b'CampCon Launches Virtual Event Planning Platform for IndustryWhilenationalorganizations, event as you can get, the release stated. From one-to-such as the National Association of one video networking where you are matched withRVParksandCampgrounds other people based on similar interests, to custom-de-(ARVC)andKampgroundsof signed swag bags mailed to attendees before the show,America Inc.(KOA), used advanced CampCon aims to cover it all.software to create their conferences The technology is easier to use than you would everthis year, that kind of planning and imagine, said Searl, co-founder of CampCon and CEOexpertise is often beyond the reach of Insider Perks Inc. We provide a solution that re-of state associations. quires almost no training, and most importantly pro-Heather Blankenship A new company, CampCon, has vides elements that will keep your attendees interestedbeen created to fill that void, noted throughout the show.apressrelease.Foundedby CampCon has also partnered with Insider Perks toHeatherBlankenship andBrian ing to a release. Everything is ready to go and planned help its partners with everything they need to executeSearl, CampCon is a turnkey solu- in advance, including the software, auctions, network- a successful virtual event from a marketing standpointtion that helps the outdoor hospi- ing, swag bags, marketing, ticket sales, and logistics. and without any extra cost involved, noted the release.tality industry, state associations, Conferences are a huge revenue source for state asso- The partnership will help CampCon partners designcampgrounds and other industry ciations, explained Blankenship, co-founder of CampCon websites, logos, social media graphics, brochures, fly-groups create virtual experiences and current ARVC board member. We wanted to create a ers and everything else needed for great communica-without any additional time com- path for them to not only recoup those profits but also use tion.Brian Searl mitments or logistical hurdles. our ideas to enhance and even exceed those numbers in For more information on CampCon, visit mycampcon.comThe company provides complete event management some cases. or reach out to Heather Blankenship at (865) 456-4047 orsolutions that require as little or as much involvement Far from a regular Zoom meeting, CampCon offers a [email protected],andBrianSearlatas your association or organization would like, accord- seamless experience that is as close to an in-person (216) 232-3132 or [email protected] directly. WCMCCRVC Announces Virtual Conference, to be Held from Jan. 18-21The Canadian Camping & RV Council tual experience. Conference&Expo as granting a number of scholarships so(CCRVC) has announced that the inaugural Werethrilled willofferdozensof that more individuals will be able to at-Canadian Outdoor Hospitality Conference to be offering ex- educational sessions, tend.& Expo will take place Jan. 18-21, accord- clusiveeduca- live video networking Campground owners and industry pro-ing to CCRVC officials. tional opportunities opportunities,fessionals who wish to attend the confer-Produced through a partnership with tocampgrounds interactivework- encecanregisternowontheeventsCampCon, the conference will provide an across the country shops, group discus- website at https://canada.mycampcon.com.opportunity for the entire country to come in a unique virtual sions,keynote There will also be opportunities for spon-together in one national show for the bet- formatthatwill speakers, as well as sorships and interactive booths for suppli-terment of the Canadian camping and RV allow anyone to at- suppliers and spon- ers to present their products and services.industry, noted CCRVC officials. tend, said Shane sorswhohailfrom Were looking forward to hosting thisCelebrating New Beginnings is the Devenish,execu- Shane Devenish Cara Braeutigam both Canada and all national event for the entire Canadian RVtheme of the conference and serves to tive director of CCRVC. Weve spent months of North America. and Camping Industry and we cant waithighlight the first-time experiences that planning the perfect experience that will be One of the things were most excited to see everyone on Jan. 18, said De-everyone has been a part of in 2020 be- jam-packed with networking opportunities about is our new awards that will recognize venish.cause of COVID-19. From new types of and much more for campground owners. the contributions of notable individuals to For more information on the Canadianguests staying at campgrounds, to record- Campspot,areservationsystems the Canadian Camping industry, said Cara Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo,breakingreservationnumbersandRV provider, is set to serve as the conferences Braeutigam, member services coordinator, visithttps://canada.mycampcon.comorsales, this will also be a new beginning for title sponsor.for CCRVC. Well also be having an auc- contact Cara Braeutigam at [email protected] as its first-ever conference and vir- TheCanadianOutdoorHospitalitytion to raise money for great causes as well canada.ca. WCMPRVCAHoldsElectionsfor Officer, Board PositionsThe Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA) an-nounced the election of two new officers and the re-election of seven board mem-bers during its virtual annual meeting on Nov. 17, according to PRVCA officials.Tim Umstead, TruMark Dealer Services, Spring City, Pa., will serve as chairmanof the board for a two-year term. Umstead has more than 20 years of experience inthe RV industry. He is a co-founder of TruMark Dealer Services and has more than30 years of experience in the financial services industry. His service to the associa-tion spans many years. He previously served as chairman, vice-chairman, secretary,finance director, legislative committee chairman and show committee member.Bill DAndrea, Family Camping Outlet, Stowe, Pa., is the newly elected vice-chairman of the PRVCA board of directors. DAndrea and his family have ownedand operated Family Camping Outlet since 1980. He serves as general manager ofthe dealership and has earned numerous certificates, including Master CertifiedTechnician. He previously served as a rolling stock director.Association members re-elected three rolling stock directors. They are NickBoyer, Boyers RV, Erie, Pa.; Stephanie Reeder, Lerch RV, Milroy, Pa.; and BradRhone, Rhones RV, Cogan Station, Pa. In addition, Beverly Gruber, of the Penn-sylvania Campground Owners Association, was re-elected as Campground Direc-tor;NickPalm,TiffinMotorhomes,wasre-electedasSeniorManufacturerDirector; Rocky Riley,Skyline Champion; was re-elected as Park Model RV Man-ufacturer Director; and Dan Saltzgiver, Camping World of Hanover, was re-electedas the At-Large Director.The election was held by mail-in ballot and the results were independently tab-ulated by Scott J. Christ, CPA, partner of Trout CPA, Mechanicsburg, Pa.WCM6 -January 2021Woodalls Campground Management'