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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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NMMA provides update on COVID-19 stimulus package

With the U.S. Senate passing the nearly $2 trillion economic relief package late last night and the U.S. House of Representatives expected to follow suit this week, NMMA has compiled a breakdown of provisions in the legislation that the association helped secure, along with other requests that were not included. NMMA said it worked closely with Congress and the Trump ...

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Facebook launches $100 million grant program for small businesses

This week, Facebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses affected by coronavirus, according to CNBC. The grants will be available for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. Facebook said it will be accepting applications in the coming weeks. The company said the program can help businesses with rent, operational costs, maintaining workforce and connecting with ...

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MasterCraft joins others in temporary suspension of manufacturing

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. recently provided an update on its business and announced several actions that the company is taking to protect the health and safety of its employees, dealers and communities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 is posing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty for MasterCraft, our industry and the entire global economy,” said Fred Brightbill, CEO and Chairman ...

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At the Helm: A whole new world

By David Gee “Words, he decided, were inadequate at best, impossible at worst. They meant too many things. Or they meant nothing at all.” ― Patricia A. McKillip, In the Forests of Serre. To say the world has changed since the printed edition of Boating Industry went to press a couple of weeks ago is an understatement to the point of ridiculousness. ...

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Marine manufacturers take action against COVID-19

By Adam Quandt Throughout the ever-evolving novel coronavirus outbreak, many marine industry manufacturers are making the decision to temporarily halt production, in an effort to keep employees safe. Last week, Brunswick Corporation announced it was suspending production at certain of its propulsion and boat operations over the next few weeks in response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). A ...

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NATDA to host webinar ‘How to Generate Revenue and Save Time’

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) said it, now more than ever, realizes the importance of education in the modern-day dealership setting. As such, it has partnered with KENECT, a provider of mobile texting software for dealerships, to show dealers how revenue can be generated, time can be saved and your dealership’s brand awareness can be improved in a ...

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COVID-19 and our commitment to you

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At EPG Media & Specialty Information, we are here to support our customers, including our advertisers and readers, as we all navigate through the current challenging global environment. We are continuing to conduct business as usual, or as much as that is possible, providing vital industry information to our readers as planned. Those various means include print, online, enewsletters, digital ...

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NMMA cancels ABC 2020, moving forward with virtual summit

In light of the recent developments surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and in the best interest of the health and safety of its members and attendees, NMMA has canceled the American Boating Congress, scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. from May 12-14, 2020. All registration fees and hotel room deposits reserved through the event blocks will be refunded within ...

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NMMA president: We are ready to help

Yesterday, NMMA President, Frank Hugelmeyer issued a memo to all members of the association regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the communication, NMMA remains committed to helping the entire industry navigate the rapidly developing situation and is proactively engaging the Trump administration and Congress to provide relief to American businesses. Full memo: As a member-owned, member-led association, we want you ...

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