Michigan Boating Industries Association Announces 2020 Board of Directors Officers Appointed

Commerce Twp., Mich., December 10, 2019 ? At the MBIA Annual Meeting and Recreational Boating Educational Conference on December 5, four marine business people were elected to serve as directors of the Michigan Boating Industries Association, a...

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10.Dec.2019


Asian Carp DNA Spikes - MBIA Applauds DNR for $8M to Stop Asian Carp

The recent eDNA findings in waters near Lake Michigan, have prompted the MI DNR to take action. Last week, Michigan DNR Director Dan Eichinger confirmed the commitment of $8 million in state funds to protect the Great Lakes from the threat of Asian...

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12.Nov.2019


MBIA Participates in Career Quest SE

The MBIA participated in Career Quest SE last week at the Suburban Collection Showplace, bringing awareness to careers in the marine industry to 11,000 high schoolers from SE Michigan. ?The boats on display were a huge hit with the students,? said...

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12.Nov.2019


2020 Dr. Shrink Recycling Run

Dr. Shrink & Bay Area Recycling are making it easy to recycle your shrink wrap covers again this season, and as a bonus, for the past 11 years this program has benefitted charities. The program and offers environmentally friendly options to all...

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04.Nov.2019


Career Days - Volunteers Needed

Help address the critical need in our industry for qualified employees by participating in Career Days at the 2020 Detroit Boat Show. Students and people interested in careers in the boating industry will be invited to come to the show free of...

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09.Oct.2019


Rising Great Lakes Forum - Oct 2, Lansing, MI

The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University invites you to attend the upcoming public policy forum, Water Level Change in the Great Lakes , set for October 2, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in...

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25.Sep.2019


Workforce Development (WD) Update - Great News!

Last week?s WD meeting at Oakland Community College (OCC) in Auburn Hills was well attended by MBIA staff, MBIA members, Educational Institutions, and WD partners from Michigan Works, and Macomb and Oakland Counties. The meeting concluded with two...

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05.Sep.2019


Michigan Waterways Caucus Meeting to Educate Legislators

Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) leaders were in Lansing on September 4 for the Michigan Waterways Caucus meeting and an opportunity to educate legislators on the importance of the boating industry to Michigan. Michigan Department of...

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05.Sep.2019


Full-time Careers in Boating Available

As many of us just sent our kids off to high school, college, the trades, or out into the workforce, I feel it is a great time to share some good news for those who may enjoy working in the boating industry in Michigan. Like many other industries,...

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05.Sep.2019


New Powerboat Registrations Up 1.1 Percent through June

The New Powerboat Registration Report from National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has been updated with data through June. Preliminary data from the report show new powerboat registrations were up 1.1 percent through June on a rolling...

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30.Aug.2019


Sales Tax on the Difference between Michigan and Ohio

It is important for members to understand how STOD works across state lines. The State of Ohio?s trade in law requires that the selling dealer be registered with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ? Watercraft Division as an Ohio Watercraft...

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30.Aug.2019


High water impact won?t deter the Metro Boat Show - The show will go on!

For Immediate Release Contact: Nicki Polan, Executive Director P: 734.261.0123, ext. 4 ? E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Amanda Wendecker, VP of Marketing P: 734.261.0123, ext. 3 ? E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. High water impact won?t deter the Metro Boat Show - The...

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12.Aug.2019


Symposium - "Permits and Processes: Working in Michigan Waters"

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) are hosting a symposium in Grand Rapids on August 28, 2019 that was designed to enhance the knowledge of those who apply for permits...

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31.Jul.2019


RBIEF Sponsors Michigan Teacher to Attend ABYC's Training Conference

A Michigan teacher was sponsored by MBIA?s Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) to attend the American Boat and Yacht Council?s (ABCY) inaugural Educator Training Conference that took place in Annapolis, MD on July 23 rd....

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31.Jul.2019


Focusing on Lake Erie's Algae Problem - Affecting Local Business

The algae bloom that has recently developed in the west end of Lake Erie is growing in size and according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) now has concentrations of Microcystis Cyanobacteria. This is the same toxic...

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30.Jul.2019


Educational Foundation grants $7500 to Scholarship Recipients

Educational Foundation grants $7,500 to scholarship recipients Livonia, Mich., June 24, 2019 - The Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) awarded $7,500 in scholarship funds to 7 students, and one marine industry educator...

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25.Jun.2019


Chris Lessway named Michigan Boating Industries Association?s Membership Manager

Commerce Twp., Mich., June 18, 2019 ? The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) has hired Chris Lessway as their Membership Manager. Lessway will be responsible for membership retention and growth, benefit programs, outreach, and more. He...

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18.Jun.2019


Discover Boating Marketing Efforts at Full Throttle Heading into Summer

Note from the Chairman Joe Lewis, Grow Boating Chairman and Owner of Mt. Dora Boating Center in Mt. Dora, Fla. The Memorial Day season opener is behind us, boating is in full swing. Time to sell, service and do all we can to keep our customers...

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18.Jun.2019


Nearly $14 million awarded to schools statewide

--- PRESS RELEASE --- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 31, 2019 Ted Contact: Camara Lewis 517-930-4928 MDE Contact: Martin Ackley 517-241-4395 Nearly $14 million awarded to schools statewide to create robust talent development and education...

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18.Jun.2019


New Boating and Fishing Laws take effect March 21

New boating and fishing laws take effect March 21 If your leisure-time plans include boating or fishing, recent changes in Michigan?s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) may affect you. Beginning March 21, watercraft users in...

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19.Mar.2019


Shrink wrap Recycling Run 2019 ? Get on Board! It?s the right thing to do and benefits charities

Dr. Shrink & Bay Area Recycling are making it easy to recycle your shrink wrap covers again this season, and as a bonus, for the past 10 years this program has benefitted charities. The program and offers environmentally friendly options to all...

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19.Mar.2019


Clean Marina Classroom Live- Bay Harbor- April 18, ,2019

Clean Marina Classroom Live- Bay Harbor- April 18, 2019

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11.Mar.2019


Clean Marina Classroom Live- GPYC- March 27,2019

Clean Marina Classroom Live- GPYC- March 27, 2019

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11.Mar.2019


News Release: Michigan completes first statewide study of PFAS in water supply

For Immediate Release: February 25, 2019 For More Information: DEQ Media Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 517-284-9278 Michigan completes first statewide study of PFAS in water supply The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today...

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08.Mar.2019


NMMA Reports February Industry Data, new powerboat registrations up 4.2 percent in 2018

NMMA reports February industry data, new powerboat registrations up 4.2 percent in 2018. To view the full article click here.

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06.Mar.2019


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