Small business owners feeling less optimistic

(Sept. 1, 2015) -- “Although the economy as seen through the eyes of America's small businesses has improved over the last year, recent trends show that small businesses overall are feeling less optimistic about the future," said Lieber. “Expectations about future economic conditions have been on a five-month decline, and hiring expectations have declined slightly since March.”

AGS Creates Text Format to Aid KOA Care Camps

Campgrounds too often use site maps solely to communicate park rules and regulations when they can also be used as guest guides that showcase everything there is to see and do at the park and in the surrounding area. Realizing the often-untapped marketing opportunities that exist with site maps, Billings, Mont.-based Kampgrounds of America Inc. […]

RVIA Members Elect 8 to Board of Directors Seats

Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) members elected eight members to the Board of Directors in the association elections that took place in August. In the election for five manufacturer seats, Paul Cassidy, vice president of sales and service for Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc., Jack Cole, president of Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. and Tim Tiffin, general manager […]

Patrick Acquires Key Wood Supplier to RV Market

Patrick Industries Inc. announced today (Sept. 1) that it has completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Edwardsburg, Mich.-based North American Forest Products Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, North American Moulding LLC (collectively, “North American”). The Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier reported in a news release that North American is a major manufacturer […]

SLIDESHOW: Caravan Salon 2015 gets Underway

Editor’s Note: To view a slideshow from the opening weekend at Caravan Salon scroll to the right side of the home page. The Caravan Salon 2015 in Düsseldorf, Germany, which started Aug. 29 and runs through Sept. 6 and will welcome some 175,000 visitors, is one of the world’s largest consumer RV shows. According […]