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RVWA Celebrates Successful 2022 at Holiday Happy Hour
December 4, 2022
RVWA Celebrates Successful 2022 at Holiday Happy Hour

RVWA Celebrates Successful 2022 at Holiday Happy Hour by Rick Kessler | Dec 2, 2022 From left: Denise Chariya of THOR Industries, Susan Carpenter of B&B Molders, Brandie Beam of Lippert, Tracy Anglemeyer of the RV Technical Institute, and Pamela Vandermel of Lippert. The RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) capped off an active and successful 2022 Thursday night (Dec. 1) during...

RVWA Hosts Holiday Happy Hour
November 11, 2022
RVWA Hosts Holiday Happy Hour

The RV Women’s Alliance in partnership with WAY Interglobal will be hosting a Holiday Happy Hour on Thursday, December 1stfrom 5:30 – 7:30pm. The event will include light snacks, holiday fun, and plenty of networking in WAY’s brand-new facility located in Elkhart, IN.   “WAY has been a great supporter of the RV Women’s Alliance and...

RV certification program for women looking at expansion
October 31, 2022
RV certification program for women looking at expansion

A pilot program in Elkhart designed to bring more women into the recreational vehicle industry has proven successful, and plans are already in place for growth. The RV Women’s Alliance, based in the St. Joseph County town of Osceola, partnered with the RV Technical Institute in Elkhart to establish the first all-female technician’s certification program....

Coming To A Campground Near You: Female RV Techs
October 28, 2022
Coming To A Campground Near You: Female RV Techs

Lisa Chaney, Brie Miller, and Renae Monroe are just a few of the recent graduates of the RV Technical Institute’s All-Female Level 1 Certification Program who have their sights set on providing mobile tech services while touring the country. “I would like to be a more frequent RVer, so I can earn extra money in...

Great Careers Await Female RV Technicians
October 28, 2022
Great Careers Await Female RV Technicians

When the first all-female class met at the RV Technical Institute to learn and earn their Level 1 certification, the sponsors of the program had more in mind than just teaching the women about their RVs. Their goal, according to Director of Recruitment Tracey Anglemeyer, was to help get women techs into the RV industry....

RVWA Spotlight: Meet Natalie Conway of Ontario RVDA
October 21, 2022
RVWA Spotlight: Meet Natalie Conway of Ontario RVDA

Natalie Conway – RVing is fun on wheels, so enjoy the ride. Natalie Conway, executive director for the Ontario RV Dealers Association is inspired by adventure and opportunity. So, is it any wonder that her career brought her to the RV industry and the kind of people who curate adventure for everyone? Sometimes for Conway,...

RV Women’s Alliance Members Give Back to Care Camps And The Boys and Girls Club
October 19, 2022
RV Women’s Alliance Members Give Back to Care Camps And The Boys and Girls Club

The RV Women’s Alliance Board made a commitment to include community service aspects to their events for 2022, a commitment that was put into action during last month’s Elkhart Open House. During the RV Women’s Alliance Breakfast on Tuesday, September 27, attendees were asked to write a note of inspiration to Care Camps Campers as...

Mentorship Program Launched By RV Women’s Alliance
October 19, 2022
Mentorship Program Launched By RV Women’s Alliance

Providing a forum for successful mentoring relationships has been part of the RV Women’s Alliance strategic plan since its founding. After a successful pilot program in 2022, the Alliance is officially launching a full mentorship program for 2023.   “We consistently hear from members that they want education and networking to help them thrive in...

‘Champions of Women’ Shine at RV Women’s Alliance Awards
October 19, 2022
‘Champions of Women’ Shine at RV Women’s Alliance Awards

From left: RV Women’s Alliance President Susan Carpenter, left, with Kim Gregory of Coach-Net; the Winnebago Industries team; and Alyssa Cox of Forest River Inc. RVWA President Susan Carpenter with Debbie Brunoforte, President of Little Dealer, Little Prices, a Campers Inn Company. Brunoforte received the Trailblazer Award of Lifetime Achievement, RVWA’s highest honor Capping off...

RVWA to Bestow ‘Trailblazer Award For Lifetime Achievement’
October 19, 2022
RVWA to Bestow ‘Trailblazer Award For Lifetime Achievement’

During the inaugural RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) Educational Symposium next week, the RVWA will recognize the Trailblazers of the RV industry at the Awards Dinner, the organization announced in a release. The RVWA Trailblazer Award For Lifetime Achievement recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the RV industry’s advancement while also paving the way...

RVWA ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ Honors Industry’s Rising Stars
October 19, 2022
RVWA ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ Honors Industry’s Rising Stars

The future of the RV industry depends on the cultivation of strong, creative, and hardworking women who will become tomorrow’s leaders in the RV industry, according to a release. In recognition of this, the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) is presenting the first ever Leader of Tomorrow Award during next week’s inaugural Educational Symposium. The RVWA...

RV Women’s Alliance Open House Breakfast a Sold Out Affair
October 19, 2022
RV Women’s Alliance Open House Breakfast a Sold Out Affair

Over 150 people attended the RVWA breakfast event. (Photos: Jim Mac/RVBusiness) The RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) held its second Elkhart RV Open House Breakfast Tuesday morning under a big tent pitched on the lawn of Lippert’s Corporate Headquarters, next to the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Featuring guest speaker Lauren Stockli, team lead at ITR Economics,...

RVWA Spotlight: Introducing Amy Verwey of Owasco RV Centre
October 19, 2022
RVWA Spotlight: Introducing Amy Verwey of Owasco RV Centre

Amy Verwey – The long way around the block is sometimes the best way Amy Verwey is probably right where a lot of people would expect her to be, filling the general manager job at her family owned dealership. But when you hear the full story of her career and understand the options that she...

RVWA Names Finalists for Trailblazers & Champions Awards
October 19, 2022
RVWA Names Finalists for Trailblazers & Champions Awards

From more than 60 nominations, the finalists for the inaugural RV Women’s Alliance’s (RVWA) Awards have been selected. One winner from each category will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 11, during the RV Women’s Alliance Education Symposium. “It was very inspiring to read the many nominations we received for each of the...

Member Spotlight: Amanda Bungartz
September 7, 2022
Member Spotlight: Amanda Bungartz

Amanda Bungartz  – RVing is about making your fondest memories. Growing up in Southern California as part of a family with a small pop-up camper turned Amanda Bungartz into an adult who “gets it”. Those experiences in the outdoors, the quiet time – and not-so-quiet time – with her family, the road trips all equipped...

Member Spotlight: Andrea Calhoun
September 7, 2022
Member Spotlight: Andrea Calhoun

Andrea Calhoun – Come Friday afternoon, everybody’s one big family. Andrea Calhoun has been in Elkhart, Ind., and around the RV industry long enough to know the good times and the tough times. She has seen the times like the industry now is enjoying where there is more business to be handled than there are...

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Pitcher
September 7, 2022
Member Spotlight: Jennifer Pitcher

Since Jennifer Pitcher joined the RV industry with Duo Form, Edwardsburg. Mich., about 13 years ago, she said there has rarely been a dull moment. With changing procedures and changing corporate partnerships and the changing face of customers it would be easy to think she could get dizzy trying to keep up with everything. But fortunately...

Member Spotlight: Lisa Carletti
September 7, 2022
Member Spotlight: Lisa Carletti

Lisa Carletti – Raising awareness and playing the match game in the RV industry Lisa and Jason Carletti The RV industry has seen a major boom over the past several years and the importance of RV inspections is becoming more and more mainstream. RVWA member Lisa Carletti and her husband Jason operate My RV Inspection,...

Member Spotlight: Stacy Bogart
September 7, 2022
Member Spotlight: Stacy Bogart

Stacy Bogart – Can you call it work when you love what you do? Stacy Bogart Stacy Bogart has a passion for all things outdoors. Not just the hiking and biking and beautiful vistas of our national parks, but the whole lifestyle of getting outdoors and having the freedom to go different places make her...

Member Spotlight: Kat Nelson
September 7, 2022
Member Spotlight: Kat Nelson

Kat Nelson – The future may be unseen, but it’s full of possibilities. Kat Nelson hasn’t been in the RV industry all that long. But in her four years with Camping World, she has progressed to finance director while working her way up from the finance department at the company’s Ocala, Fla., location. And she...

Mary Kelly to Keynote RVWA’s Fall Education Symposium
September 7, 2022
Mary Kelly to Keynote RVWA’s Fall Education Symposium

Renowned leadership expert, author and retired Naval Commander Mary Kelly will bring her keen insights and years of executive coaching to the keynote session at the RV Women’s Alliance’s (RVWA) inaugural Education Symposium, taking place Oct. 11-12 at The Renaissance at Schaumberg in Chicago. Sponsored by Lippert, Kelly will bring her research, laughter, and experience to...

Member Spotlight: Heather Ek
September 7, 2022
Member Spotlight: Heather Ek

Heather Ek – Changing outlook makes for more teamwork across the industry. Heather Ek had a tough start to the adult part of her life when she became a teen mother of a boy. She said she was determined, however, not to let that put her into the typical cycle of struggling to make a...

Member Spotlight: Tara Brock
September 7, 2022
Member Spotlight: Tara Brock

Tara Brock – A husband, two kids and a successful career? Time to go back to school. Tara Brock has learned some valuable lessons working for distributor Land ’N’ Sea. As RV sales manager for the East Coast, Brock has learned the ins and outs of the RV segment of the distribution business. Her initial...

RVTI Certification Program for Women Looking at Expansion
September 7, 2022
RVTI Certification Program for Women Looking at Expansion

ELKHART, Ind. – A pilot program in Elkhart, Ind., designed to bring more women into the recreational vehicle industry has proven successful, and plans are already in place for growth, according to a report by Inside INdiana Business. The RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA), based in the St. Joseph County town of Osceola, partnered with the RV Technical Institute...

RVWA Seeks Member Applications to Join Board of Directors
September 7, 2022
RVWA Seeks Member Applications to Join Board of Directors

The RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) is currently seeking members to join its Board of Directors. The Board is the governing body of the RV Women’s Alliance and the directors set the strategic direction of the organization. There are currently two Board seats available, and applications are being accepted through Sept. 21, 2022. “Serving on the...

Looking For Volunteers
September 7, 2022
Looking For Volunteers

The RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) is working with local Habitat for Humanity organization in Elkhart and encouraging members across the U.S. to work with their local Habitat during the RVWA Builds Communities Day on Sept. 22. Members located in the Elkhart area can volunteer for a four- or eight-hour shift on Sept. 22, when we...

A Look Inside the All-Female RVTI Certification Program
September 7, 2022
A Look Inside the All-Female RVTI Certification Program

On a recent Monday morning, at the start of another weeklong Level 1 certification class at the RV Technical Institute, the staff and trainers looked out into a sea of unusual faces. Twenty-three women — roughly 23 more than usual in the male-dominated field of RV technicians – looked back with expressions of both trepidation...

Member Spotlight: Krysta Collins
September 7, 2022
Member Spotlight: Krysta Collins

Krysta Collins – She made it to the top; all she needed was a chance. Krysta Collins has never had anything handed to her. Every job and every promotion she received in the RV industry was hard-earned by proving herself from the bottom rung and working up. And that is what has made her career...

Member Spotlight: Lalitha Balakrishnan
August 8, 2022
Member Spotlight: Lalitha Balakrishnan

In our member spotlight series, RVWA interviews many of the women who make up the RV industry, highlighting how they got into the industry, what they currently do, and advice for other women. We also dive deeper to understand these women more and what drives them both in and outside the industry. Lalitha Balakrishnan is...

Member Spotlight: Kacee Barrow
August 8, 2022
Member Spotlight: Kacee Barrow

In our member spotlight series, RVWA interviews many of the women who make up the RV industry, highlighting how they got into the industry, what they currently do, and advice for other women. We also dive deeper to understand these women more and what drives them both in and outside the industry. Switching from being...

Member Spotlight: Amanda Bungartz
August 8, 2022
Member Spotlight: Amanda Bungartz

In our member spotlight series, RVWA interviews many of the women who make up the RV industry, highlighting how they got into the industry, what they currently do, and advice for other women. We also dive deeper to understand these women more and what drives them both in and outside the industry. Growing up in...

What RV Customers Want The Industry To Know!
June 14, 2021
What RV Customers Want The Industry To Know!

The couple behind StressLess Camping led a discussion with the RV Women’s Alliance on the topic of “What RV customers would like to tell the RV industry. This was an opportunity for members from across the RV industry–manufacturers, suppliers, campgrounds, and dealers to gain insight to the RV consumer. Camping really is in Peggy’s blood....

Customer Service 2.0
June 8, 2021
Customer Service 2.0

In March, Troy Becktel presented at our Coffee, Lunch, and Learn on the topic of customer service, which is not a department, but rather a commitment to “best in class” interaction skills. Whether the brand is yourself or your organizations, it is imperative that you know what is important. In the previous session, Troy shared...

Tickets Available: Drab To Fab RV To Be Revealed On June 23
May 26, 2021
Tickets Available: Drab To Fab RV To Be Revealed On June 23

For the past eight months, women from across the RV industry have taken an RV from drab to fab using some of the best RV accessories and RV products on the market today. On Wednesday, June 23, volunteers, members, and sponsors will gather at the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana for the reveal...

Stop Procrastinating and Start Producing with Sandra Lane
May 25, 2021
Stop Procrastinating and Start Producing with Sandra Lane

Procrastination is a habit that everyone experiences. It’s a pricey form of self-sabotage that can prevent you from finishing important projects, accomplishing big goals, and enjoying the results of a job well done. On Friday, May 21, Sandra Lane joined us for a Coffee, Lunch, and Learn where she taught participants important strategies to outsmart...

RV Women’s Alliance Hires Jessica Rider As New Managing Director
May 19, 2021
RV Women’s Alliance Hires Jessica Rider As New Managing Director

Barely two years into its existence, the RV Women’s Alliance continues to make strides towards fulfilling their mission to unite, inspire, recruit, and develop a more diverse workforce by supporting women with education, resources, and opportunities. With membership of the volunteer-led organization topping more than 1,100 members and a robust strategic plan to bring more...

Internships and Experiential Learning with Dr. Robert Shindell
May 15, 2021
Internships and Experiential Learning with Dr. Robert Shindell

Everyone knows the value of internships, but does your organization run a strong intern program that maintains a pipeline of highly qualified candidates for full-time roles? Internships and other forms of experiential education help students make a seamless transition to the world of work and are a perfect vehicle to increase retention rates, complete short-term...

Communicating and Executing a Vibrant Vision with Nicole Greer
May 5, 2021
Communicating and Executing a Vibrant Vision with Nicole Greer

In this RV Women’s Alliance Coffee, Lunch, and Learn, we were joined by Nicole Greer aka The Vibrant Coach. This session was designed to help attendees get clear about their vision and the supporting communication and business acumen necessary to execute it fully. In essence we explored what is POSSIBLE and put in WRITING the...

Rollin’ On TV Partners with the RV Women’s Alliance on Four-Part TV Feature
May 5, 2021
Rollin’ On TV Partners with the RV Women’s Alliance on Four-Part TV Feature

Rollin’ On TV and the RV Women’s Alliance have partnered to produce a four-part TV feature titled, ‘Women In RVing” which is scheduled to begin airing in late June nationwide on all of Rollin’ On TV’s stations and sports networks as well as their streaming outlets. The idea for the series came about a couple...

RV Technical Institute Hosts RV Women’s Alliance Drab To Fab Project
May 3, 2021
RV Technical Institute Hosts RV Women’s Alliance Drab To Fab Project

Over the past nine months, women from across the RV industry have taken an RV from drab to fab using some of the best RV accessories and RV products on the market today. The project, created and executed by the RV Women’s Alliance, is taking place at the RV Technical Institute, the industry’s leading training...

Business as a Force for Good: Lippert’s Journey of Business & Cultural Impact
April 28, 2021
Business as a Force for Good: Lippert’s Journey of Business & Cultural Impact

Dr. Angie Sokol, Director of Lippert’s Academy for Leadership shares how all of us can help make business a Force for Good in this world. She discussed how we can have an impact first and foremost in employees lives and then how to expand that into the communities where we live, work, and play! We...

RV Tire Safety with Truck Systems Technologies
April 21, 2021
RV Tire Safety with Truck Systems Technologies

Truck System Technologies (TST) has been supplying Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) for the RV Industry since 2009. Being avid RV travel enthusiasts, Debbie Fields and Peggy Grich both adopted the technology early-on, and have traveled the country trouble-free ever since. Both joined TST years ago, Debbie as Operations Manager and Peggy as Customer Technical...

Airxcel Provides Generous Gold Level Support to RVWA’s Drab To Fab RV Renovation Project
April 14, 2021
Airxcel Provides Generous Gold Level Support to RVWA’s Drab To Fab RV Renovation Project

Over the past 6 months women from across the RV Industry have taken a 2007 RV from drab to fab using many products generously donated from Airxcel including a complete Dicor Roof, Coleman-Mach Air Conditioner, and Maxxair Vents, just to name just a few. View the video playlist of our volunteers installing all Airxcel products...

Hear from the Drab to Fab Volunteers
April 14, 2021
Hear from the Drab to Fab Volunteers

Drab to Fab, a signature program from the RV Women’s Alliance, has been underway for six months. As we get closer to the conclusion of the project and the reveal of the fully renovated RV, it is the perfect time to hear from the women who have volunteered for the project. On Friday, April 9,...

Customer Service: Are You Part of the Solution?
March 27, 2021
Customer Service: Are You Part of the Solution?

Customer Service is not a department, but rather a commitment to “best in class” interaction skills. Whether the brand is yourself or your organizations, it is imperative that you know what is important. During our most recent Coffee, Lunch, & Learn we shared the keys to a “most desired brand” roadmap. On Friday, March 26,...

RV Campground Growth Trends for 2021
March 24, 2021
RV Campground Growth Trends for 2021

To meet the needs of the growing outdoor industry, RV resorts and campgrounds have to adjust. And no one knows that better than Larry Wassam. On Friday, March 19, we discussed what customers’ expectations are in several areas: hookups, amenities, pricing and non-RV rental accommodations. Larry Wassam is the president of Wassam Sales & Marketing...

The State of the RV Women’s Alliance
March 17, 2021
The State of the RV Women’s Alliance

On the eve of the RV Women’s Alliance’s Second Anniversary, the volunteer leaders of the Alliance provided an overview of the latest updates from the sponsorship, marketing, events, and membership committees, as well as shared the 2021 goals and objectives. Watch the full video below: Event sponsored by Truck System Technologies

Leveling Up By Shifting Down
March 11, 2021
Leveling Up By Shifting Down

During our March 5 Coffee, Lunch, and Learn, women discovered the strategies to achieve the success that they truly desire. Women often suffer from the belief that they need to do more to achieve more. That is no longer the only way. Our March 5 session was led by Dr. Kimberly Wilson, The Burnout Coach,...

RVBusiness: ‘Drab To Fab’ Raises Industry’s Awareness of RVWA, Women
March 8, 2021
RVBusiness: ‘Drab To Fab’ Raises Industry’s Awareness of RVWA, Women

This article by Rick Kessler appeared originally on RVBusiness.com. While the “Drab To Fab” project – the ongoing renovation of a used travel trailer by members of the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) – is coming along and heading into the home stretch, organizers are just as pleased with how it has already successfully accomplished its...

No Fear Negotiation For Women: The Path to Ask
March 4, 2021
No Fear Negotiation For Women: The Path to Ask

On Friday, February 26, the RV Women’s Alliance is hosted its third program with John Tinghitella and Nicole Martin on the subject of negotiation training for women. This seminar focused on the all important “Ask”. John and Nicole bring real world examples to their fast moving training program. The Path to Ask identifies the key...

Using Social Media To Build Your Brand
February 25, 2021
Using Social Media To Build Your Brand

On Friday, February 19, Mark Lucas from RVillage shared how RVillage has become the preeminent social platform for RVers and what others can learn when it comes to using social media to build your brand. Speaking from experience, Mark knows what it means to grow an online brand. Since its founding in 2014, RVillage had...

WSJ: How Women Can Ditch the Guilt When Juggling Careers and Family
February 18, 2021
WSJ: How Women Can Ditch the Guilt When Juggling Careers and Family

In a new book, “Power Moms,” mothers who reached the top of the corporate ladder explain why feeling guilty over work and family is both futile and a waste of energy. By Joann S. Lublin This essay is adapted from Joann S. Lublin’s “Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life” to be published...

From Frantic to Focused, Part 2 with Beth Caldwell
February 15, 2021
From Frantic to Focused, Part 2 with Beth Caldwell

On Friday, February 12, author and Career Coach Beth Caldwell joined our Coffee Lunch and Learn again to share more with us about her wisdom on how to go from Frantic to Focused. Beth helps her clients make powerful SHIFTS in life and business. Her refreshing style and unlimited energy have impacted men and women...

The Power Of YOU with Shelly Shepherd
February 10, 2021
The Power Of YOU with Shelly Shepherd

On Friday, February 5 , Shelly Shepherd taught us how to better understand ourselves and those around us. With a personal vision to be part of a global women’s network that empowers life, leadership and legacy of women and girls around the world, Shelly was right at home with the members of the RV Women’s...

RV Women’s Alliance Drab To Fab Project Resumes At The RV Technical Institute
February 8, 2021
RV Women’s Alliance Drab To Fab Project Resumes At The RV Technical Institute

This past weekend, members of the RV Women’s Alliance gathered at the RV Technical Institute as the group’s Drab to Fab renovation project started back up following a brief hiatus. The restart kicks off the final two-month sprint to the finish as female volunteers from across the RV industry take an RV from drab to...

How the RV Rental Market Impacts Your Company For Good with Jennifer Young
January 29, 2021
How the RV Rental Market Impacts Your Company For Good with Jennifer Young

On Friday, January 29, we were so excited to welcome RV Women’s Alliance members Jen Young and Claire Walsh from Outdoorsy for one of our most attended Coffee, Lunch, and Learns. Outdoorsy Co-founder and CMO Jen Young was joined by Marketing Manager Claire Walsh as they discussed the core values of the company and addressed...

RV Women’s Alliance Kicks Off Drab To Fab RV Renovation Project
October 14, 2020
RV Women’s Alliance Kicks Off Drab To Fab RV Renovation Project

Over the next six months women from across the RV industry will take an RV from drab to fab using some of the best RV accessories and RV products on the market today. The project created and executed by the RV Women’s Alliance, is taking place at the RV Technical Institute, the industry’s leading training...

RV Women’s Alliance Kicks Off Drab To Fab RV Renovation Project
October 14, 2020
RV Women’s Alliance Kicks Off Drab To Fab RV Renovation Project

Over the next six months women from across the RV industry will take an RV from drab to fab using some of the best RV accessories and RV products on the market today. The project created and executed by the RV Women’s Alliance, is taking place at the RV Technical Institute, the industry’s leading training...

Commit to Grit
June 24, 2020
Commit to Grit

Commit to Grit by RVWA Member Angel Swindell of Freelance by Starfish Services. Shannon Huffman Polson, Author of The Grit Factor (coming out soon) and CEO of The Grit Institute, was our guest presenter at RVWA’s June 19, 2020 Coffee, Lunch, and Learn sponsored by New England RV Dealer’s Association (NERVDA). Shannon is a Veteran...

Commit to Grit
June 24, 2020
Commit to Grit

Commit to Grit by RVWA Member Angel Swindell of Freelance by Starfish Services. Shannon Huffman Polson, Author of The Grit Factor (coming out soon) and CEO of The Grit Institute, was our guest presenter at RVWA’s June 19, 2020 Coffee, Lunch, and Learn sponsored by New England RV Dealer’s Association (NERVDA). Shannon is a Veteran...

RVWA Partners with Girl Camper
June 17, 2020
RVWA Partners with Girl Camper

RVWA Partners with Girl Camper by RVWA Member Angel Swindell of Freelance by Starfish Services. “When you love something, you want to let people in on it” is the type of positive message you would expect to hear from our June 12, 2020 RVWA Coffee, Lunch, and Learn guest, Janine Pettit. Who is Janine? She...

RVWA Partners with Girl Camper
June 17, 2020
RVWA Partners with Girl Camper

RVWA Partners with Girl Camper by RVWA Member Angel Swindell of Freelance by Starfish Services. “When you love something, you want to let people in on it” is the type of positive message you would expect to hear from our June 12, 2020, RVWA Coffee, Lunch, and Learn guest, Janine Pettit. Who is Janine? She...

Outdoor Organizations Unite
June 8, 2020
Outdoor Organizations Unite

Outdoor Organizations Unite by RVWA Member Angel Swindell of Freelance by Starfish Services Jessica Wahl Turner, Executive Director at Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) joined us for the June 6, 2020 RVWA Coffee, Lunch, & Learn sponsored by The New England RV Dealers Association. The RV industry, as part of over 110,000 businesses, is represented by...

Outdoor Organizations Unite
June 8, 2020
Outdoor Organizations Unite

by RVWA Member Angel Swindell of Freelance by Starfish Services Jessica Wahl Turner, Executive Director at Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) joined us for June 6, 2020, RVWA Coffee, Lunch, & Learn sponsored by The New England RV Dealers Association. The RV industry, as part of over 110,000 businesses, is represented by The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable...

What is the SECRET of Leadership?
June 2, 2020
What is the SECRET of Leadership?

by RVWA Member Angel Swindell of Freelance by Starfish Services The RV Women’s Alliance hosted a Coffee, Lunch, and Learn sponsored by Bill and Shannon Kosteron Friday, May 22, 2020. How to Create Engagement with Your Quaran-Team was presented by leadership guru and Amazon best-selling author, Kelvin Redd. Kelvin shared that prior to the COVID...

What is the SECRET of Leadership?
June 2, 2020
What is the SECRET of Leadership?

by RVWA Member Angel Swindell of Freelance by Starfish Services The RV Women’s Alliance hosted a Coffee, Lunch, and Learn sponsored by Bill and Shannon Kosteron Friday, May 22, 2020. How to Create Engagement with Your Quaran-Team was presented by leadership guru and Amazon best-selling author, Kelvin Redd. Kelvin shared that prior to the COVID...

No Fear Negotiation For Women Webinar A Huge Hit
May 19, 2020
No Fear Negotiation For Women Webinar A Huge Hit

by RVWA Member Angel Swindell of Freelance by Starfish Services The “vibe” at the RVWA Coffee, Lunch, and Learn on Friday, May 15, 2020 was one of positivity, excitement, collaboration, and empowerment. Co-authors John Tinghitella and Nicole Martin provided a snapshot of concepts presented in their book, No Fear Negotiation for Women. Nicole and John...

No Fear Negotiation For Women Webinar A Huge Hit
May 19, 2020
No Fear Negotiation For Women Webinar A Huge Hit

by RVWA Member Angel Swindell of Freelance by Starfish Services The “vibe” at the RVWA Coffee, Lunch, and Learn on Friday, May 15, 2020 was one of positivity, excitement, collaboration, and empowerment. Co-authors John Tinghitella and Nicole Martin provided a snapshot of concepts presented in their book, No Fear Negotiation for Women. Nicole and John...

“My Camping Dream Is” Campaign Launches to Huge Success
May 7, 2020
“My Camping Dream Is” Campaign Launches to Huge Success

It has been nothing short of a miracle how quickly the My Camping Dream campaign has come together.

The Journey To Leadership
April 19, 2020
The Journey To Leadership

The Journey To Becoming A Leader and Not Just A Boss Simply stated, RVWA exists to support women in our industry. The goal of this support is to see improvement in your lives. One of the ways that the industry measures the success of women in the industry is by their title or role. This...

The Journey To Leadership
April 9, 2020
The Journey To Leadership

The Journey To Becoming A Leader and Not Just A Boss Simply stated, RVWA exists to support women in our industry. The goal of this support is to see improvement in your lives. One of the ways that the industry measures the success of women in the industry is by their title or role. This...

Leading with Confidence
April 3, 2020
Leading with Confidence

Leading By Investing In Yourself Our Coffee Lunch and Learn hosted Kim Cantrell as our guest on April 3, 2020. During a time when everyone is “sheltering in place” because of the Covid-19 virus, we thought we could all use some tips of using our time wisely while we are “displaced!” Here are some of...

Lead With Self Control
April 1, 2020
Lead With Self Control

Lead With Self Control by Kelvin Redd Self-control is simply that important, impressive, and nearly impossible practice of learning to maintain control of the beast inside ourselves. It means remaining master of your own domain not only in the good times, but also when faced with a trial or temptation (in all forms). Self-control may...

Coffee, Lunch & Learn Launches
March 23, 2020
Coffee, Lunch & Learn Launches

Update: Our first Coffee, Lunch and Learn went great! They continue every Friday at noon EDT. Some content in the post below may have changed. As things are changing rapidly, we want you to know that YOU have been at the top of our minds. Our goal remains what it always has been – to...

New Community Tools Launch
February 26, 2020
New Community Tools Launch

Welcome to the RV Women’s Alliance new Membership Portal. We are so excited to be able to offer you this tool that will help you connect with us and our industry. We are currently in our beta launch so we look forward to hearing your feedback, Initially only our committee leaders and volunteers will be...

Meet Monika Geraci
January 23, 2020
Meet Monika Geraci

Member Spotlight Marketing Strategy & Operation at the RV Industry Association; Chair of Marketing Committee and on the Board of Directors at RVWA Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of...

RV Women’s Alliance Kicks Off the New Year with Two Events
December 30, 2019
RV Women’s Alliance Kicks Off the New Year with Two Events

Join Us at the Northern Wholesale Supply’s RV Super show and NTP-STAG’s The Expo The RV Women’s Alliance is starting the new year with two events focused on bringing members and potential members together. On Wednesday, January 8, Northern Wholesale Supply will sponsor an RVWA Cocktail Reception during the Northern Wholesale Trade Show in Red...

Meet Stacy Fendley
December 19, 2019
Meet Stacy Fendley

Member Spotlight Regional Account Executive at Coach-Net; RVWA Secretary Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of RVWA and its mission, which is to bring together a diverse group of extraordinary...

Meet Jordyn Foos
December 17, 2019
Meet Jordyn Foos

Member Spotlight Media Consultant at RV PRO Magazine; Vice President of RVWA and Head of Sponsorship Committee Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of RVWA and its mission, which is...

Meet Tracy Anglemeyer
December 2, 2019
Meet Tracy Anglemeyer

Member Spotlight Director Aftermarket at Furrion; RVWA Board of Directors and chairperson for Events Committee Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of RVWA and its mission, which is to bring...

Meet Jennet Lewis
November 18, 2019
Meet Jennet Lewis

Member Spotlight Director of US Sales West Zone at NTPStag; RVWA Board of Directors and chairperson for Membership Committee Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of RVWA and its mission,...

Meet Cassandra Teverbaugh
November 4, 2019
Meet Cassandra Teverbaugh

Member Spotlight Product Manager at Dometic Corporation; Member of RVWA Marketing Committee Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of RVWA and its mission, which is to bring together a diverse...

Meet Eleonore Hamm
October 21, 2019
Meet Eleonore Hamm

Member Spotlight President of the Recreation Vehicle Dealer Association (RVDA) of Canada; Director of the Board for RVWA Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of RVWA and its mission, which...

Roundtable Discussion Takeaways: What makes a mentorship relation
October 8, 2019
Roundtable Discussion Takeaways: What makes a mentorship relation

The RVWA Breakfast during Elkhart Open House included engaging round table discussions where attendees shared insight and ideas on a range of topics submitted by RVWA members. Each table host took note of the key takeaways from their discussions and we will be sharing these in the upcoming weeks. To start us off, Marjorie Roy...

Roundtable Discussion Takeaways: How Can We Move the RV Industry
October 8, 2019
Roundtable Discussion Takeaways: How Can We Move the RV Industry

The RVWA Breakfast during Elkhart Open House included engaging roundtable discussions where attendees shared insight and ideas on a range of topics submitted by RVWA members. Each table host took note of the key takeaways from their discussions and we will be sharing these in the upcoming weeks. Next up, Kim Gregory shares the key...

Roundtable Discussion Takeaways: How Can We Take RVWA to the Next Level
October 8, 2019
Roundtable Discussion Takeaways: How Can We Take RVWA to the Next Level

The RVWA Breakfast during Elkhart Open House included engaging round table discussions where attendees shared insight and ideas on a range of topics submitted by RVWA members. Each table host took note of the key takeaways from their discussions and we will be sharing these in the upcoming weeks. Next up, Jordyn Foos shares the...

Meet Heather Leach
October 7, 2019
Meet Heather Leach

Member Spotlight Executive Director at PA RV and Camping Association; Serves on the RVWA Marketing Committee Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of RVWA and its mission, which is to...

Meet Cassy Eby
September 23, 2019
Meet Cassy Eby

Member Spotlight Marketing Administrator at Winnebago Towables; Serves on the RVWA Marketing Committee Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of RVWA and its mission, which is to bring together a...

Meet Kristen O’Hara
September 10, 2019
Meet Kristen O’Hara

Member Spotlight Vice President of Business Development at Togo RV; Serves on the RVWA Marketing Committee Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of RVWA and its mission, which is to...

RV Women’s Alliance Networking Event at Hershey Show
August 29, 2019
RV Women’s Alliance Networking Event at Hershey Show

Join the RV Women Alliance for a breakfast networking event at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, PA sponsored by RV Retailer, LLC. The event is designed to provide an opportunity for women and men across the RV industry to make connections with others who support the RVWA mission. In addition to a continental breakfast,...

Message from the RVWA President
August 22, 2019
Message from the RVWA President

Hello RVWA Members! When a few of us sat around a dinner table in July of 2018 the idea of RVWA was born. We had no name or direction, but we did have a guiding principle, which was to empower and support women across the industry. By banding together with this common goal, we realized...

Meet Logan Montague
August 19, 2019
Meet Logan Montague

Member Spotlight Dometic Communications Specialist serves on the RVWA Marketing and Membership committees Produced in partnership with RVBusiness, the RVWA Spotlight is designed to introduce members of the RV Women’s Alliance to the rest of the RV industry as well as raise the awareness of RVWA and its mission, which is to bring together a...

Walorski to Keynote RV Women’s Alliance Breakfast
August 6, 2019
Walorski to Keynote RV Women’s Alliance Breakfast

Mark your calendars for a special breakfast hosted by Furrion during the RV Open House on Monday, September 23. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2) will keynote the event and talk about the importance of lifting up women in organizations as well as how women can get involved and make a difference in the political process. In...

New England RVWA Cocktail Reception & Networking Event
May 16, 2019
New England RVWA Cocktail Reception & Networking Event

The New England RV Dealers Association will be hosting a cocktail reception and networking event to introduce the RV Women’s Alliance to industry professionals throughout New England. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on June 6 at the new AC Hotel by Marriott in Worcester, Massachusetts – a central location for the...

Deborah Gardner to Host First RV Women’s Alliance Webinar
April 18, 2019
Deborah Gardner to Host First RV Women’s Alliance Webinar

The RV Women’s Alliance is excited to announce our first educational webinar with award-winning speaker Deborah Gardner will take place at 12pm ET/9am PT on Wednesday, April 24. From excepts of her popular book, How To Sell To Men Without Wearing a Low-Cut Dress, she will bring lessons to life in this webinar by sharing...

RV Women’s Alliance Officially Launches at RVX
March 14, 2019
RV Women’s Alliance Officially Launches at RVX

The RV Women’s Alliance officially launched on Wednesday night as more than 200 women and men came out to celebrate the new group during RVX. Attendees heard from President Susan Carpenter and Vice President Jordyn Foos on the significance of the new group and what the group hopes to accomplish. “With over 30 years in...

Deborah Gardner to Keynote RV Women’s Alliance Launch Reception
February 25, 2019
Deborah Gardner to Keynote RV Women’s Alliance Launch Reception

RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) is excited to announce that Deborah Gardner, author of “How to Sell to Men Without Wearing a Low-Cut Dress,” will be the featured speaker at the RVWA launch event on Wednesday, March 13 at RVX. Deborah will speak about 10 things women need to give up to be successful. The launch...

Celebrate the Launch of the RV Women’s Alliance at RVX!
January 28, 2019
Celebrate the Launch of the RV Women’s Alliance at RVX!

New and prospective members of the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) are invited to attend a special gathering of RV industry members for a fun-filled evening to officially launch the first-ever RV alliance dedicated to elevating the roles and contributions women make to the RV industry. The launch will take place Wednesday, March 13 at RVX:...