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Economic Snapshot: ADP employment adds 185,000 jobs in July

Private sector employment has returned to trends we saw earlier this year, with job growth dropping below 200,000 in July. However, this month was a huge improvement for employment in large businesses. ADP employment Private sector employment increased by 185,000 jobs in July, a sharp decline from the 229,000 jobs added in June. Breaking recent trends, large businesses added the ...

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11 time management strategies for boat dealers

It’s prime selling season, I don’t have time. It’s winterization season, I don’t have time. It’s boat show season, I don’t have time. Over and over, it’s the busyness of the boat business that keeps owners, GMs and salespeople from doing those most important of tasks that are not urgent. Maybe you’ve seen this time management quadrants of important and ...

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Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing sets sights on national efforts through partnerships with NMMA, RBFF

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing recently announced partnerships with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Recreating Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF). Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing is an organization founded in 1997 dedicated to attracting more women to sportfishing and to promoting conservation and responsible angling. It is a no-yelling school that helps women become familiar with terminology and the ...

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Nautique launches new G23 and G25 boats

Nautique released the new G23 and G25 towboats on July 17 with an in-person launch party in Austin, Texas, a live webcast and a live Periscope stream. Nautique chose to launch the boats in such a social way, using the hashtag #gamechanger, because they wanted to reach customers all around the world. “In the past, if you weren’t in some ...

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Economic Snapshot: Existing home sales reach eight-year high

It’s hard not to be optimistic about the housing market this week, as we take a look at pre-recession levels of existing home sales and double-digit year-over-year growth for housing starts. Existing home sales Existing home sales increased 3.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million in June. Sales are now at their highest pace since February ...

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Video: Mercury rolls out new sterndrives, engine features

Mercury Marine introduced the latest iterations of its purpose-built sterndrive engines this week, adding two V8s to the line-up. Mercury showed the new 6.2-liter V8 300hp and 350hp engines at a media event in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday morning, followed by testing on Lake Wylie, adding to the product line launched last year with the 4.5-liter V6 purpose-built engine. (See Mercury's ...

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Stingray launches new deck boat models

Stingray Boats unveiled three new outboard-powered deck boats at its 2016 model-year dealer meeting, held on July 12 and 13 at the company’s Hartsville, North Carolina facility. The company welcomed representatives from more than 40 Stingray dealerships plus some new dealer prospects, some traveling from as far as Russia, Germany and Chile. Stingray president Al Fink presented an overview of ...

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Record ICAST show bodes well for marine industry

A record turnout at the 2015 ICAST show, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from July 15 to 17, bodes well for the marine industry, according to manufacturers exhibiting at the event. More than 12,000 dealers, retailers, reps and distributors had pre-registered for the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show, the highest attendance ever in the event’s ...

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