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Colorado Association Plans Busy Convention

March 22, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

CCLOA eyes 2011 convention

The Colorado Campground and Lodging Owners Association (CCLOA) will host its annual convention and trade show April 5-7 in Montrose, Colo.

The three-day event, to be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, will include more than a dozen educational seminars and cracker barrel discussions; a trade show; networking events; a dinner banquet with silent and live auctions; and guided tours of several campgrounds, including Jellystone Park of the Black Canyon, Cedar Creek RV Park, Montrose RV Resort, plus visits to Bright Leaf Solar Co. and The Colorado Yurt Co., according to a news release.

The educational sessions include presentations on the future of the RV industry by Jeff Sims, director of membership and government affairs for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), as well as an update on ARVC and a session on campground marketing by Barb Youmans, the association’s senior director of administration and education.

State Sen. Al White will provide an overview of the Colorado Tourism Office and how it benefits the campground and lodging industries, while Janine Roberts, vice president of Denver-based Tradavo, provides a seminar on how to increase your store business.

Bryan Jordan, president of VistaWorks, will provide an update on smart phones and how to market your business in the mobile world.

The convention also includes several sessions on green energy, including a class on recycling energy by William Weideman of Peak Energy Technology; a session on geothermal energy by the Delta/Montrose Electric Association; and a seminar on cutting edge solar energy by Bright Leaf Solar Co.

Breakfast buffets, lunches, cocktail hours and one banquet dinner will also be provided.

The annual CCLOA board of directors meeting will take place April 8.

CCLOA has 53 members. For more information, please contact Dana Foran at (970) 259-1899 or visit www.campcolorado.com.

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