(Dec. 21, 2012) -- Kristina Wentzell, a Keene fine art oil painter, was vacationing in Maine this past summer when she discovered a 1966 DeCamp travel trailer for sale. She launched a fundraising campaign, then purchased and renovated the vehicle, writes The Union Leader.
(Dec. 21, 2012) -- More than 90 million U.S. residents age 16 and older participated in some form of wildlife-related recreation in 2011, up three percent from five years earlier, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Thursday. In total, wildlife recreationists spent $144.7 billion in 2011 on their activities, accounting for about one percent of the nation's gross domestic product.
(Dec. 21, 2012) -- "The jump in personal spending in November reinforces the view that the drop in October was more a reflection of disruptions related to Hurricane Sandy than an underlying pullback by the consumer," said Janzen.
(Dec. 21, 2012) -- Thor Industries, Inc. announced yesterday that its Champion Bus, Inc. subsidiary has purchased the bus operation assets of Federal Coach for $6.8 million in cash. Champion plans to move the assets and begin production of Federal Coach buses at its Imlay City, Mich., production facility in early calendar 2013.
(Dec. 21, 2012) -- Some managers have no problem with conflict -- some even seem to like it. They dive into any situation without worrying about hurt feelings or repercussions. For other managers, it’s more challenging. If conflict is really not your forte, you’ll want to make sure you aren’t subconsciously doing things to avoid it. Let’s say you notice some obvious performance issues from your most recent hire -- we’ll call him Hal.
(Dec. 21, 2012) -- The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) has begun to distribute 250,000 copies of the 2013 RV Travel and Camping Guide to Texas, a free, four-color glossy magazine that lists more than 350 campgrounds and RV resorts in Texas and surrounding states.
(Dec. 21, 2012) -- In 2005, Burlington RV built its state-of-the-art dealership, a 60,000-square-foot facility complete with a large training area with a partitioned full-service kitchen. This training facility is available to any company looking to offer a Midwest training location for any type of meeting or training needs.
(Dec. 21, 2012) -- Samlex America introduced several power products last month at the National RV Trade Show that can help keep RV batteries fully charged and deliver the clean, consistent power that most electronic devices require.
(Dec. 20, 2012) -- Linsalata Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired StagParkway, Inc., from Ares Capital Corporation . The acquisition of StagParkway is the first platform investment in the recently raised Linsalata Capital Partners Fund VI, L.P. (LinCap VI), a $427 million fund focused on lower middle market transactions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
(Dec. 20, 2012) -- The officially licensed university began enrolling its first students this fall, and the number of people signing up for classes has surpassed expectations, said Randy Sobel, owner of Sobel Associates. "We definitely uncovered a need in our community. Every day we get another group of people either asking for information or signing up for classes," he told RV Daily Report.