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The Landing School hires new VP of finance

The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, has welcomed Kate Baldwin, a 20+ year veteran of the financial industry, as its new Vice-President of Finance. Hired on February 1, Kate has already had a positive impact on the team within her first month. Prior to joining The Landing School, Kate worked with Stone Coast Fund Services in Portland, Maine, and is a ...

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The Landing School boosts student career possibilities with video

In an effort to further boost its students’ endeavors to launch their careers when they graduate, The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, has dedicated a section of its website to videos and resumes showcasing its student body. The Student Resume pages include short clips of each participating student discussing their ideal job and their experience, with a resume available under ...

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MRAA launches Training ‘N’ Tactics educational series

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that it will launch a new monthly educational series, Training ‘N’ Tactics (or “TNT” for short), to provide training and foster team development for member dealers. “This new monthly series is designed as a turnkey way for members to introduce a training curriculum in their dealerships,” said Matt Gruhn, MRAA President. “Our ...

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Virtual AMI Conference allows new opportunities

By Adam Quandt The show must go on. Much like nearly every other association in the boating industry, the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) was faced with a tough decision in its annual AMI Conference & Expo (formerly known as the International Marina and Boatyard Conference and Expo, or IMBC). As the global pandemic continues, AMI made the decision to ...

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NMRA announces 2021 marine trades scholarship


The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a career in the marine trades. High school seniors, and college and vocational students are encouraged to apply. The application is at bit.ly/2021-NMRA-Scholarship and must be received by April 1, 2021. "We've awarded students working towards a wide range of careers including boatbuilding, marine ...

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ABYC SUR/TECH Conference supports continuing education needs

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is hosting SUR/TECH, a virtual training event, Jan. 6-7, 2021, dedicated to providing continuing education for marine surveyors, technicians and other marine professionals. “With technical training events canceled around the world, ABYC reached out to industry leaders and top educators to support marine industry professionals in their continuing education needs,” said Kevin Scullen, ABYC ...

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IBEX issues call for 2021 proposals

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The IBEX 2021 Call for Proposals is now open, and the annual conference is seeking input from the industry on technical seminars, special sessions, and exhibitor-hosted Tech Talks. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2021. Things to keep in mind for session topic considerations: IBEX does not allow product or service promotion in the technical seminars. You are invited to submit a topic ...

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Massachusetts Marine Trades Association to host 2021 webinar series

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced it will host a Business of Boating (BOB) webinar series from January to April of 2021. The MMTA has decided to transition from their normal in person Business of Boating conference to a remote BOB webinar series for 2021.  The webinar series will allow the MMTA to provide their members with educational opportunities ...

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The Landing School readies for second virtual event

The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, has scheduled a second in its series of Virtual Events designed to showcase builders and designers with a strong connection to the school. The next tour and live discussion is INSIDE FRENCH & WEBB on November 17, 2020, at 4:00 (Eastern). All Virtual Events are free and available online for those who cannot attend the live webinar. For ...

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AMI adds online marina management course

The Association of Marina Industries Training Institute has added an online Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course to our fall schedule. The IMM is the training institute’s most popular course, which focuses on marina operations, policies and procedures. The online course begins November 11, 2020 and runs through December 10, 2020, holding two classes per week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from ...

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