Highlights from NMMA Powerboat Registration Report

Highlights from the report include: Nearly all segments were up through August (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: tow boats (up 8.3 percent), cruisers (up 7.9 percent), pontoons (up 7.5 percent) and personal...

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17.Oct.2017


Michigan State Waterways Commission celebrates 70 years

The 70th anniversary of the Michigan State Waterways Program and, in turn, the Michigan State Waterways Commission takes place this year. This governor-appointed body was initially created in 1947 to promote recreational harbor development on...

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17.Oct.2017


3 new certs and 5 re-certs for the MI Clean Marina Program

The Michigan Clean Marina Program is pleased to announce three Michigan marinas have been named as Certified Clean Marinas. They are Fayette State Harbor - Fairbanks Township , East Tawas State Dock - East Tawas , & Pier 1000 Marina - Benton...

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04.Oct.2017


Hot weather and boating market increase attendance and sales at Metro Boat Show

The Metro Boat Show, held September 14-17 at the Lake St. Clair Metropark was deemed a success by producer Michigan Boating Industries Association, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees. The show saw an increase of nearly 1,800 attendees compared to...

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26.Sep.2017


RBEC REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration for the 2017 Recreational Boating Educational Conference is NOW OPEN! This is one you're not going to want to miss, featuring a Quality Service Training by Disney Institute . CLICK HERE to register today!

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25.Sep.2017


MBIA SE members meet with U.S. Congressman Fred Upton

Today, MBIA members from SE Michigan had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Congressman Fred Upton to review the issues important to our industry. The group talked about the need for funding for dredging and infrastructure, control and eradication...

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19.Sep.2017


Consumer Confidence at 16 year high

The Consumer Confidence Index increased in August to 122.9, up from 120.0 in July. The Present Situation Index rose from 145.2 to 151.2 and the Expectations Index increased from 103.0 to 104.0. “Consumer confidence increased in August following a...

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19.Sep.2017


New Form I-9 for your business

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has officially issued a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification-- https://www.uscis.gov/i-9 . Please take a few moments to replace the form you are currently...

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19.Sep.2017


Career Day at the Detroit Boat Show

Help address a critical demand within our industry for qualified employees by providing an educational “check-in” location at your exhibit on Thursday, February 22 nd , 2018 during the Diamond Anniversary of the Detroit Boat Show. We are calling it...

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19.Sep.2017


New Member Program: Bluepay

BluePay offers fast, easy and secure credit card processing solutions to fit every MBIA member’s needs. No matter how you accept payments, BluePay can offer a secure all-in-one integrated payment solution, which is backed by award-winning customer...

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19.Sep.2017


RBEC Registration

This year’s MBIA conference is one you don’t want to miss! The Conference will be held at the Radisson in Lansing on December 6 th & 7 th . We are bringing the Disney Institute which will focus on Disney’s Approach to Quality Service—a $1,400 value...

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19.Sep.2017


Legislative flashback—did you know?

In 2008, MBIA played an instrumental role in discontinuing the need of multiple permits for moving boats to offsite storage areas. This has saved our members time and money in the big picture. MBIA will continue to support legislation that will...

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05.Sep.2017


5,000 or more legislative bill introductions each year

In any given year, our Michigan Senators and Representatives can introduce 5,000 or more bills to be considered for passage into law here in Michigan. In any given year, it is not unusual for hundreds of these bills to have some impact and/or...

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05.Sep.2017


RBIEF closing the gap between employees needed and employees available

The Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) is making waves in the industry. Representatives of the foundation will attend “Career Day” type events with a booth highlighting the foundation, and careers within the Recreational...

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05.Sep.2017


MBIA helping partners with Issue related to 2017 National Electric Code’s Marine & Boatyard section

The 2017 NEC issue pertains to a section that says marinas (boatyards, etc.) must have a 30mA ground protection supplying the marina, in other words very low and likely to cause supply disruptions. Along with that the NFPA panel misinterpreted an...

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22.Aug.2017


Member Benefit Highlight: The Hanover Insurance

The Hanover Insurance Company, an affiliate of Citizens Insurance (“The Hanover”) based right here in Michigan, is the endorsed insurance carrier offering exclusive commercial insurance products to MBIA members for marinas, boat dealers and yacht...

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22.Aug.2017


New member benefit: Hertz

MBIA members receive everyday discounts when renting with Hertz! MBIA has joined the Hertz membership program to bring YOU significant car rental discounts. These discounts include: A 10% Discount on Hertz Daily Member Benefit Rates (car classes A...

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22.Aug.2017


Asian Carp discovered close to Lake Michigan—Taking action

A commercial fisherman pulled a live Asian carp out of the Calumet River last week, just 9 miles away from Lake Michigan. While finding even one Asian carp is alarming, officials say that it does not mean the carp are reproducing near the lake, or...

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27.Jun.2017


Improving Lake Erie’s water quality

The state of Michigan has drafted a plan of action to improve water quality in Lake Erie as well as helping to prevent algal blooms, making it safer for people and aquatic life. The draft plan will be available for public review and comment through...

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27.Jun.2017


Deadline for public comment regarding the proposed new policy, sediment testing for dredging project

The DEQ, Water Resources Division is accepting written comments on a proposed new policy, Sediment Testing for Dredging Projects, through July 28, 2017. The proposed policy identifies when sediment testing is required and how results will be used...

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27.Jun.2017


MBIA debuts new logo to celebrate 60th anniversary

In celebration of 60 years as a leading marine trade group in the country, the Michigan Boating Industries Association is debuting a new, modern logo that aligns with the recent re-branding of the Association-produced boat shows, The Detroit Boat...

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26.Jun.2017


8th Annual Metro Boat Show scheduled for September 14 - 17, at Lake St. Clair Metropark

Mark your calendar - whether you exhibit or attend, the 8 th Annual Metro Boat Show is going to be bigger than ever with all new music line-up, a 3 rd bar location, all new promotions, and lots and lots of boats. More than 10,000 attend this event...

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14.Jun.2017


New Clean Marina Discounts highlighted

New Clean Marina Discounts highlighted The reasons to become a Michigan Clean Marina are many including. Reducing insurance and waste disposal costs Reducing pollution and improving water quality Protecting fish and wildlife habitat Enhancing...

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14.Jun.2017


State announces $3.6 million in available grant funding to target invasive species

Funding proposals for 2017 now are being accepted through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program – a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources,...

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02.Jun.2017


BoatUS Foundation Makes It Easy to Start Your Own Local Life Jacket Loaner Site

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 25, 2017 – Want to be an asset to your community and drum up a little extra foot traffic for your business, marina or boat club? Start your own Life Jacket Loaner site with help from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and...

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02.Jun.2017


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