Tag Archives: Top 100

Boating Industry names 2016 Top 100

Boating Industry announced the 2016 Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala December 8 in Orlando. “From the thousands of dealers in North America – and hundreds of nominations – these 100 dealers are the best of the best,” said Boating Industry Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet. “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but ...

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Record turnout expected for 2016 Top 100 gala

Nearly 500 dealers, sponsors and other industry representatives are expected to attend this year's Boating Industry Top 100 gala. The 12th annual gala recognizes the Boating Industry Top 100. The 2016 edition will be Thursday, Dec. 8, in Orlando, Fla., following the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. “From the thousands of dealers in North America – and hundreds of nominations ...

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Clark Marine: Detailed delivery helps educate customers

Any Top 100 dealer knows that you don’t just sell a boat to a customer, hand them the keys and send them on their way. It’s important to have an in-depth delivery process that caters to the needs of the proud new owner. And as we work to attract more new people to boat ownership, closing the skills gap through ...

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M&P Mercury becomes Five Star and Brunswick Master Dealer

M&P Mercury recently completed recertification in the highest tier of the Marine Industry Certified Dealership (MICD) program. In order to achieve the designation of Five Star MICD, M&P Mercury met a set of established criteria that includes 30 standards designed to create continuous improvement across all facets of the dealership, including customer satisfaction, operational quality and business performance and practices. ...

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Women Making Waves: Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith Co-Owner/Vice President, Colorado Boat Center Education: Associate’s degree in Marketing Years in the marine industry: 18 What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned working in the marine industry? Almost all businesses have peaks and valleys, but working and living in a rural area of Colorado, I have come to realize that owning a boat dealership ...

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Women Making Waves: Debbie Parks

Debbie Parks Marketing Director and Buyer, Parks Marina Education: Associate’s Degree in Marketing and Broadcast Journalism Years in the marine industry: 17 Positions held at Parks Marina: I started off in F & I. I had no experience in this, but I am a people person and was willing to learn. I LOVED meeting all the people that bought boats from us. ...

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Women Making Waves: Rallee Chupich

Rallee Chupich Director of Service and Restaurant Operations, Gordy’s Lakefront Marine and Gordy’s Boat House     Education: Master’s of Education, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, Wisconsin certification to teach grades 6-12 Spanish & Geography, Assistant to the Dean of Education; B.A. Degrees in Geography and Spanish, University of California, Santa Barbara Years in the marine industry: My entire life. I ...

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Women Making Waves: Amanda Rodriguez Levandowski

Amanda Rodriguez Levandowski Chief Operating Officer, Sales, Charlotte Ski Boats Education: Business Administration from McColl Business School at Queens University Years in the marine industry: 6 What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned working in the marine industry? I have learned to embrace the journey. Every day is a new opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. ...

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Women Making Waves: Paulee Coughlin Day

Paulee Coughlin Day Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Assistant Secretary, MarineMax, Inc. Education: B.A. – Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; M.B.A. – Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma; J.D. – Indiana University School of Law, magna cum laude Years in the marine industry: 14 What are some of the biggest lessons you have ...

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Women Making Waves: Paula Fulton

Paula Fulton Owner/Vice President, BMC Boats Education: Associate in Arts with a Concentration in Biology from Valencia College; Coastal Navigation Certification; CPR Training. Years in the marine industry: 17 What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned working in the marine industry?  First, I learned that good employees are hard to find, so you have to stretch the ...

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