Tag Archives: Awards

Get to know: ABYC Foundation 2021 Educators of the Year

By Sarah DevlinABYC Content Director The ABYC Foundation, with executive director Margaret Podlich at the helm, remains laser-focused on maintaining a direct connection between the marine industry and the schools and training programs that are educating future marine technicians. Podlich’s bi-weekly newsletter The Network reaches industry folks and educational institutions around the country; the Educator Training Conference brings the two ...

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MMA names 2022 Neptune Award winners

Marine Marketers of America (MMA), the exclusive association for those engaged in marine industry marketing activities, today announced recipients of the 2021 Neptune Awards for marine marketing excellence against the backdrop of the Miami International Boat Show. The award program, now in its 14th year, honors creative concepts, campaigns and initiatives from across all sectors of the marine industry ecosystem. ...

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ABYC hosts virtual annual meeting

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) hosted its virtual annual meeting on the evening of Feb. 8, 2022, with attendees from around the world including Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands, Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, Germany and Switzerland. During the one-hour meeting, ABYC Board Chair Nancy Cueroni joined ABYC President John Adey to discuss updates about the association, announce new ...

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Boating Industry seeks nominations for 2022 40 Under 40

Now in its sixth year, Boating Industry’s 40 Under 40 program will return in early 2022. The editorial staff at Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, Boating Industry receives hundreds of nominations from dealer principals, owners, CEOs and many other various individuals in management ...

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Brunswick recognizes winners of Employee Sustainability Leadership Awards

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Brunswick Corporation recently announced the winners of its inaugural Sustainability Leadership Awards, which celebrate the company's commitment to sustainable, responsible practices by recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused contributions of individuals and teams at Brunswick facilities around the world. The Brunswick Sustainability Leadership Award Program was established in memory of Kevin Grodzki, Brunswick’s longtime ESG champion, who pioneered Brunswick’s ...

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MMTA names Legislator of the Year

Last week State Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth) was named the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) Legislator of the Year. “To be named the MMTA Legislator of the Year means a great deal to me,” said O’Connor. “The MMTA and Executive Director Lyons have been an incredible resource as my colleagues, and I try to find ways to support the marine trades ...

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Freedom Boat Club again named to Top 500 list

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For the sixth consecutive year, Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation and the world’s largest boat club operator, has been recognized on the 2022 Top 500 Franchise List by Entrepreneur Magazine. Of the 500 franchises recognized, Freedom ranked among the top 25% placing third in the recreational business category and 125th overall, increasing its overall ranking by 68 positions compared with 2021. ...

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Judges announced for 2022 Minneapolis Innovation Awards

The NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today the panel of judges set to evaluate product entries for the 2022 Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards. Innovation Award winners will be announced Wednesday, January 19 during the boat show’s “Sneak Peek” evening. The Innovation Awards judges’ committee is comprised of three BWI members who perform product testing throughout the year and have specific ...

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NMMA Canada seeks Hall of Fame nominations

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Nominations are being accepted for the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame through January 10, 2022. Inductees in the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame include those who have, or those who continue to, generate substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. The 2022 NMMA Canada Hall of Fame inductee will be announced at the NMMA Canada State ...

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NMMA issues last call for 2022 Minneapolis Innovation Award entries

The Innovation Awards are returning in-person to the Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show, and the call for entries is open through Friday, Dec. 17. The Innovation Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in four product categories: Aluminum fishing boatsFiberglass fishing boatsPontoon boatsFurnishings — New for 2022 All Innovation Award entrants gain valuable product exposure, including: Innovation Award signage—identifies your product as cutting-edge to the public ...

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