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It’s time to take LinkedIn serious

LinkedIn has been around since 2003 and has been seen in various lights. The glowing light of posting all your accomplishments for the world to see; the dim slog of updating things and approving connection requests from months ago and the dark busywork of fixing your header when the whole layout changes. For a long time, there was little reason ...

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How to get the right job to find you

Employment is on the up side. Employers are actively looking. Offers are getting better. Even so, many find themselves “stuck” where they are with no light at the end of the tunnel. Getting ahead eludes them; knowing how to make things happen isn’t easy. Keeping your fingers crossed that a rising economic tide will take care of you or that ...

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Seawork International announces new base

SOUTHAMPTON, U.K. -- There is a new home for the annual Seawork International, Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition and conference, which has been running this week in Southampton. Associated British Ports has hosted Seawork since the first edition in 1998 at the QEII Terminal. Since 2000, the exhibition has been held in and around the Fruit Terminal at ...

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Nautical Ventures buys new location

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – As part of their continuing plan to become South Florida’s leading single source retailer for marine recreational products, Nautical Ventures Group has purchased the Northlake Marina property located at 139 Shore Court in North Palm Beach and, as a result, will bring its innovative business model to Palm Beach County. Strategically located just off the east ...

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Marine trade group praises legislators for tax-cut package

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Marine Industries Association of South Florida is pleased that the Florida Legislature and Governor Rick Scott are incentivizing boaters to have repairs done in the state with the new tax cut package passed today. Signed into law by Governor Scott, the tax cut eliminates sales taxes on boat repairs that cost more than $1 million, ...

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Weekly 5: New Jersey committee passes boat sales tax cap

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. New Jersey committee passes boat sales tax cap Another state is looking to cap the sales tax on boat sales. A New Jersey Senate Committee voted last week ...

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Bass Pro Shops launches new fishing initiative

Bass Pro Shops has announced “Gone Fishing,” a major new program to introduce people of all ages, especially urban youth and children overly-focused on their digital devices, to fishing as a gateway to discovering the outdoors. The national program encompasses a variety of significant initiatives designed to introduce audiences that haven’t been exposed to outdoor recreation, and inspire experienced anglers ...

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FUSION launches Bluetooth control for iOS devices

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine audio, announced today the release of an update for its FUSION-Link Remote Control app. The new app allows for Bluetooth® control of compatible FUSION marine entertainment systems directly from Apple mobile devices. Designed for iPhone or iPad, once it is downloaded, the FUSION-Link Remote Control app allows navigation, streaming and ...

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MarineMax Ocean Alexander welcomes Michael Tyrrell to the team

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – MarineMax Ocean Alexander of Florida announced today that Michael Tyrrell has joined the team at Pier 66 Marina in Fort Lauderdale. Michael is a veteran of the yachting community with 29 years of yacht sales experience. He began his career with Allied Marine-Hatteras later forming a partnership with Dwight Tracy & Friends. “I am excited to ...

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