National Marina Day names sponsors and committees

WARREN, R.I. – The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) has released the names of the sponsors and committee members for its National Marina Day, a nationwide celebration of America’s marinas, scheduled to be observed on Sat., Aug. 9, 2008.

This year’s Marina Day sponsors include Bellingham Marine, BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program, Eaton Marina Power & Lighting, Flagship Marinas, Formex Floats, HydroHoist International, Premier Materials Technology, Shoremaster, ValvTect Marine Fuels, Wells Fargo Insurance, and West Marine as the Official Outfitter and Marina DockAge magazine as the media sponsor.

“This group is crucial to the success of our event,” said Jim Frye, CMM, chair and president of AMI. “We have many returning sponsors this year, proving that sponsors see a benefit from their involvement with National Marina Day and realize the importance of this event for our industry.”

In addition to the above sponsors, AMI appointed the following to its National Marina Day committee, a list that includes the NMD Marina of the Year award recipients from 2007: Michael Shanley (chair); Allison Harpold, Walden Marina, Montgomery, Texas; Bruce Marshall, CMM, Port of Olympia, Olympia, Wash.; Dave Suthard, CMM, North Point Marina, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; Janette Healy, Four Winds Marina, Bokeelia, Fla. (2007 NMD Marina of the Year); Jerry Koncel, Marina Dock Age magazine, Niles, Ill.; Jim Schofield, BoatUS Cooperating Marina Program, Alexandria, Va.; Kathryn Nova, The Ocean Conservancy, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Kim Loyd, Watermark Marina of Wilmington, Wilmington, N.C. (2007 NMD Marina of the Year); Kirby Scheimann, CMM, Marinas International, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Ted Maulpin CMM, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club; Nathalie Grady, Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, Milton, Mass.; Vivian Matuk, California Dept. of Boating and Waterways/CA Coastal Commission, San Francisco, Calif.

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