DURANGO, Colo., – The Colorado Campground and Lodging Owners Association will host its annual convention and tradeshow April 5th to 7th in Montrose, Colo.
The three-day event, to be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, will include more than a dozen educational seminars and cracker barrel discussions; a tradeshow; networking events; a dinner banquet with silent and live auctions; and guided tours of several campgrounds, including Jellystone Park of the Black Canyon, Cedar Creek RV Park, Montrose RV Resort, plus visits to Bright Leaf Solar Company and The Colorado Yurt Company.
The educational sessions include presentations on the future of the RV industry by Jeff Sims, director of membership and government affairs for the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), as well as an update on ARVC and a session on campground marketing by Barb Youmans, the association’s senior director of administration and education.
State Senator Al White will provide an overview of the Colorado Tourism Office and how it benefits the campground and lodging industries, while Janine Roberts, vice president of Denver-based Tradavo, provides a seminar on how to increase your store business.
Bryan Jordan, president of VistaWorks, will provide an update on smart phones and how to market your business in the mobile world.
The convention also includes several sessions on green energy, including a class on recycling energy, by William Weideman of Peak Energy Technology; a session on geothermal energy, by the Delta/Montrose Electric Association; and a seminar on cutting edge solar energy, by Bright Leaf Solar Company.
Breakfast buffets, lunches, cocktail hours and one banquet dinner will also be provided.
The annual CCLOA board of directors meeting will take place Friday, April 8th.
CCLOA has 53 members. For more information, please contact Dana Foran at (970) 259-1899 www.campcolorado.com.