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Feb 5th, 2018 @ 9:15 am

Consumer Trends in the Outdoor Hospitality Industry

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Keynote Speaker

Nichole Poisson

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2018 CARVC Conference & Expo

The 2018 CARVC Conference & Expo will be held at Beach Cove Resort. It's conveniently located in North Myrtle Beach, close to all the Grand Strand ahs to offer. Amenities include 3 outdoor pools, oceanfront whirlpools, kiddie pool and a 350-foot lazy river. Guests also have access to an on-site racquetball court, dining and gift shop.

Oceanfront Executive Suites: $78.81/night (includes resort fee & tax)


Phone: 1-888-331-6533

(selection option 2, then option 1 and refer to "Carolinas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds")*

*You must reserve your room by January 4, 2018.

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Conference & Expo schedule

The 2018 CARVC Annual Convention, Membership Meeting & Expo will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC.





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Day 1 Full schedule

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Board Meeting

Welcome Reception

Welcome reception to the 2018 CARVC Conference. Each attendee will receive 2 drink tickets, pizza and salad.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Day 2 Full schedule

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Welcome Breakfast

Welcome breakfast at Tradewinds Cafe

Tradewinds Cafe at Beach Cove Resort

Tradewinds Cafe is open daily for breakfast with our full Southern style buffet. The breakfast buffet options often include favorites like grits, eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and pancakes. Enjoy an oceanfront meal with the family without losing sight of the waves crashing onshore. Peacefulness combined with an excellent menu and buffet options make for the perfect dining option on your Beach Cove vacation.

Keynote Speaker: Consumer Trends in the Outdoor Hospitality Industry

An estimated 13 million U.S. households planned to camp more in 2017 than they did in 2016, and more than 1 million new households have started camping each year since 2014. We will take a look at the trends, demographics, ethnicity, behaviors and motivations that drives this growth.

How do the changing trends and times affect people’s values and attitudes? This session will explore what motivates people to make travel and life decisions. We will examine the key findings and trends based on Daniel Levines’s ground breaking research on current trends and the results of the 2017 North American Camping Report.

Nichole Poisson

Nichole Poisson

Franchise Development Manager (KOA)

How RV Parks Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits and Save Thousands in Taxes

Is your financial house in order? Discover the tools you can use to become invincible to lawsuits, save thousands in taxes, and achieve financial peace of mind. By the end of the presentation you will know how to:

  1. Protect 100% of your assets from lawsuits. You will learn how to make yourself so unattractive to a plaintiff attorney that they will never pursue a lawsuit against you.
  2. Save thousands of dollars each year in taxes. You will learn five tax reduction strategies most people fail to utilize, which could save you more than $10,000 each year in taxes.
  3. Avoid probate & eliminate all estate taxes. You will be taken through a checklist of items that are important to every estate & business succession plan.

Larry Oxenham

Larry Oxenham

American Society for Asset Protections

Lunch with Vendors and Auction

Trade Show

Silent Auction

Reception

Reception includes drink tickets and appetizers

Dinner Buffet with Conley the Magician

Conley the Magician

Conley the Magician's show is filled with lots of fun, magic, comedy and audience participation thats perfect for all ages.



Day 3 Full schedule

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Breakfast Buffet

Enjoy breakfast buffet at Tradewinds Cafe

Tradewinds Cafe at Beach Cove Resort

Tradewinds Cafe is open daily for breakfast with our full Southern style buffet. The breakfast buffet options often include favorites like grits, eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and pancakes. Enjoy an oceanfront meal with the family without losing sight of the waves crashing onshore. Peacefulness combined with an excellent menu and buffet options make for the perfect dining option on your Beach Cove vacation.

Business Meetings / Elections

CPR Certification Course

CPR American Heart Association Basic Life Support. Learn Proper CPR techniques based off scientific studies and best practices. At the end of the class you will earn a certificate of completion for the class.

Darin Almond

Darin Almond

Owner, Norwood Camping

What is the value of my company and how do I increase the value for a planned transfer?

You impact the value of your company every day. Learn ways to increase the value and what you need to stop doing that decreases your business value. This program will help you understand what happens behind the smoke and mirrors of the business valuation process. Your understanding of the value of your business is critical to your financial future and those who depend upon you. Come and learn what your role will be in this process, why value can vary in different transfer options, and how to hire an expert. You will leave with information that can increase your net worth.

Amy Wirtz

Amy Wirtz

Family & Business Success LLC

Lunch Buffet

The NFPA 1194 RV Parks & Campground Standard

The NFPA 1194 Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds is the standard that promotes construction requirements for safety and health for occupants using facilities supplied for recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds offering temporary living sites for use by recreational vehicles, recreational park trailers, and other camping units.

ARVC supports and encourages members to provide quality camping experiences by adhering to national, state and local ordinances and regulations and by operating facilities in compliance with national standards such as the NFPA 1194 National Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks & Campgrounds. ARVC recognizes that the life safety and health of the RVer/camper is paramount and the ordinances, regulation and standards are designed to assure the safety of both the RVer/camper and the community in which overnight camping facilities are provided.

Mike Palicz

Mike Palicz

Manager of Government Affairs (RVIA)

Cracker Barrel / Open Discussion

Bring your questions and concerns to our open discussion for "helping hands."

Phases of Exit Planning

What is Exit Planning? Learn the strategic systematic groundwork needed to capitalize on the maximum value of their small business when it’s time to exit. Failure to have a strategic systematic groundwork in place is a guarantee for stress and a lesser than fair market value when it comes time to sell your business. You deserve to know the inside secrets to a solid exit plan because your business is likely your largest single investment.

Dick Deward

Dick Deward

The Campground Connection

Deluxe Wine Tasting at Duplin Winery

Duplin Winery

Duplin Winery offers Deluxe Wine Tasting that allows guests to sample up to 10 wines on the tasting sheet and enjoy delicious gourmet crackers and dip. Plus, you get to keep your Duplin wine glass and have a serving of wine afterwards from the tasting sheet. It’s the perfect way to get the entire experience at Duplin Winery.

Address: 4650 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: 843-663-1710

Dutch Dinner: Flying Fish Public Market & Grill

Flying Fish

Flying Fish Public Market & Grill is Myrtle Beach's most unique waterfront dining experience, featuring local seafood, Lowcountry favorites and a raw bar with a variety of shellfish and sushi. Inspired by Pearlz Oyster Bar concept and Seattle's Pike's Place Public Market, Flying Fish is part-restaurant, part-seafood market. Emjoy the ocean's best offerings available whether choosing to dine in and enjoy the view of the Intracoastal Waterway or take home.

Address: 4744 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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Day 4 Full schedule

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Board Meeting

Barb Krumm Testionial

Affordable Sponsorship packages

Carolina Association of RV Parks & Camping would like to invite you as a sponsor for our upcoming 2018 CARVC Conference and Expo in Myrtle Beach, SC. This annual conference is the only program that brings us together once in a year to share our business ideas and issues. It also helped us in developing healthy and positive associations with each other. Our priority will be to promote new innovative ideas to develop the industry and increase productivity. Your sponsorship will include an ad in the convention program plus access to pre and/or post convention attendee mailling list. To pay for sponsorship online, simply register for the convention at the links below and choose your sponsorship during registration process or click download form.


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Trade Show Vendors

Thank you to the following fine vendors that will be attending the 2018 Trade show. We encourage you to visit these organizations during the conference.

  • Active Water Solutions
    Active Water Solutions designs and manufactures packaged waste water treatment systems for on-site treatment for campgrouns and RV parks to help owners increase density, avoid leach/spreay fields, cut down pump and haul costs or to replace aging systems.
  • Wirtz Legal Solutions - Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer
    Wirtz Legal educates and guides business owners through the various options, systems, and professional resources that help create and maintain a healthy family system and a master business plan. Our goal is to help a family maintain and increase the value of their business so as to create a lasting legacy for their family members.
  • The Campground Connection
    The Campground Connection specializes in performance –oriented exit planning strategies. They are the largest marketing company of campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts exclusive to the industry.
  • Bill Plemmons RV World
    Bill Plemmons RV World specializes in RV Parts and service. He will have his 30 ft. trailer full of parts available to view and purchase.
  • Bordeaux & Bordeaux Certified Public Accountants
    Bordeaux & Bordeaux CPA has specialized industry knowledge for campground owners helps them grow the value of their business and minimize the burden of taxes. Their cloud system allows them to work with owners throughout the US to provide them with unlimited proactive advice.
  • Assisted TV Solutions
    Assisted TV Solutions offers a turn key solution for adding commercial grade CATV systems to the hospitality business. As part of their service ATS will design, build, and service your cable TV, plus handle all aspects of customer service for you. Assisted TV currently service over 40 campgrounds in the eastern US from Florida to Wisconsin.
  • KOA Camping Reservations Campgrounds and Campsites
    KOA is the world’s largest network of family-oriented campgrounds with more than 500 locations in North America and celebrated 55 years in 2016.
  • Water Guard Incorporated
    Water Guard specializes in small bulk chemicals and chemical pumps.
  • Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance
    Leavitt is the largest writer in the country of RV parks and campgrounds. With over 40 years of experience they bring multiple options to the table for the smallest of campgrounds to the largest of national RV resorts.
  • Southeast Publications
    Southeast Publications offers an on and offline marketing company specializing in connecting outdoor recreation to small business. They create free guest guides and banners for RV Resorts and Campgrounds. They also promote partner properties to the masses online, through their mobile and social media channels.

Signup to Be a Vendor

The Annual Supplier Expo features the RV Park Industry's top suppliers. This is your best opportunity to promote your product and services to the North Carolina and South Carolina campground market. Please Download, SIGN & Mail the information sheet below.

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Event venue & registration

The 2018 CARVC Conference & Expo will be held at Beach Cove Resort. It's conveniently located in North Myrtle Beach, close to all the Grand Strand ahs to offer. Amenities include 3 outdoor pools, oceanfront whirlpools, kiddie pool and a 350-foot lazy river. Guests also have access to an on-site racquetball court, dining and gift shop.



Register Now

Beach Cove Resort Myrtle Beach
800 South Ocean Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Oceanfront Executive Suites:
$78.81/night (includes resort fee & tax)

1-888-331-6533
Beach Cove Resort Myrtle Beach