Marine Trades Association of New Jersey elects 2017-2018 officers and directors, presents sponsor awards

On Apr. 6, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey held its Annual Dinner & Elections at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake and elected its 2017-2018 officers and directors. Jim Cerruti of Fair Haven Yacht Works in Fair Haven will begin his term as president of the association. Ed McCarthy of McCarthy’s Marine Sales …
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Wisconsin Marine Association announces new president

The Wisconsin Marine Association announced that Michelle Shrider of Bayfield, Wis, will be officially taking the helm as president of the organization on March 14, 2017. Jon Kukuk from Marinette Wis, the outgoing president, has led the WMA since its inception in 2008. Shrider and Kukuk were both founding members of the organization and have …
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Northwest Marine Trade Association announces third annual career fair

The Northwest Marine Trade Association is organizing a career fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at the Seattle Boat Show featuring more than 30 local marine-related businesses with about 400 full-time positions, plus many seasonal ones. Attendees at the Career Fair will be given free admittance to the boat show …
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Northwest Marine Trade Association announces Grow Boating grants for 2017

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) announceda grant program for non-profits seeking assistance in promoting boating in the region. The grants are being awarded through the NMTA’s Grow Boating program whose mission is to increase the number of boaters and encourage current boaters to boat more often. Since 2003, NMTA has spent more than $ 1.5 …
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Marine Trades Association of Maryland hires new workforce program manager

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland announced Friday the appointment of Lauri A. Petroy to head the organization’s workforce development initiative. The program manager position is responsible for the development of a comprehensive marketing and outreach campaign to increase awareness of viable career pathways in the marine industry, the recruitment of new and experienced workers …
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Association of Marina Industries and Marine Association of Texas form membership alliance

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) welcomes the Marina Association of Texas (MAT) as its newest membership alliance. Now all MAT marina members are automatically AMI members as a part of their MAT membership. This means MAT members will now have access to all AMI services, products and benefits in addition to those they already …
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Northwest Marine Trade Association Career Fair grew in 2016

SEATTLE –The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) held its second annual Career Fair at the Seattle Boat Show on Monday, Feb. 1, with twice as many exhibitors signed up to participate, looking to fill 250 openings, and three times the number of job-seekers attended as compared to last year. New boat sales in Washington state […]
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American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association distributes nationwide survey, conference session on marine industry workforce

NEWPORT, R.I. — The American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) has taken the lead on defining the U.S. marine industry’s workforce needs, challenges and solutions with a nationwide survey and a follow-up working session with experts, to be held at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in mid-September in Louisville (KY). The survey will […]
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Florida Yachts Brokers Association aims to boost marine economy through legislative change

The Florida Yacht Brokers Association and attorneys and lobbyists with Becker & Poliakoff are engaging in an industry effort to amend current legislation hindering the sale of foreign-flagged yachts in the U.S. Under Title 19 CFR § 4.94, foreign-flagged boats can obtain a cruising license in the U.S., with the caveat that the vessel is […]
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National Marine Manufacturers Association endorses Gevo’s biobutanol in marine applications

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today endorsed Gevo, Inc.’s (Nasdaq:GEVO) use of its renewable biobutanol (also known as isobutanol) by the marine industry as an effective, less damaging, more suitable biofuel alternative than ethanol for powering various types of marine and recreational boat engines. Engine manufacturers from across the recreational boating […]
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