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Women Making Waves: Julie Balzano

Julie Balzano Export Development Director, National Marine Manufacturers Association Education: Bachelor’s Degree – Marketing – Rutgers University. A few short years after graduating, I joined the U.S. Peace Corps, which is where I became bilingual and bicultural. Years in the marine industry: 15 Companies you have worked for in the marine industry and titles you held within those companies: Export ...

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Women Making Waves: Nicole Vasilaros

Nicole Vasilaros Vice President, Federal and Legal Affairs, National Marine Manufacturers Association Education: Juris Doctor, University of Florida and Georgetown University Law Center (visiting student); Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Emory University Years in the marine industry: 5 What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned working in the marine industry? The marine industry is complex. Most people are stunned ...

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Deck boats continue to appeal to boaters


Seating more passengers than a bowrider and easier to tow than a pontoon, deck boats continue to appeal to boaters Designed to blend the generous seating capacity and family-friendly layout of a pontoon boat with the familiar look and easy trailering of a traditional runabout, deck boats would appear to offer boaters an ideal compromise between practicality and performance. They ...

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Bob Menne, Vic Porter to be inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) will present two industry leaders this year with its highest honor, the NMMA Hall of Fame. Robert (Bob) Menne, Jr., CEO, Premier Marine, and Victor (Vic) Porter, chairman, Formula Boats, will be recognized for their career achievements and contributions to the industry during the 26th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) at the show's annual Industry ...

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2017 NMMA Canada Hall Of Fame opens call for nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada Hall of Fame. Inductees in the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame include those who have, or those who continue to, generate substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. The due date for nominations is October 15. The 2017 NMMA Canada Hall of ...

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Ken Cook Co. acquires NMMA’s boat owner’s manual business

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Ken Cook Co. announced Monday the transfer of NMMA’s boat owner’s manual program for boat builders to Ken Cook Co. NMMA’s boat owner’s manuals were created to help the recreational boater operate their craft with safety and pleasure in an easy to understand format. They contain details of the craft; typical equipment ...

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Correct Craft team represents marine industry at national party conventions


Over the past two weeks, members of the Correct Craft team, in partnership with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), attended the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to represent both the boating industry and Correct Craft. During each convention, the Correct Craft team met with numerous elected officials from throughout the country to explain the significant impact of the marine industry on the U.S. ...

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Free trade is not another election issue


Back in January, Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin wrote an excellent blog about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and his belief that the industry should support free trade. Yeargin has been a vocal advocate in the press on how free trade will significantly impact the boating industry. Recently, Yeargin was interviewed by Fortune magazine for an article on free ...

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NMMA urges EPA to lower proposed RFS ethanol volume


The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), along with American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), held a conference call on Monday to discuss The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed increase for the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2017. The proposal calls for renewable fuel volumes of 18.8 billion gallons in 2017, a 3.8 percent increase from 2016 and ...

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Entreprenuer Kevin Harrington to keynote 2016 IBEX industry breakfast

Kevin Harrington, inventor of the Infomercial and original "Shark" on ABC's Shark Tank, will deliver a motivational keynote presentation at the IBEX Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel across from the Tampa Convention Center, where IBEX will be held. During the breakfast, attendees will also hear about the State of the Industry in a ...

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