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** Disclaimer ** The previous newsletter listed incorrect dates for the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo.

New venue, better dates — register now for the 2014 convention/expo
RVDA
A new location, better timing, and fresh topics are in store for dealers at this year’s RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas. Thanks to dealer feedback, the convention will convene at Bally’s on The Strip in the middle of all the lights and attractions that characterize the city. And the dates have been pushed back a full month — to Nov. 10-14 — so dealers can bring more of their staff. Registration has just opened, and the best rates are available now for a limited time.
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Free webinar will dispel common regulatory myths
Mike Molino RV Learning Center
Don’t rely on second-hand information and conventional wisdom when it comes to complying with federal regulations — the stakes are just too high. A free webinar from the Mike Molino RV Learning Center this Thursday, April 24, at noon EST will tackle some of the most pervasive myths about regulatory compliance. A regulatory expert from associate KPA will set out the facts about dealing with OSHA, EPA, and DOT standards.
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Goshen's Synergy RV Transport seeks to hire military vets as drivers
The Elkhart Truth
An RV transport firm hopes an appeal to military veterans will help address its driver shortage. Synergy RV Transport Inc. will conduct a job fair Saturday, April 26, at a disabled Americans veterans post in Goshen. "We hear on the news all the time that veterans are having a hard time finding jobs," says Sharon Coleman, a recruiter for Synergy. "We find that veterans make great drivers, and we wanted to target that group."
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CalRVDA annual conference is one week away
California Recreation Vehicle Dealer Association
As California’s economy rebounds, CalRVDA is working to bring dealers and business partners together to improve the market. The 2014 CalRVDA Annual Conference is set for April 30 in Ontario, CA, with a pre-convention golf tournament on April 29. Don’t miss this chance to network with new and old industry colleagues from across the state.
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A motorhome takes Manhattan
Bloomberg Businessweek
An editor for Businessweek agrees to drive a 30-foot Fleetwood Storm through Manhattan to deliver it to an exposition in midtown. He concedes that, although the $105,000 vehicle lacks the fit and finish of a luxury car, it has a few things a Ferrari doesn’t, like three flat-screen TVs and a surprisingly roomy shower.
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Thor acquires RV manufacturer K-Z Inc.
South Bend Tribune
Thor Industries, one of the largest RV makers in the United States, got larger on April 17 when it announced that it’s buying K-Z Inc. of Shipshewana for about $53.4 million. The transaction is expected to close May 1. This is Thor’s fourth major purchase since last summer.
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Family, employees sign beam as new General RV headquarters nears completion
Daily Tribune
Red markers got a workout on April 18 in Wixom, MI, as 50 employees and family members signed their names to the final steel beam to be placed in the new General RV headquarters now under construction. The new headquarters — which will hold service bays for maintaining RVs, a showroom, sales areas and corporate offices — will open in early October.
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How does the Heartbleed bug affect your business?
By Ross Lancaster
Since the Heartbleed bug was confirmed April 7, it’s been called everything from a massive threat that puts nearly every piece of personal information on the Web at risk for theft, an overblown hazard and something that will "slow the Internet to a crawl." What exactly is Heartbleed, how serious is the risk, and how will it affect your business?
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A simple tool to make any employee perform better
CEO
Scott Moorehead, CEO of The Cellular Connection, was trying to think of words of wisdom that would help his employees do their jobs better when he realized, "What I really should be doing is asking them what I should do." So he did. He told them, "Yesterday you were a regional manager. Today you’re the CEO. What would you do to make the company better?" He was both pleased and depressed with their feedback.

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Recent survey reveals the trends behind those who brave the wild
The Spokesman-Review
According to the 2013 American Camper Report, an online survey of more than 42,000 Americans age 6 and older, the average camper went on 5.8 camping trips in 2012, up from five trips in 2011. "Busy at work" was the reason most people said they didn’t go camping. The other most common reason for not camping was a family commitment.

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RV transport companies need drivers
The Elkhart Truth
A shortage of drivers in Elkhart, IN is keeping scores of RVs on manufacturer lots. RV transport companies say they're having trouble finding drivers to deliver thousands of vehicles. About 2,000 new drivers are needed to transport 25,000 to 35,000 new RVs to dealerships around the country.

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The 2 questions every manager must ask
Harvard Business Review
When something seems too good to be true, it usually is. And management techniques, practices, and strategies are no different. When you read a business book or attend a presentation on a particular management practice, it’s a good habit to ask, "What might it not be good for? When might it not work? What could be its drawbacks?" If the presenter’s answer is, "There are none," a healthy dose of skepticism is warranted.
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How do I avoid being a micromanager?
Fast Company
You need to make sure things get accomplished but you don't want to be the boss whom everyone hates — the dreaded micromanager. Leadership coach Lolly Daskal and psychologist Art Markman offer advice in how to balance this tricky situation.
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