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Tunica Manufactured Housing Show – Thanks and Congratulations

April 3rd, 2011 No comments

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show just aheadWe’re back from the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show. It was a great show and despite a few minor hitches, Harrah’s Convention Center was a good venue. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the MHMSM.com booth to see us and to those who attended our “Dominate Your Local Market” seminar and helped make it such a success.

Don Westphal and Grant Kitchings presenting at the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Seminars
Don Westphal and Grant Kitchings presenting at
the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Seminars

Day One (Wednesday) brought clouds, cool temperatures and a stiff wind. That moved much of the activity from the homes on display outdoors into the Ballroom. That brought quite few visitors to our booth and we had some great interaction with our visitors.

Wednesday afternoon, Tony and I presented the “Dominate Your Local Market” presentation to a smaller than expected but enthusiastic crowd. Interaction was so good that we ran overtime answering attendees questions.

L.A. 'Tony' Kovach and Bob Stovall presenting Dominate Your Local Market at the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Seminars
L.A. ‘Tony’ Kovach and Bob Stovall presenting “Dominate Your Local Market”
at the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Seminars

“Dominate Your Local Market” was preceded by Don Westphal’s excellent presentation, “Grow Your Market Share with Easy Community Upgrades!”, on simple things owners and managers can do to upgrade their communities. Don has had long experience in the industry and gave some solid tips that communities can put to use immediately.

Grant Kitching of Connexion Technologies showed how those same community owners and managers can increase their revenue stream at no cost to themselves by simply changing how TV, Internet and Telecommunications are delivered within the community in his informative session, “Generate additional income from your MH Community – at no cost to you!”.

On Thursday, the weather turned for the better and attendees attention shifted to the outdoor exhibits of homes. I was pleasantly surprised at the number and quality level of the homes on display and I think it was a very positive showing for the industry.

Feedback the we heard about the show was almost all good, making this two very well-received shows in a row (Louisville and Tunica) so we send a “job well done” to Dennis Hill and the folks at Show Ways and Sherrie Norris and the Alabama MHA and Jennifer Hall and the Mississippi MHA.

We look forward to coming back to Tunica next year and now on to Tulsa!

The Road to Tunica

March 27th, 2011 1 comment

Tunica Manufactured Housing Show just aheadThe road to hell might be paved with good intentions, but the road to Tunica is certainly paved with opportunity. If you’re a community owner or manager, the road to Tunica is surely a road worth traveling.

Communities will be at the center of the Wednesday workshop schedule at the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
“Grow Your Market Share with Easy Community Upgrades!”
by Don Westphal.
Don is one of our popular featured writers, see Don’s latest article linked here. As an MHC owner himself, Don can show you how this is done! Don’s presentation will begin Wed at 1 PM

2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
“Generate additional income from your community – at no cost to you!”
by Grant Kitching, Connexion Technologies.
If this sounds too good to be true, then let Grant show you how! In these days when maximizing appeal and revenues for MHCs is ‘in’ – community owners and operators won’t want to miss this topic.

3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
“Dominate your Local Market!”
by Bob Stovall and L.A. ‘Tony’ Kovach
It’s time to upgrade your communities marketing strategies. What worked in the past may not be what works now or in the future. Make sure your online marketing dollars are working for you. The bottom line is that if one or more of your strategies is not performing up to your expectations, you may need to change your thinking.

There’s still time to get to Tunica and attend these workshops. It would certainly be worth the investment of your time. So if you can, get on the road to Tunica this week, attend theses workshops and come visit us at the MHMSM.com booth on the show floor.

If you can’t make it to Tunica, we’ll also be presenting the “Dominate Your Local Market” workshop at the MHI Congress & Expo in Las Vegas in late April and at the Great Southwest Home Show in Tulsa, OK.