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How to be a smart company

The Boating Industry editorial team just finished evaluating this year’s Top 100 Dealer applications, and we were invigorated to learn that several have acquired competitors or land for future expansion, and all have continued to invest in improving their current operation.

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An industry coming together

I can be a bit of an idealist sometimes. And one of my ideals is a united recreational marine industry, all of us working together to deliver a boating experience that exceeds customers' expectations every time and to create a business environment that everyone wants to work in. When I see evidence of that, it makes my day. That's why ...

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IBEX’s big move

When I heard last week that the rumors were true - the International Boatbuilder Exhibition & Conference would be moving to Kentucky in 2010 - I found myself smiling. Now, there's no doubt I'm biased; my dad lives about an hour from Louisville. But above and beyond that, a once a year trek to South Beach for the Miami boat ...

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Your assignment: Help foster change

matt_new-mug2If you're not paying close attention, there is some news in our line-up today that could sneak by you without giving it much of a second thought. But I want to call your attention to it because of the potential that it represents: The Marine Retailers Association of America has created the Young Leaders Advisory Council.

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