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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 Home Community Operator sees value in helping Millennials beco…

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Tracked manufactured housing related stocks advanced broadly in trading today. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellin suggests that rates will not rise rapidly and cheap oil is good for America, so the markets rose anew.   Sony may be getting the next whammy from what could be a blast of cyber-economic terror-warfare, with theaters warned by […]...

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According to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, a manufactured home community owner was called into court once again on Monday, December 15, 2014. Magar E. Magar of Vancouver, Washington was accused of failing to prove he completed the tasks assigned to him to provide safe drinking water at the Syringa Mobile Home Park near Moscow, Idaho. […]...

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County Takes Action to Collect Tax Revenues on Manufactured Housing

County Takes Action to Collect Tax Revenues on Manufactured Housing

The Luna County government in Deming, New Mexico, says they’ve been losing revenue when manufactured homes are moved by owners without paying taxes on their homes. The town of 14,855, with some 25,000 residents in the entire country, is located 33 miles from the Mexican border. They estimate losing approximately $120,000 annually in tax...

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Ringing in 2015, RV/Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame Style

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Most Manufactured Home Community Stocks Rise with MH Composite, Big Oil sti…

Most Manufactured Home Community Stocks Rise with MH Composite, Big Oil still dampens Dow

Most MH Community stocks rose today, as did the Manufactured Housing Composite Index and most MH suppliers. Oil struggled with a rebound that fluttered and fizzled. Russia’s oil and currency woes are so under assault that Apple suspend the online sales of their products there.  Today’s trade results at the closing bell: Dow 17,068.87 ...

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Manufactured Home Communities REIT Produces Significant Income in 2014

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ChicagoBusiness   reports that Chairman Sam Zell’s Equity Lifestyle Properties is the third most prosperous Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in Chicago. It seems that shares in the company have returned 42.5 percent this year, largely because of rising occupancies and rents and lower-than-expected expenses.  The company boasts a 92 percent occu...

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Best Housing News in 10 years: Good News or Wishful Thinking?

Best Housing News in 10 years: Good News or Wishful Thinking?

According to Chris Matthews writing in Fortune, “Homebuilders just got the best news in nearly a decade.” His claim is based on the fact that Neil Dutta, head of economics at Renaissance Macro Research, pointed out to clients in a note on Thursday that “household formations in 2014 through September are already at their highest […]...

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Honoring the Past – Prefabs Built to Last

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After the end of World War II, there was an urgent need for housing in England due to the fact that so much had been destroyed during the conflict, particularly in London. As a result, according to information furnished by the Prefab Museum in London, 150,000 prefabricated buildings were built between 1946 and 1948. These […]...

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The good news is that manufactured housing related stocks tracked rose today, while the 3 major U.S. markets continued their downward trend. As Russia slides toward economic woes tied to their oil-and-gas-dependent economy, CNN Money  says that purchases by Putin’s Russian government of military equipment is on the rise. Today’s ...

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Gala New Years Eve Celebration to Benefit RV/MH Hall of Fame

ELKHART, Ind., -- Jeff White, vice president of operations for the RV/MH Hall of Fame and the Northern Indiana Event Center, invites everyone to celebrate the new year at a festive 2014 New Years Eve Celebration at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart onWednesday, December 31. The upscale casual party begins at 7:30 p.m., with live dance music performed by the popular local band, Mulligan's Island.  A DJ, photo booth and a the live broadcast from Times Square for the ball drop are also being provided by D&T Productions.. The bill of fare includes appetizers, an Italian-style buffet, dessert, late night snacks and a champagne toast at midnight, all prepared by locally owned Rulli's Italian Restaurant.  White said, "We'll even accommodate party-goers who have special dietary requests such as gluten free, vegetarian or other...

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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 housing co-ops

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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 Sho…

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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