Mid-Atlantic States Mark 20th Anniversary

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February 21, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

The Mid-Atlantic Coastal States Conference for Campground Owners is scheduled for March 8-9 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Del.

Campground owners and operators from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia will celebrate the 20th anniversary of this multi-state event with a “be dazzled” conference theme. The expo will be held on Wednesday, March 9, with approximately 35 exhibitors, according to a news release.

Four Certified Park Operator (CPO)-sanctioned educational sessions are scheduled and will be facilitated by some of the industry’s most recognizable names. Eric Stumberg of TengoInternet will discuss the future of wireless internet, "Using YouTube to Build Your Business and Low or No Cost Guerilla Marketing" will be taught by Evanne Schmarder of Roadabode Productions and Jeff Sims, director of membership and government affairs for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), CPO, will speak on ARVC partnership and national/state initiatives.

Park owners and operators will have an opportunity to network and enjoy one another’s company at two show-stopping evening events including the Tuesday night private performance – Tribute to Frank Sinatra – held in the resort’s Fire & Ice Lounge. Wednesday evening State Executives Deb Carter, CPO, Maryland Association of Campgrounds (MAC) and Jay and Marji Otto, New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA), present “Get Bedazzled in Dover” at the 20th Anniversary Gala. Attendees are encouraged to dress in black and/or white and wear plenty of “bling” (showy, glam jewelry and accessories) in accordance with the theme and décor.

As always, there will be a sweepstakes – Bedazzled in Dover Sweepstakes – where participants do not need to be present to win. This year’s sweeps will offer “gems” numbered from 1-100 at $15 per number with prizes ranging from $1 to $400. The annual auction will feature a number of valuable business and personal items. Both are held for the betterment and education of the association membership and all support in the form of donations or participation is appreciated.

The Dover International Speedway is home to NASCAR’s famous Monster Mile and a group track tour, back by popular demand, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m.

An early bird registration discount is available until Feb. 26. For more information about the 20th Anniversary Mid-Atlantic Coastal States Conference for Campground Owners, to register to attend, participate in the sweeps and auction or obtain details of the educational seminars contact NJCOA Executive Directors Jay and Marji Otto at (609) 465-8444 or

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