Tag Archives: David Gee

Boating Industry names Centurion and Supreme President Paul Singer 2021 Mover & Shaker of the Year

Boating Industry is pleased and proud to announce the 11th annual Mover & Shaker of the Year Award goes to Paul Singer, President, Centurion and Supreme.  The award recognizes innovative leaders and pioneers in the recreational boating industry who are not only endeavoring to grow and improve their own companies, but indeed make the entire industry better. “I’m actually at a ...

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At the helm: Pulling together

By David Gee “Good and kind people outnumber all others by thousands to one.” Stephen Jay Gould, an American paleontologist and evolutionary biologist wrote that in a New York Times essay after 9/11. I was reminded of his words, and so many other things associated with that day and event, when we spent Labor Day weekend in New York City. ...

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Full speed ahead for shows and special events

David Gee Boating Industry

By David Gee Recently I have turned from a golf fan, into a bit of a fanatic. For most of my adult life, golfing just interfered with slalom sets and wake surfing. I figured any time I could be on the golf course, I could also be on our boat, and I preferred the latter to the former. I certainly ...

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At the helm: Killing it with kindness

By David Gee Excellent customer service is your best marketing tactic. A best-selling author and keynote speaker made that statement, and I am in total agreement. More on that in a minute. It was my birthday recently, and my wife and I decided to celebrate with a road trip, using points to stay at a couple of different Marriott properties. ...

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Pandemic +1: Where are we now?

By David Gee and Adam Quandt Global pandemic. Do you remember when you first heard those words? When dealerships closed their doors and production lines shut down did memories of ’07 and ’08 come flooding back like a bad dream? Did you wonder where this was all headed? Well, we may still be wondering that today, but at least the ...

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No charts? No problem.

By David Gee We continue our look at new boating apps and platforms. For this latest Q&A, we speak with Wavve Boating Founder and CEO Adam Allore. Boating Industry: Tell us about your day job, previous career, and boating background. Adam Allore: Wavve Boating is my day job! I work with a fine team with a mission to make boating ...

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Putting the “I” in ICAST

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By David Gee I came, I saw, I cast. Literally. Thousands of people recently descended upon the Orlando Convention Center for ICAST 2021, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. It’s the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel, and helps to drive recreational fishing sales. And sales are up, way up, and that’s no fish story. ...

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Economist Elliot Eisenberg signed as opening keynote for the 2021 Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT conference

Elliot Eisenberg at ELEVATE

Economist and columnist Dr. Elliot Eisenberg will once again kick off the first full day of the 2021 Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT. For those of you who attended the inaugural ELEVATE in Orlando, or the virtual version in 2020, you know you will be educated and entertained as he presents on macroeconomic conditions such as GDP growth, interest rates, unemployment, inflation, consumer ...

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At the Helm: A unique Independence Day

By David Gee As I write this, I am staring at a bunch of boats bobbing in the sunshine at King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach, California. Big deal, you might say. Well, it is kind of a big deal. For me anyway! Because I don’t live in L.A., or California, or on the west coast, and I traveled on ...

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