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RV dealers say Expo at RVDA convention is a one stop "Business Builder" for their dealerships
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RV dealers who attend the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo tell RVDA that the exhibit hall gives them a jump on their competition by providing access to new products to build their business. Dealers say exhibitors also offer money-saving specials during convention, which can easily pay for the cost of attending. More

RVDA dealer is rolling along
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Rex Floyd and his RV dealership have survived seven recessions since 1969. Not only has Floyd’s dealership survived, but it has since thrived, expanding a dozen times in the last four decades. What started out as a small RV lot with $2,200 in inventory has grown into a 20-acre dealership, with a busy service department, a 100-space storage area, and more than 20 employees. More

RV sales are revving up
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If you're looking for signs the economy's recovering, you'll find them in Elkhart County, IN, where 70 percent of the nation's RVs are built. Jayco, the nation's third largest RV maker, is building twice as many trailers and motor homes as it did a year ago. It's also hiring back many of the workers it furloughed during the recession. Marketing director Sid Johnson calls his business a good economic indicator. More

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RV Learning Center accepting applications for its college scholarship program
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Applications for the RV Learning Center Scholarship are being accepted for the 2010-2011 school year. The deadline to submit your application is June 4. More

Federal government releases $3.5 million to help RV workers
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The U.S. Department of Labor says it is releasing $3.5 million from an emergency grant to provide services to workers hit by layoffs in the RV industry. The grant announced last week is part of $10.3 million in aid approved in September 2008, of which $3.5 million was initially released to assist about 900 of the more than 2,000 workers affected by RV layoffs. More

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Additional fee-free days announced on Earth Day
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To mark the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and to celebrate the launch of the Obama Administration’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced last week a schedule of free admission days to many of the lands managed by the Interior. All national parks, national wildlife refuges, and many areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management will offer free admission on June 5-6, Aug. 14-15, Sept. 25 (Public Lands Day), and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). More

How to keep your top talent
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Practically every company these days has some form of program designed to nurture its rising stars. With good reason--these high-achieving individuals can have an enormous impact on business results. Programs aimed at this class of talent are usually organized around some sort of annual nomination process and offer targeted leadership-development opportunities such as business rotations and special stretch assignments. But despite the prevalence of these programs, most haven’t delivered much in the way of results. More


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