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2018 RV/MH Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

April 22nd, 2017 Comments off

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Even though six months remain until the deadline, Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation wanted to remind MHProNews, and industry professionals, that if they are considering nominating someone, now’s a good time to begin working on it.

Even though we are intensely planning for the induction dinner celebration for the Class of 2017 on August 7, 2017, it’s really not too early to start the process of nominating a deserving individual to the Hall of Fame for the Class of 2018,” said Searer.

It’s a lengthy process that should not wait until the last minute, so I urge those who are considering a nominee to download the guidelines and forms so their nominee can be considered for the Class of 2018.”

Nomination guidelines state that anyone can nominate a person to the Hall of Fame that meets the eligibility requirements. The only people who may not be considered are those who currently serve on the Hall’s Selection Committee.

In order to be eligible, nominees must be, or have been, an active participant in any segment of the recreation vehicle, campground, or manufactured housing industries for a minimum of 25 years.

Also, beginning with the Class of 2017, Canadians may also be nominated.2018RVMHHallofFameCallforNominationscreditMHRVHOF2-postedtothedailybusinessnewsmhpronewsmhlivingnews





The Hall welcomes nominations from all RV and manufactured housing sectors — manufacturers, dealers, campgrounds, housing communities, suppliers, user groups, trade media, associations, etc. — for the class of 2018 and beyond,” said Searer.

The nominating committee is especially interested in receiving nominations for deserving early pioneers who may have been forgotten, passed over or overlooked in the past. The Selection Committee is made up of an equal number of members of the RV and Manufactured Housing industries, and members will only vote on nominees from their respective industries.”

Additional details for Hall of Fame nominations are linked here. For more on Woody Paylor, retired founder of Woody’s RV, the first Canadian inducted into the hall, click here. ##


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RV/MH Hall of Fame Releases Expansion Plans for Northern Indiana Event Center

August 11th, 2016 Comments off

RVMHHallofFameNorthernIndianaEventCenterExpansionPlan-creditInsideIndianaBusiness-PostedDailyBusinessNews-MHProNewsRVMHHallofFameNorthernIndianaEventCenterExpansionPlan-creditInsideIndianaBusiness-PostedDailyBusinessNews-MHProNewsThe Elkhart, IN based RV/MH Hall of Fame has released more details this week about their plans for their Northern Indiana Event Center, Inside Indiana Business tells MHProNews.

RV/MH Hall of Fame staff projects they will triple the available space, to take advantage of the lucrative event-planning market.

Darryl Searer, President of the museums operator, RV/MH Heritage Foundation, expressed missed opportunities in upwards of $100,000 for the year, due to current limitations.

In addition to taking advantage of future prospects, the center will also provide a tourism boost for the region and local economy.

Searer further explained the internal benefits specific to the industry:

These plans will allow us to grow with the RV and Manufactured Housing Industries, as well as the greater Elkhart community to service the event center needs, office needs and the long-awaited Scoular Manufactured Housing Museum. These plans will also insure a positive cash flow to make certain the Hall will be here forever.”

Searer expressed that fundraising efforts will play a major role in financing the $8 to $10 million expansion budget, while outlining the optimistic goal of a 2020 opening.

The photo above is an overview of the proposed plans for the 40-acre property and you can see the virtual tour of the expansion at this link here.

MHLivingNews previously reported on the expansion while highlighting the RV/MH Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Inducted Gala Ceremony in a story linked here.  ##

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Sally Miener Joins RV/MH Heritage Foundation as Vice President Marketing

May 16th, 2016 Comments off

RV_MH_Hall_of_Fame__Sally_Meiner__new__hire_5_2016MHProNews has been informed by the RV/MH Heritage Foundation that Sally Miener has been chosen as vice president of marketing and development for the non-profit, according to CEO and president of the foundation, Darryl Searer.

Miener has more than 24 years experience in a variety of management positions with Continental Research Corp. of St. Louis, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty coating and chemical products.

She began her career with Continental in 1991 as executive assistant to the chairman of the board for special projects. She was promoted to vice president marketing in 2004, and in 2009 joined a Continental after market startup called Directline Industries, selling advanced corrosion coatings.

She replaces Judy Jankowski following her departure last month.

Said Searer, “We are very lucky to find a person of Sally’s caliber so quickly. I spent several days with her earlier this month and believe she is a perfect fit for the challenges ahead and a creative voice in planning and executing our Foundation’s future.” ##

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RV/MH Hall of Fame Devises Plan to Keep Rolling

April 11th, 2011 Comments off

Following up on a story from April 6 about returning the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana, to solvency, RV Business reports several proposals are being considered to keep the doors open.  One of the plans involves condensing the vintage RVs into a smaller space, and allowing up to 25,000 square feet for weddings, graduations, conventions and other private events, making it one of the larger event spaces in the area.  The 25 acres east of the Hall could be developed to draw outdoor events and RV shows.  In addition, Camping World’s president offered to invest $325,000 in the facility in exchange for having space to sell RV accessories in the building.  Another idea is to sell the building and lease it back from the new owner.  The Hall is nearly $5 million in debt.  The RV/MH Heritage Foundation that oversees the Hall of Fame will consider all the options.