Weekly 5: Boat builder employee arrested in Georgia crash

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 Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com.


1. Boat builder employee arrested in Georgia crash

An employee of Caravelle Boat Group was arrested after a hit-and-run accident on Georgia’s Lake Blackshear Sunday night.

According to NBC affiliate WALB, Michael Hromalik was arrested after he was found at a nearby landing. His blood alcohol level was reported to be twice the legal limit of 0.8.


2. California legislation would require boating safety course

California’s legislators have approved a bill that would require boaters there to take a safety course and pass an online test before being licensed to boat.

3. Peer-to-peer making a splash

The peer-to-peer boat rental concept is gaining traction and getting noticed, as this article from Knoxville, Tenn., points out.

4. 10 tips to prevent a data breach

Think hackers are only going after big businesses like Target? Think again – small businesses make up almost a third of data breaches.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses offers 10 tips for protecting your small business.

5. A brick-and-mortar retailer’s guide to e-commerce

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about selling your products online. Here’s a guide from small biz owner Jay Goltz about how he decided he was an retailer after all.


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