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Hundreds Gather For WACO Convention & Expo

March 21, 2018 by · 1 Comment 

The 2018 WACO convention drew in hundreds. Widely recognized as one of the marquee events in the campground industry, the 2018 Wisconsin Association of Campground Owner’s (WACO) 2018 Convention didn’t disappoint as it attracted several hundred attendees from more than 125 campgrounds in Canada and eight different states, plus nearly 200 vendors in the trade show portion of the event. Held March 14-18, at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis., the convention featured... Read more

‘Camaraderie’ Marks ’18 ARVC Mich. Conference

March 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Keynote Speaker Amy Wirtz talks to attendees at the ARVC Michigan conference. With about 100 people from 75 or so campgrounds in attendance, officials with the Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds of Michigan (ARVC Michigan) said they were pleased with the turnout for the 45th Annual Conference & Expo. Held March 18-20 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich., the conference featured a full slate of educational seminars, membership and board meetings, live and silent... Read more

ARVC Michigan 45th Conference Now Underway

March 19, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

ARVC Michigan President Tim Wilcox speaks during the ARVC Michigan conference. The Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds of Michigan’s (ARVC Michigan) 45th Annual Conference & Expo officially got underway Sunday (March 18) with a full day of seminars, presentations and a cracker barrel discussion. Held at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich., the conference resumes today with another full day of seminars, plus a keynote presentation by Amy Wirtz on how listening... Read more

Well-Attended ‘WACO’ Convention is Underway

March 15, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

WACO Convention featured “Best Idea” cracker barrel Highlighted by a full day of educational seminars and an evening of exchanging “best ideas,” the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owner’s (WACO) 2018 Convention got underway yesterday (March 14) at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis. Set to run through Sunday, the event includes another day-and-a-half of seminars, a two-day trade show, and a variety of fundraisers. Deemed the largest campground convention... Read more

Mich. ARVC Readying For Conference & Expo

February 23, 2018 by · 1 Comment 

For most Michiganders, the first signs of spring are grass poking through melting snow, robins looking for nesting material and fishing shanties breaking through thin ice. For Michigan campground owners, the first sign that spring is just around the corner is the annual Conference & Expo, hosted by the Michigan Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC Michigan). Set for March 18-20 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, the Conference & Expo is the association’s... Read more

Friends & Colleagues Salute Fore’s Retirement

February 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Gregg Fore addresses attendees at his retirement party. A crowd of friends, family and colleagues gathered last night (Feb. 20) at the Elcona Country Club in Bristol, Ind., to celebrate the official retirement of industry executive Gregg Fore, who stepped down as president of Elkhart supplier Dicor Corp. at the end of 2017, a little more than a year after he and his partners sold their interest in the firm to Wichita, Kan.-based Airxcel Inc. Fore spent almost 20 years with Coachmen Industries Inc.... Read more

Despite Snow, Detroit RV Show Officials Pleased

February 12, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently only a major snowstorm could prevent another record-setting crowd at a consumer RV show this year. Significant snowfall on four of the five-day Detroit Camper & RV Show kept people at home as officials reported a 25% drop compared to the previous year’s show. Hosted by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), a little more than 20,000 people attended the 52nd Annual Detroit RV Show, which was Feb. 7-11 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi,... Read more

Concept For Revamped RV Trade Show Is Unveiled

February 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer lays out the concept for new trade show at the HOF (Photos by Shawn Spence). While a number of details were still to be determined, a crowd approaching 100 RV industry executives and managers witnessed the concept for the new RV trade show, set to debut in the spring of 2019, during a presentation Tuesday (Feb. 6) at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. While acknowledging most details will emerge over the next several months as officials continue developing... Read more

Detroit Camper & RV Show is Expecting Big Crowd

January 29, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Based on a host of favorable factors – including a rare override of the governor’s sales tax veto – officials at the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) are expecting a huge turnout for the 52nd Annual Detroit Camper & RV Show, slated to run Feb. 7-11 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. MARVAC Director Darren Ing told RVBUSINESS.com  that the Jan. 17 vote by the Republican-led Michigan Legislature to override Gov. Rick Snyder’s... Read more

Industry Reflects On Louisville Decision At FRVTA

January 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Tampa Show attendees were shoulder-to-shoulder Wednesday While yesterday (Jan. 17) was noteworthy in that the opening day of the Florida RV SuperShow, the annual industry event in Tampa, Fla., was marked by shoulder-to-shoulder crowds throughout most of the day, the buzz among the manufacturers, suppliers and dealers working the show was the news that morning that the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., was to be replaced with a “completely new” event set to take place in early 2019.  Commenting... Read more

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