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Visit RVDA's booth at the National RV Trade Show
RVDA
Learn more about RVDA's new member benefit, the AchieveLinks rewards program, offered through the Society of Certified RV Professionals, when you visit Booth 433 at next week's show in Louisville. An AchieveLinks representative will be on hand to answer questions from noon-3 p.m. next Tuesday, Dec. 2. You can also preview the new 11th edition Service Management Guide, updated by RVDA Service Consultant Tony Yerman.
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2014 convention/expo is past, but education opportunities continue
RVDA
The 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is over, but you can still get the benefits of the information that was presented during the workshops. Links to selected workshop PowerPoint presentations are posted on the convention website under the Resources menu as "presentations." To get information about sessions you missed or to share the educational experience with others, audio presentations are also available for order.
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Body specialty course now available through the RV Learning Center
Mike Molino RV Learning Center
RV service technicians now have a specialty course available that will prepare them for certification in RV body repair. The course, which is offered by RVIA through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, costs $69 and takes an average of 10-15 hours to complete. There are now five specialty courses available: body, appliances, chassis, electrical systems and plumbing. Techs who hold all five specialties and meet a time-in-service requirement become Master Certified RV Technicians. An alternate path to that title is to take the comprehensive test that covers all subjects required for certification or master certification.
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Are you prepared to compliantly return or dispose of airbags?
KPA
Millions of vehicles have already been affected by the Takata airbag recall. As a dealer, it will be your responsibility to safely and compliantly return or dispose of those airbags when they're replaced in your facility. View your state's specific airbag disposal and recycling recommendations today to learn how.
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Ram 1500 wins Motor Trend's 2015 half-ton pickup shootout
Chrysler Group LLC via WCMH-TV
Three contenders — the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, 2015 Ford F150, and 2015 Ram 1500 — were put through their paces to determine the top dog in the highly competitive half-ton segment, and the Ram was named the winner. Motor Trend judges argued long and hard over the trucks' merits but were particularly impressed with the Ram EcoDiesel's "excellent ride quality both loaded and empty ... ease in towing, comfortable and refined interior, and best-in-test fuel economy," according to associate editor Scott Evans.
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Is this the right time to buy these 2 RV stocks?
Seeking Alpha
The stocks of two RV manufacturers — Winnebago and Thor — have underperformed the market year-to-date. Historic data show that RV stocks correlate to economic growth. Since the economy is growing, says this analyst, these two RV stocks are also poised to grow.
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Cigar lounge goes mobile — with a 1974 Airstream Land Yacht RV
Crain's Detroit Business
Two brothers have turned a 1974 Airstream Land Yacht RV into a mobile cigar lounge. Brian and Jason Maynard invested $50,000 to buy the Airstream and renovate it into the Cuban Missile Lounge. They're renting out the deluxe, cigar-stocked RV for bachelor and bachelorette parties, tailgate parties, fundraisers and private and corporate events.
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Cold weather increases risk of carbon monoxide poisoning
WITI-TV
Cold weather increases the number of individuals who wind up in the emergency room with carbon monoxide poisoning. Health officials are urging individuals to make sure their homes, cabins and RVs are equipped with battery-powered detectors, and to never use either gas or propane heaters in homes or RVs without ventilation.
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3 ways to turn the table on your customer
Inc.
Certain customers will do whatever it takes to delay closing the deal. They'll ask you questions they know the answer to just to delay a decision. This is when you need to move away from the traditional sales strategy. Here are some surprising tips for regaining control and speeding up deals that are dragging along.
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Managing company parties
KPA
Most office holiday parties end well, but occasionally they turn into an HR manager's worst nightmare. This HR consultant recalls the year she faced a tough decision after an incident at the annual winter holiday party. Read how she handled it and keep the lesson in mind during this holiday season.
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33 creative ideas for small business holiday marketing
U.S. Small Business Administration
Whether you own a store, restaurant, service provider or even a B2B company, smart marketing can boost holiday sales. Here are 33 marketing ideas to get your holiday sales sizzling.
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What not to do when sending business holiday cards
Small Business Trends
As the holiday season approaches, businesses across the country are trying to decide whether to send holiday cards. They can be a productive use of resources, as long as they're done correctly. Messages must be appropriate for the recipients &dmash; are you sending to clients and customers, business partners or employees? Handwriting at least some element in the card, and choosing religiously neutral cards, are other necessities.
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5 unique ways to show thanks to your employees
Inc.
Many entrepreneurs neglect to offer adequate thanks to their employees. Show your gratitude in a meaningful way, and you may in turn be rewarded with employees who are more willing to go the extra mile. Here are five simple ideas that will speak volumes to your staff. One hint: Forget potluck meals. When employees have to supply the food themselves, it diminishes the gesture.
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