Campers Inn made a $5,000 donation to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center pushing the dealership group’s lifetime total to $61,000, according to a recent news release.
The annual fundraising campaign for the RV Learning Center began at the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo.
“Camper’s Inn CEO Jeff Hirsch and his management team know what it takes to be successful in this business: education,” said RV Learning Center Chairman of the Board Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center in Hartville, Ohio. “Donations from Campers Inn and our other regular donors help the Learning Center to stay on top of meeting dealers’ educational needs thanks to their reliable and generous support.”
Hirsch continues to serve the industry as the RV Dealers Association’s immediate past chairman and also serves on the RV Learning Center Board of Directors. The dealership group now consists of 10 locations throughout the Northeast and Southeast regions of the U.S.
“The Mike Molino RV Learning Center is a strategic alliance that develops the skill set of our dedicated employees,” Hirsch said. “Having served on the Learning Center Board, my view was expanded as I saw a greater benefit than for just our company.
“As our industry matures, we must all further professionalize in order to better serve the needs of our customers, but also to be able to compete. The contributions all of us make to the Learning Center help professionalize the industry; they raise the bar. An educated industry represents a mature and profitable industry.”
Names of other recent contributors are listed on the RV Learning Center’s website.
Donations to the RV Learning Center pay for programs including support for the Society of Certified RV Professionals, webinars on current topics, training and certification for dealership staff, essential publications and learning guides, and the convention/expo.
Contributors can make online donations or use a printable form that accommodates customized pledges and scheduled donations as well as lump sum gifts.
The RV Learning Center is supported by dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and other RV industry members committed to dealership education and the high levels of customer service provided by educated employees.
The Mike Molino RV Learning Center is a tax exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.