Weekly 5: Boating fatalities mar holiday week

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Christopher Gerber (CGerber@BoatingIndustry.com)
September 3, 2013
Filed under Top Stories, Weekly 5

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. Boating fatalities mar holiday week

Probably to be expected by now, but boating accidents and fatalities dominated the boating headlines over the long holiday weekend. At least 10 people were killed in boating-related accidents heading into Labor Day.

2. Slow economy weighs on Chicago harbors

Despite the economic recovery, Chicago harbors are still running well short of capacity, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

For the city’s 10 harbors, 4,381 of 5,747 total spots are filled, a rate of 76 percent. Most notably, at the new 31st St. Harbor, opened in 2012 but planned before the recession, only 319 of 1,013 spots were filled as of August.

3. Gitomer: Value is the most misused word in sales

Jeffrey Gitomer, our keynote speaker at this year’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, writes on why “value” has become an empty buzzword in sales.

4. 7 leadership lies you need to stop believing

We’re all told a lot of things are true when it comes to business leaders. Here are 7 you need to stop believing, says Entrepreneur.

5. Think of hiring like dating

Still looking for that perfect employee? Start treating the process like dating says HR consultant Suzanne Lucas. Here’s why.

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One Response to “Weekly 5: Boating fatalities mar holiday week”

  1. Bob May on September 4th, 2013 6:45 am

    You will enjoy Jeffery Gitomer. I’ve read his article on Value and shared it with my sales department here at our radio stations. He makes a lot of sense. Bob

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