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

An Honor Earned By Many

State Leadership Award

2017 State Leadership Award presented by the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds

In light of the community within the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds honoring me with the 2017 State Leadership Award, I’m thanking all of the members of the state associations in which I have the role of Executive Director. They gave me the opportunity to serve in this capacity.

You may not know that I didn’t seek these positions. In recent years (and in one case, weeks),
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Insuring Your Business

Ahh yes, the endless list of responsibilities that fall upon the owner of a small business. I recall when I had my eyes opened to the broad spectrum of property claims and liabilities that were possible with my business. I heard of examples of utter ruin brought on by misaligninInsurance Policyg coverage, premium costs, and the actual operations of my business. Here I was, putting my entire life’s savings and my entire life’s energy into owning & operating my business, and I wasn’t about to let one split-second in time wash it all away.

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“Managing The Business Side of Life” – ARVC Voice

Occasionally, I write articles for other publications. The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) published this one in preparation of the annual conference, at which my co-presenter, Mike Molino CAE, and I will host two seminars:  The Art of Delegating and Project Management. Continue reading