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Do your customers see you thriving – or just surviving?

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By Mark Overbye I recently called a service business and was greeted by a gruff “Hello.” This was followed by, “Hang on,” when they paged the right person. Their harsh and uninviting tone was hardly the recipe for building a relationship. They didn’t know me; I was simply a first-time caller inquiring about their services. This presents the proverbial fork in the ...

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Anthem Marine awarded another design patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Anthem Marine patent #11,148,758 for its new boat design. The patent protects Anthem's concept where the open layout of a pontoon is combined with a ballasted surf boat. In a company press release, Anthem said it believes its design blends the best features of a pontoon with the performance of a wake ...

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Anthem Marine awarded patent for ballast system

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Anthem Marine patent #11110996 for its innovative ballast system for wake sports boats. The system eliminates pumps, complex plumbing and power issues, filling or draining in about three minutes. Further, it quickly drains dry to prevent the transport of invasive species. Anthem says its V3 Ballast System vastly improves the user experience ...

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Anthem Marine works on aquatic hitchhikers solution

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Anthem Marine has been working on ballast issues in the process of trying to crack the code on curbing the transport of invasive species by watersports boats. Anthem’s V3 Ballast System features openings on the boat bottom permitting filling and draining in minutes. Without any valves or seals on the boat bottom vents, the ballast system fully drains and promotes ...

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Pontoons at play

By David Gee When Ambrose Weeres, a rural Minnesota farmer and grain mill owner strapped a plywood sheet to two columns of 55-gallon steel drums to create the first pontoon boat in 1951, the idea was a relatively simple one. “I worked on it and designed the tubes, then a raft, and kept going until I had a boat,” explained ...

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Anthem Marine straddles pontoons and surf boats with new Karma 23

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Anthem Marine announces the introduction of its new Karma 23, targeting water sports enthusiasts searching for the comfort of a pontoon combined with the performance of a surf boat. "We've built these boats with the latest technologies and best features to create something unique," said Anthem CEO Mark Overbye.  "Despite a pandemic and uncertainties, we’re committed to helping people have ...

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My chicken just got burned and here’s what I’m doing about it

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By Mark Overbye An airline I recently flew on "burned my chicken on both sides." Not literally, but figuratively. I may or may not get over it. And here's what I am going to do about it. First, the backstory. Two travel vouchers worth $200 each expired one day before I got to use them. Incredulous, both a supervisor and then a ...

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How to avoid being on the “Most Hated Business” list

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By Mark Overbye Try this right now. Whether on your computer keyboard or an imaginary one, type the word, “typewriter.” Notice the letters are all on the top line? This isn’t a coincidence, it’s intentional. In 1873 E. Remington and Sons acquired the manufacturing rights to a new invention called the typewriter.  As the story goes, Remington’s engineers altered the final keyboard to ...

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Linda has a lesson for you

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By Mark Overbye Have you ever received an email trying to sell you Linda Ronstadt music? Me neither. Do Linda Ronstadt ads follow you around the internet? Didn’t think so. How about being asked to subscribe to Linda Ronstadt’s website or online store? No again. While on a recent flight to attend a west coast dealer meeting, I watched a ...

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If you want sales success just do this one thing

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By Mark Overbye We need a table, but not just any table, for our new boat brand soon to be in production. My wife’s an awesome cook and the prospect of her preparing food on the seat or the gunnel when boating with friends and family isn’t right. You’ve seen it too. Holding a drink between your legs while juggling ...

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