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This shouldn’t come as any big surprise! The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show has been going strong for over five decades, and has taken on a fresh new
look. So please join us in 2014 for an unparalleled marketing experience that will pay off now and in the future.Louisville-Banner-2014-posted on MHProNews-com

The Tradition . . .

During its long history the “Louisville Show” has grown to include virtually every exhibitor who has wanted to capture the northeast market. As home designs changed, as they became more complex and more beautiful, as they incorporated state-of-the-art features that appealed to every segment of consumers, these exhibitors recognized that the showcase represented by The Louisville Show was valuable as a marketing medium. Exhibiting at Louisville offers you one of the best ways to get in front of your customers and prospects in a relatively short amount of time. Louisville gives you the opportunity to not only show your homes, products, or services, but also creates that all important first impression. The Louisville show is worth the effort!

The Timing . . .

January is a prime time for The Louisville Show, because builder/developers, retailers, community owners/operators and installers want to place orders and have inventory delivered in time for the early selling season. They want to have the time to investigate and compare competing manufacturers and supplier exhibitors.

The Marketplace . . .

In 2013 The Louisville Show registered retailers, builder/developers, community managers, and manufacturers from all over the region. This is a significant coup for The Louisville Show, because it means new leads, new business relationships, and expanded market penetration. At last years successful show we had 1370 builder/developers, retailers, community owners/operators, and installers representing 573 different companies. All of our exhibitors were pleased with the traffic flow that the show provided in 2013. Sales were made!

It’s easy to know that The 2014 Louisville Show will be even greater. The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show appeals to some very discriminating buyers. They want a good price, but they also want a first-class look, functionality, efficiency, and detailing that sets their home apart from others. The homes that are in Louisville are truly representative of the region.

As with last year’s show, we will again use QMS of Alpharetta, GA to provide web link registration services. Their services proved to be a great help to all concerned parties before the show, during the show and after the show as well.

For the 2014 Louisville show, we plan to do more practical, business building seminars on the first and second day of the show. These seminars will showcase ways for professionals to market, sell and finance more homes, and access capital for commercial MHC projects. Questions and Answers to our expert presenters are always part of our seminars. All seminars will be held in the morning hours on Wednesday and Thursday. This will allow everyone more time to enjoy seeing all of the exhibits. Tony Kovach, with www.MHMarketingSalesManagemt.com (MHProNews.com) will once again lead our seminar programming for the 2014 show.

Publicity and Promotion . . .

Over fifty years of experience makes our marketing communications campaign professional, focused, and on target. There’s no substitute for expertise, and The Louisville Show has it when it comes to getting the word out.

The Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation stands behind the Louisville Show. The Midwest wants everyone to come to Louisville and enjoy a high degree of success. All the Midwest states will be represented at this year’s show and will be available with onsite information. Last year we used Tony Kovach with MHMarketing Sales Management to help us promote the show. We will once again use MHMarketing Sales Management services to promote this year’s show. In addition to his electronic messages, we will put out direct mailing pieces to all potential builder/developers, retailers, community owners/operators, and installers in the Midwest and beyond. The Midwest states will also assist in promoting the Louisville Show to their state members. We saturate the market and our message is always a variation on the same theme … The Louisville Show provides the means to increased profits, greater productivity, and a stronger competitive posture.

The Location . . .

The 2014 show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center. We suggest you come to Louisville and surprise yourself again. The Crowne Plaza will serve as our headquarters hotel. The Crowne Plaza is located directly across the street from the Kentucky Exposition Center. Everyone was extremely pleased with the hotel renovation. As always, the airport is within 3 minutes of the show site and there is ample, safe parking at KEC. There could not be a more convenient show site!

The Rewards . . .

The rewards that will be generated include higher sales to more builder/developers, retailers, community owners/operators and installers, qualified leads from an entirely new group of buyers, prominence and visibility in a competitive marketplace, and invaluable contacts that will serve you well in the years ahead.

Perhaps you’re thinking you can skip the show this year. WRONG! It’s IMPERATIVE in the current economy that you keep abreast of everything that’s happening in the industry, IMPERATIVE that you retain or gain a strong competitive presence, and IMPERITIVE that you are aggressive in pursuing profits. So do yourself a favor and attend The 2014 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s Louisville show, please do not hesitate to call Dennis J. Hill, Show Coordinator, at 770-587-3350. ##

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Manufactured Housing Communities closed mix, most suppliers to factory built homes rose as did the Manufactured Housing Composite index in today’s trading. Marketwatch pointed to new record market highs, even as they they noted that the man who “called the last stock crash is already blaming the Fed for the next one.” CNN Money’s hea...

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C. J. Prince of Chief Executive magazine online, spoke with Donald P. Grasso, CEO of Rytec High Performance Doors, “about how cronyism affects small businesses.” Since most of manufactured housing is made up of independent, small businesses, the view point of a supplier like Rytec will resonate with many in the factory built housing space. Grasso s...

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Danny Ghorbani, President and CEO of Manufactured Housing Association for R…

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46 year manufactured housing industry veteran, Danny D. Ghorbani, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) will be retiring effective December 31, 2014. In a release anticipated by MHProNews, MHARR stated that Mr. Ghorbani, “A 46-year veteran of the manufactured housing industry who...

20 Nov 2014

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UMH Properties touted as high dividend stock

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The Wall Street Scope (WSS) said in a report on 11.19.2014 that UMH Properties Inc., a Real Estate investment Trust (REIT) focused on manufactured housing communities, currently providing a high dividend yield of 7.45% today and a return on investment of 1.40%. WSS  tells MHProNews  that “UMH Properties Inc. (UMH) shares are currently trading at [&...

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Developer Fumes over slow Approvals, Manufactured Housing Association jumps…

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Survey by Lender reveals Most Home Buyers using Tech

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  Colin Wilhelm tells MHProNews that Discover Home Loan’s recent survey of home buyers revealed that 89% used online technology in their shopping and purchase process. This mirrors studies by real estate agents that range from 90-94% of housing shoppers are using online resources. Wilhem, writing in National Mortgage News, said “76% s...

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Manufactured Housing Grassroots Reports by state

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Release of FED minutes send stocks lower, Skyline rises while most others s…

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More than $350,000 Already Pledged     Manufactured Housing Industry Leaders Stepping Up in Support of the $1 Million

ELKHART, Ind. - Darryl Searer, chairman and president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall), is encouraged by the early support of the "Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination Challenge" fund raising campaign.  Commitments are coming in from large and small companies, as well as individuals. Searer said, "Our goal is to raise $1 million in this campaign over the next 3 to 5 years.  These new pledges, plus Kevin Clayton's initial pledge of $200,000, means that we are more than 35% there in only a few weeks since the campaign was announced."   Pledges to date and donations include: * Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes pledged $40,000 per year for 5 years. Total of $200,000* Gary McDaniel, YES! Communities, pledged $25,000 per year for the next three years. Total $75,000* Joe Stegmayer, Cavco Industries, Inc., pledged $10,000 per year...

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Bradley awarded for career dedicated to …

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ROC USA® President Paul Bradley was recently honored with the National Association of Housing Cooperatives’ Jerry Voorhis Award. The Voorhis is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes significant leadership in both theory and practice. It is presented annually by the NAHC, a national federation of housing cooperatives, mutual housing associations, other resident-owned or controlled housing, professionals, organizations, and individuals interested in promoting the interests of cooperative housing communities. Incorporated in 1960, NAHC is the only national cooperative housing organization. “What an honor,” Bradley said last week from his Concord, N.H., office. “Jerry Voorhis was a real force in the cooperative housing world and even being mentioned in the same context with him is a thrill.” Jerry Voorhis was a five-term U.S. Congressman from California who went on to lead the National Cooperative Business...

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ROC USA® Network Welcomes MH Industry Ve…

ROC USA® Network Welcomes MH Industry Veteran  As new National Acquisitions & Portfolio Manager

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RV/MH Heritage Foundation Unveils New $1…

RV/MH Heritage Foundation Unveils New $1 Million Campaign Exclusively for the Manufactured Housing Industry

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2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show is filling up fast and early!

Attendees, mark your calanders now, pre-registration will open on October 1, 2014. Exhibitors, Reserve your space now.  See download linked here.

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