Associations are for Building Up, Not Tearing Down

ladder_shutterstock_151567130During my 19 years in the outdoor hospitality industry, I’ve experienced and witnessed countless examples of goodwill, kindness, generosity, compassion and support. Sadly, I’ve also witnessed harsh words of judgment when someone Continue reading

Where Are My Long Lost Colleagues? 

Every year as I look at the sea of faces at our industry conferences I’m always excited to see my industry friends and meet the newcomers. Sadly, I see fewer and fewer of those who attended when I was a campground owner and those who sat together when I served on the national association’s Continue reading

I Was Approached Again

SD LogoChange is in the air in South Dakota. As for me, it’s an honor to have been asked to be a part of that change!

Yes, I’m now managing yet another association of campground owner. Continue reading

2016 … What An Off-Line Ride! Seriously.

I’ve had a tremendous amount of off-line time this year and it has nothing to do with being on vacation. On the contrary! I’ve devoted more hours to my clients this year than any other year. It rivals my career as an RV park owner. But this is better! Continue reading

Grow Your Self and Your Business

This blog is article I wrote for Woodalls Campground Management under the title “Resources for Helping You Grow Your Self and Your Business” (SEE IMAGE BELOW). It’s in the August 2015 edition, on page 23.

By Mary Arlington: Consultant, Speaker, and Executive Director. Having sold her RV park, Mary Arlington now works to help other small businesses. Find her online at


To run your business every day at peak performance, to score a perfect 10 every day in all areas of operations and customer service, ahh perfection!

Perfection is virtually impossible. Rather than perfection, when I had my RV park Continue reading

Podcast Interview of Mary Arlington by RV Daily Report’s Greg Gerber

I recently had the pleasure of visiting with RV Daily Report’s Greg Gerber. Continue reading