attended as buyers look to fulfill their RV Lifestyle dream. Show producers are reporting that consumers are indeed interested in making purchases and that the general mood out there is up-beat.
I would like to remind you that RBC is our association’s Endorsement Partner for RV retail financing. Please give them an opportunity to look at your loan applications. In these economic times, it really is nice to know that we have a strong relationship in place with this lending facility and that the Canadian RV consumer has access to one of the best retail financing programs available.
During more difficult economic times, it is easy for businesses to begin viewing education as an expense and not an investment. But I want to urge you to continue investing in your business, in your people, so that you can emerge from this dip even stronger. This year’s RV Dealers International Convention / Expo will be taking place the week of November 7th in Las Vegas, NV.
We will have additional registration incentives available to Canadian dealers so make sure you review the registration materials as they come out in the next few weeks. Don’t delay in Gearing Up for your Success!
As well, if you are looking for additional educational tools or opportunities, don’t forget to consult the RV Learning Center on-line. There are numerous resources available to you for all of your dealership departments. Given that time is so valuable these days, on-line training is one of the best ways to bring the training you need to your dealership. Visit www.rvlearningcenter.com to see what opportunities await you.
I would like to remind you that the National RV Payroll Survey has been sent to your inbox. Please make sure you participate in the 2015 edition. The 2015 Survey should look cleaner and more concise. Based on your feedback, we have added the option to report the earnings either with average monthly earnings or average hourly rate. By completing the Survey, you will not only gain access to an invaluable compensation assessment tool for our industry but you will also assist us in confidently quoting accurate statistics about our industry. All data is kept anonymous. As an incentive if you complete the Survey by March 4, 2016, you will be entered into a draw for a $100 RBC VISA gift card.
In January, we sent out a short survey about your intentions for attending the 2016 National RV Trade show in Louisville. We hope that you will take the time to respond as your responses will help us with the planning of events such as our Canada Night Dinner and your input is really appreciated. Let us know what type of entertainment you prefer, if any, so that we can tailor the program to best suit your needs.
Sam Parks, Chairman of the Board
RVDA of Canada