Mid-Atlantic Conference Set for Dover March 8-9
The 19th Annual Mid-Atlantic Coastal States Campground Conference is quickly approaching.
Vendors are filling up the trade show room nicely and registrations from delegates have been coming in steadily, according to a news release from conference organizers Jay and Marji Otto, New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA) executive directors. The conference will take place March 8-9 at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Del., home of NASCAR’s Monster Mile and winter harness racing.
Monday night’s dinner will take place trackside during the harness racing with one of the nights events named for the conference. Photos will be taken in the winners’ circle with campground association officers from the three states of New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware who organized the conference.
Four CPO sessions will be presented during the two-day conference along with five meals.
ARVC Chairman David L. Berg will be in attendance and provide opening remarks and present a session on “WOWing the Customer.”
A representative from the U.S. Access Board will present an update on the new recreation requirements in the Disability Act. Roxi Baxley will instruct attendees on social media. Joe Murray, an ARVC presenter at the 2009 and 2008 In-Sites, will give tips on cash flow methods to save taxes. He will be assisted by G. Thomas William, a lawyer from Philadelphia.
This year’s theme is a “Walk Down Memory Lane” and is a tribute to the many themes the conference has presented over the years. Attendees may come in costume from any one or more of the past themes such as Survivor, Halloween, Mardi Gras, County Western, and pajama party. Prizes will be awarded based on participation and audience appeal.
For delegates who arrive early, a tour of the NASCAR Monster Mile Track will take place Monday morning before the conference begins. This year’s conference event will be better then ever, the Ottos said, Attendance is open to any campground operator or potential owners from any state. Past conferences have had campground owners from Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
For more information contact Jay or Marji Otto at (609) 465-8444 or by e-mail at NJCOA@comcast.net.