Tag Archives: MIASF

NMMA workforce initiative showcased at guidance counselor conference

NMMA launched a workforce branding effort last weekend in Boston by exhibiting at an annual conference targeting school guidance counselors. With an audience of more than 3,600 attendees, the ‘Explore Careers in the Boating Industry’ booth touched more than 1,500 visitors over three days -- touting our industry as a career to be considered by middle and high school students. ...

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MIASF announces yacht service apprenticeship program

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is working with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and Atlantic Technical College (ATC) to establish the State’s first registered Yacht Service Technician Apprenticeship. The two-year program will give apprentices a basic set of shipyard skills to jump start a career in the marine industry. So far, four South Florida shipyards have ...

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MIASF announce new board members, award winners at annual meeting

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) held its annual meeting and awards ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. More than 200 members and guests in Derby-themed attire packed the Preakness Stakes viewing party during cocktail hour before moving to the ballroom for the evening’s dinner and festivities. Steve Shapiro, WSVN 7 NEWS weekday ...

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MIASF names new vice president

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) announced that James Maitland, formerly of Oceanmax International, will take on the newly created vice president role beginning May 15. As national sales director for Oceanmax, worldwide distributors of Propspeed, Maitland supported key distributors throughout the Americas, increasing brand awareness, growing target markets, increasing industry association involvement, and building the U.S.-based technical ...

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Marine Industries Association of South Florida break ground on new habitat for humanity build

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) board members, sponsors, and staff were on hand to break ground for the third time on a new Habit for Humanity home build, this time at A Rick Case Habitat Community in Pompano Beach.  MIASF member companies, High Seas Yacht Service, Boat Owners Warehouse, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, Neptune Boat Lifts, Ward’s ...

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MIASF announces waterway cleanup results

On March 2, more than 1,400 volunteers participated in the 42nd Broward County Waterway Cleanup, the county’s largest and longest-running environmental event. Presented by the Florida Inland Navigation District (F.I.N.D.) and organized by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), the Broward County Waterway Cleanup resulted in the collection of 35 tons of trash and debris from 38 sites ...

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FLIBS signs long-term lease with Bahia Mar

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Informa Exhibitions have signed a 30-year lease extension with the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center to keep the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the property through 2050. The new lease also has two 10-year extension options, allowing for up to 50 years in place. Owned by the MIASF ...

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Bennett Auto Supply, MIASF and Show Management raise $50,000 for Sheridan House Ministries

Justin Bennett, general council for Bennett Auto Supply; Brett Keating, VP of Consumer Marketing for Show Management; and Scott Bennett, senior VP for Bennett Auto Supply present a check for $50,000 to Robert Barnes, president of Sheridan House Family Ministries. The $50,000 donation was made on behalf of Bennett Auto Supply, The Marine Industries Association of South Florida, The Fort ...

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