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At the Helm: Reinventing the Top 100

In the first year of the Top 100 Dealers Program, Boating Industry’s editors took a one-week retreat to evaluate and rank the applications it received. And what a week – and an education – it was! Seven years later, it takes an entire week just to name the Top 10. From that, we can only conclude that marine dealers operate ...

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At the Helm: The right hire

It was early in my career, and I was working to fill an open position on our team. This person would report directly to me, would be my right hand, and I was excited to start interviewing. I imagined someone smart, dedicated and driven to succeed, someone who would work by my side to take our products and our company ...

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At the Helm: Building a future for boating

We didn’t have a lot of money when I was a kid, but the one luxury my mom made sure to save for every year was summer camp. It was my escape (and hers). For as many as eight weeks each summer, I would play in the outdoors, swimming, hiking and canoeing in the mountains and rivers of Vermont, New ...

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