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RVDA News Brief
Oct. 22, 2008

Actor Matthew McConaughey Shows Off His Airstream
from the Austin American-Statesman
In the November issue of Architectural Digest magazine, actor Matthew McConaughey is showing off something other than his famous abs. This time around, the sometimes Austin, TX, resident is giving us a peek at his funky Airstream trailer. More

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Open for Business: Winter Texans Returning
from The Monitor
They return every year, flocking south in droves to flee the northern winter and spending trailer loads of cash along the way. Some RV parks catering to winter Texans, such as Mission Bell RV Resort, are fully booked. More

RV Technician Certification Preparation Available Online When You Need It
from RVDA
Get ready to get certified! The RV Technician Certification Preparation Course is an interactive self-study course. It combines text, audio, graphics, video, and a mentor-led technician community forum. Technicians receive immediate feedback about their comprehension of the concepts presented in the course through chapter and section quizzes. More

Southern University Opens RV Park Built for Tailgaters
from Louisiana Weekly
Southern University unveiled Ballentine Plaza, a new RV park for tailgating, adjacent to A.W. Mumford Stadium, this month. The park is named in honor of Southern University alumnus and longtime football fan, Wardell Ballentine. Flanked by his wife Josie, Ballentine said, “Thank you for providing a special place for us to continue doing what we do best.” More

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KOA’s Jim Rogers to Lead RV Learning Center Louisville Workshop on "Great" Customer Service
from RVDA
Kampgrounds of America’s Chairman and CEO Jim Rogers will show RV dealers how to take their entire dealership to the next of level of customer satisfaction and loyalty during his special workshop Monday, Dec. 1 in Louisville. More

A Reason for Not Believing
from SalesForceXP
Most salespeople who are unmotivated aren't salespeople for long, but a few somehow stick around. Sales trainer Dave Anderson says consider these five points before you write off a person as being "un-motivatable." More

Video: Tips on Decision Making Strategies
from the Wall Street Journal
Top CEOs talk about how to make good business decisions. With his new book, "Judgement," Professor Noel Tichy shares some of those experiences. He joins WSJ's Erin White to talk about his book and offer a few decision-making tips. More


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Brasher’s Northwest is a full service Specialty Auction offering over 550 RV, Marine & PowerSport units monthly. All units cross live auction blocks. Every unit is offered online via AuctionPipeline. Photos & condition reports are available online. Complete reconditioning facilities are available. More

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