Trade Associations

Coast Guard Foundation celebrates GivingTuesday

Coast Guard Foundation logo

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that on this GivingTuesday, the organization will inspire generosity by launching a matching gift challenge from GEICO. Supporting its work to assist Coast Guard members and their families, the Foundation will match donations received on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. ...

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Supporting boating safety on GivingTuesday

BoatUS Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday, the annual global movement that encourages people to do good, will again take place on December 1. For boaters wishing to make boating safer and waters cleaner, donating to the BoatUS Foundation’s “B.O.A.T. – Bring On Another Thousand” Giving Tuesday fundraiser helps makes boating better for all recreational boaters. “While we aren’t asking for $1,000 from a single person, we are ...

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ICOMIA 2019 Statistics Book now available

ICOMIA Statistics Book

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has released the latest edition of its Recreational Boating Industry Statistics Book, now available at no charge to NMMA members. The annual ICOMIA Statistics Book provides a wealth of industry intelligence, including key data and analysis from the NMMA and other marine industry associations from around the globe. In this unprecedented year, in ...

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NMMA announces new hire, staff promotions

NMMA announced the hire of Alisdair Martin in the role of vice president of sales and strategy, as well as the promotions of John-Michael Donahue to vice president of North American public affairs and Kelly Kaylor to vice president of North American public relations and corporate communications. Their roles, with a focus on sales, public affairs and communications, are an ...

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Yamaha, Florida trade association bring certification program to Ft. Myers Technical College

As part of a continued effort to develop qualified marine technicians, Yamaha Marine and the Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay (MIA of SWFL&TB) teamed up to help provide the funding and equipment to make it possible for Ft. Myers Technical College (FMTC) to offer Yamaha’s new Maintenance Certification Program (MCP) to students during the 2020/2021 school ...

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Water Sports Foundation appoints Wanda Kenton Smith to communications director

The Water Sports Foundation (WSF) has appointed veteran journalist, marine marketer and publicist Wanda Kenton Smith of Kenton Smith Marketing to head communications and PR for its latest U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Outreach Grant focused on expanding national media coverage and enhancing media relations. Kenton Smith is a 35-plus year, award-winning marine industry professional whose career includes editor of ...

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Michigan Boating Industries Association announces annual award winners

The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) has announced its 2020 recipients for the MBIA Hall of Fame, Ray L. Underwood Lifetime Achievement Award, and Lighthouse Awards. Pete Beauregard, Jr. of Colony Marine Sales and Service in St. Clair Shores and Pontiac, MI has been inducted into the Michigan Boating Industries Association Hall of Fame for the year 2020. Beauregard will be honored ...

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Detroit Boat Show canceled for 2021

Detroit Boat Show logo

The Michigan Boating Industries Association has announced the cancellation of the 63rd annual Detroit Boat Show, which was scheduled to run January 16 - 24, 2021, at The TCF Center, (formerly Cobo Center), in Detroit. A statement from Nicki Polan, Show Manager and Executive Director, was posted on the organization's website. "In response to limiting the spread of the COVID-19 and many ...

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ORR provides breakdown of latest recreation economy data

This week the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the latest ORSA (Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account) data, showing outdoor recreation remained a crucial part of the American economy in 2018 and 2019, generating $788 billion in output in 2019 alone. This is up from $778 billion in 2017 and $742 billion in 2016. This new government data on our sector will bolster our work ensuring recognition of the vast and growing ...

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ABYC opens registration for 12th annual Standards Week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops the safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of recreational boats, announced that registration is now open for its 12th annual Standards Week – Virtual & Extended,  held Jan. 5-28, 2021.  What has usually taken place over a week of day long meetings will be extended to limit the ...

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