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RVDA convention keynoter Scott McKain reveals how to stand out from the crowd
RVDA
Scott McKain, author of the best-selling "Create Distinction: What to Do When 'Great' Isn't Good Enough to Grow Your Business," will share strategies for making your dealership stand out from the crowd when he speaks at the opening general session of the 2015 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Nov. 3 in Las Vegas. McKain specializes in helping business owners determine what makes them different and then using it to their advantage. Themed “Passport to Excellence: Education & Training,” the convention program will reflect the importance of training for all dealership employees.
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Free webinar: Complying with the Red Flags Rule
Mike Molino RV Learning Center
When was the last time you updated your policies and procedures for protecting against identity theft? If the answer is, "I don't remember," it's time for a refresher on the federal Red Flags Rule. The RV Learning Center and RVDA associate member KPA will present a free webinar tomorrow, March 19, at noon EST on identifying and responding to red flags, plus the latest information on government audits and lawsuits against dealerships that don’t comply with the rule.
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Review: The 2015 Ford F-150 has a whole lot to love
Wall Street Journal
This reviewer says that the new aluminum Ford F-150 is lighter, extra powerful, and still America's best truck. But then, his test model had a dual-panel moon roof, heated/cooled leather seats, lane-keeping alert, 360-degree-view parking-assist cameras, and a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.
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Services set for former RVDA member Andy Wheeler of Wheeler's Las Vegas RV
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Services are scheduled for March 25 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, NV, for former RVDA member Andy Wheeler who, with his wife Marlene, founded Wheeler's Las Vegas RV and built it into one of the country's biggest dealerships. Wheeler appeared in his own ads with his Airedale terrier Buddy and believed in a straightforward, soft-sell approach to retailing RVs. He supported many charities, including RVDA's Education Foundation. "He was known all over the United States," says Jack Carstens, who worked for Wheeler. "I came from Iowa and worked in Phoenix, and no matter where I went, they had heard of Andy Wheeler."
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Sys2K’s Infinity is an integrated Windows-based software solution to manage all aspects of your business. Customize your Infinity DMS to include: a CRM with e-blast capabilities, inventory management, parts & service, accounting & payroll, and a fully interactive manager’s dashboard. Sys2K also offers cloud-based hosting and mobile apps. More Info
 


It's time to certify!
Mike Molino RV Learning Center
This is RV Professional Certification Week — make it your incentive to start expanding your team's skills and professionalism. Certification increases customer satisfaction, employee morale, and dealership profitability. Visit the RV Learning Center’s website to find out how easy it is to provide professional education for all of your employees.
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Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister loaded his family into an RV for spring training road trip
Yahoo Sports
Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister made his way to spring training this year in an RV he shared with his wife, two cats, and two Great Danes. Though there was potential for conflict, Fister said the trip went well. Everyone behaved, and he got to spend some quality time with his wife. All in all, that's not a bad way to spend a few days before the season.
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Drew Industries declares special cash dividend
The Street
Drew Industries Inc. a leading supplier of components for RVs and manufactured homes, announced a special cash dividend of $2 per share of common stock. Drew CEO Jason Lippert said the dividend "reflects the board's confidence in the company's consistent financial performance and in its long-term strategic goals." Drew Industries' wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, has 38 factories located throughout the United States.
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Keystone RV readies new plant for summer opening
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Work is underway on the south side of Goshen on a new, 120,000-square-foot manufacturing plant for Keystone RV that will bring 150 new jobs. The goal is to have it running by this summer. It will build a range of units from small travel trailers to very large park trailers, according to Bob Martin, president of parent company Thor Industries.
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State law requires that Texas trailers get safety inspections
Houston Chronicle
Trailer owners in Texas will be getting a surprise when they receive their next annual registration notice. Included in the registration reminders will be a notification that trailers must pass a state safety inspection within 90 days prior to the new registration sticker's being issued. No proof of safety inspection, no registration renewal. This will be the first time many owners learn their trailer falls under Texas' annual safety inspection requirements. Owners of some 600,000 travel trailers, boat trailers, and utility trailers will be affected.
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A cheaper way to see the USA: Volunteering in nation's parks
Money Talks News
You could camp this summer at Yellowstone National Park for $22.50 a night, if you can get reservations, or you could park your RV free by volunteering as a campground host. This is just one of the hundreds of volunteer opportunities that come with some sort of lodging via the National Park Service this year.
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10 tips for marketing on a shoestring budget
Business 2 Community
Here's a traditional small-business owner dilemma — creating a marketing campaign that generates revenue without breaking the bank. Social media platforms have certainly made it easier to promote a business, but they're not the only way. There are other things you can do to grow your business without ruining your budget. 10 of the best are outlined.
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Looking to get published this year?
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of RVDA NewsBrief, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of RVDA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field! Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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