Preparing for Memorial Day


Keep it
Moving, please, even if you’ve seen it before.

Let us Remember:

It is the
Not the preacher,
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
Not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
Not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
Not the campus organizer,
Who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
Not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is

Not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the
Salutes the Flag,

It is
Who serves
Under the Flag,


We can be very

Proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.

God Bless them all!!!

Makes you proud to be an AMERICAN!!!!!

Please pass this link onto your friends and associates

What do NV, PA and OK have in common besides music?

Why, outstanding manufactured housing venues – congress/expo and shows – that’s what!

Next week is SHOW TIME around the country! Three big manufactured housing events are all scheduled for the week of April 24. Enjoy the venues – enjoy the songs!

2011 National Congress & Expo
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
April 26-28



HOMExpo 2011
York, PA
TRADE DAYS: April 26th – 28th, PUBLIC DAYS: April 29th – May 1st



The Great Southwest Home Show 2011
QuickTrip Center at Expo Square, Tulsa OK
TRADE/INDUSTRY DAYS: April 28 -29th (1:00 p.m.), PUBLIC DAYS: April 29th (3:00 p.m.) – May 1st



See you in Vegas and Tulsa for our two seminars:

Engaging the Media: How to Make Positive PR and Good Media Relations a Reality
MHI Congress & Expo, Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, Nevada,
Thursday, April 28 at 11:15 a.m. PDT – See MHMSM in Booth 610
Great Southwest Home Show, QuikTrip Center, Expo Square – Tulsa, Oklahoma,
Friday, April 29, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – See MHMSM in Booth 101

“Dominate Your Local Market” Seminar
MHI Congress & Expo, Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, Nevada,
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 1:00-2:30 p.m. – See MHMSM in Booth 610
Great Southwest Home Show, QuikTrip Center, Expo Square – Tulsa, Oklahoma,
Friday, April 29, 2011 10:00-11:00 a.m. – See MHMSM in Booth 101

Video credits:  “Viva Las Vegas” Video for Elvis Presley singing “Viva Las Vegas”; “Hills of Pennsylvania;  “Oklahoma”

Teamwork Proverbs and Quotation

It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.

There is no “I” in “TEAMWORK”.

Teamwork: is less me and more we.

TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

~ ~

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

Submitted by Soheyla Kovach

A Creed to Live By

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others,

It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important,

Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart

Cling to that as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or the future.

By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give

Nothing is really over … until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect,

It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks,

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly,

And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t dismiss your Dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope.

To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget where you’ve been,

But also know where you’re going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored every step of the way.

~ Author Unknown

Working Together – A Teamwork Puzzle

Every industry depends on its various elements – its pieces of the puzzle – in order to prosper.  Separate one or more elements or pieces from its whole, and all will suffer.

Imagine that each of the four characters below represents those who hold a piece of our Industry’s puzzle:

Lumaxart Graphic by Scott Maxwell
Lumaxart Graphic by Scott Maxwell
  • The red person represents home retailers, manufactured housing communities and developers.
  • The gold represents financing.
  • The green represents manufacturers.
  • The blue represents suppliers of various types.
  • The circle formed by the puzzle is the Information and cohesiveness supplied by trade associations as well as engaged, pro-Industry trade media and publishers.  These trade media are magazines or ezines such as
Puzzle missing a piece
If any piece gets minimized or isolated, the rest lose balance and suffer. If the integrity of the circle – if associations or trade media – suffers, all will pay the price. Each party – each piece of the puzzle – needs the others.

While it may be human nature to think that your piece of the puzzle is ‘the most important,’ in fact all of the pieces are important.

Analogies like this can be helpful, but they also have their limits.  The puzzle itself, what should the picture that is on it be?  Let’s consider the answer to that as the public’s view of our Industry.  Do they see us as being a modern, green, clean, appealing and affordable option?  Do they see us as being able to provide everything from entry level HUD Code homes to residential style (conventional looking) homes, to sprawling modular mansions?  If not, why not?  This is the ‘missing person’ of image building and marketing.  This is why the picture is a hodge-podge of color instead of the image of an appealing, quality and affordable solution to the American Dream of home ownership.

When an industry associate of yours knows that something – some piece – is missing, point them to this puzzle and those who hold it together.  Then ask them what is missing, and ask them how they can work with others to be a part of the solution. # #

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