Trade Associations

NMMA announces changes, cuts amidst COVID-19 crisis

On Wednesday a letter went out to all NMMA members from their president, Frank Hugelmeyer, detailing changes and cuts they have made in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “While unfortunate, these difficult decisions were made to ensure the association is weathered against this global crisis and comes out stronger and more effective on the other side,” said Hugelmeyer. “With these ...

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ORR welcomes new coalition members

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the outdoor recreation business community is coming together to strengthen the entire recreation sector – including thousands of small businesses and millions of workers – during this turbulent time. It is in that sentiment that the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) welcomed two new members to further unify the industry and bolster its collective influence.  By the end of ...

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Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Task Force names members

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Explore Minnesota have named members to the new Outdoor Recreation Task Force. The 20-person task force, which is set to meet via WebEx for the first time on April 28 to begin discussing the state of outdoor recreation in Minnesota, represents a broad swath of outdoor recreation interests in the state. “Engaging this ...

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Sea Tow Foundation opens nominations for North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council

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The Sea Tow Foundation has officially opened nominations for new council members for its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council, with applications accepted through May 1, 2020. Appointees will serve two-year terms beginning June 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022. According to Sea Tow Foundation Executive Director Gail R. Kulp, the North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council serves as an ...

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NMMA compiles answers to COVID-19 webinar questions

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NMMA has compiled a list of answers to questions that were asked during the association’s COVID-19 webinar last Friday. Click here to view the questions and answers. While most of the questions centered on the Paycheck Protection Program, webinar participants also inquired about tax credits, tariffs, outdoor recreation access and more. In case you missed it, a recording of the ...

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Outdoor Industry hosts webinar on thriving in chaotic times

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Webinar: Thriving in Chaotic Times - the Neuroscience Behind Our Distress When: Friday, April 10, 11:00 a.m. (MT) Speaker: Julie Auger, MOD How is our brain perceiving and responding to the current threats? As leaders, what may we do to alleviate these threat responses for our employees and ourselves? This webinar provides a look into how our brain is reacting, ...

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NMMA webinar on stimulus package and boating

The NMMA will be hosting a webinar this Friday on how the $2 trillion stimulus bill recently signed into law by President Trump will help marine businesses during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Click here to register now. The event will feature presentations from Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and legal affairs at NMMA and George Cooper, partner at ...

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NMMA, MRAA pen joint letter in response to COVID-19 pandemic

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas recently joined forces in response to the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe. In the letter, leaders of both organizations call for the recreational boating industry to take action now to prepare for the challenges that come. The statement specifically calls on lenders to offer loan ...

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