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by Ron Thomas, Sr.

Ron Thomas, Sr. posted in MHProNewsWe at the Louisville Show want to treat you to a spectacular array of New Homes, Products and Services. Whatever your business or inventory requires, you’re likely to find the most exciting single-section and system-built homes.

It will be a feast for the eyes for all of you, with endless possibilities and combinations.

It’s also an excellent opportunity to cut great deals. Be the first to see new product/home introductions; talk with R&D and marketing execs; compare prices, service, and follow-through...and network with the most industry professionals, all under one climate controlled roof.

In short, it’s a one-stop-shopping concept that is the bellwether event of each “New Year.”

Louisville is where the leaders in the industry (including you) gather annually to plot your course and plan out your strategy. You’ll hear about weaknesses and strengths, goals and objectives, and every other topic of importance to each of you. No matter where else you go in 2013, this is where the action begins.

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Profit Building and Protecting “Money Tree Seminars,” Forums and Workshops

For the 2013 Louisville Show, we plan to do more profit building and protecting “Money Tree” Seminars, Forums and Workshops. Get the best information all under one roof to start the year off right!

We will repeat the popular finance seminars that brought standing room only crowds to the 2012 event. We will showcase the latest and greatest third party lending that the Industry has to offer! We will also provide community finance panels, which will give those looking to buy or refinance a Manufactured Home Community (MHC) a forum to not only hear the top lenders but also to ask questions.

We will also do a presentation on Money Tree marketing and sales systems geared for the 21st century home buying customers. Remember, all success is a matter of proven systems! Do you want to attract and sell more customers? Then learn how using proven on and off line marketing systems in tandem with sales approaches that work when applied in manufactured home retail centers, communities or by business to business professionals.

We also plan forums where retailers, communities and others can discuss hot topics, with a panel of experts to facilitate discussion and answer questions.

This year, MHI’s new Chairman and CEO will be in attendance and are offering a special presentation to all show attendees. You can meet these and other movers and shakers in the industry up close and personal! Mom and Pops, small, medium and large size businesses will all gather in 2013 at the Kentucky Exhibition Center in Louisville for the best networking and deal making event that kicks off the new year. In 2012, over 1500 total attendees arrived, we expect 2013 to draw even more professionals like yourself.

We are also planning and exploring other seminar topics, so stay tuned for the latest reports right here at MHProNews.com.

Hotel Reservations

Reservations may be made for our show directly with the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport. When making reservations, please refer to the MIDWEST MANUFACTURED HOUSING SHOW to receive the special room rate. Reservations should be made early to secure your rooms.

CROWNE PLAZA LOUISVILLE AIRPORT

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

888-233-9527

$106 single/double

Cut off date: January 11, 2013

Hotel Weblink

https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=9827915

Dates and Show Hours

Wednesday • January 23 • 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday • January 24 • 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday • January 25 • 9:00 a.m. – noon

Manufacturers

Adventure Homes

CMH/Family of Brands

Clayton/Middlebury

Giles Industries

Schult/Middlebury

TRUmh

Commodore Homes

Dutch Homes

Fairmont Homes

Fleetwood Homes

Fortune Homes

Harmony Homes

Manufactured Housing Enterprises

Redman Homes

Skyline Homes

We plan to have 38 homes on display, which would make the 2013 Louisville Manufactured Home Show the largest indoor event of the year, with some 50% more homes than you'll find in any other similar indoor show!

You will also get about 100% more exhibitors at the Kentucky Exhibition Center, including these industry leading companies that follow below.

Exhibitors

You can see dozens of companies that provide the products and services that YOUR business needs, all under one roof. The 2013 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show is your one stop shop where you can compare products and services, talking to many owners and executives face to face.

21st Mortgage Corporation

ABT Water Management

Alliance Credit, LLC

American Insurance Alliance LLC

Blevins, Inc.

C U Factory Built Lending

Cutting Systems Inc.

Donald C. Westphal Associates

Dura-Bilt Products, Inc.

Electric Eel Manufacturing

Equity Trust Realty

Everlock Systems

First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation

Granger Plastics Company

Harbor Floor Products

Heritage Distributing

Illinois Mfd Housing Association

Indiana Mfd Housing Association

Jamie’s Interiors

Kentucky Mfd Housing Institute

Legiance Investments, LLC

LP Building Products

ManufacturedHomes.com

MHMarketingSalesManagement.com

MHLivingNews.com

MHProNews.com

MHVillage.com

MHWC

Michigan Mfd Housing Association

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.

Minute Man Products/PolyVulc USA

Mobile Home University.com

Mountain Side Financial

Nordyne

NTA, Inc.

Ohio Mfd Housing Association

Oliver Technologies

R-CO Products, Inc.

R.E. Michel Company Inc.

Rustique Enterprises

Shaw Industries/Wingate Carpets

Style Crest

Tennessee Mfd Housing Association

Tie Down Engineering, Inc.

Tink Translift

Triad Financial Services

U.S. Bank Mfd Housing Finance

Whitley Mobile Homes, Inc.

Easy To Attend

It's never been easier to attend. Starting October 1, 2012, you can register on line for free to attend the 2013 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show.

Please utilize our web link site:

http://www.prereg.net/2013/lmfs

Our website will be available starting on October 1, 2012

Don't miss out

The enthusiasm and feedback from the 2012 year's event was so great, that we had to expand to the North Wing of the Kentucky Exhibition Center in order to accommodate the growing numbers of attendees and companies exhibiting. Forget the hype, these are the facts!

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I have been participating as a supplier exhibitor at the Louisville show for more than thirty years now.  Even during the lean years of the past, it has been a valuable tool in my marketing efforts.  The current high level of client interest tells me that this will be a great year for me at the show not only for exhibitor, but also for visitors.

~ Don-Westphal

If you can only make a hand full of events in 2013, plan to start your year out right and make the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show one of them. ##


ron-thomas-sr-rona-homes-founder-mmhflouisville-show-chairman-postedmhpronews-com-75x75-Ron Thomas, Sr. is the Chairman of the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show, Chairman of the Midwest Manufactured Housing Federation (MMHF) and the founder of Rona Homes. You can learn more about Ron and his career at this interview, A Cup of Coffee with...Ron Thomas, Sr.. If you haven't already seen the popular video interview with Ron - which covers different ground from the link above! - you can find that linked here.


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