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RVDA News Brief
April 29, 2009

Apply Now for the RV Learning Center College Scholarship Program
from RVDA
The RV Learning Center is accepting applications for its 2009-2010 scholarship program. The RV Learning Center scholarship program awards $2,500 scholarships to deserving college sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting, or other RV related subjects. More    E-mail article

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RVDA Member Opens New Location
from the Longmont Times-Call
Despite the recession, people still need their recreation. That’s why Lakewood, CO-based Windish RV Center sees a golden opportunity in its new Del Camino location. While sales of towable RVs and motorhomes were down nationwide in 2008, Windish’s sales, based on total units sold, are increasing. More    E-mail article

Illinois Man Travels "Green" in RV
from the Chicago Tribune
In the past year, Brian Brawdy has logged more than 60,000 miles on his RV while traveling through 48 states, all for the sake of exploration -- and conservation. His adventure has found him trekking through Death Valley in 140-degree heat and kayaking next to alligators in the Everglades. More    E-mail article

What Famous Person Would You Like to Take on an RV Trip?
from PR Newswire
Barack Obama received the most votes for President of the United States, but he was the runner-up in a recent survey of RV owners by RVIA who were asked, "What living, famous person would you like to take with you on an RV trip?" More    E-mail article

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CleverQ™ Software is an intuitive benchmarking solution designed for executives and business managers. It enhances an organizations performance by giving users the ability to efficiently drill down into data sets, identify trends, facilitate decision-making, provide training, and arrange vital information into easy-to-use dashboards and scorecards. More

National Parks to Get Stimulus Money
from the Deseret News
The Obama administration celebrated Earth Day last week by announcing $750 million worth of stimulus-funded projects to improve national parks and monuments. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said, "These projects — at places like Ellis Island in New York and Dinosaur National Monument in Utah — are ready to go and will create jobs in communities across the country." More    E-mail article

Register for the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo and Book Your Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for $95/Night!
from RVDA/RV Learning Center
The most important dealer meeting in our industry’s history is more affordable than ever before. After you register for the 2009 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, don't forget to book your hotel room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for just $95/night. More    E-mail article

Susan Boyle: A Lesson in Talent Management
from the Harvard Business Journal
Good managers help their employees succeed in whatever role they happen to be in. Great managers see the unique talents of each employee, and then create the role that's a perfect vehicle for those talents. Great managers remove the obstacles that prevent their employees from unleashing their talent. And they make sure each employee has the right opportunities, the right stage, and the right audience to be fully appreciated. More    E-mail article

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