Tag Archives: Top 100

Top 100 application deadline approaching

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This is the last week to apply for the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100, recognizing the best boat dealers in North America. Applications are due Sep. 21, 2020. Find more information about the program on the Top 100 page. Remember, this year there are two applications: the full in-depth application and the new streamlined application designed to save you time while applying. For ...

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Transparency means a lot

By Adam Quandt Being upfront and open as possible on all fronts can go a long way. This has always been true for both personal and professional situations. However, the need for as much transparency as possible has only been amplified with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From new procedures at the dealership — cleaning, sales appointments, delivery, etc. — to ...

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Boating Industry extends 2020 Top 100 application deadline

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Boating Industry has announced a new extension of the deadline to submit applications for the 2020 Top 100 Dealers program. After speaking with a number of dealerships about the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic, paired with unprecedented busyness beyond the typical selling season, the staff at Boating Industry felt that dealerships should have more time to complete and submit applications ...

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What month is it?

By Jonathan Sweet What a difference a month makes. The last time I wrote a column for the magazine, the topic was the labor shortage. That is hardly at the top of most businesses’ concerns today. (The long-term trend hasn’t changed, of course, so even now we should be thinking about it.) I have been hearing a surprising number of ...

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Pasadena Boat Works helps fight against COVID-19

A Maryland-based, Boating Industry Top 100 boat dealership recently stepped up big in the fight against COVID-19. Pasadena Boat Works' co-owner Rick Levin donated roughly 14,000 specialized N95 respirator masks to the Maryland State Health Department. Levin said he has stored the masks for about four years, donating them to children who are going through chemotherapy for cancer. The masks ...

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Riverside Marine: Family, experience, success

By Adam Quandt Family owned and operated for over 43 years and now in its second generation of ownership, Essex, Maryland’s Riverside Marine defines family-owned and focused business. And with that mindset, the dealership and marina has consistently powered to success. “Riverside is operating a successful profitable business with staying power for a major downturn like it was before the ...

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The 2020 Top 100

By Jonathan Sweet The most important question on the Top 100 application is what dealers have done to get better over the previous years. It’s a recognition that no matter how good a dealership is, it can get better. We’re looking for that constant effort that shows a dedication to continual improvement. At the same time, it’s important that we ...

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Managing the generations

By Jonathan Sweet When people talk about diversity, the first thing that usually comes to mind is ethnic and racial diversity. But the truth is most of us are now facing a workforce that is also diverse when it comes to generational differences. Consider that for some businesses, there are five generations in the workforce: the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, ...

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