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LCI Hosts Ind. Governor’s Job Initiative Launch

August 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb addresses the media, state and local elected officials at Lippert Components (Photo by J. Tyler Klassen) Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb selected Elkhart County — the RV Capitol of the World — as a fitting site to unveil today (Aug. 17) his NextLevel Jobs initiative that is built to train, attract and retain the workers that the state desperately needs. During his presentation at Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc., Holcomb addressed some startling facts. Of particular... Read more

Campgrounds Near Eclipse Ready For Cosmic Fun

August 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

On both ends of the “Path of Totality”, campgrounds and RV resorts are making the most of this unique phenomenon. From coast to coast campers are flocking to the path where they can witness the eclipse in its entirety. It seems there is no shortage of space-themed parties and witty titled events taking place on Aug. 21 across U.S. campgrounds. Whether young or old, there are events and watch parties to satisfy the stargazer in everyone. At Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Nashville, Tenn., space-themed... Read more

LCI Volunteers Step Up At Michigan Care Camp

Lippert Components Charitable Giving Team volunteered at Camp Catch A Rainbow, in Mich., this past week. Lippert Components Charitable Giving Team volunteered this week, Aug. 7-11,  at Camp Catch A Rainbow, a “stunning” 1,200 acre YMCA camp in Jackson, Mich. The camp is supported in part by Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Care Camps, a system of 129 specialized summer camps, located throughout North America, that provide week-long summer camp experiences to children with cancer and, in some cases,... Read more

Hatteras Parks Owners Won’t Soon Forget 2017

A view from above Camp Hatteras, which was severely impacted by a power outage at the end of July. Cape Hatteras tourism business operators won’t soon forget the startling July 27 power outage. The outage plunged North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a popular vacation spot, into darkness and triggered a mass evacuation to the mainland at the very peak of the popular vacation area’s summer season. Attributed to a construction mishap that knocked out the main power line, the issue was finally resolved... Read more

Quiggle Joins G&G Media as Editor of Woodall’s

Ben Quiggle Ben Quiggle, 34, has joined the G&G Media Group LLC staff as editor of Woodall’s Campground Management (WCM), the nation’s only independent print publication serving the RV park and campground business. In that role, Quiggle replaces Justin Leighty, another former newspaper man who passed away in a June 27 traffic mishap. A Jamestown, N.Y., native who grew up in Coldwater, Mich., Quiggle attended Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va., before obtaining a journalism degree... Read more

Jellystone Parks, ‘RVshare’ Launch Partnership

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts and RVshare.com announced a strategic partnership designed to make renting RVs and planning camping trips faster and easier. Through the partnership, campjellystone.com will become a “one-stop shop” for camping where consumers can book rental RVs and Jellystone Park sites. Rentals can be picked up by the consumer and driven to the park. Some owners will even set up the RV for the camper. “With the dramatic growth of RV camping, this new relationship... Read more

Zinke: Public-Private Partnerships Vital To Parks

July 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Forging public-private partnerships is the key to accelerating the modernization of America’s outdated, Eisenhower-era national parks with the end result being “a better parks experience all Americans could enjoy for the next 100 years,” U.S. Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke said repeatedly during a day-long event Tuesday (July 18) in Washington, D.C., as part of the Trump Administration’s “Made in America” week. The day began with Zinke meeting with members of the Outdoor Recreation Industry... Read more

Sec. Zinke Touts Partnerships at D.C. Roundtable

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke oversees Tuesday’s roundtable. Also shown (L) Ind. Sen. Todd Young and Ind. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski At a Tuesday (July 18) event with members of Indiana’s Congressional delegation, and representatives from America’s outdoor recreation industry, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced his intent to create a new advisory committee that will focus on expanding public-private partnerships on America’s public lands. According to a statement,... Read more

Solar Eclipse Becoming a Major Camping Event

July 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Hopkinsville, Ky., prepares for solar eclipse crowd (Photo by Tab Brockman) Communities from Oregon to South Carolina are preparing for an influx of visitors Aug. 21 — many of them pulling or driving RVs — to experience the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the U.S. in nearly 100 years. Some 12.2 million people in 14 states will be in the path of totality after the eclipse reaches the Continental United States between Portland and Salem, Ore., at 7:16 a.m. EDT, and concludes southeast... Read more

AGS Cares Donates $155K to Charities For 2017

The AGS Cares Program made more than $155,000 in cash and in-kind donations during the first six months of this year to various charities that work to improve the lives of children, veterans, impoverished people and animals, both here and overseas. According to a press release, the donations included $39,538 in cash and $116,460 in-kind contributions, mainly donated advertising space in guest guides designed by AGS. “Our goal was $250,000 cash and in-kind donations for the year, so we are well... Read more

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