2 a gallon. More

Hitting the Open Road after Retiring
from The Miami County Republic
Tony and Netti Ryszewski sold their house, summer home, and boats, and purchased a motorhome. Over the past several years, the couple traveled all across the country, going through eight to 10 RVs during their travels. More

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New Timely Web Seminars on Cash Management from the RV Learning Center
from the RV Learning Center
Stephan King, a CPA and partner at Moss Adams LLP, will deliver a series of web seminars that focus on Managing Through the Crisis. This timely cash management series will be held over the course of three days on March 3, 5, and 12, 2009, at 1 p.m. Eastern. More

Stores Need to Excite, Execute, Entertain
from CNN Money
Merchants are desperate to lift sales. Consumers are wary to spend money. So how can struggling sellers still get shoppers in the store? It's simple, analysts say. Focus on the basics of retailing 101: Products, price, and service. More

Don't Displace Face to Face
from BusinessWeek
People are starved for actual human interactions, and quickie digital contacts make poor substitutes. In today's fast-paced digital world, face-to-face interactions are more important than ever. While wireless culture is quite efficient, it is not always very effective. More

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RVDA NewsBrief is a weekly roundup of articles of interest to RV retailers and is provided as a member service. This email may contain an advertisement of RVDA and/or third party products and services. Opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of RVDA or its advertising partners. The RVDA NewsBrief is compiled by MultiBriefs, a division of MultiView, Inc. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

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