Facebook changes mean more original content, smaller reach

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By Liz Keener
July 15, 2014

Facebook business page users with a firm grasp on their insights have likely noticed a change over the past few months. Facebook has implemented another update, again filtering content that’s delivered to newsfeeds, leading many to see a decrease in their organic (non-paid) reach. “They’ve changed... Read more »

Weekly 5: Chicago boat club sued in fatal accident

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Nicholas Upton
July 15, 2014

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of news, tips and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com.   1. Chicago boat club sued in fatal accident The only known survivor of a May boat fire and sinking on Lake Michigan is suing... Read more »

Economic Snapshot: Fed likely to end stimulus efforts

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By Jonathan Sweet
July 10, 2014

Another light week for economic data as we come out of the holiday stupor. The biggest news, in fact, came out of the minutes from June’s Federal Open Market Committee, where most of the members seem to be in favor of ending the Fed’s bond-buying program by this fall. The move is seen as a sign of... Read more »

Catching up with the RBLC advocacy subcommittee

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By Nicholas Upton
July 10, 2014

Advocacy is a slow moving, confusing process. Jeff Gabriel is the first to admit that. He and the Recreational Boating Leadership Council advocacy subcommittee he co-chairs are looking to give the boating community some more insight into the process. He said advocacy is hugely important to the industry,... Read more »

Weekly 5: Boating fatalities mar holiday weekend

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Nicholas Upton
July 8, 2014

  The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of news, tips and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com.   1. Boating fatalities mar holiday week With a long holiday weekend comes boating in the headlines for all the wrong... Read more »

Lessons from Other Industries: Boot camp transformations

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By Nicholas Upton
July 8, 2014

Transformation is fundamental to stay grounded on the shifting sands of business. To that end, the idea of a boot camp has expanded to nearly every industry. Doctors attend boot camps before working with patients, web developers use them to learn new skills, new fathers learn to be a better parent and... Read more »

From the Archives: Boating safety a dealer’s responsibility

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Nicholas Upton
July 3, 2014

As we head into the busiest boating weekend of the year in the United States, boating safety is sure to be in the headlines again next week. Smart dealers and manufacturers realize it’s part of the industry’s job to make sure boaters get the training they need to be safe on the water. In this 2013... Read more »

Economic Snapshot: No fireworks, but some reason to celebrate

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By Jonathan Sweet
July 3, 2014

With the holiday, a pretty light period for economic news this week, but some positive indicators in employment and housing numbers to give us a boost into the lazy days of summer. ADP: Private employment up 281,000 in June A very nice report from ADP this week, as the company reported that private employers... Read more »

Weekly 5: CBO predicts higher costs due to Renewable Fuel Standard

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Nicholas Upton
July 1, 2014

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of news, tips and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com.   1. CBO predicts higher costs due to Renewable Fuel Standard The marine industry has been at the forefront of efforts to scrap... Read more »

Video: Honda shows off engines at Georgia event

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By Jonathan Sweet
July 1, 2014

Honda Marine recently invited a group of boating journalists to Georgia’s Lake Oconee to try out the company’s full line of engines from 2.3 to 250 hp. Although the company didn’t introduce any new models at the event, the company says there is more coming although details were sparse. Boating... Read more »

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