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Industry donations support RBFF’s Vamos A Pescar Education Fund

As part of its continual commitment to democratize the boating experience, Brunswick Corporation has made a sizeable donation to the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The donation will help expand fishing and boating access to Hispanic communities who have traditionally been underrepresented in these activities. “We’re grateful for Brunswick’s support of the Education Fund’s mission,” said Rachel ...

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MarineMax recognized for online sales during SEA Awards

MarineMax announced receiving a Sitecore Experience Award (SEA) honorable mention in the 'Phy-gital' category for its work with Sagepath, a digital marketing and technology company. SEA selected the entry from more than 140 submissions, recognizing MarineMax's Exclusive Sales Event - Online Experience. "We have some of the most innovative customers and partners in the world leveraging our platform to implement digital-first strategies that ...

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Southern Marinas acquires Millstone Resort and Marina

Southern Marinas Holdings II, LLC, a partnership between a Denver-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, LLC, recently announced the purchase of Millstone Resort and Marina located on Lake of the Ozarks in Gravois Mills, Missouri. Situated in the heart of Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks is one of the state’s premier vacation destinations. Millstone Marina is the largest and ...

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Brunswick Corp. again named to Forbes World’s Best Employers list

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For the second consecutive year, Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) has been named by Forbes and Statista to the 2021 list of World’s Best Employers. Thousands of global companies were surveyed for this honor and Brunswick was ranked in the top 15% of all organizations (No. 116 of 750 organizations selected), and in the top 10 companies in the world within the Engineering ...

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ELEVATE agenda gets exciting new addition

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2021

The Boating Industry ELEVATE team is excited to announce that Info-Link founder and managing director Jack Ellis is just the latest addition to an already power packed line-up comprised of some of the biggest names in the recreational boating industry. The ELEVATE Summit conference is November 8-10 at the downtown Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Ellis, a lifelong boater, started Miami-based ...

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Discover Boating launches second episode of five-part digital video series

Discover Boating launched its second episode in the new five-part digital video series ‘Boating Basics: Pro Tips’ powered by Progressive, to support ongoing efforts around boater engagement and education. The latest episode in the series, “9 Easy Steps to Launching Your Boat,” focuses on best practices for launching a boat, which can be an exciting, yet intimidating process for new ...

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Bass Cat fills the boat with school supplies

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft Boats focused on a season of serving this fall with collecting school supplies and doing a lake clean up. Team members came up with “Fill the Boat with School Supplies” campaign. Over 200 pounds of supplies were donated. People brought in paper, pens, pencils, folders, notebooks, calculators, erasers, glue, crayons, colored pencils, back packs, and more. These ...

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Registration is open for ABYC/USCG Risk Mitigation Conference

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Registration is open for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification to be held virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 9. The first in a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats, this first conference will focus on the transition to ...

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Outdoor industry works to gather industry information on workforce development and other issues

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) – of which NMMA is a founding member – has been working in collaboration with the Outdoor Industry Association and Oregon State University's Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy on a survey to gather information about industry needs for workforce development and diversity, equity, and inclusion advancement. The voluntary Workforce Assessment Survey is seeking participation from leadership ...

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Maryland establishes Office of Outdoor Recreation

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the state is establishing an office of outdoor recreation (OREC) and has hired the first Executive Director, DNR veteran J. Daryl Anthony.  In an industry letter spearhead by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), signed by dozens of outdoor recreation business and associations including the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the industry expressed great appreciate to the governor ...

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