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RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

RVDA Announces New Speaker for Two Workshops at Convention/Expo

Wed Sep 13, 2017

150056571218497.jpgFairfax, Va. - Jody Urquhart, a highly sought-after funny motivational speaker and author, will present two hour-long education workshops in the Dealer/GM Track at the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. The convention/expo is the premier education and networking event for North American RV dealers. It takes place at Bally’s in Las Vegas from Nov. 6-10.

Urquhart’s RVDA speaker page is located on the convention website complete with a video preview of both sessions.

In the Dealer/GM Track, Urquhart will present “The Nerve to Serve, Say Hello to Humor and Goodbye to Burnout!” at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9. By demonstrating how humor helps sustain control, positivity and maintains balance and perspective, dealers will learn to effectively and inexpensively counter stress, improve morale and create a work environment that is friendlier, less stressful and more productive.

Urquhart’s second education workshop, “This Would be Funny...If it Wasn't Happening to Me!” promises to be a hilarious and provocative presentation with strategies for dealing with stress instead of running and hiding. Attendees will leave this session ready to embrace challenges and engage others with new ideas, innovation and conviction. The workshop also takes place on Thursday, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The convention is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and each year the Convention Committee focuses on featuring new presenters like Urquhart to keep the content relevant and fresh for dealers.

The convention will also feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability. Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact Julie Newhouse at 703-364-5518 or send an e-mail to jnewhouse@rvda.org.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention for regular updates as the convention approaches. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.