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Attendance down for 2019 Northwest Sportshow

he 2019 Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, which closed Sunday, attracted nearly 30,000 attendees eager to kick off spring preparing for the outdoors. Total attendance for 2019 was 29,638, down 8.7 percent from 2018 (32,453). While the spring-like weather Friday and Saturday had an impact on attendance, Thursday and Sunday crowds were heavy and ready to buy, with reports of strong travel ...

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Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow opens today

Celebrating 87 years, the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow opens today at the Minneapolis Convention Center and runs through Sunday, March 24. As the region’s largest outdoors event, there will be hundreds of exhibits featuring the newest products for boating, hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling. This year’s sportshow includes Super Thursday, happening this evening, to attract the weekday business crowds. The promotion offers show ...

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Northwest Sportshow reports increased sales, attendance

The winter boat show closed on Sunday, March 25, as the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow in Minneapolis ended a successful run, reporting an attendance increase of 4 percent – 32,423 attendees – with several exhibitors – from boat dealers to tackle and travel booths – reporting solid sales heading into the Minnesota outdoors season. The annual sportshow not only drew ...

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Minnesota labor officials, dealer celebrate apprenticeship

Representatives from Apprenticeship Minnesota at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry recently helped a suburban Twin Cities dealer design a new outboard motor technician program that will train six new engine apprentices. The new program for outboard technicians at Bloomington-based Dan’s Southside Marine was announced March 23 prior to the start of the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, at the ...

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Northwest Sportshow completes four-day run in Minneapolis

The Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow kicked off spring and closed out the outdoor show season last weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The show, an 86-year tradition in Minnesota, featured 300,000 square feet of exhibit space packed with everything from the newest camping, hunting and fishing gear to new boats and travel booths, plus a host of activities to attract ...

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Weekly 5: Ferretti Group mourns Carlo Riva

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Ferretti Group mourns Carlo Riva Yachting legend Carlo Riva died Monday, Ferretti Group reported. "The Riva shipyards, the Ferretti Group and the entire world of yachting are grieving ...

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