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Aug. 19, 2009

RV Learning Center Launches 2009 Convention Scholarship Program
from RV Learning Center/RVDA
The RVDA Education Foundation’s RV Learning Center will award 10, $500 scholarships to the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas, NV, Oct 6-9, 2009. These scholarships are made available through the generous support of Greeneway, Inc., an RV dealership in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. More
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Visits to National Parks on the Rise
from the National Park Service
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that America’s national parks are seeing more visitors in 2009 than a year earlier, according to visitation information collected by the National Park Service (NPS). "America’s national parks and public lands provide affordable and accessible recreational opportunities from coast to coast," said Secretary Salazar. More
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DSI Survey Underway: Provides Valuable Information to Dealers/Manufacturers
from RVDA
For the 16th consecutive year, RVDA will ask dealers to express their level of satisfaction with their manufacturers and/or specific brands, confidentially, through the association’s Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey. More
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Elkhart Mayor Sees Rebound Coming
from Public Radio International
Dick Moore, mayor of Elkhart, IN, was on hand to see President Obama return to the struggling capital of the R.V. industry in order to commit stimulus funds for the making of electric cars. I am very optimistic that that will come back. Of course, we are trying to diversify here, look for industries that are not reliant upon the RV industry," he said. More
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Retired Couple Gives Up House for Life on Wheels
from the Pocono Record
You can't hide from a spouse in a camper. Good thing Jim Caverly and wife Jeanne Meyer-Caverly usually get along so well. The couple, formerly of Stroudsburg, Pa., now of Everywhere, U.S.A., live full time in a RV. More
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Wheel Estate
from the Shelby County Reporter
Debbie Blackburn yearned for an easier way of living after her husband passed away from cancer. “I realized I wanted things simple,” Blackburn said. She and her husband owned an RV they used to take on family trips. Blackburn said she realized a similar set up might just work full-time. More
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What Managers Really Do
from The Wall Street Journal
Managers, to Henry Mintzberg's way of thinking, don't get enough respect. While plenty is written about leadership these days, Dr. Mintzberg, who is the Cleghorn professor of management studies at McGill University and a well-known management scholar, finds that there is surprisingly little serious study of managers and the essential work they do in organizations. More
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