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7 reasons to attend MDCE 2014

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Boating Industry
November 12, 2014

We’re only a few days away from the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, but there’s still time to make plans to attend. MDCE 2014 is November 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. MDCE is produced by Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.... Read more »

Miami International Boat Show moving to make way for renovations

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Boating Industry
November 12, 2014

The Miami International Boat Show will have a new home for at least two years as the Miami Beach Convention Center is renovated. The show will be hosted outside the Miami Marine stadium for 2016 and 2017, the Miami Herald reported. During the convention center’s renovation, scheduled to start after... Read more »

Real stories by Discover Boating drive real results

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By Brianna Liestman
November 11, 2014

Discover Boating finished its 2014 fiscal year with significantly positive results, thanks to a campaign of content marketing through its documentary series Stories of Discovery, social media efforts, advertising and public relations. The campaign generated 1.2 billion media impressions, a 42 percent... Read more »

Weekly 5: Online ‘Obamacare’ exchanges for small biz kick off this week

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Boating Industry
November 11, 2014

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. Online ‘Obamacare’ exchanges for small biz kick off this week Starting Saturday, small businesses will be able to have... Read more »

Success secrets of the Top 100

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Boating Industry staff
November 10, 2014

For 10 years, the Boating Industry Top 100 has recognized the best boat dealers in North America. From recession to recovery, the industry looks very different than it did a decade ago. Over the years, the Top 100 has changed as well, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the drive dealers have to be... Read more »

From the Archives: Searching for new buyers

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Boating Industry
November 6, 2014

Finding new buyers is job one for boat dealers and others in the industry. Whether its younger buyers, more women or different ethnicities, growing the customer base for boating beyond its traditional audience is more important than ever. In this archive article, Boating Industry takes a look at who... Read more »

Economic Snapshot: Consecutive growth in employment, ISM indexes

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By Brianna Liestman
November 6, 2014

Both the ADP employment report and the ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes are showing consistent growth, despite a small dip for the non-manufacturing index this month. All reports indicate solid expansion for their sectors and for employment as a whole.  ADP employment report Private sector... Read more »

Weekly 5: Discover Boating delivered 1.2 billion impressions in 2014

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Boating Industry
November 4, 2014

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. Discover Boating delivers year-end report Discover Boating delivered more than 1.2 billion consumer impressions and more... Read more »

Q&A with MDCE closing keynote speaker Ryan Estis

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Jonathan Sweet
November 4, 2014

For the first time, this year’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will feature a closing keynote speaker, designed to send you back to your business inspired and ready to use all of the information gathered at the conference. Ryan Estis will deliver this high-energy address, sponsored by the members... Read more »

Economic Snapshot: Consumer confidence reaches pre-recession levels, modest increases in home sales

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By Brianna Liestman
October 30, 2014

July’s consumer confidence index reached pre-recession levels but it would appear October’s reading has surpassed those numbers. Consumers’ confidence is coming back, even amid modest gains in new and pending home sales and a slightly volatile year for gross domestic product. Consumer confidence Consumer... Read more »

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