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RVDA News Brief
Oct. 29, 2008

RVing Leaves Smaller Carbon Footprint than Traditional Vacation
from the CNW Group
A new study which compares total carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) demonstrates that RV vacations are more environmentally friendly than vacations involving flying, driving, and hotel stays. More

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Family of Five Moves into RV and Takes Their Life on the Road
from iReport
This is the story of Jason Chinchen his wife Kara, and three young children, Kaleb 10, Anika 7, and Avery 4. After both had lost their jobs due to the strained economy, they decided to sell their belongings, buy an RV, and hit the road. More

Gas Prices Drop Record Amount
from CNN
A 53-cent drop in gas prices over the last two weeks has set another record, and the publisher of a national survey predicts that prices will continue to decline – but at a slower pace. The average price of self-serve, unleaded gas in the U.S. as of Friday was $2.78 a gallon, compared to $3.31 on Oct. 10, said Trilby Lundberg, publisher of the nationwide Lundberg Survey. More

KOA's Jim Rogers to Lead Louisville Workshop "Survive and Thrive: Strategies for Success in Uncertain Times"
from RVDA
Kampgrounds of America's (KOA) Chairman and CEO Jim Rogers will discuss how concentrating on customer satisfaction and loyalty can help dealers “Survive and Thrive” in uncertain times during a special workshop Monday, Dec. 1 in Louisville, KY. More

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RVDA Explores Lending Options; Compiles "Lenders Toolbox" for Dealers
from RVDA
RVDA’s Board of Delegates discussed the availability of retail and wholesale financing for the RV industry at their meeting on Tuesday, September 23, held in conjunction with the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. More

RVIA Delays Two 2009 Trouble Shooter Clinics
from RVDA
RVIA’s Education Department has postponed the Trouble Shooter Clinics (TSC) scheduled to take place in early 2009 in Bethlehem, PA, and Waco, TX. The TSC slated for March 9-13 in Elkhart, IN will continue as planned. More

Effective Leadership Image Critical to Job Performance
from Chief Learning Officer
Image — the perception that others form of you as a result of the impression you make on them — has a significant correlation to perceptions of leadership skill and the ability to perform on the job, according to research from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a global leadership education and research organization. "Your ability to project an authentic leadership presence in the eyes of employees, customers, other important constituencies and the general public is closely related to your ability to do your job well," said Corey Criswell, CCL. More


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