December '18

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SHOW COVERAGE Andrea Mullin says. "We have ample space for our January show. We're still selective about who attends, but once the decision is made to have a vendor exhibit, we are able to accommodate them better this year. We have quite a bit of space this year and we're going to make use of it. We can set up the room differently and get more creative ways to allow our vendors to set up their booths." Even at the time of RV PRO's interview, vendor and dealer registration was at a record high for the Arrow Show, Andrea Mullin says, so the larger venue appears to have paid off. "We're pleased about how our attendance is looking right now for the 2019 show," she says. "Right now, we have more vendors for the show than we have in years past and we're expecting even more. The dealer turnout is ahead of schedule. We're definitely ahead of the game for this time of year on both vendors and dealers." Not everything at the show will be brand new, however. For the second straight year, dealers will be able to take part in a "Poker Run" event. Each hour during the show, a specific exhibitor will hand out a card to dealers at the exhibitor's booth. Dealers who collect a winning hand will be eligible for prizes. During the vendor's hour to hand out cards, the vendor also offers a product at a discount. "This will be our second time doing this," Andrea Mullin says. "It was a major hit last year and it drummed up a lot of excitement. The enthusiasm lasted right up to the final poker park." Also well-attended during the 2018 show, a series of educa- tional classes and vendor training sessions will be held Jan. 15. Getting to Bally's also will be a snap thanks to VIP sponsors Progress Manufacturing and Winegard. The two companies will sponsor a limousine stocked with refresh- ments and snacks that will make the trip from the airport to the hotel. "It's a great central location right in the heart of the Las Vegas strip," Mullin says. "People can walk around and shop and there are plenty of restaurants. One thing I like about Bally's is it is connected to the Paris, so you have two hotels in one. There are many options for food, restaurants and entertainment. We're really excited that this is the biggest venue where we've ever had the Arrow Show." 24 • RV PRO • December 2018 rv-pro.com Dealer representatives pack a classroom during a vendor education seminar at the 2018 Arrow Show in Biloxi, Miss.

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