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Webinar: How to reopen retail safely

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From the Inside Out: Transitioning Retail Experiences to Keep Shoppers Safe When: Tuesday, May 26, 11:00 a.m. (MT) Speaker: Chris Hogue, LiveArea Influenced by evolving safety procedures and changing attitudes about in-store experiences, smart retailers are looking at new ways to engage customers. The trick will be to help shoppers get in and out quickly – or help them to ...

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Newport International Boat Show teams with C. Thomas Clagett Regatta

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Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is the official Charitable Partner of the 2020 boat show. “Each year, we select a non-profit organization that is associated with boating as a part of our annual giving program,” said Nancy Piffard, show director of Newport Exhibition ...

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Zhik foul weather gear provides some COVID-19 protection

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With many sailors, yacht crews and marine businesses looking at getting back on the water safely, there is some Zhik foul weather gear that offers some facial protection too. Originally designed to give facial protection from extreme ocean spray, the Hydrovison Adaptive Hood features a removable rigid face visor. Anti-fogging and made from a clear rigid plastic, the visor gives ...

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ABC event materials now online

ABC 2020 wraps

With a record-breaking number of attendees, excellent lineup of speakers and discussions, and one of the highest levels of grassroots engagement, the virtual 2020 American Boating Congress has been deemed a success by NMMA and its partners. To ensure all industry stakeholders have access to ABC 2020 materials, NMMA has posted the items on its website. All ABC 2020 resources, ...

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Ritchie Navigation re-opens

Ritchie Navigation, the world's largest and oldest manufacturer of magnetic compasses, reopened on May 18 after a forced COVID-19 closure mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Due to proactive measures taken prior to the hiatus, the company is back up and running with renewed vigor and at full speed. "During the closure, we received compasses in need of maintenance or ...

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Priority One and MOTOTV bring exclusive partner content to dealers

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Priority One Financial Services recently launched a customizable in-store television network through a partnership with MOTOTV. Priority One and MOTOTV dealers will have access to animated advertisements that educate customers on just how easy the financing process can be when purchasing a boat or RV. "MOTOTV promotes important brand and product information to customers on TVs at point-of-sale in a ...

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Coast Guard Foundation announces virtual Run to Remember

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced its annual Run to Remember will be held virtually on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. Each year the Coast Guard Foundation Run to Remember brings together thousands of people to acknowledge those who have made the ultimate sacrifice ...

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Freedom Boat Club assigns new GM

Mark Vickers of Freedom Boat Club

Freedom Boat Club of Jacksonville and St. Augustine has promoted Mark Vickers to the new position of general manager for its three local boating clubs. Vickers was a member for five years before joining Freedom Boat Club as a membership executive in January of 2020. Vickers will be managing the Julington Creek, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine locations to ensure ...

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GOST names new Global Sales Manager

GOST(Global Ocean Security Technologies), announced that Sean Ryan has been promoted to the role of Global Sales Manager. Ryan’s responsibilities include guiding the sales and marketing teams to execute GOST’s long-term strategies to generate new partnerships, while continuing to service existing customers for a more fluid and efficient client experience, both in the U.S. and abroad. “Sean joined GOST and ...

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