Member Spotlight – Alliance Coach, Wildwood, Florida
Al and Judy Shapiro are excited about changes at their location in Wildwood. As owners of Alliance Coach, voted the #1 RV dealer in Lake, Sumter, and Marion counties for 2017 and for four years included in the Top 50 RV Business Dealers Awards, they’ve invested a lot of time and money to create a premier RV dealership and service center. This fall Al and Judy will celebrate the grand opening of their new sales center. According to Judy, “The time has finally arrived and it is wonderful to see our latest project underway! It will give our inventory much better exposure and provide our sales, service and collision centers much-needed room to grow.”
At Alliance Coach, there is something for everyone. The extensive inventory of new and used RVs range from motor coaches (class A thru C) along with fifth wheel, travel trailers, toy haulers and pop-up campers. Many of the most popular models include the Alliance Coach, Monaco, Fleetwood, Forest River and Holiday Rambler – just to name a few.
Alliance Coach’s service center is second to none. It features a full service collision center, custom painting, cabinetry, chassis, upholstery and a parts store. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) master-certified, factory-trained technicians are at the head of the class. With experienced staff, Alliance accomplishes repairs not usually performed at other facilities. The dealership offers many other services including financing, extended warranties and RV insurance. For your conveyance, Alliance Coach offers on-site camping during servicing.
Attention, Recruiters – Adding Workforce?
Employee recruitment is difficult in our expanding economy even for seasoned recruiters. However, with workforce talent becoming more environmentally conscious and active in outdoor recreation, recruiters familiar with recreational offerings may have an edge with out-of-area workers. For those looking for the next adventure, SECO Energy’s service area, located in the heart of Central Florida, has much to offer.
For fun things to do in Lake County, VisitLakeFl.com. Lake County has a large inventory of preserves and both state and national parks. Whether it’s hiking, biking, bird watching or water activities, you’ll find it here. If you prefer something a little more upbeat, Lake County (Leesburg) is home to one of the most popular motorcycle rallies and music events in the world. The four-day Leesburg Bikefest draws over 200,000 visitors annually.
In neighboring Sumter County, air boating, kayaking and canoeing are favorite pastimes along the scenic 157-mile Withlacoochee River. For those who prefer fishing, there’s Lake Panasoffkee, a spring-fed lake with an abundance of largemouth bass. After a restful day on the water, kick up your heels in The Villages, the largest single-site retirement community development in the nation, offering free nightly entertainment in the town squares. To learn more, visit Discoversumter.com.
Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Marion County has something for every equestrian. You’ll find horse racing, trail riding and world-class special events. When you need a break from horsin’ around, enjoy one of the largest artesian springs at Silver Springs State Park. This area is also the gateway to the Ocala National forest, the second largest, most southern national park east of the Mississippi River offering camping, riding, hiking and more. Take a minute to explore OcalaMarion.com.
If bicycling is your thing, peddle over to Citrus County. Citrus is home to the 46-mile Withlacoochee State Trail, the largest paved walking-biking path in Florida. The area also hosts the 41-mile Suncoast Trail. If that’s not enough to keep you entertained outdoors, the 157,479-acre Withlachoochee State Forest will. The forest is listed as one of the “10 Coolest Places You’ve Never Been in North America” because of its abundance of recreational activities and wildlife. Citrus County is also your connection to the beautiful warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and known as the Manatee Capital of the World. Learn more at Citrusbocc.com.
Thinking of Future Expansion?
Do you have plans for expansion at your facility requiring an upgrade of your electric service or the addition of another meter? Help us help you, by providing ample time for SECO Energy to review your plans and meet your electrical needs.
If you’re contemplating adding load, it is important for SECO personnel to confirm that your existing transformer(s) is adequate or if an upgrade is in order. An increase in usage at your location can result in damaged equipment when electrical facilities are not sized properly. Untimely outages as a result can negatively impact production and equipment repairs are costly. Both affect your bottom line.
If you plan to add another meter at your location requiring construction of facilities, allow four to six weeks for completion. Although it’s quite possible we can complete the work sooner, much depends on member demand for services and required construction. Talk with your account representative early on, before you begin the process, to allow SECO Energy to meet your timeline for service.
SECO’s All-New StormCenter
No one likes to lose power. When these anomalies occur, you want answers so you can plan. Now help is as close as the palm of your hand and the click of a mouse. Just recently, SECO launched a brand new StormCenter platform.
This new easy-to-use interactive outage map allows you to report outages online via your smartphone or tablet. You can subscribe to receive proactive outage notifications via voice, text or email. You can even report an area light for repair through LightFinder. Take the time to set up your notification preferences today. We are Storm Ready – and you should be too. Learn more about hurricane preparedness for businesses at Floridadisaster.org.