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Marine leaders gather for 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford In mid-November, the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT – the premier educational and networking event for leaders across the recreational marine industry – wrapped up in sunny Orlando, Fla. ELEVATE is produced and hosted by Boating Industry and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference, hosted over three days, featured plenty of keynote speakers and Q&A panels. The ...

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NMMA seeks nominations for 2023 Freedman Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. Recipients of the NMMA's Freedman Award are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation.  The following are categories for consideration: Marine aftermarket or OEM manufacturerMarine representativeMember of marine-focused mediaBoat dealerMarine distributorMarine trade association staff person To nominate ...

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At the Helm: The dare to be different

By Adam Quandt It’s time for some truth. The recreational boating industry is one that is often slightly slow to change. Sometimes it’s because the technological advances found in other industries aren’t quite able to operate in a marine environment just yet, other times we simply look at things and say, “that’s how we’ve always done things.” The latter is ...

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Gearing up for the 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford This November, Orlando will play host to ELEVATE SUMMIT, the premier networking event for the recreational marine industry, hosted by Boating Industry magazine and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference is hosted over three days, featuring keynote speakers, Q&A panels, and the prestigious Top 100 award celebration.  In anticipation of ELEVATE SUMMIT 2022, the Boating Industry ...

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Profiles in Leadership: Dave Marlow

By Wanda Kenton Smith One of Dave Marlow’s most memorable childhood boating experiences involved a sinking boat and rescue mission.  He and his brother were enjoying a fun sightseeing adventure in Norfolk Harbor with their grandfather aboard his small 14-foot aluminum jon boat with a Mercury 9.8 outboard to view the big ships. On the return leg, his brother asked ...

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RBFF adds new board members

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced six additions to its Board of Directors. Louis Chemi (Freedom Boat Club), Carly Hysell (Garmin International), Wade Middleton (Careco TV), Bryan Seti (Yamaha Motor Corporation), Shelley Tubaugh (Grady-White Boats) and Kendra Wecker (Ohio Department of Natural Resources) bring more than a century and a half of combined experience in the fishing and ...

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Forging ahead: Honoring women in leadership

By Jamie Stafford In June, we recognize all the women leaving their mark on the industry with our annual Women Making Waves recognition program. These women work hard to create positive change and foster momentum within the marine industry. They come from a variety of backgrounds as well – from dealerships to trade associations to manufacturers, they offer many different ...

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Cox Marine expands leadership team

Cox diesel outboard make US debut

Cox Marine announced four new appointments to its leadership team as the company ramps up production to meet global demand for the CXO300 diesel outboard engine. Deepening the talent and experience in Cox’s team as it brings the 300hp engine from development and launch phase to full-scale manufacturing and marketing, David Gilbert has been appointed as Cox Marine’s new Chief ...

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Boating Industry gears up for power-packed 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

EPG Brand Acceleration in conjunction with Boating Industry Magazine is well underway in planning for its 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT slated November 14-16 at the beautiful Caribe Royale resort in Orlando, FL. “The team at Boating Industry has been working very hard over the past few years to make the ELEVATE SUMMIT a significant leadership event unlike anything our industry has ...

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ELEVATE 2022: Let’s go to Orlando!

By David Gee We have a date for ELEVATE SUMMIT: November 14-16. We have a place, too: The Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. Now all we need is you. And yes, I’ll promise to stop rhyming now. Preparation has been well underway for the fourth Annual Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT, and we are so excited to be thinking about – ...

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