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Good Sam Announces New Member Programs

In a column in the most recent edition of Highways magazine, Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Good Sam Enterprises LLC (formerly Affinity Group Inc.), outlined changes in the Good Sam Club that include: New fuel discount program. More value-oriented insurance,...

Manitoba Park's Rate Structure Questioned

A group of seasonal campers at Nopiming Provincial Park says a private campground operator is charging high fees and Manitoba Conservation has turned a blind eye to it, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. Jim Ilasewich, spokesman for the Caribou Lake Seasonal...

Consumer Confidence Deteriorated in August

Consumers’ confidence in August dropped almost 15 points to the lowest level since April 2009 as worries about the economy fueled the wildest stock market swings since the financial meltdown in 2008, The Associated Press reported on Tuesday (Aug. 30). At a time...

ELS Giving Investor Presentation Today

Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. (ELS) is giving a financial presentation today (Aug. 31) at the Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference. Michael Berman, ELS’ executive vice president and CFO, will conduct the presentation at 8:35 a.m. Central time, according to a...

Two Vermont Campgrounds Devastated by Irene

Tropical Storm Irene has had “a devastating effect” on the private campgrounds in Vermont and at least two have suffered “total flooding,” according to a report from Peter Daniels, executive director of the Vermont Campground Association (VCA)....

Connecticut Reopening Parks in Irene's Wake

After safety inspections and cleanups in Irene’s wake, the state of Connecticut has started reopening its parks and campgrounds, but all state swimming areas remain closed as a precaution, said Dwayne Gardner, spokesman for the Department of Energy and...

Fishing Club Makes Offer to Save Campground

The Vermilion Fishing Club recently sent another proposal to Dynegy Inc. to buy the lake-front campground in central Illinois the club has been leasing for more than 50 years. But the club’s board members don’t hold out a lot of hope that the Houston-based...