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The deadline is Friday, June 28, for RV manufacturers to submit their nominations for the 2024 RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards.

Now in its 14th year, the RVBusiness Top 50 program celebrates those North American RV dealerships that, in the eyes of an esteemed panel of independent judges, best exemplifies dealer excellence in customer and community service. An announcement of the 2024 Top 50 winners will be made closer to the RV Dealers Convention/Expo, and winners will be presented at a special Nov. 13 reception during the RV Dealers Convention/Expo at Paris Las Vegas,

As part of the process, emails were sent June 17 to RV manufacturers, inviting them to nominate their dealer partners for Top 50 consideration. OEMs were asked to carefully consider their selections, as the ideal nominees for this program are not necessarily their largest dealers, but those who promote best practices in all aspects of their businesses, including customer service, operational innovation, employee training and certification, charitable outreach and general excellence in overall business practices.

In turn, those nominated dealers will be asked to submit an application, which are due by mid-August so that a panel of high profile industry representatives can review them and finalize selections during a two-day in-person session in early September at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind.

Again this year, the Top 50 roster will include five exemplary “Blue Ribbon” dealerships plus three special distinctions — the Gaylord Maxwell Innovation Award recognizing creative business strategies, the Arthur J. Decio Humanitarian Award bestowed upon a U.S. or Canadian dealer who has excelled at charitable endeavors, and the Sherman Goldenberg Award for Excellence in Digital Marketing. The speciality awards are sponsored by Airxcel Inc., Wells Fargo DF, and RV Trader, respectively.

“The program relies on these nominations and, while we have received nominations from a handful of manufacturers, we’d like to get more,” said Rick Kessler, publisher and executive editor of G&G Media Group LLC, the Elkhart-based source of RVBusiness and Woodall’s Campground Magazine.

Manufacturers are asked to please e-mail Top 50 Coordinator Barb Riley (briley@bjta.com) of BJ Thompson Associates, which coordiantes the Top 50 program every year, a total of 10 nominations from your corporate dealer body or, where appropriate, from each of your key divisions at your earliest convenience. Again, the deadline for nominations is June 28.

Each of nominee must include:
1.     Dealership Name
2.     Contact Person at the Dealership
3.     Contact Person’s Email

The 2024 RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards are sponsored by: Airxcel, Brown & Brown, Cummins,GE Appliances, Genesis Products, Northpoint Financial, NTP-STAG, Protective Asset Protection, RV Trader and Wells Fargo Inventory Finance.